hacking start button

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by J0sh, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. J0sh

    J0sh Guest

    OK, I followed the instructions from the guides on the main page, but have run into a problem. I don't know how to make the image work correctly with transparency and all, seeing as it has to be a .bmp.

    I've included a pic to illustrate my point.

    edit: It looks alright in the first picture because i just used the gradient of the start button as the background
     
  2. madmatt

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    Which photo/image editing program are you using?
     
  3. J0sh

    J0sh Guest

    Using Photoshop 6.0, but I have access to 7.0 and PSP(don't know what version) from friends if need be. And of course I have MSPaint
     
  4. madmatt

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    The option to create a transparent image is in the 'New' dialog under background options.
     
  5. J0sh

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    right, I understand that. However, I need a .bmp to be able to use it, and AFAIK, .bmp does not support transparenct.
     
  6. madmatt

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    I was under the impression that .GIF and .BMP were two of the few that did support it.
     
  7. J0sh

    J0sh Guest

    i was almost positive that it was only .gif and .png that did.... anyone else care to jump in here and let us know?
     
  8. stuy_b

    stuy_b Guest

    .png, .gif support transparency .bmp DOES NOT
     
  9. I-Aqua

    I-Aqua Guest

    bmp doesn't.