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Windows 7: Experts how to edit .icon file?

27 Aug 2011   #21
zinbart

Win7 x64
 
 

Well I have tried my best to remove white background frm images, but I am unable to to remove it properly in photoshop/paint. I am still looking for, as to how to do that properly - Please guide me in detail


Kado897 – Thx for the link, I have tried the software but was unsuccessful in the above

PooManUK – Man ur icons are amazing with extreme shadow details, wonder how u did it.


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27 Aug 2011   #22
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zinbart View Post
Well I have tried my best to remove white background frm images, but I am unable to to remove it properly in photoshop/paint. I am still looking for, as to how to do that properly - Please guide me in detail


Kado897 – Thx for the link, I have tried the software but was unsuccessful in the above

PooManUK – Man ur icons are amazing with extreme shadow details, wonder how u did it.
Have a look though this thread. it deals with a similar problem.Icon for folders question
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27 Aug 2011   #23
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zinbart View Post
Well I have tried my best to remove white background frm images, but I am unable to to remove it properly in photoshop/paint. I am still looking for, as to how to do that properly - Please guide me in detail


Kado897 Thx for the link, I have tried the software but was unsuccessful in the above

PooManUK Man ur icons are amazing with extreme shadow details, wonder how u did it.
I used CorelDraw pal but you can get the same effect with Photo Shop
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27 Aug 2011   #24
zinbart

Win7 x64
 
 

Kado, The thread you linked me to have been proved very useful and was successfully able to remove white backgrounds :-)
Now, the only problem i am facing is i also tend to remove shadows with backgrounds, i tried magic wand in photoshop but failed.... Please provide ur inputs and perhaps PooMan can gimme tips here as well....

I am including the image tht i am trying to retain shadows for better understanding:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/27/rednm.jpg/
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27 Aug 2011   #25
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If I get chance later I'll make a tutorial to show you. But 1 tip that I can recommend is to delete the drop shadow or reflection and then recreate your own. ie cut out the main shape with your masking tools, delete the background including the drop shadow then create a new layer for your new drop shadow.
The new drop shadow / reflection will then have a much better transparency. You can then export this to a png file ready to convert to an icon using the tools posted previously in this thread
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27 Aug 2011   #26
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
If I get chance later I'll make a tutorial to show you. But 1 tip that I can recommend is to delete the drop shadow or reflection and then recreate your own. ie cut out the main shape with your masking tools, delete the background including the drop shadow then create a new layer for your new drop shadow.
The new drop shadow / reflection will then have a much better transparency. You can then export this to a png file ready to convert to an icon using the tools posted previously in this thread
Good advice. You will never get a good shadow effect by just deleting the background. It always gives poor fade to transparent.
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27 Aug 2011   #27
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Nick, can you post here the tutorial you made for cutting the airplane out?
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27 Aug 2011   #28
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Nick, can you post here the tutorial you made for cutting the airplane out?
Yeah I know pal but I used Corel for that and I think the op wants to use Photoshop
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27 Aug 2011   #29
zinbart

Win7 x64
 
 

PooMan - I am really looking forward for a tutorial from you, take your time.

Kado - In IcoFX if i try to batch covert frm PNG to Icon... the files appears as 48x48 while previewing, but normal 256x256 when applied.... Any clue how 2 solve this problem? Also, suggest sum other "best batch convert" SW out there...
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28 Aug 2011   #30
kado897

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It works for me. Do you gave the 256x256 entry checked.

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