A logo should be
This is not easy work, it takes a lot of time and energy to create a great logo.
Like this logo I designed for the Fredericksburg Dog Park Association. Where dog owners and dogs can play off leash in a fenced-in area.
it depends on what you plan to place the logo on. if it is a company logo that will end up on paper, then try not to make it use more than 8 colors
Also avoid isoluminance (this makes the logo look bad on all projectors and on paper when printed in black and white.
Other than that, the logo just has to look cool and unique to you and keep a strong focus on the design (not the color)
PS when making the logo, make sure your workspace is at least 4096x4096 (I usually work at 8K resolution if I am using pixel based art)
For best results, use vector art as that can scale to any size.
Most importantly, if you plan to use the logo on a business card or print it out, then make sure you proof your artwork. (it will never print out the way it looks on the screen, so you will have to do a gradient proof page for contrast, color saturation, brightness, and shadow/highlight.
do this all in adjustment layers and mask the adjustment layer with a layer mask. after that you can sample the best looking spot of each proof, then apply it to the entire mask, you can then move all of the adjustment layers to a single image, then do a final proof print to see if it looks good.
answered Aug 15 '12 at 09:00
lot of pencil work, design purity, always make sure that ur logo looks cool both in color n monochrome.
inspire from text, images, icons etc.
Symbols also play major role in designing
color selection too.
btw what do u want to design, let me see if i can throw in some ideas for you!
answered Aug 15 '12 at 00:07
more importantlyt a logo is your brand and can be simple one color Just your name wit hnice crisp text mostly simple works best stick to the kiss principle..
keep in mind the advice to use more then 8 colors when it come to print and I have worked in graphic over 35 year the more you use the more it cost even if your log is the smallest part of the print it will require multiple passes at the printing the more passes the more color the more time the more it costs ..
that goes for paper that goes for digital graphics plastic silk screening on cloth like shirts and shut unless you go the very low quality cheap routes ..
if you want your business to have a touch of class look to it you can have the simplest desing done in the highest quality ratehr then spending a fortune in desing to use the lowest quality end result ..
you can have a logo and brand that looks like a million dollars or one that pretends to be million but didnt make it ..
Logos vary in design from something as simple and elegant as the Apple logo to something as detailed as a government seal. It's very subjective. The best place to begin designing is with observation of and communication with the one you're designing it for. Since it's going to be a symbol of that entity it needs to reflect that image in a meaningful way.
Good design of any graphic revolves around balance. Even distribution of geometry and field, contrast, warm and cool colors and hard and soft edges. Those design principles are thousands of years old.
Color theory is a bit of a can of worms but if the design is balanced you may not have to get into it. One of the more important aspects has to do with light play on surfaces. The reason it's included in color theory is because it has an affect on color. Saturation occurs naturally in the midtones and falls of in light and shadow. To make a jewel like interface graphic you would understate that and on a cell shaded form it would be even more understated.
The most important thing though is that it needs to represent the "subject".
answered Aug 15 '12 at 09:49
Okay, all of you logo-gurus... :)
How did you learn to use vector programs? Self-taught? Lessons? Watching youtube's on it?
What are the best/easiest to learn- in your humble opinions?
I need a logo & I'd love to have a go at it. Not sure if I want a logo or a stylized font...Something with an "arc" in it. I picked up a nice, dual-core iMac & it came with the Adobe CS3 suite. Illustrator would be the one to use, yes? I also run Linux Mint on my main desktop & this has Inkscape, atm.
All ears- please do elaborate!
answered Aug 17 '12 at 08:21
Looks around logo gurus ????
you put .50 cents in the gum ball machine the little plastic egg drops out temporary tatto things what ever you get first try no questions that's your logo it maybe silly it maybe funny its all good.
some times the sillyer looking or sounding the more popular it is a good example right now (Google)
yes google does have a meaning behind it though its more ofa a play on aword its silly its funny and when we all seen it back what in 1995 or so most of us laughed thinking they werent serious and they would never make it .
Ebay is another it relality back when ebay wasnt even a word google either now they are house hold names .. stay away from the common things fine exsample of this in the tech world (LISA) apples first attempt at the mouse driven computer Fail,( Adam) ColecoVisions first attempt at adapting a gaming system to be a PC Fail, the (ME) should have been a no brainer for microsoft for the Year 2000 it was all the rage FAIL
logos are no different
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answered Aug 17 '12 at 12:51