Changing color in a logo


I have a logo that is in color and I would like to change it to black and white. I do not want to gray scale it. There are no graphics in the logo, simply words. Can you tell me the easiest way this is done? Thanks
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Steven HarrisConnect With a Mentor PresidentCommented:
Are you wanting control over the conversion process?  Try the tutorial below:

Color to Black and White in Photoshop
Even if your logo has no graphics, it is still a picture. What color are the text in your logo?

What is the background?

There is no easy way to do this, best software is to use irfanview to convert to grayscale.

If you attach your logo I may be able to provide you a bettr answer.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
here are some examples (Paint.NET, GIMP & IrfanView):ColorPaint.netGIMPIrfanViewAny medium to advanced image editor can accomplish this... but generally will give you a "gray scale" result, which you can edit to B&W afterwards!
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Steven HarrisPresidentCommented:
Paint.NET for the win!
As mentioned you need an image editor ddezines
 one that that has a magic wand or lassoo tool so that you can cut out the letters off the current background make a new layer white background and change the colour of the letters to black while a dotted line is around the letters  flood fill it with black paste on to white background
If you want to change the letters themselves same proceedure magic wand each letter and flood fill with black or white on each letter.
You ask to change the logo to black and white is that background and then letters or just letters
paulsauve is using a png transparent so there is no background only letters.
Do you have any image editors?
Then it would be simpler to show you using the image editor you have.
Regards Merete
If it is your logo and you still have access to the original source, go there. The graphic artist who originally created it will be able to change it to black and white with much better results than any other method. If it isn't your logo, I still recommend going to the source. Most companies with color logos have black and white versions also, and will be more than happy to provide you with a copy instead of having you make your own poor quality version.
Peter TomisQA EngineerCommented:
I do this all the time for editing bills for shows, and for me the most effective method is using the Replace Color or Selective color tool in PhotoShop.

The "Replace Color" tool allows you to select any given color and change every pixel of that color to the color of your choice.

The "Selective Color" tool will allow you to select a certain range of colors, and then adjust the CMYK Black and White values. If you want the color range to be Black, you adjust White all the way to the left, and Black all the way right and vice versa if you want the range to become White.
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