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LaprasRider
01-01-2005, 03:01 AM
I know, it sucks! I'm new to graphic making and all I have is an MS Paint program. Any ideas on how I could make it look better?

Thanatos
01-01-2005, 05:00 AM
Well, as a Paint user, I know your pain. Very hard to make paint avatars look decent.

First, no solid color in the background. Make it look fancy. Something like the background of my avatar, which I got from a piece of artwork at deviantart.com. Basically, Solid background things are a bore.

Second, more interesting font. Arial is very boring.

These two things are usually very useful.

Here is something I whipped up in about 5 minutes using paint, basically the same as yours, just looking slightly fancier.

http://img113.exs.cx/img113/5448/lonetiger4nl.png

The URL is http://img113.exs.cx/img113/5448/lonetiger4nl.png

See, that sorta thing.

Glad I could help, you can use that if you want.

LaprasRider
01-01-2005, 05:20 AM
Thanks, DC! I just can't make those backgrounds and all the fonts I have are boring. There's one thats cursive, but I don't know how exciting that is...

Thanatos
01-01-2005, 01:48 PM
No problem. You can thanks the deviantart members for that. I couldn't make that sorta thing...yet...

But keep it up. Paint can be really awesome when you know how to use it.

LaprasRider
01-01-2005, 03:39 PM
How do you make the letters you put on the ava?

boltAge
01-01-2005, 03:48 PM
Download fonts. Search for them on search engines, I'm too lazy to supply links.

Also those backgrounds... Well, you can always use a premade one, ask permission from original creator and use it, I guess. Or you could just buy Adobe Photoshop >>

TMTS
01-01-2005, 09:11 PM
...or you could go HERE (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2627) where I make banner backgrounds, too. Except half of them are a waste of space, IMO. Either way, the ones near the bottom are the best ones. :oops: