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How to Create Your Own Avatar

How to Create Your Own Avatar

In computing, an avatar is the graphical representation of the user or the user's alter ego or character. It may take either a three-dimensional form, as in games or virtual worlds, or a two-dimensional form as an icon in Internet forums and other online communities

How to create your own avatar?

You can create your own avatar by following steps.

1. Examine the community
Many people use an avatar that relates to the community in some way, and helps identify their interests.

2. Look at your forum name
Forums require you to create a unique username, and many people base their avatar off of their username. This helps create a visual connection with your username, as people will quickly be able to tell who's posting.

3. Consider your online persona
Take your online persona into account when designing your avatar. Your avatar should be a reflection of who you are in that community.

4. Find an image
Use tools like Google Image Search or Bing to find the perfect picture, or use an image you've taken yourself.





5. Make sure the subject will scale well
Forum avatars are almost always quite small, so the subject of your avatar should be easily distinguishable when shrunk.

6. Open the picture with your image editing software
You don't need anything fancy to create your avatar, unless you're planning on adding effects or text. Any image editing software will work, from Paint to Photoshop.

7. Crop the subject
Since you don't have much space to work with for avatars, crop out everything around the subject.

8. Check the dimensions allowed by the forum
The range is typically between 50 X 50 px to 100 X 100 px

9. Choose to scale or crop your image.

10. Save the resized image.

11. Add text to your avatar
If you have the space, you can add some text to your avatar.

12. Add effects to your avatar.
If you want to spice up your avatar, you can use advanced editors like Photoshop or GIMP to add special effects to your image.

Here are some of the best web tools to create avatars :
VokiĀ 
Build your wild self

Doppelme
Gravatar

Toy Creator

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