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Why does my logo look pixelated

So I had a designer on 99Designs create a logo for me, it is Vector and he generated the Logo size you can see on my website here: sandiegosoftware.net I understand that my browser, OS and resolution ...
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Critique: How can I tie a logo into my website design at both mobile and desktop screen sizes?

I'm new to the graphic design section of SE, this being my first question here, but not new to graphic or web design. I am in the process of making a free website for a new local eSports bar. The ...
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Any books on actual how-to of logo design?

I have been stacking up on books for logo design and scouting dribbble fairly intensely. I read (and loved) David Airey's book Logo Design Love, but what I am really looking for at this stage is a ...
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When a client wants 2 of my logo concepts and I quoted one

So I estimated a job for a new client. 3 concepts, 1 logo, 1 revision. I gave them 4 to get a feel for their style. They liked none and drew their own. I executed that one plus another original ...
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How should I go about redesigning this graphic?

Update: Scroll to the bottom for a before-and-after. I'm designing something for my school in Photoshop, and our mascot is a knight. This is the current design: Yeah, I know. It's in desperate ...
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How do I cut text out of a shape in Photoshop? [duplicate]

Basically, I would like to make everything that appears as white in this image transparent. I know how to make both the text and the background transparent, but the circle is in the way so that ...
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Bluetooth logo Copyright [on hold]

I am making a hardware device that has got bluetooth connectivity. I have read somewhere that we need to get license for using bluetooth logo in our product/packaging. Can anyone help me with your ...
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Are there any sites which provide feedback for logo designs?

I know Behance, Dribbble etc allow designers to have feedback of their work too but their focus is mainly showcasing the work of designers. There are sites that provide feedback of your website ...
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Critique: Which of these logo options best suits a custom rap song website? [on hold]

I would like to know your opinion about these samples we've made to a website called Rappacy. The website specializes in making custom rap songs to their clients. We have tried some experiments that ...
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How can I represent “fast” or “Fastest” in a logo? Any successful examples?

I am doing rebranding of a company that provides internet through fiber-optic cables. I want to portray "FAST", "fiber optics" and "connectivity" in that logo. In all my initial sketches, I have ...
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What is a luxury logo?

I have looked around for logo designs in the luxury category. I found that some luxury logo designs are complex but some are very simple. Which trend is most used nowadays? Complex or Simple?
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How to make a monochrome like this?

I don't know how to call this but how to make a monochrome like the one on bottom. The exclusion (white), but originally it doesn't overlap.
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How to recreate line effect in the famous Woolmark Logo

How can I recreate the oddly curved line effect seen in the famous Woolmark logo in Adobe Illustrator? Thanks in advance. tor.
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Objects in Illustrator doesn't align perfectly

When working on logo design projects, there are some things in Illustrator that doesn't work perfectly. For example, when I need to make rectangle and then put in rounded rectangle and then aling to ...
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Critique Request: New logo design for a catering company [closed]

Before I pitch this design to my client, I'd like to have it critiqued here. I'm looking for: general improvements simple comment suggestions any advice that you have the time to offer Thanks! ...
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Is my logo in any way in violation of any copyright/trademark laws? [closed]

I was just curious if the logo I created was in any violation of any laws? I wanted my logo to resemble the gum JUICY FRUIT as far as aesthetics go. I will be selling sneakers on my website, rather ...
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logo for clothing brand using 3d block

I'm designing a clothing brand logo and it uses a 3D children's toy block. We've looked at other clothing logos but none are in 3D. Is it ok to use a 3D object in a clothing brand logo?
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How to I create Logo mockups using Illustrator

I am just getting started with adobe illustrator CS5 bulding logos. I often see people presenting it as mockups on walls, business cards or more than one logo which can be navigated through. How do ...
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Can you use logo design that wasn't used by the client in your portfolio?

...or if I just want to showcase my ideas for existing companies with not-so-great logos, can I put that in my portfolio? or even fictitious companies, is that okay to build up on portfolio?
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How can I make crisp icons for Windows Store apps?

I'm pretty new to making graphics for a specific platform but not to graphic design in general. I have a logo I made using Illustrator and had scaled it accordingly by using the Save to Web feature ...
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What do different bracket/braces/parens in logos mean?

I'm thinking on a logo for my personal site that is tech/dev oriented and I've been curious about the use of brackets/braces/parens in logos. Most of these special characters have a lot of different ...
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How can I make this lettering/typographic shape better?

I made this effect in Illustrator using the line tool, Zig Zag tool and then expanding the line to a path. I want the top line of the 'E' to join perfectly with the line in the 't'. I have almost ...
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I need a good italic font to pair with Impressum

I'm looking for an elegant and not-too-busy italic font to pair with Impressum bold headline. See options I've tried already. Most seem to be too light, or too busy. All ideas welcome! Thanks!
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How to downsample an image to match a 16-bit color mode?

