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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:18 AM
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Would someone please help me make n avatar?
I'm completely flummoxed about how to get something that looks like the picture I'm trying to make into an avatar, my photoshop skills are not up to the task! :(



Thanks in advance! :hi:


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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:26 AM
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1. Let me work on it a second!
:hi:
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:35 AM
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2. Here is what I came up with!
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:56 AM
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3. Wow!
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 01:57 AM by intheflow
That looks great! Thanks! :hi:

How'd you do that? Honestly, I feel like such a dork always having to ask in the Lounge for someone to make me an avatar. I'm the kind of gal who wants to change my av and sig line pretty often, but I'm just too inept at making these things. Plus--and this is the part that kills me--I make these images, my photohop program says they're less than 3KB and in the 48x48 range, but when I try to upload them, it tells me it's too large an image. AAARGH!!

So if you want to share your trade secrets, post them here and I promise I'll never tell another soul how you work your magic, KW!







...off to bed now, so if you respond, I'm not ignoring you, I'll just see you tomorrow. :)


*Edited b/c as usual, my typing sucks.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:07 AM
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4. I opened it in Photoshop Elements
Then I cropped it very close to the edges of the actual image. Then I resized it down to 45 by 48 (it ended up this way because of the aspect ratio).

Then I saved it, checked the file size and uploaded it to Photobucket!

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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:16 PM
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5. OK, so that's what I do, too.
Right down to using Photoshop elements. What resolution do you use?

Argh! I feel so inept! :banghead:
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:53 PM
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6. For digital I usually use 72 pixels per inch
I did not have to change anything in your file other than the dimensions of it though. It was not a large file apparently.

:hi:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:03 PM
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8. Look at Kitchy
sucking up to the mods. :eyes:
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:21 PM
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9. If this response was an OP
I'd lock it. :evilgrin:






Bad mod! Brandishing her power to taunt the members! :spank:


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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:23 PM
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10. If I don't go away, will you taunt me a second time?
Pitchez le vache!
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:29 PM
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12. Your mother was a hampster, and your father smelt of Elderberries!
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:32 PM
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14. Personal attack! I'm alerting!
:rofl:

And he was Duke Smelt of Elderberries, dammit.
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:37 PM
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15. As much mischief as I make around here, I need to endear myself somehow.
Call me Hoover!
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:25 PM
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11. Look! Isn't it beautiful with my new sig line?
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 09:35 PM by intheflow
Thanks you so much, KW!

And I will try to learn the ways of the photoshop force, Obiwan.

:)

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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:42 PM
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16. You look Mahvelous!
:D
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:55 PM
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7. you already got your avatar
so I'm just popping in to say hi!

:hi:
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:30 PM
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13. Hi backatcha!
Finally bought the heavy duty photo mailer so your photo will be mailed tomorrow. :hi:


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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:44 AM
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17. Awesome!
You totally rock! :hug:
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