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Title: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on July 12, 2010, 07:42:40 PM
So earlier today I dabbled a little in photoshop and came up with the below image. I'm getting tired of my current avatar and figured it was time for a new one. But before I officially make it my new avatar, I want to get everyone's opinions on it. So let me know what you think!

Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: Jafar on July 12, 2010, 07:46:02 PM
It's cool looking, but I think it's a bit too diagonal. You kinda have to tilt your head to read it.  :P
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on July 12, 2010, 07:50:24 PM
Yeah, I was thinking of changing the orientation of the text. The only problem is that it will be smaller if I end up making it straight. The forum has a 200x200 pixel limit, right?
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: Rosella on July 12, 2010, 07:54:49 PM
I haven't heard of such a limit. I remember Raf's avatar in particular once taking up half the forum.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on July 12, 2010, 08:02:51 PM
I haven't heard of such a limit. I remember Raf's avatar in particular once taking up half the forum.

Really? I don't seem to recall that... Well, if the limit is bigger than I thought, then I suppose I should be off to tinker a little more with photoshop. Or maybe tomorrow. I'm too busy watching youtube videos right now... But overall, what do you think of the image itself? I notice that my photoshop skills have improved over the years... Thank you high school lol
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: wilco64256 on July 12, 2010, 08:11:26 PM
I like the image, nice work.  I actually didn't realize your first one was readable text at first  :P
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on July 12, 2010, 08:16:55 PM
Technically, it's not my first. I've had many before the current one. All of them I made myself over the years in photoshop.

Originally, the image I have now as my avatar was supposed to be animated, but for some reason the animation isn't working. And I just never got around to fixing it or anything. But I figure with a new forum, why not get a new avatar to go with it?
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: B'rrr on July 12, 2010, 08:27:26 PM
It's an Avatar!

If you like it more then your current one you should use it and not beeing influenced by what other people think!
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on July 12, 2010, 08:35:33 PM
But getting feedback also helps improve both my artistic ability and my photoshop skills.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: I_am_so_nifty on July 14, 2010, 06:30:04 PM
I think it'd be fine if the text was at about the same orientation as your current one. No need to make it completely straight.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: Haids1987 on July 14, 2010, 06:32:58 PM
Yeah, I'm with the guys.  The text is a little catty-wompus.  Otherwise, nice work!  Do you take requests? ;)
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: wilco64256 on July 14, 2010, 06:48:19 PM
Catty-wompus is now my new favorite word.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: Haids1987 on July 14, 2010, 06:49:05 PM
;]
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: B'rrr on July 14, 2010, 08:10:33 PM
is it a word even? what does it mean!?
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: wilco64256 on July 14, 2010, 08:22:34 PM
It's referring to the sound that's made when a cat falls off the counter and doesn't land on its feet - *wompus*
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: I_am_so_nifty on July 14, 2010, 08:23:25 PM
It's probably not a word, but it reminds me of cuckoo bananas.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: B'rrr on July 14, 2010, 08:28:30 PM
It's referring to the sound that's made when a cat falls off the counter and doesn't land on its feet - *wompus*

I never heard a cat make a sound like that...

*plans of testing it out by throwing away every cat he comes across from now on*
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on July 15, 2010, 12:02:44 AM
Yeah, I'm with the guys.  The text is a little catty-wompus.  Otherwise, nice work!  Do you take requests? ;)

I've never had anyone covet my photoshopping skilz before. I'll tell you now though that my "skilz" aren't neccesarily that good. I just mess around sometimes and end up getting good results. I've got a reworked version of the avatar I posted above, but I ain't posting it right now. It's 2:01 AM in my timezone right now. I should be sleeping, but I'm not. I'm not going to be getting up easily in seven hours XD
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: Haids1987 on July 15, 2010, 06:43:51 PM
is it a word even? what does it mean!?
I can't answer the first, but I can tell you this much: I used to be a caregiver with the elderly at an assisted living facility.  They used to use that word ALL THE TIME (it must be an old people word :P) when I was making their beds.  I gather by its context that it means jagged, or not straight. :yes:

And d-d, I might have a request for you. ;) Let me know if you are willing to accept my challenge.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on July 19, 2010, 01:00:04 PM
is it a word even? what does it mean!?
I can't answer the first, but I can tell you this much: I used to be a caregiver with the elderly at an assisted living facility.  They used to use that word ALL THE TIME (it must be an old people word :P) when I was making their beds.  I gather by its context that it means jagged, or not straight. :yes:

And d-d, I might have a request for you. ;) Let me know if you are willing to accept my challenge.

