- You click on the green numbers next to CP.
- Click on Exchange CPs.
- Scroll down to Custom Images
- Select New for "What you want to do"
- Select the entity type and fill in the other information
- Then click submit
You can't create custom cockpits. As for public custom images, they do cost CP to create but I'm unsure of if the creation cost is the same 250CP per 100x100 and 250CP per large or if its slightly cheaper.
The art team has been known to go through the existing custom images and delete customs they feel don't follow the rules; it happened to a couple ships I bought years and years ago that had ugly rules-breaking customs on them.
If your ship still has something like that, either it does follow the rules closely enough and isn't quite on the level Kendall refers to, or you will one day find it mysteriously missing. :p
Ienjoyed all the intentionally hostile image changes just to make us delete them .... like the images that said Fuck you all. Or "The ADMINS can kiss my ass". Or the ships with Thief all over them. those were fun to view
Cockpit images follow the same image submission process as new ship images. You submit them in the public art team forum, the art team considers them and accepts/denies the image then said image is added to the game as the image for everyone's ship of that type if accepted. Then you get paid CPs.