An avatar isn’t what it used to be. Instead of a cute little icon or cartoonish thumbnail no one saw outside of a forum, we now have full social networks where an image is almost mandatory. But already, the same old pic is getting old. That is why many people opt for a more clever avatar, in order to catch the eye and perhaps get a chuckle out of your Facebook friends list.
There are many, many websites out there that let you edit or manipulate an image. But here are five really fun ones that are quick and easy to use.
From editing features like brightening, smoothing and cropping to applying artistic effects and overlays, you can do a lot for free here. It also has a mobile app you can download to do it on the go. Some of the examples of photos done from community members are pretty impressive, so be sure to check them out to get a look at what can be made.
I won’t lie – this is a really cheesy site with some ridiculous effects. But it’s also really cute and fun, which redeems it. Put yourself into a movie poster, a mysterious eye or a magazine cover, among other things. There aren’t that many choices, but they are definitely fun to play with.
This is another fun and cheesy site. You can superimpose your face to several well-known images. A vintage comic book, pop art, Mario, the Mona Lisa, Britney Spears and more are available. You just upload your photo, select your theme and then adjust your face so it is properly placed within the image. It has a short demo video you can check out, but it is easy enough to figure out.
“Mad Men” is an extremely popular AMC series, and now you can become one of the guys (or gals) yourself, using this fun tool. Turn yourself into a cartoon, with new accessories, clothes and more – all with that vintage look that defines the era in which the series takes place.
This one is, admittedly, better for children. It allows you to create yourself as a half-animal, half-human hybrid, all thanks to the New York Zoos and Aquariums. I’ve seen kids turn themselves into kangaroos and turtles.
You don’t have to settle for a duck face or an attempt to look cool in your avatar. You can look silly, strange or artsy instead. These five tools will allow you to make something as unique as you are, so check them out!