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    How to create a custom avatar and use it on RC ForumZ

    Hello All, In this tutorial I am going to teach you how to make a custom avatar and post it on RC ForumZ. An avatar is a fun way to show what kind of character you are on the forum. Avatars can be anything but for the sake of all please keep your avatars in good taste :-)


    The first thing you will have to do is take a photo of something.

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    Now that we have a picture we need to format it correctly so it can be used as an avatar. I use a freeware program called Irfanview to edit the pictures.

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    The next thing that I will do is open the file. You can do this by starting the program and then pressing the File button and then selecting open

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    The third step is to find the picture that you want to format to an avatar

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    Now we have the picture open in Irfanview. We can now adjust the picture to suit our needs.

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    Select what you want to show as your avatar

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    Now crop the photo by pressing the edit button and using the crop function

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    The next step is to resize the photo. You can do this by pressing the image button and finding resize/resample

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    In this menu you will use the set a new size function. For your avatar to be useable on RC ForumZ it will have to be 100 X 100 Pixles or 64kb which ever is smaller.

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    When you click OK it will turn into something that looks like this.

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    When you are done you should save your newly formatted picture. You can do this by clicking on File and using the Save As function.

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    Now that you have saved your file you will want to put it on RC ForumZ. To start login in to RC ForumZ. When you are in you will have to go to the settings menu.

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    In the settings screen you will have to find the edit avatar button. It is located in the left hand
    menu.

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    When you click on that button it will change the page to the edit avatar section of the forum. Click on custom avatar. It will show your current avatar and you have two options. You can have an avatar from a hosting site or you can upload you avatar from your computer. I will be uploading it from my computer. You do this by pressing the browse button.

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    Find your file and press Open.

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    Your file should appear in the option 2 section. Press the save changes button.

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    The page will refresh and you will be able to see your new avatar!

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    You can check to see if you have been successful by looking at any post that you have made.

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    Now you know how to create and use a custom avatar. Don't be shy create an interesting image to show to others.

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