transparant icons?! plz help

Discussion in 'iOS Themes and Customization' started by weewoot, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. weewoot

    weewoot New Member

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    I've sseen many themes with transparent, and colorfull transpapernt icons. i cant find out how to do it.

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    can any1 plz help me or post a link to a tut?

    -thnx weewoot
  2. THaToNeGuY

    THaToNeGuY New Member

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    ok heres a little tut

    make a new project in photoshop
    make the background black
    make a new layer
    then draw on it with white
    then mess with the opacity that should be on the upper righthand side of the layers dialog
  3. ben471

    ben471 New Member

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    It depends on what photo editor you're using. I'm sure it's really easy in Photoshop, I don't know how I haven't used it in a while. I've been using GIMP. In GIMP go to Layer>Transparency>Add Alpha Channel. Then just use the eraser to get rid of parts of the icon and that will become transparent. If you want to icon or a piece of it to be visible but still transparent just adjust the opacity of the eraser. To do that just select the eraser and see the options at the bottom of the window.
  4. mombopete

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    I have a theme where I changed the opacity of the icon in photoshop to 40%. It works great with the revolver theme in Summerboard. You can see the photo incredibly well.
  5. weewoot

    weewoot New Member

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    Thanks guys!

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    ill try those and see how they work.

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