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Windows 7: Icon for folders question

23 Aug 2011   #11
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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Hi Keith

Never used IcoFx so thought I would stop been lazy using the on-line converters and have a pop.When you add the transparency how do you apply to the whole of the white background in one go. I'm finding the paint pot tool is applying it in sections sometimes large but then other times pixel by pixel and with my eyes its impossible to see the chequered transparency so I cant tell where I've been and where I haven't.

Danny
Hi Danny.
The Paint Pot tool will only replace an area of a constant color. If there are small variations it will go on in bits. You may also have to tidy up odd bits using the other tools. I find the line tool with a wide width quite good for that. You can also select areas and press the DEL key to get the same effect.
Ok thanks Keith

That transparency hexing is neigh on impossible to see with a white background.They could have done to make that a bit darker.Its sending my eyes funny

Danny


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23 Aug 2011   #12
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
Hi Keith

Never used IcoFx so thought I would stop been lazy using the on-line converters and have a pop.When you add the transparency how do you apply to the whole of the white background in one go. I'm finding the paint pot tool is applying it in sections sometimes large but then other times pixel by pixel and with my eyes its impossible to see the chequered transparency so I cant tell where I've been and where I haven't.

Danny
Hi Danny.
The Paint Pot tool will only replace an area of a constant color. If there are small variations it will go on in bits. You may also have to tidy up odd bits using the other tools. I find the line tool with a wide width quite good for that. You can also select areas and press the DEL key to get the same effect.
Ok thanks Keith

That transparency hexing is neigh on impossible to see with a white background.They could have done to make that a bit darker.Its sending my eyes funny

Danny
One way to do it if your eyesight is poor is first to convert it to a dark color using Paint Pot and then doing it with the transparent pattern.
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23 Aug 2011   #13
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

do you mean the square around the documentaries icon in my pic ,
the way to get rid of it is to make the png/jpeg you are about to convert bigger before you convert it.
you can do this in paint ,just resize the image !
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23 Aug 2011   #14
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
do you mean the square around the documentaries icon in my pic ,
the way to get rid of it is to make the png/jpeg you are about to convert bigger before you convert it.
you can do this in paint ,just resize the image !
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Nice one boohbah

Danny
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23 Aug 2011   #15
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

no prob, making the background transparent on an icon is easy if you have photoshop,
just use the "magic eraser tool"
Icon for folders question-2011-08-23_1539.png
click on the white and bingo its gone!
save as png , upload ,convert and enjoy


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23 Aug 2011   #16
Arc

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Or a free alternative ...Paint.NET - Download use the magic wand tool on the white background .


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23 Aug 2011   #17
damien76

Win7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Guys,

Great! Wonderful tips here. The gf especially will love this one! Not into graphics really (in engineering) but with this I seem to have found a new idea Will be back when I encounter any problems. You guys rock!

damien
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23 Aug 2011   #18
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

no problem, im not into graphics either really, i just learned to make my computer look the way i want by trial and error and the odd request to the gfx team here on 7f. good link arc.
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23 Aug 2011   #19
zsxd45

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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That's a nifty trick there! The gf will love this! Is there any downloadable app like that so I will not have to go to the site whenever I will convert? Just asking
Yes there is a very good one ....

IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor
Thanks, Been looking for that for ages.
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