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A cut-out is part of a screenshot with the background made transparent so it stands alone. Use them to display and sell clothes or avatars, as stand-...
Rez a cube, make it hollow and cut it as shown in the image. Turn it a plain, contrasting color, and stretch it so it is big enough to provide a back...
Upload the snapshot to disk. Remember where it is and what you called it, as you need to retrieve it when you are in your graphics program.
I can only explain for Photoshop, although I'm sure it's a similar process in other programs.
Select just the part you want, and copy/paste it into a new document. In the background layer under your image, place a color that blends in with your...
Go to: Select--Inverse, then Save Selection. Now you have an alpha channel.
I have my alphas shown as black, so when I make the channel visible the transparent part turns black.
Resize your image to 512X256. Save your image as a Targa, with a depth of 32 (for the transparency). Your image proportions will be restored when you...
Upload the image from your hard drive into Second Life. This will cost - *gasp* - 10L! The image will go into the textures folder in your inventory....
Rez a cube. Stretch it to approximately the size you want. TEXTURE IT ENTIRELY TRANSPARENT. If you lose it you can "Highlight Transparent" to find ...
Click on the front of the cut-out-to-be. See the circle? That means you are texturing one face. Browse for your cut-out texture and apply it. Do...
Stretch it so it's the correct size, fill the contents and set it for sale if you like. Make it phantom if you want. Sell contents makes a nice fold...
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