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Logo Help

Feb 9, 2011, 01:49
Post: #1
Logo Help
Hi Friends,

I need help with a little project... I have a color logo on a white background that I need to be a white logo on a transparent background so I can layer it over color. I have tried a number of approaches as this seems like it should be dead simple, but I can't seem to figure it out.

Logo is attached for reference.

Thanks,
RYO


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Feb 9, 2011, 02:10
Post: #2
RE: Logo Help
Hi RYO,

Check out the following thread that explains how to remove the background: Removing the background of an image

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Feb 9, 2011, 17:16 (This post was last modified: Feb 9, 2011 17:16 by IAMRYO.)
Post: #3
RE: Logo Help
Einherjar,

Thanks for the link, that definitely helped me out and was extremely easy. Now I'm stuck on making the logo white. I've tried inverting colors and playing around with hues, contrast, etc...

I can tell I'm doing it wrong, but can't figure out how to proceed.

Thanks,
RYO


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Feb 9, 2011, 19:24
Post: #4
RE: Logo Help
Windows -> Dockable Dialogs -> Layers
Check 'Lock alpha channel' box for the layer

Select you logo with 'Rectangle select tool'

Bucket fill the selection white (transparency won't be affected)
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Feb 9, 2011, 22:29
Post: #5
RE: Logo Help
Alright, so close... One more thing:

The logo is now white on transparent, but the white portion is semi-transparent... I can't seem to get it completely opaque. Any help on this will be a life-saver.

RYO


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Feb 10, 2011, 17:17
Post: #6
RE: Logo Help
Wow. Thank you.

Here is my favorite plugin:
whitebalance
http://registry.gimp.org/node/72

It won't work on masks, but still...
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Feb 10, 2011, 17:47
Post: #7
RE: Logo Help
ofnuts,

Thanks for the help! Half of what you said is Greek to me, but I will try to follow your instructions and ask more questions if needed.

I wish I had a better original to work with... Our marketing department is a joke. I had to do a Google images search just to get something to work with Sad
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Feb 10, 2011, 18:36
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RE: Logo Help
Haha, yeah I actually went back after saying that and found a much larger one too. I think originally I was searching more for the result I'm looking for and had entered all sorts of wacky search terms, excluding some better ones to start with.

So now I have a new original and I'm starting from scratch. I've added an alpha channel, then a mask:
Layer -> Mask -> Add Layer Mask -> Layer's Alpha Channel

Then I tried White balance and it worked on the text, but not the logo. How can I get the logo to go from the color it is with semi-transparency to black, then white?


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