Help me with my avatar...

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by Howling Wolf, May 8, 2005.

  1. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Hello,
    could spmeone work on this image so that I can use it on Osnn AND Msn 7 for the later cut my wolf ears and the bottom of the image...
    For my Osnn avatar, I know I just have to resize it for it to fit our size limits, I can do it later myself ;)
    But for Msn 7, I know the problem is due to the image height and I don't know what to do as I don't want the image to be flattened...
    Any help from you experts will be much appreciated !
     

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  2. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    You can use MSN Plus. I think it allows you to set higher resolution display pics. :)
     
  3. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    thanx ~bk, but I do use Msn Plus and no such option afaik... :(
    And it wouldn't solve my problem as my contacts would still see a truncated picture, I guess...
     
  4. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    Will this work?
     

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  5. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Thank you bush dogg, the 1st one doesn't work as resizing does not solve the height issue (already tried this). The 2nd is nice and working with Msn7 but I guess it will not be possible to do without left-right borders... that's sad :(
     
  6. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    Your Welcome

    With the height of the picture I don't know anyway to do this without the borders or serious crop. (crop didn't look to good)

    This you might like better it don't look like the wolf is in a cage. I set it as a button with the bottom faded out to get the neck in the shot.
     

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  7. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    these work on msn

    update

    i made this along the way

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  8. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Thank you egghead !

    As you can see, I adopted the new sig you made at once, really nice ! But (yes, small one), could you please erase the ads, I don't dare doing it myself as I'm sure I would screw the wolf shadow, only the light stripe behind would be perfect !
    Thanx again, I rep you for this !

    As for the Msn avatar, it's fairly nice but the neck looks too weird in my opinion... anyway, I found another picture meanwhile, this one:
     

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  9. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    Hi!

    no worries.

    If you display the pic in msn you will see that the top and bottom are cropped perfectly to fit in msn. you will not see the neck. only partial.

    I will see what I can do about removing the ads. I no longer have the photoshop file so i would need to redo the sig.

    cheers!
     
  10. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    see if this one works for you

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    cheers
     
  11. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Just perfect, it seems :)
    What more could I say ? Thank you !

    ps: see in my sig the picture properties ;)
     
  12. egghead

    egghead Double O Egghead

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    thanks bud!


    Looks really good

    cheers!
     
  13. joyojoy

    joyojoy Not all there...

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    Are you looking for something like this?
     

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  14. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Thank you for the effort joyojoy, nice pic, but unfortunately, Msn7 crops it too much, ears are badly cut and throat also a little... thank you again ;)
     
  15. joyojoy

    joyojoy Not all there...

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    Thassokay... I think I understand what you're needing now: you basically need to make the vertical image into a perfect square, right? I played with it a bit more... basically recreated the rest of the background and extended his shoulder. Let me know if this works better... (I don't mean to sound overly eager or persistent... I just enjoy working in photoshop, and my daughter is majorly addicted to wolf rollplay, so she pushed me into working on it... :squareeye)
     

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  16. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Thank you joyojoy, this is it, Msn7 accepts it flawlessly :D
    According to my mood, I'll use it or the white-on-black one you can see a few posts above.
    As for your daughter, I too love wolves, that's why you can see at least a paw on one and every page of my site. Wolves are part of the American Indian culture, that's the reason why they have their place on my site and will have dedicated pages when I have time to... but before that happens, I do have many other things to do... ;)

    Thank you again for my Msn avatar !
     
  17. joyojoy

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    You're very welcome! I have always loved wolves myself and have a very deep reverence for Native American culture. If you ever need help with any graphics, just give me a holler.
     
  18. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Thanx again, I'm not very creative/skilled as far as graphics are concerned, so I take good notice of your offer :)