Create logo with no backround in Corel Draw or Photo 12

Does anyone know how to create a logo with no backround and save it that way so when we import it to a web site we 

can put it on any existing backround? I'm using Corel Draw 12 and Photo 12.

Thanks,

Brian

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  • The short answer:

    merge your logo with the background pattern/color in advance. Then import as a regular image on the site.

    You'll be done in minutes. If you have hours to kill, try experimenting with:

    1. PNG. Then realize 24 bit PNG's with 8 bit transparency are not supported perfectly yet across browers.

    2. GIF. The 1-bit transparency is rough looking IMO

    3. Flash. Looks good but requires flash plugin to view. Also you need know how to enable transparencies in the HTML code.

    After building about 25 sites, and experimenting with transparencies for hours and hours, I come back to a flattened bitmap. It's reliable, EZ, and if made right will be a small file size.

    knsmilk88

    Does anyone know how to create a logo with no backround and save it that way so when we import it to a web site we 

    can put it on any existing backround? I'm using Corel Draw 12 and Photo 12.

    Thanks,

    Brian

     



    [edited by: Jeff Harrison at 17:29 (GMT -7) on Tue, Jun 24 2008]
  • In reply to Jeff Harrison:

    Thanks, I'll try it in the morning.

    ? Have you ever used flash templates from template monster?

     

  • In reply to knsmilk88:

    Not personally, but I've seen some there and they are very well done.

    If you go that route, you can bring a PNG into Flash for good results.

     

     

    knsmilk88

    Thanks, I'll try it in the morning.

    Have you ever used flash templates from template monster?

     



    [edited by: Jeff Harrison at 2:32 (GMT -7) on Tue, Jun 24 2008]
  • In reply to Jeff Harrison:

    Hi Brian,

    I got your email with the same question asked as in this post. Wasnt this answer fro Jeff the correct one?
    Its many times better to write on this forum, instead of a direct email, then you can get more answers and it many times goes faster.

    Stefan

     

  • In reply to Jeff Harrison:

    wrote in message news:26187@coreldraw.com...
    > The short answer:
    >
    > merge your logo with the background pattern/color in advance. Then import
    > as a regular image on the site.
    >
    > You'll be done in minutes. If you have hours to kill, try experimenting
    > with:
    >
    > 1. PNG. Then realize 8 bit PNG's are not supported pefectly yet across
    > browers.

    8-bit PNGs are supported :) It's the 32-bit (24-bit color + 8-bit alpha
    channel = 32-bit) PNGs that aren't supported by older browsers, but are
    supported in all new browsers. There are reliable CSS hacks for IE 6 and 5.5
    to see these files, but you have to be willing to dive into the code to
    apply.

    >
    > 2. GIF. The 1-bit transparency is rough looking IMO

    Oh, come now, Jeff... they don't look *that* good :)

    >
    > 3. Flash. Looks good but requires flash plugin to view. Also you need know
    > how to enable transparencies in the HTML code.
    >

    plus you have issues of Accessibility with Flash, and Search Engines can't
    index content in Flash.



    > After building about 25 sites, and experimenting with transparencies for
    > hours and hours, I come back to a flattened bitmap. It's reliable, EZ, and
    > if made right will be a small file size.
    >

    I agree absolutely ... with one caveat. If I'm designing a dynamic site and
    I have some content in a repeated region AND I'm using some CSS to alternate
    colors between rows/paragraphs AND the order of this content will change
    periodically AND I'm using some sort of Icon with each row/paragraph to
    identify something specific with this data, THEN I would use a PNG with
    transparency. In the 13+ years I've been creating sites, I have run across
    an instance like this only twice... and in one of them I really didn't see a
    need to have the alternating row color.
  • In reply to Hunter:

    Hunter
    8-bit PNGs are supported :) It's the 32-bit (24-bit color + 8-bit alpha
    channel = 32-bit) PNGs that aren't supported by older browsers, but are
    supported in all new browsers. There are reliable CSS hacks for IE 6 and 5.5
    to see these files, but you have to be willing to dive into the code to
    apply.

    Hi Hunter, LOL - yes.. i was half awake - I meant what you wrote as you can surmise. Thanks for the eagle-eye. And, I'll see you soon!

    Hunter
    Oh, come now, Jeff... they don't look *that* good :)

    OK, I was being positive when saying they look rough. :-p

    Hunter
    I agree absolutely ... with one caveat. If I'm designing a dynamic site and
    I have some content in a repeated region AND I'm using some CSS to alternate
    colors between rows/paragraphs AND the order of this content will change
    periodically AND I'm using some sort of Icon with each row/paragraph to
    identify something specific with this data, THEN I would use a PNG with
    transparency. In the 13+ years I've been creating sites, I have run across
    an instance like this only twice... and in one of them I really didn't see a
    need to have the alternating row color.

    heh.. I suppose in non-critical situations such as this, one can go for it. The worst that can happen is a gray box or something on non compliant browsers. I suspect we agree that for a main logo or branding for a site... it just seems too soon for a transparent element.

     

  • In reply to Jeff Harrison:

    wrote in message news:26260@coreldraw.com...
    > heh.. I suppose in non-critical situations such as this, one can go for
    > it. The worst that can happen is a gray box or something on non compliant
    > browsers. I suspect we agree that for a main logo or branding for a
    > site... it just seems too soon for a transparent element.
    >

    Yeah, for logos/branding you definitely do not want anything to interfere
    with the look/feel of your company's image. See ya in Phoenix in a couple of
    weeks!


    --
    Hunter Elliott
    Featured Instructor
    CorelDRAW Unleashed Conference
    Arizona Grand Resort
    Phoenix, Arizona
    July 9-12, 2008
  • In reply to Hunter:

     Hi folks,

    I'm a newbie here, but has been experimenting with Corel for quite some time. I'm trying to create a desktop icon. Currently i manage to create it with Corel Photo Paint 12. I succesfully created an image with a transparent background, but can only saved as *.GIF file Sad since JPEG will merge the background. I'm using another application (Stardock IconProfessional) to instantly convert my image into icons (.ico) but the problem is, it cannot convert GIF files Sad

    So the question will be:

    How do you create desktop icons with CorelPhotoPaint 12 ? especially with the transparrent background

    Many Thanks Folks! Big Smile

  • In reply to h4rry:

     Ah! 'found it!

    I just export my image file to PNG and quickly convert it into ICO file Smile

  • In reply to Jeff Harrison:

    …and sometimes, transparency in Paletted (8-bit) GIF or Paletted PNG is exactly what you need.

    In the attached, all five samples are GIFs, imported to one bitmap for demonstration.

    External Links

    1. Graphics Interchange Format from Wikipedia
    2. Portable Network Graphics from Wikipedia


    [edited by: Ahmad Ajlouny at 5:08 (GMT -7) on Sat, Nov 22 2008]