Photoshop: Need help with removing a color

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So a while ago I made this logo, but I lost the .png file. I've found it back but it has a black background. Now I know that it is possible to remove a specific color from an image with select>color range, but the logo also has some black parts. Now my question is, is it possible to remove the black background but ignoring some black parts in the logo itself?

Here's the logo:

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HuizingaStijn

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One way: Try Select > Subject. Everything above that is copying parts of the image (stars) in the mask and fiddling with the luminance to get semitransparent parts. you may have to re-fill parts of the image with white to avoid shadows at the borders.
The other way: As you suggested select black, than manually paint the black parts of the image white inside the mask.
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Thank you for your reaction, but the problem is, when I click on select I don't have the option called "subject"? Any idea how I get this option? :)
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If I remember correctly, Select > Subject was added in PS cc2018.
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Make a duplicate layer, desaturate it and then use that as the foundation for painting a custom luma matte (white reveals, black conceals, gray is semitransparent). Once you have the matte painted, copy and paste it to thr Channels panel and theb load that as a section. Then set the selection as a Layer Mask on the color layer. Make any further adjustments as needed to the resulting Layer Mask.
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