The "fake it" suggestion would work beautifully if the client hadn't
flattened everything before sending it. Gotta love that, right? So I made
sure "Feather edges" was turned on for the wand tool, selected all the
white background, etc, etc, and it worked fine. Didn't hurt that their gray
shadow was fairly close to the page's gray background. If they had been
very different, I'd still be squawking for a solution.

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM, Chris Mohler <> wrote:

> On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 11:55 AM, Keith Purtell <>
> wrote:
> > A client has supplied a logo for Web display (PNG). The logo background
> is
> > white and needs to become transparent. I've done this in GIMP no problem
> > with simple graphics. However this one features design elements that
> cast a
> > pale gray shadow onto the white background. Not sure how to make the
> > transparent background play nice with the shadow area?
> >
> > If it helps, the background color where this logo will be displayed is
> pale
> > gray with a bit of blue tint.
> Fake it: put the logo and shadow on top of a background layer in GIMP
> that matches the background color of the page.  Export the result.
> Or look at CSS drop or box shadows maybe.
> Chris
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