Transparency Issue

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by adam1979, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. adam1979 macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2010
    I'm working on a logo for my band. I scanned one drawing of the the band name, and another of the logo. I want to put the words over the logo. Is there a way make the background of the image with the words transparent, so when I paste it over the logo, just the words show up? I scanned them in just black and white, so if there is a way to make the background color transparent for a paste, it would only be one color (white). Also, I'm using the free "Paintbrush" application; I don't have the money, or the need, for an expensive program. Does anyone know how to do this?

  2. eponym macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    You can download Photoshop for free for 30 days.

    I recommend you do that. It will make this a lot easier. ;)
  3. usclaneyj macrumors regular

    May 1, 2005
    Eponym has a point.

    You say you don't have a need for a high end graphics program, and I don't disagree that generally you may not. However, in this instance, you *do* have a need for one.

    With photoshop, you can accomplish this task in a huge variety of ways:

    You could put the two images on different layers and set the top layer to Multiply.

    You could also user the Layer Effects > Blending Options > "Blend if..." sliders to knock out the white bg on the overlaid images.

    You could use the magic wand to select the area you don't want, and then delete it.

    The list goes on and on.
  4. vizfxman macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010
    Los Angeles

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