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November 22, 2018, 11:56:55 PM
Last edit: November 24, 2018, 10:43:35 PM by cryptovigi
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I see that many of ranked member use custom hats as their avatars especially seen on “Wall Observer” thread. They look quite nice if background of the post has the same color as the background of avatar. While they are displayed on other color hats look… still not bad but... a little bit worse ;-)

                     

Of course it’s only my opinion but if you also like more the second one you can change your avatar in less than one minute… Probably many of you know that it could be done very easily but for those who don’t I made this short tutorial:
I used free GIMP software to prepare it which you can find here: https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

First step: Open your avatar image in gimp software

Second step: Go to the Layers – Brushes tab and click right mouse button on the image name or image miniature and select „Add Alpha Channel” just like on the image below (If this option is not active - it means that Alpha Channel is already added so you can go to the third step):


Third step: Go to the Toolbox tab select „Fuzzy Select Tool” and click left mouse button on the image – on the background you will see that your hat (or other avatar) has been selected like on the image:


Fourth step:  Now you can just press delete on the keyboard (@Foxpup thanks for making it even easier) and go to fifth step, or you can delete background manually by selecting „Eraser Tool” from the Toolbox and than with eraser clean whole background around the hat (or other avatar) like on the image:


Fifth step: Now all you have to do is to save this image to the file: Go to File menu → Export As than choose from Select File Type „PNG image” and press „Export” button. Than you’ll see another window you have to be sure that checkbox near „Save color values from transparent pixels” is checked if so press „Export”  button.


 

 

THAT’S IT!

If you don't see the change after uploading new avatar you can clear your cache. Sometimes it takes few hour to see the change especially if your previous avatar was also *.png file...

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November 22, 2018, 11:58:34 PM
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your hat looks like shit, only homer can make the hats.
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November 23, 2018, 12:05:29 AM
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your hat looks like shit, only homer can make the hats.

MAN i don't want to show you a better hat! - just a short way to erase the background what make homer's hats look even better!


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November 23, 2018, 12:56:02 AM
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your hat looks like shit, only homer can make the hats.

MAN i don't want to show you a better hat! - just a short way to erase the background what make homer's hats look even better!



It's cool was just kidding ! Smiley Smiley Smiley
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November 23, 2018, 01:46:48 AM
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I like GIMP. Thanks for your tutorial. I see it really useful. I love the idea you want to convey. The images with transparencies look better.
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November 23, 2018, 05:11:05 AM
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Little bit easy, but thanks for sharing. It will be so helpful for those who don't know. That's why i like this forum cause we have been familiarized with new things day by day
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November 23, 2018, 08:40:23 AM
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OMG, this hat obsession is affecting the meta too. What is all about those hats?
How the hell this even started? I gave up lurking in the Wall Observer it's almost impossible to find something there, it's like facebook, you just enter there and suddenly, half an hour gone.

BTW, good tutorial, it can apply for many different avatars, not only those crazy hats.

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November 23, 2018, 08:49:44 AM
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Photoshop will make the process more simple,you no need to erase the background using any tools in the latest version of Photoshop application,just double click the background and can fill with none to erase background by single tap.

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November 23, 2018, 08:57:31 AM
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Photoshop will make the process more simple,you no need to erase the background using any tools in the latest version of Photoshop application,just double click the background and can fill with none to erase background by single tap.

Not everyone can afford buying Photoshop if you not gonna use it professionally (you are not suggesting to use illegal copy aren't you?).It's quite costly but GIMP is free and does the same job as Photoshop so it's the best solution.

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November 23, 2018, 09:27:20 AM
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Photoshop will make the process more simple,you no need to erase the background using any tools in the latest version of Photoshop application,just double click the background and can fill with none to erase background by single tap.

Not everyone can afford buying Photoshop if you not gonna use it professionally (you are not suggesting to use illegal copy aren't you?).It's quite costly but GIMP is free and does the same job as Photoshop so it's the best solution.

My point exactly! Tutorial for everyone not only for rich....
 
Maybe Photoshop makses it a bit more simple but i  don't find this free solution complicated at all...


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November 23, 2018, 09:28:41 AM
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That's a nice start to help people get used to gimp.

Jetty ( my black cat ) wants reindeer antlers on his hat for Christmas, but the stupid moggy wants them on the inside, so that they won't be too obvious. Maybe I'll give him a sprig of holly or something.

The Jet Cash coffee lounge in the Ivory Tower has had some good relaxing chat recently, just what you would expect.
We need some girls to brighten the conversation though.
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November 23, 2018, 10:10:57 AM
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Not everyone can afford buying Photoshop if you not gonna use it professionally (you are not suggesting to use illegal copy aren't you?).It's quite costly but GIMP is free and does the same job as Photoshop so it's the best solution.
Everyone loves editing. However there are lots of background erasing tool that can be found throughout playstore.

App that I commonly used to instantly remove the background.
•Background Eraser

For Website use
Photoscissors

The downside of using these instant editing apps, you will not learn the very basic foundation of editing. Learning Photoshop and GIMP is still the best.
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November 23, 2018, 10:23:43 AM
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Maybe Photoshop makses it a bit more simple but i  don't find this free solution complicated at all...
It actually doesn't. In GIMP, you can make the selection transparent by just pressing Delete (assuming the layer has an alpha channel).

