posted on May, 3 2016 @ 02:01 PM
a reply to: VVV88
If you're wanting to extend the original image to fit the full background size without distortion, then the trick would be to add more to the top and
bottom of the image, rather than just resizing it.
The original image is 245x350 (which means the picture is already too short to use for the full height background), so the easiest thing to do would
be to scale down the entire image to the needed 200px width (which would also scale down the height) and then take that image and plop in on a
background that's 200x435. Merge the layers together and you'll end up with a full height background avatar without distorting the original
You can let your imagination run wild with the background you choose to use, framing around the picture, adding all sorts of fun effects, etc etc. to
try to blend the image nicely into the background you paste it onto.
Sometimes you can also just simply increase the size of the image so that the full height can be achieved, but more times than not that means you end
up having to lose part of the image width wise. So I've always found that it's usually best to just add to the image and try to blend it into the
full height/width needed.
Here's an example of a what I'm talking about:
I took a wolf picture that I liked and scaled it down to the correct width (which then of course made the picture too short to use as a full
background), added it onto a 200x445 background, added a frame and some other fun stuffs, and walla!... a full length background sized avatar without
distorting the original image of the wolf:
If you don't have any experience using a graphics program to do any of that sort of thing yourself, then by all means one of us here can make
something for you. Just toss us some ideas of what sort of look you're going after and hopefully we can grant your wish.