Luckmann, may I say you are truly my hero! lol I am totally amazed by your nations that you created in your post and heroes to go along with it! May I ask how you created those totally authentic portraits of your heroes?
I just find a fitting generic portrait, in this case one random that I had to hunt down that I first saw in one of the 'propaganda' posters for a internet alliance/guild I was in, called 'Nordreich', and the second two from Icewinde Dale/2.
On the second one, I went through the entire thing with the paintbrush in Photoshop, set to Hue, color red. Changing everything blue to red. Then I switched the setting to Color Dodge and added some highlights. I copied the section I wanted (cutting away some of the 'empty' space on either side of his shoulder), pasted into a new window, resized the width to 100px. Copied it into yet another window, this time a set window of 100x115, and adjusted how I wanted him to fit in height.
I then create two more layers. On the top layer, I add a 1px black border just at the edges. Moving inward, I mark the next 'pixel lining' with the Rectangular Marquue Tool, switch to the original layer, and use Color Dodge at approx. 40%. Doing it again on slightly darker areas so that areas that need to be more accentuated to appear do so. Lastly I add a 40-60% transparent black border on the third 'pixel lining'. To give the illusion of another border.
It sounds a lot more convoluted than it is, now that I read it. But I feel that on images such as this, it gives a really good impression, thanks to that 3px wide lining. On the third one I did no recoloring with the Hue setting. I simply added strong Color Dodge in "flashes", using a big (~80px+) paint brush. I don't remember what opacity I used, but usually around 40% is pretty good for Color Dodge, add more if necessary. Added mostly some bronze/orange, a little bit of red, and then I did the resizing and added the border.
On the first one I simply resized and added the border.
And yes, I realise I just pulled this entire thread off topic.
It has to do with the HTML. I find it happens most when I copy-paste from a word proccessor. I now filter all my posts through textpad to cut down on extra junk. I also (when its a problem) I actually manually check the HTML, removing anything I don't think I need.
Thanks, I'm going to see if I can iron this one out.
Edit: I found the issue. It actually adds a divide for every time you copy/paste something, for one reason or another. Just remove the <div> tags at the start and end of every post, and it's fixed. Note that the first <div> tag has a bunch of other info in it, I just don't remember what it was. But it starts with <div 100somethingoranother> and ends with </div>. Just scrap it.