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Question about removing backround

By da_head
Apr 26, 2007
  1. Hey guys, i have no idea where to post this. sorry if its wrong forum. anywayz, for a forum i go too, i've been trying to remove the backround for my avatar (the white box) so only the actual pic remains. people are telling me to remove the background and make it transparent which i did. but when i upload the pic, the backround is still there. i then uploaded the pic to imageready and it gave me this: http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/135/lilimhelpbl0.png

    it seems the picture changes as the upload speed does. is there a way to prevent this?

    i'm using photoshop btw. and thanks in advance.

    (the checkerboard indicates no backround)
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Only PNG and GIF support transparency. If you save/upload the picture in any other format like JPG, the transparency is lost.
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I have altered your avatar so that the background image is the same colour as our forums. Does that help any?

    Regards Howard :)
     
  4. da_head

    da_head TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 70

    i saved it under both png and gif, and still get the same result.

    thank you but the thing is, i wanna know how to do it properly myself.
     
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I understand that and I`m not sure I know how to do what you want. All I did was save your image and bucket fill the background with the same colour as our forums.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  6. da_head

    da_head TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 70

    o haha ic. well thanks.
     
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