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Graphics Removing the background from an image. Help !

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Clint Davies, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Clint Davies

    Clint Davies Member

    I down loaded Gimp today as i wanted to remove a background from the north wilts youth and minor league crest so i could put it on my website. I did managed to find a png image online but it still had a bit of white back ground on it. I used this image below today and manged to removed the background but when i but it on my webpage it had a fuzzy outline around it and looks terrible against my websites blue back ground. Does anyone know where i am going wrong here ?

  2. CovertPea

    CovertPea Moderator Staff Member Verified Member

    I'm not sure how you removed the background in Gimp as I don't use it. Perhaps in Gimp you used an auto selection tool (magic wand in ps) to select just the grey and deleted it? If so it's not too successful as it would leave other yuck bits behind, especially around the ribbon. Try googling "removing backgrounds in gimp" for a lot of useful tutorials.
    I've attached a cleaned png (right click and save as png) of the North Wilts crest and as you can see by the below right hand image, it posts well over a dark background.

    By the way, congrats with your choice of using The Gimp, lotsa tutorials and practice and you'll be a pro in no time!

    >>>>>>> PNG>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>JPG

    NWDY.png NWDY.jpg

  3. Clint Davies

    Clint Davies Member

    Thank you that is spot on and looks great on my site :)

    I did google yesterday and used a tutorial off you tube but it just showed me how to remove the grey background so won't be using that one again !
  4. bela faiez

    bela faiez New Member

    I have same problem like you.but using youtube i solve my problem.Magic selection tool is very easy to use between markary selection tool.
  5. Robert_J

    Robert_J New Member

    Glad you are now ok. I had an issue with a text banner which came with a black background. I wanted a transparent background. Using GIMP I selected the 'fuzzy' select tool, and then clicked on the background. Then I selected the 'Invert' toggle at the top which changed the selection to the text. A grey checked area appeared around the text. However, that is not an issue. I saved the image as a .gif. The grey area just represents the transparent area of the image. The banner now looks great on my website.
    CovertPea likes this.
  6. fastrecruitment

    fastrecruitment New Member

    I have a problem in removing the background from the image. I do not know how to use GIMP. Well, is there any other software or tool that can help me
  7. CovertPea

    CovertPea Moderator Staff Member Verified Member

    It only takes a quick Google search.
    Try THESE ideas.
    If you're still not happy with the results how about paying one of our graphics peeps a few bucks to do it for you?