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

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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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Letter logo similitude controversy [closed]

Since I was unable to find good enough imo C-logo, I created one myself. As you can see it is highly abstractive and full of nostalgic elements from my past. However, due to the regal middle node it ...
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Aligning letters “Wrong” appears more “Right”

I'm currently working on a logo for a client. Here is the work in progress. It seems obvious to me that the S should align with the line above. I feel that the best way of aligning it however is to ...
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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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Why is my Logo losing quality when I save it for the web? [closed]

I am designing a website for my business and I am having a bit of trouble. I am not very good as this sort of thing but hoping someone might be able to explain in basic terms. I have gotten the ...
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what are the other tools available for editing eps files other than Illustrator?

I made a vector logo using Illustrator cs6 in my office, but when I returned back to my home to work on it on Inkscape, it shows nothing, showing the error-- the file is not supported! to solve this ...
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Can logo designers use free resources or elements from free image websites in their designs?

Can Graphic Designers use free resources to create their own design (or most of it) instead of creating something from scratch? What if I can't draw or have troubles to come up with completely new, ...
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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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Highlighting/Changing the backroung colour of a text that is on a path-ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

I'm extremely new at graphic designing and my sister hired me to create a logo for her company. It took a few days and I've finally perfected everything except the company name.I typed it along the ...
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When presenting a logo to a client what type of paper should I use? [closed]

I am presenting a logo ( and other branding ) to a client. I know that I should present the logo as it will be used, so I will be using card stock for the business card version; and their stationary ...
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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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What kind of a design is this?

I'd like to know if these kinds of logos are categorized or labeled as something. One thing I noticed is that they all make you look at the negative space. E: I also noticed that they all ...
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How can you continue to work with an undecided client but has already payed? [duplicate]

I've been working with a logo for a client whom has already payed a deposit. I created 3 different proposals until he picked one and started making changes from that chosen design. In the next to ...
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Cutting Out Type in a Gussian Blur in Illustrator

I have a logo a client likes a lot. It uses gaussian blur ( few gaussian blur layers on top of each other) to create a glowing effect around the type. Then white type is placed on top to give it the ...
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Creating a flat, 2D logo with 3D Illusion

I'm an apprentice designer and I often visit websites like Logopond in search of inspiration for some illustrations and logos. I see many logos realized like this, meaning they look 2D flat while ...
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how to explain to a client why the logo he has on his mind is a bad idea?

I have a close friend (with a very strong opinion) who asked me to design a logo for his brand new software company. I did all my survey, I asked him what are his views and I presented to him some ...
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Finding the Pantone colors used in illustrator

I have a logo that is getting put on to golf shirts and the company has asked for a list of the pantone colors. Is there a way to get a list of all the colors through illustrator?
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Difference in logos - terminology question

Whats the difference between a classic logo like apple and something like this : or Are they both called logos? If not what would the later be labeled as?
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Client wants font as logo

I wrote the business name of my client's using a font for a design I created. The client wants me to send him "that" - the name of his business in "that type of fancy/cool" font - as a logo to him. In ...
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Transparent background on my logo

Hiya I am fairly new to illustrator. I have made a logo for my client, which is all vector and ready to handover. I've saved a pdf version and an .ai version to give to him and these are good, but ...
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How to lower the details of a line-art illustration?

Not too sure about the vocabulary but here is the bicolor icon I am referring to. This final result should then be used for laser engraving, at roughly 4cm in size, so I need something simpler. I'...
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Illustrator Aligned to Pixel Grid But Logo Still Fuzzy

I'm trying to create a crisp logo in Illustrator CC, and no matter what I do (have set up web document settings with align to pixel grid), when I go to save my logo as a PNG-24 web document and ...
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Illustrator, Files appear pixelated when it's saved to web

I'm hoping I may be able to find someone who may be able to help with illustrator. I'm currently trying to create a header for a blog, although every time i save to web, the image appears pixelated. ...
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Hyphens in Personal Logos

How do I go about incorporating a hyphen into a personal logo? I'm currently working on the initials P and C of a double barreled last name (eg. Jean-Baptiste) and I thought the hyphen of the last ...
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Critique: Chromosphere Labs logo design (3D view?)

I'm starting a business (Chromosphere Labs) and I am dabbling with creating a logo for it. After reading Paul Rand's Logos, Flags, and Escutcheons, I realized that I don't really need a logo that ...
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Remove noise / artifacts from single colour raster logo (Gimp)

I hope this is not a duplicate question - I have looked at other answers and I'm convinced this is different enough for its own question. I have a single-colour logo in raster format that I need to ...
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How can I remove some portion of my background base on other layer?

I know very little when it comes to design. I have 2 layers - a text on top of a background. result How can I delete/take-off the shape of my layer 1 out of my layer 0 ?
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Logo Sub Category Name or Logo Sub Brand Design

I'm looking for the technical term if there is one of when brands have a sub category or sub brand and they alter their logo slightly. I'm looking for some inspiration of this online of how it's done. ...
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What is the visual concept behind squared, boxed or Z patterned letters in logo design?

I am willing to know the visual concept or communication behind such logo designs like IDEO's forming or surrounded by a flat square shape and contains only 4 letters or symbols. See the images as ...
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Similar Logos - stolen or not?

A friend asked me to develop a logo for his wife's hair salon. Originally I worked with just text, but she said she definitely wanted scissors as part of the logo, so I built in the the H + D (hair ...
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How to re size different pixel sizes and scale factors?

A client asks me do deliver the files of the logo I made for him. but I really have no idea how sizes and scale factor works in illustrator. can somebody please help me. the attached image are his ...
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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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how can I recreate this effect in Illustrator?

I created the outline by duplicating the text, selecting the main text and expanding the selection by 5px and then just delete the selection on the duplicated layer. How can I recreate this effect in ...
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Saving PNG logo in CS5

I need to export a PNG logo which is designed in basic font, the issue that I'm experiencing is that the exported PNG is still fuzzy. My current settings are: Font: NTR > smooth PNG-24 ...
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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 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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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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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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Critique: Is my logo conveying what I want to communicate?

I'm working as a junior web designer. I want to redesign my portfolio, including that I'm also designing my logo. This is the first time I'm designing a logo. I learnt guidelines and I designed my ...
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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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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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How to make logo more 3D while flat?

This is actually the very first logo I've designed (for my imaginary company). I'd like to bring the optical illusion (look closely, it looks like a cube) up a bit, without any radical 3d bevels or ...
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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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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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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 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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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 like....