I'm hoping someone can help me with this issue I'm struggling with.
I want to remove the white background from an "award" element jpg. There are a couple of words
in the middle between two olive wreaths on the left and right. I tried the Magic Wand but it left too much
outside the marching ants and I find it a real pain to edit it. So, I've elected to user the Pen Tool, which allows
me to select exactly what I want. Ultimately, the goal is to get this logo over a transparent background and
make several different colors of it (black, white, orange).
I pen tooled the wreaths, closed path, and right-clicked inside the path. From the dropdown, I selected
"Make Selection", no Feather Radius, anti-aliased, New Selection. Hit OK. At the bottom of the Laters screen,
I selected "Create Layer Mask". The background in the image around the wreath (I had it on a separate layer),
instantly disappeared, and I was left with just the wreath over transparency. Just what I needed. I then added a
"fx" and selected color overlay and was easily able to change its color.
I then tried it on the three words. I followed the steps exactly as above, but when I added the Layer Mask,
instead of the thumbnail showing up "black" like the two wreaths, it showed up white, and I couldn't therefore
lose the white background. I've tried everything I can think of....
Could someone explain what I need to do, and/or why it's now not working?
Thanks in advance
Can you post an image, including a screenshot of the layers panel so we can see what you are doing.