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Default 10-20-2009, 11:25 PM

Stephen,

That looks freakin great man! I'm doing this mod. Hey was the apple centered on the skin before you cut it, or did you need to adjust your template to center it? I wouldn't worry about being able to see the circle under the skin. You would only know it's there if your looking for it.


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Default 10-20-2009, 11:56 PM

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how did you figure out how to make a template via Photoshop??
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Default 10-21-2009, 12:38 AM

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Stephen,

That looks freakin great man! I'm doing this mod. Hey was the apple centered on the skin before you cut it, or did you need to adjust your template to center it? I wouldn't worry about being able to see the circle under the skin. You would only know it's there if your looking for it.
Thanks man, appreciate it! What I did to get this centered correctly was this:

First I removed the apple logo portion on the skin, so that you can see the yellow backing paper through the logo portion. I did this so that when I put the paper template I created in photoshop over the top of it, I could see where the logo apple would register on the skin. By doing this you can situate the paper template over the top of the skin until the apple logo is centered perfectly in the template. Once you've got the apple logo centered in the template, you can tape the template down to the skin and cut right through the template and skin. This should ensure that you have the logo properly centered. The nice thing about using a MacBook skin from SGP is that you've got some room to play with to get this just right. Just be sure to measure up your skin correctly first so that the logo registers correctly and isn't off center.

This process worked great for me and the logo is perfectly centered vertically and horizontally. You'll have a little bit of a choice to make when centering since the apple logo is a perfectly symmetrical mark with the leaf and bite areas. Hope this helps!

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how did you figure out how to make a template via Photoshop??
I grabbed the small image from SGP's website of the mini 9 template, scaled it up to full-size (the dimensions of the mini 9), and then redrew it from scratch. I printed out my first version, cut it out to make sure it would fit my mini 9 before cutting the actual sticker itself, made a few small tweaks and then went from there. My template isn't laser accurate, but it will get you extremely close to the default template SGP uses- I can post it here if you'd like.


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I grabbed the small image from SGP's website of the mini 9 template, scaled it up to full-size (the dimensions of the mini 9), and then redrew it from scratch. I printed out my first version, cut it out to make sure it would fit my mini 9 before cutting the actual sticker itself, made a few small tweaks and then went from there. My template isn't laser accurate, but it will get you extremely close to the default template SGP uses- I can post it here if you'd like.
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Default 12-17-2009, 07:34 PM

Decalgirl.com = no user image uploads allowed

Skinit.com = skin has hole for logo, no option to NOT have hole, $24.95

Gelaskin.com = $28 incl. shipping

MyTego.com = $33 incl. shipping

Uniqueskins.com = $19.50 incl shipping but max 1.5MB user image upload


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Default 12-27-2009, 05:21 PM

Here's an easier method of covering the stock logo if you're running Mac OS:





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Default 12-28-2009, 05:33 PM

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Here's an easier method of covering the stock logo if you're running Mac OS:





that's a good one
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Hi everyone.
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