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Old 10-16-2006, 03:09 PM
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Avatar challenge

i used to do quite a few of these years ago. you take a fairly normal picture and reduce it down to a 50 x 50 pixel image for use as an 'avatar' on a web site. an 'avatar' in this instance, is just a picture or animation that is used as a visual representation of yourself or some aspect of yourself or whatever. you see theese most frequently on forums, like here on retouchpro. mine, for instance, on RP is the little archer picture up in the top left of my posts.

so, the challenge here is, i'm posting a picture, which i borrowed from the main challenges area of our own Amber and it is your job to reduce this picture to a 50 x 50 pixel image suitable for use as an avatar. it must be 50 x 50 pixels exactly. the trick is to be able to identify who it is and make it look good at this very small image size.

so, have at it and make Amber proud
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:20 PM
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Re: Avatar challenge

I went for a crop and added sparkles (love sparkles!). So, is she recognizable?
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:23 PM
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Re: Avatar challenge

How'd I do?
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:04 PM
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I like redheads.

I ascentuated her hair and also added some Toadies magic to the mix.
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:29 PM
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Re: Avatar challenge

I think that 3kx3k is a beter size. Attached larger image just in case.
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:32 PM
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Ou, the avatar
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:37 PM
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amber avatar

here's another...

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Old 10-16-2006, 10:42 PM
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Re: Avatar challenge

excellent

kerry, surprised at the half face, but it works. the eye looks a bit odd, but otherwise very good.

photo678, very nice. very recognizable.

lk, interesting. not quite as recognizable as amber but good.

pavel, obviously your first one doesnt qualify for size the second looks better but a bit dark and smudgy so the recognition is lost a bit.

marsha, fascinating that you could get that much image information in that little image. well done

very cool, guys
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:53 PM
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Re: Avatar challenge

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kerry, surprised at the half face, but it works. the eye looks a bit odd, but otherwise very good.
I confess, I love sparkles too much, her eye looks funny because I added a sparkle to it.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:01 PM
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ah! there we go. ok
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