Creating a Transparency Background for a Logo
Hello Photoshop Friends and Gurus,
I am fairly new to the CS2 Psd world and lovin it! Using a Mac OS X 10.3.9 1.33GHz Power-book G4.
Currently a client has asked for me to fix the logo that I created for him to have a transparent background. As you know after flattening the final image in Photoshop converting to a jpg, the background is white by default. With designs that require see through graphics such as open circles, half domes etc...What is a new user to do?
A simple step by step proceed ure is most appreciated. Please advise.
thanks from the bottom of my heart!!
you need to save as GIF or PNG, not JPEG i believe to get transparent backgrounds
Use gif for web, and PNG-24 works really well for MS Office documents (MS Word, PPT, etc.). There is much better transparency support on PNG, but web support of this format is NOT good.
Hopefully you saved your unflattened logo as a PSD.
You should have, in fact, given him a flattened gif for a rasterized line-art or a 1 or 2 colour logo job. Jpegs are bad, bad, bad at sharp lines. Your logo, as a jpeg (provided it has no photographic elements), is probably both larger in size and blurrier than a gif would be.
right back at ya Spencer and Phil!!!
What a simple solution and great tips. Thanks for your prompt support!!