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    This is normally where I would post the link to "Blackwaves: How To Make An Avatar Badge", but it appears IVU has taken the page down . However from the below post AlxRogan & HighWiz have saved the day with this link: http://web.archive.org/web/200710210...adge-howto.htm

    Since I can't post the link for those of you who have never attending a "DC Forums Meet", I'll at least give you guys the general information/steps it takes to make your own Avatar badge.

    1. Take the picture you use here on the forums and paste it into your favorite art program.
    2. Re-size your picture so it is almost the same size as a 3x5 inch note card, but leave room to type in your handle.
    3. Type your handle either on the top/bottom/side of your picture so others can read it.
    4. Review what you have done. If you like it print it out, if not start over again till you like it.
    5. Cut down to size (about 3x5 inch note card)
    6. Laminate
    7. Hole punch somewhere in the middle so you can hang it from your lanyard.
    8. Wear with pride.

    Side Note thanks to Voltage Spike:
    Oh, and you may wish to make your badge double-sided (e.g., by coping the HTML/design into a second column and folding the printing).

    I look forward to seeing everyone at the forums meet.
    Last edited by lil_freak; July 15, 2009, 14:38. Reason: Added good idea from Voltage Spike
    "It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times". Pearl S. Buck

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    Re: Avatar Badges

    While I don't have the original template, here's a link to my first avatar badge which was made with the template and retains all the photoshop layers, etc. Should be self explanatory.

    http://www.renderlab.net/temp/Render...atar-Badge.psd
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      Re: Avatar Badges

      If anyone is looking for additional advice, I made my badge years ago by taking the CSS from the forums, writing a "badge web page" with it, and printing the page. I seem to remember this being the easiest and cheapest way to design and print at Kinko's, but it is also a very cheap method of re-using the forum style (which only makes sense) without having to possess creativity of your own. The new, more distinctive forum style seems to lend itself particularly well to this method.

      Oh, and you may wish to make your badge double-sided (e.g., by coping the HTML/design into a second column and folding the printing).

      Another tip: use the thickest laminate that they offer and, if possible, reinforce the hole you punch.

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        Re: Avatar Badges

        Originally posted by lil_freak View Post
        This is normally where I would post the link to "Blackwaves: How To Make An Avatar Badge", but it appears IVU has taken the page down .
        http://web.archive.org/web/200710210...adge-howto.htm

        I can't claim to have thought of this, I asked HighWiz about this back in April and he dug it up.
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          Re: Avatar Badges

          Originally posted by AlxRogan View Post
          http://web.archive.org/web/200710210...adge-howto.htm

          I can't claim to have thought of this, I asked HighWiz about this back in April and he dug it up.
          Sweet!!! Now added to my original post.

          I owe you guys a drink!!!
          "It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times". Pearl S. Buck

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