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Marek
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Background Avatar Paint.net

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Hey there, so I am having trouble with my avatar pic. I am trying to get rid of background/black area in my profile avatar.

I have installed paint.net but still am having some trouble after watching a couple videos, and can't seem to be able to have that white (Edit: black, not white anymore) area gone after using the magic wand and deleting the surrounding color.

Do you happen to know what I am doing wrong there?

Hey thanks!
~Marek

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Steve
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Re: Background Avatar Paint.net

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Images that want a transparent background have to be either a .GIF or .PNG, and saved with Transparency check-boxed (and in most programs this also requires layers, not not all—some you can choose which pixel colors to automatically make transparent (which is probably like paint...problem is, ALL pixels of that color are are made Transparent, which can also occur in the image you want to keep!).

Whew! Anyway, I just did it for you:

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Storybuilding

|> Jon SmytheChionthar Charter & Seaward Supply Co. — Path of the Mindful Blade & Seafarer
|> Monserrate — Circle of Rust and the Worm
|> Simsae the DemonslayerStonesinger of the Telormar Gultor & citizen of the Kingdom of Kraak Helzak

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Marek
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Re: Background Avatar Paint.net

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Hey thanks Steve!

( Used your image - lol! )

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