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KatK
04-25-2008, 10:15 PM
In the User CP (Control Panel) click Edit Options and scroll down. There will be an option to upload your own avatar. A JPEG icon 100 by 100 pixels at most is what you can use. Also, check in the User CP and be sure "Show Signatures" "Show Avatars" and "Show Images" clicked.

Here are some icons for the taking to use as avis. (Some are GIFS, but I think you can use GIFS here too?) I collect icons. *smile*

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/3509/91628vde5kur63nio2.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/514/177862kw2.jpg http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/645/397862he2.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/4301/419057ba4.jpg http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6707/454663yl0.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8962/1083523lv8.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3482/1218906sx1.jpg http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/9431/aeolianafay880625018iaazj2.jpg http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/7319/aeolianafay1458938308iawg5.gif http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1751/aeolianafay2033925449iain6.jpg http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7532/celestial0004ur6.jpg http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/4416/celestial0005yj4.jpg http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/2324/celestial0007iv2.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3555/celestial0011is1.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/5605/celestial0014cg8.jpg http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2549/celestial0015sh5.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/8374/celestial0016ip0.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/2851/celestial0021xu3.jpg http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/861/celestial0024bv2.jpg http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9122/celestial0025pn6.jpg

More icons to come in next post.

KatK
04-25-2008, 10:16 PM
Here are the rest:

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/511/celestial0026xc7.jpg http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5873/celestial0028nt9.jpg http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/1120/choirhobbit505093874iaatx3.gif http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/97/hopepz6.gif http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/8688/leformat546982121iaarz6.gif http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4781/wishuponasky281572505iafp9.jpg

I don't know if this last icon will be permitted to be used?

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5240/merbblsia8.jpg

Taximom
04-25-2008, 10:16 PM
Do you make these avatars, KatK?

KatK
04-25-2008, 10:19 PM
Not these, I belonged to more than one "Icon" group on LiveJournal years ago, and that is where I got many of them, or from free icon sites. I have some that I made, but they are more geeky gamer friend specific, or ones I made for myself for game forums.

KatK
04-25-2008, 10:24 PM
Ah, and here is elouai's lollipop portrait maker (http://elouai.com/portrait-maker/avatar.php) that you can use to make a portrait of yourself to use. Here's the portrait I made for myself. As you can see, same face as the doll below, but different glasses and hair. (Because they didn't have the same hairstyles and glasses for some reason)

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3994/katportraitem8.jpg

KatK
04-25-2008, 10:50 PM
More avatar maker sites:

South Park (http://www.sp-studio.de/) I have tried this, it is safe/cool.

Simpsons (http://www.simpsonsmovie.com/main.html?cid=us) I have tried this, it is safe/cool.

Otaku avatar maker (http://www.moeruavatar.com/index_en.shtml). I've tried this, it's...ok. Seems to be safe.

Be Funky (http://www.befunky.com/) (make your own pictures funky) Haven't tried this.

Create My Picture (http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=9962). I haven't tried this but it looks neat, and seems to be safe. ETA: I tried it, you have to "Print Screen" and use an image editing program (I used Irfanview) to crop it and save it.

Mr. Picasso Head (http://www.mrpicassohead.com/create.html). I haven't tried this one either, but I'm about to! ETA2: I tried this, it is nifty. Seems to me like you could save the picture you create and resize it pretty easily for an icon.

Using this as a place holder, the Portrait Illustration Maker (http://infodoodads.com/?p=20) (link goes to someone's blog entry about them) site seems to be down, which is a shame, it was *VERY* popular. I tried it, is was neat.

List (http://www.dressupgames.com/faces.html) of a whole bunch of avatar makers here.

deanws
04-25-2008, 10:58 PM
I stole your bird one Kat. It is pretty! :blowkiss:

KatK
04-25-2008, 11:32 PM
:crazy: Not stolen, when it is freely put out for the taking. ;) It is nice though isn't it? I liked the sentiment in it.

deanws
04-25-2008, 11:46 PM
:crazy: Not stolen, when it is freely put out for the taking. ;) It is nice though isn't it? I liked the sentiment in it.
Your cat and mouse one is a scream. I love it!!!!:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

KatK
04-26-2008, 12:03 AM
Yeah, I stopped even going through my icon collection pretty quickly, because I came to this one, and it seemed so fitting. That cat's personality is something like both Oscar and Hazel too. :D

KatK
04-26-2008, 12:11 AM
Here is a link to Planet M&M (http://www.becomeanmm.com/), you can make an M&M and save it, and I would think you could resize it pretty easily also. ETA: You don't have to be a member to save your M&M to your hard drive, just to the gallery. You can also take your avatar to the portrait studio and choose a background and other props for it as well. :)

Ticamom
04-26-2008, 08:36 AM
Thanks so much for showing me how to upload my avatar, KatK ! I also uploaded a pic for my siggy. I had been struggling with the avi and couldn't get it to work til now. You're a sweetie !

cinsbythesea
04-26-2008, 09:48 AM
KatK - thank you SO much! I've been here since 2003/2004 and never could figure out how you all got pictures in your siggies, etc. Thanks to you now I know. Thank you, thank you! :)

KatK
04-26-2008, 07:45 PM
Glad to have helped. :) Love the new avis I see you guys using too. :D WS is getting more color! :woohoo:

pedinurse
04-26-2008, 09:23 PM
ok, the lady with the two eyes and mouths just gave me a HUGE migraine

pedinurse
04-26-2008, 09:27 PM
oh kat, can i use that first one?

