Help me fix my avatar

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by adk, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. adk
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    adk

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    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:
     
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    edesignuk

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    adk

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

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    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 :) ...
     

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    Les Kern

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    He did it on a PC. Make sure your image doesn't contain a virus! :)
     
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    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
     
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    iBlue

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    PNG files support transparency [on real web browsers] too, by the way. ;)
     
  8. Lau
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    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. :)
     
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    iBlue

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

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

    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
     

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