We all need an identity, a persona that reflects who we are and what we look like, when we are online. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc all give you an option to upload a picture as an avatar. Some of us are just not comfortable to use a real picture – for some of us are shy, or ugly. In that case, the best alternative is to create an avatar, a caricature, and use that instead.
Here is a list of 10 websites that will help you create your own unique avatar, even if you have no designing skills. If you know of any more such websites, share them with the world in the comments below.
Yahoo lets its users create avatars for free with its web app. The avatar is highly customizable; you can choose the location, clothes, skin color, accessories, vehicles and what not. You can then directly export the avatar to your social profiles, or download it.
Louai Munajim quickly drew caricatures and broke them down into parts. The caricature maker reuses those elements to create new, funny and unique caricatures.
With DoppelMe you can create a cool graphical likeness of yourself, your friends, family or any group of people for use as an avatar in forums, instant messenger, blogs and almost anywhere else on the web.
Avatar.Pho.to lets you create an animated avatar from your photo online! This online avatar generator has a huge collection of avatar templates. There are dozens of fun effects you can apply to your face photo to make it an avatar.
This app also lets you customize everything about your avatar except the basic layout: eyes, face, skin color, hair, clothes etc.
MadMenYourself brings the element of 90’s to your avatar. Think about it: are you a suit or a skirt?
With BeFunky anyone can transform their pictures into extraordinary works of art in just a few clicks. BeFunky has more effects than any other photo editor and features you won’t find anywhere else. Changing your pictures into oil paintings, vintage polaroids, or pop art has never been easier.
Today Faceyourmanga is the only large Social Application where you can create, modify, collect and share your Avatars. Navigate through the gallery of other users, comment and vote on the most original and amusing portraits. Show everyone what you can do!
In order to upload the finished creation as your avatar, you’ll need to do a screen capture and save it using an image program like “Microsoft Paint” for Windows or “Grab” in Mac OS. You can save it as a .gif or a .jpg with a size of 200×200 pixels.
Design your very own Dude or Dollz from hundreds of different body parts, clothes, items and backgrounds to express your personality and mood!