How to Make Your Own Futurama Avatar

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How to Make Your Own Futurama Avatar
Top Futurama fans head to comic con to meet the show's writers, voices, and artists. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

After watching the latest episode of "Futurama," discussions about Fry's latest attempt to woo Leela or Bender's new bout with alcohol dominated the web, where message boards and fan sites got into all the details. If you have an avatar, you can show your dedication to the futuristic show with a picture next to your profile or name that defines your love for the show's characters, favourite episode, or funny moment. Making your own avatar requires a program like MS Paint or a free advanced image editing software like GIMP, which can add colours and effects to your avatar, or a phrase like "Bender's #1 Fan."

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Find a picture of a Futurama character with a high resolution or large size. Fanpop provides different images and screen captures of Futurama characters like Fry and Leela and episode stills of your favourite moments with the cast. Futurama Madhouse hosts a gallery of images, including an animated GIF.

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    Save the image to your desktop, then open the image in MS Paint, GIMP, Adobe Photoshop, or Corel PaintShop Photo Pro. Any of these programs contain sizing, filters, colour correction, and paint brush tools to add effects to your picture.

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    Go to the message board or website where you want to upload the Futurama avatar. Look for the maximum dimensions related to the size of avatar pictures. Most specify a length and width between 100 and 400 pixels. The website also specifies what file formats are allowed, usually JPG, GIF or PNG.

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    Use the resize tool to specify the new dimensions of your Futurama picture according to the web page's specifications. The image scales down to the new size. Click "File," "Save As," then name "MyAvatar" and choose JPG, GIF or PNG as a file format.

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    Upload your new avatar picture using the website or message board's platform. Usually you will find the uploader in the profile section of the website, where you customise your own page. Click "Save" when finished and view your avatar fully loaded on your message board profile.

  1. 1

    Visit Slurmed's Futurama comic maker. Once loaded, click "Play." You will see a white rectangle, small icons of characters from the show beneath, and other menus to the right.

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    Click on a picture of a character you want to add like "Dr. Zoidburg." Various cut-outs of Dr. Zoidburg doing different activities appear.

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    Click and drag one of the pictures to the white rectangle and release your mouse. You just placed your Futurama character. Now add text and other accessories to finish out the picture.

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    Click "Text" to add a phrase above or below your character. Click the talk bubble icon to add a thought or dialogue between two characters. Use the directional keys on the right to move the characters up, down, left, or right within the white rectangle.

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    Click "Snapshot" once finished to bring the full picture to view. Press your "printscreen" key. Open your image editing program again and use the marquee tool to select only the part of the image you want to save as an avatar. Press "CTRL+C" to copy the picture, then paste into a new document. Click "File," then "Save As" and save as "My Avatar." Follow the directions above to upload to your website or message board.

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