Or: Mothers and sons learn together
My calendar is in Google calendar. A shortcut on my desktop lets me open it in Chrome with one click. Of course, then I decided I wanted a special calendar icon for it. I wanted a calendar in the middle of a chrome icon. Yes a calendar icon would have been simpler but I had a notion of it needing to look similar to the shortcut I have at work.
This is where my digital-media-trained and his Photoshop skillz comes in.
That’s great but …
Unfortunately his beautiful combinations looked fine in photoshop, but the first opened at my end with a black background, another had a white background, and when we tried to save as .ico in bmp or png formats (because Photoshop CC did not seem to be able to save to .ico) some showed no image at all.
Trial and error
Some of the clues we tried:
- Ryan at StackExchange suggested that we must first save the .png files to the computer, and then open them with Photoshop (during copy paste techniques Photoshop converts the transparency to black).
- Although my issue does not involve WordPress as did Mike Lee’s 2012 issue with the black turning up when he resized images, I wondered from his problem statement whether I might eliminate resizing as a possible cause by using images that were already the desired size. That appeared to help, but we were working through ideas so quickly I am not sure if it was required, because for the one below Mr 17 did resize one of the source images. I’d have preferred a blue calendar, but could not find one the right size licenced for reuse.
- The file format issue was the last problem, solved by converticon.com; found thanks to MikeGondek2’s answer to how do I save ico in Photoshop CC.