Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tutorial ~ How to edit and create a "pretty" avatar photo

                                      I've been having some questions on how to
                                   create and make a "pretty" avatar pic.

Just a note before I begin, you MUST have good graphics to take "pretty" photos. I've had some people get mad with me because there photos didn't turn out like mine. Not my fault your graphics suck! You know who you are! Anyways, her we go!

Open up gimp and select a photo you want to edit. Once you open the photo up at the top select "Layer" scroll down to "Transparency" then select "Add Alpha Channel"

Note: Your sim MUST be behind a plain background, doesn't matter the color but can't have any designs as the background. Next, go to the "tool box" and select "fuzzy tool" then click on the black background.

Up at the top go to "Edit" and "clear"

Then your photo should look like this:

If your photo doesn't look like this, you made a mistake somewhere, go re-read the top until your photo looks like this. 

Next, go to "select" and go down and select "none" 

Then at the tool box, select the "smudge" tool and the "erase" tool to make your photos look nice.

Then once your finished with that, go to "Edit" and cut" 

Then your sim should be gone. 

Paste your sim on your chosen background like this:

Then repeat the process all over again depending on how much Sims you want on your background. 


Then save the photo as a ".png" file and upload it like you normally would. Any questions? Feel free to ask!



  1. awesomely done, Molavesko! Too bad me and gimp are like me and homemade dough...we don't mix well together! LOL! But in the off chance I may want to give gimp another go around, and this time I WILL WIN, I'm going to follow your directions! (just to see what I can come up with, who knows maybe the program and I will become long standing partners.)

  2. Hehe, okay good luck! If you need any help with it just let me know (:

  3. Oh, she's a very lovely Sim! :)

  4. Actually, ALL your Sims are lovely! 8D


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