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

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How to shrink vector object without distoring it in Illustrator?

I always bump into this problem of distorting a logo when I shrink it in illustrator. I have expanded the object and converted all outlines. I tried 'simplify' and 'clean up' the anchor points, and ...
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Can I copy a logo for personal use?

I wanted to make a logo for 3 friends of mine, just for fun. They asked me if I could make a logo for them, because they simply want a team logo for a video game they all play competitively. Nothing ...
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Objects do not abut precisely in Illustrator CC

I am trying to make a logo with a pattern of varied transparencies since the client wants a transparent png logo. No matter what I try, I cannot get the squares to line up perfectly. It looked fine as ...
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The exact and best canvas size when creating a logo [duplicate]

Experts,Professionals,intermediate,Beginner! what is the best canvas size when creating a logo. does not matter if it is inches,cm,pixel just give me some awesome answer and it will be great! ...
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Subtracting lines/stroke from a vector shape [duplicate]

I made this logo in illustrator (pictured above) and cannot for the life of me figure out how subtract the lines from the black text so that I can place it onto different backgrounds without having ...
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Need guidance on logo redesign for hobby site [closed]

I'm a non-graphics guy who runs a player-finder website for tabletop gamers. I'm not happy with the site's current logo but don't know what to do about it. The current logo at the top of the front ...
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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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Why use a white circle/spot in eye icons/logos?

What is the reason behind using a white circle/spot in eye icon/logo in terms of visual or graphic design? Is there any specific meaning?
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What style is this vintage illustration?

I'm looking for images similar to this one to use in a design but i'm unsure of what to search for. What style would you call this image? And how were illustrations like this created originally?
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Buying a logo from a graphic designer: who owns the copyright?

I am working with a graphic designer for a new logo. They are offering the logo, but have said there will be parameters put in place to prevent me from editing the logo myself. Is this commonplace ...
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What if client doesn't like any logo design concept?

I'm in a process of creating Graphic Design contract. I've decided to provide each client with 3 logo concepts and 3 rounds of revision. Ideally, I would create 3 concepts and client will chose one, ...
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How can I clean up the lines of my watermark? [closed]

First time post so forgive me. I created my own logo to use as a watermark for my photos, I like the design but didn't have the technical skills to do it well. I sadly made it in paint. Some of the ...
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Should a logo contain stock images?

My wife recently got a logo designed for her new business, by a professional branding company. It went through several stages of approval, getting the logo just right, however, when she went on to the ...
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Is Black Pooka or Pooka Studio a bad name for a Graphic Design business?

I'm having a hard time deciding on a name. As of right now I'm going between Black Pooka and Pooka Studio. Is Pooka a good choice? Is it stupid?unprofessional? too obscure or confusing? Will I hate it ...
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Can I use an icon in the public domain as a company logo?

Client in question found a public domain icon they really want to use as their logo (instead of having one designed, I know, I know). Is this legal?
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What color format should be used to create a logo?

What color format should be used to create a logo: CMYK or RGB? (It would be used for both printing and for screen)
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Whats an appropriate *default* set of formats/styles for sharing initial logo drafts with a client

Clearly, it's ideal to customize what you're presenting based on what you know about the client, any guidelines they've provided, etc. But I've just started to study to become a freelance graphic ...
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First time getting a logo designed

I just had someone design my logo, and when I try to place it on a vistaprint business card the logo came with a white background already making it look real odd. I just wanted the logo itself so when ...
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How to answer the ever-present 'make the logo bigger'?

Just like most of us, I regularly face the client desire to 'make the logo bigger'. Especially in web designs, clients want to inflate their logos to ridiculous sizes. How do I effectively counter ...
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InDesign CC losing quality when importing image

Is it really possible that when you import image to InDesign its quality gets worse? In this case image contains logo made in Photoshop. We are using iMac which has retina screen I believe. What ...
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Importing logo from Photoshop to Illustrator

I'm not an expert with these tools at all, so my question might be stupid and the terms totally wrong. How do I get a logo from Photoshop to Illustrator so as the quality remains still good and ...
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What is the license of the Google Play Store Icon?

