Avatar help...

Discussion in 'Comments & Suggestions' started by Turgon883, May 23, 2005.

  1. Turgon883

    Turgon883 New Member

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    Well...I'm not really new here...But i can't get my avatar to look as sharp as i would like..especially the lightsaber blade...I don't know if it's possible to fix it or not...Any help/comments/suggestions are very welcome....Thanks!
     
  2. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    Umm.. That's really more of an art issue than an avatar issue.

    I suspect it's shrunk down really small from the original.

    You can:
    1) If you use a decent program, try adjusting the sharpness/softness.
    2) Crop a smaller part of the picture to use.
    3) Get used it.
     
  3. Adina

    Adina <img src=http://www.thefantasyforum.com/images/nub

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    Hahahhaha
     
  4. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    hehe. I sometimes get grouchy before dinner. ;)
     
  5. Adina

    Adina <img src=http://www.thefantasyforum.com/images/nub

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    Then please, go eat! :D:D:D
     
  6. Turgon883

    Turgon883 New Member

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    I use adobe photoshop...but i'm not very good with it...yes...it was a much bigger picture but I resized it using "image adjust" to make it acceptable to forum rules...the interesting thing is though that when I look at the "shrunk" picture in photoshop it looks just fine...but here, at least on my screen, the lightsaber is a little "choppy" .....hmmmm....probably just have to get used to it...cause I like the picture...lol...

    PS....hehe...I hope you eat before you respond ;)
     
  7. Nienor

    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    Sometimes it varies by what you save your files as. Do you save them as .jpg? I find that gives the best results.

    150 pixels is rather smallish. So, alot of times the images starts getting choppy edges when it's reduced that small. That's why most people choose face shots only for an avy. Sometimes I run the soften brush over things that look a little pixely. Try a few random effects with the photoshop. You never know what might fix the problem. I uses psp, so I don't have that many suggestions. Yours doesn't look too bad unless you stare at it for awhile.

    If you want to post the original file, I'll see if I can make it any better. :)

    yes, I had dinner. :p :p
     
  8. Turgon883

    Turgon883 New Member

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    lol...thanks for the advice...and I'm glad you had dinner...lol...

    I guess i'll probably just leave it....if i do get some time on my hands i'll track down the original file and post it....but who knows when I'll get around to that.....hehe....I guess it's not that important to me...hahaha....yah...i was gonna do a head shot...but i was like...it's tight to have the lightsaber in the frame...lol....who knows...maybe i'll change it later.....thanks for the advice....!!!! :)
     
  9. Elan Morin Tedronai

    Elan Morin Tedronai The Forsaken

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    It looks fine to me, but if its looking good in Photoshop and not on the Web. Make sure you don't just use the Save As... option. Instead, go Save For Web, click the 4-Up Tab, and choose the one of highest quality (i think its the top-right screen), and then save it as a JPEG (which you can do on the sidebar in the 4-Up screen).

    Hope that helps.
     
  10. Turin

    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    and after dinner
    and before bed
    and before breakfast
    and after breakfast
    and before lunch . . . . . .

    well, you get the idea.
     
  11. Turgon883

    Turgon883 New Member

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    hahaha....surely she must be happy at some time....
     
  12. Nienor

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    *sigh* If you two keep this up, I'm gonna have to vent my rage on some unsuspecting forum members. :rolleyes:
     
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    mmmm....point taken....mmm....nienor's an angel and should give me positive rep for saying so ;)

    j/k....haha
     
  14. Meteorain

    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    I take up that challenge. Bring it XD