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Come fare un avatar in Photoshop
Geoff Blake on Wed, February 23rd | 0 comments
What the heck is an avatar, and how do you make one in Photoshop? If you're asking these questions, then you're in the right place! An avatar is a small graphic that's used to represent you online, mo

Che diavolo è un avatar, e come si fa a fare uno in Photoshop? Se stai chiedendo a queste domande, allora sei nel posto giusto! Un avatar è una piccola immagine che viene utilizzata per rappresentare te on-line, più spesso su un blog o forum, all'interno dei commenti degli utenti, o su vari siti di social media. Infatti, se sei un utente di Facebook o WordPress, allora probabilmente già sanno cos'è un avatar è - è che la grafica piccola che è impostato come immagine del profilo. In questo tutorial, impareremo come creare 'em.

Avatars are usually 40x40 or 50x50 pixel images. You can even create them a little bigger too if you like. Often, they'll be a photograph of your mug, a cartoon, or an image of something that represents your interests or your personality traits. Really though, you can use whatever image you'd like.

Fase 1

Go ahead and launch Photoshop, then choose File > New. In the New Document dialog box, set your document's dimensions to 50 pixels wide by 50 pixels in height. Set the Resolution to 72 and the Color Space to RGB. When you're done, click OK.


It's within this tiny space that we'll create our avatar. To create mine, I'm going to insert a cartoon.

Fase 2

Scegliere File

Fase 3

Select the Move tool from the Toolbox and click and drag your image into the avatar file. Obviously, the image is going to be much bigger than our avatar, so we'll need to scale it. Choose Edit > Free Transform to scale the size of your image down to fit within the avatar. In my example, I didn't want to use the whole cartoon, just the face. So, I scaled down the cartoon quite a bit, but then also positioned the face within the boundaries of the avatar file.


That's it, that's all there is to it! Now all you need to do is save your graphic (most likely as a PNG or a JPEG) and then begin using it on your social media sites and blogs. I've seen some very creative avatars, and even some that make use of animated GIFs, so let your creativity run wild!

Approfondire in Photoshop con il Photoshop CS5 105 tutorial.

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