How To Use The Powerful Minecraft Nova Skin Editor

Minecraft Nova Skin Editor: Top Nova Skins, Gallery, How to Use, and More

By Jasmeet Kaur

Are you using standard Minecraft characters? Don’t you want to revamp or customize your characters based on your ideas? 

Well, Minecraft has a very powerful and advanced skin editor called the Nova Skin Editor which is your answer to creating custom characters.

So, read on to find out how you can create skin textures for your characters! 

But first, let’s go over some interesting Minecraft facts. 

Do you know that Minecraft has sold over 200 million copies in all formats and the Chinese edition of Minecraft (which is a free game) has been downloaded by over 400 million people? 

About Minecraft

Minecraft was first launched in 2009, but it wasn’t officially released until 2011. Its popularity has not waned in over a decade, and it remains one of the most popular games

Minecraft Image

While most video games lose their appeal after a while, this is not the case with Minecraft. It has captivated users and is attracting more gamers. 

Do you know there is a Netflix and Telltale Games interactive, animated TV series based on Minecraft?

Viewers use a remote control or a computer keyboard to make decisions that affect the plot of the story. 

You can try it out and take control of Minecraft Universe!

What is a Minecraft Skin? 

Minecraft skins which are also commonly known as MC Skins are the textures that are applied to a player/character. A player skin in Minecraft is just simply an image file that is applied to its 3D model.

Minecraft Nova Skin
Default Skin of Steve

You can create your custom Minecraft skins for the character using various available editors to make it more distinct and exceptional. 

It is a great way to personalize the game. Let’s explore one such editor, Nova Skin.

All About Nova Skin Editor

Nova Skin Editor is one of Minecraft’s most popular skin editors. It is also known as one of the most powerful Minecraft editors due to its abundance of features. 

It provides players with a plethora of tools to work with, allowing them to express their creativity more freely. 

In comparison to most other Minecraft skin editors, which have few features, the presence of tools such as a mirror tool, scroll-wheel UI controls, grid toggle, gradient shape tools, and 2D image preview and editing, as well as image layer support, makes Nova Skin editor more powerful. 

There is, however, no redo button or hex color selection.

All in all, it can be termed as more of the adobe Photoshop of the Minecraft skin editors. It also includes filters for adjusting the brightness, contrast, saturation, and other aspects of your image.

How To Use Nova Skin Editor: Make a Custom Minecraft Skin

It is one of the most advanced and powerful Minecraft skin editors available. 

Don’t be intimidated by this interface. It is simple to use once you get the hang of it. 

Minecraft Nova Skin

Let’s take a look at some of Nova Skin’s features one by one!

Minecraft Nova Skin

If you go to the Gallery section, you can choose the character for whom you want a new skin, you can choose a file from your computer by clicking the “Open” button. 

If you have a file in Dropbox, you can open it here as well.

Minecraft Nova Skin
Image: Choose existing file using “Open”
Minecraft Nova Skin
Image: Choose existing file using “Dropbox”

If the character of your choice is not shown in the list, you can search for it in the search bar.

Minecraft Nova Skin
Image: Search your character using the Search bar

Wear Section

Minecraft Nova Skin

You can search for specific skin parts in this section, such as eyes, eyepatch, arms, hands, armor, and so on. 

For example, if you search “body,” you will get several options to choose from for your character. 

For example, if you select “GuardBody by Jackyd153” and then click “add to base,” you will get that body for your character.

Minecraft Nova Skin
Minecraft Nova Skin
Minecraft Nova Skin

Pose Section

Minecraft Nova Skin

One of the coolest features of Nova Skin is the ability to see your character’s new avatar in various poses.

Minecraft Nova Skin
Image: Different poses for your character

You can also preview items in your character’s hands and use different poses using the “Hold Left” and “Hold Right” buttons.

Minecraft Nova Skin

You can see a preview of the character’s pose here, in which he holds an apple in his right hand and a crossbow in the other.

Minecraft Nova Skin
Minecraft Nova Skin
Image: Pose has a variety of properties that can be altered

Upper-middle Section

Minecraft Nova Skin
  • 1. Grid (on/off) 
  • 2. Mirror: If selected, it will mirror both legs and arms while drawing. 
  • 3. It will randomly change the color intensity while drawing. 
  • 4. A 2D image of the character’s skin. 
Minecraft Nova Skin
  • 5. Filter: If selected, you can add a filter. 
  • 6. Animate: You can animate your character using this option. 
  • 7. gif: Using this a gif can be created. 
  • 8. Zoom-out 
  • 9: Moves character forward and backward 
  • 10. Zoom-in 
  • 11. Turn your character left 
  • 12. Click and drag to move the skin 
  • 13. Turn your character right

Lower-middle Section 

Minecraft Nova Skin

1. You can draw a line across your character’s skin with “line”. 

The gradient that will be used to draw the line will be indicated by the colors on either side of the line. Here, red and green colors will be used to draw lines!

