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Where do I get the best Logo designed?
indisource




msg:855718
 7:45 pm on Apr 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

I am looking for getting a logo designed for my web forum. Though I did a browsing of lots of logo sites, not very happy with logos available in the galleries.

Going for customized logos involves a lot money and time.

Any sugggestions on getting the best logo designed for a nominal price and within reasonable time?

 

Frequent




msg:855719
 8:00 pm on Apr 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Do it yourself. You don't even need to be particularly artistic with some of the specialty logo design software out there.

Freq---

indisource




msg:855720
 9:00 pm on Apr 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Are these logo design software downloadable for free? Can you recommend some sites please?

Regards.

Frequent




msg:855721
 9:37 pm on Apr 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Don't know of any good and easy to use free ones. (Anyone else?)

However you should be able to download a decent one for less than $50.

Freq---

kodaks




msg:855722
 10:00 pm on Apr 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

I personally use AAA Logo (no affiliation), but there are a whole lot more out there. If you have experience with Photoshop, you may want to start there. There are also many tutorials on the interent that show you how to make logos in Photoshop. Best of luck!

monkeythumpa




msg:855723
 10:30 pm on Apr 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Don't build a logo in Photoshop, use a vector program because sooner or later you will need to use it for print.

limbo




msg:855724
 8:08 am on Apr 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

It's a service like any other, you get what you pay for.

collymellon




msg:855725
 1:44 pm on Apr 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Why wouldn't you use photoshop for creating a logo?
Saving in any format you like, and holding the original PSD for editing you cannot fail to import the graphic into any document...

limbo




msg:855726
 4:00 pm on Apr 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Photoshop is not a vector based application.

You could not scale a logo created in photoshop without loss of quality, create it in a vector based programme (e.g. illustrator) and you could use it for micrographics like icons or blow it up for The sail of a yacht - with no loss at all.

jschmitz




msg:855727
 4:19 pm on Apr 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have to say that nothing says 'amateur' worse than logos you have designed yourself if you are not a designer, or a good designer non-official designer.

If you want to brand yourself correctly, and have a logo that doesnt look homemade and hokey, stickymail me and I"ll refer you to someone really good, and perhaps, not too expensive.

j

visca




msg:855728
 4:03 pm on Apr 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

I full heartedly agree with jschmitz. Of all the things you could potentially cost cut on, the logo isn't one of them.

I have spent and continue to spend a rediculous amount of time devoted to the design, development and the ongoing usage of my company's brand. It's what people take away with them to identify in their mind what emotions they have associated with your company. In fact, I would dare to say that some of popular companies we know today, may not have had such success without the ingenious use of carefully developed branding.

That said, there are certainly companies out there that can produce quite polished custom logos relatively inexpensively (in the low 3-digit realm) that would truly be a worthy investment.

I would go back to further investigating sites out there that specialize in branding for web use and go from there. I specifically say "for web use" because they will typically be cheaper than firms that work in print media. Some of the large web designers directories often have a category specifically for advertising logo companies.

Oranjy




msg:855729
 2:50 pm on May 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

Have a look at <snip>, they offer a simple looking program that will allow you to create good looking logo's quickly...the software may look simplistic and the examples of logos are pretty bad, but download the trial veriosn and have a go....after a few hours of weorking with the different features and effects most people with little design knowledge can create a professional looking logo for a fractin of the rpice it would cost to pay somone to do it for you.
Good luck anyway,
Oranjy..

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 2:43 pm (utc) on May 12, 2005]
[edit reason] please no promos... [/edit]

zulufox




msg:855730
 5:14 pm on May 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have to say that nothing says 'amateur' worse than logos you have designed yourself if you are not a designer, or a good designer non-official designer.

Is WebmasterWorld an amateur site? j/k

I agree with whomever said it has to be vector. Vector is critical.

I spent a week designing a logo for my first site (learning illustrator as I went) and it turned out very well.

However I think now my site makes some $$ I can splurge on a $200-300 logo from a designer I compromised a lot on my first logo because I didn't know how to do anything.

Beagle




msg:855731
 1:55 pm on May 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Photoshop is not a vector based application.

You could not scale a logo created in photoshop without loss of quality, create it in a vector based programme (e.g. illustrator) and you could use it for micrographics like icons or blow it up for The sail of a yacht - with no loss at all.

Maybe off-topic for this thread, but since it came up --

I use PaintShop, and have found that some of the advice I've read in this forum about PhotoShop "translates" to PaintShop pretty well. Each time you add a layer in PaintShop, you designate whether it's raster or vector, but I don't know if it's a "vector-based program." If I designed a logo using only vector layers in PaintShop would I be able to make it into a sail for one of my yachts ;-) ?

mixer28




msg:855732
 1:39 pm on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

Business image is important to all companies as it builds trust and confidence - from small to large, these are assets that are proven to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.

A good start is to get a professional logo as this forms the core of any identity.

I would personally recommend Michael at a afishinsea.co.uk for small business and start up logo design. We have used him many times and have always been happy with his work.

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