Welcome to the swift Avatar tutorial.
An avatar is an icon before your name, and it is usually there to represent you, if you didn’t know already. It will show in the forum, and when you post a webcomic.
The first steps are simple, and hopefully so is this whole tutorial.
First, I will show you your default avatar and what it looks like on the first page.
This is what you see on the front page. I am using my test account for this demonstration. As you can see, it has a rather featureless character that reminds me of what frosty would look like if he had the misfortune of having his face stolen by local ape descendants.
We are going to change that, now.
Above this, at the top of the page, you will see a bar that hopefully looks like this:
If you were to click on it, you would be taken to the site’s dashboard, where you can add comics, if you have the permissions and status to do so. You can also change your avatar. After clicking on it, you should notice a bunch of options to your left.
They are your navigation buttons. We are looking to change your Avatar, which has to do with your profile.
Click on the “Profile” button, please.
This should take you to a screen that allows you to change some personal information, and other such options. Take your time if you must.
To your right, is another faceless frosty, but bigger. Like this:
Please click on the “Manage” button shown here. Doing so will open a Gump (window thingy) that will allow you to add and crop your picture as you desire.
You will need to upload a custom one, though.
Once you have selected one, or have taken the time to design your own ( Square small pictures are best, else they get fuzzy) Click the “update avatar”
Button to upload it. It will show your picture in a box, which you may crop if too large. This cropping editor is finicky, so I would play around with it for a while. You could ask for assistance at anytime in this tutorial, as I can take over and upload it myself.
Once you are finished, Click Update to save your cropping, you may exit out of the Gump (mini window doodad ((my lingo is astounding!)) )
And admire your work.
Note: Sometimes I have noticed that it looks blurry in the preveiw, however when compared to what it looks like in a forum post, It is sometimes different.
Thank you for taking the time to read this; Let me know if you need help.