Hello folks. I have something to say. If you are a relatively new skinner, use the combined knowledge of the folks here at WinCustomize and other skinning community sites to help yourself. Ask someone in a forum or PM if they wouldn't mind testing your skins out to see if there are any issues with them.
Some things just cannot be designed around in certain applications. For instance, something I found out long ago, ObjectDock does NOT like graphics that aren't straight (either vertical or horizontal). Curved corners are easy, curved graphics in the middle are not. Once the dock starts to stretch, it begins to look, well, crappy. You can set your borders to display some stuff correctly but OD stretches in the middle.
Ex. Your dock is 200 pixels wide. RightWidth is set to 50, LeftWidth is set to 50. The dock stretches between the right at pixel 51 and the left at pixel 51. So anything in between there is getting stretched. If you have a curve that area, it's getting distorted.
You have to be mindful of this when designing stuff. And you have to try and test it out as much as you can, in every position you can. And still, you won't be able to cover it all, that's why it's good to pass these things around for testing. Somebody else will have an insight that you don't. In the end, you can't design the perfect element, somebody will always complain. But you can catch the easy stuff. And if somebody tells you how to fix it, you shouldn't blow them off. They might just know what they are talking about.
We want to help. Honest.