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Help me get a cool avatar

SavgeSavge Indecisive Registered User regular
Don't know if it's against the rules to break the fourth wall here or not but I'm getting tired of not having a face on the forum and I'd like to get a cool avatar like a lot of the people I see around here.

But I just don't have any idea what to get or where to get it. Can anyone help? How do people do it?

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  • knitdanknitdan Registered User regular
    Click the settings icon in the upper right of the window.

    Choose "Edit Profile."

    On the left side will be a bunch of links to things you can do

    Choose "change my picture"

    On that screen, upload a picture from your computer

    If it's cropped weird you can change that in "edit my thumbnail"

    Pick an image you like, save to computer, and upload it. No porn.

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    Get an image editing program, like Photoshop or GIMP, that can handle .png or .gif if you want something animated. Open up an image you download from wherever and rescale or crop it to square, at least 80x80 pixels since that's what the dimensions are on posts. You can go higher and it will scale appropriately; I think 250x250 is the profile size. Make sure the product is less than 2mb.

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    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
    Elvenshae
  • EvermournEvermourn Registered User regular
    If you want to grab something from a movie file just pause it on your pc then use the snip tool to cut out the avatar image.

  • MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    Or just steal portraits from an ancient game

    possibly related to an ancient Let's Play from way back when.

    looking at you @Moriveth

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    ElvenshaeDarkewolfe
  • PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    Less than 2 MB is probably the most important rule.

    MichaelLC
  • OrphaneOrphane Just a Pinch Registered User regular
    if you want it to be an animated gif the gif has to be 80x80 for it to animate in posts

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    As for the 'what' it should represent something you're interested in, or feel strongly about.

    Like @Orphane is dedicated to protecting dolphins eyes from the sun, and dumps millions of sunglasses into the ocean each year.

    Mugsley wrote:
    So now I need to get it trimmed and adjusted, and all in.

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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    Mine is art that was done as part of a forum art exchange done every so often! Actually, but my avatar and my signature were done by people on the forums.

    Guns make you stupid. Better to fight your wars with duct tape. Duct tape makes you smart.

    I make Encounter Maps for Pathfinder and D&D! Check them out here: https://falleron.com/
  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    you could be super cool and get a sealab 2021 avatar!

    but not Sparks, Bizzaro Stormy, or Regular Stormy for those are taken

    pretty sure Murphy is too

    Fry
  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Step One: Drag and drop the default avatar to your desktop.
    Step Two: Right-click on it and select Edit.
    Step Three: Draw googly eyes and a silly face on it.
    Step Four: Upload it to site by using the Change My Picture feature under Edit Profile (the gear icon on these forums).
    Step Five: Ta-da! PROFIT!
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    EDIT: Seriously, just find a picture that you like in a square format, and upload that.

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  • SavgeSavge Indecisive Registered User regular
    I know how to upload an avatar I was looking more for ideas on the content, and any gotchas I should know about like sizing for Retina displays.

    Don't people hate animated avatars? I wouldn't want people blocking out my avatar because it's distracting.

  • RainfallRainfall Dungeon Queen Registered User regular
    Savge wrote: »
    I know how to upload an avatar I was looking more for ideas on the content, and any gotchas I should know about like sizing for Retina displays.

    Don't people hate animated avatars? I wouldn't want people blocking out my avatar because it's distracting.

    The content should be something you like/feels represents you/amuses you. It's you, after all. Pick a character from your favorite show, or a cool design, or a funny image you enjoy.

    Elvenshae
  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    Mine is animated but the picture is so small most people won't notice. Just go with something you like, really there isn't a bad choice. Though, if you ever change it people might not recognize you, I tend to remember the avatar over username usually, haha.

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    PS4 - Local_H_Jay
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    And Twitch
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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    Also: nobody cares if the thing is animated, if anything a lot of people like it. What the image should be is something you want people thinking represents you. I use Atrus from Myst because it's one of my favorite characters ever, and I look similar to the guy IRL. Some people use characters they like a lot and think are funny instead. Otehrs use things that invoke a certain feel, humor, tone, or color scheme they like.

