So you created an avatar of your kitty, and it is the cutest thing you have ever seen. Of course you want to save it! Today we are going to snip it off the screen.
Go to your "Start" button in the lower left corner of the computer screen (it could look like the Windows logo in a blue sphere) and click on it.
Then click on "All Programs".
Find "Accessories" and click on it.
Look for "Snipping Tool", click on that too. A little box comes up and the screen will gray back some. If you can't find the tool, no worries, see the end of this post.
You are now ready to snip your avatar. If you know how to crop a photo, it works exactly the same way. If you don't, eye ball maybe a half inch more to the left and top of your kitty and click in the upper left corner where they intersect. Drag your mouse over to the right then drag it down to create a box. Don't worry if you have some other images inside the box, we will clean them up. Its better to have too much area around it than not enough.
When you release the mouse, a box with your avatar will appear. Click on the disc icon in the upper left corner to save your avatar. I save mine as a JPEG and file them in with my photos. You should have something that looks like this:
Here's a link to a website that has pictures and even a video at the end if I have confused you.
Most new computers come with a snipping tool. If you don't have it, you can download it for free. Go to Google and type in "Free Snipping Tool" and the name of the program your computer runs on - Windows XP, Windows 7, what ever.
Tomorrow we will do the final step - clean up and crop your avatars, so start snipping!