Photoshop: Removing transparent backgrounds

Hi guys. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of the transparent background and only save the logo. Because it seems to keep a white background anyway after saving it. My goal is to have my logo printed on a t-shirt, but it's still gonna show the white transparent background. I need only the logo outlined. Please, it would mean the world to me.
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  • Johannes, what program and version are you using?
    Some file formats do not understand Transparency. JPEG does not, but PNG, PSD and TIF (and GIF) do. I would not use GIF for printing, though.
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  • I'm using adobe photoshop 7.0. I'm not a pro at all. I just went on the internet to check out some totorials. But it didn't seem to answer my question.

    I know how to get rid of the white background from my logo image, and I understand that you can then use the logo image as a layer on another image, but I only want the logo by itself, without any colored background.

    So now the logo is shown in the middle of my original squared image, as it use to look, now with the gray and white blocks all around it. From here I don't know what else to do, so I save the image as a PNG file. But as I reopen it with any photo viewer, it shows the transparent gray and white blocks on the squared image with the logo in the middle. It does not look right.

    I don't even know if photoshop allows this edit or if I need to use a different program. Any idea?

    By the way, thanks for replying.
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  • Or is the image fine as I did it? Will it only read the logo when I take it for print?
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  • Yes, the checkerboard is only there to indicate the transparent areas up to the document bounds, and it will not show once printed, or when layered on top of another image.

    Just try it: Hit "V" to select the move tool, click and drag the layer on top of another document with an image as its background.

    If it really bothers you, you could limit its size by going to Image>Trim...>Based on Transparent Pixels, and it will remove the surrounding empty area.
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