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making one color transparent
making one color transparent
by Mark Rounding on Aug 31, 2006 at 4:04:11 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?


Re: making one color transparent
by maverick13 on Aug 31, 2006 at 9:12:10 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.

Re: making one color transparent
by Andrea Jones on Sep 21, 2015 at 8:04:30 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!!

Re: making one color transparent
by Doug Graham on Sep 17, 2006 at 3:04:37 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