November 21st, 2003

ficbymarks- sitting is chair

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Okay, I just got PSP8 and I have no idea what I'm doing. I have a few questions. I looked through what I could of this community and couldn't find them. Here they are.

How do you make little squares on an icon this

done by rowie

my second question is to make an icon like this

done by calixa

thanx
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This is probably a horribly stupid question, and I apologize, but how do you make the rounded corners like on this user's 'drip' icon? Alternatively, how do you erase corners of an icon so they're transparent? I can never get the lines straight enough... is there a certain tool to use for doing this?

Thanks in advance!
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Templates and transparency

I've seen all the tutorials on how to add a template to an icon, and I get it and can do it. What I haven't seen, and what is giving me fits is after getting the template in place, and removing the white in it (if there is any) is getting certain parts of the base image, inside the cut out parts, transparent.

All the tutorials say you can add transparency to certain parts, but they don't tell how. Or am I missing something? How do I make the transparencies and get rid of parts of the actual image? I've been trying to use the magie wand, but it selects random areas of color not specifically what's in the lines. I'm very frustrated.

The only example I can find right now to get to easily was posted in this community in this entry ...

http://www.livejournal.com/community/icon_tutorial/72188.html

I'm using Photoshop 7 by the way.

Oh, and much thanks in advance to anyone who's able to answer my question :)
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