View Full Version : How to make an avatar??

02-10-2002, 08:18 AM
How do you make an avatar. I want to make an amazing avatar with a big 3D R for rave.....but I dont know how to........Can someone tell me please :)........THANKS IN ADVANCE. :nut:

02-10-2002, 08:51 AM
You make one just like you would any other graphic. My avatar is a little smaller than the actual size you can use because I originally created it as a buddy icon for AOL.

If you know how to use Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop or something you should be fine. After you're done with it there is an option to browse your hard drive for your avatar under your settings.

02-10-2002, 08:59 AM
I'll have to get Paint shop pro again. I used to have it.....but I dont anymore :(

02-10-2002, 10:16 AM
Just resize ur image to a maximum of 70x70 pixels and uplaod from ur computer. that's all u need if u already ahve the image.

02-10-2002, 12:36 PM
Well I've downloaded Pain Shop Pro 7 ESD now and im ready to go. I might start tonight, but I might not. You may not see it for a while though because I want to get it PERFECT ;p

02-10-2002, 12:55 PM
I know how to make the image ect, but how do I actually put it underneath my name? I was looking all around the site for the option but I can't seem to find it :rolleyes:. Can anyone help me?


02-10-2002, 01:06 PM
Go to your User CP, then the Edit options tab and you'll see the avatar selection on the bottom :D

02-10-2002, 01:21 PM
it has to be 70x70 pixels or less. Also it must be under 20k (or else there would undoubtedly be 3mb avatars)

02-10-2002, 01:24 PM
20K, Thats tiny

02-10-2002, 01:33 PM
yep...Sometimes I have to scale down the colors on several of the avatars I've made and edited *points to sig* Ocassionally down to 63 colors (looked really grainy most of the time)

But If your just going to do a .jpg image don't worry they fit with lots of room to spare. .gifs are the only problem...

02-10-2002, 01:39 PM
Well it wouldnt harm for them to increase that size a little :rolleyes:

02-10-2002, 01:41 PM
56kers remember the unlucky ones out there...
*bows head in silence*

But I have a Cable modem so I wouldn't mind:D


02-10-2002, 02:15 PM
Thanks Rave.

I got a picture, turned it into 70 by 60 pixels, decreased the size to 12k, and turned it into a jpg file.

However, whenever I try to upload the picture it keeps saying, "avatars must be under 20k, please make sure your picture is not too big" Or something like that.

Does anyone know what I need to do to make it fit? Everything is under the required size...


02-10-2002, 02:20 PM
may want to resize the pic down to 69x whatever....
The limit is very sensitive so you might want to do it...

02-10-2002, 02:22 PM
look at my sig. look at my avatar.

behold talent + photoshop :p

02-10-2002, 02:31 PM
You're really proud of that Sig/Avatar...make some more...get even prouder...(I want to see more cool sigs...can you blame me?)

02-10-2002, 02:50 PM
I resized it to about 60x40 and it still says it's too much, also, the image is about .2 inches by .3 inches so I don't think that's much of a problem. Also, it's at about 11k now...

And all it says is it's too large...

Can anyone help :o?


02-10-2002, 03:11 PM
what file type are you using?

02-10-2002, 03:18 PM
YEY....I've started an avatar help page :)

Krayt Tion
02-10-2002, 05:45 PM
I don't usually comment but that is an awesome avatar Silent_Thunder... excellent tribute to the Dark Trooper, right up my alley. Where is it from if you don't mind me askin'?

02-10-2002, 06:18 PM
hey, look, I'm cool...i mean Yun. :D

02-10-2002, 07:02 PM
I got the Dark Trooper icon from Darth fergie's website :). He has some really cool ones, and it was hard to make up my mind, but a Dark Trooper fits my style best, so I picked that one. You should check out his site, it hase some really good ones.

I plan on keeping that icon untill someone tells me how to put my own up :mad: .

And BTW, it is a jpg file, so that's not a problem.