View Full Version : Tetris999's easy make the damn black background in xmb icon go away guide

January 20th, 2007, 07:21
As ive been asking about five gazillion times (with other users) is that many of our icons we had made were in theory supposedly were correct.

anyway when we flashed our xmb icon the damn black background was still there even when we copied the SAME color as everybody ELSE!! (wtf!), making the icon hideous, I plunged through a list of useless information on how to resolve this and i finally found the way out, and it wasnt hard to explain really....


first to start off we gotta make a 64 by 64 picture, and colour the whole thing with a selected colour use black

the hexcode for it is easy, 000000

so you get a icon that looks like this

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/6/dsfsfsdfd13fy.png (http://imageshack.us)

a no brainer, fill the icon in with black, now make a new layer

now on this layer, put your icon, make sure to get rid of the surronding background behind it

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/3763/fdsfsdfitled24bl.png (http://imageshack.us)

now onto getting that black background to... DISAPPEAR!

Now go to indexed color

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/2408/dsfdsafsdfsadfsdafdsaf36ax.png (http://imageshack.us)

after doing this do ok to everything

now you should have your icon there ready to go so save it as a .bmp and with 8 bit color

Now when you flash your icon the background of the damn icon (the blackness surronding the icon) will not be there anymore!

Thanks for reading my guide, also post comments or problems below

May you make some awsome icons now!


Mr. Shizzy
January 20th, 2007, 08:47
Cool guide Tetris. I just use this:


It's pretty n00b friendly. :)

January 20th, 2007, 09:46
Awesome guide though Tetris999 ;-)

January 20th, 2007, 09:52
still things can be made via photoshop in this one, i tried the icon maker it does a very crappy job getting the colors right most of the time ure picture will be in grey and white

and photoshop rules! :p

also this guide is pointed at ppl making the icons via photoshop one of the best image editing proggys and wanting to save them and flash them without those annoying backgrounds :p

January 20th, 2007, 17:55
Yeap there you go thats what i was talking about but i though you need it for paint

Mr. Shizzy
January 21st, 2007, 09:15
photoshop rules! :p

True that. :)

January 21st, 2007, 16:04
i lost my skills in photoshop, thats y i dont have a small banner in my sig..

January 21st, 2007, 16:32
i lost my skills in photoshop, thats y i dont have a small banner in my sig..

i got this kirby animation i made myself :D