How do you make a irregular sized icon?

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

  1. MalusDomestica macrumors newbie

    MalusDomestica

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    Aug 18, 2009
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    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

    ezekielrage_99

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    Oct 12, 2005
    #2
    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

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    Wellington, New Zealand
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    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:

    128x128
    48x48
    32x32
    16x16

    and then save them as PNG graphics with no background.
     

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