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finally..an avatar

Postby lotek » 19 Aug 2009 15:05

It's currently in progress, I'm not sure wether to include the faces of the real Weasel and Baboon or not...
Waiting for your suggestions
oh and btw the resize for avatars from imageshack doesn't fit...

Well here goes nothing
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby DuneFishUK » 19 Aug 2009 15:53

Might be worth having a look at GIMP - It's a free not-Photoshop.

http://www.gimp.org/

I don't use it myself, but I keep hearing good things. :)

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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby GamePlayer » 19 Aug 2009 15:57

If you need to re-size the picture, I can help. Just give the word and I'll do it.
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby DuneFishUK » 19 Aug 2009 16:12

Was going to edit to add something along those lines. I can be a resize whore also... :D

lotek - you could give him a Image shirt :P

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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby Freakzilla » 19 Aug 2009 17:30

Maybe I should get a shirt that says:

FRANK HERBERT

HATES YOU
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby TheDukester » 19 Aug 2009 19:04

:lol: :dance:

Or maybe:

YOU NEVER EVEN MET FRANK HERBERT
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby Freakzilla » 19 Aug 2009 19:06

How's that Hugo Award look on your mantle?

Oh... yeah...
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby TheDukester » 19 Aug 2009 19:07

Oh, we're rolling now!

How about:

I'VE WON AS MANY HUGOS AS YOU HAVE
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby Freakzilla » 19 Aug 2009 19:08

TheDukester wrote:Oh, we're rolling now!

How about:

I'VE WON AS MANY HUGOS AS YOU HAVE


That's gooooooood.
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby Ampoliros » 19 Aug 2009 19:13

The back could say:

"Frank Herbert used the Attitude of the Knife"
"KJA uses the Attitude of the Sponge"
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby Freakzilla » 19 Aug 2009 19:15

Ampoliros wrote:The back could say:

"Frank Herbert taught me the Attitude of the Knife"
"KJA taught me the Attitude of the Sponge"


:lol:
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Postby Hunchback Jack » 19 Aug 2009 22:24

TheDukester wrote:Oh, we're rolling now!

How about:

I'VE WON AS MANY HUGOS AS YOU HAVE


That's not bad at all.

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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby lotek » 20 Aug 2009 01:51

DuneFishUK wrote:Was going to edit to add something along those lines. I can be a resize whore also... :D

lotek - you could give him a Image shirt :P

KJA brings his own jokes.


yep that logo is perfect, I sort of went for the baboon handwriting feel(as it goes along with trying to draw letters with the mousepad of your laptop), but I will try to use that to see what it looks like.

And then when I'll realize it's gonna take me ages, where someone more proficient would do that eyes closed, I'll come back screaming for help :) (help appreciated btw)

I just donwloaded the Gimp(I know the basics from photo filtre studio)so i'ill give it a go tomorrow.
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby lotek » 20 Aug 2009 02:08

Hunchback Jack wrote:
TheDukester wrote:Oh, we're rolling now!

How about:

I'VE WON AS MANY HUGOS AS YOU HAVE


That's not bad at all.

HBJ


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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby SandChigger » 20 Aug 2009 04:07

TheDukester wrote:Oh, we're rolling now!

How about:

I'VE WON AS MANY HUGOS AS YOU HAVE

EXCELLENT!!! :laughing:
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby lotek » 20 Aug 2009 04:26

I tried the Gimp but I'm more used to photofiltre so I'll just work with the free trial version and try and come up with something decent
I just wondered wether once reduced to avatar size it would still be recognizable or if I should go for less elements in the picture
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby SandChigger » 20 Aug 2009 04:53

Until Freak or Omph or Ragabash resets the "upload avatar" setting, you're not going to be able to upload whatever you come up with unless you put it on Photobucket or some similar service and link to it.

Just saying.

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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby lotek » 20 Aug 2009 05:46

yep I use image shack(it has a useful tool that allows upload with the right mouse button without having to go through the tedious procedures on their site)
http://rightload.org/
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby GamePlayer » 20 Aug 2009 12:15

Freakzilla wrote:Maybe I should get a shirt that says:

FRANK HERBERT

HATES YOU


TheDukester wrote:Oh, we're rolling now!

How about:

I'VE WON AS MANY HUGOS AS YOU HAVE


OMG! These are brilliant! Bravo, you two! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby Freakzilla » 20 Aug 2009 13:19

IF YOU THINK EVERYONE HATES YOU...

You might not be just paranoid.
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby lotek » 24 Aug 2009 08:34

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All right enough now :lol: :lol:
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby GamePlayer » 24 Aug 2009 15:12

Brilliant! Now you just need to build an appropriate "reply" animation :)
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby lotek » 24 Aug 2009 15:17

GamePlayer wrote:Brilliant! Now you just need to build an appropriate "reply" animation :)


any ideas?

"because I'm a hack" would spring to mind :)
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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby Omphalos » 24 Aug 2009 19:44

"Will work for mindless adulation"

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Re: finally..an avatar

Postby lotek » 25 Aug 2009 02:20

Well the good thing about this avatar is that I can change the text anytime
It s not difficult just a little tedious as you have to make a complete pic for each part of the text...

unless there is a quicker way to insert that text in a fixed image, but that I don't know how to do :oops:
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