How to make a logo transparent
If you’re creating a logo, you’ll want it to work on any background possible. Learn how to make a background transparent for maximum flexibility.
Logos are key brand identifiers as they are found on most, if not all, of a company’s branding materials. That’s why it’s important to make a logo transparent, so that you can use it on any background without clashing colors or looking awkward.
In this article, we’ll show you how to make a logo transparent using two different programs: Photoshop and Canva.
A brief introduction to Canva
You don’t have to worry about the learning curve if you’re new to Canva. The best feature of this software is its user-friendly interface, which supports non-designers. It’s not like Photoshop, where you have to start from scratch and learn advanced graphic design techniques.
Canva offers thousands of templates that you can customize using a simple drag-and-drop interface. You can sign up for free and use most of the features without paying anything extra. This includes a library of royalty-free images and elements to help you create the perfect logo.
Canva offers a Pro service that offers more features and more possibilities for creativity. New users get a 30-day free trial of Canva Pro when they sign up.
How to make a logo transparent in Canva
You need a Canva Pro account to be able to create a transparent image in Canva. If you have a free account, click Account > Account settings > Billing and teams > Subscriptions for your team to switch to Pro.
You can also access the background removal tool on your free account. Canva will prompt you to upgrade to Pro so you can use the feature. Here’s how to use it:
To remove the background from an image in Canva:
Open the Canva website or app.
To select Logo in the model options.
Click on Downloads in the left panel, then use the Download media button to upload your logo to Canva.
Click on the logo in the Downloads section to add it to your workspace.
Then click on the image and then click on Edit image in the top menu.
To select Background suppression in the Edit section.
Your logo should have a transparent background. If you are not satisfied with the degree of transparency or if the tool has over-edited your image, you can use the Wipe off and Restore tools to adapt accordingly.
Save your file in PNG format to preserve its transparency.
If you don’t have a logo yet, you can also create a logo on Canva and then follow the steps above to give it an invisible background.
How to make a logo transparent in Photoshop
One of the most common tools that you can use to create a transparent image is Adobe Photoshop. The great thing about this skill is that you can use it to make virtually any background transparent in Photoshop. To help you familiarize yourself with the process, we’ll walk you through the steps below.
Open the logo in Photoshop. In the top menu, click To file > Open.
Click on New> Layer from the top menu. This layer should already be transparent.
Rename the layer in Photoshop as desired.
Drag the new layer below the layer of the original version. This means that the original version will be overlaid on the new blank layer.
In the toolbar, select the Magic wand tool, and then select the area of ââthe logo that you want to make transparent.
On your keyboard, press the Wipe off key. This will remove the selected area and you should now be able to see the transparent background.
Finally, save the logo as a PNG image to preserve its transparency. To do this, deselect the logo by pressing Cmd + D on a Mac or Ctrl + D on a computer. Then choose Save as in the top menu and select PNG as the format.
Images with transparent backgrounds are much easier to reuse with different background layers, and we hope this article has made the creation process easier for you. If you don’t have a computer, you can also make an image background transparent on your phone. You will of course need different apps, but you can still achieve the same goal.
Want to remove the background from a picture on your phone? Here are some easy ways to do it.
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