I need help.

How do I outline the design in solid black and solid white, not grainy half black and white and the black overflowing into the white?

Original image on right; attempt on left, but didn't turn out as solid colours in distinct areas (Used Photoshop filter)

Image Logo Design

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    To be honest, you might be best off manually tracing it# Aug 25, 2016 at 9:51

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There isn't enough contrast in the source image to easily achieve what you are looking for, but there are a couple of things that can improve your result:

  • Choose one particular channel (the one with the best contrast) and make your mono image form that.
  • Remove some of the detail and noise from the image before converting to mono - despeckle, dust and scratches, and blur are all possible solutions.
  • When converting to black and white, use the brightness and contrast in 'legacy' mode to give you control over the white / black point.

All that said, if you need this to be perfect then you will be looking at redrawing / tracing it (as somebody has just suggested while I was typing).

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