How to Make a Chibi Avatar

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How to Make a Chibi Avatar
Create a chibi avatar using free online software. (manga styled lady samurai image by Anastasia Serdyukova from Fotolia.com)

Chibi is a term that refers to a childlike character in Japanese anime that has exaggerated features. It can also relate to any cartoon version of a picture that is redrawn to look smaller and cuter. If you wish you create an avatar for a forum or for Facebook in a chibi style, there are many chibi creation tools available on the site Deviant Art. By using these utilities and the Windows Print Screen tool you will be able to create multiple chibi works of art.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Image editing program

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Visit one of the chibi creators on the Deviant Art website. Use the utility to make the chibi character of your choice. Drag different hair colours, accessories, eyes and clothing onto the blank chibi character to personalise it to your heart's content.

  2. 2

    Click the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard, which may be abbreviated "PrtSc." This will copy the entire screen, including your chibi character. Open an image editing program on your computer, such as Microsoft Paint or Adobe Photoshop. Create a new document by clicking "File" and then "New."

  3. 3

    Paste the screenshot into the document by clicking "Edit" and then "Paste." Click "Image" and then "Crop." Draw a box around your chibi character to crop all but your character out of the picture. Save your document as a new file name by clicking "File" and "Save As."

  4. 4

    Visit the website that you wish you use your avatar on. Go to the section where you can upload the image for your profile. Click "Upload" and an Explorer window will come up for you to find your image file. Click the file name and then click "Upload." Your avatar will now be your profile picture for the site.

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