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Questions tagged [logo]

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

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Client Sent Contract For Logo - I have questions! [closed]

I was contacted to make a logo for a friend of a friend. I have made logos before, but usually it's been casual with people I know. This is my first time receiving a contract from a client. It's not ...
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How do I properly use or convert a PSD file for large format printing? [duplicate]

I have an image PSD file at 200 dpi at an image size of 11" by 11". My goal is to submit a final file for large format printing. The end product will be an 8 foot by 8 foot step and repeat banner/...
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If a logo implies movement, should that movement be mirrored to match the movement of a vehicle it's placed on?

I've designed a nice logo for a company's charity food-drive campaign that incorporates a tilt and some speed lines to imply forward (rightward) movement. I matched the tilt of the art to the italic ...
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How to choose company logo resolution? [duplicate]

I am currently finishing logo in Photoshop. Logo will be used in Instagram header(or whatever it's called) and also will be printed on all kinds of different stuff of various sizes. I need an ...
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Delivery of JPG logo files to client [closed]

When providing logo files to a client, I always include AI, PDF and social media PNG. I'm not sure what to do with JPG though. What size (document size) JPG is standard to send to a client? Are ...
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What font is used in criticalstack.com logo?

What font is used in this logo? I'd love to use this font in my company logo. I have attempted to find the font using all the tools those which have stated in the guidelines page. But I couldn't find ...
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How to search for logos to use on google images without all the stock photo sites coming up in results?

I'm searching for logos to derive my logo from. I get my ideas from google images, but the stock photo sites are really anonying. Is there a way to search google images without all those stock image ...
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Where is the best place to buy images for a company logo? [closed]

I am looking to purchase images to make a company logo and wondering where is the best place to source these
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How to trim circular shapes with perfect angles?

The logo is constructed of trimmed circular paths. The spacing is not equal between the pieces on the same radius. How do I make sure the cuts are made at the right angles?
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Can I improve this logo design with any effects or filters?

I've been asked to design a logo for a heritage trust. The logo must have a medieval cross as its centrepiece. However, whilst I'm a photographer with negligible graphic design experience I gave it a ...
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Creating logo files for printing and web

My client has asked for their logo files, (the source file is vector AI created with Illustrator). He wants a file for the web/printing letterhead (online and paper invoices) and a vector file for the ...
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Blurry image from Illustrator to Word [closed]

I am saving a logo from Illustrator and my client wants to import it into word. I save the file as a .pdf as been told by this sight and the image comes into word slightly blurry but blurry enough ...
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Should I alter my new logo to specifically use Pantone colors?

I’ve started at a new company doing 3D architectural visualization. Having a degree and background in graphic design, I’m now working with the marketing department to update and rebrand the company’s ...
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Illustrator: which canvas size and settings for new logo document

What canvas size and other settings should I do in Illustrator when creating the main master design of any logo?
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Tips for designing a logo?

I just joined these boards in hope to find some guidance. I am not particularly a graphic designer, but I am working on designing my own logo. I have limited knowledge of Illustrator. I am diving into ...
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Can we have a multi-coloured logo as white in the navigation for better visibility?

Is it okay to have a white logo on the navigation because of a darker colour shade and the original multicolored logo in the footer? Is this an accepted practice?
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What to do when finishing a logo that was started by another artist?

I have a client who had a design they had done by another artist and wants me to finish up the logo using what they designed, im just worried legally if i can use what they did or what i need to get ...
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How to export icon in different sizes without getting blur edges?

I need to export icons for an android app in 4 different sizes: 36x36, 48x48, 64x64 and 72x72 px. The original size of icon I've created has size 272x272 px. For example, see this image: Left one ...
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White lines around the logo

today I'm here to ask you how to export better on Illustrator! I made a text logo, I was going on Photoshop to add a background and I saw these lines: Did I do something wrong with Illustrator or ...
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Why do shapes and spacing get distorted when scaled down in Illustrator?

What I need: I'm creating android app icon. So it's obviously pixel based and I want to pay attention to make it "pixel perfect" and then I need to export it in different dimensions (say 36x36, 64x64)...
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Does giving manual radius to a shape makes it look bad? [closed]

Basically, I'm confused between geometric/mathematics and aesthetic point of view. I need a shape as shown in image for my logo. Now, in the 2nd half of image, you see two objects. One has inner ...
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Matching logo sizes [duplicate]

When you're designing a document and you have to place a bunch of logo endorsements in the document, how do you make all the logos seem the same size? Is there a more mathematical or scientific way ...
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What do you think of this logo? [closed]

Would love some opinions about this logo. I am having the classic problem of being 'too close' to judge objectively. We are a company that does Balloon bouquet deliveries. Our brand should reflect ...
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Is it ok and not breaching copyright to add a slogan onto original business logo?

On behalf of a company he works for, a family friend has asked me to add a commemorative slogan onto the bottom of their original logo. They don't want me to alter the logo in any way, just add the ...
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Join lines perfect to each other in AI

The other red line is set to opacity 50% and is closed. I'd like to join them to later subtract them from from the basic picture (the fill) or make it white, but how to join them perfectly?
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Logo Critique: Logo for a freelance web developer [closed]

I'm working on a logo for a web developer friend of mine who plans to start his freelance career. Here are the specific questions I need help with: Which layout works best, horizontal (mark on left) ...
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Is it possible to undo after Save/Closing a project? [closed]

I faced this problem just now, I added a drop shadow to my Logo to see how it's going to look and when I saved and sent the project to my friend, but I forgot to remove it or duplicate the original ...
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What does it mean to present a logo and promo materials in “1:1”?

