Now for my Question(s)... and I Know it is something I am simply over looKing but oh well, It's better that I asK... Moving Images or GIF's ... Whats the Process to get them to do what hey do?
And How do you get those certain images to stand alone... Such as the ones that SoundChecK is sportin' where there is no white but instead the color of the bacK ground (... also a GIF)
ThanKs in Advance...
Figured I make this a seperate topic because i'm sure other people have the same question.
I'll start of with the transparency. Saving your images as .GIFs allows you to do things that other formats (like .JPEGs/.JPGs, .BMP) can't. One of these things is transparency and the other would be movement (an example would be the banners that you see on webpages, like the ones we see to our left... or even the smilies/emoticons).
For the transparency, when u open up a new project in Adobe you'll see something on the bottom that will say White/Background Color/Transparent. You'll result with a transparent image after selecting any of the above but if you are just beginning select the latter option. You should see a grey and white grid which indicates the transparent background.
Do what you do in terms of what u are trying to create and after you are finished go to FILE-->SAVE FOR WEB.
In there you'll get the option of picking the format (under the settings drop box thats on the right). Fool around with the different options and see what they do... you want one of the different kinds of GIFs.
The last thing you want is to pic a MATTE. The MATTE helps it match the background of whatever u'll be using the GIF for if it doesn't have solid clean edges (like the drop shadow in my sig, or the glow in the avatar). Just to make it easier for ya'll the MATTE you'd probably want to pic for this website would be the hex numbers #d3cab6.
There is a place you can put that in your color picker (immediately right of the color chart on the bottom) and it'll automatically knows what color you are looking for.
And there you have it... thats how create transparency. Its really a whole lot easier then it sounds but I didn't want to leave too much out just in case there's somebody really wanted to try who doesn't understand the program fully...
I'll get on a BRIEF moving GIF one soon unless somebody else wants to do the honors.