Today chats, forums and social networks are in fashion. It is clear that no one is going to remain faceless in a world where individuality is especially valued. It turns out that anyone can “decorate” themselves with an avatar – a small picture that displays anything. It can be a picture of the owner, some kind of picture that reflects his views, moods. As a result, on avatars you can meet animals, movie and cartoon characters, abstract compositions and much more.
Many are wondering – how do you create your own avatar? The easiest option is to use the already ready. It is enough in the search engine to type the line “download the avatar” and choose any of hundreds of sites of this topic. Usually they are offered to immediately download the image you like, or use a ready reference to it. Some sites offer their own workshops to create avatars. There are not many extra tools here, and everything is designed to create a vivid drawing. The simple solution is to load the image you like and select its part as your own avatar.
It will be more difficult to create an avatar on its own. First of all, appreciate whether you have enough work experience in graphic editors to implement this idea? It will be easy to reduce the image you like in the same Photoshop, or create it yourself. The source material, by the way, can serve anything – some of the wallpaper you like or the desktop wallpaper, a screenshot from your favorite movie, other avatars, scanned drawings. So, arm yourself with virtual brushes, pencil and go!
When creating your own avatar, try to follow simple rules. First of all, you should not use for your photo and background behind it a completely different color scale. It will look tasteless, irritating other users. It will be useful to create an avatar of a certain theme. Let your photo become a continuation or bearer of some thought, and not just a face on the background.
It will be more difficult to do, but there is room for creativity, and friends will certainly appreciate it. If there is a desire to create a caller avatar, it is better to attract, again, creatively, and not naked bodies or bright, eye-cutting flowers. When creating an avatar, remember that the picture size should not be large. Pictures 200 by 200 pixels will be more than enough, in addition, in most cases, it will automatically be reduced by the services, where you will place this avatar.
A separate category is animated avatars. Create a full-fledged cartoon is unlikely to work, but it’s quite possible to revive the picture. This will require at least two pictures. One object will be displayed before the action begins, and on the other – after. To easily create an animated avatar, you can use the Photoshop “Image Ready” application. Next, in the “File / Import / Folder as Frames” menu, select the folder with these two pictures. Then the delay between frames is selected, and in the “Tween” menu you can create an animation automatically. To check the result, simply press the “Play” button. To make the animated avatar look really nice you can work on the frames – add text that changes its color.