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As the original poster pointed out in the comments, this can happen if the image has indexed colours, and transparency is not one of the indexed colour values. You can easily tell if your image is indexed, as the titlebar of gimp will contain indexed somewhere past the filename, Also, if your image is indexed, a marker will appear next to the Indexed... ...


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I see you have the image open in Index colour mode (see your Photoshop file toolbar - fb.png @ 582% (Index)). Index colour mode is a low-colour (256 colour) option that can have unexpected effects on your raster graphics. Saving from this colour profile will no doubt perpetuate any problems you are having in the Photoshop file into the exported graphic. Try ...


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For each spot channel you want to get rid of, you can: Ctl/Cmd-Click on the spot channel to load it as a selection Create a new layer and fill the selection with your chosen RGB color Delete the spot channel. Be sure to keep the CMYK composite channel targeted except when deleting spot channels. Transparency is unaffected, but you will have to be ...


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Highlight a spot channel in the Channel Panel. Choose Merge Spot Channel from the Channel Panel Menu Repeat as needed :) This is going to flatten layers. So if you want the transparency back, you should first create an alpha channel of the transparency. Then, after you merge the spot channels, you can load the alpha and apply a layer mask to reinstate the ...


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When you are switch to the move tool- look at the top of your screen- do you have "auto-select" checked? if so, check to see if you have "layer" or "group" chosen, and toggle those to see if you get the results you want. I played around with this a little bit and what is selected seems to vary depending on what options have been chosen.


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I have had some luck "hacking Ikea" for similar projects. For greenscreen-effects, they even have bright green tables :D. This is but one alternative, and you find instructions here, at IkeaHackers With the use of two hampers, this is the result: But here is the real crux: succeeding with this, lighting is alpha and omega. You will need at least three ...


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Usually, what's done in that case is simply to shoot the object against a white backdrop with lighting positioned to control the shadow. Some homebrew examples can be seen at http://www.instructables.com/howto/photo+backdrop/


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Chroma Keying is the use of a backdrop that makes it easier, particularly in video production, to use the "keyed color" as a mask. If you look up "Setting Up a Chroma Key studio" on your favorite search engine you should find a good number of resources, guides, and tips on creating a nice studio space for yourself. The process for still photography is ...


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How about a light box? They are cubes made of some sort of semi-translucent fabric that diffuses the light. You can probably find something like that in your local photography equipment store. Here is one: http://www.ezcube.com/ I made my own, though, out of cardboard and velum paper. And I used plain 100W lights instead of professional ones. Here is a ...


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Here's my take on it, it's a bit complicated but very effective, and can especially be used when you scan a drawing and want to take the pencil tracing from the white background in order to change the color. (Switch the Ctrl for Cmd if you are on Mac.) Make sure your image is flattened first on a white background Select all and copy (ctrl+a, ctrl+c) Go ...


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Your background is too busy (shapes and colors). Try either blurring it a lot or making it black and white. Maybe also reduce the contrast. Also, on both examples you show, the logos have a very faint shadow. When doing your drop shadow, just don't put any distance so it shows from all sides of the type. Make it big and quite transparent. This should do the ...


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The main problem you're having is that both your logo and background are in focus. You need to take the background out of focus; so blur the background image. Also the path/trail in your background image clashes with the white of your logo. Secondly, your logo is a little too obtrusive. Make it a bit smaller to expose more of the background image. Here's ...


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Your experiments are along the correct lines, but there are a couple of steps missing. Take your texture file into Photoshop and desaturate (Ctl-Shift-U) so you won't create color changes when you place it over a background color Add a curves adjustment layer and flatten the curve so that your brightest points are at around mid-way and the black point ...


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Blend modes will give very unexpected results in CMYK if you're used to working with them only in RGB. If the purpose of the PSD is only to provide a transparency mask, why not create a PSD consisting only of the (alpha channel) luminosity values and place that instead? You could create that very quickly with Image > Calculations, using the gray values ...


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It is a Photoshop issue. You can copy and paste from your browser to Powerpoint and even Microsoft word and it will retain transparency all day long. Mac or PC. Again, it is just Adobe doing a piss poor job on supporting usability again.



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