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crate avatars An avatar is a computer user’s representation of himself/herself or alter ego, whether in the form of a three-dimensional model used in computer games, a two-dimensional icon (picture) used on Internet forums and other communities

– Wikipedia

Your online avatar is the first thing people would notice about you or your profile. So it becomes important that you have a stylish avatar.

So you’re not an avid Photoshop user? No need to worry. Here are some solutions where you only need to point and click and you would have a cool avatar in no time.


faceyourmanga-create avatars online

FaceYourManga allows you to create avatar or what they call a “Mangatar” (which is essentially an avatar). You are presented with a basic avatar which you can build upon and customize to your liking. You can choose different hairstyles, customize features, eyes, nose, garments and apply some makeup if you are inclined to do so. There are plenty of choices for each of them and if you spend some time on it, you will get pretty close to what you were looking for when you started.

Yahoo Avatars

yahoo avatars

Yahoo Avatars offers a lot of choices. If you found FaceYourManga enough then you will certainly be overwhelmed with the amount of choices offered at Yahoo Avatars. If you were looking for something more than you should definitely check them out.

Here again you start with a basic avatar which you can build upon. You can customize the face, hair, skin tone and choose from extensive options for branded garments and other accessories. Put on some glasses or hats, have a dog besides you or whatever. There is plenty of stuff to keep you involved for some time.

Yahoo Avatars supports some animation in that you can have an animated smile, eyes and backgrounds.

While Yahoo Avatars appears with your Yahoo Profile, there is no option to download your avatar to use on other places. That said, you can always take a screenshot 4 Tools for Creating Screenshots and Screencasts 4 Tools for Creating Screenshots and Screencasts Read More and use it on other sites.

Doppel Me

doppel me

The same strategy: start with a basic avatar and build upon it with all the fancy bells and whistles the site has to offer.

While Doppel Me doesn’t provide as many choices as Yahoo Avatars, it still has plenty of options. I found the interface clean and well designed. Once you are done with the avatar you can download it and use the way you want it, or you can register. Registration of course provides some extra features like inviting friends, managing your avatars (doppleme’s) etc. You can also get the code to embed your avatar on web pages, social networks, etc so that changes you make to your avatars are instantly reflected all over the internet! Overall, it’s another good free avatar maker that we actually profiled earlier.


animated avatars


South Park fans will love this. This site allows you to create and customize your avatar in a “South Park” style. Put in a hat, eyes, hair, mouth, body and legs of your choice and you have a South Park character avatar! There are plenty of choices to customize the avatar to your liking. You would have to make a screenshot to save it though.

Turn Your Name Into a Face

If you are the no fuss guy, don’t give a dime as to how your avatar looks or you just want an avatar with minimal effort then there are some options. You can pick someone else’s and claim its yours, fetch an image off the web and use it as your avatar or use “Turn Your Name Into a Face”. The site just requires you to enter your name and it gives you an avatar, which is not head turning but at least you can brag that you created it with your name!

Here are a few MakeUseOf names (using full names):

Create Avatars Online Without Any Image Editing aibekavt Create Avatars Online Without Any Image Editing markavt Create Avatars Online Without Any Image Editing varunavt

Hmm.. Don’t mess with Aibek!  :-)

Which site do you like the most? Or do you have some other favorite place to create an avatar?  Let us know in the comments and maybe turn your name into a face and share it as well?

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  1. Hugo Bertrand
    January 31, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Does it work on Mac OS Sierra?

  2. Lydia
    December 9, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Lots of ways to make an avatar. Check out this article:


  3. X Factor
    September 5, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Those are pretty cool. I came across another site while searching for free avatars and found a site that has free avatars and a cheap software to create your own.

    I am going to look t those above and hope I didn't waste my money on that software. It looks pretty cool from the pics. Anyways thanks for those links.

  4. Thesis customization
    August 20, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Love Facethe manga the most.. been using it long ..Though Now people don't like Manga like avatar any more because they are being over used....
    Please update more such resources ...

  5. Hillary
    July 4, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Face your Manga s really cool. I already knew about Yahoo! Avatars because i have one, and thats certainly da best
    !! ily everyone txt me! lol ttys

  6. terry tyler
    April 21, 2009 at 9:59 am

    why dont you email this to my mail box.

    my email address is above this message.

    i got to go because i have to do my school work.

    peace from the hood.

  7. Chloe
    February 16, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    it looks cool but i think you could do better =)

  8. Aibek
    December 21, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Hey mate, those "Turn Your Name Into a Face" pictures turned out quite well :-)

    • Binkee
      March 7, 2009 at 7:21 pm

      The turn your name into a face is super DUMB!

  9. venkat
    December 20, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Faceyourmanga seems to be the right option to use avatars in forums ,avatars created by turn your name into face doesn't look pretty to use as avatars in forums.