Hi there, So recently I decided to play with skinning. I read a fair bit on the topic (at least I thought) Made my skin, but then had a couple of problems. One of which was about the alpha layer and the car coming out far too glossy. I have photoshop cs4 and cs5 however they are both on the macs I use. So can't use the normal dds plugin. To make things easier I just use gimp. Make things look how I want, flatten the layers so styles don't mess up going over to gimp. Then in gimp, I still have an alpha channel. The best I have achieved is a glossy car or a glossy black car, I suspect this is a gimp problem. So I have tried to alter the alpha channel in ps before saving out the file. Despite this I get the same result :-( Problem 2 is it never uploads, thanks for the flashing square? Can't i have a progress bar or show how much data has been transmit. After 20mins it gives up and everyone else has a black square. Why is the default skin for the corvette given a such a shiny alpha? Or is this more a gimp export problem?