Re: Avatar Requests
Ok, as soon as I post this I shall make the avatars.
And as for how to make them, what type of art program do you have? I use Gimp. But I also have PaintshopPro9 (which I can't use anymore cause I have linux now). Anyway, I think even paint could do for less-fancy avatars. What I do is open the image. Then I get the "select square" tool and square off what I want the avatar to have in it. Like yours, TW, had that "image by so and so" at the bottom, but I didn't want that so I didn't include it on my square. Then I crop it down so that only what was in my square remains. Then, I go to "resize" or "scale". And here, for the BFFC's avatars, you'd type 60 into "widtht". Then it should automatically tell you what the height will be. Let's say it says 67. We don't want that, so don't actually resize yet, cancel it. Now, if the height was going to be 67, and the width 60, you want to get rid of some height, so you crop it again, taking off a small section on the top, bottom, or both. Now you go back and try to resize again. Let's say now that width will be 60 and the height will be 56. No, now ithe image will be too wide. So don't resize, go back and crop again to take some off one side, the other, or both. Once you get it to say "60" on both height and width, go ahead and resize. Now, if you crop too much by accident and the image is a lot less than what you wanted, then go back to when it was bigger and try again. (which means while you're cropping, don't save) Now that it's resized, it might be blurry, or too dark. That's when you mess with the sharpness, unsharp mask, contrast, and brightness. Maybe even the tint if the image is too red or green or something. Some art programs allow you to frame the image, so you can do that if you want. As far as I know Gimp doesn't let you frame.
Last edited by Miba (Wednesday, May 17, 2006 4:05 pm)
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