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    How to make a circular avatar in gimp.

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    How to make a circular avatar in gimp.

    Post by Brian on Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:28 am

    Circular avatar tutorial:
    Have you ever seen my avatars? Some of you really like them and I have decided to make this tut to show you how to make them [gimp]1. Open gimp. Make a new image with the size 120X1202. Fill the background with any gradient. Here is the one I used:
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    3. Now, go to a search engine and search for images like fractals, space, effects, c4ds, etc.4. Copy the images and make a layer for each one. Blend the layers together by doing things like overlay, screen, etc. (you can also use brushes)This is what I got:
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    5. Now you can add gloss. Do an elipse select and get it to the way you want. Then use the doge tool to make it look glossy.
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    6. Now time to make it into a circle. Do select all. Then go to the rectangle select tool>rounded corners>set it to 100.7. Copy what is selected, delete the layer, then paste the selection:
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    8. To give it a better look, lets give it a drop shadow. Go to filters>light and shadow>drop shadow.9. Set: offset x:0 offset y:0 blur radius: 5 (keep all the other settings the same)
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    10. Last but not least, lets add the text. Here is a good way to do the text:
    -pick a font
    -make the color white or black
    -type it in.
    -give it a good size
    -rotate it a little bit
    -use the paths tool to give it an outline
    -merge the text layer and the outline layer together and then set the merged layer to overlay.
    Congrats, you are done. You should get something like this:
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