Help with a jpeg

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  1. Bulldog VII macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    Hi all

    I have a quick question. I write so many letters that I decided to scan my signature to add to the bottom of the letter.

    Done this no problem, but it's in black & white & I can't seem to save it as another colour (not the incorrect spelling of colour, I'm English!)

    It's saved as a jpeg & opens in preview

    Thanks
     
  2. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    hmm, not sure what you're looking to do. If you want to change the colour of the text you can bring it into Photoshop, convert to CMYK and play the Hue/Saturation (apple+U) sliders to get another colour.

    Or if you're working in Quark you can keep it grayscale and assign a new colour to it in the picture box window.
     
  3. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    sorry I didn't make myself clear. I want to change the signature from black to another colour
     
  4. bluetooth macrumors 6502a

    bluetooth

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    Open it in Illustrator and use the "live trace" feature. Click on "1 colour logo" then click "expand" to create outlines. You will then have a vector that you can change to any colour.

    ie.
     

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  5. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I haven't got illustrator, is that a free download??
     
  6. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    OK, I'll be a bit cheeky, can anyone save the signature for me in a deep purple colour
     

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  7. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a

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    here ya go...and it's a transparent png. so you can use it on any color background you want as well.

    -JE
     

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  8. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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  10. john82 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem with a black text saved as jpg which i want to turn to color.

    i don't have photoshop or anything like that...

    is it possible to do this with basic mac graphic software or do i really have to

    download heavy software just for this small thing?

    thanx in advance for your help!
    Johnny from guitars101
     
  11. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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  12. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    Separated the signature from the background, the added some layer styles to it for fun.
    Saved as png with transparent background.
     

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