That depends on time. I've got lots of stuff to do coming up. For one, I've got my part time job at my local grocery store (4.5 years and counting...) and some stuff for the team coming up... And of course my mod duties here on the forum... But you might as well tell me your request so I can see what I can whip up. I only wish I had photoshop CS5. I'm two versions behind at CS3. I just love the content aware fill feature in CS5... Only a few more months until I can officially get myself a student discount on it when I begin college in September...

(Posted on: July 16, 2010, 12:05:16 AM)


And now for the update: Below you will find an updated version of the avatar. I want to hear your feedback!
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: wilco64256 on July 19, 2010, 01:32:32 PM
Nice but I think I liked it better catty-wompus.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on July 19, 2010, 01:47:47 PM
Yeah, I liked it that way too myself in hindsight. I like my name to be on one line lol
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: kindofdoon on July 19, 2010, 11:08:52 PM
It's referring to the sound that's made when a cat falls off the counter and doesn't land on its feet - *wompus*

LOLOLOL

(Posted on: July 20, 2010, 01:06:38 AM)



I just love the content aware fill feature in CS5... Only a few more months until I can officially get myself a student discount on it when I begin college in September.

I was totally blown away when I first saw content-aware fill/delete. I think I'm getting CS5 (student discount) soon - extremely excited for it!
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: Haids1987 on July 20, 2010, 12:46:04 PM
Nice but I think I liked it better catty-wompus.
Everything looks better catty-wompus. (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cattywompus) :yes:
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: crayauchtin on July 20, 2010, 03:39:20 PM
I was totally blown away when I first saw content-aware fill/delete. I think I'm getting CS5 (student discount) soon - extremely excited for it!
I AM SO FREAKING JEALOUS OF YOU RIGHT NOW!
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: kindofdoon on July 20, 2010, 04:20:02 PM
I know, it's so very exciting.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on July 25, 2010, 03:44:35 PM
I was totally blown away when I first saw content-aware fill/delete. I think I'm getting CS5 (student discount) soon - extremely excited for it!
I AM SO FREAKING JEALOUS OF YOU RIGHT NOW!

Once I get settled in school myself, I'll be getting a student discount. In fact, I'll be getting the most significant student discount available, as my school is the biggest purchaser of Adobe Products in North America... But that won't be until september most likely...
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: kindofdoon on July 25, 2010, 10:18:41 PM
Which school is that? (I'm just curious.)
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on July 26, 2010, 01:18:34 PM
Which school is that? (I'm just curious.)

It's part of the Art Institutes network. I don't feel like disclosing exactly what location (I've got to protect my whereabouts...).
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: kindofdoon on July 27, 2010, 10:03:56 AM
Oh, that's fine. Just curious.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on September 17, 2010, 12:15:06 PM
So I found out that I can get about 80% off the entire CS5 collection at my school... Thank you very much, AI! And when I have the newest version of photoshop, I'll continue work on my Avatar...
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: atec123 on September 17, 2010, 12:17:28 PM
make it about as catty-wompus as your current one.  same size and catty-wompusness but with the new colors and fonts.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on September 17, 2010, 12:21:35 PM
make it about as catty-wompus as your current one.  same size and catty-wompusness but with the new colors and fonts.

If I remembered how, I would lol. I sadly don't even have access to photoshop right now... And I haven't even upgraded yet. They told me to wait six months for some odd reason...
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: atec123 on September 17, 2010, 12:44:01 PM
make it about as catty-wompus as your current one.  same size and catty-wompusness but with the new colors and fonts.

If I remembered how, I would lol. I sadly don't even have access to photoshop right now... And I haven't even upgraded yet. They told me to wait six months for some odd reason...
I am an opensource freak, but that bias aside:
http://www.gimp.org/
that is a great photoshop alternative and it's free.  I think they have a windows port now.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on September 17, 2010, 12:54:50 PM
make it about as catty-wompus as your current one.  same size and catty-wompusness but with the new colors and fonts.

If I remembered how, I would lol. I sadly don't even have access to photoshop right now... And I haven't even upgraded yet. They told me to wait six months for some odd reason...
I am an opensource freak, but that bias aside:
http://www.gimp.org/
that is a great photoshop alternative and it's free.  I think they have a windows port now.

I know all about GIMP, I've used it before, and frankly I'm partial to Photoshop. I'm more accustomed to the interface. But maybe that's just me.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: atec123 on September 17, 2010, 01:25:24 PM
make it about as catty-wompus as your current one.  same size and catty-wompusness but with the new colors and fonts.

If I remembered how, I would lol. I sadly don't even have access to photoshop right now... And I haven't even upgraded yet. They told me to wait six months for some odd reason...
I am an opensource freak, but that bias aside:
http://www.gimp.org/
that is a great photoshop alternative and it's free.  I think they have a windows port now.

