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TheNextProdigy
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April 21, 2011 - 8:49 pm
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I'm new to this but i kinda get the basics..... when it comes to making icons i have Photoshop but when i save them and post them to the theme builder and preview it, the icons have a white background is there a way to only show the icon and no background behind it???

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April 22, 2011 - 2:07 pm
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Sorry, mate, but I'm not always here... ๐Ÿ˜›

Yep, it happens when the "alpha channel" is disabled: it allows you to draw on a transparent background (as you surely know), but if it's not enabled, the final PNG image has a black or white background.
Well, I don't use Photoshop, but there should be an option to enable the alpha channel before start drawing, or when saving the image in PNG format: check it out.

Anyway, if this can help you better, I use a free program called RealWorld Paint.COM to make my icons: it has professional features, but it's more user friendly than Photoshop. It works directly on the alpha channel, so there's no need to activate it (or find the related option): just run the program, then create a "new raster image" and start to draw... Give it a try!

Hope it helps, mate! Laugh

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April 22, 2011 - 6:41 pm
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i don't no any thing about alpha channel but when i make icons with photoshop i made another layer and left the bakground layer empty and when i am finished i make it invisible . that's what i do .

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April 23, 2011 - 5:17 am
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In Photoshop check your layers and remove all the layers you will not be using(background).There is a little eye icon on the left side of each layer,click it to make it disapear.When saving PNG icons you want a transparent or empty background.

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