This thread is a companion to the Five Million Post Avatar Contest thread. If you are interested in creating an avatar for the contest, but aren't sure about software, techniques such as resizing, or have other questions on the topic, this is the place to ask. If you have answers, please share your knowledge! These issues have been covered before, elsewhere in the MacRumors forums, but having advice and tips here will make it easier. It's OK to post links to relevant threads with more details as well.