Making a forum avatar for alternating backgrounds


The first step is to make a note of the colours used on the target forum.

In this case we have

  Light purple (#5a005a)  


  Dark purple (#430143)  

These colours should be set as foreground and background respectively in the Photoshop palette.


We complete the preliminary stage by finalising a masked version of the avatar image.


Next we apply layer effects to achieve the results we need.

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