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Creating transparent background tiles on windows 8


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#1 PandaCan

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:35 PM

Hi, I've been pretty bored lately so I started really customizing my computer after reloading the OS onto my new SSD.  I dl'd oblytile and was customizing all of the start menu apps through it but I can't figure out a way to make the apps have a transparent background through oblytile.  I'm pretty tech savvy but still can't find a way if even possible...  Please let me know if you know of a way to do this even if it takes editing each file I created through oblytile, or if you know of a better app icon creation program! 

 

Thanks!



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:37 AM

Tech savvy okay, how about art savvy?

From what I've read, it supports PNG files only. 

So create a PNG icon that is essentially the same size as the tile, and hopefully that should resolve the transparency issue?

Unless of course it insists on adding a colour to the background underneath the transparency in a PNG file? If you catch my drift?

Not owning oblytile myself (I'm not a major fan of third party tweaks for several reasons) I can't really say much else that would be of use.

If you haven't tried to create a PNG icon file to match the size of a tile in Oblytile, try it out - see if you can get it transparent (obviously not the actual icon, just the surrounding area of the icon in the PNG file) and give that a crack. 

Post back if you can't get anywhere and tell me what you've tried and we'll have a butchers at trying to figure it out.

I'll have to download Oblytile now, ha.






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