KatK
04-26-2008, 09:29 PM
oh kat, can i use that first one?

Sure, that's what I posted it up for! :D :blowkiss: ETA: Yeah, that icon is weird, but I kinda like it. What they did was put an extra set of eyes and an extra mouth on it to make an optical illusion. It's trippy...

arielilane
04-26-2008, 09:49 PM
Thank you KatK. I like this one. http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/861/celestial0024bv2.jpg

arielilane
04-26-2008, 09:50 PM
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/1120/choirhobbit505093874iaatx3.gif
Love this one.

arielilane
04-26-2008, 09:51 PM
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3555/celestial0011is1.jpg

Cool pic

KatK
04-27-2008, 11:53 PM
Ok, I got the time to host and post up some of the icons I made. Some I just cropped and/or resized. Others I took several different graphics and put them together to make a mini-collage. Firstly, some made from screenshots I took in the game EverQuest, years and years ago. I no longer play EQ, haven't for years. (Ever since the Sony BMG fiasco, I try not to give any money to Sony. Yep, boycotting 'em.)


http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2751/ecdawnfc3.jpg http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5690/planetrisefromluclinlb1.jpg http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/6971/potdawndt6.jpg http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9274/potmoonpe2.jpg http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9430/potmoon2xm0.jpg

More in the next post.

KatK
04-27-2008, 11:58 PM
Ones I just cropped and/or resized.

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/1598/autumnfeynp1.jpg http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6935/darkgoddessbev1.jpg http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8408/ladyoflakeshalotjf3.jpg http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7395/lavfaebaa1.jpg http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8934/moongdess2yi0.jpg http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/845/roc2eb1.jpg http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2858/silverdrakesk4.jpg http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3356/springpeeperuh2.jpg http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5440/russianblubir3.jpghttp://img233.imageshack.us/img233/7967/stencilcat2df9.jpg http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1599/swallowseo1.jpg http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/56/witchac3.jpg

More in the next post, might be more than one post for the collages, since I'm going to post larger examples of some of 'em so you can better see what all went into the minatures. :)

KatK
04-28-2008, 12:04 AM
Ok, the clipboard 4 and clipboard 5 ones were ones I'd cropped out of an image, and I played with the color some. So a little more than just cropping/resizing. That's why I put them here. They are the first two.

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9899/clipboard04ij1.jpg http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8600/clipboard05ss0.jpg

Collages:

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7627/bettypoy2.jpg http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7738/evilinsidedrw1.jpg http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1883/darkgoddess2nq7.jpg http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/1610/gothcontent2oq1.jpg http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7114/wha2af2.jpg

Ok, below find an example of how I took an image, put it on a background and added other things to make a collage.

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5954/yaguaretesniffmt6.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8705/yaguaretesmbigjq1.jpg

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8255/yaguaretesm2ch7.jpg

More collages in the next comment.

KatK
04-28-2008, 12:12 AM
More collages, didn't want to blow the margins. You can see, that there are several seperate graphics put into each whole. The butterflies are a seperate graphic that had to be placed, and each sparkle or group of sparkles also had to be placed on the last one, as well as the bubbles. The moon and flowers are also seperate on it as well. I just added text to the Cappuchino one.

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8285/butterflycat2yv0.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8890/butterflycat2smkt8.jpg

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2028/cappuchinotk5.jpg

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6148/cappuchinobfl3.jpg

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/3672/starrynight2bgp0.jpg

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9994/starrynight2bsmus5.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/392/starrynight4bigox3.jpg

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8172/starrynight4rk3.jpg

Pepper
05-02-2008, 12:11 AM
I have a pic I want to use either as an avatar or in my siggy. No matter what I do I get "upload failed" or "invalid file"
I have the pic on photobucket. I have tried pasting the IMG line and also the http line. The pic is small enough to work as either avatar or in my sig. Nothing works. What am I doing wrong?

ETA I guess it worked! It just wouldn't preview. Nebbermind

Taximom
05-02-2008, 12:22 AM
Cool eyes on that kitty, Pepper!

KatK
05-02-2008, 12:59 AM
I have a pic I want to use either as an avatar or in my siggy. No matter what I do I get "upload failed" or "invalid file"
I have the pic on photobucket. I have tried pasting the IMG line and also the http line. The pic is small enough to work as either avatar or in my sig. Nothing works. What am I doing wrong?

ETA I guess it worked! It just wouldn't preview. Nebbermind

I use ImageShack mostly. I think I uploaded my avatar directly from the hard drive, but hosted the ones up for grab at ImageShack.

