Gimp: create single colour logos from full coloured ones


Question

I would like to create images like the logos below. How do I create a single colour version of a company's logo?

For example, how would I transform Google's logo (that has many colours and gradients, etc) into one that was a single colour.

I would like to create a single colour version of logos in order to use them on a webpage similar to the way they are used on the Grails homepage:

Screenshot from Grails homepage

https://grails.org/

1
-1
5/16/2015 8:03:00 PM

Accepted Answer

What I did, was make sure to download the transparent PNG version of the logo (if a transparent version is not available, you will just have to manually select the text/shapes) and import into Gimp. I then created a new layer, and used the brush tool to make it solid red. Then I desaturated the PNG logo until it was grey scale, like this (I hid the red layer for this screenshot):

enter image description here

Now I used Brightness and Contrast and pumped the values all the way up to make it completely white, like so:

enter image description here

Now I unhid the solid red layer to make it look like this:

enter image description here

And the original image looked like this:

enter image description here

Hope this helped you!

  • TrivisionZero
2
5/16/2015 8:09:00 AM

Licensed under: CC-BY-SA with attribution
Not affiliated with: Stack Overflow


Website under construction!!!
^