posted on Mar, 1 2015 @ 08:34 AM
Hi Members. I would really, really, be grateful for assistance. Please???
Can anyone help me to sort out with my Avatar?
Maybe send them the files to be put together, or, if I am asking too much, advice on an online editing site- one that will allow me to achieve my
desired results. I am in no way computer savvy, so it would have to be "An Idiot's Site To Online Picture Editing".
I am happy enough with the layout, although to be honest it sort of did that itself!! I like my profile picture where it is- between the words
"Irish" and "Republic".
BUT, the background "Irish Republic" (a) starts to repeat, and (b) the bottom one is obscuring the icons for "Posts", "Threads", etc.
I am trying to clean it up.- just one "Irish Republic", left where and how it is now, with my profile pic between. When I try using Paint (ver. 5.1
 on XP) to alter the background png. pixel size, it steches the words (ugly) and inserting my profile pic. obscures the (steched) backgrond
lettering to some degree.
What i have achieved so far is: I created a pure solid colour 200 X 450 background- saved file to PC. Onto this I want/ am trying to overlay the
original sized lettering- spaced enough apart for me to insert my profile picture between them. Then I will have my background- which I am free to
change at any point. I can then reinsert my profile pic (slightly chopped but otherwise it was too big).
I have tried opening the Irish Republic png. in Paint (ver. 5.1  on XP)- cutting the "Irish" and then "Republic" from it. These I saved as
individual Paint files, BUT, then the "white space" in these will not alter; so I get them placed at the top-left hand side of a big "white space"
All this is academic however, as I have not got any type of image/ photo editor on my PC. with which to copy/paste/overlay the words on the solid
background. I searched online for one to use, online, with little success. I found two- one will only allow one pic at a time and basic editing e.g.
rounding edge corners, inserting pre-ordained frames, hearts, stars, deamy etc. effects.
The other will allow two pic uploads but with a view of merging them together. When I cut a piece from one, it seems to remove it- not allowing it to
be carried over for pasting.
Aswell, I try to use the ATS "invisible gif" to get the new background length (4" tall). I put http:
//files.abovetopsecret.com/files/img/ev522a6803.gif (the "invisible gif") into my default avatar box. Fine, background is now the new 4" long
length. HOWEVER, when I find my profile pic in Uploads and set it as my avatar, it naturally replaces the afore-mentioned i.g. and so returns my
overall avatar to normal "old" length (3"" tall).
Do I use both?- set my avy in "default avatar" box, then [Ctrl + Home] and copy and paste the i.g. location code at the start of the location code ,
or is it i.g. code [Return] avtar pic select; both resulting in two lines of code in the box?
What I am trying to obtain is a 200x450 background with a 200 x 435? (I can not recall what size I set it as) profile pic. Then, to find a font that
will allow my Username, Location, Date Joined etc. to stand out.
(All I need to do afterwards is lean how to insert a clickable link in my signiture, as other members have. This I will call "My Wall" which links
to My Profile's Wall- but that's another feat!!!)