Hi - My podcast logo has white lettering with red inner/outer glow (on a black background). It is curved using type on a path.
How do I create the logo with just the text on a transparent background? Right now it is showing up as a white background. (I researched in the forums and so made sure to save as a PNG, but that hasn't helped.)
I am a beginner, so please walk me slowly through the steps if you can.
Thanks for your help, Bob. I am creating the logo using InDesign.
Save as PDF/X-4. Use that in After Effects or Premiere Pro.
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Get rid of the background, export as PNG again, and make sure you click Transparent Background.
Then make sure you use Photoshop or Illustrator for video-oriented art in the future.
Thank you, David! That did it!
1. How do I resize (in either Photoshop or InDesign) without changing the text? I can't figure out how to crop with a transparent background without resizing the text.
2. Can you help me understand why photoshop/illustrator are better for video? (In this case it's just a fixed logo on a youtube clip that my podcast recording platform inserts automatically.)
1. I would need to see the design to understand exactly what you are asking. I'm not sure if you want to resize or crop--those are two different things. Assuming the art is built in separate pieces in InDesign, select everything except the text, group them, and resize holding down Cntl-Shift keys (Cmd-Shift on Mac) while dragging the corner of the bounding box.
2. Video is pixel based. Both PS and AI have special presets just for video. PS is 99% pixel oriented; AI is 99% a vector program but can output as PNG. AI is better for logo-type art than InDesign. ID would be the last program of the three I would have picked. You might find that AI is closer to ID in it's basic usage.
THANK YOU! This is very helpful.
Sorry for the mixed messages. I want to CROP, while maintaining the sizing of the text. It is appearing very elongated when I try to crop with a transaparent background. How do I do this?
BTW, be careful about cropping glows and shadows. Often they extend out farther than you can typically see on screen and may look cut off in the final result.