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I had my company logo created by Vistaprint, but now I need to make color and size edits. I think Vistaprint "owns" the vector file, so I believe I will need to hire my own designer and ask for the file(s). Once I receive the file(s) is there a "simple" way for an amateur like me to do edits, or will I need to purchase/learn (ugh!) illustrator or another complex software program???

Any direction would be most appreciated. Thanks!

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    I'm not sure why you would want to make changes to your logo frequently...
    – Welz
    Commented Dec 14, 2019 at 22:49
  • You might be able to do basic color changes or something on paint, depending on what you are considering, but I would plan to work with a designer or have software. Spend a little thinking about all the changes you need and have a designer create all the versions in one go, it'll be cheaper that way 👍 Commented Dec 18, 2019 at 12:26

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In 99.9% of cases, you need vector software to make changes to vector graphics. If it's an SVG file, you could theoretically make the changes in a text editor but I wouldn't recommend it except for the simplest of cases (or in really weird edge cases).

As for what software you'd need to use, it doesn't have to be Illustrator. Inkscape is a free software that can edit SVG, PDF, and Illustrator files. The learning curve is fairly low for simple things like changing colors, so I wouldn't stress too much about hiring anyone.

If you are unable to get the file, you will need to rebuild it manually. If you have a particularly low level of patience, hire someone. I would recommend actually learning to use Inkscape or Illustrator though - you never know when the skill could come in handy.

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