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Armor Games' Armatar Contest: 2012 Winter Edition!

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Posted Dec 8, '12 at 11:51am

jeol

jeol

3,565 posts

And what are vectors/how do you do them?

Vectors are basically shapes that you can scale to any size and they won't pixelate, like normal editors do. A tiny circle you make will still look like a circle if you blow it up ten times.

The program at the top of my mind would be Inkscape. I don't know if you can do that in Photoshop or GIMP or the like, since they are built mostly to work in pixels. I don't know if they have support for vector scaling or not, though.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 12:37pm

ChromeDeathRazor

ChromeDeathRazor

295 posts

Here's my entry

Pixel Christmas Style!
http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r588/Joe_Png/PIXELGANGNAMSTYLE_zpsec377ad7.png

Happy holidays, people!

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 1:01pm

Patrick2011

Patrick2011

3,485 posts

I have created an entry to the contest here:

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee400/Patrick2011b/Armatars/Armatar%20Submissions/Winter2012ArmatarSubmission1.png

I created it in Paint, but I think it looks pretty good.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 1:33pm

killersup10

killersup10

1,788 posts

Killersup might be able to participate in this one, two questions though,

first question: When is it do?

second question: If Killersup were to upload a picture, can somebody else find a way to scale it down? Killersup doesn't yet know how to do that...

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 1:42pm

ChromeDeathRazor

ChromeDeathRazor

295 posts

first question: When is it do?

second question: If Killersup were to upload a picture, can somebody else find a way to scale it down? Killersup doesn't yet know how to do that...

I can answer the second question... You can do it in paint. There is a Resize Function in it. Otherwise, you can also do it in photobucket but i suggest that you do it in paint.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 1:48pm

Patrick2011

Patrick2011

3,485 posts

first question: When is it do?

There is no firm due date, but it's best if your armatar is submitted by the 25th.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 3:11pm

kegaumongo

kegaumongo

1,846 posts

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Yes, it's back. Hopefully, if everything goes according to plan, I'll post an entry tomorrow :D

second question: If Killersup were to upload a picture, can somebody else find a way to scale it down? Killersup doesn't yet know how to do that...

You can use Microsoft Office Picture Manager too. It also has a resize option.

There is no firm due date, but it's best if your armatar is submitted by the 25th.

I expect it to last a little longer because this is a winter edition and not solely a Christmas edition.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 3:18pm

KentyBK

KentyBK

555 posts

http://i.imgur.com/ZUpUD.png

Because after the turkey, we clearly needed a Nyan Claus.

The program at the top of my mind would be Inkscape.

This. It's also completely excellent if you're like me and are completely worthless at making art. Morphing shapes makes it much more manageable.

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 4:29pm

Bronze

Bronze

2,337 posts

I went to work as soon as I saw the new theme.

A deer:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/winter1.jpg

A leaping deer:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/wintertheme-1.jpg

A mountain:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/winter4.jpg

An elk:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/winter3.jpg

And a cold weather, Kurt Russel inspired dude.
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss282/BronzeCAE09/winter2.jpg

 

Posted Dec 8, '12 at 5:22pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,610 posts

if anyone wants a tip make it unique

Oh wow! It's a good thing you said that because I decided to ignore ModDayCee's number 4: Make it original!

I have created an entry to the contest here:

Don't get me wrong Patrick..it's good...but what does it have to do with Winter?

I went to work as soon as I saw the new theme.

All of yours...they need to win! Especially Kurt Russel..