I know all about GIMP, I've used it before, and frankly I'm partial to Photoshop. I'm more accustomed to the interface. But maybe that's just me.
I am partial to GIMP.  it's probably just whatever you get used to.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: Enchantermon on September 17, 2010, 01:36:34 PM
I know all about GIMP, I've used it before, and frankly I'm partial to Photoshop. I'm more accustomed to the interface. But maybe that's just me.
Have you tried GIMPshop (http://www.gimpshop.com/)? It's an interface overhaul for GIMP that supposed to make it feel more like Photoshop. I wouldn't know how similar it is since I've never used Photoshop, but you may want to try it.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: tessspoon on September 17, 2010, 02:04:31 PM
I am partial to GIMP.  it's probably just whatever you get used to.
:yes: I'm partial to Paint.Net. Photoshop came with the latptop the school gave me a month ago, went to try and use it for something, but I realized how different it was and decided what I was trying to do wasn't worth learning the interface right then. :P
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: kindofdoon on September 17, 2010, 02:15:06 PM
I know plenty of people who prefer GIMP, but I use Photoshop simply because it came with my computer. I really love the program, but to be fair, I've never actually used GIMP, but from what I know it's very similar to Photoshop.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on September 18, 2010, 04:23:11 PM
I know all about GIMP, I've used it before, and frankly I'm partial to Photoshop. I'm more accustomed to the interface. But maybe that's just me.
Have you tried GIMPshop (http://www.gimpshop.com/)? It's an interface overhaul for GIMP that supposed to make it feel more like Photoshop. I wouldn't know how similar it is since I've never used Photoshop, but you may want to try it.

Thanks for the tip. I should try that out sometime.

I know plenty of people who prefer GIMP, but I use Photoshop simply because it came with my computer. I really love the program, but to be fair, I've never actually used GIMP, but from what I know it's very similar to Photoshop.

I much prefer photoshop over GIMP, and I've used both before. I learned photoshop first, so that's probably why I'm partial to it.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: Enchantermon on September 18, 2010, 09:50:29 PM
Thanks for the tip. I should try that out sometime.
You're welcome. :)
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on December 15, 2010, 09:48:58 PM
So, I know it's been quite some time since I've posted in here, but I've got a slightly modified version of my work in progress avatar to show off to all of you! Tell me what you think!

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/5439/avatar3copy.png)
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: Enchantermon on December 15, 2010, 09:53:37 PM
Looks cool, though it ends up looking more like "Dark Dayeniay".
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on December 15, 2010, 09:57:16 PM
Looks cool, though it ends up looking more like "Dark Dayeniay".

Hmm... I should scour the net for a new typeface... Dafont, here I come!
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: waltzdancing on December 15, 2010, 10:03:07 PM
Once you work on the v that would be awesome!
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on December 15, 2010, 10:14:58 PM
So, I went ahead and changed the font family entirely, and I hope you like the new version!
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/577/avatar4copy.png)
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: Enchantermon on December 15, 2010, 10:31:55 PM
Yes, that looks very nice! :)
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on December 15, 2010, 10:34:06 PM
Then it's settled. My new avatar will be uploaded shortly. It's time to get rid of the one I have now anyway. I've been using it for far too long really.

EDIT: And now it's in place!
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: Enchantermon on December 15, 2010, 10:39:47 PM
Looks great! :)
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on December 16, 2010, 11:20:09 AM
Looks great! :)

Its a lot better to look at than my previous one, and its my best photoshopped avatar to date. I'm rather proud of it. I think I can safely say that the cloud filter in Photoshop is my specialty. I LOVE the background in that image. all it took was mixing some cloud layers and changing the opacity And the blending options. The result was pretty good, I gotta admit!
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: kindofdoon on December 16, 2010, 05:28:25 PM
Looks great! :)

Its a lot better to look at than my previous one, and its my best photoshopped avatar to date. I'm rather proud of it. I think I can safely say that the cloud filter in Photoshop is my specialty. I LOVE the background in that image. all it took was mixing some cloud layers and changing the opacity And the blending options. The result was pretty good, I gotta admit!

Nice work. I like the clouds.
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on December 16, 2010, 10:04:20 PM
Yeah, the clouds came out really well. I just went in and messed around until things looked good. That's how I role!
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: waltzdancing on December 16, 2010, 10:09:09 PM
That looks sweet. Really nice work!
Title: Re: My new avatar
Post by: dark-daventry on December 16, 2010, 10:12:25 PM
That looks sweet. Really nice work!

Thanks! I'm really proud of it!