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6 avatar thread.
« on: May 14, 2016, 06:27:05 PM »
I'm not inclined to take initiative -may change my mind just today, Saturdays being slow- and go look at the same three pieces of six art that seems to be all anyone has yet, but avatars is the thing we do better than anybody else will bother, so I will fly ALL OVER requests.  -Just initiated booting GIMP, in fact, and will bother to copy/paste the three things in in advance as soon as I post this.-

I personally prefer avatars not exceeding 110x, despite the 150x kitten I'm wearing -whom I miss terribly- but up to 150x it indeed goes.  Square or round, I can do fancy stuff with transparent backgrounds, like cutting figures out of the art, or that cute think with the round unit icons 5 had, where some of them protruded from the circle a little.  Fancy takes a lot longer than just size/cropping something, of course.

So roll those requests in, and I'll add a Civilization VI category to AC2's User Gallery as soon as we've stockpiled five, and you'll have done me a small favor in return just asking even if you don't wear it.  Something customized to you personally that no one else would want, so no gallery, is doable, too.

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Re: 6 avatar thread.
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2016, 09:04:30 PM »
Okay - slow day, and I don't feel like hurrying to the old rounds of various sites, so I did a few takes on the most obvious gimme of the images available so far.

Greatly increasing time and finess/showing off you go down the samples attached...  I'm curious to see how the semi-transparency levels depth effect on the last looks on the forum...

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Re: 6 avatar thread.
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2016, 02:40:31 AM »
Hmm.  The effect was too subtle on that last, to my eye - try this:

(Better - I think I'll go ahead and make that new gallery category and throw them in.)

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Re: 6 avatar thread.
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2016, 09:54:37 PM »
I love it!

I'm not there with VI, but if you ever see a Hannibal... that would interest me. He's a perpetual favorite of mine to play as or against.

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Re: 6 avatar thread.
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2016, 10:08:09 PM »
Of course.

I wish we knew more about Hannibal - the Romans surely knew more about him than has survived, but they were interested in him as a threat, not a person.  I think he had to have been interesting, though, being such an accomplished man.

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Re: 6 avatar thread.
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2016, 10:13:42 PM »
Of course.

I wish we knew more about Hannibal - the Romans surely knew more about him than has survived, but they were interested in him as a threat, not a person.  I think he had to have been interesting, though, being such an accomplished man.

Yes, I wish he's had a book called "Lessons in Leadership" it would rank with "Art of War".

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Re: 6 avatar thread.
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2016, 02:24:55 PM »
Ya know.....would Atlas be able to hold the Eartholantern?

(ONLY if you get bored.  it would be a temporary change for me at best)

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Re: 6 avatar thread.
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2016, 03:03:46 PM »
Yeah; he totally would.

I'd have to make him a lot smaller to get more of the EoL in and draw more hand, depending on when I think there's enough EoL to recognize, but not a huge job, I think.  Clever, and I'll make you a 80x to use elsewhere.

It'll be later today, but I'll boot GIMP now...



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Re: 6 avatar thread.
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2016, 03:12:46 PM »
If you'd like more EoL worked in, today while I've got my working copy open that I can back up to before I cropped out hand I drew in would be the time to ask.  Putting the lighting effect on to match was tricky - the rest was pretty basic.

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Re: 6 avatar thread.
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2016, 04:11:19 PM »
Ya know, I think I've seen a slightly modified screenie that had more of the earth...let me try to dig it up. 

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Re: 6 avatar thread.
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2016, 04:15:30 PM »

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Re: 6 avatar thread.
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2016, 04:18:28 PM »
Okay; I'm not going to bother with the semi-transparency effects or the round unless you want one or both, and I have to erase letters over, but hold on...

Hmm.  Need to find a larger copy of EoL instead of scaling the 80x avatar up for this...  The protruding from round is actually easy, though...

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Re: 6 avatar thread.
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2016, 05:03:13 PM »
BUncle, if you save in GIMP's native format (xcf? something like that), then all the undo stuff and cropped things stay accessible, IIRC

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Re: 6 avatar thread.
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2016, 05:09:34 PM »
Yeah - I even have a copy of this last attempt saved that way -it is .xcf- but I rarely bother, 'cause it's memory hog...

 

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