The word “Avatar” is used to describe an image, icon or other virtual representation of a person. Avatars can be quite fun to design and you don’t need Photoshop skills to get started! For this type of designing you just need the Internet and your favorite photo of your lovely mug. If you’ve got that covered, then you’ll soon be on your way to transforming your profile into a great looking cartoon-like custom caricature, uniquely you, for use on your blog, social networks, chat and more.
There are several choices online when creating your new custom avatar. Though some sites, like zwinky.com and mywebface.com have toolbar downloads as part of their free program use agreement, there are many that do not. For example, over at cartoon.pho.to, not only can you cartoon your face, but you can morph it with animated effects like a smile or a wink. And, at befunky.com, you can cartoon your photo, but why stop there? If you have some time, stay a while and try out their Inkify, OilPainting, Popart, Sketcher and a couple-dozen other design options.
Sometimes, you aren’t required to begin creating your avatar from a photo. If you feel comfortable winging it, you can cartoon yourself from scratch. Maybe you’ve always wanted to try out a new eye or hair color? Haha.. Now is your opportunity! At faceyourmanga.com, you start with basically just a head and customize from there. You can even add a background, clothes and makeup. A couple of other fun avatar design sites are doppelme.com and tektek.org/dream.
There are of course more out there and not too hard to find with a simple google search. Some will require registration before use and some even come with required software download as mentioned above. Some will cartoon your features mildly (from a photo) while others allow you to completely redesign your look from top to bottom. It really depends on the type of look you are after. Try a couple out, for the fun of it and see what you like.by Read More
It’s been a couple of years since I posted anything about Jacquie Lawson Cards and I thought it time for an update! I just love love love the quality of these e-card designs. They are like no other available on the internet today IMO. Users pay a small fee for a year’s membership and then have access to all the many categories of e-cards, and wallpapers and more. I just renewed my membership recently and I was so happy to see that JL ecards are now socially connected to Facebook! After choosing the card I want to send, I can then choose the facebook connection I want to send it too, post it to their wall, or my wall and send. Thank you Jacquie Lawson for this added convenience!
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Every now and then, I like to get some feedback from clients on their opinion of the design service I offer. I’m pleased to report that the feedback I’ve received so far has been 100% positive and that makes me very happy! I love to design and plan to do it for as long as the customers keep coming my way. If you get a chance, swing on over to my testimonials page and read a few.
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Have you got the Buzz? Chances are you do. If you use GMail, then you’ve seen the new Buzz right under your inbox. I think Google’s Buzz is a nifty new little gadget and social tool and I wanted to put a cute little Google Buzz icon on my sites to help draw some new followers. I could find many Buzz icons out there, so I created some of my own and am offering them here to share.
These Google Buzz icons come in two sizes (Large: 132×131 and Small: 73×71) and a choice of four colors: black, blue, green and red.
Two samples of the “Black” display here:
All if the icons show here. Yes, they are transparent, just click the little thumb-sizes to view.
These are free to use and spread around. Just do not edit them or claim them as your own. Right-click to save to your own computer and upload to your own server. Please not hot-linking.. upload to your own webhost. Thanks and enjoy![Gallery not found] by Read More