KatK
05-05-2008, 12:48 PM
Ok, religious images ahoy! Some of these I had on the hard drive, others I quick found and resized if they needed it, and changed their format to JPEG file type. :)

On my hard drive:

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/1990/25954b3df1xvbpixs1.jpg http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/298/547723imemxjai22zl5.jpg http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4662/900987pyxausct4qvt3.jpg http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/5747/loveangeldu4.jpg http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7016/roseyu9.jpg (ETA: The rose is religious, it can represent Mary, and there is also said to be a rose that will bloom at the time of the Second Coming. I think that is what this rose represents, but I forget the proper name. Sharon, maybe?) ETA2: Yeah, Rose of Sharon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_of_Sharon) is what I was thinking of. That is what the embroidered flower on the kneeling pillows for the acolytes looked like, and that is what I was told it was. (And it was red, not white.) I served as Crucifer in my childhood Episcopal church. Some also use Ladybugs to represent Mary, as well as roses. *smile*


Quick downloads:

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7623/21695l5fzift1jkex6.jpg http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3420/25982ocue3yphh8oq1.jpg http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/9655/26010hvhbboqoyauo8.jpg http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/7914/387480t6an2vgo892uh9.jpg

Armandv101
05-05-2008, 01:40 PM
Ok, religious images ahoy! Some of these I had on the hard drive, others I quick found and resized if they needed it, and changed their format to JPEG file type. :)

On my hard drive:

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/1990/25954b3df1xvbpixs1.jpg http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/298/547723imemxjai22zl5.jpg http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4662/900987pyxausct4qvt3.jpg http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/5747/loveangeldu4.jpg http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7016/roseyu9.jpg (ETA: The rose is religious, it can represent Mary, and there is also said to be a rose that will bloom at the time of the Second Coming. I think that is what this rose represents, but I forget the proper name. Sharon, maybe?) ETA2: Yeah, Rose of Sharon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_of_Sharon) is what I was thinking of. That is what the embroidered flower on the kneeling pillows for the acolytes looked like, and that is what I was told it was. (And it was red, not white.) I served as Crucifer in my childhood Episcopal church. Some also use Ladybugs to represent Mary, as well as roses. *smile*


Quick downloads:

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7623/21695l5fzift1jkex6.jpg http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3420/25982ocue3yphh8oq1.jpg http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/9655/26010hvhbboqoyauo8.jpg http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/7914/387480t6an2vgo892uh9.jpg

I miss your dancing cat and girl sig.

KatK
05-05-2008, 02:00 PM
I'll bring it back someday. :)

Armandv101
05-05-2008, 02:30 PM
I'll bring it back someday. :)

It was kind of hypnotizing.

KatK
05-06-2008, 02:28 AM
Here are some final avatars that I didn't have room for in my albums. (Check there for lotsa new icon/avatars, btw.) Some of them are translucent, so if they don't work, mention it to me, and which one and I will change them so they aren't. :)

Firstly, you can use this as a profile picture if you want, if it is not too big.

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4159/fae4oh5.jpg

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/1666/fae4boo8.jpg http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2470/flowingcz2.jpg http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2913/flylionee4.jpg http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6821/largedragonflywd7.jpg http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3628/mgklfaeik2.jpg http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7226/moon2dr9.jpg http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/8891/moonstarsvm5.jpg http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/1328/oldsunyf4.jpg http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2791/qmarkmi3.jpg http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/1541/swanpondec2.jpg

SieSie
05-06-2008, 12:08 PM
Great avatars, Kat! Hope you don't mind if I share some that I've collected or edited for others to use...

I've organized them into My Albums (http://websleuths.com/forums/album.php?u=1386) by category and all the Avatars are 100 x 100 for this forum's requirements. I will continue to add to the albums as time goes by and I find or make more. :D Free for anyone to use and enjoy.

adnoid
05-16-2008, 12:04 AM
For those who really want some sort of avatar but cannot follow the instructions to set their own, we have added a standard avatar that anyone can use if they want to. You can set it in the same place you would set up a custom one:

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/profile.php?do=editavatar

Taximom
05-16-2008, 12:11 AM
For those who really want some sort of avatar but cannot follow the instructions to set their own, we have added a standard avatar that anyone can use if they want to. You can set it in the same place you would set up a custom one:

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/profile.php?do=editavatar

Adnoid!!! ROFL!

Taximom
05-16-2008, 12:12 AM
P.S. Could I have one that says "Stupid Oldie"? :D

KatK
05-16-2008, 12:19 AM
:laugh:

For those who really want some sort of avatar but cannot follow the instructions to set their own, we have added a standard avatar that anyone can use if they want to. You can set it in the same place you would set up a custom one:

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/profile.php?do=editavatar (http://www.websleuths.com/forums/profile.php?do=editavatar)

:clap: adnoid, your wickedness knows no bounds, does it? But, that's why we love our cute *evil* moderator of geeky doom. ;) :crazy:

adnoid
05-16-2008, 12:21 AM
P.S. Could I have one that says "Stupid Oldie"? :D

You already do, in a way...

Taximom
05-16-2008, 12:23 AM
:( *sniff*