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

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Logo license remove

I have downloaded small image that I want to use it on my website but I have to buy it and really I couldn't do that. Also I want to do some changes in it. The question: If I downloaded the image and ...
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What are my options to creating “carved stone” styled text?

I'm trying to create a carved stone style of text similar to Backtrack's band logo: I'm trying to achieve the 'cracked' and 'cut away' erosion. From my understanding, I will have to make the text 3D ...
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How to avoid making icons and logos too minimal?

When making an icon or a logo it might be very tempting to push and reduce it to the limit to achieve the absolutely minimal symbol. For example: tiny photo of a floppy disk -> cartoonish picture of ...
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Why is it a bad idea to reuse a logo typeface elsewhere in branding?

Although I am not a graphic designer, I often end up referring to design branding materials for various reasons. In my experience, many brand guideline documents have a Fonts section, which specifies ...
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Why is the anti-aliasing so bad in this text with GIMP?

I am trying to use Gimp to create a logo. I have the fonts that I need already. No matter what font I use in GIMP I see really obvious anti-aliasing on the text. I suspect this is caused by GIMP and ...
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How come thumbnail doesn't show the logo? [closed]

I have a picture with a rectangular black logo covering the lower part of the photo, yet in the thumbnail preview the logo is not there and I can see the elements hidden behind it. It appears to be ...
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How to make layer from object immediately in illustrator cc? [closed]

I was wondered if I can make a layer from selected object in illustrator directly? instead of creating a new layer then grab the 'path' from the previous layer to make it a new layer. any shortcut ...
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How to Change White to Black Inside of a Vector Image Using Photoshop

I created a logo using Illustrator but when I tried to change all of the whites to blacks it became a nightmare because of how many layers I'm using - I figured that Photoshop must have an better ...
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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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When, why and how did this simple/plain polygon/color design start? [duplicate]

Ever since Windows 8, there's this simple design of icons, GUIs, logos, websites, but not just in software, but even the UEFA Chamions League has a logo like that. The whole Windows 8 and Windows 10 ...
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How can I change a multi-coloured logo into a single colour logo in Photoshop?

I'd like to convert some client logos into a single light grey colour #BFBFBF. The logos are in PNG and JPEG formats on a white background. I know that I can convert the image to greyscale and / or ...
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What size canvas should logos be designed on?

When designing a logo is there a minimum size canvas that should be used to keep quality when it is enlarged or when reduced? Obviously the dimensions of a canvas depend on the shape of the logo, but ...
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How Many Directions / Concepts

This is mainly referring to branding / logo design. I typically offer (at least) 3 different ideas so that my clients have more of a choice of what they prefer. I will then revise their favourite ...
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Copyright for logo [closed]

I made a logo for a company, in the logo I used a vector inspired by a vector stored on a site that sells vectors / images. In other words, I built a new vector based on the seen there. The vector is ...
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How to transfer a logo from InDesign to Illustrator?

I need to save a logo as an SVG file and asked the designer who made the logo for the vector graphics so I can save it myself, since he didn't know what a SVG is. I was expecting a Illustrator file, ...
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Looking for feedback on kerning and custom type treatment

Working on a logo wordmark for a pasta fast food chain. They wanted something very simple and typographic. There will be a little grunge treatment after this but i first want to get the kerning and ...
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Use of an OFL font in a logotype

Can I use a font licensed under the SIL OFL in a logo, and should I add a copyright notice then?
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Is it legal to display third-party logos as part of “As featured in” on sites/printed ads without their consent?

Have seen more companies include logos of media outlets on their site/printed marketing material as part of the "As featured in" section. Is it legal to do this without the companies' consent ...
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Is there a script to export illustrator image as multiple file types, colours, sizes?

I have 6 different logos to each be individually saved as Black >> CMYK / RGB >> JPG / TIFF / EPS Colour >> CMYK / RGB >> JPG / TIFF / EPS White >> CMYK / RGB >> JPG / TIFF / EPS Is there a script ...
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Where should you use a monogram?

I am making a logo and it's associated monogram for my college section and I am wondering in what situations a monogram should be used ? My biggest concern about the monogram is that contrary to ...
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How many logo variation is too many? [duplicate]

Some background & context When including third party logos, we often get given low quality files. Mostly these are low resolution JPGs, but I have seen badly hand drawn scans (expected to be used ...
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Should my white logo be a Spot or Process color for printing?

I am creating my logo in Illustrator (ready to place in InDesign as part of a DVD sleeve.) and I'm wondering if I should be choosing 'Spot Color' or 'Process Color' for my whites. (For the other ...
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Illustrator object scaling problem [duplicate]

When I scale up my design it seems to bend weirdly. I've only just started using Illustrator as I started a course in graphic design a week or so ago. Here's what it is doing.[ To be fair, The ...
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Is this design considered public domain?

Recently I was contacted by a local church who needs a logo, what they want is simple enough, I'm just not well-versed in the copyrights of DC comics/marvel, etc. He basically said he wants his logo ...
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Text seems out of place next to logo

I'm not a designer in any way, but I'm having to design an app/web site for a customer and I'd like to know if the text here seems 'boring' next to the logo: it seems out of place and left there ...
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Is my logo looking grungy and do you get that its Bad in a good way?

