Post Reply 

Changing Background Color

Sep 21, 2013, 23:50
Post: #1
Rainbow Changing Background Color

First time using GIMP. Amazing product! More amazing that it is free. Kudos to all who have invested their time and effort. Following the directions here:

Using, "Color to Alpha," I tried to select the background of my .jpg image. The background is white, the picture (logo) portion is silver. Because of the closeness in color, when I select white, the software selects the entire image to become alpha (transparent).

When I select the color of the picture, silver, I am able to select just the logo portion. How can I take the logo portion, which is now converted to transparent, and give it a black or transparent background, and then return the logo back to its former color silver. The logo is perfect, it is just that I recently switched my site from a white header to a black header and the image has a white background, so that does not look good.

I hope I am being clear. Can anyone help? Effectively, I am doing the opposite of what I want to do.

Newbie to GIMP
Slightly above newbie to image editors
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Retro Games Background snooks 1 86 Jun 13, 2018 21:57
Last Post: paynekj
  No color tim clement 1 96 May 23, 2018 15:26
Last Post: paynekj
  Why is Gimp in gray instead of color? Hard to follow tutorials jjk 1 130 May 12, 2018 06:53
Last Post: paynekj
  Enhancing and changing colour of textures chamferman 1 182 Apr 8, 2018 22:03
Last Post: paynekj
  How do I set the color in the grid filter? beebell 2 181 Mar 18, 2018 15:21
Last Post: paynekj

Forum Jump:

GIMP ForumPortalArchiveContactTermsRSS