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you don't need to use pen tool to create curls rather create the curls with the circle and delete the quater and make sure your stroke cap is set to Round Here's a quick tutorial on this: After creating your logo you can Expend your object and can use pathfinder to merge all shape in to one shape and then you can also apply some artistic effects from ...


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You should supply both. Ideally you should supply screen and print versions in RGB and CMYK and in vector and bitmap formats. It completely depends on the situation and requirements but an example of formats to be delivered could be something like; JPG (RGB - high res & low res) PNG (RGB with transparency - high res & low res) SVG (RGB) PDF - ...


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Tools are only as good as the user using them. I can do vector drawings with notepad and in quite many ways I have better tools available in notepad than in Illustrator*. Possibly your question could have been better if you could have asked of a specific tool. Possibly, you can do whatever you want. Most of the time though font authoring tools dont have ...


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Sounds a bit like a chicken and egg conundrum! Is Google following trends, or creating them? The most likely answer is: Both (Google is a Schrödinger chicken!). I think the gist of it is the issue of brand identity and consistency vs change. The concept of a brand is that it should remain unchanged over its life - to communicate the continuity of its ...


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As others have said, it's poor practice as a designer and I would personally be very unhappy. And there may very well be legal issues. The use of shutterstock images for a logo has been discussed here. The image on shutterstock says: Copyright: majivecka This is from the shutterstock license: YOU MAY NOT: i. Use Visual Content other than as ...


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This is not a Font. Its manually created In software like Illustrator and Photoshop etc.. with the help of pen tool or tablet.


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This has been my process for doing branding / logo work for the last 5 years of freelancing... Initial Ideas - screen res jpegs / gifs Slide 1 • Mood board of where I have got my inspiration, this can also be photographs of sketches on paper (I generally do this if I think the client will like it, some do and some don't, you should get a feel for the client ...


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You don't typically license a logo at all--as a logo is meant to represent a single entity. However, within the license of the software itself, you may want to add clauses about how the logo can be used (or not used) by others.


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So you are drawing your icons in Inkscape? Try this: If you are using lines of some width, use the "Path > Stroke to path" command to convert them into filled paths without a stroke. If you are using text, use the "Object > Ungroup" command to convert each text object into individual filled paths. If you are using filled paths, leave them unchanged but ...


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You could redraw it and use Stroke. It would make drawing and aligning the lines a bit easier. This will not work for all situations, but for this specific one... maybe... Use thin font as a guide to draw the N I used Bariol - Thin. Draw the orange line on top of it with the Pen tool After this you can get rid of the original N. Now you can ...


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If you aren't a type designer then the answer is probably not. It is possible, but if you don't already have and know these tools it can be a big investment of time and money for not much gain. What you gain from these tools isn't the ability to draw shapes better but the tools for working with kerning, hinting etc. Features that you need for creating a ...


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The first logo just doesn't read as well as the second option. You can easily see the hops, peas, and farm without having to look for it. The only problem I am having with the second option is the stroke of the artwork creates a tension with the name looped over the top. Maybe lessen the stroke of the artwork or adding more space between the name and art ...


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Assuming the logo itself is not up for discussion, I will say yes, you can use the r on its own. I think example #3 is the best one. 1 gets a little convoluted. 2 is rather boring and generic. I would also like to point out that 2 and 3 have "Lift" higher up and that works well. Lift - float - ascend etc., it emphasises the balloons (presumably) ...


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To me it looks like this was just one shape, then flipped upside down and backwards. Like this: If you combine that with Rishab's technique, I suspect you'll be able to mimic this style.


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There’s a good article by Ira Kalb, Assistant Professor of Clinical Marketing, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, where he outlines these 5 succinct reasons: A logo that is too big comes with a lot of negative baggage including the following: 1. Inside-out thinking. Successful companies put the customer first and convey ...


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I like Pooka Studio better. It provides context, signifying that this is a creative studio. It’s descriptive. Are you referring to Celtic Mythology? If so, consider the alternate spelling “Púca” because it lends an air of sophistication. To me at least, “Pooka” looks a little child-like. Nothing wrong with that at all. But “Púca” seems the opposite: ...


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If the client wants to use public domain artwork, suggest that they use a combination of 2 or 3 public domain artworks. When you put them together, they become something unique that you can defend a copyright on. You can see examples of this in military crests that reuse anchors and other generic elements, but they always have 2 or 3 put together in some ...


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Some notes: First of all RGB and CMYK are not standarized values. I always mention one fast exercise. Take a cyan watermark and draw a line on a newspaper and on a good quality magazine. You will have a bright color on the magazine but a dark color on the newspaper. The ink is exactly the same, but the color is totally diferent. A color profile, besides ...


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Congratulations on your first logo. You will likely deal with more contractors in the future, so allow me to explain some fundamentals so you can ensure you get what you need in the future. Bitmap Images These are your every day digital images. Bitmaps are comprised of tiny squares of color (pixels) that together form an image. Example 1 If you have a ...


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TL;DR it seems they are inexperienced or unprofessional. I'd personally not feel comfortable and would cut my loss and find a more experienced designer. Stock photos and vectors are there to make people's lives a bit easier / jobs cheaper and quicker. Pretty much most designers use stock images or vectors regularly, this week for instance I've used some ...


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Because of the black-white design it's really easy to clean it up: [These steps are written to be carried out in Photoshop] Remove text from layer Create path from logo symbol Change the path to whatever size you want (it's like a vector now) Fill the path with black That's it. It would be smooth as flan.


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In designing a logo, you should always start with CMYK. The reason being that CMYK has a smaller colour gamut than that of RGB. The reasoning behind this is that when you are converting from CMYK to RGB to provide the logo for screen (eg. websites), the colours would have an unnoticeable shift in colour, if any. On the other hand, if you start creating the ...


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It should be CMYK and some prefer the use of Pantone colors to accurately convey the colors you intend to use in the logo. The reason why it should be CMYK is that RGB has a much larger array of brighter colors, which when printed will not come out the same. Short answer, CMYK or Pantone spot colors.


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My first guess would be to check your display settings: Display settings have no effect on the final output of your document, they merely control how detailed your images are displayed in-program.


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If your logo is made up of all shapes and line then you don't need to do anything you can always increase the size of your images without loosing the quality. You can change the resolution, Width/height without loss of quality and you also do not need to transform your logo into vector format. I have never never created any image more that 300 Resolution in ...


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I think there are tasteful ways to do so, especially if the "R" is the first letter of the company name. But even if it's not, I can imagine scenarios where using it as a secondary design element would work. You could even use the outline of the "R" as negative space, something like this:



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