8thos Black is a transparent black 1.1.2 skin that can be used without the TMS but to make use of the extra template modifications and CSS in this theme you must install the TMS (Template Modification System) by guiltar. If you add a background image in Styles/Properties/General/HTML it will be visible through the skin but a little faded in some areas so that text is still readable.
1. Download the zip file attached and upload the contents of the folder called Upload to your forum root.
2. Go to AdminCP/Styles/Import a Style and Import either file located in the 8thos Black by T8L folder. The file names that don't have the prefix 'TMS' can be installed independently from the TMS. When using the TMS version and logged in as a moderator, moderated and reported alert items do not show until there is actually something in the queue. Once it is resolved then the link goes away.