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Nat*
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: PA
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 07-09-2003 02:08

I have a logo that needs to be cleaned up for print. Right now it exist as a .jpeg file 300 dpi. The file was flattened so I have to remove it from its white background. I have done this before and usually end up with a slight halo around the edge of the text and or graphic – I have tried “defringe” option under “matting”, it only helps out a bit. Also, are there any tuts on that might address this issue? This logo has some thin lines running in it and I need to figure out the cleanest way to ad a clipping path to it (it must be imported into quarkxpress w/a CLEAN embedded path). Is a clipping path the best answer for this problem? The logo is not something that I would like to get into resetting. I don’t know what has happened to it through its lifetime but we are surely not dealing w/ a 1st generation version. Help, help, help…Does anyone have any starting points/recommendations for me?
Thanks in advance!

Jeni
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: 8675309
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 07-09-2003 14:08

Yeah a clipping path. If lines are too thin and you get a white halo with the path, paint more color so that it bleeds outside the path. That's the best advice I have.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-09-2003 14:11

You also have to look at, with certain parts, whether it'd be easier to simply recreate the troubling areas. I find a lot of the time it is...

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