Creating perfect cursors in Revolution
JimAultWins at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 5 12:25:19 CDT 2006
I am sure that many have done battle and given up.
On 6/5/06 10:11 AM, "Stgoldberg at aol.com" <Stgoldberg at aol.com> wrote:
> For the past two years I've benefited greatly from advice given through this
> forum, so I'd like to give something back in return. Creating cursors in
> Revolution has been problematic. Despite creating 16x16 images in black and
> white, sometimes the cursors do not show up correctly on both platforms.
> there is only a white square or a black filled-in image. The following
> method shows how to produce perfect cursors every time for both Macintosh
> Windows (qualifier: I used Mac OS X, Revolution 2.7 and Photoshop 7.0 to
> them, and I'm not sure how other versions would work):
> Directions for making cursors in Revolution:
> 1. Open Photoshop. Name the image, Mode being RGB color, Background
> Transparent, and width and height 16 pixels.
> 2. Change Image/Mode to Indexed Color, using the defaults for indexed color
> (Palette: Exact; Forced: Web; Transparency checked; Matte: none)
> 3. With image maximally magnified, used the pencil tool to insert black or
> white pixels. Enclosed areas can be filled with white or black if desired
> pixels can be erased if desired.
> 4. Save as PNG.
> 5. Bring the PNG image into Revolution and note it's ID number (it may be
> 1003 for instance).
> 6. In the script to call the cursor write:
> on mouseUp
> set lockcursor to true
> set the cursor to 1003 -- if that's the ID number
> end mouseUp
> It is interesting that sometimes there can two identical pictures in
> Photoshop, one of which will show up cursors correctly and the other will show
> up only
> a white square or a black filled image, even though all the parameters in
> Photoshop seem to be the same!! I don't know why this should be the case but
> implies that there is something different about the two images even if not
> apparent. This can be easily corrected either by creating a new Photoshop
> 16x16 document, carefully duplicating the pixels of the defective image, or
> simply, just pasting the defective image into the new Photoshop document.
> cursors should then appear fine.
> I plan to attend the Revolution conference next week in Monterey and will
> bring 25 cursors I've created for those interested in using them. Perhaps
> might be incorporated into a future version of Revolution.
> Steve Goldberg
> President, MedMaster Inc
> stgoldberg at aol.com
> www. medmaster.net
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