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hpl2:third_party_tools:2d:photoshop [2015/05/25 00:08]
mudbill Made headings a bit larger
hpl2:third_party_tools:2d:photoshop [2017/09/17 23:29] (current)
mudbill [Creating icons] Changed 32-bits/pixel to 24. Was probably a slip.
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 Once you have your icon drawn, select the pixels in the layer (merge them all if you have several). You can do this by right clicking the icon of the layer. Once you have the selection, go to the **Channels** panel (next to layers by default). If the 4th channel named Alpha does not exist, select **New channel** and it will create an alpha channel for you. Make sure the alpha channel is black, and that the color you have picked is 100% white. Press **Alt+Backspace** on your keyboard to fill the selection you have and make it white, while the rest remains black. Notice how the edges will become gray (only if your icon fades into semi-transparency). Once you have your icon drawn, select the pixels in the layer (merge them all if you have several). You can do this by right clicking the icon of the layer. Once you have the selection, go to the **Channels** panel (next to layers by default). If the 4th channel named Alpha does not exist, select **New channel** and it will create an alpha channel for you. Make sure the alpha channel is black, and that the color you have picked is 100% white. Press **Alt+Backspace** on your keyboard to fill the selection you have and make it white, while the rest remains black. Notice how the edges will become gray (only if your icon fades into semi-transparency).
  
-You may tick the Alpha channel visiblity off now. While on, it shows up in your file where the boundaries are, but can be confusing and distorting when editing it. Add a new layer below your icon layer, and fill it with black. Save the icon as a Targa file with 32-bits/​pixel. Make sure Alpha Channels is ticked in the save dialog. Now you should have a working icon with an alpha channel.+You may tick the Alpha channel visiblity off now. While on, it shows up in your file where the boundaries are, but can be confusing and distorting when editing it. Add a new layer below your icon layer, and fill it with black. Save the icon as a Targa file with 24-bits/​pixel. Make sure Alpha Channels is ticked in the save dialog. Now you should have a working icon with an alpha channel.
  
 ==== Creating seamless textures ==== ==== Creating seamless textures ====
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