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Removing background and seperating main logo from words

Jun 18, 2014, 19:39
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Removing background and seperating main logo from words
Hi everyone,

I'm looking to make a variation/parody of the "Sons of Anarchy" logo. I pulled off a version of the image, but It has text above and below and a black background which I wish to remove. I just want the skull by itself. I did a search in the tutorial, but the tools they refer to are from 2002 and the guide is massively obselete!

What's the easiest way to do this?
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Jun 18, 2014, 20:36 (This post was last modified: Jun 18, 2014 20:38 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Removing background and seperating main logo from words
Clean and easy background removal is explained here. However, Color-to-alpha works best to remove white than to remove black, so use Color>Invert to make the image black on white (the blood will turn blue), apply the method, and then invert the colors again.

To remove the letters just use the eraser (after removing the selection used in C2A).

Result, on a new background:

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The original is here.

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Jun 25, 2014, 23:17
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RE: Removing background and seperating main logo from words
Thanks for that!

(Jun 18, 2014 20:36)ofnuts Wrote:  Clean and easy background removal is explained here. However, Color-to-alpha works best to remove white than to remove black, so use Color>Invert to make the image black on white (the blood will turn blue), apply the method, and then invert the colors again.

To remove the letters just use the eraser (after removing the selection used in C2A).

Result, on a new background:



The original is here.
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Jun 26, 2014, 19:56
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RE: Removing background and seperating main logo from words
... and Is there a way I can stretch out the or increase the size of the transparent background bit without affecting the size of the image itself?
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Jun 26, 2014, 22:08
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RE: Removing background and seperating main logo from words
Image>Canvas size and tell it to resize layers (this will just fill the margins with transparency)

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