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winna

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« Reply #280 on: 12-14-2013 10:32 »



Like that? I just drew hats on in paint.net - nice and simple. No specialist website required.

If you want to be able to use custom avatars, PM winna. He's either the keymaster or the gatekeeper as far as avatars go around here. I don't know which one, though.

Strangely enough, I'm a bit like both, but perhaps never at the same time.

I'd also like to add that I request people wanting custom avatars to show me an example of an avatar they'd like to use.  The reason I request this is so the user can demonstrate that they understand the guidelines which rule over our avatars (things like 64x64 and transparency).  I also use it as a means to judge the avatars because I use a loose subjective approach on what is acceptable; I'm not trying to just be a dick, but part of my powers were granted I think because my perspective is similar to that of the owner on the point of avatars.  We are rather elitist about our avatars after all.  It's important that custom avatar users understand the guidelines because once I gift them the ability to upload on their own, they can then freely change avatars at will.  Hopefully they don't break the guidelines or then I have to send people messages or delete their accounts or something... I forget which. hmpf



Thanks, I PMed him earlier so I hope I get it soon.

I didn't realize that was the one you wanted to have.  If it is, let it be known, either in this thread or via pm and you can have the privilege of custom avatars.




He's only been dropping by about once a week, so some patience may be necessary.  fwiw, I think I only had to wait 4 days.

yes, I've been a bit busy lately.  I normally read these thread, but all of this posting caught me off guard.  I'm working to catch up on what people are up to though, and if people understand how to get custom avatars better then I can process the requests more quickly... hypothetically.



Could I also have a regular version of his head with the words: "Give your meat a good ol' rub" surronding his head?

I'd prefer if avatars did not have text on them in a general sense.  Avatars to me represent an image of what you are like; it is very literally what people will associate with you and your psyche and your postings.  Furthermore, there is a general recommendation (or rule or guideline, whichever) which concerns that avatars are not to appear square.  This is why we use transparency and it generally makes the message board look better; text generally destroys that illusion.  If you had it temporarily, I probably wouldn't say anything, however, I do reserve the right to message custom avatar users and ask that they change things if I feel some purpose has been broken on peel concerning avatars and their uses.



How do you do this?

You decide you want a custom avatar.  Then you make one yourself or get someone else to make it.  Then you ask me to set an option in your account that allows you to upload the example you show me.  If you would like further information, I refer you to the page titled Avatar in the Peel wiki.  A fairly in depth breakdown on how avatars operate and a brief history on their uses can be found there.



Here you go, BargainPricedBombs. smile

it's my best shot, and if's tehre's any improvements that could be made, please tell me what they'd be. wink





Pretty good job.  However, the dimensions on that image are 62 by 63.  These are unacceptable for Peel.



I want to have this as my avatar, but I can't upload...



That image has to be resized to 64x64 in order to be useable as an avatar.  Furthermore, it would probably require scanning in order to make it look good.. and I do generally require that avatars look good.  The scanning and resizing process are a bit more complicated than they might seem, and it will take time for someone to turn that into an avatar.  I have no problems with you using that image as the subject material though; it looks pretty cool.

I use a variety of tools to make avatars... chiefly amongst them are irfanview (for making .gif based avatars with transparent backgrounds), GIMP (which I use mainly to add transparency to .png avatars, although I've gotten okay with its resizing abilities; irfanview can't work with the .png format's alpha channel), and strangely enough Flash.  I like Flash's tools for creating vector images which I use to make clean looking lines, etc.

Some people prefer to use photoshop, and I've used paint shop pro before as well, though I'm not sure that's still around.  Paint.NET is also an excellent image manipulation program though I'm not an expert at all of these.  You could even hypothetically make them in paint and use irfanview to add a transparency to your image--I don't recommend this though because I don't prefer avatars with horribly aliased lines and jaggy edges.

If this part of my post went over your head, that's okay, computer imaging isn't for everybody and it takes a lot of learning and practice to get decent at it; anybody can do it though and it's not terribly hard; there are also tutorials all over the internet for the programs I named, and some of those programs are free to download (legally) -> irfanview, Gimp, and Paint.NET, to name a few.
Beamer

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« Reply #281 on: 12-14-2013 11:15 »
« Last Edit on: 12-14-2013 11:18 »



My attempt at avatarising Vile's image.

I agree with winna's statement about scanning, but I think in this case, the thickness of the lines within the image don't necessitate it.
winna

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« Reply #282 on: 12-14-2013 11:47 »

I'd consider it acceptable I think, though I think some of the details could have been made more prominent.  If I weren't lazy, I'd have probably cropped out the tail, and set the lizard in the lower left corner of the box.

All in all, I think you did a pretty good job in a short amount of time.  The file size is a bit large, but I don't remember what the loose line and the hard line were on that, so again acceptable.  I'm curious what you used for curiosity's sake. smile
Beamer

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« Reply #283 on: 12-14-2013 12:37 »

Photoshop. In about one minute. tongue
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« Reply #284 on: 12-14-2013 13:45 »

Actually, Winna - that one looks better than the reduced-size version I sent you.
winna

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« Reply #285 on: 12-14-2013 14:41 »

Either or... it makes no difference to me what your custom avatar might be.

