Category Archives: Illustration

Create Your Own Avatar in Photoshop

create an avatar in Photoshop

I created my own avatar with marker and pen and then modified it in Photoshop.

I decided that I didn’t want to use an avatar someone else had created when I had the stuff to create my own. I should have done this ages ago, but you know life happens. You can create something similar by following these steps:

  • Draw a perfectly square box (e.g., 2″x2″)
  • Fill the box with a design using whatever media you like (marker, pen, colored pencil, watercolors, etc.)
  • Scan the completed drawing and then import it into Photoshop for editing
  • Apply filters, modify contrast and brightness, modify colors, etc. Get creative.
  • When you have something you like, re-size your image to 90×90 pixels, and then save it for web and web devices.

Easy-Peasy!