How to Make an Animation & Upload it As Your Deviantart Avatar

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How to Make an Animation & Upload it As Your Deviantart Avatar
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DeviantART is an online community where artists submit their creations and view other artists' creations online. An avatar on DeviantART is a small picture that appears next to your name when you submit art and talk to other artists. Many artists use their avatar to display their art next to their name. Since you can use GIF animations as an avatar, many people use animated avatars to display several of their creations in one avatar. Using an animated GIF maker online, you can easily create a GIF of several different images to use as you DeviantART avatar.

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    Go to an animated GIF maker online such as Gickr, MakeAGIF or Picasion and click "Browse..." to find pictures on your computer to use in your animation.

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    Customise your GIF by choosing the speed of your animation, then choose whether to loop your animation or not. Resize the animation to 50 by 50 pixels.

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    Finish creating your animation, then right-click it and select "Save Image As..." to download the image to your computer.

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    Log in to your DeviantART account and go to the "Identity" section of the Profile Settings page. Click "Change Avatar," then "Add a File" and select the animation you just created, then click "OK." Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "OK" to save your changes.

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