How do you make a irregular sized icon?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by MalusDomestica, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. MalusDomestica macrumors newbie


    Aug 18, 2009
    Hello, I have been fooling around with google for like 3 days now trying to find an answer to my question and its possible that my problem is I have over looked some of my schooling in Photoshop. I have been trying to make a word bubble shaped icon like ichat for the toolbar. But after I save it as a .ico or .png it turns out square with white behind the word bubble image anyone know how to fix my problem? It would be greatly appreciated!
  2. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    You will need to create the icon as 128X128 image, then downsample it. Out of experience favicons wont work properly with alpha and not being in a square layout.

    Also a little more info would be good, what software are you using because the Save for Web function should save a PNG with transparency?
  3. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2008
    Wellington, New Zealand
    are you trying to create an icon for the OSx dock? I am a little unclear where/how this icon will be used.

    For dock icons, you usually create versions of your icon at:


    and then save them as PNG graphics with no background.

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