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How to: Remove White Head (Skin)

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ElderJohn
Level 19 : Journeyman Cake

How To: Remove White Head



Recently I have noticed that many people seem to have a problem where the head of their skin in the previewer is solid white. So I decided to lend a hand to those who don't know what the cause of this problem is and how to fix it.

Cause:



The cause of the problem is the use of programs that do not support transparency such as Paint. This makes the part where the hat is supposed to be white and when you upload it PMC thinks that since it's white there that you wanted a white hat so it puts it there.

Fix:



To fix this you need to take your existing skin and open it in a program that supports transparent backgrounds such as Paint.net. Then you take the Magic Wand tool and select an area that is white. Then you press CTRL+X to cut the area making the background transparent. Continue to do this until all the white areas are transparent.

I really hope this helped you!
I will be making more tutorials in the future!
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Posted 2012-05-20 04:08:18
by ElderJohn

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TehJay
Level 1
New Explorer
June 28, 2013, 6:53 pm

What's the magic wand tool?

GigaPerson
Level 12
Journeyman Warrior
May 23, 2012, 5:02 pm

Thank you for this blog, although I am not using it for making skins, I now have a free way to edit my texture pack! :P

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 23, 2012, 6:16 pm

What were you paying for it?

GigaPerson
Level 12
Journeyman Warrior
May 24, 2012, 1:23 pm

[size=10pt]Nothing, I[/size] had absolutely nothing, I tried using Paint, but it had no transparency :(

Darkrai48
Level 56
Grandmaster Skinner
May 22, 2012, 3:59 pm

Hey the example skin looks really cool, despite the white head, is it one you actually made?

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 22, 2012, 4:10 pm

It's actually somebody I helped out that had the problem (Where I got the idea for the tutorial) http://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/blue-man-updated/

ced_der
Level 6
Apprentice Hunter
May 21, 2012, 7:13 am

Or in just one sentence:

Make the white surfaces transparent with a drawing program that can handle transparency... :D

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 21, 2012, 12:44 pm

300 characters minimum. I also like to do good blogs. :D

ced_der
Level 6
Apprentice Hunter
May 23, 2012, 2:03 am

oh, didn't know that, sry :D

DekuHero
Level 46
Master Nerd
May 20, 2012, 5:09 pm

very helpful blog for those who do not know. I was thinking of posting something like this but you beat me to it :P

Helpful things like this that are actually about minecraft and are not a stupid attempt just to get diamonds and crap deserve front page. Gratz.

Aximili
Level 61
High Grandmaster Dwarf
May 20, 2012, 5:25 am

Or- if you don't wanna download a complex drawing program, you can simply copy and paste the head so that there are two similar heads. That will make the heads huge, though.

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 20, 2012, 9:43 am

Yeah that's why I stick to Paint.net

perfectgamer001
Level 1
New Explorer
May 20, 2012, 2:22 am

my problem is now solved thank you ;)

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 20, 2012, 9:43 am

I'm glad to have helped :D

SacredSword
Level 9
Apprentice Dragon
May 20, 2012, 1:56 am

Also, if you don't want to download a whole new image editor, you could just put the face on the hat, but that means no hat :P

Nice though, good for the noobs :)

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 20, 2012, 9:42 am

Yeah but that sometimes makes the face look a bit weird. idk why though.

XFangBladeX
Level 1
New Miner
May 20, 2012, 12:31 am

Lol when in game it comes up black black box =(

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 20, 2012, 12:32 am

No that does not apply to the hat.

spacer_aplaha
Level 4
Apprentice Miner
May 19, 2012, 11:58 pm

Good

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 20, 2012, 12:00 am

Thanks!

kenniks
Level 38
Artisan Artist
May 19, 2012, 10:12 pm

White head on skin previewer?

Blaaaaaaame Paril! Just kidding,useful blog.

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 20, 2012, 12:01 am

Everybody calm down and blame Paril

FarGuardian
Level 26
Expert Scribe
May 19, 2012, 8:24 pm

When i look at ay skin the new previewer shows the steve ski everytime pushed into the left corner, but the 2-D preview is alright, its happening to both of my Computers.

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 19, 2012, 8:26 pm

Link to the skin?

