How to make Minecraft skins: You have heard good things about Minecraft and in the end you too have decided to land yourself in the now-iconic world of “cubes” created by Markus Persson. The videogame now owned by Microsoft won you over immediately and you are playing it a lot; to the point that you are trying to know a little about all the possibilities offered by the latter. In this regard, you have made some interesting discoveries that you would like to investigate further.
In particular, after inquiring about the possibility of using custom costumes for your avatar, you would like to know how to create skins for Minecraft. Well, if that’s the case, don’t worry – I’m here to help you achieve your goal. In the next few lines, in fact, I will explain how to create skins to use in Minecraft, explaining the situation related to both the Java Edition of the PC game and the Bedrock Edition for Windows, video game consoles and mobile devices.
In any case, I can assure you that creating a skin is a quick operation to do, or at least that takes less time than you might think. All you need is an active Internet connection, a little imagination and little else. That said, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!
- Preliminary information
- How to make Minecraft PC skins
- Nova Skin
- Minecraft Skin Editor
- How to make Minecraft PS4 skins
- Import Minecraft skins
Before going into the details of the procedure on how to create skins for Minecraft, I think it may interest you to analyze the topic a little more “in depth”.
Well, skins are nothing more than aesthetic objects. More precisely, these are costumes for your character in Minecraft. If you usually play the Mojang game, you will know that by default there are two skins, that of Steve (male) and that of Alex (female).
However, always playing with the usual two costumes, especially through a third-person view, can be a bit “boring”, at least from a stylistic point of view. For this reason, over the years, users and developers have found various solutions to allow customization of the character skin.
As often happens, the version of the game that allows more freedom from this point of view is the Java version for the PC, since it is possible to import PNG files quickly and easily, including those created by yourself. As for the Bedrock edition of the game, however, the question becomes more intricate.
In any case, in this guide I will analyze the topic in its entirety, also showing you what you can do about the various versions of the game. You can therefore continue reading for more information.
How to make Minecraft PC skins
After having explained the situation to you in general, I would say that the “highlight” has arrived. In fact, it’s time to take action and show you how to create your own custom skin for the Java PC version of Minecraft.
One of the easiest ways to create skins for Minecraft Java Edition is to rely on online services suitable for the purpose. Among them, one of the most popular is definitely Nova Skin. On the other hand, it is one of the longest-running portals of this type, which works several years after its creation.
Nova Skin is a costume editor for Mojang’s title, accessible directly from a browser. To get started, just connect to the appropriate website and get to work. Do not be “scared” by the amount of buttons on the screen: I can assure you that, in reality, using this tool is easier than you might think at first glance.
First, you need to know that you can potentially start with a good number of ready-made presets. You can find these on the left and just click on the costume that suits you best to start modifying it. This means that, if you want, you can already have a starting point that will simplify your work. In the alternative case, you can safely start from the “base” skin.
To make all the necessary changes, you can use the appropriate buttons at the top and bottom of the editor screen. Everything is very intuitive: the buttons at the top allow you to change basic costume, posture and clothes, as well as manage the display of the skin in the editor and possibly take a look at the animations.
The keys to be used, however, to actually change the skin are those at the bottom. In fact, here you can find pencils of various colors, geometric figures and other tools that can help you modify your costume.
If you want to focus only on one part of the skin, you can simply remove the checkmark from all the others using the representation on the bottom left. At the top right there is also the section to manage the layers (i.e. the levels of the skin), while to rotate the skin you just need to use the right mouse button on the background.
In short, if you have already used any program to edit images, you should have no problem in quickly creating the custom costume for your character. You just need to use your creativity.
For the rest, once you have finished all the necessary changes and are satisfied with your skin, just click on the Save button, located at the top right, press the right mouse button on the image of the skin, that is the one on the left, and save it in any folder on your computer by selecting the item Save image as (or similar) from the menu that opens.
Perfect! You now have your own custom costume in PNG format. You just have to use it within Minecraft, just as if it were a third-party skin. More info here.
Minecraft Skin Editor
The Minecraft Skin editor for the Java version of the PC game does not have presets, but it is interesting if you want to quickly make the costume for your character from scratch.
This is another tool that works directly from the browser and is particularly easy to use. Once you have reached the Minecraft Skins website, you will find yourself directly in front of the appropriate editor. The latter has all the buttons to change your costume on the left, from the pencil to the eraser, passing through the dropper and the bucket. There are also the Cancel and Redo buttons and those for zooming.
On the right you can find the color palette, the selection of layers (levels) and the possibility to choose the type of model you want to create (whether Classic or Lean ). To rotate the costume, simply hold down the left mouse button anywhere on the side of the skin and move the pointer.
Once the changes have been completed, all you have to do is press the Download button, located at the bottom right, and a PNG file related to the costume you created will be downloaded to your computer. Perfect, you have achieved your goal!
How to make Minecraft PS4 skins
How do you say? Would you like to make your own skins for the Bedrock version of Minecraft, which is the one available for Windows 10, mobile devices and consoles? I’ll explain the situation immediately.
Well, in this case, if you are wondering, for example, how to create a skin on Minecraft Nintendo Switch, how to create a skin on Minecraft Xbox One or how to create a skin on Minecraft PE, you must know that in reality in this case it is good to leave lose, for reasons of security and limitations of the platforms involved.
In fact, in addition to the fact that, in the console versions, it can be complex to import files, unfortunately in the world of the Web there are malicious people who, over the years, have tried to exploit this content to spread malicious code.
To give you a concrete example, at the end of 2020, security researchers discovered mobile applications related to the personalization of Minecraft that actually represented fleeceare . Put simply, these apps stole money from unsuspecting users.
In short, it is probably best to leave out the creation of skins for the Bedrock version of Minecraft, since the game may not be worth the candle. However, this does not mean that you cannot customize your character within the Mojang title.
In fact, I remind you that the Bedrock edition of the game implements an internal digital store that allows you to download a lot of content, even made by the community. The latter are controlled and can be installed without going through external sources.
Of course, it’s not exactly like creating your own original skin, but in reality the CHANGE CHARACTER option, present in the Profile section accessible from the main screen of the game, actually allows you to combine various aesthetic elements, giving life to a sort of “original costume”. More info here.
Import Minecraft skins
Now that you know all the case details on how to make your skin in the Java PC version of Minecraft, I’d say it’s time to apply it.
Doing this is actually very simple, as the editors I explained to you in the chapter dedicated to the computer all “return” a file with the PNG extension. This means that you just have to start the Minecraft Launcher, move to the Skins tab and press on the New Skin panel.
After that, type in the name of the costume, choose the model of the player (if Classic or Slim) and press the Browse button. Perfect, now you just have to select the PNG file of the skin, click on the Save and use button and that’s it.
By doing so, you will be able to use your skin in any game. I remind you that, to see your creation fully, you might think about switching to third person view. To do this, just press the F5 button on the keyboard.
For more details, I recommend that you take a look at my tutorial on how to change skins in Minecraft. For the rest, you might also be interested in learning more about my guide on how to have the cape on Minecraft, in which I actually explained how to create and apply a skin of this type.
Finally, since you are a fan of the Mojang title, I feel like inviting you to consult the page of my site dedicated to Minecraft. In fact, in the latter you can find many other tutorials that may interest you.
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