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Background Removal

Community Beginner ,
Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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I have a business card that has an image

and two lines of text, when I select Remove Background,  it removes all of the text.  Anyway to prevent that, I need to keep the text as well?

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Community Expert , Jul 08, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

You need to use the Pen and other vector tools to creats the Shapes Paths then creats the shape layers using the Paths you made with Photoshop vector tools. Like my Screen captures show. You should see the steps I used to create shape 1 the top shape layer.  I used the same steps to creats the bottom shape layer.

 

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Community Expert ,
Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Select all you want to keep and add the selection as a layer mask.

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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What exactly do you want to remove?

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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I want to only remove the white background.

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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https://www.dummies.com/software/adobe/photoshop/how-to-set-the-tolerance-of-the-magic-wand-tool-in-...
Maybe this can be helpfull. If the colors are pretty similar you have to play around with the tolerance.

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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How about showing the image you are talking about? 

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You should work with the vector data, editing the pixel data will degrade the image to some extent. 

 

If you have nothing else the Cyan Channel would seem to offer a good basis for a Layer Mask. 

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Great!  I am new to Photoshop, any links to help me do this?

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Once you created a Layer Mask you may have to touch up the edges, though. 

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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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Here is a simple two click solution. Magic wand click on white. then Alt+Click add layer mask button in the layers palette.

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Select what you want to keep add a layer mask using the selection.

 

It would better to use two Shape layers  and two text layers that way the psd file contains all vector layers and will scale perfectly.  You may also be able to export the document as as SVG vector file that contains all vector objects.  Then you can the logo svg file into documents  as a vector smart object layer.  whicj will scale perfectly. 

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Thank you so much for the tutorial, it is much appreciated!

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 08, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

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Still having trouble with the shape masks.  I am selecting the bottom shape but not sure what to do next. Can you direct me to the next step?  Thanks!

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Your screen capture shows  you have not ceated any shape layers. 

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I keep trying but I am unsuccessful. I feel like I am missing a piece to
the puzzle. My results when I try to do the shape layers do not match the
example screenshots provided. Are you using the clone tool or the shape
tool to capture parts of the shapes/image?

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You need to use the Pen and other vector tools to creats the Shapes Paths then creats the shape layers using the Paths you made with Photoshop vector tools. Like my Screen captures show. You should see the steps I used to create shape 1 the top shape layer.  I used the same steps to creats the bottom shape layer.

 

Here with more details

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Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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If you just want to remove a white background then use Magic Wand tool to select it and then you can either delete it or hide it using a mask

 

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It seems like the text has a similar color as the background. So try to play around with the toleranz value.

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Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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There is absolutely no question that you should rebuild the graphic and then add the text as type layers keeping the whole thing as a vector that will scale and print perfectly. Where I might question though, is in how to rebuild the graphic.  Rather than try to trace around the original with a single workpath (or one for the dark green and one for the lighter green), I would use the shape tools set to Path, and make each subsection separately and combine them.

 

Holding down the Shift key to force a perfect circle, which easy for the three smaller circles, but a bit trickier for the crescent.  The trick there is to get it close, then use Free Transform and Alt (opt) drag a corner handle to maintain the perfect circle.  You can see from my screen shot the bottom of the crescent is not round, as it matches most of the circumference but has a dip in the centre.

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I always have to think about this.  We need to remove the large radius from the smaller radius to leave the cresent, so we select and copy the large radius. (It's important to do this the right way round) Then select and paste onto the small radius, and choose Subtract Front Shape from Path Operations.

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Then click on Merge Shape Components and we are left with the crescent

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The last bit is super easy. Note: I have renamed the paths for the sake of clarity.

I selected and copied the cresent path (I'm just using Ctrl c to copy and Ctrl v to paste) and paste it onto the Three Circles path.

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Make sure Combine Shapes is selected in Path Operations and click on Merge. and you have a graphic that even a OCD pedent would be happy with.

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I was hoping that the light green graphic could be a simple case of flipping the dark green one and making it larger, but it didn't quite work out.

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It will be easy to make it using the existing paths, although it would have been easier still if I'd used a copy of the three circles path.  I got a good match with the crescent using these settings, but note that the aspect ratio is not quite the same.

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The rest is super easy. Does anyone know what the fonts are?

That is a clever idea fro the Three Generations graphic btw.  Did the thread starter design it?

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Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

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Okay

 

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