Making a forum avatar for alternating backgrounds

Saving for web

Hide all background layers so only the masked avatar is visible then Save For Web.

The crucial options for Save For Web are:

Save for Web options

Don't worry about the stippling effect around the edges of the avatar. It looks horrible against the chequerbox background but it will be fine on the target backgrounds.

White background Light background Dark background

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intro | part 1: Preparation | part 2: Layer effects | part 3: Saving for web | part 4: Dithering?