+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14
How do you do....it? Thread, Photoshop help! in Technical; Apologies, could be the wrong forum. I need some technical help with Photoshop. It might be this is not possible ...
  1. #1
    JPS
    JPS is offline
    JPS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Chelmsford
    Posts
    293
    Thank Post
    91
    Thanked 44 Times in 40 Posts
    Rep Power
    11

    Photoshop help!

    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.

  2. #2
    cromertech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cromer by the coast
    Posts
    731
    Thank Post
    177
    Thanked 109 Times in 97 Posts
    Rep Power
    53
    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?

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    61
    Thank Post
    12
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    8
    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?

  4. Thanks to iMash from:

    JPS (8th April 2011)

  5. #4
    JPS
    JPS is offline
    JPS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Chelmsford
    Posts
    293
    Thank Post
    91
    Thanked 44 Times in 40 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    logo_sir_john_cass.gif

    Here is the image.

    Thanks for your help

  6. #5
    cromertech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cromer by the coast
    Posts
    731
    Thank Post
    177
    Thanked 109 Times in 97 Posts
    Rep Power
    53
    Tolerance of 2 gave this...

    logo_sir_john_cass.gif

    Do you think it will suffice?

    edit the background is transparent

  7. Thanks to cromertech from:

    JPS (8th April 2011)

  8. #6
    cromertech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cromer by the coast
    Posts
    731
    Thank Post
    177
    Thanked 109 Times in 97 Posts
    Rep Power
    53
    Or this with red needs a bit of touching up on some of the small letters

    logo_sir_john_cass-red.gif

  9. Thanks to cromertech from:

    JPS (8th April 2011)

  10. #7
    JPS
    JPS is offline
    JPS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Chelmsford
    Posts
    293
    Thank Post
    91
    Thanked 44 Times in 40 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Thats superb Matt, really appreciate your time on this.

    *Hands @matt an edubeer*

  11. #8

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,182
    Thank Post
    1,285
    Thanked 1,029 Times in 729 Posts
    Rep Power
    658
    Quote Originally Posted by cromertech View Post
    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?
    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)

  12. #9
    capncrunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    118
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 10 Times in 8 Posts
    Rep Power
    12
    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.

  13. #10

    SYSMAN_MK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,978
    Thank Post
    484
    Thanked 1,330 Times in 721 Posts
    Rep Power
    425
    You'll be needing something like this


  14. Thanks to SYSMAN_MK from:

    JPS (11th April 2011)

  15. #11
    JPS
    JPS is offline
    JPS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Chelmsford
    Posts
    293
    Thank Post
    91
    Thanked 44 Times in 40 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Thanks very much @SYSMAN_MK . Much appreciated.

  16. #12

    SYSMAN_MK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,978
    Thank Post
    484
    Thanked 1,330 Times in 721 Posts
    Rep Power
    425
    Have a transparent vector version if you want it.

  17. #13
    JPS
    JPS is offline
    JPS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Chelmsford
    Posts
    293
    Thank Post
    91
    Thanked 44 Times in 40 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Have a transparent vector version if you want it.
    That would be great. Really grateful @SYSMAN_MK

    Have just donated.
    Last edited by JPS; 11th April 2011 at 01:31 PM.

  18. Thanks to JPS from:

    SYSMAN_MK (11th April 2011)

  19. #14

    SYSMAN_MK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    3,978
    Thank Post
    484
    Thanked 1,330 Times in 721 Posts
    Rep Power
    425
    Quote Originally Posted by JPS View Post
    That would be great. Really grateful @SYSMAN_MK

    Have just donated.
    Many thanks for that

    Here is the EPS.

    Cheers
    Attached Files Attached Files

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop Extended CS4
    By grinch in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15th November 2010, 11:07 AM
  2. Some Photoshop help.
    By Lewys in forum Graphics Requests
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17th May 2010, 10:57 AM
  3. Photoshop Licencing
    By Hightower in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13th January 2010, 05:45 PM
  4. [Website] This has got to be a photoshop job....
    By mattx in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12th September 2009, 06:07 PM
  5. photoshop vectors
    By PEO in forum Web Development
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 4th February 2009, 10:42 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •