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Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #240 on: 08-27-2003 21:05 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2003 21:05 »

Sorry, but where would the HTML code be?

confused TOTPD
aslate

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« Reply #241 on: 08-27-2003 21:16 »



That help?
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #242 on: 08-27-2003 21:25 »

Kind of. My window is a bit different, but in that HTML window it says # FFFFFF.  So does the window for the background color. I tried and I didn't get past reduce to 256 colors. I did't get a window, I assume it wil be, where I can set it as transparent.  Oh well, I'll play around a bit.
Mercapto

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« Reply #243 on: 08-27-2003 21:42 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2003 21:42 »

Are you using Photoshop, Hil?

In that case just make sure that you make your scan in a seperate layer and then hide the background layer so the background of your scan becomes transparent (it looks checkered).

Then do the usual resizing down to 64x64 and select File->Save for Web.. (or press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S in Windows).

This will give the following screen:



Make sure the setting is set to "GIF 128 No Dither" or "GIF 64 No Dither" (first arrow). By clicking on "Matte" (second arrow) you choose for which background colour to optimize your avy. I usually use a light grey (#EEEEEE) to make the avy work with both the white and grey background on PEEL.

Check that the file size is OK (green ellipse, it should be less than 3.5K) and click "Save".
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #244 on: 08-27-2003 22:15 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2003 22:15 »

OK, I scanned it. Then I deleted the background layer. But the background is not transparent. It has the same background as the original layer.  I went on the top toolbar, and went to window, to 'layers' and got a window that displayed the current scanned layer and the checkered thingy as the other layer. There's a icon with an eye that is "indicates layer visibility". i clicked it and part of my scan, just Fry's head, showed up on the checkered background. I have a feeling I'm doing this totally wrong.  Also I opened up that window, and everything aggreed with what you said, Mercapto, except it is still not transparent. I mean, in your example, you have the checkered background but in mine the original layer's background shows.

Wait...I may have almost figured it out...except on the checkered background the outline is not black, it's grayish. but it's almost time for me to go to sleep, so I don't think i'll get to it tonight.
Mercapto

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« Reply #245 on: 08-27-2003 22:32 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2003 22:32 »

Apparently you only drew Fry's head on the correct layer. Make sure that the new, transparent layer is the selected layer when you scan (there's a little paint brush next to the eye icon).
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #246 on: 08-27-2003 22:43 »

Yeah, I figured it out. The one problem is, so far, that on the transparent layer the outlines are too light, not black, more greyish.
Mercapto

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« Reply #247 on: 08-27-2003 22:45 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2003 22:45 »

Check the opacity of your paint tool. Make sure it's set to 100% and/or select a harder brush.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #248 on: 08-28-2003 07:37 »
« Last Edit on: 08-28-2003 07:37 »

Ok this is a test for my new Dwight avy, it looks a lot better than my last one, im also trying out another webspace so it might not show up (EDIT : Fixed)... but without further ado

So all i really want to know is what i can do to make my future ones better.. and wheter or not this is good enough to add to the pool
Thanks for any help/comments

EDIT : There we go... hmm looks like ive got some border problems... am i gunna have to go over that manually?

EDIT2 : Ok ive got another one now hopefully with a reduced white border
sheep555

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« Reply #249 on: 08-28-2003 08:14 »

Looks very good to me  smile The only real thing is the absence of a body...I think it could look a bit better with that. But yeah, looks nice, certainly fine (IMO) for the pool.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #250 on: 08-28-2003 08:50 »

Ok then... here he is with a body... i had to make half of it myself (Frame cut off there) So it might look a bit dodgy
Thanks for the kind words sheep555 and thanks for the help you all gave me... i'll see if i can get this uploaded  smile
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #251 on: 08-28-2003 09:55 »
« Last Edit on: 08-28-2003 09:55 »

cVPave figured it out (after hours of work):


Is this good?
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I don't have a signiture cause I know you wouldn't read it. Oh, wait...damn.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #252 on: 08-28-2003 10:07 »
« Last Edit on: 08-28-2003 10:07 »

Looking good Hil, [nitpicker]but could you get the whole thing in the tiny space? Fry's Arm and Leela's hair look a bit out of place[/nitpicker]

But besides that, it looks great, and if you want a grey background to try it on...

There you go, keep it up

EDIT : If you really want to nitpick it, go over the edges and try to get rid of that white border stuff... i had the same problem... and still do a bit... but anyway its only a tiny problem
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #253 on: 08-28-2003 10:29 »

Nah, I tried to fit the whole thing but it didn't look too good.  And that white border is quite annoying, but it's only minor. Thanks.  smile
Rage Dump

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« Reply #254 on: 08-28-2003 10:45 »
« Last Edit on: 08-28-2003 10:45 »


Here ya go Hil, i had nothing better to do, so i did a half assed job at trying to get rid of those line for ya... hopefully it looks a bit better...

Up to you whether you want to use it or not... your one is fine... i was just bored   smile
sheep555

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« Reply #255 on: 08-28-2003 12:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Rage Dump:

Looks great to me  smile

And in reply to your question on the other avy thread, they're uploaded when ever someone gets round to it (the most it's been for me has been three weeks).
Rage Dump

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« Reply #256 on: 08-29-2003 08:43 »
« Last Edit on: 08-29-2003 08:43 »

Here we go.. another Dwight avy just testing it here to see how bad the white border syndrome is... Does anyone knoe an easy way to fix this?
This was a bit of a half assed avy... a simple one anyway... took me 15 mins instead of the last one which took 1 and a half hours


EDIT : Hey its fine this time.... ahh well can't complain  smile
sheep555

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« Reply #257 on: 08-29-2003 09:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Rage Dump:
Here we go.. another Dwight avy just testing it here to see how bad the white border syndrome is... Does anyone knoe an easy way to fix this?

