Stardock is pleased to announce the release of SkinStudio 6.2. SkinStudio is an application that allows you to design custom visual styles for
Windows Vista and Windows XP. These visual styles (skins) can then be
WindowBlinds. When creating a new skin you can change the complete
look of Windows by changing the start button, taskbar, buttons, titlebars, and
pretty much everything in between.
This update includes several major feature updates.
- WindowBlinds Layer Support. The WindowBlinds
layer system allows a skin author to provide multiple layers for a given
section of a skin. This also includes layer support for per-pixel
borders and glyphs. This opens up a whole new level of creativity for
- Skin Color Feature. This feature allows Pro users
to recolor a skin, or a specific sub-style by using the HSL sliders that is
similar to coloring skins in WindowBlinds. This will make it even
easier to create sub-styles of varying colors.
- Animated "Please Wait" Support. The Please Wait
screen has always been a static image, now it's possible to create an
animation that can be seen while the Wait screen appears.
- NWA File Support. NWA files are a way to reduce
the size of animations that are used in WindowBlinds skins. These can
be used on Start Menu and "Please Wait" animations and can help save
considerable memory and hard drive space. SKS 6.2 also includes a tool
to create NWA files from vertical .png/.tga image strips.
SkinStudio 6.2 is available as a
download. SkinStudio is also available in a Pro version which adds a
start-menu animation builder, sub-style syncing, code editor, and more.
SkinStudio 6 Pro is also part of the
Object Desktop Ultimate
available stand-alone for $19.95 and $29.95 which includes WindowBlinds.
Example of a shine layer over a texture layer
Skin recolor feature