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This video is a bit outdated, please refer to the new tutorial and video:
https://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1761000


Modified by Shishio-kun, Jan 22, 6:59 PM
 
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Life saver lol
 
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Shishio-kun the video you made explained a lot thank you for sharing it with us.
 
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Hm, sorry, this may seem weird, but what do I do next during the downloading the GIMP when a box comes up saying:
Completing the GIMP Setup Wizard

I press Finish, and nothing comes up, so I don't know if I should....?
 
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Hm, sorry, this may seem weird, but what do I do next during the downloading the GIMP when a box comes up saying:
Completing the GIMP Setup Wizard

I press Finish, and nothing comes up, so I don't know if I should....?


? If you should what?

You'd see Gimp Setup Wizard during the installation process, not the downloading process. After its installed and you can hit finish, you start up the program. Look for its icon/name/folder on your taskbar or under All Programs on the Start Menu of your computer and start/Run it from there so you can begin the steps.
 
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Shishio-kun said:
FuyuChan1111 said:
Hm, sorry, this may seem weird, but what do I do next during the downloading the GIMP when a box comes up saying:
Completing the GIMP Setup Wizard

I press Finish, and nothing comes up, so I don't know if I should....?


? If you should what?

You'd see Gimp Setup Wizard during the installation process, not the downloading process. After its installed and you can hit finish, you start up the program. Look for its icon/name/folder on your taskbar or under All Programs on the Start Menu of your computer and start/Run it from there so you can begin the steps.


Oh I see - that's what I meant to ask. Thanks!
 
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Thanks a bunch!
Alone on a Friday night? Remember that DIO did nothing wrong!
 
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Hey everyone I've added links so you can shortcut to the individual steps, now its even easier to navigate!
 
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Nicely structured video! :D
Thanks for the effort!
 
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Nice video tutorial, but one little thing, you say .com and animelist is .net .. I use autocomplete from the browser cuz I always type that...
 
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Nice video tutorial, but one little thing, you say .com and animelist is .net .. I use autocomplete from the browser cuz I always type that...


OK, I'm going to redub that one part and edit the title card then. This will be like the eleventh time I've had to reupload this video due to needing to make some change lol.
 
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Bump? Bump.


Ahhh thanks for the tut! I'm glad to see it uploaded and I hope it helps out the newbies on MAL with their profiles! I mean, I didn't need it, but it warms my heart that someone would make a twenty-six minute video for this!

I never knew about the GIMP guillotine btw, and I've been GIMP for two years! I always cropped my buttons and links the hard way (measuring with the Select tool and cutting them out one-by-one!).
 
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Bump? Bump.


Ahhh thanks for the tut! I'm glad to see it uploaded and I hope it helps out the newbies on MAL with their profiles! I mean, I didn't need it, but it warms my heart that someone would make a twenty-six minute video for this!

I never knew about the GIMP guillotine btw, and I've been GIMP for two years! I always cropped my buttons and links the hard way (measuring with the Select tool and cutting them out one-by-one!).


Yeah thanks for the bump. It has been extremely successful and ppl finally are getting it right. btw the Guillotine tool in Gimp is great but Macromedia/Adobe Fireworks has a even better cutting tool, however its not free like Gimp tho and as noob friendly so I didn't use it in this video. I'm sure Photoshop probably has a superior cutting tool as well.
 
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is there an easier way to get the links on my pics? it feels very tedious for me D:

Also is there any advice you can give me to make my profile thing look better? I feel that the backgrounds of the pictures kinda make it weird looking... if you know what i mean.
 
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is there an easier way to get the links on my pics? it feels very tedious for me D:

Also is there any advice you can give me to make my profile thing look better? I feel that the backgrounds of the pictures kinda make it weird looking... if you know what i mean.


I can't think of any ways. I have my own shortcuts using Wordpad's replace feature but its hard to explain and probably more trouble learning that just doing it manually. There might be a program like an editor you can use for it, but then you might also have to learn that editor just to make this more convenient. Maybe someone else can come up with something to help you tho.

Your graphic looks fine but tbh when ppl have that many pics of characters I stop looking at them after the first few. I think its best to go with one big, well defined character or a few selected characters to keep every part of the profile graphic interesting. Also the text is a little hard to read.
 
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Shishio-kun said:
Fryth said:
is there an easier way to get the links on my pics? it feels very tedious for me D:

Also is there any advice you can give me to make my profile thing look better? I feel that the backgrounds of the pictures kinda make it weird looking... if you know what i mean.


