Icon making help desperately needed! :(

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  1. mulletman13 macrumors 6502a

    mulletman13

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    I've got to the point of making the actual .icn file.... or copying and pasting from photoshop into highlighted icon area... however I'm coming across one problem.

    When I paste, or try to switch the icons.... THE TRANSPARENCY DOES NOT COME WITH. Sorry for all caps but I cannot figure out a thing. I've tried from .psd and .tif, both containing transparency, however when I go to replace my hdd icon, low and behold there is a hideous white background to the icon where I would love it to be transparent. Please help me :(
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    If you aren't using Iconographer, Get it.

    It supports full 8-bit grayscale masks.
     
  3. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Go to www.iconfactory.com and download/install Icon Builder for Photoshop. Make sure that when you use it, have everything merged into one layer, then export it to .icns. It should work.
     
  4. Sneeper macrumors regular

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    How do people make raster icons that look good at any size?
     
  5. mulletman13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    The trick is to make the icon simple and awesome looking at high res. If you can put a checkmark of honesty beside those traits, then the icon will have those traits when resized down.
     

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