my customized desktop icon has a white background.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stam, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. stam macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    When I paste my customized icon to my desktop folder, there's a white background. I've tried creating a clipping path in photoshop and saving it in various formats (gif, jpeg, or pict) and to no avail, the stubborn white background just won't go away.

    Is there a step I'm missing?

    -stam:confused:
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You need to set the background to "not visible" by clicking the little Eye next to the background layer before you save it.
     
  3. stam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    …but the original art is not on a background layer. As I can see, I've deleted the background which appears transparent.
     
  4. Aegelward macrumors 6502

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    I think PNG is best, it allows for better transparency, i don't think .gif supports it at all
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Erm, you mean the background behind the part of the image you want looks like a checkerboard? And there's still white space around the icon? Interesting...
     
  6. stam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    exactly... once I copy and paste over my desktop folder, a white background appears.
     
  7. stam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i saved it in PNG and no luck.
     

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