Way back in 2008 a member by the name Im a Marty
created a great tutorial on
how to create an ATS Avatar using a Photoshop program. Since then the photo's in his thread have been deleted over time and the forum has gone through
some major changes, and the avatar dimensions have subsequently gone through modification as well.
So, this thread is designed to help people who don't have the knowledge of Photoshop to produce an avatar that is designed of ATS. It will also serve
as a place to gather resources, as I'll be providing a few pre-designed concepts for an ATS profile, where all you'll need to do to create your own
custom one, with the images you want added is to simply copy that image into the file, and that's all you need to do!
For a tutorial on how to apply your already-made Avatar to your profile, please visit Zarniwoop's
official thread titled
"How to re-size your mini-profile background image for ATS 5/3
The ATS Avatar Preset is already sized correctly and ready to add to your profile.
The Preset includes:
~ a random background image (just there as an example, you can delete it right away or paste over it)
~ a standard Text Layer with the ATS Font
~ a Customized Text Layer titled "ATS Layer Style 1" that is the recommended text to use on any avatar background. You also have the ability to
customize it further or simply erase it and have the ATS Avatar Preset merely there for the proper dimensions for an ATS Avatar.
click here to download the ATS Avatar Preset for Photoshop
This is what the image size and text will look like if no customization is done to the ATS Layer Style 1 layer
The First Few Steps
If you don't have Photoshop already, it's available from their official website for a FREE 30 day trial
You can download the official ATS Logo font from here
The "A" in ATS is lower case. The "T" in ATS is lower case. The "S" in ATS is upper case.
To install a new font in Photoshop on a Windows computer go
To install a new font in Photoshop on a Mac computer go
Make sure Photoshop is closed when you add new fonts to the Font Folder. The new Font will not show up until Photoshop is reset (or if it was off to
begin with, before adding the Font file to the Font folder)
What To Do In Photoshop
First thing's first. You need to open up the ATS Avatar Preset (which you can download
). Open that in Photoshop (the dimensions are 200 x 435 pixels):
On the right hand side near the bottom corner you'll see all the various layers. There's a normal text layer, just with the ATS letters that you are
free to work off of, or you can use my preset "ATS Layer Style" to have a nice clean look on almost any image.
The ATS Layer Style layer is fully customizable, so if you want to tweak the design a bit, you can right click on that layer, go to "Blending Options"
and a new window will come up. If not, skip ahead a few steps.
Once in the Layer Style blending options, you can click on any of the factors in the list and mess around with all the variables. Don't worry, they
wont save unless you apply them, you can cancel at any time and it will go back to the previous preset that was made for you.
Once you're done with the text and have it how you like it (or decided to keep it the way it is) just import the background you want in your avatar
into photoshop. (File > Open)
Select the file from wherever you have it on your computer and click "open"
Next you'll want to select the entire image, or whichever part you want in the avatar. Click the Rectangular Marquee Tool to do this
Simply click anywhere on the image, or outside of the image in the gray area, hold, and drag to select how much of the image you want (if you want the
full image, click "Select" in the top menu and then click "Select All"
Once selected, click "Edit" and "copy"
Go back to the ATS Avatar file, click "Edit" and "Paste"
The image may be quite a lot larger than the ATS Avatar dimensions, so you'll want to resize the image by selecting the "move tool" and clicking the
little corner box on the image, then hold shift, and drag the image to the appropriate size.
Apply the transformation
Now simply click on "Image" and then "Flatten Image"
Discard any invisible layers
Then, click "File" and "save as" and select the "JPEG" format in the format drop-down menu.
Then you're done!
Here's your final product, and all you did was copy, past, and resize the image. It's that easy!
Now just follow the steps in the "How to re-size your mini-profile background image for ATS
" thread and you can apply your new Avatar to your Profile.
Here's some more examples of what you can do with this preset if you were to play with the "Blending Options" for the ATS Layer Style layer
Please post your new avatar and lets see what you've created
If you have any questions, just ask
edit on 20/1/16 by Ghost147 because: added photo