NOTE: I'm a systems administrator, not a graphic designer, so I'm a total n00b when it comes to image manipulation. That being said, I thought this would be the best forum to ask this question: I am ...
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Can I revise a poor logo without infringing on copyright? (Canada)

I've been approached by a new client because they are unsatisfied with the logo that was done for them. However, they want to keep the colors and the design... My guess is the problem is in the ...
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Critique Request: Very Generalized Catering Logo

Update: First Try: I used the advice here and went back to the drawing board, wracking my brain for some creativity with this name and developed: A "C" icon representing (hopefully) a borderline ...
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What are all types of logo designs [closed]

Here are some types that i can think of on top of my head: Typography. Illustration. Initials. Abstract. Symbol/Iconic. 3dish flat/simplified hand drawn animal ...what more.. I have always thought ...
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How do you determine colors for a logo on black and white backgrounds?

How do I choose the colors for a logo in order that it can be used on both black and white mediums? Should I use two different color schemes? Are there other methods of making a single logo which ...
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Trying to identify a font or typeface with a letter “A” shaped like a triangle

I have been trying to find out what font or typeface has a specific shaped letter A, and it has been bugging the hell out of me, maybe you can help. I've only seen this in 2 places. One, on a really ...
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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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This is Logo Stealing or not?

I designed "LUCENTICITY" logo 2 days ago, and I swear that it was my idea. I did a lot of sketches and finally choose the design for "LUCENTICITY". Today I was just browsing the old featured logo on ...
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Should I ask for payment for my logo and website design when I delivered them late?

I have designed a logo and a website for a company. Because I took a little longer than usual (3 weeks), they are talking about hiring someone else. I delivered the designs, (10 Logo Designs with at ...
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Is there any specific symbol or color for 'Talent'?

I'm designing a logo which is somehow related to Talent. What symbols or colors can (or are good to) represent Talent? By talent, I mean a natural ability to do something well. I already have ...
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How to make logos like attached examples?

i really love this kind of style for logos. These are simple yet catchy. I would really like to design these logos but whenever Ii try, I fail to give effect and outlining like the attached ...
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Are new brand names/logos typically trademarked, and what are the most common reasons for doing so?

I've been doing some preliminary reading on trademark law, and I see that a trademark with the USPTO isn't necessary to defend the uniqueness of your new brand name or log in court. The USPTO gives ...
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Can a logo have two symbols?

I’ve just made this logo for a client. I hit on the idea of making the dd of “saddle” a bicycle. But the client also liked the mock up of the saddle with call out sign (to the right of Swag). Now the ...
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Kerning Feedback

I'm currently looking at a new font for a logo and I'm having some issues with the kerning of our lettering. I've search the web for guidance on kerning, in particular when using double lowercase ...
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Pixel lines using Shape builder tool Illustrator

I'm doing a logo design and these messy lines appears after using shape builder tool in Illustrator. See the image. It's the faded lines on the intersections between the P and the A. I have tried ...
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What licensing requirements are there for the use of fonts in logos?

Imagine a logo that uses only a few characters from a font… or more exactly, the vector outlines of a few characters (between 2 and 4) from a font. What are the licensing requirements for commercial ...
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How to make HTML5 logo (text mapped to 3D object) using inkscape?

Found many tutorials to create 3D text (extrusion, shadow, bevel effect etc.), but that is not what I am looking for. What I am looking for, is a way using which I could use text as "skin" to wrap ...
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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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Is it plagiarism if my logo looks similar to an existing one?

I'm designing a logo and it looks like this: What is the first thing that comes to your mind? It is inspired by the MDN logo. My logo (inside the green zone) has nothing to do with the ...
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How to scale a Character without changing its width?

I have to recreate a logo which has been made many years ago and all that is left is a tiny rasterized picture. I want to make a vector file in Illustrator. The logo contains text in, lets say 100 pt, ...
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Critique: how to awesomize this logo?

This is a course assignment (project) but with real client. The image shows the current logo, colourful text and the chimp as the letter "O". I tried to make the (O) chimp face like other letters but ...
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Meaning of advertising logos [closed]

I've seen many advertising logos, they are quite simple and don't show anything related to advertising. I saw some with call out signs but this is not the only thing,i think. I'm curious to know about ...
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What is the font used in the Adicto logo?

What font is used in this logo? I'd love to have this logo or a similar one. Thanks!
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Scaling Issue with Illustrator [solved]

I've read a considerable number of responses to this issue but haven't located a straight answer. My problem seems simple enough to solve: When I'm scaling a logo I created, it isn't scaling properly. ...
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What is the Font type of “pocket edition” text in Minecraft Pocket Edition logo?

Does someone know the font type of the text "pocket edition" in the Minecraft Pocket Edition logo pictured here?
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Why was my experience with a logo contest so miserable?

I'm starting out as a freelance designer (and no job experience at any company before) and I decided to join "contests" held by freelancer.com's users. I've joined several of them already and I can ...
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Are there any Graphic Design e-commerce solutions?

I'm currently selling my logo design services on a community site, which works very well, and I'm also building a personal site to display my portfolio and find new customers. The community site works ...