Hello, i am brand new to graphics and i hope y'all have patiente with me. The probleme is i don't have so much patiente and lose my temper quickly, that's why i drive myself crazy when it comes to selecting fine lines and edges. Anyway, after playing a little with transparent background and cuting images, i thought i'd try something more "serious". So here's my first attempt at antiquing. I had some trouble with the transparent radial gradient, but this what came out. Thanx for the tut, god bless. I just saw now... is it supposed to get from 13 kB to 145 kB after modifying it?