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How Does One Make Non-Rectangles?
ParkerFarker at 7:58AM, Sept. 20, 2009
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I am just making the HTML for my new comic, and I want to have the “First”, “Previous”, “Next”, “New” buttons guns, is there anyway to cut an image so that it roughly fits the shape of a gun? The background for the HTML will not just be one colour, so how could I shape the buttons so that there is no extra space between the gun and the end of the button? if it's possible, that is

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usedbooks at 8:58AM, Sept. 20, 2009
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You need to make an image with a transparency. It can either be .gif or .png. Most graphics programs will have an option to set the transparency on your files, so look through the menu.

Basically, you need to create your image and then fill in any place you want transparent with a color that is not anywhere in the rest of the image (I usually use magenta or bright green). Then set your transparency to that color and save as a .gif file.
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ParkerFarker at 5:10PM, Sept. 20, 2009
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oohhh, and this can be done in GIMP right?

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usedbooks at 6:57PM, Sept. 20, 2009
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I don't have that program, but I would assume so.
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ParkerFarker at 11:04PM, Sept. 20, 2009
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alright, thank you then!

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