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How do I make a PNG file with a transparent background that doesn't look like crap?

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by signmeup, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I have a customer who wants his logo in a format that has a transparent background so He can use it Word or Paint (I forget which) for "things". I have Corel and Illustrator but I can't make it so it looks good. (I can't make one at all in Illy... but I'm challenged in that software.) I get jaggy letters with an artifact/outline around my letters.

    What I need is white and orange letters he can float over whatever he wants with no outlines around the letters.

    Adrian
     

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  2. Supergirl

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    Do you have a version without a background?

    in Illustrator, file, save for web. pick png from dropdown. voila!
     
  3. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    You da bomb Supergirl! Do you have any tips on resolution? I have no outline artifacts now but it's jaggy as all getout.

    Adrian
     
  4. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

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    DON"T use SAVE for WEB, that will make you PNG at 72ppi, if you want higher resolution (like 300), use FILE, EXPORT, then from the drop down menu select PNG, then you will have some different PNG options and you can select from Screen (72ppi), Medium (150ppi), or High (300ppi).

    Make sure you have the background color as transparent.

    :smile:
     
  5. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    png from corel comes out perfect for me...do you have anti-aliasing uncheck by chance?
     

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  6. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Thanks Phototec. I didn't spot that option the first time I when through. I'm all good now. (Love this place...)

    Adrian
     
  7. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Try it with white text...

    Adrian
     
  8. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    :thumb:
     

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  9. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Nice portrait of a polar bear in a snow storm. :U Rock:

    Adrian
     
  10. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    look closely, or import to a dark background :thumb:
     
  11. Gino

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    Well, then that polar bear must've eaten a seal a few days ago, cause I can still see remnants of a pink cloud.
     
  12. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Well J... I'm not getting anything but the polar bear when I try it. Can you make an animated tutorial for me? Just kidding but it won't do it for me. What's the sequence... if you have a minute. I must be missing a check box or something.

    Adrian
     
  13. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    hmm. well, heres the png output settings dialogue, maybe compare?

    edit: box surrounging it set to clear, not white
     

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  14. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I get this. There's not way to see the white on white. Must be time to upgrade. I'm on CS4.

    Adrian
     

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  15. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    this was corel x5 that I showed
     
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