making icons in osx with pictures

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  1. bored911 macrumors 6502

    bored911

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    ok, so i have a picture that i want to make into an icon. First off, i can't get the background away, not matter what i set the background color to, including transparant. As soon as i save the file the picture has a white background. Any tips for me on making an icon? thanks
     
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    to get rid of background I had to copy only the content itself. Nothing you want to be transparent should be selected. Then apply the icon through the get info window. I used photoshop for this.
     
  3. bored911 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    copy it into what. i am copying it into a blank psd with a transparant background.
     
  4. bored911 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ps. i hate to ask you guys, but since my photoshop skills are so terrible, can someone help me out here. all i want is the shoe.
     

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    Hows this?

    Edit: P.S. make sure you download the linked file not the file you see in the main window. So click on the image and download the linked picture!
     

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  6. bored911 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    PERFECT!!! but...osx is being a bitch and now i dont know how to change the icon. everytime i try it gives me the picture icn if i changed it to that, or png if i changed it to that. any ideas. i'm going to try psd.
     
  7. MacBook'06 macrumors member

    MacBook'06

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    open the picture in preview
    select all
    copy
    'Get Info' on the folder/file you want to change the icon of
    Click on the icon in the get info window
    ...and paste :)

    that should work...
     
  8. bored911 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    DAMNIT! that brings back the white background. grr, this is aggravating
     

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