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Windowblind-Skinstudio Tut by mrrste Windowblind-Skinstudio Tut by mrrste
I've finally finished it. The very FIRST Windowblinds/Skinstudio Video Tutorial :-) If you have ever wanted to make, mod or create your own windowblind skin, now you can cause i show you exactly how too in 43 flash video tutorials.
I have even supplied theme resources so you can do exactly what i do. I know not everyone will want to create or the skin ive chose, but this is the best way to show you how to use skinstudio wether your working with your own creation and resources, or actually porting a skin.

Due the the file size of 511mb (split into 6 parts), hosting needed and bandwidth, DA and in particular Abe-X (Gallery Director), has kindly let me host this on my website and will also be overlooking it's welfare. So to DA for making me an exception and to abe-x for his support, i want to thank you :)

So quit waiting around and come to [link] the home of the only wb tutorial ;) Registration is totally open

All i ask is if you have never made a skin in your life, and u then manage too, is to let me know that i helped as this was A LOT of work and i want to know its done its job :D
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If you've ever wanted to learn how to create a stunning Windowblinds theme, look no further than the Windowblind-Skinstudio Tut by *mrrste. This video tutorial is simple and comprehensive and will help kick-start your WB skinning career. Thanks to *mrrste for taking the time to create this for our community! ( Featured by abhimanyughoshal )

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Mazaar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
ur site is in Asian language, bro. How am I supposed to learn anything here, when the language is Asian?
orionseesall76 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this.  
Every resource I could find was either a poor resolution, blurry, crap video, or foreign.  
Thanks a million!
ace997 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Your website is bogus.  Stop wasting people's time.
Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Same as Muupii: Link is bad dude.
Muupii Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
The link isn't working :( Or it is but it keeps taking me to this Japanese website that I can't understand. Help please?
Muupii Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Can you just give us the direct link to the video?
Ja0s Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Entro en la pagina y me aparece esto
"No matching results
You seem to have found a mis-linked page or search query with no matching results. Please trying your search again. If you feel that you should be staring at something a little more concrete, feel free to email the author of this site or browse the archives." ?
jonhutty Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Hi guys were can i get this tutorial from has the hollywood gui link is not working it says no matching results. I have been wanting to design my own skins for sometime now but have been unable to find a full tutorial on the matter for windows blinds and skin studio. This would of been perfect, if you guys have another link so i can download this video tutorial it would be very much appreciated thanks.
teradatum Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have got to thank you for posting this. I have been forever lookin' for precisely this! Thanks again.
DoctorV23 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Hello again `mrrste. I have registered twice at HollywoodGUI -
in both cases I immediately received the automatic e-mail ('Before you can login and start using the forum, your request will be reviewed and approved. When this happens, you will receive another email from this address.')
The problem is I've never gotten the second e-mail.
-hope you can help...
MallyMcG Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Sadly, when I click the link above, all that's on the page is, "Fatal error: Cannot redeclare corelibrarieshandler() (previously declared in /web/sites/guiwood/ in /web/sites/guiwood/ on line 11".
pearljoville Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Where's you get the background (or if that's what you call it)?
icebabee Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Hi mrrste! I would really love to download your skin studio video there any possible way that you could e-mail it to me PLEASE? I love your work and coming up with a video was totally brilliant. It gives people like me the chance to create themes and understand what to do.......instead of feeling like you are reading a foreign language! Thanks so much........and I would appreciate, no .....I would be honored to have your video...........:)
thiago-assad Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
very good
DoctorV23 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
I never got any response. Should I register again?
diva42 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I see I'm not the only sucker clicking to join that site a year ago and still no one is able to join leads me to believe your getting paid for clicks and the rest of us suckers are just wasting our time.

Funny aren't you
mrrste Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
An interesting "logic". I'm sure the 3,600 members would disagree no-one could join. Would be handy to be paid for clicks but that only works for ad's, not sites, but I'm sure you knew that already.