I am thinking of modifying the Google Play Store icon and putting an Ubuntu logo on it. But I searched online for the license and couldn't find it. I will be making the modified logo an icon the ...
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Help finding a logo I remember but can't find

I'm trying to find a logo I remember. I think it was for as courier company and it was a mythical/classical style face profile graphic of a man with headdress flowing.
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Is the Google logo a good example for basic trends in logo design?

Last year one of the most popular logos changed significantly by introducing a controversial "'new logo and identity family 'designed to work across multiple devices.": I remember that I was ...
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Using part of logo in creative concepts

I am requesting feedback regarding the use of the letter "r" from the logo with other images and text to create and overarching theme/identity for the brand. Which of the following options (A, B or C) ...
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How were the curls on this monogram done?

Sorry if this is a bad question. I've just finished an adobe illustrator course so my skills are extremely limited. I'd like to make a monogram but I'm not sure what the best process would be. (e.g. ...
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Do logotype and lettering designers use programs like FontLab, Glyphs App and Robofont?

From what I've seen type-design-specific apps have tools far more superior for drawing letters than Illustrator. I'm wondering: Beside type designers, do logotype designers and lettering artists ...
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Question about Inkscape (icons with solid white background with an alpha image)

EDIT: Hello, yes, I am trying to get transparent icons on a solid white background. Also, the second link is not broken. It needs html code to display it correctly. Here is a screen shot of what it ...
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Designing a handwritten logo: What are the best initial steps?

I want to design a logotype which will be basically made of the handwritten name of the brand. The thing is, that I want to stylize and vectorize the curves, and I want to do it properly (I'm not a ...
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Logo critique: Which version is stronger?

A couple logo options for a food and brewing blog written by a nutritionist who grew up on a farm. Tagline: "An exercise using food and drink as a means to discover peace and happiness." I'm still ...
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What is the name of the font used in the PointlessBlog logo?

What's the name of the font used in this logo's design or something similar to it. It's a very aesthetically pleasing font. https://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/forum/case/963215/
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How do I get a creamy / soft look like this? [duplicate]

I've been working on remaking a logo by Yoga Perdana, a digital artist who creates some really great logos that always seem to have a creamy, dreamy, soft look to them: Long story short, I've been ...
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How to get rid of lines on 3d object in photoshop? [closed]

See on the inside of the circle? it has these lines that won't go away even after rendered!
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How can I make the logo light up against a blurred background?

I'm trying to create a website for a friend and I'm having trouble I tried adding a transparent white or black background on the logo and it just doesn't look good. The text is okay, it's just the ...
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What file type should I use for a logo when exporting from Adobe Illustrator?

I'm a fine artist, new to Adobe Illustrator. I'm in the process of designing a logo for a company using Illustrator. What type of file should I send them when all is completed, so they can use this ...
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Best file format for text logo for use in Word, Web, PDF

I have no previous knowledge in graphics at all. I decided to re-create our company logo using adobe illustrator since that's what everyone said would be best. I would use this logo on Microsoft ...
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How to get rid of excess fill in Inkscape?

I have used illustator in the past and used this technique (Transparent path/stroke fill in Illustrator) when i wanted to make some random logos and sketches. But now when i have moved to Inkscape i ...
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Sizes for icon for social sharing

I am creating an icon for our brand to appear on our clients sites next to the sharing options e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc. I cannot find a standard size for all these icons. I realise that each ...
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White Outline Appearing Around .GIF Logo Image When Saved for Web [duplicate]

I am having a problem with a white outline appearing around a vector logo I built in illustrator. When I try to save it for web as a .GIF it has a white outline once I save it as a GIF but as an .AI ...
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Can I use the Google font 'Lato' for a logo design?

I am creating a logo and would like to use the Google Font 'Lato', can I use this font in my logo design or are there copyright/limitations I need to worry about? I can't find anything online other ...
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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 way. ...
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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 ...