I can't think of any ways. I have my own shortcuts using Wordpad's replace feature but its hard to explain and probably more trouble learning that just doing it manually. There might be a program like an editor you can use for it, but then you might also have to learn that editor just to make this more convenient. Maybe someone else can come up with something to help you tho.

Your graphic looks fine but tbh when ppl have that many pics of characters I stop looking at them after the first few. I think its best to go with one big, well defined character or a few selected characters to keep every part of the profile graphic interesting. Also the text is a little hard to read.


Ya i should try to downsize it a bit ;3'

btw thanks for the vid and reply ^^
 
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Can someone help me why this isn't working?








I can see some pieces are missing below "friend me", so you probably didn't upload some and add it with these. You have to really carefully follow the steps and make sure you upload and use every piece.
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Shishio-kun said:
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Can someone help me why this isn't working?




I can see some pieces are missing below "friend me", so you probably didn't upload some and add it with these. You have to really carefully follow the steps and make sure you upload and use every piece.


Ok I fix the layout, and now it looks perfect.







Thank you very much! You are a life saver!
 
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Hello guys, I have followed exact steps of the video , but I have this problem that no matter how, my images wont go to the places as I wanted.

See it Here

And This is how it is supposed to look like.

Anyone please help me? Thanks!
 
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Hello guys, I have followed exact steps of the video, but I have this problem that no matter how, my images wont go to the places as I wanted.

See it Here

And This is how it is supposed to look like.

Anyone please help me? Thanks!


Your graphic is 750px across or so- it exceeds the width recommended in the video: 640px. Pieces of a graphic over this amount won't fit on a line normally in the current MAL About Me. The most you can go these days is 690px for total piece width I think.

To get around this, you can use the "[/center] glitch" but its not guaranteed to work forever and might throw off other things on your profile later. You just put [/center] before a profile About Me code and as far as I've seen it allows you to use pieces with a total wdith wider than usual.

Also pieces 2 3 and 4 appear to add up to 748px in width. Piece 1 and 5 are 750px across. So you're missing 2px on the second line and it will throw the design off.
 
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Thanks, I think I wont resize those images, since i dont know how to resize an animated gif image. However the center glitch works really well for now :D Here
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Thanks for the video, really easy to create. I will try different chips ^ _ ^
 
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I must say thanks for the easy to understand video which also included some GIMP elements!! It really made it easier for me!
 
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How do I find the link to "Friend me"? Don't know where to find it since I can't add myself as a friend xD
http://myanimelist.net/profile/Zura-san
 
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This is the friend you link ^^
http://myanimelist.net/myfriends.php?go=add&id=2294229

and awesome video.
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This is the friend you link ^^
http://myanimelist.net/myfriends.php?go=add&id=2294229

and awesome video.
Thanks :)
 
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BTW awesome tutorial, super easy to understand :)
 
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Thanks a lot for your tutorial :D

All the tutorials are great and your club is awesome, take a look at my profile, i've struggled to make it out, but it's worth of the time spent on it :)

http://myanimelist.net/profile/Hazanka
 
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I don't really get on how to suppose to bring the background into the character part. When I tried to do it, it brings the result that the character I want to put on is small compared to your's. That is quite frustrating on trying to do that one.
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I don't really get on how to suppose to bring the background into the character part. When I tried to do it, it brings the result that the character I want to put on is small compared to your's. That is quite frustrating on trying to do that one.


Hmm like this: restart Gimp, drag the background into the program, then the render into program the background. It should let you drag it around as in video. If not, maybe your picture's sizes aren't large enough. How large are the background and render? It will say on the image files when you right click them.
 
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Shishio-kun said:
GoldenthunderBRS said:
I don't really get on how to suppose to bring the background into the character part. When I tried to do it, it brings the result that the character I want to put on is small compared to your's. That is quite frustrating on trying to do that one.


Hmm like this: restart Gimp, drag the background into the program, then the render into program the background. It should let you drag it around as in video. If not, maybe your picture's sizes aren't large enough. How large are the background and render? It will say on the image files when you right click them.


I did all of that and it leads me into this.

http://i41.tinypic.com/awu9z4.png 0_o

Resize the render picture like the background?

And I check the sizes by the original pictures. It says 1903 X1892 for the background

render 225 X 350 after I resized it to the MAL size.
 