    Your avatar is how you want people to think about you. I'm an academic nerd from Florida, which lines up fairly well with what I've got.

    How do you want people to see you? Online you can construct any identity you like, either closeish to the mark like some of us, or something totally different if you want. Sky's the limit.

    Well, size limit is the limit. But withi those limits are limitless limits of limitations.

    Guns make you stupid. Better to fight your wars with duct tape. Duct tape makes you smart.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Also nothing NSFW.

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    Elvenshae
  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    Make sure there is space above the head so you can put hats on during holidays

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    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    Paladin wrote: »
    Make sure there is space above the head so you can put hats on during holidays

    Also be wary that people will take you literally. Paladin is very much a glowing yellowish smoke demon, Tofystedeth is a strange spiky haired doom jedi, and Local Jay is actually Bill Murray.

    This is science fact.

    Guns make you stupid. Better to fight your wars with duct tape. Duct tape makes you smart.

    I make Encounter Maps for Pathfinder and D&D! Check them out here: https://falleron.com/
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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    Enc wrote: »
    Paladin wrote: »
    Make sure there is space above the head so you can put hats on during holidays

    Also be wary that people will take you literally. Paladin is very much a glowing yellowish smoke demon, Tofystedeth is a strange spiky haired doom jedi, and Local Jay is actually Bill Murray.

    This is science fact.
    I am a dancing cat. I'm okay with this.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    I usually just use mugshots of fictitious characters I enjoy

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    or do you believe?
  • Mr KhanMr Khan Not Everyone WAHHHRegistered User regular
    I rotate roughly 5 times a year and just pick whatever i'm into at the time, trying to get something a little on the unique side with each go-round, though it doesn't always pan out.

  • TurksonTurkson Near the mountains of ColoradoRegistered User regular
    Join the Imperial Fleet and help crush the rebellion! I have attached a picture of our glorious fleet for you to use.

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    Would you like to know more?

    We missed a few places...
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  • SeñorAmorSeñorAmor !!! Registered User regular
    Savge wrote: »
    I was looking more for ideas on the content

    Here you go. ;)



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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Savge wrote: »
    I know how to upload an avatar I was looking more for ideas on the content, and any gotchas I should know about like sizing for Retina displays.

    Don't people hate animated avatars? I wouldn't want people blocking out my avatar because it's distracting.

    I 've been told my avatar is less distracting than it is hypnotizing.

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Savge wrote: »
    Don't people hate animated avatars? I wouldn't want people blocking out my avatar because it's distracting.
    It should be easy enough to have an animated avatar that isn't bloody obnoxious. I mean, I doubt most people notice that my avatar is animated. Just try to avoid anything seizure inducing and you should be good to go.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
    Siska
  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    Savge wrote: »
    Don't people hate animated avatars? I wouldn't want people blocking out my avatar because it's distracting.
    It should be easy enough to have an animated avatar that isn't bloody obnoxious. I mean, I doubt most people notice that my avatar is animated. Just try to avoid anything seizure inducing and you should be good to go.

    Listen to the man hiding in a box. He knows what is what.

    Guns make you stupid. Better to fight your wars with duct tape. Duct tape makes you smart.

    I make Encounter Maps for Pathfinder and D&D! Check them out here: https://falleron.com/
    Elvenshae
  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    SeñorAmor wrote: »
    Savge wrote: »
    I was looking more for ideas on the content

    Here you go. ;)



    1f7lf1zsp8iq.jpg

    ART THOU BORED!?

