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A question about Win7 style avatars.


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Original thread title: Hi, new and already a question. How about that? :D

 

Hi all. I had a question about finding a tutorial on creating an avatar that has the lighting effect and border that..*gulp* Windows 7 uses in the start menu. I just kinda like it. :D

Edited by Ego Eram Reputo
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You mean the one that surrounds your User picture?

 

BTW:  Liked your thread title, but forum rules require the title be descriptive - so I edited it for you.

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Quick attempt - plugins in bold:

 

1. White background on default canvas.

 

2. Add new layer

 

3. Rounded rectangle (outline mode) in black @ 1 pixel thickness.

 

4. Object Align to center (both horizontal and vertical)

 

5. Duplicate layer.

 

6. Top rectangle layer = Distort > Magnifier @25, 100, 100

 

7. Lower rectangle layer = rotate zoom (ctrl + shift+z)  @ 1.06 zoom

 

8. Merge top two layers.

 

9. Magic wand the border edge

 

10. Primary White, Secondary #5E9EBE.

 

11. Drag linear gradient from top left to bottom right.

 

12 with selection still active, Bevel Selection @ 5 White & 165, 198, 255

 

13. Deselect & fill center with white.

 

14 Drop shadow @ 3, 3, 0, 5 and color of 136,136,136

 

Result:

 

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I like 13.5: repeat Magnifier with same settings!

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