where can I find cool avatars?

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  1. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys,

    please don't kill me if this question has been asked tons of times, I searched with no luck...

    Anyways, I've got 460 posts and I'm getting ready to finally have an avatar!! But where can I find some cool, moving ones? Google hasn't been kind to me on this issue... ideas?
     
  2. SMM macrumors 65816

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    Wherever spicyapple, Nermal and rdowns gets theirs.
     
  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    a lot of people make their own...( i know i did)
     
  4. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I don't what you typed in, but I'm sure getting some funny stuff for avatars with Google :p :D I've actually seen some avatars from here.

    Anything in particular you want for an avatar? :)
     
  5. vniow macrumors G4

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    Seconded.
     
  6. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    hmm well i have no idea how to make my own avatar and i don't own photoshop...

    anyone have a link to some cool apple avatars? moving ones?
     
  7. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Boo-urns! ;)

    Just find a pic you like (preferably square-ish), upload it to Flickr and grab the 75x75 sized one for your av.
     
  8. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Well I did a search for Apple themed avatars and the first link that came up was MacRumors. There are some there, but not sure what the policy is for using them.

    To continue what treblah said, avatars must be no larger than 75x75px or 19.5KBs or smaller. So you probabably won't be able to have very elaborate animated avatars.
     
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I wouldn't consider it polite to use somebody else's avatar, even "borrowing" one from one forum system to use at another forum system. You could ask permission from that member, I guess.

    The forum rules about avatars are that you can't impersonate another member, can't use one that will cause confusion (which would likely apply if you used one exact the same as another member), and that the content can't be profane, threatening, annoying (e.g., too quickly animated), and other commonsense limitations.

    If you aren't feeling up to inventing and creating your own from scratch, I suggest describing an idea you have for your avatar and letting other members make suggestions or do some of the graphics work for you. Many members here have helped others with avatars in the past.
     
  10. Nermal Moderator

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    I'm honoured :D

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  11. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    It's what all the best people do. ;)
     
  12. solvs macrumors 603

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    I like the Crow, so I found an image somewhere and cut it down on my PC in Irfanview. I could be more creative I guess. But I don't want to be.
     
  13. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    haha the great simpsons reference has convinced me to just use a picture for my avatar. at least until i figure out how to make an avatar myself... thanks guys!
     
  14. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Well what sort of thing were you looking for? (theme)

    Animated avatars are often rather annoying but there's some subtle ones out there that are fun.
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hot kissing avatars are also always good. [​IMG]
     
  16. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    It's only good until one of them contracts herpes. [​IMG]
     
  17. MacNut macrumors Core

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    You better not be sharing spicy's avatar.:)
     
  18. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    hah yeah i don't want to steal an avatar! maybe i'll make my own...

    Can I make one without photoshop? PS is SO EXPENSIVE!
     
  19. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I'm a Photoshop user, but it should be pretty straightforward to do it in GIMP.
     
  20. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    It's a little ironic that I saw this post comes up now, as my next post will be number 500....

    Anyway, as Wildcowboy says, using GIMP or another similar image editor should be easy enough if all you want to do it create or edit an avatar.
     
  21. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    woah, 499 posts! you better choose carefully, your next one's important!
     
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    No, he just has a nice source. That is all.
     
  24. ero87 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i find yours kinda relaxing actually :)
     
  25. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Yes if they involve scem0's head and rapid rotation.
     

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