Creating avatars can get difficult if you don’t have the right tools. Find out how to create your own avatar with a click of a button!
Creating avatars can get challenging if you are not artistic or if you are not fond of using photo-editing tools such as Adobe Photoshop or Corel Draw. To create avatars that are vibrant, clear, and impressive, you need these programs as well as a good computer. You also need to know how to work your way around making graphics and decorating your avatar.
People use avatars to make their websites more visually entertaining while others use avatars to enhance their personal branding. Celebrities use avatars as well to leave an impact on people– take Barack Obama’s popular “HOPE” avatar which he used back in 2008. This simple avatar somehow managed to get him into office.
You don’t need to be an artist to create your own avatar, but if you are well-versed in using the computer nonetheless, here’s how to create your own avatar using a photo editor.
Know what you want to turn your realistic photo into. This part involves conceptualizing and thinking about what your avatar should wear or look like. You could get inspiration from your favorite TV shows and cartoons and other characters in pop culture. Most avatars today look like South Park characters while others have been inspired by Doctor Who. Ask yourself this question, “What inspires me?” Get ideas from your answers.
Get your tablet or any photo-editing program ready. Some of the most popular avatars were created using a photo-editing program and it is important to know how to use one if you want to succeed in creating memorable avatars. Photo-editing programs can also create animated avatars, although there are a few programs such as MS Paint which does not include this feature.
Make drafts of your avatar on your photo-editor. Now that you are ready to start creating your own avatar, you should start off by sketching or making a draft on your photo-editor. Get ideas from popular trends today or turn your avatar into a cartoon portrait of yourself.
Download effects and other textures online to enhance your avatar. If you intend to use Adobe Photoshop to help you create your avatar, you should try to download advanced graphics, textures, and actions from online libraries. Doing so will definitely help you enhance your avatar and turn it into something impressive to look at.