I just received my custom skin from MyTego. I designed it from a FFVII:AC wallpaper (the one with Tifa on the stained glass window). I photoshopped the pic since the bright colors looked kinda' .... less than heterosexual ... when zoomed in and skinned on a psp, so the stained glass was shades of blue. I set it up so it was a continuation of the wallpaper onscreen; meaning Tifa is on the screen and her arm, legs and the background continue onto the skin around the screen. I'd include pictures, but my camera isn't in the mood to cooperate today.
Now for my impressions. First, the site's interface: it's fairly easy to use, though some images I tried didn't seem to work. I recall I had to edit one and actually blow it up before the template would accept it. Minor quibble. Slightly more annoying was the lack of a "keep aspect ratio" button when zooming, so that despite my best efforts to fix it by sight... on a very small window, I might add, my final image was slightly stretched. Still, with a good eye for detail, you should be able to overcome this (you can barely tell by looking at my pic that it's been stretched). Somewhat flawed, but overall easy to use.
Onto the image. This is where I'm truly disapointed. The printing process used by MyTego leaves the image slightly fuzzy. The contrast is especially noticable comparing the onscreen image with its offscreen continuation. Still, I wasn't expecting perfection here and it's almost satisfactory. The thing that really annoys me is how the colors aren't right; darks aren't dark enough and brights aren't bright enough. My dream of a seamless transition from onscreen to off just isn't meant to be... unless I make a fuzzy, washed-out version for my wallpaper.
Lastly, the skin itself. I appreciate that MyTego isn't specifically a psp skinning company; they do cell phones, pda's and whatnot; so it may be understandable if the process doesn't translate perfectly to the psp. Understandable, but not excusable. Firstly, you have to remove all the sections where buttons go. Not difficult, but a chore I didn't expect. Then comes the process of lining the skin up with the screen and buttons; a process complicated by the seeming imperfect template used by MyTego. The holes are big enough for the buttons but not the empty space around them, leading to a little bit of skin hanging in that space. Not too attractive looking. I haven't had time to play my psp much since skinning it so I don't know if there'll be problems with the buttons. So far they pop back up just fine. Also, some of the holes just aren't lined up right. The Home, picture, audio, start and select buttons are all fine... more or less, but the skin overlaps the volume buttons. Also, the holes over the indicators (power, standby, mem card, and wifi) look kinda' sloppy. And there's a screw hole on the back that barely touches the actual hole. Then there's the leftover bits of purple lines around the holes--part of the template, I guess. Also, the top of the skin isn't cut to go around the metal part where the usb is, so there's some overlap there. Some of the edges hang off a little too, which I imagine is going to lead to some pealing back and ugliness. But my biggest complaint at all when it comes to fit is the nasty puckering around the rounded corners on the back (the battery cover and near the mem stick). Ever try to put a flat sticker on a round surface? You get puckers. I had thought, looking at the template on their site, that they would have accounted for this and that the skin was going to be either stretchy or molded to the psp. No such luck. As it is I may just end up removing the back stickers and tossing them. On the plus side, the sticker for the umd section fits perfectly.
All in all, I would advise those interested in psp skins to look elsewhere. I'll probably stick with my skin for a while, but I do intend to eventually get a better one. Think I'll give it a 6 out of 10.
Fully customizable image
Easy to use interface
Fairly sturdy material
Image washed out/stretched
Material shows scratches like nothing else
Fit is far from perfect