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Kaso

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Creating an avatar?
« on: July 19, 2012, 07:47:45 PM »
If you all notice, I attempted to upload an avatar...

It's a bit rough, but the original is not too bad. 

What format should it be in? (BMP right now)

How do I shrink it without making it fuzzy?  It starts as a Corel Draw drawing, and then I convert it to BMP.

What's the proper procedure?  How do the rest of you do it?

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    Re: Creating an avatar?
    « Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 08:23:13 PM »
    What software do you have?

    There are different ways to do it depending on what image editing capabilities you have.

    I used Photoshop CS3 for this one, and it was a bit of trial and error to get it to look like I wanted it to.
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    Re: Creating an avatar?
    « Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 08:39:55 PM »
    What software do you have?

    There are different ways to do it depending on what image editing capabilities you have.

    I used Photoshop CS3 for this one, and it was a bit of trial and error to get it to look like I wanted it to.
    I created the image in corel draw.  It looks nice in-program, but when I convert it to a bmp, the 'fill' seems to exceed the 'lines'...  It's not like that until it is made into a bmp or jpeg, and even then, not noticeable until it is shrunk down.



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    Re: Creating an avatar?
    « Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 12:17:31 AM »
    Ok.  Without getting into a long and boring explanation about what is going on:  Save it as a *.jpg and open it in windows paint.  From there resize.  Should be good.
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    Re: Creating an avatar?
    « Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 10:46:46 AM »
    Thanks, Sean!  Got it fixed.



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    Re: Creating an avatar?
    « Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 12:28:43 PM »
    Any time man.
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