I'm running into a very frustrating issue. I have a logo element that the client specifically asked for: a hand-painted circle. So I painted the circle, scanned it, did an image trace to vectorize it, and it looks great. On a white background. But with a different color background, the image presents some problems.
Case (left: looks great on white; right: not so great...):
I tried (a million different things, including) using the 'Multiply' blending option to make the white transparent. Which works(ish), except on dark backgrounds (due to the darkening effect of Multiply, which just makes it disappear on black).
Case (left: logo element doesn't show enough on darker backgrounds; right: doesn't show at all on black background):
Any suggestions on how to get the messy white out of the original logo without making it look chunky and choppy or compromising the color of the logo (i.e., the same appearance as on the white background, but on any different color background)? Obviously this will be part of a logo, so it is necessary that it be versatile in its placement on websites, stationery, etc.