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How to make a transparent background for logo

May 13, 2011 11:50 AM

I've tried creating a transparent backgound for a logo in Photoshop CS4 in numerous ways such as saving the file as a png and using the magic wand (text resolution was very poor) but neither worked. My logo has text and an image.


Any ideas?



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    May 13, 2011 12:34 PM   in reply to KodaNuka
    ...but neither worked.

    What didn't work?

    Post a screen grab of a 2-Up Save for Web dialog with the settings you are using.

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    May 13, 2011 1:51 PM   in reply to KodaNuka

    Your original is not showing transparency (Is its background layer white?) It should look like this:


    The checkerboard indicates transparent areas in the file.

    Also, if you want to float this over other colors... you may want to choose a different Matte Color than white, or use PNG-24 which supports 8-bit transparency.

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    May 13, 2011 2:37 PM   in reply to KodaNuka

    Go back to Illustrator and copy the artwork. In Photoshop, paste it into a new Transparent file.

    (After copying the art in AI, In PS go File>New> Preset: Clipboard. Background Contents: Transparent)




    If your current TIFF file has the art in its own layer, just turn off the visibility of the white background layer and Save for Web.

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