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My new avatar
« 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!

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Re: My new avatar
« Reply #1 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
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Re: My new avatar
« Reply #2 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?
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Re: My new avatar
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: My new avatar
« Reply #4 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
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« Reply #5 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
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« Reply #6 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?
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« Reply #7 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!
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2010, 08:35:33 PM »
But getting feedback also helps improve both my artistic ability and my photoshop skills.
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 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? ;)
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2010, 06:48:19 PM »
Catty-wompus is now my new favorite word.
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2010, 06:49:05 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2010, 08:10:33 PM »
is it a word even? what does it mean!?
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« Reply #14 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*
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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2010, 08:23:25 PM »
It's probably not a word, but it reminds me of cuckoo bananas.
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« Reply #16 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*
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« Reply #17 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
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« Reply #18 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.
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« Reply #19 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...

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And now for the update: Below you will find an updated version of the avatar. I want to hear your feedback!
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