I would usually be more courteous in a reply but I'll just treat it for what it deserves.
DoctorV23 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Hi,`mrrste, I've also registered a week ago - hope to be able to access the site and check out your tutorial :-)
RivenRoth740 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student General Artist
i was waiting for somethin like this
S-u-P-R-e-M-e Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
still waiting for approval. like a week now.
i really want to see what you've done! i hope it can help me make my skins even better :p
XiaoLiliputh Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
considering the amount of ppl that simply cannot get the e-mail confirming the account, maybe you should remove this link or add one that works
Diavolus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am also waiting for an activation mail for quite some time now. Without your tutorial I will most likely never be able to do anything with SkinStudio other than mess existing WindowBlinds up - completely :D Perhaps it'll help you if I tell you that I have created an account named "Diavolus", just like my nick here at dA... I hope it does ;)
nyako1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
4 sum dumbass reason the site hoolywoodgui keeps sayin i dont have prevalage or someshit to access it. whats with that?
sachink70 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Student
i may be stupid but can not find anywhere info to please
diva42 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I signed up but got a database error when I clicked register and now I can on see this
"you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation."

I havent received any email from them :/
HarvJH Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009   Filmographer
Yeah that is exactly what i have got when i have tried registering. And i get the database error when trying to request my username/password.

If anyone knows the Admin can you tell them to sort it out please :)
JPB-ART Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Hi mrrste,

I think your tutorial looks excellent, and would really help.

I've registered on but i get this message everytime i click your link :-

jpb-art, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.

I have not recieved an email.

Just wondering if you could help me?

Thank you
NotoriouS-GrafiX Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
I registered on the website and activated my account, but it says I don't have access to any pages :(. I really want to watch the tutorials.
derboern Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
thanks for sharing this
HBAndrew Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Nope, 8 days of inactive account and again account deleted without any messages, ah well, I'll continue with uxtheme.dll hack and not buy Windowblinds. Tutorial good for anyone who can gain access, but it seems whoever keeps rejecting over and over just doesn't like people for no reason at all.
HBAndrew Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Have tried multiple times to register aswell as a few friends, but every time rejected, this last time just having my account deleted without even informing me. Why not upload this through torrent? So that the 90% of us who get rejected over and over can view it. Would like to be part of the community and contribute any skins I make.

Trying to register one last time anyway, and I assume an account is needed to access the download so no one can link me.
uradodah Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009

"So quit waiting around and come to [link] the home of the only wb tutorial ;) Registration is totally open"


You are SO talented and I've followed your work for some time. I've even been using it for a long time - whether it's Windowblinds skins, Object Dock stuff, etc. I was excited to find this tutorial - which I've missed in the past for some reason - but my excitement quickly passed when I saw your comment to visit/register at

I've tried MANY times in the past to get registered with that site. Yes - registration may very well be 'open' but - as far as I can tell from my experience - any response or actual registration *acceptance* is closed!

Whoever runs the site and believed they needed full control over every registration doesn't seem to understand that they actually have to follow up on those registrations and ACCEPT them.

In fact, out of the 10 or so registrations I've submitted over the past, I received ONE response - DECLINING my registration for no specific reason - i.e. - no explanation was provided in the generic message I received. I have tried registering with different email addresses (that I legitimately and actively use) with no response.

I'm sure the site offers some fantastic stuff and I'd welcome the opportunity to take part in it - and eventually share my own creations. However, as of right now, I cannot find one *good* thing to say about and/or its owner/moderator.

This is *no* reflection on you, mrrste! Please don't take it that way. I just want other DA users to know they won't get anywhere with that website should they actually try to register. It's a complete waste of time.

In the meantime, is there possibly a different way to afford us the opportunity to benefit from your knowledge and this tutorial? Is there a different way for us to download it?

Your response is appreciated! Again - you're very talented and I've bragged about your works to many of my friends. Several of them use your creations right now! Keep up the great work and *please* don't stop skinning for Vista! :) We need more Vista skins...XP is slowly dying (whether we like it or not). It's hard to find good Vista themes - outside of your work.

