How can I make a black png picture white?

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Sep 04, 2015 Sep 04, 2015

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How can I make a black png picture white? The file is a silhouette filled in black but I need it in white.  Using Illustrator.

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LEGEND , Sep 05, 2015 Sep 05, 2015
If you haven’t got Photoshop, try this:Place the image and embed it.Go to Edit > Edit Colors > Invert Colors.Not sure if this is quite what you want but give it a shot.

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Sep 04, 2015 Sep 04, 2015

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Miss Susie,

If you (stilll) have it as vector artwork, you can just change the fill colour from black to white.

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Sep 04, 2015 Sep 04, 2015

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You could try image trace if its still a png

best have  View >  Show Transparency Grid on so you can see what you are doing.

Window  > Image trace -choose preset Black and White logo - with Ignore white option  ticked in Advanced .section

Expand and with the image still  selected change colour to white eg from Window > Swatches panel.

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As it is a raster image you should use Photoshop, not Illustrator for that.

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If you haven’t got Photoshop, try this:

Place the image and embed it.

Go to Edit > Edit Colors > Invert Colors.

Not sure if this is quite what you want but give it a shot.

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Assuming you are talking about pure black, just select the embedded image and go to Edit > Edit Colours > Invert Colours.

If it is rich black, go to Edit > Edit Colours > Adjust Colours and set all channels to - (minus) 100%

Remember that in older versions of Illustrator the Edit Colours menu is located in the Filter menu.

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LEGEND ,
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Edit Colours menu is located in the Filter menu.

I don’t think so, Kurt, unless you are talking about pre-OSX days. At least it’s been in Edit since CS3 and probably longer.

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Ok, by "older versions" I meant CS2 and earlier.

This is AI CS2 on OS 10.6.8

filter_edit_colours.png

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New Here ,
Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30, 2015

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Thanks so much for your answers!!  I was able to convert it to white.  Now, I'd like to convert it to grey or another color.  Is this an option?

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Expand the silhouette and then fill with colour as you would an object.

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