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    Hello,

    What do you people think is the best software for straight forward logo design, lately I have found myself designing them in photoshop. What do you reccommend Freehand, or Illustrator or what (Logo design is new to me)

    What do I need to consider (Resolution for print etc...) I'm guessing it should be vector based too...

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    Illustrator. Vector w/ no gradients will give you no problems in the forseeable future.

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    I say... Illustrator combine photoshop will be good.
    Never delete the source file (of the logo), just incase you need it in the future.

    Just don't make the logo toooooo details. 'cos it'll be very hard to make it small for website (or shirt, or paperwork).

    Have both static and animated version.
    if it's 3D, keep it simple (I mean don't use too many different colours).


    ** Just remind you I'm not good at graphic. Those are just suggestion from what my limited experience. :alien:


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    I disagree on the need for Photoshop and an animated version. However, I wholeheartedly agree that the logo should scale down (and up) well.

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    Ideally you want to make the logo using vectors, therefore Illustrator is my choice. You obviously can make logos with Photoshop, but it's vector capabilities are... lacking. Just as transio points out, the logo should definately be able to scale up and down for different media types.

    If you do design using Photoshop, make sure to design in a large resolution and "dumb it down" (72dpi for the web for example). This is so that when/if you need the logo on letterhead, t-shirts, businesscards etc, you will be able to resize painlessly.

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    I use Fireworks 90% over Photoshop. Occasionally I will use Image Ready if it is to be a complex 3d design.

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    Hi,

    I have designed a lot of logo - and have learned lessons not using vectors- you absolutely must use a vector. Either use freehand, illustrator or coreldraw - though coreldraw does have its disadvantages when it come to exporting files.

    HTH

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    Vectors are just easier to design in, too. Bezier curves allow much more precise control of the shape you want to make.

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    FLASH is the best program to do it

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    i agree


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