July 25th, 2008

cut out background tutorial

i read the tutorial for how to make solid backgrounds in icons like this: and i cant figure out how to do it.

i'm using photoshop CS3 and i can't figure out why when i delete the background in the first step after using the lasso tool and making the cutout image the background is white not transparent and it doesn't work with trying to make the solid background afterwards. i hope that makes sense? any ideas?