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Very Helpful video, Thanks very much
 
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I wanted to try to add links to pictures but it sure doesn't look right (see here - myanimelist.net/profile/I_am_Mika). Did I do something wrong?
P.S. sorry for my English.
 
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I_am_Mika said:
I wanted to try to add links to pictures but it sure doesn't look right (see here - myanimelist.net/profile/I_am_Mika). Did I do something wrong?
P.S. sorry for my English.


I'm not sure but it might be because of the "!" at the end of the link. You can use http://myanimelist.net/anime/4722 instead of http://myanimelist.net/anime/4722/Skip_Beat!

Hope that solves it :)
 
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I_am_Mika said:
I wanted to try to add links to pictures but it sure doesn't look right (see here - myanimelist.net/profile/I_am_Mika). Did I do something wrong?
P.S. sorry for my English.


I'm not sure but it might be because of the "!" at the end of the link. You can use http://myanimelist.net/anime/4722 instead of http://myanimelist.net/anime/4722/Skip_Beat!

Hope that solves it :)


It works now. Thanks :)
 
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You sir, are a hero. THAAAAAAANKS~
It... it would be an honor to be killed by your cooking, Mistress Rumi!
 
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I have found this post very helpful and insightful.
Thank you!
 
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So when im doing the background image, Does the pictures height have to be larger than the width?
 
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So when im doing the background image, Does the pictures height have to be larger than the width?


no, but youll get a horizontally rectangular about me without much room for buttons text and renders. if its enough space for you tho it will be fine
 
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Hi, when putting the links onto the 'about me' section from photobucket, is the link suppose to look like this? Because in the tutorial, the links don't have [URL] around them.

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Here's a visual:
http://i60.tinypic.com/29n8dw3.png

"Later on, you will become a lively person causing headaches as the shrine-god."
 
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Hi, when putting the links onto the 'about me' section from photobucket, is the link suppose to look like this? Because in the tutorial, the links don't have [URL] around them.

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Here's a visual:
http://i60.tinypic.com/29n8dw3.png
Copy the direct link and put [img] tags around it.
Although, it really isn't safe to edit your profile right now.
 
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ScarletCrystal said:
Hi, when putting the links onto the 'about me' section from photobucket, is the link suppose to look like this? Because in the tutorial, the links don't have [URL] around them.

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Here's a visual:
http://i60.tinypic.com/29n8dw3.png
Copy the direct link and put [img] tags around it.
Although, it really isn't safe to edit your profile right now.


Thanks, but I've copied the direct link and put [img] tags around it. Now it just shows plain text - the exact text I put in, in order for the image to show up.

See here:
http://i58.tinypic.com/123tp9d.png

Also thanks, but I've also heard it's been resolved: [last comment on page]
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1155749&show=220

"Later on, you will become a lively person causing headaches as the shrine-god."
 
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ScarletCrystal said:
Nerveri said:
ScarletCrystal said:
Hi, when putting the links onto the 'about me' section from photobucket, is the link suppose to look like this? Because in the tutorial, the links don't have [URL] around them.

-

Here's a visual:
http://i60.tinypic.com/29n8dw3.png
Copy the direct link and put [img] tags around it.
Although, it really isn't safe to edit your profile right now.


Thanks, but I've copied the direct link and put [img] tags around it. Now it just shows plain text - the exact text I put in, in order for the image to show up.

See here:
http://i58.tinypic.com/123tp9d.png

Also thanks, but I've also heard it's been resolved: [last comment on page]
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1155749&show=220


They still accept images from Photobucket, but there's something about your images url link that is rejected. I am looking for why now
 
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Shishio-kun said:
ScarletCrystal said:
Nerveri said:
ScarletCrystal said:
Hi, when putting the links onto the 'about me' section from photobucket, is the link suppose to look like this? Because in the tutorial, the links don't have [URL] around them.

-

Here's a visual:
http://i60.tinypic.com/29n8dw3.png
Copy the direct link and put [img] tags around it.
Although, it really isn't safe to edit your profile right now.


Thanks, but I've copied the direct link and put [img] tags around it. Now it just shows plain text - the exact text I put in, in order for the image to show up.

See here:
http://i58.tinypic.com/123tp9d.png

Also thanks, but I've also heard it's been resolved: [last comment on page]
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1155749&show=220


They still accept images from Photobucket, but there's something about your images url link that is rejected. I am looking for why now


Oh, okay thank you

"Later on, you will become a lively person causing headaches as the shrine-god."
 
