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

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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 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 Illustrator. 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 ...
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What is the name of the color wheel that a person can use to pick the logo color [closed]

What is the name of the wheel used to pick the right colors for a logo to be an exact match
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Can a logo using licensed fonts be trademarked?

I made a logo using fonts with a free license for commercial use, my clients wants to trademark the logo. Can he do it? My concern is that even with the license, the creator of the font still own the ...
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How do you create an arc for text without distorting in Illustrator? [duplicate]

Good day, I am currently creating a circular logo in Adobe Illustrator CC, what I did in the upper part is making a circle and inserting text using a type on a path tool. My concern is in the lower ...
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How to shrink the selected are on illustrator

well this question is both simple and complicated to explain. I have a band logo with a C letter of a font and then i have effects on the side and if i select the entire logo it gives me a huge box ...
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playing with fonts before installing them

For a logo and website design I would like to browse and try a lot of different fonts from https://fonts.google.com or a similar site before I pick some possible candidates. But I find it too tedious ...
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Logo appears too small on website

I used Photoshop but have started to recreate same logo in Illustrator because that's what I'm use to but for some reason I ended up using PS and against my better judgement it's now finished in PS. ...
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How to colour a group of objects with transparent circles?

A colleague has asked me to change her sloppy pixel-based logo design into a vector. Now, I'm a long-time photoshop user who's just getting started with Illustrator. So naturally... I'm all confused :...
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Where does one source fonts to create logos?

I'm a photographer trying to create his own logo. Naturally since it would be my own I imagine that means commercial use. I see many directories listed as open source, and google fonts as well. ...
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Warping text into a 3D donut shape.

Hello all, I've recently come across a very cool logo/ typography on Pinterest. I'm trying to replicate it with my own text. I've found a few helpful tutorials on using Extrude & Bevel, as well ...
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The logo I have made in Illustrator changes when I save to PDF

I have made a logo in Illustrator. It is a very simple text logo where I have created outlines to turn it into a Vector. I also have made some small adjustments with overlays to remove part of the ...
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Client needs hands and figurines drawn in logo [closed]

My client sent me a photo of a complex artwork of a figurine, in which she would like me to incorporate in her new logo. I am beyond stuck on what to do. I've tried a few things, but to be honest, ...
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Colour management for logo design in Inkscape/Scribus

I’m new to graphic design and am unsure of how to manage colours in a logo I’ve just created. It’s black text (converted to paths) with one small graphical element (a leaf). I created it in Inkscape ...
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Illustrator: which artboard size for logo design

Can you tell me what size of artboard should I use in Illustrator and also what kind of settings should i do like CMYK vs. RGB while making a logo. Going to use this for print mostly, but also ...
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Advice: How can I smoothly translate my artistic logo into a text logo? (Illustrator) [closed]

I'm currently designing my club's logo and I'm having trouble finding a simple way to translate to text-only for brochures and such. I was hoping I could receive some constructive advice. This is my ...
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Symbols as Logos

Would it be illegal to use a symbol as your logo? For instance, could the ohm symbol be the logo for a yoga studio? Could the peace sign be a logo for a non profit organization? Could a unique ...
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How can make this circle halftone effect on type?

I tried the deformed circle to intercept but find it very complicated. Anybody knows how to achieve this?
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How does this font pair with this logo? Specifically its curves/softness?

I'm looking for some feedback on the typography of this logo. Specifically, assuming the logo itself stays the same, how does the font choice and typography pair with it? e.g. Are the E's too sharp, ...
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How to transform an image into an “Emmys” type of logo?

I'm trying to create a logo for our medical students NGO in Sofia, Bulgaria, so I want to transform this image of Saint Sofia into an Emmys-Award-type of logo, like this (either gold as well, or ...
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Drawback of using your logo for animations

I am considering using an animation during which my company’s logo morphs and changes color (company colors). I’m not sure if it is good for your image and brand recognition. What are potential ...
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Reasons against using a photograph within a logo

A client of ours has had a logo designed which is simply their brand name in block characters, with stock photos of smiling models within the characters themselves. Aside from the garish design, is ...
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How to achieve this distorted text effect?

I found this logo I really like. How can I achieve this effect in Photoshop or Illustrator?
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How is this logo design flawed? [closed]

Without googling the company to see what it does, explain how this logo design is flawed, and what changes could be made to correct it while still conveying the idea of chemistry.
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Is it a good practice to write two letters vertically in a word for a logo design?

I'm making a logo for a noun. Now, the word has 2 adjacent letters in it that can make a thing that describes the noun. But for that I have to put them in vertical order. For example, consider the ...
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What software do you recommend for creating a logo

I am just starting to teach myself how to make logos. If I want to make a logo that works with both Apple and Android apps, what software do you recommend that would help me do a logo that would be ...
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Feedback on font and color choices in the logo

I got my logo back from the designer, and I liked the logo image, but I didn't like the color choices or font. The font he used was too futuristic/space ship looking, and the colors were too heavy. I ...
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Is it acceptable to change colors on a logo to make it fit a website's theme?

I have a few payment brand images that need to go in the footer of a website, the footer is very dark grey, to the point where making the logos grey-scale wouldn't be much of a good idea, especially ...
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How do I recreate this logo pattern? Any suggestions?

I am trying to recreate the pattern below, anyone know how this can be re-created? This pattern is from the Princess House logo. It is made of up about 6 small circles but how do I use illustrator to ...
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Is it legal to use dribble example for a company logo?

I'm not a designer but I know how to use some of the programs. I've done some """"designing"""" for several projects (either mine or for some friends/family) and mostly I inspire in someone else's ...
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Legal copyright for making text based logos?

I've just started off being a freelance graphic designer (wooo adventure), but I've a question about using texts when making logos. From what I understand, Typefaces don't have copyright; so I want to ...
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Can I use Google Fonts to design my own logotype? [duplicate]

I am a digital marketing freelancer and I am starting to design my own logo. I would like to use two different fonts available onGoogle Fonts: "Poiret One" and "Syncopate". Therefore, I want to know ...
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What’s the font in the Panda Vape logo?

I have a logo which is using the same typeface as the Panda Vape logo. I found it while searching the Logo on Google. Can you please help me identify it, so I can use it in my logo design? I have ...