Until it does and I see, for mine eyes look all around

They are searching crazy

determined on your hill to be found

Avatars scatter, scatter, and bound

Cut loose from where tightly bound

And we sway in the tree and the thistles, listening eerily like children to echoes and whistles. 

Cut the brush, and heat the sap, beside this tree we shall see we shall see
Beamer

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« Reply #286 on: 12-14-2013 15:13 »

Actually, Winna - that one looks better than the reduced-size version I sent you.

Needs more blobfish. hmpf
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« Reply #287 on: 12-14-2013 20:31 »

Thanks winna  love.










ily
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« Reply #288 on: 12-14-2013 21:19 »
« Last Edit on: 12-14-2013 21:27 »

I thought avatars had to have transparent backgrounds? confused

Maybe try this one instead:

MeatablePie

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« Reply #289 on: 12-15-2013 02:35 »
« Last Edit on: 12-15-2013 02:37 »

Thanks, LMP and MRM, I just couldn't hold it in and I had to use it.

Sorry for stealing your siggy.
Beamer

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« Reply #290 on: 12-15-2013 06:40 »

I don't like the fact that the apostrophe in ol' comes BEFORE the word itself. YOU'RE ABBREVIATING THE D, DAMNIT!!! IT SHOULD BE AT THE END!

Shame on you, MRM. Shame on You. no no
MeatablePie

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« Reply #291 on: 12-15-2013 17:08 »

Oh, boohoo, Beamer.

I'm glad that I got a custom avatar thanks to MRM and Winna.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #292 on: 12-15-2013 19:09 »

Sorry for stealing your siggy.
It wasn't my signature; I made it in case you wanted to use it.  smile

I don't like the fact that the apostrophe in ol' comes BEFORE the word itself. YOU'RE ABBREVIATING THE D, DAMNIT!!! IT SHOULD BE AT THE END!
You dare question the good 'ol grammar of MRM?!  mad
Beamer

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« Reply #293 on: 12-16-2013 02:23 »

Apostrophising falls more under the criteria of punctuation as opposed to grammar. Though, whatever you want to call it, yours is bad and you should feel bad.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #294 on: 12-16-2013 02:59 »

Apostrophising falls more under the criteria of punctuation as opposed to grammar. Though, whatever you want to call it, yours is bad and you should feel bad.

yours

winna

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« Reply #295 on: 12-16-2013 03:37 »

Oh, boohoo, Beamer.

I'm glad that I got a custom avatar thanks to MRM and Winna.

MRM did a lot more than me in that department.  I was just doing my job.
Beamer

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« Reply #296 on: 12-17-2013 08:21 »

Apostrophising falls more under the criteria of punctuation as opposed to grammar. Though, whatever you want to call it, yours is bad and you should feel bad.

yours

That was technically correct. You don't apostrophise words like yours and ours as they already indicate possession. Now either fix your avatar or add a blobfish to it! mad
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #297 on: 12-17-2013 22:46 »

Now either fix your avatar or add a blobfish to it! mad
Beamer

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« Reply #298 on: 12-18-2013 01:39 »

I love it. love
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #299 on: 12-18-2013 03:29 »

We need to 'shop the blob fish onto Beamer's face. That'd be funny.smile
MeatablePie

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« Reply #300 on: 12-20-2013 02:46 »

Now either fix your avatar or add a blobfish to it! mad


Delicious blobfish, you would have to add some sour cream to that to add for some very smooth and creamy taste  flirt
TheBPB11

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« Reply #301 on: 01-25-2014 05:49 »

http://imgur.com/CtOiGVE

I would greatly appreciate someone working this into the appropriate avatar requirements.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #302 on: 01-25-2014 15:23 »

If you just want it resized, this should suffice.



If you want that weird swirly background removed, I suggest that you use the resized image and manually take out the pixels you don't want, in paint.net or a similar image editing suite.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #303 on: 01-27-2014 01:21 »

Oh yeah, blobfish. That's some funny stuff. LOL it is an animal that dies and is grossly deformed when you remove it from its natural deep sea environment (an action which will depressurize it), and put it on a flat surface and let gravity act upon it. LOL dead animals are hilarious.
winna

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« Reply #304 on: 01-27-2014 07:09 »

I'd also appreciate it if the thick words disappeared from the avatars, and I'm also not a huge fan of square avatars either.
TheBPB11

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« Reply #305 on: 01-30-2014 08:53 »

I'd be more than happy getting rid of the background, but I quite like the textbox. 
MeatablePie

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« Reply #306 on: 02-25-2014 04:30 »

I would like a St. Patrick's Day avatar with Ainsley (with an irish top hat) and a message around him saying "Give your leprechaun a good ol' rub"
Spacedal11

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« Reply #307 on: 06-12-2014 01:54 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2014 05:19 »

It was honestly the closest thing I could find on Google to a Space Dalmatian.



I'm using this.

I got an error message when I tried to switch avatars. Help?
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