I see lots of "avatar help" posts, so thought I'd make a new thread just about how to make an avatar...Maybe this could be a sticky... Some of you will recognize this post from that other place (that I also wrote)... To do this in Photoshop, it's fairly simple: First, MAKE A COPY of the image that you work on, *just in case* Open the image in PS, and select the Crop tool. Set the size to the appropriate size that you want in height and width, and select 72dpi resolution (all monitors display at 72 dots per inch, so there's no point in making the file larger by making it a print resolution). Next select the area that you want to KEEP. You can move the selection box around, and make it larger or smaller as you like. To crop the image, you can either double-click inside the selection box, or select another tool, and the pop-up window will appear.