Need help changing the background of an image

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Post » Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:44 am

I recently tried to change the background colour of a logo I created a couple years ago, only to find out it isn't an easy process due to having lost the original Photoshop files with layers.

Is there anyone out there who is a more talented artist than I'm and could help me turn the background from white to gray without sacrificing the whites anyhwere else?

Here's the picture:



And here's what it's supposed to look like (minus the weird white borders)

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Post » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:36 am



Sorry dude, but your logo has bad quality and is way to detailed to be rescued in a good quality without loosing lots of details.
Tried to get the inside of the squirrel free, using some transparencies, but thats just semi-good i guess.
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Post » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:28 am

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Post » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:04 am

so he actually wants this shadows? :-D
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Post » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:48 pm

Yea. I do.

Thing is, the pic Fidasx posted has the ferret's fill colour in gray. I could get there myself, since it only requires one to replace white with gray. What I would like to have is a gray background with the ferret's fill colour remaining the way it is.

Just thought it would be a nice contrast to a gray background. It seems very difficult to pull off though.

In essence, it should look just like that second pic I posted. Only without the white borders around the shadow areas and the whiskers changed to black. The later I can do myself, the former is hard though.Blinx1232014-01-03 14:54:42
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Post » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:40 pm

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Post » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:47 pm

Awesome! Many thanks. This is exactly what I wanted.

The paw symbol should also retain the white highlights (forgot to mention that) and the right ear (those few pixels on the outmost top of the ferret's head) is grayed in that image. But it's only a few pixels, so I can change this on my own.

Care to post a little tutorial on how you did it? I'm sure I'm not the only one running into this sort of problem.
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Post » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:31 pm

first manually drew a selection on your first image , with the desired white colors, trying to stay as much within the black outlines as possible, and copied that to sepeprate transparent image.

(was bit of haste job, henche the missing pixels lol)

This gave me the ferret with inner colors of your desired final result.

I think I then did the same fidasx did (masked original image with white background to remove white background), but then copy pasted the first image I made over that, keeping it within the black lines, retaining all the nice shadow effects from the masked image.

2 minutes

Its a bit of a bastards approach :) but worked smooth
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Post » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:29 pm

Nice. Thanks for the quick tutorial.
I still don't really understand the masking bit, unfortunately.

Like I just decided to add some more words (the logo will actually represent my small video game brand, in case someone is wondering what this is about). How would I mask these with the same gray background from before?



Sorry to be that bothersome. Image editing just isn't my kind of thing (yet), hence I still need to learn a lot.

EDIT: I tried masking it and ended up with translucent letters. Obviously doing something wrong. Blinx1232014-01-03 20:50:27
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Post » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:57 pm

I use an option called create mask from source by source luminance, and i invert the mask data.

I think in your last method, you only needed to invert the mask data.

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