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    Grrrr.... I still can't seem to get my shapes to work correctly. I made them larger and they are just not correct. They still either occasionally bleed through or won't shape the picture. I know this can be done. I refuse to give up!

    Steve your shapes work fine. When I open yours in Photoshop and compare them to mine, they look the same ... but somewhere (maybe in the twilight zone) mine are different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeak
    Grrrr.... I still can't seem to get my shapes to work correctly. I made them larger and they are just not correct. They still either occasionally bleed through or won't shape the picture. I know this can be done. I refuse to give up!

    Steve your shapes work fine. When I open yours in Photoshop and compare them to mine, they look the same ... but somewhere (maybe in the twilight zone) mine are different.
    Squeak... How are you creating your shapes? Are you saving them as 24bit PNG's?

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    I started out in Photoshop with 8 bit, RGB, 800 x 800, 72 pixel image. After I created the shape, I merged all the shape parts together, rasterized, then filled the background with black. When I finish everythng is one one layer. I choose 'save as png'. I am not given a choice on 24 bit, so I can only assume that is what they are. The only option I get is 'Interlaced' and I have been choosing 'None'.
    Did I miss a step?

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    Try changing the image mode in Photoshop to 24-bit RGB instead of 8-bit indexed before merging the layers... See if that works ... Then try "Export for Web" in Photoshop. You should have the options of GIF, JPG, PNG 8 and PNG 24 .. Maybe be slighty different depending on which version of PS you're using.

    You could alos save the file as the PSD and convert it to PNG in another graphics programs like Fireworks or Debabelizer

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    Steve

    When I selected 'Save for Web' I did have the option for 24 bit PNG, but that didn't work.
    I kept messing around with it and opened up the letters you sent me trying to figure out where they were differnt and I GOT IT!!

    On your letters they were only one layer - the background layer. I opened up mine and flattened them into a background layer and it worked! I am so used to NOT flattening them that I didn't even think about that. Sometimes the simplest things will mess you up in the biggest ways.

    Thanks for sticking with me on this one.

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    That's interesting... I usually just turn off the layers I'm not using (keeping only the parts I want visible ), then export as a PNG ... hey' whatever works, right?

    Glad I could help!

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    You wouldn't think it would make much difference, a picture with only one layer and a picture with only one layer named 'background', but it seems to be working now, so I am a happy camper!

    Could be when you saved as png, it did that automatically, and mine didn't. I uploaded the template and we will see if it works for others. Then we can move on to some cool shapes!

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