Five minute fix: Transparent logos
I'm always disappointed to see an otherwise decent website that has...a logo with a big white box around it.
Has this happened to you? You've created a flyer or social media graphic and placed your logo, only to see that dreaded box around it? Even worse, your website is looking great and yet there is a big ugly box around your logo! This is a design no-no, for sure!
This means your logo file is not transparent and it's actually an easy fix!
Now, there are obviously LOTS of ways to fix this issue. Most professional designers would open their Adobe Suite product of choice (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) and get busy doing some fancy design work. And if you have one of those products, along with the knowledge to use them, well, you probably aren't reading this blog post :) This is certainly the most professional way to solve the transparency issue, but, it is not the only way.
Here is a quick, FREE way to make your logo file transparent in just a few short minutes:
1. Go to Lunapic [lunapic.com] and click on Transparent, under the Editing Tools column.
2. Upload your file.
3. Following the prompts, click on the white background you are trying to eliminate.
Note: this is where it can get tricky for some. Depending on your logo and how intricate it is, this may require some fine-tuning. You'll see the option to adjust the settings and make it more or less sensitive. It can be trial and error sometimes. It's still WAY easier than most design software.
4. Once you're happy with your new file, you'll see the background now looks like gray and white checkered. Choose the Save option and it will download your new .png file.
5. Place it on a solid color background and see how much better it looks!
I hope this quick, five-minute fix tip was helpful! Let me know your thoughts in the comment box below and follow me on Facebook to see more five-minute tips!
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