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adk
Apr 29, 2006, 03:21 AM
I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get rid of the white background on my avatar. I keep going into photoshop and erasing it, but when I use the "save for web" feature it always comes back, JPEG or GIF. How do I get rid of it? and if any of yall are really bored, you could do it for me.... :cool:



edesignuk
Apr 29, 2006, 03:25 AM
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adk
Apr 29, 2006, 03:28 AM
thanks! do you mind filling me in on how you did it though, I feel like it's something I should know.

panoz7
Apr 29, 2006, 08:08 AM
thanks! do you mind filling me in on how you did it though, I feel like it's something I should know.

I'm not exactly sure how he did it, but here's a screen shot of how I did it.

I just deleted the background, deleted the background layer, and choose to save as a gif. Jpg doesn't support transparency (or at least I think it doesn't) I didn't use the Save For Web thing. I don't understand its advantage, at least with gifs.

Hope that helps.

EDIT: yes... I'm sorry to say that this was done on windows. I don't have a mac at school. In the future, for everybody's safety, I will walk over to the library and take a screen shot from my schools lone G5 :) ...

Les Kern
Apr 29, 2006, 10:00 AM
He did it on a PC. Make sure your image doesn't contain a virus! :)

daxx
May 1, 2006, 06:35 PM
I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get rid of the white background on my avatar. I keep going into photoshop and erasing it, but when I use the "save for web" feature it always comes back, JPEG or GIF. How do I get rid of it? and if any of yall are really bored, you could do it for me.... :cool:

It has to be saved as a GIF file with transparency checked or it wont work. You cant do it as a JPGs. JPGs are never transparent.

Dax

iBlue
May 1, 2006, 06:54 PM
PNG files support transparency [on real web browsers] too, by the way. ;)

Lau
May 1, 2006, 07:01 PM
PNG files support transparency [on real web browsers] too, by the way. ;)

Ooh, I'm a recent png convert. It seems as though you can get much better quality with much smaller filesizes as well, which is most useful for MR avatars. :)

iBlue
May 1, 2006, 07:04 PM
Ooh, I'm a recent png convert. It seems as though you can get much better quality with much smaller filesizes as well, which is most useful for MR avatars. :)

absolutely! it handles the transparency without the color restrictions, compression, and other GIF annoyances. .gif is nice but sometimes a less lossy format is a must. :) (necessity depends on the image of course)

Lau
May 1, 2006, 07:06 PM
.gif is nice but sometimes a less lossy format is a must. :) (necessity depends on the image of course)

Yes! Have you noticed my nice clear skin? I was a little congested before in .gif form. :p

iBlue
May 1, 2006, 07:11 PM
Yes! Have you noticed my nice clear skin? I was a little congested before in .gif form. :p

it's beautiful daaaaahling. :D i get all warm and fuzzy when people see the PNG side of life. :p

bratzgirl4u
May 12, 2006, 05:59 AM
If you can change your avator to a gif file then the site below will help you change your bg to trasnparent


Click on file - upload file
Click on - add transparency
Click on edit and put curser on area you wish to be
Hope this works - it will only work on gifs:p


http://www.gifworks.com/image_editor.html