More and more people are learning to create
avatars for themselves. Why not join them
and take the plunge?
AbD offers one of the best
graphics design apprentice programs around.
We offer a thorough training structure,
to teach the various elements necessary
to create your own works of art using Paint
There are two stages to the
program. Stage One is an introduction to
PSP, and Stage Two is for fine tuning and
learning more advanced techniques.
To date, literally hundreds
of people have participated in the program,
and AbD is proud to boast that many great
designers have graduated the program, and
gone on to participate in other areas of
AbD and other avatar sites.
Some have even carried on
to further graphics design training in real-time,
and included it in their careers.
The program is FREE and run
solely by a group of amazing volunteers.
(Many of them graduates from the program
itself.) There are also buddies available
to give that little bit extra help in the
early stages, and administrators to ensure
the smooth overall running of the program.
If you are interested in joining the apprentice
program, here's how you do it...
The apprentice program is
located on the following forum. You will
need to register in order to sign up, so
please do so, and include a valid email
so that you can validate your account:
If for any reason you have
problems with this, please email me and
I'll sort it out for you: Click
here to email me.
Once you have completed your
registration, log into the forum, and go
to the sign up board, here:
There are a couple of posts
there, entitled "Please read before
signing up" and "Please answer
these questions". Read them, make sure
you understand them, and then follow the
Its as simple as that. If
however you have any queries, please post
in this section with your questions, and
a member of the team will happily help you.
Available - $5 USD
If you would like to purchase a copy of
the apprentice program in e-book format,
so that you dont have to rely on the forum,
then please visit the following page:
It is recommended that you
also participate in the apprentice program,
if buying the e-book, as no direct assistance
is offered with the book.
There are one or two rules in place, which
we expect you to follow. Time guidelines
for participation etc, and we do expect
that behaviour on the forum be responsible,
and respectful. Other than that, take time,
browse the forum, and learn how things work.
If you are allocated a buddy,
be respectful that they are not on call
24/7, and they do this for FREE. They are
there to help, so please, if you do get
suck, speak to your buddy, and let them
Thats pretty much it. If you
have any further questions, feel free to
post the apprentice forum, or PM one of
the members of staff. Otherwise, enjoy,
and good luck!