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Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Postby Elliot » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:25 pm

Kairielise wrote:
Ratty wrote:Kairielise, On 'Spark' you have a most beautiful avatar. (She's in the shower wearing nothing but jig-saw puzzle pieces). You are gorgeous. Please add an avatar here.

That's all. carry on...

Lol thanks. That was my Halloween costume from 2008. Been meaning to put it up but I haven't gotten around to resizing it.

On that note.... Anyone who would like help with cropping and resizing a photo into a nice "portrait" avatar, I would be happy to do it. Just PM me.
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Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Postby BBadger » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:40 pm

You just want the high-res version ;)
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Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Postby Elliot » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:59 pm

BBadger wrote:You just want the high-res version ;)

The " :wink: " suggests there is a joke here. But quite seriously, you are correct -- the larger the file the better if it needs to be cropped a lot.
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Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Postby Elliot » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:37 pm

:D
Here’s an example of what can be done.

This original photo measures 2736 x 3648 pixels. (I resized it to only 15% of original so that it would fit on ePlaya):

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I did two things to the original. I cropped it right down to only my face, which turned out just right at 150x150 pixels. And I brightened the shadow on the face.


And it wound up like this:

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This can be done with a lot of pictures that you may not think are usable for an avatar. This example is "pushing it -- the avatar is rather grainy. But even this could serve in a pinch.

It is even possible to remove something in the picture, such as your brother-in-law. Here I have removed the hat-cord in the lower right corner, just to demonstrate:

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Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Postby BBadger » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:02 pm

Oh I know what you're capable of, but being an avatar cropping service means you get access to all the remainder of the photo, which might even be like the one you posted above. ;)

On another note, I feel kind of weird admitting that I'm disappointed seeing you striking the same pose as the statue, but not wearing the same amount of clothing -- especially given your clothing preferences.
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Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Postby Elliot » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:34 pm

BBadger wrote:Oh I know what you're capable of, but being an avatar cropping service means you get access to all the remainder of the photo, which might even be like the one you posted above. ;)

On another note, I feel kind of weird admitting that I'm disappointed seeing you striking the same pose as the statue, but not wearing the same amount of clothing -- especially given your clothing preferences.

Behold, ye disappointed dastard of high mouth and low faith!
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Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Postby Patsh » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:00 am

Elliot! You crack me up!


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Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Postby BBadger » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:40 am

Well there's a checkmark on my bucket list!
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Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Postby Elliot » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:15 am

BBadger wrote:Well there's a checkmark on my bucket list!

Well, now I know you are female. :wink:
But you missed the pictures from this year, didn't you. :mrgreen:
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Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Postby reznorock » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:26 pm

I have to say I really enjoyed the original post Ive been spending a fair amount of time over the years trying to not be quite as shy and introverted etc. it still happens, I have a difficult time initiating conversation etc. it gets a lot easier as I get to know a person.

Lot of good advice nonetheless.I read this post my first day on these forums, it's basically what made my try to put some effort in meeting other burners before next BM.
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