how to made "skin"

  • Hi folks.

    Well now i have tried to work around with the e2skinner and have a good feeling for using this software thats btw a good software, but now i want to create my own "menu","button" and "icon". Can see from those thats made that they are saved in x.png.
    I have tried the software and can also made modification on those that already has been made, but its done "down" into the pixels level. Maybe im not expert in using paint (or another software) but can it not be done a bit "easy" way to get the shadow effect and etc without going down to the pixel level ?

    Im not sure if this thread should have been asked here or in the workshop area, so please sorry if placed wrong.

    Kind regards.