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Hi All

 

I need to alter the colour of the attached image to a gradient fill from blue to green (hex 283E90 to 9FCF6F)

 

The problem is every time I do this the image loses its sharpness (using magic wand, highlighting the area and filling a gradient and other similar techniques)

 

What is the best way to do this? - I am at a loss :-(

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Do make sure you have the rights to use this logo before you do anything.  It is possible to get in major legal trouble for using a logo you've found on the internet.

 

The best way to do this would be to get a vector version of this logo and edit it in Illustrator or Inkscape.  If that's not available to you, I'd recommend using this image as an alpha mask (plugin is in this forum) on a green gradient.

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@EER: is it possible to use the recolor tool to turn something into a gradient if it isn't already?  I must admit, I'm not that familiar.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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My mistake!  I thought the image already comprised a gradient.  I thought the request was to change one of the hues.  Apologies :(

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I used some plugin here that's listed under effects>render as simply titled "gradient". You'd use the magic wand first to define your selection, and you'd be able to do a gradient there by selecting 4 different colors, and playing around with the settings to get the gradient looking just right.

 

My personal experience has been that in the event of the image losing its sharpness and getting jagged (which sounds like the problem you're having), you want to use AA_Assistant to soften up the jaggedness, to a point where it's no longer distracting to the eye.

 

However, this assumes that the image is already transparent.

 

That being said, when using the magic wand tool, I would recommend not making the tolerance too high...play around with the tolerance setting, and make sure not to have the magic wand include white antialias on the edges of the logo.

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