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Old 02-10-2009, 09:40 PM
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For my avatar.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:45 PM
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here you go
Old 02-10-2009, 09:46 PM
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Thanks man. I got to find a way to do this myself.
Old 02-10-2009, 09:48 PM
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lol i use photoshop that i got from my grand parents. so i got lucky
Old 02-10-2009, 10:38 PM
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I am cheap-o. I used MS paint, and shrunk my own Avatars
Old 02-11-2009, 04:05 AM
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1) Obtain photoshop. (no smart comments please, nothing is implied in that)
2) Open the image you want to take your avatar from
3) Click on the selection tool (rectangle)
4) Look at the top (or wherever it is in the latest versions) for the 'style' drop down box. Select 'Fixed Aspect Ratio'.
5) Next to that, enter into the boxes 1 and 1. This will make sure your selection is always perfectly square (like the avatar space )
6) Select the area of the image you want to use as your avatar by dragging the mouse with the button held down. When happy with your selection, hit CTRL+C.
7) Click 'File', 'New', accept the default size, it should be the same as what you just copied, photoshop is clever, it can see the dimensions of data on the clipboard.
8) Paste (CTRL+V) your selection into the new image.
9) Click 'Image', then 'Image Size...' Enter new dimensions 85 pixels by 85 pixels.
10) Click on 'File', 'Save for web...' (this gives great quality and high optimisation for small file size).
11) Select JPG format, and move the quality slider to 60. Check in the corner the anticipated size is less than the limit (it will be).
12) Hit 'Save', pick a location, go to RCU, upload it as your avatar.

That may seem like a lot of steps, but that is the best way to create a high quality avatar. There are many programs that can shrin images, but I've never seen another with such a good optimisation routine for quality/file size.
Old 02-11-2009, 08:54 AM
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ORIGINAL: Foxy

1) Obtain photoshop. (no smart comments please, nothing is implied in that)
2) Open the image you want to take your avatar from
3) Click on the selection tool (rectangle)
4) Look at the top (or wherever it is in the latest versions) for the 'style' drop down box. Select 'Fixed Aspect Ratio'.
5) Next to that, enter into the boxes 1 and 1. This will make sure your selection is always perfectly square (like the avatar space )
6) Select the area of the image you want to use as your avatar by dragging the mouse with the button held down. When happy with your selection, hit CTRL+C.
7) Click 'File', 'New', accept the default size, it should be the same as what you just copied, photoshop is clever, it can see the dimensions of data on the clipboard.
8) Paste (CTRL+V) your selection into the new image.
9) Click 'Image', then 'Image Size...' Enter new dimensions 85 pixels by 85 pixels.
10) Click on 'File', 'Save for web...' (this gives great quality and high optimisation for small file size).
11) Select JPG format, and move the quality slider to 60. Check in the corner the anticipated size is less than the limit (it will be).
12) Hit 'Save', pick a location, go to RCU, upload it as your avatar.

That may seem like a lot of steps, but that is the best way to create a high quality avatar. There are many programs that can shrin images, but I've never seen another with such a good optimisation routine for quality/file size.
Yay Tutorial.

Nice write-up.

But if you need photoshop. Download the 30-day trial.
Old 02-11-2009, 04:08 PM
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There's a trial? It's sad how 90% of the programs are trials I keep redownloading when they expire.
Old 02-11-2009, 04:24 PM
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Go to Adobe's website and you can DL the CS4 trial for 30 days.
Old 02-11-2009, 05:26 PM
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Theres a Image Resizer in the Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP, http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/D...powertoys.mspx

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ertoySetup.exe
Old 02-11-2009, 06:46 PM
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ORIGINAL: Foxy

1) Obtain photoshop. (no smart comments please, nothing is implied in that)
2) Open the image you want to take your avatar from
3) Click on the selection tool (rectangle)
4) Look at the top (or wherever it is in the latest versions) for the 'style' drop down box. Select 'Fixed Aspect Ratio'.
5) Next to that, enter into the boxes 1 and 1. This will make sure your selection is always perfectly square (like the avatar space )
6) Select the area of the image you want to use as your avatar by dragging the mouse with the button held down. When happy with your selection, hit CTRL+C.
7) Click 'File', 'New', accept the default size, it should be the same as what you just copied, photoshop is clever, it can see the dimensions of data on the clipboard.
8) Paste (CTRL+V) your selection into the new image.
9) Click 'Image', then 'Image Size...' Enter new dimensions 85 pixels by 85 pixels.
10) Click on 'File', 'Save for web...' (this gives great quality and high optimisation for small file size).
11) Select JPG format, and move the quality slider to 60. Check in the corner the anticipated size is less than the limit (it will be).
12) Hit 'Save', pick a location, go to RCU, upload it as your avatar.

That may seem like a lot of steps, but that is the best way to create a high quality avatar. There are many programs that can shrin images, but I've never seen another with such a good optimisation routine for quality/file size.
that is the more complicated way, this is how i do it
1. photo shop
2. open file
3. go to the Image drop down bar
4. click on image size
5. enter new dementions and make sure the chain is lit because it will keep the image from getting stretched
6. go to the file drop down bar
7. click save for web. and follow foxy's directions from their

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