Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day
@Asylum (48098)
Manchester, England
February 14, 2016 4:10am CST
May I wish a Happy Valentines Day to all the lovely ladies here at Mylot. I can never resist the opportunity to create a new avatar or image, so Valentines Day seemed an excellent opportunity. As a general rule I would use either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Fireworks to create an avatar, but this one proved to be a little more demanding than most. In the end I used Adobe Photoshop along with Microsoft Word, plus a fair amount of editing and adjustments. This may seem rather laborious, but can be fun to do and very satisfying when I end up with the desired result. I decided to save the result in two sizes so that one could be used as an avatar while the other appeared as a supporting image to the post. I even created a third example with added animated text, but chose not to use that one.
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@LadyDuck (126829)
• Switzerland
14 Feb 16
Thank you so much for this sweet post Barry, Happy Valentine to you too. I also made an avatar for this special occasion, I am using it now.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
Oh yes, I do like that image very much. I assume that you rotated your avatar about 10 degrees counter clockwise and over lay the other image, which has created an excellent result.
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@LadyDuck (126829)
• Switzerland
14 Feb 16
@Asylum Yes, this is what I did. I am glad that you like it.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
@LadyDuck It is very well done and shows that you took great care creating it.
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@nanette64 (14702)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 Feb 16
Thank you @Asylum . The image is great. I wish I could figure out how to do that; I'm not very tech savvy.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
I downloaded the heart and the image of Cupid from the Internet. Then I simply resized them to match and overlay one on the the other. I produced the banner scroll in Microsoft Word, overlaid it, recoloured and erased the overlapping lines. All that was required then was to add a little text.
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@nanette64 (14702)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 Feb 16
@Asylum Oye vay. I can't even get my picture to update.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
@nanette64 Pictures do not update, with the exception of that of Dorian Gray.
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@mysdianait (64082)
• Italy
14 Feb 16
How sweet of you and what a lovely avatar too. I have never learnt how to use any of those programs. Doo you make avatars for others too or only got yourself?
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
If you are suggesting that you would like an avatar Diana, I would be happy to oblige. If you give me a clue as to what you have in mind I can make an attempt.
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@mysdianait (64082)
• Italy
14 Feb 16
Thank you @Asylum and when I have the whole idea I will let you know.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
@mysdianait No problem Diana, I will look forward to the task.
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@pgntwo (20670)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
14 Feb 16
Beneath that gruff exterior is a sentimental old duffer after all, eh? Nice avatar, the cherub's a fitting touch!
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
It was the obvious thing to superimpose on the heart.
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@pgntwo (20670)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
14 Feb 16
@Asylum A little more delicate than this one...
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
@pgntwo That looks like a cross between a cherub and an old time music hall performer.
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• United States
14 Feb 16
Would the animated text one show up here? I know there are animated avatars but I've not seen an animated image here otherwise. I know my way around paint (more so now that they've made it oh so very simple to use) but otherwise I am useless with photo editing software. I have a relative who is very good with making graphics but it is a very tedious task.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
Happy Valentines Day message
The animated one should work fine if used as above, although I am unsure as to whether it would run as a comment image. The easy way to find out is for me to test it, so I shall add it to this comment.
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• United States
14 Feb 16
@Asylum Theory tested. Apparently it worked. I don't know anything about HTML (or it's many variants) anymore, so would not know if a different script would be used for comment boxes.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I was thinking more of the relevant size of displayed images in comments as opposed to discussion images. For example, this animation would work as an avatar, but only if I resized the image to within 60 X 60 pixels, otherwise it would appear static.
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@mammots (3289)
• Philippines
14 Feb 16
Happy Valentines Day to you too Your avatar is very nice I hope you enjoyed this day with the one you love most.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
I live alone, but it has been a good day all the same.
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@mammots (3289)
• Philippines
14 Feb 16
@Asylum I disagree... you dont live alone you live with yourself
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
@mammots Somehow that does not make it feel very crowded where I am.
@LeaPea2417 (16082)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 Feb 16
Thanks, I hope your Valentines Day is a great one!
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
Every day is a good day for me.
