Alpha channel pictures saved by Preview, looks like garbage in photoshop..??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Thrash911, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Thrash911 macrumors 6502

    Thrash911

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    #1
    Hello fellas,

    I am trying to create some fancy drive icons. I figured I would have a picture of my excact mac, with either a OS X or Windows picture (for Boot Camp) in the screen. I got the picture locally from here:

    /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/com.apple.iMac-iSight-24.icns

    Copied it to the desktop. Opened it in Preview, and saved the biggest icon with alpha (alpha IS the transparency, right???) as a picture. I opened it in Photoshop to play around with it, but then the picture is all messed up (please see attachment picture). I have tried to save it in different formats within Preview, that supports alpha. I even saved it in Photoshop format, but picture is still messed up in Photoshop.

    Some smart people out there, that know what's going on? :confused:
     

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  2. Thrash911 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Thrash911

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    #2
    For those who might get the same problem in the future:

    If you don't edit the picture in the "messy" area, just ignore it. If you just do your thing in photoshop and save it, it comes out fine. I have no idea why it does this...
     

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