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notatthetablecarlos1
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August 30, 2012 - 4:28 am
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Hi everyone, I've just started making my second ps3 theme. I've gotten everything I want done except the icons. I'm wondering how to adjust the transparency of the icons on the x-cross media bar. I'm not sure if I'm just missing something obvious or what. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

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uLtRaMa6nEt1c
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August 30, 2012 - 8:43 pm
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You can't adjust the icon's transparency from the PS3. You'll have to do it in Photoshop, Gimp, or whatever image editing software you use.

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January 16, 2013 - 11:57 am
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and that my friend is what im tryin find out lmao im workin my 2nd theme theres only 2 set-backs.... background and the transparent icons. tryin figure out how to do both

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If you want transparent icons as in see through icons just lower the opacity of the icon layer. If you want icons on a transparent background you'll have to cut the image you want from the background. Make sure the image is a 'layer' and not 'background'. If it's background, right click the layer and choose to change 'background' to 'layer'. You can cut out the image you want using the pen tool, polygon lasso, magic wand, etc. I like the polygon lasso. When you trace your shape, right click it and choose 'layer via copy'. The shape you just cut will have a transparent background.
For more Photoshop help use Google. He's your friend.Laugh

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January 16, 2013 - 10:25 pm
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to hell with google im a traitor i use bing :L: i also wanna "build" my own icons especially for this theme i just whipped up by accident but im not sure what pictures to use or how to place them ..... oh and then i need to make a preview i dont even know how to just slap icons on a background and save it like that

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January 16, 2013 - 10:46 pm
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You'll have to search on the internet. Teaching someone how to use Photoshop is a daunting task. Basically, ask your question to the internet - How to place layers in Photoshop. You will get plenty of results. It's best to keep the questions here PS3 related.

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January 17, 2013 - 2:23 pm
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hillariously while trying to follow a video tutorial from here i laerned about icon transparency and i uploaded my 2nd theme where the preview was just slapped together hahahaha its the best i can do my 1st animated theme better be accepted or ill be so sad Cry

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@khahli916
Nice! I'm looking forward to seeing your themes. They better not suck, lolLaugh

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January 18, 2013 - 1:25 am
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.!.. lol if it does its ur fault how bout that

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LMAO. I won't judge since it's your first couple of themes. I'm trying some new stuff too. I'm trying to create a continuous horizontal scroll effect. I have 4 themes i've been holding on to that would be perfect for that style.

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January 18, 2013 - 5:19 am
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i was actually thinkin bout something like that problem is the video tutorial i watched was for making a youtube video and i wanted to incorperate that into my animated window theme .....except the fact i dont want the scroll effect in the window itself but rather above it

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