Simple photoshop alteration - need help with my avatar..

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posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by dmorgan
If you want, here is a cleaned up version (sharper edges etc).



Hi There! I really need some help with something, as I don't have photoshop and well, just don't know how to do it - but I was hoping that someone here with the capability, and knowhow, could take the ATS lettering portion, and render it in green (to go with the avatar) where, outside of the ATS (in green) lettering, it would be completely transparent all around..

I would REALLY appreciate it (and so would others I think) - thanks.

Yes, the grasshopper is caught in a venus flytrap facing the very jaws of death with an apparent serene, knowing smile, unconcerned.


And as I size it (the ATS Logo) down to label size, I need it to have the higher resolution, which I think this logo-pic (quoted) has.

Just the ATS, nothing else, no caption, abovetopsecret.com, no border, in a nice green, with a completely transparent background (including inside the A and the S). I could then place it on the avatar wherever it's the most aesthetically pleasing, and then that would rock ie: I'd be very happy. That's my wish anyway..

Hey, you don't get if you don't ask, right?

Best Regards,


NAM




posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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reply to post by NewAgeMan
 


Photoshop is great. If you're rich.

Use Gimp... Does the same thing. And it's free. If you aren't locked into PS and it's GUI hasn't been infused in your mental pathways, learn gimp and be free.



posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Or Pixlr. It's online, so no need to install, and emulates photoshop very well. I use it when I need to do graphic work on someone else's computer.



posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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Ok, thanks, I'll download and start learning that, but in the meantime if there's anyone who can do what I'm asking really easily, then I'm still open to a special gift..



posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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Like this?




posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:13 PM
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reply to post by goochball
 


OMG YES! Exactly like that! Thanks so much!



posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:13 PM
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Hmmm, I use GIMP fairly regularly.
I've been playing around with the logo, got green letters, but doing it transparent eludes me.

Maybe someone can help me too?

Never mind, you wanted transparent everything else, not the letters.

I still need help myself.
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posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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1. Make a selection from color of letters you wanted to create.
2. Create a new layer and fill with the color you want.
3. Delete the layers below (your original logo in this case)
4. Save as a transparent PNG

Edit: to avoid confusion, update step one from saying just "select"
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posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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Man someone beat me to it. But I did the words, too.



Ahh, and I didn't see the 'no words' part. But there they are anyway. I was bored.
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posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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Except I need it in a jpg to size it..



posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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reply to post by NewAgeMan
 


JPGs aren't transparent. You can still resize a png though.



posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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you an size a gif in paint, im pretty sure though I rarely use it so I may be wrong. gifs are transparent, jps aren't
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posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by goochball
Like this?



I just need this one in a jpg format (I'm also a computer idiot)..



posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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reply to post by RealSpoke
 


Ok let me try again..



posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:25 PM
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If it is jpg then it will have a white square background and not transparent. You have save it as a png if you want to maintain its transparency or gif
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posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 05:53 PM
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Thanks everyone, I've got just what I need, and it turns out that transparent doesn't look as good as green on black. Now just a matter of proper sizing and positioning, and I'm good to go! Thanks again for your help, I appreciate it!

NAM



posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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DONE!


Good to GO!

Thanks.




posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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reply to post by DamTyD
 


Sorry, but I was thinking 'semi-transparent'
I am going to have to figure that one out

Got it!

Layer>Transparency>Colour To Alpha
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posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 06:19 PM
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Green on green, with transparent surroundings doesn't work as good as the green on black I have now, imo, so it's all good. Thanks people, you were very quick to help out and I appreciate it.

As for the avatar, I like not only his apparent knowing, equanimous smile, but the way his antenna protrude beyond the venus flytrap's jaws of certain death!


It can have a number of layers of meaning, a few of which are rather amuzing..

Best Regards,

NAM

P.S. The signature of the Milky Way represents OTOH, a domain of absolute freedom that is so vast it's beyond anyone's psychological "control" or possible manipulation.


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