I'm attempting to make a transparent logo that uses a smoke effect. I used the tutorial found here to do so: Photoshop CS5: Setting a black background to transparent
However, I am having issues as the image continues to have a faint white background, although it's not entirely opaque. I can't figure out how to get rid of this, and I found that if I did the same steps but with the smoke in black, it turned out to have a dark hue to it.
Any suggestions on how I can get rid of this? Even if there is a better means right from the beginning. Below is the image I started with:
Any ideas would be much appreciated!