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Offline Talra Di DelirenTopic starter

I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« on: January 29, 2014, 11:15:18 AM »
I see a lot of profile sigs that have pictures that lead to their threads such as O/Os. I know how to do picture links but it won't work on the sig whenever I try to update it. If I am supposed to use the wiki, then you got me lost. I dunno how to use that no matter how many times I try. I'm not completely net friendly and it did take me a while to get used to this code way of writing things. Not that I am complaining, it's actually fun ^_^

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Offline consortium11

Re: I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 11:33:52 AM »
You do have to use the wiki, but it's a lot simpler than it sounds.

Download the image you want to use, click on the Wiki tab, scroll down to the "upload file" link on the left, click on it, upload the image (all self-explanatory). The use the now uploaded image's URL to do a standard picture link in your sig as you would anywhere else.

Offline Dovel

Re: I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 01:09:05 PM »
What BeMi and consortium11 suggested should be helpful, but if you are still stuck on the code or how to upload the image just send me a PM and I can walk you through it.

Offline Talra Di DelirenTopic starter

Re: I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 04:41:47 PM »
Hmm...anyone know where I can download a good photoshop app that doesn't come with stupid other things I don't want on my PC?

BTW Thank you all for the tips, trying out how these things work lol.

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Re: I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 04:44:31 PM »
If you need it for resizing and cropping images lots of us use photobucket.com.

Offline Talra Di DelirenTopic starter

Re: I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 04:51:27 PM »
Well more like how Krysia did hers.... I dunno where she got her adobe photoshop at and I'd very much like to use that.

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Re: I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 04:56:12 PM »
GIMP is, to the best of my understanding, effectively a free version of photoshop.  You can find it easily enough on Google - even easier if you turn on safe search ;D

Offline Caeli

Re: I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2014, 04:58:43 PM »
I've used Pixlr Editor (a free online editor) to great effect many times.  Photoshop has a lot of bells and whistles that you really don't need, and can accomplish with the same or similar tools on other programs.

http://pixlr.com/

Offline consortium11

Re: I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 05:27:44 PM »
Hmm...anyone know where I can download a good photoshop app that doesn't come with stupid other things I don't want on my PC?

BTW Thank you all for the tips, trying out how these things work lol.

Photoshop you unfortunately have to pay for (and a fairly significant amount) but there are good other options:

GIMP is likely the most powerful free image editor. It's got a bit of a learning curve but you can do some great stuff with it; pretty much everything Photoshop offers.

Paint.net can do all the basic stuff really well but isn't quite as powerful as GIMP. That said, it's really easy to use and if you're just doing basic image editing it will do everything you want.

If all you want are the very basics (resizing, adding basic text etc) then there are a lot of free online picture editors that can use. The Pixlr Editor Caeli linked to is actually pretty powerful for an online program so may be a good option if you don't want to download anything.

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Re: I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2014, 05:29:06 PM »
If you want to do fancy stuff like transparent edges (so you can make funky shaped pictures without having a white box show up around them), then I'd also recommend GiMP.  I've used Photoshop before, and honestly picked up GiMP pretty quickly.

And, of course, free!

(Adobe = $$$$)

Offline Talra Di DelirenTopic starter

Re: I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2014, 10:42:40 PM »
YAY! I made me my sig! Looks nice with what I got but I wished it could be better... Thank you all for your help in understanding this ^_^ very much appreciated.

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Re: I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2014, 12:05:22 AM »
I like it and now that you have it done you get to play with it, tweak it, and do all sorts of things to it! ;D

Offline Dovel

Re: I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2014, 04:55:08 AM »
Looks very nice. Great work!

Offline Talra Di DelirenTopic starter

Re: I've yet to figure out how to do those pic sigs...
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2014, 09:04:45 PM »
I'm gonna try other things and make it look better ^_^ Thanks all.