How to crop a logo using photoshop

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Hello everyone, I have Photoshop CS2 and a logo I want to put at the bottom of my video like a watermark and it is like a big G with a world in the middle and I know its easy to do but I can't find out how to do it. I just want the backgrond to but croped out and the G with the little world in it to be visible. Thanks
 
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What app are you using to edit the video?
 
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In order to "crop out the background" you will have to be working in a video editor that will accept either .psd (layered photoshop document) or .png (portable network graphics) - because they support transparent backgrounds.

There are plenty of tutorials on how to drop out backgrounds, do a Google search and I'm fairly sure you'll find more than enough.
 
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I am using Final Cut Express 3.5 HD, is their a way to do it in LiveType, I think FCE is compatible with photoshop. This is the logo and i want the white background to be like blank.

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Thanks but how did you do that? and if it wasnt transparent how would you do it?
 
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Thanks but how did you do that? and if it wasnt transparent how would you do it?

well since you are using fcp, I would have put it in fce and put a lumaKey on it, and select "key out brighter" and it would have removed the white. Then I would have dropped the layer opacity, so it was semi see through.
 
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well since you are using fcp, I would have put it in fce and put a lumaKey on it, and select "key out brighter" and it would have removed the white. Then I would have dropped the layer opacity, so it was semi see through.

That would make the white of the globe see through - not a good idea. AnthonyJK got it right.
 
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That would make the white of the globe see through - not a good idea. AnthonyJK got it right.

wow...i should have looked at the globe more closely.. my bad.. don't listen to me.
 
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Use the elliptical Selection tool surround the earth Very slightly on the inside by maybe one pixel all around and cut it, or else you will have a white circle around it. Same premise for the G. Then use a little eraser.
 
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O ok the background eraser, is their a way to use the magic tool to do the same thing and is their a better way of doing images like that, lets say if I wanted to have a picture of someone and have the background transparent, do I have to still use the little eraser or is their something biger I can use because it takes a while with that eraser? And thanks for the replys so far
 

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