Resolved Transparent Avatars

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  1. cambookpro, Jul 7, 2011
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    cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Didn't know where to post this, seems the most appropriate place. You can move it if you want.

    I see lots of people with avatars with no white background, just transparent. My avvie, the FCPX logo, is a transparent .png but still shows a White background. How do I make it transparent? The only workaround I can think of is to make the BG colour of the avvie the BG colour of the forum.
     
  2. arkitect, Jul 7, 2011
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    That's what I did. :eek:
    .png gave me no joy either.

    Edit: My mistake. See below…
     
  3. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Ah, thanks. Will do that later.
     
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    Actually — just checked my .psd file… i saved it via Photoshop's "Save for Web & Devices…"
    The avatar actually is transparent.

    Sorry for the mis information. :)
     
  5. simsaladimbamba, Jul 7, 2011
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    As you used the FCP X icon for your avatar, I selected the FCP X application, opened GET INFO, copied the icon via selecting it, switched to Preview, pressed CMD+N to get a new image of the clipboard, clicked on the actual icon (not the sidebar, pressed CMD+A, pressed CMD+C, pressed CMD+N, pressed CMD+S and saved it as .png.
    Then I resized the .png to 75x75 in Preview and saved it again as .png. That worked for me and the Motion 4 icon I used for two hours as avatar.
     
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    Thank you so much. Was selecting the image rather than the actual icon. :cool:
     
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    I love the FCPX and Motion/Compressor logos.
     
  8. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

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    So do I :D
    May change to the Motion one soon. I haven't got Compressor so can't make that into an avvie unless I find a pic on Google.
     
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    Here you go:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks :D
    +1
     

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