I'm currently working on some promo materials for a company I'm currently doing a logo design for. They asked me to do a memorandum, business card, folder, envelope, and a seal. They stated: to be ...
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Client asked me to create a vector of a Pokemon for the logo, Is it breaking any copyright laws? [closed]

As a freelance graphic designer I get requests a lot of the time with people who want me to vector/create a mascot of Pokémon and other game characters. And I’d love to hear whether or not I’m legally ...
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Are you allowed to use a warning sign as a logo or is this copyrighted?

I came across a website that uses the laser warning sign: Is it even allowed to use such signs as a logo, or are these copyrighted somewhere?
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What is the cost of protecting a trademark globally?

I know this is not specifically a graphic design question, but I am curious to know about the differences between protecting an image-mark (trademark as a logotype) from nation to nation. Is there a ...
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Should I focus on dimensions or proportions, when creating a logo?

I am currently in the process of creating a logo for myself, within Photoshop. I know many may say that using Illustrator or Vector may be better but I am using the logo as an opportunity to learn ...
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How do I dissolve a word or shape into dots (with either Photoshop or Illustrator)? [duplicate]

I'm looking for someone to have a skype call with me or explain in detail how to dissolve a shape or word into dots (circles, spheres, etc.) using either Illustrator or Photoshop. This is for a ...
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How can I make a logo have a negative space stroke in Inkscape?

I have this logo ↑ and I want its stroke to be negative/transparent so that it can look like this ↓ How do I do this in Inkscape?
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Illustrator: white space around logo when exporting as JPG

I've created a logo in Illustrator, and before I export it, the spacing looks fine. See below: But then, once I export it, it doesn't keep the spacing around the letters I want (the right side of the ...
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does snagit opens ai files? [closed]

the snagit software only opened eps file extension, but didn't open the ai file? so what is the problem ? does it only open the eps files ? I tried opening the eps and ai but it only opens the eps.
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what is a letterbox logo? [closed]

What is meant by a letterbox logo ? the client asked for the logo to be more like a letterbox than a portrait or a landscape so what does it mean for the logo to be a letterbox?
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Illustrator SVG export Inside Glow effect

I'm designing a logo for someone but i got a huge problem. I've got this paperpress effect (Inside glow): I need to export this to an SVG format But when i do this and open it in my browser, this ...
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Recreate my text-based vector logo in HTML/CSS

I know that this could also be posted for the coders, however I figured a lot of you stepped in each other's backyards from time to time so here goes: I'm using the Twentyseventeen WordPress theme ...
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Convert complex artwork into single color

I created this logo for a client, and I now need to convert it into one color versions (all black/all white). Because there are so many overlays of text and graphics, I am having issues changing it ...
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PMS vs CMYK Logo colors

So, I designed a logo in CMYK color and printed it using EPSON printer. The colors match perfectly what I see in print and on monitor. Then I convert the logo color to PMS using Illustrator's ...
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Why do edges get blur for font outlines and shapes?

(Illustrator 2015, artboard size: 960px x 887px, Units: Pixels) Original .ai file is here: For a few months, I was designing some logos and shapes using Ilustrator. Now that I've some concepts ...
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Will I get sued for my logo, even though the customer doesn’t know me?

A few months ago I made a logo for a customer on Brandsupply. Brandsupply is a site that lets a customer upload their ideas for a logo, and then choose the logo they want from the design that a bunch ...
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Is the kerning on my logo correct?

I've been kerning this logo and I'd love input from those well versed on the subject. I'm particularly interested with the space around the "f", but also appreciate any other kerning input or advice. ...
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I'm looking for hierarchy-dependent logo version management

Ok so I'm a newb at graphic design for sure. I can hardly hack my way through GIMP/Inkscape/PS, but I want to solve this problem: Lets say you are working on a logo, you've got a few different types. ...
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Illustrator: how to make a transparent favicon of non-square logo

I have a logo that isn't square. I want to make it a favicon that has a transparent background, but doing so requires making it a 16px X 16px, which changes the logo, squishing it. Is there a way to ...
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Word representation in Graphics

Does anyone know of a good repository where words are represented as symbols/graphics. So for example, a cycle is represented as a line sketch of a cycle and a boat as a drawing of a boat. I am not ...
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What are general rules for appropriated logos (Whether you are selling them as a design, or using them fro marketing)? [closed]

I have a clothing brand I've been working on and really like the look of the STP Oil logo. I've seen some bigger name brands make parodies of logos like this before, I was wondering what the actual ...
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Why do people upload their work to Adobe and other stock sites if they can't be used for intended purposes?

Why do people upload their work to Adobe and other stock sites if they can't be used for intended purposes? For example, I was talking to a friend of mine who wants a logo designed. I suggest he take ...
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How can I specify tracking in a logo file I deliver to the customer?

I have made a logo in Illustrator and now I want to deliver it to our client. But I also want to send him a little logo guide and for that, I want to specify the tracking of the letters. A "-25" is in ...