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I need some technical help with Photoshop. It might be this is not possible ...
8th April 2011, 12:26 PM #1
Apologies, could be the wrong forum.
I need some technical help with Photoshop. It might be this is not possible but I thought it was worth asking.
I am re-designing our school desktop and I want our school logo to feature, however I only have it with a white background and my desktop is going to be a red(ish) colour. Unfortunately it isnt a really simple image that I could get away with using a steady hand and a paintbrush, so I was wondering if there was a way of either easily turning the white background into red or whether the image could have a transparent background?
Any suggestions will be gratefully received.
8th April 2011, 12:35 PM #2
the magic wand select tool could do it. You might need to play with the tolerances a bit. Is it possible for you to post the image so I can see whether this method might work or not?
8th April 2011, 12:36 PM #3
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You mean the logo has a white background and your placing it onto another "layer" that is red?
If so you need the smart select tool, the one that looks like a magic wand and select all of the white then just delete the selected area (I think just pressing the delete key will do that).
That should remove the white area from that layer and leave the red area below showing through.
You might need to clean the edges up a bit with the blur tool after so that they aren't so jagged.
Hope that helps?
8th April 2011, 12:37 PM #4
Here is the image.
Thanks for your help
8th April 2011, 12:56 PM #5
Tolerance of 2 gave this...
Do you think it will suffice?
edit the background is transparent
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8th April 2011, 12:59 PM #6
Or this with red needs a bit of touching up on some of the small letters
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8th April 2011, 01:09 PM #7
Thats superb Matt, really appreciate your time on this.
*Hands @matt an edubeer*
8th April 2011, 01:12 PM #8
Just to add to this for future reference, I find that the "feather selection" tool (set to a value appropriate to the size of the image, would have to be 1px on an image that small) works a treat on complex images for removing much of the garbage pixels the wand misses (I wouldn't advise using it on such small text though)
Originally Posted by cromertech
8th April 2011, 01:43 PM #9
If I want a really accurate selection I use the pen tool to outline the object then change it to a selection then cut/delete where nessecary. The pen tool is fiddly to get used to and takes quite a bit of time to cut out an object but it allows a perfect cut out of an object.
9th April 2011, 12:08 AM #10
You'll be needing something like this
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11th April 2011, 11:27 AM #11
Thanks very much @SYSMAN_MK . Much appreciated.
11th April 2011, 11:50 AM #12
Have a transparent vector version if you want it.
11th April 2011, 02:26 PM #13
That would be great. Really grateful @SYSMAN_MK
Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK
Have just donated.
Last edited by JPS; 11th April 2011 at 02:31 PM.
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11th April 2011, 05:04 PM #14
Many thanks for that
Originally Posted by JPS
Here is the EPS.
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