3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2014 7:02 PM by Curt Y

    Convert 3rd party logo to black & white + transparent background

    gooberHead

      Sites like WePay.com or UnBounce.com have a horizontal band where they show their partners' logos. The logos have been converted to black and white and have a transparent background. How did they do this?

       

      The black and white conversion I figured out; I simply pull up the saturation popup and move the slider all the way to the left.

       

      But I can't figure out how to create the transparent background. If the source logo (screen-grabbed from the partners website) has a white background, for example, I know I can use the magic wand, select the whiteness, and click delete and a transparent background remains. This works -- but not cleanly. There are still rough edges around the letters in the logo. I can't figure out for the life of me what to do. I see countless other sites using this technique with no problem (see sites above). But I can't seem to figure it out.

       

      FWIW: This is my first day using PhotoShop. I'm using the trial.

       

      I attached a screenshot from unbounce.comthat shows the approach when it's done properly.

       

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