Microsoft’s latest console, Xbox One, is a powerhouse. It’s not only the best console to play first-person shooter games on right now but also has an audio visual media center that makes it easy to watch movies and TV shows. But one thing Xbox One lacks is customization. This article will show you how to make your own custom skin template for your Xbox one controller so that you can personalize it in the way you want.
What is a controller template?
A controller template is a template for a specific game, made by the developers of that game. For example, if you wanted to make a custom skin template for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, you would find that game’s controller template on its website and download it. The process is simple. All you have to do is print out the image and glue it onto your controller.
How to create a custom controller template
You will need a vector application such as Adobe Illustrator. I recommend using the latest version of Illustrator for this process to ensure that you can import your template into other software quickly and easily.
Once you’ve opened up the program, create a new document and set your resolution to 200 dpi.
Next, download an Xbox One controller template from Microsoft’s website if you don’t have one already.
Decide on what color scheme you want your skin to be and what design elements are important to represent your logo or brand name.
Now create a new layer in the document and start drawing in different shapes that make up whatever designs are relevant to your skin design. For example, if you wanted a black and green design, then use a green shape for leaves and draw some black circles around it with white outlines. Repeat this process until all the shapes necessary for your skin are drawn in on separate layers.
Once done with drawing out all the necessary shapes on their own layers, select them all at once and choose Object>Group from the top menu bar of Illustrator so that they’re grouped together rather than individually selected. Now create one more new layer above the group of shapes created in step 2 but below any other existing layers (don’t add anything to this layer yet). Choose Object>Clone from the top menu bar of Illustrator so that it creates an identical copy of all the shapes on the new layer then go back to step 3 where you created
What materials are needed to make a controller skin?
The materials that you will need to make this controller skin are a scanner, a vector graphic software package, and a printer.
To get started, you’re going to need a scan of your Xbox One controller. It doesn’t matter what its shape is currently like or if it’s broken. You just need the scan so that you can use the graphics software to create a vector graphic for your custom Xbox One controller skin template. You should take note of the color scheme and make a note of any big shapes such as buttons or joysticks because they will be important when you’re designing your own custom skin template.
The finished product of your customized Xbox One Controller.
What you will need:
- A high quality photo of your Xbox One controller
- A drawing program like Photoshop or Illustrator
- An image editing software like Gimp or Paint.net
In order to make a skin template, you will first need to create a high resolution image of your controller. This means that the pixel size of the image needs to be at least 2000×2000 pixels. If you don’t have this kind of quality space, it may be difficult to achieve the results that you want.