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Old 03-16-2013, 10:26 PM
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photo editing

I am trying to edit my website some, and my logo has a white background. can anyone get rid of that for me and email me back a version with a transparent background? i have zero clue what i'm doing when it comes to image editing and no software to do it either. or recommend me a free app that will do it on a mac. thanks
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:22 AM
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Do you have an original format that the logo was made in? I went to look at the larger version you have on your home page, and well it is in JPG format, which uses lossy compression, which means you never get original full detail back.

What do you have for image editing? Here are 3 free ones for Windows, from basic but easy, to more complex, but also more to learn.

Paint.Net (not to be confused with MS Paint built in, it is surprising a decent starter program)
MS Expression Design 4 Pretty basic, but free
Gimp This is for more than Windows, this gets closer along the lines of complexity as Photoshop, but free. There is a lot bigger learning curve.

Hopefully you are not like my cousin, who does all his graphical design in MS Word (I'm not joking, he just a month ago started learning Photoshop)

Anyhow, the larger, closer to more original (if not original) of the logo, the better. TBH, making transparency of the current ones on the site, will be quite noticeable as such.

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:27 AM
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I struggled with Gimp (isn't that a scene in Pulp Fiction?) but Photoshop Elements is dirt cheap, like $80 at Costco. The advantage to PS Elements is that the interface is similar to the full version so for most of what you'll want to do you can find a free tutorial online.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:32 AM
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inkscape is a program i use. im new to editing and all that so there is some stuff that is over my head but its like a free photoshop i guess....not sure if it works with mac
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:01 AM
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all I have is the .jpg, now the people that did my vehicle magnets and shirts have taken that and vectored so it doesn't look too bad. however i can't get those files, neither place will send them to me.

I think it'd probably be ok for as small as the logo is gonna be on website, just need to get that white background outta there. I have a mac, i'll see if any of those programs work on it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:34 AM
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if you want to send it to me I will give it a try jschultznorth@gmx.com
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:07 PM
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I don't see any reason to try to clean that up, as you're not going to get what you want by trying to roll back a jpg that has drop shadows and the reflection. You can recreate that in as much time as you'll spend trying to clean it up as it's not really artwork, in the graphic design process sense. Those are standard elements put together (outlined font and two shapes with a gradient fill).
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:12 PM
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PS Elements is a good suggestion (now that I have full CS6, I tend to forget about that one) that will work on the Mac.

I agree with Tony, in the amount of time that it would take to 'clean up' the JPG version, you could get it recreated. The level of exact match you want (in terms of color shades etc) would determine that more.

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Old 03-17-2013, 03:40 PM
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What is your website address? Send me your logo and I will run it through photoshop and get it the way you want it. sandsforce665@yahoo.com
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:51 PM
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Www.cutsup.com. Thanks man!
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