I made a PNG logo transparent, and when I go to save the new transparent logo in PNG format, the quality has dropped significantly from the original. I have done nothing other than delete the background of the logo, why is this happening in a lossless format? What can I do to fix this or increase the quality of the transparent logo?
OK. The first one is not transparent, and I assume it is a flattened image? So when you "delete the background" you are sill picking up some of the white (gray) in the anti-aliased edge of the text. Do you have an original file (layered) to work from? That has the logo on its own layer? Preferably a Text or Vector layer? This is not a PNG issue.
That is the logo they gave to all of us, so I do not have the source image or anything along those lines. Is there a way I can recreate it on my own? The first one isn't supposed to be transparent, I was attempting to make it transparent (confused about your first sentence).
Not a perfect solution, but once you delete the background from the first one, go Layer > Matting > Defringe (or Remove White Matte. which ever looks best). Then Save For Web as a PNG 24.
But, ideally, you would want to reconstruct it as a vector file separate from a background.
Is there a way I can recreate it on my own?
If you know the font, it should be easy to build. I don't know if the "tr" ligature is a glyph, or if it was made specifically for this logo.
The first one isn't supposed to be transparent, I was attempting to make it transparent
One way is to simply use the B&W image, inverted, as a mask for a solid black layer then export that layer to PNG with transparency.
I think the problem is with how you're making it transparent. Are you using the magic wand, by any chance? If you floated a black layer under your layer with the background deleted, you'll see that you have white fringes around the text and that's what's showing up in Premiere.
What I would do to make your floating text is create a new layer and make it a solid color. Then give it a layer mask and copy the original image into the layer mask and finally invert the layer mask. This should give you perfect edges.
What i did (which is one of many ways) is:
load the selection of the blue channel (ctrl or cmd click on the channel thumbnail) (on this image a selection of the red or green channel works as well)
invert the selection
add a layer mask
apply the layer mask
Layer>Matting>Remove White Matte
(click on the png below to see it as transparent)