I am trying to make a cursor with transparency using Photoshop CS5. When I make a .cur file from an image, I can see extra white space with the icon

Something like this: enter image description here

I don't want the outer white space. I just want the guitar to be the cursor, but here the cursor is the full image.

Out of curiosity, I just dragged an default computers .cur file, and in PS it looks like this:

enter image description here

What grid is this? How can I enable this? Is this grid important to make .cur files?


The grid you are seeing is just the Pixel Grid. It is helpful when working with very small resolutions (such as icons/cursors). You can enable or disable it with ViewShowPixel Grid

Pixel Grid

To make a cursor with transparency, I would follow the tutorial here


If you only want the guitar, use the Pen Tool in Photoshop and cut it out so only the guitar remains.


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