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Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by PeteAtoms, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Northen Wolf

    Northen Wolf Young Hunter

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    I just google larger pictures (like 300x300 pixels) and convert them to 100Xwhatever(75pixels to keep proper size on this giza pyramid) backgrounds ;)

    That background is
    Spoiler :

    Code:
    http://www.hotelmanagement-network.com/projects/fairmont/images/4-pyramids-giza.jpg



    Code:
    http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/4760/4pyramidsgiza.jpg

    Code:
    http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6933/egyptpwn.jpg
     
  2. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Cool, thanks! How do you create that star-glow effect on the top there?
     
  3. ExtraCrispy

    ExtraCrispy Warlord

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    Can somebody get this avatar to work for me?

    Thanks. :goodjob:
     
  4. Northen Wolf

    Northen Wolf Young Hunter

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    Code:
    http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9714/pirateavatar1.jpg
    Size < 6 kb and < 101x101 pixels, usable if above 100 days member and 100 posts

    If your not 100 days member (yet), use this:


    Code:
    http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5966/smallerpirate.jpg
    Size < 4kb and < 71x71 pixels

    Tutorial, just for you = )

    Note: I'm just newbie and most things are self-learned. Similar features can be found in most programs, including potatoephotoshop. I use gimp (it is free not pay-for-use), maybe it is not as good as Potatoeshop - but I use this to do all my editing and converting needs (like making my avatars). Only thing it cannot do is convert *gif files to smaller, for that I use IrfanView tool.

    That "Star Glow" Was supposed to be sunset glow (as IIRC, [some of] the pyramid tops were made to reflect sunlight)
    Get Gimp from here. (it works on linux too (as most open source things works on linux))

    Spoiler :

    1. Open up picture we want to alter
    2. Open layers dialog (Windows->Dockable Dialogs ->Layers (ctrl+L))


    3. Make new layer (from that new window or via layers -> "new Layer"option

    Make sure you select new, empty layer to work on (the one called sun, not the background) - just click on the New, "sun" layer in layers dialog.



    4. Draw "sun rays" on new layer (don't start drawing anything fancy, just draw something simple)



    5. Then we use Gaussian blur (Filters->blur->gaussian Alter these settings, until you find "sun shine" being nice enough. I think, I used something like 7x7.



    6. And finally alter layers "Mode" and "Opacity", to get something you like this (there are other modes, that give different effects).



    7. Finally, save this as *jpg, if you do this, gimp allows you to size file yourself (in this case < 6 kb)
     
  5. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    wow, thank you for the in-depth tutorial NW. Respect! :goodjob:
     
  6. Ansar

    Ansar Détente avec l'été

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  7. ori

    ori Repair Guy Super Moderator

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  8. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Could someone please see it they can make the background of mine transparent without too much changing the effect of the red blurring from a lot in the center to less at the edges?
     
  9. alcal

    alcal surfin'

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    Can I get this in 100x100, transparent?

     
  10. ori

    ori Repair Guy Super Moderator

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    I cannot see any image...
     
  11. alcal

    alcal surfin'

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    Now?



     
  12. ori

    ori Repair Guy Super Moderator

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    yes now its there - I'll try it - but I am not too confident that it'll look nice...
     
  13. Raijer

    Raijer The 736th Beatle

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    I'll give it a shot...
     

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  14. alcal

    alcal surfin'

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    Thank you man!!
     
  15. dwaxe

    dwaxe is not a fanatic

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    Which forum skin are you using? It matters because different skins have different background colors.
     
  16. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I use the one called Dark Blue. :goodjob:
     
  17. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    It seems I'm not the only one that likes the Major ;)..
     
  18. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    Can I get this avatarised please? (mostly just the head+cig holder)
     
  19. Azale

    Azale Deity

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    Meh, how's this?

     
  20. nonconformist

    nonconformist Miserable

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    Splendid, homeboy
     

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