How do I make a favicon?

This is the logo I'm using and its the PSA part that I'm trying to convert into a favicon.

I’m trying to make a favicon with the first part of the logo (PSA) for a website I’m building but I’m stumped how? I’m still quite a fledgling when it comes to Photoshop cc and Illustrator cc so any help will be great.


In Photoshop:

Start with using the crop tool to crop it into a square with just the Circle.
Do not distort it to make it a perfect circle – leave it as an oval, and just have extra space on the sides.
(Make sure to save a copy of the original artwork)

Then use the magic wand selection to remove all the white – make it transparent (If you don’t it will end up looking weird on the browser (since most browsers color isn’t white)

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Note, it may look better to just leave the white in the inside and transparent the outside – that’s up to you.

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Then resize the image to 16x16px or possibly higher Read more about it on Stack Overflow..

Save file as png (to preserve transparency – jpg and other formats won’t do it)

You can then use an online tool to convert your png into a favicon (some of the popular simple website builders will let you just put it in as a png)

Worth noting, that some website creating tools allow you to just upload a high res png of the favicon and they will do the scaling for you – you just upload the image and the system takes care of the rest.

Source : Link , Question Author : happy coder , Answer Author : WELZ

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