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  1. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Active Member

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    Hey all i know how to make carrier icon i know where to ssh them to but i want to know how to make the background of the icon invisible because i got one from roamboards saying iHack and i want to make my own but i dont know how to make the background invisible any help will be greatly appreaciated
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    if you're on photoshop, when you go to create a new image, itll let you choose between a solid white background or a transparent one. the transparent ones look like a checker board is the background
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    shotgunfool Active Member

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    what about paintshop pro or paint ?

    or do i need photoshop?
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    you dont need it, but i dont know how to use anything except for photoshop...
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    i use gimp, how do i do it there?

    PS: i already have the icon, i just need to blank out the white
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    i can make anyones icons/images transparent if they need it..
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    I do this: set the part you want alpha a complete different color from any other in your icon, then go to layer>transparency>color to alpha

    select the color you used and hit ok. it will turn alpha.

    or go to layer>transparency>add alpha channel
    thne use the eraser tool to make alpha.
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    thanks, worked great
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    The Gimp

    You can't use paint for this. Paint doesn't have an alpha channel. If you don't have or (like me) can't afford photoshop pro, the GIMP is a great photo editor that is made to mimic photoshop. It is totally free, just google it. It works the same way, when you make a new image, just check the "transparent background" button.

    If you already have the image, you have to select the white region by color, make it a new layer, and then make that layer transparent.

    P.S. If you're having trouble with it, send me the icon (as an attatchment to the e-mail address below) and I will alpha it. It might take a while though- I HAVE *****ing VISTA
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