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If you've been following along, I designed some custom graphics for the PS4's DualShock 4 controllers. There's more photos on flickr.

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After Oppo helped me decide which ones to make for real, I sent the wrap design to GelaSkins and the light bar decal design to Flaming Toast. For the Martini one, I wanted an all-white background where the skin wouldn't have covered. So, I took a brand-new controller apart and painted & clearcoated the top piece.

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For the "Pink Pig" one, I wasn't so concerned with the background colour, but if you can read German you'll notice that the pork cuts are as anatomically accurate as they are on the 917/20 of Reinhold Jöst and Willi Kauhsen.

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The level of detail reproduced in the skins is excellent. I'm glad that I chose to submit an image 4096 pixels wide (and even scratch-made the sponsor logos at a higher resolution), because any pixelation or errors in the digital image would've shown up in the physical skin.

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The light bar decals are obviously influenced by the colour of the light bar. For that reason, I left the "Lonestranger" decal clear white, and had only the Martini International Club logo left in colour. Here is is when the light is white:

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