How do I crop a logo cleanly from a white background and export it as a layer for use in another pro

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by apples, Jul 6, 2004.

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    apples Guest

    Okay, so I'm wracking my brain over this one. I simply want to clip out and
    transpose a corporate logo over another scene, but no matter what approach I
    take the edge seems to be rough and pixelated. There must be a simple
    solution. Thanks for taking the time to read this email, and if you have
    any advice - I'll be forever in your debt.

    Ben
     
    apples, Jul 6, 2004
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    n8 skow Guest

    Ask the company for a high-rez copy of the logo?

    n8
     
    n8 skow, Jul 6, 2004
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    arrooke Guest

    Okay, so I'm wracking my brain over this one. I simply want to clip out
    and
    If you have selected good sharp straight lines it should be OK. You should
    be able to drag the selection to your second image [alt & drag to copy].
    That leaves resolution. Is the resolution of both images the same? Are you
    viewing the image at 100% on screen? If you are viewing less than or greater
    than 100%, this could give you jaggies. How does it print? If it prints OK
    don't worry about it. If it prints with jaggies, you have a resolution
    problem. For home use inkjets you should be at least 150 ppi. From that
    starting point go higher as printer quality improves - to 300 ppi for
    professional use. If you have black & white line copy or greyscale, your
    starting point should be 600 ppi.

    Note: ppi (pixels) is screen resolution = dpi (dots) is printer resolution.

    Keith.
     
    arrooke, Jul 6, 2004
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  4. At least since version 7, PS has got a Extract filter which will isolate
    whatever you need isolating from its background. Extract the logo from its
    original background and paste whatever you get into the new file.

    Of course, the manual has info on how to use this filter.
     
    Branko Vukelic, Jul 6, 2004
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    jrzyguy Guest

    I do this one all the time at work. If it is a public company...search their
    web site and go to investor information or corporate information section of
    their site and try to find a PDF version of their annual report.. (hopefully
    they will either have a high res or vector version of the logo their).

    Save the PDF file to your HD....and the there are two ways to extract it.

    1st...you can use photoshops File/Automate/multi-page PDF to PSD. Check out
    the setting there...make sure you are in rgb (it defaults to
    greyscale)...and up your resolution. (and make sure you have ONLY the page
    you want selected). It saves your psd where you told it too..but will close
    out...so go to most recent and open it that way (fast)...and then you should
    have decent file to work with.

    #2 if you have access to corel draw 11 (earlier versions are a bit
    trickier), and i assume Illustrator can do this. You can just do a file
    open on that PDF file (again...it will ask you to select a specific
    page)....and boom...you have the whole page as vector and text. You can
    then just get rid of everything you do not need.. and then marquee the logo
    and export it as a jpg, png...or whatever.

    hope this helpsIf you can open up a PDF in a vector program you should be
    able to export at a very high resolution...and therefore not get the
    "jaggies"

    Let me know if this helps.

    jj
     
    jrzyguy, Jul 7, 2004
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    jrzyguy Guest

    Just checked....you can do the same thing in illustrator (i thought so).

    One more IMPORTANT note tho...99.9% of the time you will get an warning
    message from either vector program about subbing fonts....you typicaly dont
    have to worry about this cuz the logo has been converted to curves and is no
    longer a font
     
    jrzyguy, Jul 8, 2004
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    Mr. Clean Guest

    Another good source of vectorized logos is:

    http://www.brandsoftheworld.com

    They have thousands of vectorized company and product logos.
     
    Mr. Clean, Jul 8, 2004
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    jrzyguy Guest

    wow! great site! i will definitely be checking this one out more while at
    work.

    thanks
     
    jrzyguy, Jul 8, 2004
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