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DIY custom skins for clear backed cases

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  1. sir charles
    Froyo Mar 14, 2015

    sir charles , Mar 14, 2015 :
    This is a little tutorial I made for people with clear backed cases such as the orzly fuzion or ringke fuzion. Here's how to make a custom skin that you can put between your OPO and your case for a little personalization.

    But first, credits to @Basspixel for the template.
    Link to his thread https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/design-oneplus-one-phone-mockup.20754/

    And credits to @mahvi for the original custom case thread.
    Link here https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/easy-diy-custom-case-updated-template-designs.69993/
    Check em out.

    Now onto the tutorial:

    **edit**
    If you go down a few posts you'll see pre-transparent templates, basically steps 2-8 done for you. So just download the templates from your OPO browser and then do steps 1, 9-12. It's so much simpler.
    But if the templates happen to come up non-transparent then you can follow this tut as a backup.

    1. Download "image editor" in the play store (great app and it has layers!)

    2. Download Basspixel's template (link in his thread)

    3. Open the template in image editor app

    4. Tap image to get secondary options

    5. Tap trashcan icon> erase area
    --erase area mode-- If the white section does not erase tap it so it does, make sure scissor icon is underlined, click pencil icon> change transparency to 100% and tap "new color". Then while still in erase mode, on the bottom change tolerance to 80%. Done, tap check mark on top left. (You can repeat this step to make anything transparent, such as the "A" and "O" in the cyanogen logo. Just make sure to zoom in beforehand and you can only erase one area at a time)

    6. At this point you decide if you want the 1+ or cyanogen logos, but I recommend saving now.
    **you can save at any point by tapping the check mark or tap outside of the work space, now you are at the main options, from here tap the floppy disc icon> save> gallery. Note: while on this main options mode you can tap the 3 dot icon and undo or redo any actions. Tap the template/workspace to get back to editing.

    7. If you decide to remove the logos you can use "erase" in the trashcan menu and just wipe it away. Two finger zoom in to make it more precise. If you make a mistake tap the 3 dot menu and undo or reset. Once you remove your logo(s) hit the check mark.

    8. I recommend saving again(do not use quick save). Now you'll have two files saved, one with logos and one without.

    9. Once the template is transparent and to your liking, go to the main options and tap the "+" icon> image> paste from file> and add a pic of your choosing.

    10. The image is in its own layer, you can tap the trashcan icon and "delete" this pic/layer and add a different pic whenever. Now rotate or resize the image until it fits the template by tapping the scissor icon and use rotate, resize, or adjust. Mess around until you're happy with it.
    **You can pan around and zoom by using two fingers or move the layers around by using one finger.

    11. Once your image is the right size, tap the 3 dot menu> order> send to back, now you can position your image how you want it behind the template (be sure to have the right layer selected on the bottom, if layers are not showing go to main options and tap 3 dot> check show layers)

    12. All done! Go to top menu and save your file, it is now on your phone and ready to print! Make sure to adjust scale when printing.

    Note: "Save" makes a new file, "quick save" overwrites your current work.

    Note: After saving you can tap the image layer, delete it, then repeat steps 9-12 to make a new printout with a new image.

    Note: The saved templates will remain transparent so you can reopen them whenever you want but files saved at step 12 become merged into a single layer image(this is why you should save the template at steps 6 and 8)

    Sorry if this is a little long to read, I wanted to make it as easy as possible for anyone to follow. Also you should explore the image editor app, there is so much more you can do that I didn't explain.

    Also sorry for the sloppy post, written on my OPO.

    Feel free to post your custom printouts/skins here and in mahvi's thread for other people to download.
    Have fun and happy DIY-ing everyone!
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2015

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  2. sir charles
    Froyo Mar 14, 2015

    sir charles , Mar 14, 2015 :
    If you didn't notice, this is all done on your OPO or android device. If you have a computer, then figure it out! It's pretty much the same!

    Also I have no rights to any images etc. that will be posted here.
     

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  3. aakashjhaveri
    Lollipop Mar 14, 2015


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  4. sir charles
    Froyo Mar 14, 2015

    sir charles , Mar 14, 2015 :
    This is meant to go between your phone and the case, I suppose you can print it out onto sticker paper but that was not my intention. Look up a video review of the ringke OPO case and you'll see what I mean.
     

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  5. sir charles
    Froyo Mar 14, 2015

    sir charles , Mar 14, 2015 :
    Or actually just click the link to @mahvi 's thread. There's more info there
     

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  6. sir charles
    Froyo Mar 14, 2015

    sir charles , Mar 14, 2015 :
    Here's some different templates that are already transparent, these should open up in the image editor app and you can use them to skip to step 9 and just put your image behind them. Layer 2.png BN7ODo3_2_2_2.png BN7ODo3_2_2.png BN7ODo3.png
     
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  7. sir charles
    Froyo Mar 14, 2015


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  8. sir charles
    Froyo Mar 14, 2015

    sir charles , Mar 14, 2015 :
    Some anime templates I've done.
    My favorites from bakemonogatari, tengen toppan gurren laggan, kill la kill, and no game no life.

    All images used were found with Google, I have no rights to them, all I did was fit them to the template. It's easy, so make your own and share!

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  9. Miaozilla
    Donut Apr 9, 2015


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  10. sir charles
    Froyo Apr 15, 2015

    sir charles , Apr 15, 2015 :
    @Miaozilla In the image editor app just use the selection tool to cut the logos and move them to a new layer, you can then use the paint tool to change them to whatever color you'd like without affecting anything else. Easy peasy.
    Make sure to post your own templates for others!
     

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  11. Deactivated User
    Apr 17, 2015


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  12. Swaglord12345
    Cupcake Jul 10, 2015

    Swaglord12345 , Jul 10, 2015 :
    Hello, so this thread really really appeals to me since I want to design my personal skin but the instructions are a bit foggy. Can you please make a video detailing what and how to do it. If not then can someone please help me design my skin ??
     

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  13. dorislian
    Cupcake Jul 15, 2015

    dorislian , Jul 15, 2015 :
    so lovely you are, i think i'll choose crystal rhinestone for backed case decoration,which is shinning
     

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  14. dorislian
    Cupcake Jul 15, 2015


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  15. sir charles
    Froyo Jul 31, 2015

    sir charles , Jul 31, 2015 :
    Follow the steps its not hard at all. If you learn how to use the 'image editor' app, you'll understand it all.

    1. Download 'image editor' in play store.
    2. Download the plain white templates in post 6.
    3. Open one of the templates using the app.
    4. Add your own picture and move it to the back layer.
     

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  16. Swaglord12345
    Cupcake Aug 15, 2015

    Swaglord12345 , Aug 15, 2015 :
    Thank you. But how do I print ?????
     

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  17. Bon Johnham
    Donut Dec 12, 2016


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