Thanks again for your feedback.
mrrste Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Hey, thanks for the comment :-)

I'll attempt to address some of the issues you have raised ;-)

I actually jointly own and run the site and I deal with registrations. We want people to join but we like to make sure that spammers and useless accounts don't get on. 50% of registrations are stupid people trying to sell viagra or other useless services so I like to deal with them before they can even make a post.

I'll make no excuses. I often get frustrated by the spam accounts and end up denying people by accident.

Due to the size of the files and badwidth needed, hosting on my site was the only option but now that DA's film section is fully running, I'm thinking about uploading them as a series.

If you reg again, let me know and I'll watch for you to accept you ;-)

Thanks for the kind words about me and my work. It means a lot :-)
uradodah Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Thanks for your response, too! As you suggested, I have now registered again - on March 27th, under the same username as here on DA - 'uradodah'. I followed the instructions to confirm my email/account and the site said my info had been submitted for approval.

I would welcome the opportunity to be a member of the site as I'm sure there's a lot of great info there. For someone like me - who enjoys creating, tweaking, skinning, etc. - but doesn't have the slightest clue on what I'm doing :), I need all the help I can get.

I hope to see my registration accepted in the near future. I will definitely keep my eye out for it.

In the meantime - keep skinning! I really enjoy your dark skins. I'm very picky about every aspect of my desktop/OS, and as far as I can tell, you must have the same preferences as me. You take the extra effort to skin even the smallest details and it doesn't go unnoticed...with me anyway.

All the best!
wincliff Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Hi ^mrrste

I did register at the website and did confirm my account from the email. Still I get a "you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation." error each time after I log in (and go to search to download the tutorial).

Can you please activate me? I really do want to see the tutorial and there aren't any online (at least I could not find and and M$ was not very helpful!)

I replaced the uxtheme.dll system file and all set to try theming, and I feel reading your tutorial will be a great help. Please help? :-)

Tedfs Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Very cool, this is just what I was looking for to get started. I look forward to seeing the tutorial.
Tedfs Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Or not, my profile didn't meet the requirements at the site hosting the tutorial.

Luckily there are other sites that are user friendly to people just getting started out...
asherzgfx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
thanks, Been excepted to hollywood gui and currently searching for the tutorial, sure ittle be great when I find it :)

Would be better if you could have a dedicated host for this cus its a pain having to wait for registration etc
mrrste Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Dues to the size of the tut and the bandwidth needed, I was limited to hosting ;-)
asherzgfx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
yea I see where your coming from :) I downloaded it just after I posted the comment, great tut :D

I had ago at creating two skins, from making a new skin then changing the existing xp presets using photoshop, got some good results only did taskbar startmenu and windows, didnt bother with anything else as I just wanted to get a feel for things, figured out how to sort out where or how to change the stretch section on buttons on the startbar for instance (different in skinstudio 6) to the one our using :) and figured out how to hide the user info at the top of the start panel,

so thanks alot for getting me started with the basics and things :) you obviously put alot of hard work into it and I apreciate it :)
kakeru119 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great! :) ... i'll try to make one...
jag4710 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
I used my URL from Wincustomize. Should I just leave it blank?
jag4710 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Hi! After registering at Hollywood GUI, I got an email stating that I didn't qualify for an account. I'm new to skinning and don't have any work to show. I think this tutorial would help me a lot. Is there any other way I can get the tutorial?
mrrste Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Hey. Did you fill out the form properly? some people put anything in their URL section and the system automatically rejects it
KariAnnLax Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
PUT THIS IN FILM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mrrste Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
arnoldt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
just signed up for hollywoodgui waiting to get in now
Aspras Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Hey thanks for this, maybe you could activate my account on your site?
SAMY2690 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
please haw can i download this tutorial in my pc
Steel89 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
There are some problems.
After clicking the Confirm Registration button, a Database Error appeared.
Now the homepage of the site shows that problem too :(
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