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ScarletCrystal said:
Shishio-kun said:
ScarletCrystal said:
Nerveri said:
ScarletCrystal said:
Hi, when putting the links onto the 'about me' section from photobucket, is the link suppose to look like this? Because in the tutorial, the links don't have [URL] around them.

-

Here's a visual:
http://i60.tinypic.com/29n8dw3.png
Copy the direct link and put [img] tags around it.
Although, it really isn't safe to edit your profile right now.


Thanks, but I've copied the direct link and put [img] tags around it. Now it just shows plain text - the exact text I put in, in order for the image to show up.

See here:
http://i58.tinypic.com/123tp9d.png

Also thanks, but I've also heard it's been resolved: [last comment on page]
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1155749&show=220


They still accept images from Photobucket, but there's something about your images url link that is rejected. I am looking for why now


Oh, okay thank you


Here's my post in Support about it
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1155749&show=240#msg30451225

So basically, just rename your files to shorter URLs without characters like % or use another image host.

I think MAL rejects URLs with certain characters in them. Just a idea tho, all I know is the sure solution is to use another image host and different named URLs. There's nothing wrong with the pics themselves or your account.

Thanks for bringing this issue to my attn! I hope MAL will fix it. Do you remember how you got that file name? Is it cuz you uploaded them from a folder/desktop after using the Guillotine tool?
 
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Shishio-kun said:
ScarletCrystal said:
Shishio-kun said:
ScarletCrystal said:
Nerveri said:
ScarletCrystal said:
Hi, when putting the links onto the 'about me' section from photobucket, is the link suppose to look like this? Because in the tutorial, the links don't have [URL] around them.

-

Here's a visual:
http://i60.tinypic.com/29n8dw3.png
Copy the direct link and put [img] tags around it.
Although, it really isn't safe to edit your profile right now.


Thanks, but I've copied the direct link and put [img] tags around it. Now it just shows plain text - the exact text I put in, in order for the image to show up.

See here:
http://i58.tinypic.com/123tp9d.png

Also thanks, but I've also heard it's been resolved: [last comment on page]
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1155749&show=220


They still accept images from Photobucket, but there's something about your images url link that is rejected. I am looking for why now


Oh, okay thank you


Here's my post in Support about it
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1155749&show=240#msg30451225

So basically, just rename your files to shorter URLs without characters like % or use another image host.

I think MAL rejects URLs with certain characters in them. Just a idea tho, all I know is the sure solution is to use another image host and different named URLs. There's nothing wrong with the pics themselves or your account.

Thanks for bringing this issue to my attn! I hope MAL will fix it. Do you remember how you got that file name? Is it cuz you uploaded them from a folder/desktop after using the Guillotine tool?


Okay, thank you very much! Could I use TinyPic to upload the images? And then follow the rest of the tutorial?

No problem, thanks again! And yes, I did get the file name uploading the images from a folder/desktop after using the Guillotine tool.
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Okay, thank you very much! Could I use TinyPic to upload the images? And then follow the rest of the tutorial?

No problem, thanks again! And yes, I did get the file name uploading the images from a folder/desktop after using the Guillotine tool.


Yeah you can use Imgur or Tinypic, both are good. They have the links listed in the way it was on Photobucket at recording of the video. It looks like Photobucket also changed their layout since then. I'll try to add the updated info in annotations later after things cool down on MAL and the info is more solid.

Its unfortunate this happens with the Guillotine/Slice tool, since alot of ppl use those tools for big profile graphics on About Me..
 
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Shishio-kun said:
ScarletCrystal said:


Okay, thank you very much! Could I use TinyPic to upload the images? And then follow the rest of the tutorial?

No problem, thanks again! And yes, I did get the file name uploading the images from a folder/desktop after using the Guillotine tool.


Yeah you can use Imgur or Tinypic, both are good. They have the links listed in the way it was on Photobucket at recording of the video. It looks like Photobucket also changed their layout since then. I'll try to add the updated info in annotations later after things cool down on MAL and the info is more solid.

Its unfortunate this happens with the Guillotine/Slice tool, since alot of ppl use those tools for big profile graphics on About Me..


Okay, thanks for the info, it really helped a lot!

"Later on, you will become a lively person causing headaches as the shrine-god."
 
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Thank you very much for this video, Shishio-kun
 
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How did you put a gif as the background?
Is it difficult and how can it be done?
thanks for the video!
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