Creating an Icon for my desktop in CS4
I want to use this image as an icon for my desktop
I used the color range tool on the white background to isolate the lips onto a new file in photoshop with a transparent background (checkerboard). But the image still shows up on a white background when I use it as the Icon
HOW DO I GET RID OF THE WHITE?
Make it transparent and save as a png
scscop, Welcome to the Café.
As Colin said, make your image transparent and Save As .png file.
I then used Pic2Icon application and simply dragged the .png file into the well.
Volia, you now have a transparent icon.
Pic2Icon is a program for turning any picture into an attractive Mac OS X icon with a resolution of 128x128.
Simply run the program, drag and drop the picture file onto the Pic2Icon dock and start creating icons automatically.
Hope that helps.
[Edited on 4/26/2011 by KRB]
Here is another way. (I work on a Mac or should I say Play on a Mac)
I opened the png file in Preview.
Then selected a folder or a file.
Select the small icon at the top.
I now have star icons with transparent background.