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How To Make Your Own Avatar

Make your own avatar

Avatars are your online alter egos that represent you in the massive world of information, connectivity, and entertainment known as the Internet. They are especially useful in online communities, forums, and multiplayer gaming. Your online avatar is the first thing people notice when they view your profile so it is important to find a site that offers stylish free avatars. However, a site that can teach you how to make your own avatar is definitely far better.

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The beauty of using free avatars online is that it gives people the freedom to represent themselves in various ways they want. For instance, people who are solely there for virtual fun would prefer to use images that are not their actual selves. On the other hand, users seeking a more personal interaction would prefer to use their own pictures. Thus, representing your unique self-online is more fun if you learn how to make your own avatar.

By following a free photoshop tutorial in creating your own free avatars, you can be part of that online community filled with interactive users all around the world. Your avatar will also appear next to your clever comments or postings online so better make it cool and unique.

It is high time to show the world your beautiful customized persona with this easy-to-follow free photoshop tutorial brought to you by Fun with Printer Crafts.

Make your own avatar

Open Adobe Photoshop. Open the photo that you want to use as your avatar.

Duplicate the background layer.

Press “D” to set your foreground color to black.

In the layers panel, click the duplicate layer and rename it as “edge”.

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Go to Filter>Sketch>Stamp (adjust the Light/Dark balance and Smoothness depending on your photo).

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Create a new blank layer and rename it to “skin”.

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In the layers panel, click the eye icon on the left of the edge and skin layers to make them invisible.

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With the original layer selected, click the eyedropper tool in the tool panel and click on a skin portion of your photo. This is to set the color of the skin.

Again, click the eye icon on the left of the skin and edge layers to make them visible. This time click the skin layer to make it active.

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Press “B” to select brush tool and start brushing through the skin of your photo. (Set your brush size depending on your picture, brush hardness to zero.)

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In the layers panel, set the blend mode of the skin layer to multiply.

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Create a new layer and name it “lips”.

Make your own avatar

In the layers panel, click the eye icon on the left of the edge and skin layers to make them invisible.

With the original layer selected, click the eyedropper tool in the tool panel and click on the lips portion of your photo. This is to set the color of the lips.

Again, click the eye icon on the left of the edge and skin layers to make them visible. This time click the lips layer to make it active.

Press “B” to select brush tool and start brushing through the lips of your photo. (Set your brush size depending on your picture, brush hardness to zero.)

In the layers panel, set the blend mode of the lips layer to multiply.

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Create a new layer and name it “eye”.

In the layers panel, click the eye icon on the left of the edge, skin, and lips layers to make them invisible.

With the original layer selected, click the eyedropper tool in the tool panel and click on the eye portion of your photo. This is to set the color of the eye.

Again, click the eye icon on the left of the edge, skin, and lips layers to make them visible. This time click the eye layer to make it active.

Press “B” to select brush tool and start brushing through the eye of your photo.

Finally, in the layers panel, set the blend mode of the eye layer to multiply.

Make your own avatar

Now that you know how to make your own avatar, it’s time to upload it online and show the world how awesome you truly are. You can also print your newly customized pictures using an excellent photo printer like the Canon PIXMA MG6120 Wireless. This Generation Green inkjet produces beautiful photo printouts that would make your edited pictures from a free photoshop tutorial more vivid and brilliant.

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Photo Credits: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1192481

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    September 28, 2011 at 7:24 am

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