Questions about symbols or marks as used for corporate identification, identity, and branding.

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How can I give a logo a sticker effect?

I'm new to graphic design and have started to use Adobe Illustrator. I was wondering if someone can tell me how to make the sticker pop up art like the Gowalla logo. Below is the logo that I'm ...
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Variation of umbrella logo for “children's” department [closed]

I'm a graphic designer and my company is usually very protective of our system mark. All of our centers use the same logo with simple text below to designate the location. We don't allow any ...
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How to create/ vectorize/ digitize a hand drawn logo and retain its look?

I just receive my first "official" drawing/logo project and I'm not sure how to get about doing it. So this client asked me for a drawing for a brand logo that he's planning on doing (just a drawing ...
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How do I move vector logo from Illustrator to Photoshop without losing resolution?

I am unable to move my vector logo from Illustrator to Photoshop without losing some resolution. It is going to be printed very large! Help! Here is a picture of the good... Here is a picture of the ...
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Logo with glow looks harsh

I have made a logo which needs to be usable by people such as putting into documents and such - Indesign docs and general use. It is based on a neon light and has glow effects on it. I would ...
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How can I best achieve this “Victorian” style?

First of all, is there a particular name for such an art style? And also I'm not expecting a quick "here's how you do this" type of answer and I understand that it may just be a case of me studying ...
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Exporting your logo [closed]

When exporting your logo in illustrator what is the best dpi for high resolution to be used for big banners?
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Is it inappropriate to ask for royalties on a logo design if the client decides to print the logo on products and sell them?

I am fairly new at graphic design and I have just finished creating a logo and marketing materials for a client. I only intended for the images to be used for marketing and advertising of their ...
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Designing my company’s logo – should I get professional help?

I am getting frustrated trying to design a logo for my company. It is taking me longer to launch my website because of it. Should I have a professional handle the logo for me or should I just throw up ...
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Critique: logo about wifi coverage in a city

I am designing a logo for a home built app which displays free WiFi coverage in my city. But, because I'm better at programming than designing, I'd like to hear some suggestions. I already have a ...
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should I give client more logo options?

A client requested a logo design and branding for his start-up; it's business consultancy company. The deal includes 3 logo design options with 7 items designed for the brand, for X amount of money. ...
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Critique: Logo for a food company

I designed this logo for a company called Finger Food, which provides finger food for other companies and events like parties, but mainly for companies (like the food your company gives you on ...
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Bulk download or Web service offering brand logos

I have a rather long list of global brands (about 2000) for which I would like to download a brand logo. I was wondering if there is a way to automate this process, since I know that this list will ...
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How to change the direction of type in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a coffee logo, saying "COFFEE HOUSE", but I can't seem to figure out how to change the type direction into somewhat of a "U" shape. Here's a picture for reference: I want to add ...
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Gimp: create single colour logos from full coloured ones

I would like to create images like the logos below. How do I create a single colour version of a company's logo? For example, how would I transform Google's logo (that has many colours and gradients, ...
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How do you indicate visually that a shower is for women?

When you see toilet signs, they look more or less like this: It is clear who can enter either of them. Now, say you are designing the signs for showers and you want to distinguish between the ones ...
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C&C on a minimal logo that represents my name (“octopod”)

I am very much dying for a second opinion on a logo that brands my name. I have gone through many different logos without asking what other people think of them. The goal here is to represent my name ...
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What to do when a client cancels the deal but uses your concept?

Hello fellow designers, Some time ago, a client requested me a logo design for his new company. After I showed him some rough concepts, we came to an agreement on what the final logo should look ...
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Forcing blue to go with red

I am using a reddish pink as a background #ec4f48. The client needs a blue that goes well with this background. I am currently using #00b2de. However, it is not blending in with the red like other ...
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How to make text adapt to its surrounding shape?

Are there any special techniques used to make these types of logos?
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Am I being asked to plagiarise?

I have a client who has asked me to design a new logo. I had designed the current logo some 12 years ago and it's time for a brand and logo refresh. The client has asked that I use three typographical ...
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Copyright issues if using vector art from Shutterstock?

My company bought a vector from Shutterstock and wants to trademark it by adding some words with different colors. Do you know anything about if this is legal since we purchase the vector art?
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How to punch text out of an object in Illustrator?

My enterprise logo has the text Job overlapping a bag icon. What I really want to achieve is a white bag logo with the text punched out. That way, on any background the text has the color of that ...
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Which should be designed first: logo or website?

I am about to ask someone to create a website design for me but I am not sure if the website should drive the logo design or the logo drive the website design. Should I have a logo design first or ...
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How can achieve a similar appearance using the gradient tool on illustrator? [closed]

I already know how to create the spacing using the gradient tool. However the center image seems integrated with the spacing and not just sitting in the background.
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How similar can a recreated logo be to the original without copyright infringement? [duplicate]

I have a client that has a logo created by another company and only wants it tweaked a little for his own company. He just wants the type changed but wants to keep the exact same imagery and colors. ...
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Combining three logos/brands in a website header [duplicate]

I'm designing a page for a contest that is based on a partnership between three brands. I've experimented with different ways of simply combining the three logos, which have different width/height ...
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Automated method of setting ideal sizes and positions of symbols or logos of various proportions, when put together (ignoring any text) [duplicate]

I always spend too much time trying to scale symbols or logos that are supposed to look harmoniously next to each other, like below: These seem to be acceptable to me, but I wonder if there is any ...
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How to provide Detail description of the Logo?

