4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 22, 2018 10:50 AM by jaymeb6336

    Lost and clueless at the moment

    jaymeb6336

      I have an image that I thought I could manipulate in Photoshop Express for cell phones.. I have an old version of PS on an old laptop that's currently caput.

       

      The image is centered within the photo and I don't know if it's transparent like it needs to be.

       

      I needed to manipulate it because I need to make it a 128x128 .png and whenever I try to downsize it, it gets pixelated and looks awful.

       

      Simple enough with the right tools, yeah?

       

      I am not aware how to attach images from mobile or I would gladly share!

       

      Help?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Lost and clueless at the moment
          Warunicorn Adobe Community Professional

          PS Express isn't bad. It just might not be what you need (plus I'm not sure if PS Express can expressly save PNGs with transparency). I'm pretty sure Photoshop Mix can.

           

          In order to create a PNG with transparency, the background of the overall composition should be transparent. (The classic gray and white checkerboard pattern indicates this.) The comp is then exported with the transparency option when saving as a PNG.

           

          Try to work within the target size, if possible. Resizing down usually isn't an issue so I'm not sure why it would look worse.

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          • 2. Re: Lost and clueless at the moment
            jaymeb6336 Level 1

            I can manipulate the image in Mix as you suggested! The only thing I'm getting hung up on is the image somehow losing fidelity (not sure if that's the proper term here) when attempting to squeeze it into the 128x128.

             

            And since this was drawn for me without the transparency set from the beginning, can it be applied afterwords? I guess I'm not understanding how to get the image within the composition to be a "sticker"

             

            (Is there anyway to attach photos from mobile?)

            • 3. Re: Lost and clueless at the moment
              Warunicorn Adobe Community Professional

              Going from memory with Photoshop Mix, I'm pretty sure you can erase whatever you don't want and have that saved with transparency but I believe that has to saved (or sent) to Photoshop in order to save the transparency. I think Mix saves files locally as JPEGs (which doesn't have transparency).

              • 4. Re: Lost and clueless at the moment
                jaymeb6336 Level 1

                Good memory! Only thing is, when going from Mix to Photoshop it looses its "sharpness" and looks of less quality.