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Alex DeJesus 494 posts
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Where is the color keyer effect in Photoshop?

May 27, 2012 3:55 PM

Tags: #color #key

I'm trying to remove a white background from a logo image.

 
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    May 27, 2012 8:54 PM   in reply to Alex DeJesus

    How you do it, depends on if you have white in your foreground image. Generally using the blend modes is the quickest. The main three to remember is multiply, screen and overlay. Try them out on your image and see what happens. Make sure you have another layer below your image so you can see whats happening.

     
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    May 27, 2012 9:08 PM   in reply to Alex DeJesus

    When you say 'color keyer' are you talking about video or a still image?

     
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    May 27, 2012 10:38 PM   in reply to Alex DeJesus

    Blend modes will work with video. The closest thing to color keying in photoshop is Select > Color Range. Use the select drop down and select highlights.

     
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    May 28, 2012 3:13 AM   in reply to Silkrooster

    Peroplus, you said you are a video guy, but have still not said if it is video you are working on.  If it is a still image, then are numerous ways to make the selection.  Logos thend to be graphic in nature, and respond well to being selected with the Pen tool.  Otherwise, the best method will depend on what version of Photoshop you are using.  If CS5 or later, then the Quick Selection tool followed by the Refine Edge takes some beating in lots of situations.

     

    But if you want a decent meaningful answer, for goodness sake give more information

     

    Video or still?

    Version of Photoshop?

    Do you want a transparent background, and what is your end use of the resulting graphic?

    Upload an image of the Logo.

     
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