RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Technique > Image Help
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Image Help Got a problem image? Don't know where to begin? Upload images and ask our users what they think or if they can help

Challenged Newbie Needs Photo Manipulation Help.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-19-2005, 02:33 PM
torrey_james torrey_james is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1
Question Challenged Newbie Needs Photo Manipulation Help.

[FONT=Arial]Hello...
My name is torrey james, and I am a "Newbie" to this group and PhotoShop6.
I just built a website, minus keywords and search engine submission, etc....
I made some colored smoke for it by following a tutorial that guided you step by step. It's the easyist way for me to learn. If you look at my home page -- www.rasdawg.com --- you will see my logo. What I need to do with it is to remove the background color entirely, leaving the image without any color or shading around it, just blank. Can anyone help me with this one? torrey.[/
FONT]
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 03-19-2005, 03:03 PM
Swampy's Avatar
Swampy Swampy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Swamps of Florida
Posts: 4,418
Torry,

Make a duplicate layer then turn the background layer off (click the eyeball)

On the duplicate layer use the magic wand tool (keyboard shortcut W) and, while holding down the shift key, select all the black background areas. Then go to Selection->Modify->Contract and set for 1 pixel. This will leave a black outline around the character. Hit the delete key. Bidda Bang..transparent background. At this point you can delete the original "Background" and save with a new file name.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg See-Through.jpg (40.8 KB, 16 views)

Last edited by Swampy; 03-19-2005 at 03:31 PM.
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 03-19-2005, 03:18 PM
Gary Richardson's Avatar
Gary Richardson Gary Richardson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Yorkshire, England
Posts: 2,717
Hi Torrey, if your logo is on its own layer, then just Ctrl+click on that layer to select it, then you can paste it to wherever you want.

if however the whole thing, logo and background is one layer, then you have to remove the background from the image.

I did this by first duplicating the image of the logo. Then I looked at the channels to find which one had most contrast to make a good mask. I chose the red channel, and copied it to an alpha channel. Then I applied levels to this to exagerate the contrast, then used dodge and burn tools to make a black/white mask of your logo.

Now ctrl+click on alpha channel to select logo, inverse selection to select background. Now click on duplicate background layer to make it active, then edit-cut to remove background from logo.

You now have a background and a layer with just logo on it. Made background active and painted white. Saved as a Tiff file or any file type that supports layers.

Now to apply logo to anything, just ctrl click on logo layer, then edit-copy, to load to clipboard, you can now paste the logo onto any other document or image you wish.

Hope this answers your question.

Find attached 2 images, 1 is logo on white background as described above.
2 is logo applied to image.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg raslogo.jpg (98.1 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg Shade plus logo.jpg (74.7 KB, 12 views)
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Technique > Image Help


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Photo Restoration & Manipulation Services On-Line Artsiom Classifieds 1 06-16-2007 02:57 PM
Anyone up for a Photo Manipulation contest? ScubaMargie Your Website 0 03-31-2007 06:10 AM
Photo Restoration & Manipulation Expert looking for freelance job Artsiom Classifieds 0 01-11-2006 12:30 AM
What constitutes a photo manipulation? emarts Photo Compositing 20 11-09-2005 10:06 PM
Photo Restoration & Manipulation Experts Needed... Emy Classifieds 22 11-02-2005 02:38 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved