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Help with Icons - PS/White Borders


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Hi People,

Here's my problem, I know a little about Photoshop but i'm not expect. I am hoping to make an icon with a transparent background, which I'm able to do no problem.
So, I then save as png, click preview and no background. So, then I go to change the dock icon for it, but when it's changed and in the dock, it has a white border round, as per the screenshot below.


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open it up with preview, drag a box round it, cmd + v, then hit cmd i on the app you want to change the icon for, click on the top left icon in the inspector window, hit cmd + v.

(if it beeps at you, you need to authorise it first, click the lock in bottom right, enter password, then change settings for everyone to read/write, paste icon, and then change permissions back.)

i like your wallpaper, by the way!

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You my friend are a star. Thank you so much for you help. It worked like a charm.

And yeah, Katy Perry is one HOT lady!!!
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You my friend are a star. Thank you so much for you help. It worked like a charm.

And yeah, Katy Perry is one HOT lady!!!
no worries, enjoy your icon modding.

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That's for sure.

Do you know why you have to do this way on the Mac, i'm new to Mac you see and have always had a Windows PC.
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Do you know why you have to do this way on the Mac, i'm new to Mac you see and have always had a Windows PC.
because they are different Operating Systems? lol.

they work in different ways.

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If you run into any problems, use Pic2Icon to give your png a icon of itself, so you can Cmd+I open the inspector window, click on the icon in the top left, cmd+c, and then paste like robduckyworth told you.
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