Gimp: create single colour logos from full coloured ones
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:
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):
Now I used Brightness and Contrast and pumped the values all the way up to make it completely white, like so:
Now I unhid the solid red layer to make it look like this:
And the original image looked like this:
Hope this helped you!