Yes...You're using PSP (I seem to remember). I generally draw my avys against a coloured background. So, I need to make them transparant using the advanced GIF options. Simply set the transparent colour, and then tell PSP to also make transparent similar colours (I'd tell you what this is called, but my PC is down, so I can't check). Voila! No white border  smile
Rage Dump

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« Reply #258 on: 08-29-2003 09:09 »
« Last Edit on: 08-29-2003 09:09 »

Thanks a bundle sheep555, i'm doing another avy right now of Young Hermes and Dwight laughing, so ill test it out on that    smile

EDIT : And here it is!


EDIT2 : And another one...


Alright, I think im getting the hang of this now. Thanks again for everyone's help... And i'll be glad to help anyone i can now that i (Kinda) know what i'm doing  big grin
aslate

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« Reply #259 on: 08-29-2003 10:35 »

The way i make them transparent is:
I normally scan the image blown-up to a very high size
Fill the background with a light-grey, between the PEEL grey and white
Shrik and make the grey transparent
Nice borderless images.
Rage Dump

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« Reply #260 on: 09-07-2003 08:48 »

*Sigh* I hate to bring this up, but I can't seem to use my custom avy... I searched for how to go about doing it, and i ended up under the impression that you go to your profile and change your avy as normal, except switch to the one called "Custom". Yet Custom seems to not exist... Sorry about this, but i did do a half-assed search and they all said the same thing.
Thanks a bundle in advance.
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« Reply #261 on: 09-07-2003 10:17 »

Rage Dump

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« Reply #262 on: 09-07-2003 10:28 »
« Last Edit on: 09-07-2003 10:28 »

Hmmm i don't have that... I think i must be jumping the gun a bit, it was only uploaded recently, does it take a while for them to get uploaded/usable?

sheep555

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« Reply #263 on: 09-07-2003 11:40 »

Possibly. I'd wait a few days before complaining - according to the avy thread your custom avy has been uploaded.
sheep555

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« Reply #264 on: 09-20-2003 04:28 »
« Last Edit on: 09-20-2003 04:28 »

[bump]

 
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Originally posted by Asylum-Fry in "Test the Rainbow":
Can someone tell me how to, or realy, make this transparent? This pic is going to be my new avatar...

Sure - however, there's a few problems with the picture, the first being it's very blurred. Because GIF files can't store translucent information (ie, it's transparant, or it's not), blurry pictures can be very hard to get right.

Assuming you're using PSP (it's similar for Photoshop), you need to click "options" on the save as dialog after you've selected to save as a GIF. Then click "run optimizer", and you'll be able to select the colours you wish to make transparant - like this:



If you sharpen the image up a bit, you get this:




But all new avys should be facing the post, and so you should flip it around, to get this:


Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #265 on: 09-20-2003 09:55 »

@ anybody

Could anybody make a Avatar of Calculon from Bender should not be allowed on TV in his white suit he wears at the birthday party?

Thanks.

I'm A firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class.

Especially since I rule.
sheep555

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« Reply #266 on: 09-20-2003 12:34 »

Sure, why not?
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #267 on: 09-20-2003 16:48 »

Cool thanks sheep!
sheep555

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« Reply #268 on: 09-20-2003 17:21 »

^ It's up on the avy page in off topic
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #269 on: 09-20-2003 17:59 »

What the hell, where the hell and how the hell?
sheep555

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« Reply #270 on: 09-21-2003 07:20 »
« Last Edit on: 09-21-2003 07:20 »

^ It's up here - the Avatar Shop topic is mainly for avy help and info. All avatars are posted in the avatar topic in the off topic, (currently called 64x64 art).
Gleno

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« Reply #271 on: 09-26-2003 10:59 »

mArc the avy i would like uploaded as my custom is in the thread 64x64 art....I hope it's acceptable....I just don't want to miss out when you upload the next batch....cheers  smile
Cube_166

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« Reply #272 on: 09-26-2003 11:46 »

Gleno: Drippy_Taco does the uploading, and he'll upload them all (if he finds them acceptable) don't worry about not being uploaded. Plus that thread is where he will look for avatars.
elcornholio

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« Reply #273 on: 10-24-2003 09:30 »

how in robot hell do i change my stupid atavar
Melllvar

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« Reply #274 on: 10-24-2003 10:24 »
« Last Edit on: 10-24-2003 10:24 »

It's in your profile, you can pick from a list.

However, if you want to have a "custom avatar" (for example a non-futurama one) simply find the Avatar Thread in Off-Topic, and post what you'd like to have as your avatar with the words "upload to custom".  Like so:


Upload To Custom

Then you have to wait for it to be uploaded, and you need to be patient.
sheep555

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« Reply #275 on: 10-31-2003 11:00 »

Suggestion - although I guess this would be impossible to achieve, it would be cool to have a custom avy facility similar to the sig facility (ie, you upload it yourself)...it might lead to more spontaneous avys (for example, Haloween specific customs), but then again it might lead to many "illegal" avys coming in...so maybe not. Just a thought...
aslate

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« Reply #276 on: 10-31-2003 12:20 »

Yea, that had been thought of, but the possibility of illegal avatars over-ruled it.
Margarita

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« Reply #277 on: 10-31-2003 12:40 »

not just bad avatars, people will start changing avatars every hour and it will be extremly confusing.
sheep555

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« Reply #278 on: 10-31-2003 14:16 »

Couldn't you do that anyway?
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #279 on: 10-31-2003 15:48 »

It would be good, but also the possibility of illegal avys is probably too high.Unless, for example, when you upload sigs it'll stop you from uploading illegal sigs-that tit won't work if you upload illegal avys. I've seen this on other boards, but I have no knowledge of that whatsoever or if it could be done.
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