Minecraft Nova Skin

2. The “rectangle” option can be used to draw a rectangle. The colors chosen on either side of the rectangle will determine its color. The same is true for the “ellipse” option.

Minecraft Nova Skin
Minecraft Nova Skin
Minecraft Nova Skin
Image: Using “flood fill”
  1. Eraser
  2. Clone the previously selected point 
  3. Color Palettes 
  4. Pick a color from the skin 
Minecraft Nova Skin
Minecraft Nova Skin

1. Use the “Save” option from the top section to save your image. Give your skin file a name and a short description and then click on Save. 

Minecraft Nova Skin

After clicking on Save, you will be directed to this section:

Minecraft Nova Skin

Here, you can download the image and can upload it on the “Skin” section of

Note: Make sure you’re logged in to your account before uploading to 

2. Photo: You can use this option to take photos of your character in different poses. 

3. Apply: Using this option you can directly upload the skin that you created to Minecraft. 

Top Minecraft Skin Makers

Let us look at other top editors or Minecraft skin makers apart from Minecraft Novaskin Editor.

Skindex, like Nova Skin Editor, is a powerful editor that allows you to create Minecraft Skins for free. It also includes a plethora of tools and features, providing you with a more creative environment and resources to work with. 

It includes a mirror tool for duplicating designs and is extremely useful for creating symmetrical designs. There is also a color palette with hex code support and an auto-tone feature. 

When your project is finished, you can download or upload it to the Skindex database. Furthermore, you can import previous skins (or other skins from the database) and modify them to make them even more personal to you.

  • MinecraftSkins

MinecraftSkins is a simple editor when compared to the Nova skin editor and the Skindex editor. 

It does, however, include some useful features and tools such as a Grid toggle, pan control, hex color support, and stance menu, which are sufficient to create a basic design. MinecraftSkins has a simple design, and while this skin editor is simple, it is possible to create amazing skins with a little imagination and creative thinking.

  • Fiverr

Fiverr is an excellent resource for custom Minecraft skins. It is not, however, an editor, but rather an online marketplace where you can hire freelance designers and entertainers to create Minecraft skins for you. 

This is useful for those who believe they lack the artistic ability to create a popular Minecraft skin. With a little bit of talent outsourcing, one can add awesome Minecraft skins to their collection.

Minecraft Novaskin editor also has a gallery section that features your characters. From the Nova skins gallery, you can choose the character for whom you want a new skin. It also features popular novaskins created on the Nova editor.


Wow! What an amazing ride! As you can see, Nova Skin is a super-powerful interface for creating your own Minecraft skin.

You can now use this tool to give your imagination wings to follow the trends for your character! Personalize your Minecraft experience by creating an awesome skin.

Did you find this article to be useful? Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about it.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do you upload skins on Nova Skin Editor?

Simply click on add new skin in Nova Editor to upload a skin. You can browse your computer for the file you want to upload and save it; your skin will be uploaded. If you want to use the skin right away, click save and use.

What is the best Skin Editor for Minecraft?

Nova skin editor is considered one of the best skin editors for Minecraft. You get a range of tools and features to create custom skins in this editor.

How to use Nova Skin to Make Custom Minecraft Character Skins

All you need is a modern web browser and to go to and get started there to make custom Minecraft character skins.

How do you edit a Minecraft Skin?

You can use any skin editor such as Novaskin editor or the Skindex to edit a Minecraft skin.

Can I test the Minecraft skin against different backgrounds? 

You most certainly can! Another interesting feature of Nova Skin is the Background feature. This allows you to test the skin in a variety of situations. In the interface, the “Background” option is right next to “Pose.” 

Do I need to download any software to use Nova Skin in Minecraft? 

No, you do not require any software. All you need is a modern web browser and to go to

Jasmeet Kaur


I am an Electronics Engineer with a passion for teaching. During most days you'll find me reading or writing if not coding. At BrightChamps, I am on a mission to equip kids with this next-generation skill i.e. coding, so that they can become the tech leaders of the future. Learn from Me


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