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BTS : Avatar Creations 2014

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posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 07:46 PM
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here's one for anyone who wants it



and this isn't an avvie but it got lost over time with all the threads and someone may be able to use it



edit on 1312014 by vkey08 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 08:33 PM
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yeah because if i put it in the background slot it doesn't show, even with a transparent one in the avi slot..



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 10:27 PM
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Here is the image:



Technical stuff for others:

To add color/change color is easy. The important part is that you have a layer on top with the color you want. If you want it to be blue, then put blue in a layer on top. Then double click the layer, and on the blending options for the layer, select "Color" or "Hue". Test it and you will figure out how it works. Example: blue is blue and red is red. It will only register a couple of hues in the blend mode.

There are two ways I typically use to create this prerequisite of "a layer with color" over the image.

- Click on "Layers" then "New Layer". this will create a blank layer that you can use your brush in. This works great on fine detail recoloring. That is how I did the majority of the above (the water and shirt). Just set the layer to blend, then I use a round brush to paint the colors by hand. I then went back over with a slightly green cloud brush to give is that sparkly depth, and then another pass with the white cloud brush to blend in some frothyness. It came out rather bright and deep looking, surprisingly (I thought I would have to do all the work...but the effects were already in the monochrome original).

- use the Magic Wand selection tool to select the area you want to be a certain color. Once you have the edges selected and refined (tip: use the settings in "Select" then "Refine Edge" to make the edges more smooth and even). Then on the keyboard press CTRL-C to copy the layer. Use CTRL-V to paste it into a new layer. You can then go into blending options, and in "Color" select the color you want. Make sure you set the color blending to "Color" or "Hue" so that it draws the shading from the source and makes it look nicer.

From there I flattened the image, then did some lighting effects (under "Filter" then "Render"), adjusted the exposure/gamma, adjusted the brightness, then under "Shadow/Highlight" i adjusted the midtone contrast.

Finally, i duplicated the layer On the top layer I went to Filter, Blue, then Gaussian Blur. Set it to about 15, then hit ok. On the blurred layer I double clicked it, set blending options to "Lighter Color", the saved it as a .png file.



posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 10:29 PM
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We can try two things:

- someone log into your account and try to take a whack at it

- alert staff for help

It may be a software configuration on your end. Or a corrupt account on their end. I would bet on the former before the latter, to be honest. Perhaps your java updated and is getting in the way?

Let me ask you this: are you trying to use the URL for the background? if so, that doesn't work. You have to click on that little icon in corner of the preview window in your upload section on the picture you want to use. It uses a code that is around 8-10 digits.



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 01:47 AM
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I have got to be doing something wrong... I can't get anything to work the way they used to, I used a transparent color for the avatar area and my image as the minibackground and nothing, i've tried this 5 different ways now.. What am I doing wrong?


Not sure if you did this already but sometimes it helps when changing the BG to delete image and then hit 'submit' first
Then retry your new image for BG -- square icon --

Hope this helps

snarky


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ETA: BTW, very nice....




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posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 04:48 AM
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I'm having one of those days where everything just goes belly up, and costs a sodding fortune.

If I were BFFT I'd look like this right now



Oh well a walk will do me good.

Cody



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 05:56 AM
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Aww,chin up Cody. I'm sure you have at least one reason to smile. Look for the rainbow in the cloud.



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 06:10 AM
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A nice glass of red wine will calm you.

The whole bottle will help you forget today and bring tomorrow closer.

P



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 06:29 AM
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That put a smile on face


I always do, it's part of my charm


I get an unexpected holiday and get to play with photoshop all day


The main thing is the wife is safe and the car can be repaired it's just money at the end of the day, but she broke down in a really dodgy area that I don't know very well. Driving a GTO around there screams drug dealer so I had the police on top of me as well, trying to explain that I'm just trying to get to my wife that has broken down and I just want to make sure she's safe, and no officer there are no drugs in the car, but could we please find my wife and deal with this later ?

Ended up with a police escort front and rear to Mrs C, only because they thought I might do a drive off


The beast is all wrapped up for winter at mum and dad's gaff 2 hours away so I'm on foot.

The worst part ?

Mrs C has my toy, I trust her implicitly but that's a lot of power and she might want to get used to it

Cody



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 06:35 AM
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Hi P

It's midday here a tad early for drinking

Did I just say that ?

Cody



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 06:37 AM
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vkey08
here's one for anyone who wants it



and this isn't an avvie but it got lost over time with all the threads and someone may be able to use it



edit on 1312014 by vkey08 because: (no reason given)


I'd like to have this, but can anyone change the color to match my signature, or is that not possible? Won't be using it anytime soon, but I like to have a change ready when I get the urge.



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 06:44 AM
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Mrs C has my toy, I trust her implicitly but that's a lot of power and she might want to get used to it


ROFLMAO

She just might. Now, I have a nice car for sale. Nissan Skyline, deep purple, only 85000 ks on the clock. Turbo charged. Needs wings to make it fly. Going very inexpensively. Would suit her down to the ground.

See, easy solution!

P



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 06:46 AM
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Just a start sled

Cody



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 06:48 AM
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Does this bring a smile to your face? (Trying to cheer you up)





posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 06:50 AM
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cody599
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Just a start sled

Cody


Better, but needs more of a darker red. This is a little to orange. And maybe some white and blue somewhere, like in my signature.



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 07:03 AM
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This is beautiful like the rest of Elena Dudina´s work, she does amazing job turning photographs into fantasy art, she also has some great backgrounds she shares.. very inspiring artist and matte painter


had to find a link to her free backgrounds.. so here it is she has 13 free backgrounds which are beautiful photomanipulations
backgrounds
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posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 07:16 AM
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Hope she is ok ! When did it happen?
In some cities traffic is just chaos. One place you don´t want to go is Champs-Elysées traffic circle in Paris in a rush hour also LA is terrible and a bit "wild west" driving zone.
In England most it have been ok just remembering taking the wrong side of road but people are somewhat polite and understanding.. unless it has changed?
I loved Cambridge it had few traffic circles not so many.. everyone was nice



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 07:23 AM
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I know where you're coming from

But I'd hate to lose the glow, Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I bow out to better

Cody



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 07:29 AM
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The wife is fine, thank's for asking, that's all that counts

Cody



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 08:19 AM
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The insturctions I gave above work well here. Just so that on the first step you start by going to "Image" then "Adjustments", then "Hue/Saturation". Then set saturation to zero.



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