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Johnny5 [Avatar]
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Trying to convert existing Logo to have a transparent background. The Logo only consists of 3 colours. Black for text, Red for simplr sketch and remaining 80% is a White background.

My limited knowledge of PhotoDirector means that my selections overrun the bounderies or edges, hence requiring pain staking, time consuming and ultimately unsuccessful manual adjustments to follow the edges. Even then, they end up not being straight nor following the curves properly.

There must be an easier way? (I hope :-)

I can think of a solution, a super easy one, but don't know if / where there's a program that has a function like a FILL color but instead set to be clear?
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tomasc [Avatar]
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You did not say what image format your logo is in. You can remove the white background using the Edit/Background Removal tools to make that transparent. Afterward export your work as a png file to keep the transparency.
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Johnny5 [Avatar]
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Quote You did not say what image format your logo is in. You can remove the white background using the Edit/Background Removal tools to make that transparent. Afterward export your work as a png file to keep the transparency.


Hello again and thanks again for your help!

It's a JPG. I tried with the Background Removal tool, but the edges end up very jagged. Being a novice I thought I was doing it the wrong way or missing something. I guess not.

Again, thanks muchly.
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I just tried it with this attached Holly Logo: I don't see a tolerance adjustment with a magic wand like I do with Gimp or PaintNet. It does seem to take a while to do.
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AlanB [Avatar]
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Is there a simple way to make a colour transparent. i.e. make the colour white, transparent, to get rid of a white background?

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Hi,

I used layer editing with mask to add the logo JPG file and make the white part transparent.

Please check attached video.

Hope this help to solve the problem.
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Hello Johnny5 & all contributors,

There are some excellent suggestions in this thread in answer to the OP's question.

hijack's use of the Layers module in PhD is certainly the best option available in PhD10. In my view, this is one of the most useful recent improvements in PhD.

This screen capture (unfortunately recorded & produced on a less-than-adequate laptop) shows the basic steps making the background transparent, exporting as .PNG & applying the logo in PDR.



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