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  • Mark Rounding

    August 31, 2006 at 4:04 pm

    Hey Calves,

    I’m trying to eliminate a white background on a jpeg logo.
    How do I select the color and eliminate all white totally to have the background transparent? I don’t have access to the original graphic.

    Really dumb, huh?


  • David Braswell

    August 31, 2006 at 9:12 pm

    Select–>Color Range, then select the white. Delete the white. Layer–>Matting–>Remove White Matte to clean up edges. That’s the down and dirty way.

    For best results, bezier pen the logo out. Cut into the edges a little and you shouldn’t have white fringes around them.

  • Doug Graham

    September 17, 2006 at 3:04 am

    1. Use the Magic Wand tool to select all the white areas. (set the tolerance level higher or lower to get all of the white, but nothing of the parts you want to keep).

    2. Use Select/Invert Selection.

    3. CTRL+C to copy the selection.

    4. Open a new image with a transparent background.

    5. CTRL+V to paste the data into the new image.

    Doug Graham

  • Andrea Jones

    September 21, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Oy vey! I just tried this and it was like drinking water… EAAAAAAASY!!! Thank you soooooooooo much! This was an answer sent from Jesus!!

    Thanks, Mav!!

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