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Synyster Shadows
October 4th, 2013, 07:41 PM
I used MS Paint to make my sig. Would there be a way (like a free website) for me to edit it and make the background transparent? I think that would be kinda cool...

Laquifa
October 4th, 2013, 08:06 PM
Not really. Sorry to bust your bubble.

Synyster Shadows
October 4th, 2013, 08:52 PM
Darn. Oh well. Thanks Jay

Cognizant
October 7th, 2013, 11:38 PM
You can try an open source photo manipulator like GIMP, but I'm not 100% sure because I use Photoshop.

ksdnfkfr
October 7th, 2013, 11:47 PM
I used MS Paint to make my sig. Would there be a way (like a free website) for me to edit it and make the background transparent? I think that would be kinda cool...

I have not tried to do transparent yet, but I have used these two free services to add dimensions to my sig.
http://pixlr.com/express/
http://www.picmonkey.com/

Syvelocin
October 14th, 2013, 12:52 AM
Yeah, GIMP is free and is a great no-cost alternative to photoshop. Of course, I got photoshop for free but I won't be advocating that lol.

DatThomesh
November 3rd, 2013, 01:22 PM
Paintdotnet is a good program that I use. There's allot of plugin developers for it too so there's allot of effects about there.

Silicate Wielder
November 3rd, 2013, 03:51 PM
I agree with DatThomesh. PaintDOTnet is a great free photo editor. I like to use a large template when making sigs, which I later shrink down to size.

Select the entire image and then press delete on your keyboard, then add a new layer and start working on that, for easy editing later, use multiple layers like I do.
once I finish I save in PDN format and then I shrink it down and save again in PNG format.


Here is the PDN for my default (Non-themed) sig, it can be opened in paint.net, you can use it as an example of how layers work.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s80ucq18ymrupfr/BaseTemplate.pdn

Luminous
November 9th, 2013, 11:13 AM
GIMP is free download, but it can be hard to use if you don't know how. You might need to make a new signature, but you can try this:
Open up GIMP.
Click on File>New.
Put in the dimensions. I don't remember what they are, but I think it's on the Signature page in the User CP. For the transparency to work, it must be that size or smaller.
Click Advanced Options.
Click Fill With>Transparency.
Click Okay.
Drag your signature into GIMP. It should be in a new layer.
Click on Layer>Transparency>Alpha to Selection. It should have selected everything but the black.
Click on Select>Invert.
Click on Edit>Cut.
Save it.
NOTE: If your image is too big, resize it.