FarGuardian
Level 26
Expert Scribe
May 19, 2012, 8:28 pm

Any skin

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 19, 2012, 8:34 pm

Ok I've heard of the Steve skin appearing when PMC fails to upload the skin but that is skin specific. I'll ask the mastermind behind the previewer to help you.

Paril
Developer
Level 67
High Grandmaster Scapegoat
May 19, 2012, 8:33 pm

Usually it's browser-related. Which browser are you using?

FarGuardian
Level 26
Expert Scribe
May 19, 2012, 8:39 pm

Maybe its something to do with the 3-D capabilties of Paril's previewer.

FarGuardian
Level 26
Expert Scribe
May 19, 2012, 8:37 pm

Google. And i have asked that question multiple times of your forum page, but this is my first reply.

Errbay
Level 25
Expert Pixel Puncher
May 19, 2012, 8:39 pm

Google as in Google Chrome?

FarGuardian
Level 26
Expert Scribe
May 19, 2012, 8:40 pm

No, Just Google

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 19, 2012, 8:42 pm

Google is a search engine.
Google Chrome is a browser.

FarGuardian
Level 26
Expert Scribe
May 19, 2012, 8:43 pm

They are the same things... Do you know what browse means.

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 19, 2012, 8:46 pm

Browse means to search. Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera, Flock these are all browsers. The programs you use to look things up. Google, Yahoo, Ask these are search engines which help you find webpages,images,videos, etc when you type in keywords. We want to know what browser you are using.

FarGuardian
Level 26
Expert Scribe
May 19, 2012, 8:47 pm

Look if browse means to search, then browse engine would change into 'search engine'.

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 19, 2012, 8:50 pm

Can you please just tell me what browser you use? Please don't say Google unless you want to say Google Chrome. I want to help you.

FarGuardian
Level 26
Expert Scribe
May 19, 2012, 8:52 pm

@#$%^& Its the forbidden word.

Paril
Developer
Level 67
High Grandmaster Scapegoat
May 19, 2012, 8:55 pm

Okay okay, useless bickering, stop it both of you.
The new previewer uses WebGL, which might not work for everybody as it requires a pixel shader compatible video card. Try it on Firefox just to see if it's a card issue.

FarGuardian
Level 26
Expert Scribe
May 19, 2012, 8:57 pm

Ok i'll try Firefox, if it does not work please give me the link for WebGL

Errbay
Level 25
Expert Pixel Puncher
May 19, 2012, 9:11 pm

I use google chro- oooh look at all the lines to the left...

FarGuardian
Level 26
Expert Scribe
May 19, 2012, 9:14 pm

Lol i've seen more :D

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 19, 2012, 9:17 pm

So did it work?

FarGuardian
Level 26
Expert Scribe
May 19, 2012, 9:20 pm

The FireFox search engine I downloaded doesn't work.

MAYHEMHD
Level 16
Journeyman Taco
May 19, 2012, 9:34 pm

Moar Reply Lines!

FarGuardian
Level 26
Expert Scribe
May 19, 2012, 9:35 pm

MOAR!

Smasher200
Level 39
Artisan Grump
May 19, 2012, 11:11 pm

MOOOOOOOAAAAARRRR!

MinecacheMaps
Level 46
Master Modder
May 20, 2012, 8:37 am

Yees ... moar ...

Errbay
Level 25
Expert Pixel Puncher
May 19, 2012, 9:16 pm

Let's have a reply montage for many, many, lines.

Errbay
Level 25
Expert Pixel Puncher
May 19, 2012, 9:17 pm

Montage FTL! (for the lines)

Errbay
Level 25
Expert Pixel Puncher
May 19, 2012, 9:17 pm

[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]Montage FTL! (for the lines)[/color][/size]

Mikel
Level 23
Expert Ninja
May 20, 2012, 1:54 am

MOAR LINEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

MinecacheMaps
Level 46
Master Modder
May 20, 2012, 3:43 am

Isn't this spamming?? ^^

Errbay
Level 25
Expert Pixel Puncher
May 20, 2012, 7:54 am

It's approved, don't worry. Therefor, it's not spamming...hopefully.

Errbay
Level 25
Expert Pixel Puncher
May 19, 2012, 8:24 pm

You sure are smart with skins. Have a diamond and a like.

ElderJohn
Level 19
Journeyman Cake
May 19, 2012, 8:26 pm

Thanks. It is much appreciated :D

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