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Photoshop Tutorial: Resize pics for Avatars

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After finding the pic you want to use, here are easy steps to resize them to use for an avatar.

Step 1.

Select the crop tool. Shown in red box in the pic below. If you want to use the whole picture and not use a perfect square start at Step 4.

Picture-1.jpg


Step 2.

Crop the pic to what you want to see in the pic. To make it a perfect square, hold down shift while clicking and dragging the crop tool over the image. You'll see the "marching ants" as your selection.

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Step 3.

Hit enter to apply the crop.

Picture-3.jpg


Step 4.

On the menu bar up top, go to: Image>Image Size.

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Step 5.

Make sure the Resolution is at 72 and the Width and Height is at the max allowed of 90 pixels.
If you're not using a square, make sure the largest dimention (whether it's Width or Height) is at the max allowed 90 pixels.

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Step 6.

In the menu bar up top, go to: File>Save for Web.

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Step 7.

Make sure you are looking at the Optimized Image.

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Step 8.

On the right side there is a drop menu with options of quality. PC and MAC options differ. (pic 1)
Select the one that makes the size lower than the allowed 6kbs. (pic 2)

Picture-6.jpg


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Step 9.

Booya...

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Post up any questions you may have. :thumbsup:
 


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Step 6 is where I was wrong :( Thanks again Collin.
 




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My pictures seem to come out a little blurry. I am following the steps? Is there anything else I could do?
 








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It seems that after I save using the web format it looks better. It just looks pure nasty in photoshop
 












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I usually do it in Paint :rolleyes:
 




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