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 This tutorial will teach you how to make an avatar for online forums e.t.c. with GIMP.

 

 

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Welcome to the Gimp Avatar Tutorial, this is the general Gimp interface.

before we really start to work with Gimp we'll have to decide which size the avatar will be (for normal it's 100*100 pixel). After that you open a new document. Then your screen should look like my screenshot.


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Now we want to fill the first layer , to do that select the tool in the red circle and choose the right colour (we'll take black) and click in the middle of the Layer. Now our Background Layer is done, if you want to you can name the layer in the right window like I did.


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What we are doing now is using a brush to let the black background look more interesting. What is important is that you create a new Layer before going on and make sure that you select the new Layer. Use the brush-tool (in the red circle) choose a brush and the colour for the brush. Then try to fill the layer like I did.


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