Logo I'm working with is a drawing of hands holding a heart. Drawing is open at the wrists, so cutting it out is not an option. How can I make the logo itself (which is red and white) show, and the background transparent--as if it was printed on clear plastic?I have some jpeg files, and I want to be able to use this in word as well as CS6. I do not have the original artwork.

  • What application are you using?? "CS6" includes more than 20 applications.
    – Scott
    Jan 23, 2015 at 16:27
  • I've tried it in Illustrator and In Photoshop
    – Kathy
    Jan 23, 2015 at 16:32
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    For jpgs you should use Photoshop. There are a number of questions here already covering background removal: CLICK HERE
    – Scott
    Jan 23, 2015 at 16:45

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Some programs allow to set the transparency of an image after importing (InDesign, Illstrator, ...) - this is the easy way.

If your software does not, try this: Open in Photoshop, double click on the Background-Layer (to make it a 'normal' layer), set the transparency and save it as .png file. JPG does not support transparency.

  • When I do that--lower the opacity to, say 50%--the entire logo goes gray--I don't just lose the white background, I lose the whole thing.
    – Kathy
    Jan 23, 2015 at 16:42
  • I think I got your question wrong. Go with Scott's comment to your question.
    – Rockbot
    Jan 23, 2015 at 16:49

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