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November 23, 2018, 11:15:38 AM
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OMG, this hat obsession is affecting the meta too. What is all about those hats?
How the hell this even started? I gave up lurking in the Wall Observer it's almost impossible to find something there, it's like facebook, you just enter there and suddenly, half an hour gone.
Read this:

My guess is that you need a hat!
I clearly missed something here Cheesy

No meaning beyond following themes.. of getting pants taken from several members, and then another member asserting that he would eat his hat, which contributed to thereafter hat momentum leading to likely hat bubble, at some point.  Roach hasn't requested a hat, YET.
Do you have a link to where this that all started?
I need one too! I've been looking for a personal avatar for a while now, but I'm not artistic enough to make one.

RIGHT ON THIS PAGE

ONE QUESTION FROM HAIRY ........ AND SUDDENLY XhomerX STARTED A HAT MANIA

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=178336.428040


I believe that the making of the hats started from the mid-October series of posts; however, I believe that some of the hat discussion was inspired from 1) HairyMclairy's assertion that he would eat his hat (which was more than a year ago.. can't recall exactly), 2) BlindMayor (which is now seemingly channeled through Rosewater Foundation) asserting that there would be some benefits for WO participants to give up their pants to BM (which was around the time of the Bcash forkening - I believe after the forkening, perhaps?),  and of course, some ongoing playing on the clothing and hat themes with 3) Micpeep frequently posting his various bitcoin related hats (including the bear and bullhats) that seemed to had caused some envy (bitcoin related bull/bear hats were being posted by micpeep for the past 6 months or so).

FXFY (for ones )  Roll Eyes
i posted the BULL & BEAR hats from my time @ mallorca ..... end of  JULY, the owl, wise guy HAT that i gave you was a few weeks later  Grin  Grin (micpeep joke)   Tongue

Fair enough.  Certainly, you would have had a real world experience that connected you to when you first posted those bear/bull hats - even though I thought that you had posted a few hats before posting the bull/bear hats... but my memory could be failing me in that respect, perhaps?   Tongue Tongue

OMG, this hat obsession is affecting the meta too. What is all about those hats?

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BTW, good tutorial, it can apply for many different avatars, not only those crazy hats.
You don't want to fuck with the WO people, they'll dump so much of those TA's on your head, you might start to think the Earth is actually flat. And you'll prefer wearing those hats instead of taking crack on the weekends whilst sobbing about bitcoin's price. :/

And also, you'll eventually end up joining in with LoyceV , by falling into the trap(aka the hypnotism caused by Micgoosens).

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November 23, 2018, 12:03:30 PM
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OMG, this hat obsession is affecting the meta too. What is all about those hats?
How the hell this even started? I gave up lurking in the Wall Observer it's almost impossible to find something there, it's like facebook, you just enter there and suddenly, half an hour gone.
Read this:
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There you go, another half hour gone. Thanks for the input, It was almost 400 pages back.. I don't think I could ever find it myself.


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You don't want to fuck with the WO people, they'll dump so much of those TA's on your head, you might start to think the Earth is actually flat. And you'll prefer wearing those hats instead of taking crack on the weekends whilst sobbing about bitcoin's price. :/

And also, you'll eventually end up joining in with LoyceV , by falling into the trap(aka the hypnotism caused by Micgoosens).

No way for me to go for a hat like these. NO.
If I make an exception, then it will be for something like this..



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This hoodie is great, my brother keep stealing it from cuz it looks good and he has nothing to do with cryptocurrencies at all. And it is also cheap .  .

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November 23, 2018, 02:03:26 PM
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@Findingnemo
I don't want to be THAT guy, but better delete this comment, it can get you only in trouble. Using cracked software = Stealing digital property and it's almost the same as plagiarims.
I'm not the one to judge you for that but those things are not tolerated in my country, and you can get a really fat fine for this.

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@Findingnemo
I don't want to be THAT guy, but better delete this comment, it can get you only in trouble. Using cracked software = Stealing digital property and it's almost the same as plagiarims.
I'm not the one to judge you for that but those things are not tolerated in my country, and you can get a really fat fine for this.
OOPS oh my bad,I don't consider these thing while using it because I am still a studying kid and learning more things by everyday.BTW thanks for the today's lesson @iasenko. Kiss

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November 23, 2018, 03:14:12 PM
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OMG, this hat obsession is affecting the meta too. What is all about those hats?
How the hell this even started? I gave up lurking in the Wall Observer it's almost impossible to find something there, it's like facebook, you just enter there and suddenly, half an hour gone.

BTW, good tutorial, it can apply for many different avatars, not only those crazy hats.

Completely agree!!! I have no idea what the hell is this hat obsession currently but I find it quite funny ^^

You know who started it?
And I hope it will calm down because it makes it more difficult to identify the members xD

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November 23, 2018, 03:50:25 PM
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OMG, this hat obsession is affecting the meta too. What is all about those hats?
How the hell this even started? I gave up lurking in the Wall Observer it's almost impossible to find something there, it's like facebook, you just enter there and suddenly, half an hour gone.

BTW, good tutorial, it can apply for many different avatars, not only those crazy hats.

Completely agree!!! I have no idea what the hell is this hat obsession currently but I find it quite funny ^^

You know who started it?
And I hope it will calm down because it makes it more difficult to identify the members xD

Check pugman's answer right below my post and you'll find the answer.

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