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular

    Mr Khan wrote: »
    I rotate roughly 5 times a year and just pick whatever i'm into at the time, trying to get something a little on the unique side with each go-round, though it doesn't always pan out.

    on the other hand, I have not changed my avatar since my join date, except to add a christmas wreath for the holidays

    firewaterwordprogramjunkie
  • Pure DinPure Din Boston-areaRegistered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    Savge wrote: »
    Don't people hate animated avatars? I wouldn't want people blocking out my avatar because it's distracting.
    It should be easy enough to have an animated avatar that isn't bloody obnoxious. I mean, I doubt most people notice that my avatar is animated. Just try to avoid anything seizure inducing and you should be good to go.

    Do certain kinds of avatars not animate on mobile? Or am I just blind? I can't see anything moving on your avatar at all.

    kime
  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Pure Din wrote: »
    see317 wrote: »
    Savge wrote: »
    Don't people hate animated avatars? I wouldn't want people blocking out my avatar because it's distracting.
    It should be easy enough to have an animated avatar that isn't bloody obnoxious. I mean, I doubt most people notice that my avatar is animated. Just try to avoid anything seizure inducing and you should be good to go.

    Do certain kinds of avatars not animate on mobile? Or am I just blind? I can't see anything moving on your avatar at all.

    It's a sneaky avatar, it only moves when you aren't looking

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
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  • BillyIdleBillyIdle What does "katana" mean? It means "Japanese sword."Registered User regular
    Get a bunch of 80's action movies of varying quality and throw a dart.
    Whatever it lands on, the main character is now your avatar.

  • Redspo0nRedspo0n Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    I joined a wizards guild, but since you have to be kinda like, magical for that, I understand of that option doesn't work for you.

    Redspo0n on
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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Pure Din wrote: »
    see317 wrote: »
    Savge wrote: »
    Don't people hate animated avatars? I wouldn't want people blocking out my avatar because it's distracting.
    It should be easy enough to have an animated avatar that isn't bloody obnoxious. I mean, I doubt most people notice that my avatar is animated. Just try to avoid anything seizure inducing and you should be good to go.

    Do certain kinds of avatars not animate on mobile? Or am I just blind? I can't see anything moving on your avatar at all.

    It doesn't move much, but every 15 seconds or so (it's been a while since I made it and I forgot the timing) it does a sly side-to-side glance and winks.
    Depending on the size of your mobile, it might be too small to notice.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • CalicaCalica Registered User regular
    I made this in Photoshop. Before that I had a headshot of the Spy from the TF2 comics, and before that a picture of a tiny turtle eating a giant strawberry.

    We're not picky :D

    Jedoc wrote: »
    The GOP cares about babies until they're born, soldiers until they're in need of care, and families until they interfere with stockholder dividends.
  • SavgeSavge Indecisive Registered User regular
    Avatars are what make or break forumers.

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  • PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    Make a gif that's the default profile except mouths and teeth open up everywhere

    Marty: The future, it's where you're going?
    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    I've found you can't search for an avatar, you won't be happy if you force it, but soon enough the right avatar comes to you.

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
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  • firewaterwordfirewaterword Satchitananda Pais Vasco to San FranciscoRegistered User regular
    edited April 2016
    This lack of closure is killing me.

    My two cents - pick something dumb from a music video because hey why not worked for me.

    firewaterword on
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  • EncEnc A Fool with Compassion The Land of Flowers (and Dragons)Registered User regular
    Use the profile, but rotate it 12 degrees clockwise.

    Guns make you stupid. Better to fight your wars with duct tape. Duct tape makes you smart.

    I make Encounter Maps for Pathfinder and D&D! Check them out here: https://falleron.com/
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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Savge wrote: »
    Avatars are what make or break forumers.

    I've been known to have avatars that have broken forumers.

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  • SavgeSavge Indecisive Registered User regular
    I've found you can't search for an avatar, you won't be happy if you force it, but soon enough the right avatar comes to you.

    I think you're right, the harder I look the less satisfied I seem to be with my options.

    I have no idea though how to really find "the one". It's not like I going around looking at memes nor do I have any particular characters I'd be interested in.

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