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How to change a logo to transparent background for Photoshop?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by WallaceYeung, May 30, 2008.

  1. #1
    hi,
    How to change a logo to transparent background for PhotoShop in a quick way?
    many thanks and rep. add if someone can help me.

    Walllace
    WallaceYeung, May 30, 2008 IP
  2. foreststone

    foreststone Peon

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    #2
    1.built a new file with transparent background
    2.clear the background color of your logo imeage
    3.copy your logo to the new file
    4.save as gif imeage.
    foreststone, May 30, 2008 IP
  3. urbn

    urbn Peon

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    #3
    It can be a gif or png.

    If you do it as gif do what foreststone said but make sure in the 2nd box that is displayed after saving you check the transparancy box.
    urbn, May 30, 2008 IP
  4. MZA

    MZA Peon

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    #4
    If the logo has a solid background, you have to tell Photoshop to make that color transparent. Say the background is black, you can't have any black in the logo itself or it will be transparent. In this case you have to use the lasso tool or similar to cut out the background or you can use the color replace function to replace it with a color not used elsewhere.
    MZA, May 30, 2008 IP
  5. starlord

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    #5
    sent you a pm mate ...

    Starlord
    starlord, May 31, 2008 IP
  6. GTL

    GTL Banned

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    #6
    If the background you want to clear is just one color or a close range of colors then choose the lasso tool, right click your background and click "Color Range", then click the background are you want to clear. You should see in the black and white preview that the background has highlighted. Then click ok, the background should be selected, then click "delete" :)

    If that wasn't too clear check here;

    http://www.cellbio.duke.edu/faculty/klingensmith/Adobe Photoshop 7/Help/1_9_2_6.html

    :)
    GTL, May 31, 2008 IP
  7. Faint

    Faint Active Member

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    #7
    Here is the way I usually do it.
    1) Open the picture you want to change the background color of.
    2) Use the magicwand tool to select all the initial background color, then right click and hit inverse.
    3) Go to Edit > Cut.
    4) Go to File > New. Make sure the background color (contents) is set to transparent. Hit okay. (Photoshop should set the picture size automatically so you don't need to worry about this.)
    5) Go to Edit > Paste.
    6) Save as either a png or gif.

    Good luck. :)
    Faint, May 31, 2008 IP
  8. Xavier_3D

    Xavier_3D Active Member

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    #8
    Aan How about Simply by using the Magic Eraser. Set a Lower tolerance level, and click on the BG. Thats iT!
    Xavier_3D, Jun 2, 2008 IP
  9. Sensei.Design

    Sensei.Design Notable Member

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    #9
    this only works if your not planing to use it on a dark background
    Sensei.Design, Jun 3, 2008 IP
  10. Xavier_3D

    Xavier_3D Active Member

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    Not necessarily dude. It works flawless on every BG I have chosen. Depends on the tolerance, I know you may be pointing out the blurred edges but those can be overcome very easily.
    Xavier_3D, Jun 6, 2008 IP
  11. w0lfenst1en

    w0lfenst1en Active Member

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    #11
    yeaa save it as gif it is the only way

    jpg flatten the image and make the background white unlike gif
    w0lfenst1en, Jun 7, 2008 IP
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    HPA Well-Known Member

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    #12
    Save it as a gif or png image.

    However if the image is "semi-transparent", from any part, it's likely that you mess it up by saving it as gif, because it will add a solid background color (white or black) to the semi transparent area of your image.
    So if you have semi-transparency, you can save the file as png.

    Cheers!
    HPA, Jun 7, 2008 IP
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    tickey Active Member

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    #14
    if your background is the same color you can use
    magic wand click it
    and
    select->invert
    and
    edit ->copy
    and
    file->New (transparency)
    and
    edit plaste
    and
    save to gif format
    memfish, Jun 16, 2008 IP
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    #15
    Being a control freak, I usually do extractions manually with the pen tool or the magnetic lasso tool. But what the previous posters said works too. Magic wand tool works best for logos with solid colors. That's the quickest way IMO as long as the image has clear color boundaries.
    jssc, Jun 16, 2008 IP
  16. Waqar Akram

    Waqar Akram Active Member

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    #16
    I am NOt Able to get it please can anyone help me with this , Please
    Waqar Akram, May 12, 2013 IP
  17. Jignesh Khatri

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    #17
    • Open new file with transparent background
    • Open your logo
    • Drag that logo on the transparent background
    • Make necessary changes to the logo if you want to enhance it
    • Click on File > Save for web... (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S)
    • Choose gif or png format
    • Save
    Jignesh Khatri, May 15, 2013 IP
  18. shoogsx

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    #18
    i have a great program called "topaz labs re-mask" that can easily take out the logo
    and makes it transparent. you just mark the logo and it does all the work.
    if you need just one logo i'll be happy to help you out, let me know.
    shoogsx, May 15, 2013 IP
  19. onlineworkers

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    #19
    Open your logo in photoshop
    take magic wand tool and select the background which you want to erase.
    take brackground eraser tool(right click on eraser tool) and erase anywhere slightly on the selected area of magic wand tool
    now press del on the keyboard.
    Only logo remains and the background becomes transparent.
    save it
    onlineworkers, Jun 4, 2013 IP
  20. Kishangopal

    Kishangopal Greenhorn

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    #20
    You can open logo in photoshop and remove background of logo outside. You can decrease opacity of logo and use wherever.
    Kishangopal, Jun 5, 2013 IP