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neuroticrobotic ([personal profile] neuroticrobotic) wrote2011-11-27 12:46 am

Spiced Cider: a skinblend for ts3

Several weeks and one strong eggnog later, I finally finished up this little project.

This blend uses Mel Calero's lovely Apple skintone as a base, which was initially posted at GOS and has since disappeared into the ether. I recolored it and significantly smoothed out the faces so that they would appear more matte and less mottled. I also increased definition around the eyes and nose and made a bunch of other tweaks for all ages.

One of my main concerns with these was making sure they worked well on darker sims.
See? No more discoloration or rosacea on the face! I did my best to make the lips appear more natural, but I confess I'm not completely happy. I altered the base color of the dark skintones so they would look a tad more natural as well. I feel like the default ramps run a little too red/orange/purple for some reason.

The bodies are a blend of Mel Calero's Apple and Ephemera's v2 default skintone. As you can tell, they are semi-barbie.
I've done very little hand painting on these - mostly smoothing out some pixelization.

End of the ramp

Texture Credits: Mel Calero, Ephemera
Additional Credits: Aikea for her super tutorial

Download Default

Download Defaults (Teen to Elder Only) 

Download Defaults (Toddler to Child Only)

Download Custom
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[personal profile] peach_t 2011-11-27 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't remember when I was playing TS3 for the last time, I admit I'm not giving it much of a chance. But I think today I'll grab your default and play a bit, because it looks beautiful! You might not be happy yourself, but I ensure you, the lip texture looks great!
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[personal profile] currantpotpie 2011-11-27 02:12 pm (UTC)(link)
You chose my absolute favorite skins for making defaults! I could cry for joy. I love how matte and characteristic it allows the Sims to be...

Hello new defaults! :)
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[personal profile] curiouscrow 2011-11-27 03:43 pm (UTC)(link)
These look fabulous! Thanks for taking the time to work on the darker end of the spectrum! :) Will definitely be snagging the custom skins! :) I got so excited I immediately posted these on tumblr!!:P
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[personal profile] missbonbon 2011-11-27 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
These look fantastic! I love them! And honestly I had been eyeing Mel Calero's skins myself to fix the blotchiness they had in the cheeks. In the inner lazy butt in me is so happy someone else thought of it too! :)

As a side note, my browser says I spelled blotchiness wrong, and wants to correct it to bitchiness. XD
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[personal profile] missbonbon 2011-11-27 04:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I also wanted to ask what default replacement eyes your using. I would assume it's the one you had made yourself yes?

[personal profile] lemonjelly 2011-11-27 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Downloaded and popped them in my game ready for playing later. They are beautiful! <3

[personal profile] apocalypticsims 2011-11-27 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
These are marvelous! Thank you so much for sharing this with us~ :3

[personal profile] anisdwelling 2011-11-29 07:30 am (UTC)(link)
These look beautiful. I'll have to try them out.

[personal profile] littlecat 2011-12-07 12:32 pm (UTC)(link)
i just wanted to mention how much i LOVE this skin, especially now that it is magically getting along with my game <3

[personal profile] doxers 2011-12-31 12:28 am (UTC)(link)
thank you so much for sharing these!! i just got back into TS3 and couldn't find a default i liked, but these look perfect - not as cartoony as the game skins but not creepily realistic either. excellent job :)

[personal profile] zhue 2012-01-06 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
These are gorgeous! Thank you so much :)
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[personal profile] nikole 2012-01-20 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for these, they're gorgeous ;x

Seperated Defaults?

[personal profile] italent 2012-01-26 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
Hi, neurobotic! I made an account, just so I could post a comment, lol. :D I was wondering, could you, please, seperate the Defaults into Teen-Elder and Baby-Child? (Btw, Is this skin for babies, too?) I love how it looks on that toddler and child, and don't get me wrong, please, it's just that I am in love with LemonLeaf's 3.0B Default skin, and, sadly, it doesn't come for Baby-Child. I'll understand if you can't do it. Thank you! :D
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[personal profile] maranatah 2012-03-01 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I can't wait to see these in game, thanks so much for sharing! :)