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@Corbin5 (85211)
• United States
14 Feb 16
Thank you for going to that effort to wish all of us a happy Valentine's Day. Barry is my brother's name and he is one great guy. Need to send him a Valentine like the one pictured.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
I enjoy creating images such as this, so it was not really an effort.
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@GardenGerty (92387)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Feb 16
What a thoughtful and creative guy you are Barry. Happy Valentine's Day.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
Thank you, it is something that I enjoy doing.
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• United States
14 Feb 16
Happy Valentines Day to you too Barry ....great avatar creation and you look adorable as Cupid
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
Thank you. This was quite a demanding image to create, but good practice and a decent result.
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14 Feb 16
Happy valentines day to you. I hope you have a great celebration this time. :)
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
Thank you. I enjoy every day, so today is not likely to be much different for me.
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@Lucky15 (33759)
• Philippines
14 Feb 16
i have always been amazed with your avatar. and..happy valentine's day :)
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
Very kind of you to say that. I do enjoy creating or amending avatars and images.
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@DWDavis (10910)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
14 Feb 16
Great job with the avatar. It looks very professionally done.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
Thank you, I did take a little time and care creating it.
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• Philippines
14 Feb 16
Happy Valentine's day to you too. Nice avatar.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
Thank you and I am glad that you like the avatar that I made.
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@JudyEv (103997)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Feb 16
One can spend hours playing around with stuff like this. I am very impressed and thank you for the good wishes.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
It can be a challenging task, but one that I truly enjoy. Adding the scroll banner to the base of the heart of the difficult part with this one, although I found a way to create it.
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• Japan
14 Feb 16
Well thank you very much. Happy Valentine's Day to you too. So you make all your own avatars? Wow.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 16
I do not create all of them, but I make the static ones and a few of the animated ones at times.
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@rebelann (34360)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Feb 16
Thank you Barry, that's most kind of you. Hope you found a lovely lady to spend time with.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
15 Feb 16
Of course not. Why would any woman want to spend time with an old fool like me?
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@rebelann (34360)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Feb 16
Hummmm, perhaps you're eyeing those younguns @Asylum look to the older ladies, they might just see the humor in you.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
16 Feb 16
@rebelann I do not aim at a select section of society because I cannot afford to be fussy.
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@garymarsh6 (12353)
• United Kingdom
16 Feb 16
You big old softie! I sent one to my wife with the words To my Darling My lover My beautiful wife Marrying you Has screwed up my life! I thought Janet would appreciate my poetic prowess there don't you!
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
16 Feb 16
Oh yes, I do like that one Gary. Do you remember the Ada smart Price Valentines cards that they produced some years ago? Apparently they sold out of stock in record time, so we are obviously not the only sarcastic people in England.
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@garymarsh6 (12353)
• United Kingdom
16 Feb 16
@Asylum Yes and the Tesco value cards! LOL. You have just about the same sense of humour as I do! LOL
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
16 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 I was really disappointed in not having a girl friend when those came out, they would have been too good to resist.
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@Blondie2222 (19107)
• United States
15 Feb 16
Great avatar i love it. Thank you and I hope you had a lovely valentines day. I been sick all weekend with bronchitis but made the best of this day with my boyfriend as much as i could.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
15 Feb 16
Hopefully you will feel better in a short while. Somehow, no matter how short a period we are sick, it always seems a small lifetime.
@Blondie2222 (19107)
• United States
17 Feb 16
@Asylum yes that is true it's been a month for me but today i feel alot better and I'm finished with the medicine tonight.
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
17 Feb 16
@Blondie2222 A week would seem like a month, so a month must have gone on forever for you.
@brokenbee (7777)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
Happy Vday too! That's a nice avatar!
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
15 Feb 16
I am glad that you like it. I was rather happy with the result and fortunately many members seem to like it as well.
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@brokenbee (7777)
• Philippines
17 Feb 16
@Asylum yes. And now I can see that you have another avatar, and it's moving. Hmmmm! I am amazed. Hihi
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@Asylum (48098)
• Manchester, England
17 Feb 16
@brokenbee I usually use animated avatars, but made the Valentine one just for the one day use.