Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Who is Cayt?
Q) What are dolls?
Q) Where do you get your dolls?
Q) What are bases?
Q) How do you make dolls?
Q) How can I make dolls?
Q) Can I take your dolls?
Q) Can you make a doll for me?
Q) Who else offers dolls?
Q) Are these dolls free?

Q) Who is Cayt?

A)  Cayt is the webmistress of this site and she's also the creator of all of these dolls and graphics and whatnot, unless otherwise noted.  She is a teenager, heading off to college next year.  She enjoys roleplaying, fantasy and sci-fi books and movies, art and Elfwood, dolls and online work, and all sorts of other things.

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Q) What are dolls?

A)  Dolls are graphics in the form of people which you can find online, adopt for your websites, and make yourself.  They were originally used as avatars for Palace and other programs and, from there, have gone on to become an art from.  You may have seen the "prep" or "mini" dolls around the net, but dolls are not limited to those.  Dolls are basically any graphic that is in the form of a person, be it normal humans or otherwise (aliens and whatnot).  They are generally, made as pixel art...meaning, they are drawn and colored pixel by pixel.  Nowadays, Photoshop and other programs can be used to make the drawing process go by more quickly.  Dolls are free to adopt, if stated so on a site, and many people enjoy adopting and collecting them for their websites.

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Q) Where do you get your dolls?

A) All of the dolls that I have available for adoption on my site were made by me.  I didn't get them anywhere.  All of the dolls are done on bases by other people or myself and, if they were done on a base by someone else, then there is a link and credit by the doll.  You can follow the link and get the bases for yourself, if you like.  All of the details I have drawn myself in Photoshop.

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Q) What are bases?

A) Bases are what dolls are built on.  They are the base for the doll; in other words, they are the naked, blank body of a doll.  They generally have no faces, hair, etc. and are simply the outline of the body and curves.  You draw all of the details on top of this.  Bases are linkware, which means they are free for public use, as long as you follow the guidelines and stipulations and as long as you link back and mention that the base was made by so-and-so.  You can find bases at many, many doll sites.

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Q) How do you make dolls?

A)  To make a doll, you must first start with a base.  You can find these in many, many places on the web or you can make them yourselves, based on poses from magazines, pictures, etc.  If you use someone else's base, make sure you link back and mention who's base was used for the doll.  Then you simply go into whatever graphics program you're going to use, such as Photoshop.  Here you draw in the clothes, hair, etc., pixel by pixel or by using other tools specific to the program (think Dodge and Burn).  When you've finished adding all of the details, you should get rid of any background you have and save it as a transparent gif file, so it can go on people's websites.  There are many tutorials teaching the making of dolls , the details, etc.  Check them out.

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Q) How can I make dolls?

A) All you need is a base and a graphic program.  Find the base you want and then experiment with it in the graphics program.  Make sure you save it as a transparent gif, if possible, when you're done.  Check out the tutorials around the net for details.

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Q) Can I take your dolls?

A) Unless otherwise marked, all of my dolls are available for adoption.  To find these, simply follow the link at the top of the page, Dolls.  You may adopt as many dolls as you like.  Read the Terms, follow the guidelines, and go ahead and adopt.  All I ask is that you don't change my dolls in anyway and that you link the doll back to my site.  If you used one of my bases for your doll, mention that on the same page as the doll.

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Q) Can you make a doll for me?

A) If you'd like a doll or other customized graphic, please visit the Requests page for details.

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Q) Who else offers dolls?

A) There are so many sites that offer dolls for adoption, and bases, that I can't list them all.  There are a few of the best ones in my Links section.  Follow those links and check them out.

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Q) Are these dolls free?

A) My dolls are linkware.  They are free, but you must provide a link back to this site on the same page as the doll, pointing out which doll came from where.  You can use a graphic link, a text link, or just link the doll itself.