One of my client requires detail description of the Logo to provide it to copyright lawer so they can register the logo. What kind of detail is normally provided here ? Any example would be great. ...
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How to set a minimum width of 1mm for my shape in illustrator (Laser cut)

Hi I have my logo here It’s a shape which I want to use for making some small rubber pieces. So I will use a laser to cut the outlines. The problem is that the laser accuracy is about 1mm, so the ...
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Which color space should be used for a logo? [duplicate]

I'm currently designing a logo in CYMK (in Illustrator CS6). The logo will be used in digital printing, web and for business cards. Is it correct to use CYMK or would it better to use colors from ...
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What methods can I use to create balance and consistency between a group of differing logos?

A regular challenge that I face is balancing two (or more) logos. Whether they need to be equal or one needs to be given priority. Some logos however might be squares, others rectangles, circles, ...
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Why are the text and boundaries / edges of graphics blurry in this image, and how can I fix it?

My friend made a logo for me. But between us we cannot figure out some problems. The text is blurry. Where the different coloured squares meet is blurry (might not be correct term, possibly ...
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Problem with cutting angles using white objects

So I am very new to Illustrator, as in I started using the program 4 days ago. I've been creating a logo for a business card (for a class project), and Im running into some problems that I don't know ...
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How would you rate this logo-concept for a fiber optic Internet company and how can I improve it?

Above is the concept behind the logo. And below is the description of what company does. Plus in the description I am keeping the icon left align to enforce movement towards the right a bit more. ...
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How to edit eps file in Photoshop?

I am making logos in Inkscape for sale. I don't own Illustrator and I just purchased Photoshop, no skills with that one. I have a customer who wants to know if she can edit the logo in photoshop? I ...
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How to Change Colors of a Company Logo without Using Pen Tool?

I have a couple of company logos that I want to change to color white (to be placed in a black background). This logo is pretty simple enough to just use the pen tool. However, I have some logos ...
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How to check if my logo is a duplicate of another logo?

As the title asks, how can I check to see if my logo is a duplicate of another logo? Even though I didn't use another logo as a direct example to design my logo, I am worried that a logo similar to ...
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Can this licence be applied to non code (art)?

This licence talks about software, can I apply it to a piece of art work (a logo)? I figure that some people on here would have used this licence for code/software so may have some experience ...
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How do you pixilate a simple image in Photoshop CS6?

I have a basic logo that I would like to see with various sized pixels. I tried just shrinking the image and then zooming in but the reduction created reduced opacity pixels along the edges. I would ...
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Logos critique: Dayton Web Developers meeting [closed]

I created several logos for the Dayton Web Developers meeting. This logo will represent the web developers group in Dayton, OH. The palette is based on a very popular Sublime Text theme called ...
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Copyright over logo if client was present and contributing verbal ideas when I was designing

If a client is present in the room when you are 'creating/designing' something for them and they contribute ideas verbally which may or may not form part of the final design who owns the copyright? ...
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How to calculate a good background for a small image? (procedural background) [closed]

I want to frame favicons. A size of a favicon is usually 16x16 (could be bigger). The frame would be 160x100. Favicons have different shapes and colors (I don't know ahead of time what favicons look ...
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Exporting a high res logo for web in Illustrator?

I have created a logo in Illustrator that I have used for printing but now need it for a website. How do I convert it so I have a high resolution image for the web? I am not web savvy, it's the first ...
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Creating good looking hand-drawn logos [closed]

I like to make little logos as a hobby, and I wanted to make a patriotic looking one with and eagle. Not knowing exactly how to create it with a mouse, I got my tablet out and drew this nice looking ...
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Urgent: how do I efficiently fill/remove in the chevron in this picture? [closed]

How do i fill in the chevron in this picture to make a complete image. I'm planning to use the stars in my background, and the orbit for visual effects. Please don't inform me of copyright issues, ...
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Changing Company Logo Colors for Resume

Note: I understand that this borders more of a legal question, but the advice I found here and here didn't quite seem to fit my question. I am redesigning my resume and parts of the design will ...
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Need Guidance for Color Profile Settings in Illustrator

What is the best color profile to start with in Illustrator when designing a Logo that will be used for web and for print? Do you need to work on them in two different files, one with CMYK profile and ...
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What system do you use to name your logos?

I'm in a corporate marketing department that has LOADS of logos for our main brand and all of our sub brands, departments, divisions, etc. The logos are typically the family name and the sub division ...
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Which Logo communicates more “professionalism and luxury”? [closed]

Edit: New logo after hearing great critics here: So I created a Logo for a company which they accepted and liked more than the old one. However, they asked me if I believe the new one communicated ...