Hey all. My boyfriend needs a logo for an online/home business building custom saltwater fish tanks, and I happen to be a graphic designer. I only have 3 or so years of experience, so I guess you ...
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Can Anyone suggest free font similar to Don Citarella Gothic

I am stuck in a project which is logo redesigning. Client need fonts similar to the existing one. The font is Don Citarella Gothic and it is a paid font. I need a look a like font which is free ...
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I need to convert a logo into four spot colours

I was given a logo by a client and last year I vectorised it, but it was coloured up as per the original, which was fine for her digital printing jobs. This year she wants some merch done, and the ...
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Why is my vector logo pixelated around the edges

I have created my first logo in Illustrator, I have just copied it to inDesign and the edges appear very pixelated. Can any anyone explain why that might be? I have created it in CMYK format. Kind ...
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Why does my logo from Logomaker look bad?

I am using the website logomaker.com to create a company logo. When it is enlarged though it gets fuzzy (pixelated). How can I fix this in Logomaker? Is there a better service for a non-designer to ...
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Illustrator Size issue : Avery® Print-to-the-Edge Oval Labels

I am new in logo designing. And I am told by my boss to design a logo which will be used as posters. He told me that the size should be : Avery® Print-to-the-Edge Oval Labels And I have no idea what ...
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Should i make simple this logo?

im making this logo for a Restaurant in a little town in Peru called Lobitos. They want to look friendly because their service is one of their most important strength. Should i make it simpler? Like ...
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How you can rework logo to fit favicon of browser - 16x16px?

Let's say, I have a logo of website, with size 120x50px. Favicon should be 16x16px to be supported by major browsers. How it is possible to rework some image, making it smaller nearly in 10 times, ...
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How to Create Pixel Based Text Logo?

I want to write 'SBS' in Pixel Art Style SBS is a Software House, so that's why I want to make something that is related to computers or technology etc. like this or like this I want to see ...
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Any Advice On Shadows and Highlights?

I'm trying to create my first sports-style logo, but I can't seem to get the right shadows and highlights. Does anybody know of resources that thoroughly go over this? I've been going through Fraser ...
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How to completely remove the background from an image?

I have an image (a logo) that was on a black background. I have used Photoshop's (CS5) Background Eraser Tool to remove the background. This is great except that there are black (well grey/black) ...
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Critique: How can I improve my logo? [closed]

I am a noob to photoshop, however I have been able to make this, I have a liking for minimalism : More about the company: Aims to help people by raising money How can I improve this, make ...
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How can I make my logo look crisp on the web?

I'm launching a company and my logo looks really pixelated and low-quality compared to some others. For example, http://talentegg.ca/ has a really crisp logo, how can I get mine like this? Mine, ...
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In gimp, anyone know how to remove the background of text logo with image inside it? create a watermark

I've created a simple text logo in gimp with an image inside of it. I don't know how to delete the black background I have and only have the text with the word left in it. When I go to delete the ...
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3D border effect help

can someone please help me and tell me how could I do this border effect in Photoshop? I know it look like a bad design, but this is an old design of my client and he doesn't have the PSD file ...
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How can I make this graphic more like a spark?

Can anyone suggest what I can add to this graphic to make it suggest a spark? At the moment it looks more like a star to me. Thanks! EDIT Thanks very much for the suggestions, think it's looking ...
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When I create an arrow in Sketch and enlarge it, the tail bursts out of the arrow

I've been creating an arrow in Sketch and whenever I adjust the Size property of the border, it decides to burst out the side of the < part of the arrow. Is there anyway to fix this, or am I ...
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I'm re-making a logo, how do I make a vortex in illustrator?

Here's the original (made in photoshop), but it's way too pixelated so I'm re making it in illustrator. However, I'm having a very difficult time re-making the vortex. I've tried using the Ellipse ...
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Trying to find matching font or just better idea for logo modification [closed]

I'm designing logo for the first time, and trying to match a text for existing logo icon, however I am having trouble finding a font to suit. I have tried many sites but can't orientate which one fits ...
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How do I enlarge canvas/artboard size without effecting artwork?

I hand-lettered a logo on the corner of a sheet of paper, scanned it, then cropped out everything but the logo, turning it into a small rectangular shape. I then made modifications on Illustrator. ...
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Can I use a font available in Microsoft packages for my company logo?

Can I use a font available in Microsoft packages for my company logo? Do I need to additionally pay for it or is it just free to use?
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How to find a good background color for a 2-color logo

I'm putting together a small flier for my company. I am adjusting a template that I purchased on the web to suit my needs. My logo has 2 colors: blue #263B79, which is the main one, and orange ...
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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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Best way to create a shadow (depth) effect in Illustrator?

I'm working on a logo and trying to give the logo shape a 3D'ish depth effect. Here is what I currently have: Regular size: Larger size: The way I'm currently achieving this effect is by creating ...