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How to Sharpen Text with Background Transparancy

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How to Sharpen Text with Background Transparancy Lakris 18 Sep 00:55
  How to Sharpen Text with Background Transparancy rich404 18 Sep 13:11
2020-09-18 00:55:33 UTC (about 1 month ago)
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How to Sharpen Text with Background Transparancy

Hello!
I have designed a logo in Microsoft Word, I saved it as an image file. When I make the background transparent, the text is not right. The transparency doesn't come close enough to the letters so white & grey are showing on the edge of the black text. I have attached an example of my situation.

My process was to create it in word, snip the logo and save it as in image in paint, and then bring it over to Gimp. Is there anyway I can fix it so the text is sharp with no weird edging as it really makes the logo look like crap. Should I be starting it in powerpoint or publisher? I need two fonts that are not readily available so I need to use these programs (and it's all that I have). Maybe I should be saving them as a specific kind of image file?

I've been trying to correct this for hours tonight and have got nowhere. It took me awhile to do the transparency, lol.

Any help would be massively appreciated - I have diagnosed ADHD which makes searching around difficult, and I'm trying to help a friend out.

Much thanks in advance.

rich404
2020-09-18 13:11:34 UTC (about 1 month ago)

How to Sharpen Text with Background Transparancy

Hello!
I have designed a logo in Microsoft Word, I saved it as an image file. When I make the background transparent, the text is not right. The transparency doesn't come close enough to the letters so white & grey are showing on the edge of the black text. I have attached an example of my situation.

A good example, it shows tthat the text is quite small, 16 pixels high.

Guessing that you used colour select to remove a white background and it has left some semi-transparent and off-white edge pixels. There is a threshold setting that might get a better result.

My process was to create it in word, snip the logo and save it as in image in paint, and then bring it over to Gimp. Is there anyway I can fix it so the text is sharp with no weird edging as it really makes the logo look like crap. Should I be starting it in powerpoint or publisher? I need two fonts that are not readily available so I need to use these programs (and it's all that I have). Maybe I should be saving them as a specific kind of image file?

Sharp with no weird edging (anti-alising - look it up) will look equally bad.

Shame you can not get the font(s). Word / powerpoint / publisher all equally bad for getting an image into Gimp. Avoid a lossy compressed format such as jpeg, .png is preferable but even bmp at a push. For logos a vector format such as SVG is best but that requires an application such as Inkscape.

I've been trying to correct this for hours tonight and have got nowhere. It took me awhile to do the transparency, lol.

Any help would be massively appreciated - I have diagnosed ADHD which makes searching around difficult, and I'm trying to help a friend out.

Use Colors -> Color-to-Alpha to remove the background color. White is default, can be changed. Various ways to tidy up the text, Not writing reams of descriptions with this forum see if you can use anything from this 3 minute video.

https://youtu.be/mZdvvPXOKHo

best of luck