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David B 06-20-2011 04:35 PM

David B Has A New Avatar
 
I know that I recently changed my avatar, but I decided that I would change it again because I have seen about five new avatars in the past month, and I was beginning to feel inferior. Let's take a look at the old next to the new.

[CENTER]Old Avatar

[IMG]http://www.alice.org/community/picture.php?albumid=88&pictureid=492[/IMG]

Original Edition of New Avatar

[IMG]http://www.alice.org/community/picture.php?albumid=88&pictureid=529[/IMG]

Official Edition of New Avatar

[IMG]http://www.alice.org/community/picture.php?albumid=88&pictureid=530[/IMG][/CENTER]

The original edition of my new avatar doesn't have a background color, and avatars with no background color get this ugly white background color, which is why I created the official edition of my new avatar, which has a black background color.

I don't know if anyone noticed, but this is the first avatar that doesn't have Bob, my mascot, in it! I hope everyone likes it!

arty-fishL 06-20-2011 05:55 PM

I prefer the 'Original Edition of New Avatar', to the official edition. I think your new avatar stands out more and makes more of a statement than your previous avatars.

TauTrumpsPi 06-20-2011 06:19 PM

If you want it to look like it has no background color, take a screenshot of the area around your avatar in the alice forums, and then put both that and the avatar into paint. Then take the pick color tool and select the area around the avatar, and then fill the area around the real avatar with that color.

I like it, it stands out more, and is more viewable.

jediaction 06-20-2011 07:47 PM

I don't get the earth. But I like the new Avatar

David B 06-20-2011 08:58 PM

[QUOTE=arty-fishL;37841]I prefer the 'Original Edition of New Avatar', to the official edition. I think your new avatar stands out more and makes more of a statement than your previous avatars.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Arty! I showed my new avatar to my sister, and she is upset that I didn't put Bob in it. I personally like the Original Edition better too!

[QUOTE=TauTrumpsPi;37843]If you want it to look like it has no background color, take a screenshot of the area around your avatar in the alice forums, and then put both that and the avatar into paint. Then take the pick color tool and select the area around the avatar, and then fill the area around the real avatar with that color.

I like it, it stands out more, and is more viewable.[/QUOTE]

I'll consider doing that when I have time.

[QUOTE=jediaction;37844]I don't get the earth. But I like the new Avatar[/QUOTE]

The Earth was just an idea that I got when thinking of a cool avatar to make.

David B 06-21-2011 11:09 AM

Final Edition Of My New Avatar!
 
[CENTER]Introducing the Final Edition of my new avatar! This new version features the background color that is the same as the color surrounding the avatar.

[IMG]http://www.alice.org/community/picture.php?albumid=88&pictureid=533[/IMG][/CENTER]

jediaction 06-21-2011 12:55 PM

Better.

David B 06-21-2011 01:03 PM

[QUOTE=jediaction;37857]Better.[/QUOTE]

Thanks!

arty-fishL 06-21-2011 04:02 PM

[QUOTE=jediaction;37844]I don't get the earth. But I like the new Avatar[/QUOTE]The earth (the world) could represent worlds in Alice, it could represent the community, it could represent the internet (the world wide web)

sfunk 06-21-2011 09:28 PM

I like the new avatar, simple yet says alot.

reuben2011 06-22-2011 04:50 AM

I can still see the difference in color of the background. Just to let you know, some (and not all) image formats support transparent backgrounds. You probably had your image in a format that didn't support transparent backgrounds hence the default white background. I believe .png files fully support transparent backgrounds. So, if you want to, you can go back to whatever imaging editing software you use (I like GIMP), erase the background color you have now (this is different than coloring it white now, even though the effect might look the same in the editing software), and save your file as a .png. This should work.

Of course, the background you have now is REALLY close, so you can just leave it if you don't want to go through hassle of changing it. =P

arty-fishL 06-22-2011 01:57 PM

[QUOTE=reuben2011;37905]I can still see the difference in color of the background. Just to let you know, some (and not all) image formats support transparent backgrounds. You probably had your image in a format that didn't support transparent backgrounds hence the default white background. I believe .png files fully support transparent backgrounds. So, if you want to, you can go back to whatever imaging editing software you use (I like GIMP), erase the background color you have now (this is different than coloring it white now, even though the effect might look the same in the editing software), and save your file as a .png. This should work.

Of course, the background you have now is REALLY close, so you can just leave it if you don't want to go through hassle of changing it. =P[/QUOTE]Im confused - the original edition does have a transparent background, I didn't understand why you ever changed it.

TauTrumpsPi 06-22-2011 02:41 PM

He changed it because the original edition does have a transparent background, but the forum avatar software replaces it with a black background if it doesn't see a background, so he had to change it to the closest color match.

jediaction 06-22-2011 03:26 PM

Actually, I think he did it himself. He made the background the color of the forums instead of making it transparent.

David B 07-09-2011 06:30 PM

[QUOTE=arty-fishL;37863]The earth (the world) could represent worlds in Alice, it could represent the community, it could represent the internet (the world wide web)[/QUOTE]

That's exactly what I was hoping this avatar would represent! Although I am not offended, I wish Jones explained why he said "No" on the poll.

[QUOTE=sfunk;37890]I like the new avatar, simple yet says alot.[/QUOTE]

Again, that's what I was hoping for.

[QUOTE=reuben2011;37905]I can still see the difference in color of the background. Just to let you know, some (and not all) image formats support transparent backgrounds. You probably had your image in a format that didn't support transparent backgrounds hence the default white background. I believe .png files fully support transparent backgrounds. So, if you want to, you can go back to whatever imaging editing software you use (I like GIMP), erase the background color you have now (this is different than coloring it white now, even though the effect might look the same in the editing software), and save your file as a .png. This should work.

Of course, the background you have now is REALLY close, so you can just leave it if you don't want to go through hassle of changing it. =P[/QUOTE]

What happened was the original avatar had a transparent background (the file WAS a .png), and I saved it as a .png. Upon uploading it to the Alice Community Forums, it added a white background that made it look ugly, so I added the black background, and uploaded it. Afterwards, I created this thread, and someone mentioned the idea of matching the background color of the Alice Community Forums to the background color of the avatar. (I don't remember WHO mentioned it, but someone did.) I did, and I uploaded it, and somewhere along the way, the color got mismatched.

[CENTER][SIZE="7"][B]Hopefully this solves all of this...[/B][/SIZE]

[IMG]http://atajan.yolasite.com/resources/arrow-down.png?timestamp=1298430017921[/IMG][/CENTER]

[QUOTE=arty-fishL;37917]Im confused - the original edition does have a transparent background, I didn't understand why you ever changed it.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=TauTrumpsPi;37921]He changed it because the original edition does have a transparent background, but the forum avatar software replaces it with a black background if it doesn't see a background, so he had to change it to the closest color match.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=jediaction;37925]Actually, I think he did it himself. He made the background the color of the forums instead of making it transparent.[/QUOTE]


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