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    I am working on a logo for my business Isotope Networks. I want to add the effect that I have seen on a few logos and it looks really cool. It is like a...well its hard to decribe so here is a link with it on:

    Here.

    It is at the top in the centre. To the top-right of the text, that bit that curls around it with pointed edges and stuff. I WANNA MAKE THAT!

    If you could give me a good program to use to do it and a tutorial on what to do in steps that would be a great help. Thanx a lot. :classic: :classic: :classic:

    (P.S: I have the following programs:

    Adobe Photoshop 7.0
    Adobe Illustrator CS
    Macromedia Fireworks 4.0
    Macromedia Flash MX
    Adobe Imageready 7.0

    They are my best ones. Any of them any good? Also, the person who made the site, if you could reply and tell me what program [s] you used to make the actual site and what you used for the bit I am wanting.)

    Thanx again. And sorry for the long post!!!
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    Its a relatively easy effect to create. You could probably make it using any of the software you listed above. I've done a quick mock up in Photoshop however...- btw Imageready is made by Adobe.

    *Open a blank canvas > Ctrl+N/Cmd-N
    *Select the circular elipse tool found under vector shapes - (tip: Don't confuse this with the circular marquee)
    *Draw a stretched oval/elipse shape on to the canvas in a similar style.
    *On the layers pallette click on the 'vector mask' (the box next to the shape icon.)
    *From the top horizontal menu bar, look towards the centre and click the third icon in, which changes to the subtract mode. (tip: If you have over the icons a tooltip will appear)
    *Draw a similar shaped elipse over the one you previously created and it should remove a section to give you the shape you wanted.

    This is only a rough guide... VIew the attached image if you need a reference to work by.

    On another note I hope you don't plan on immitating his entire site, which is the way you seem to be going.
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    An easier way if you have no clue how to use masks is:

    - Using the circular marquee, draw an elipse
    - Fill it with color
    - Draw another selection with the circular marquee
    - Position it where you want to and delete the piece you don't want

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    Or just move selection down and delete

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    Oh yer, I never thort of marquees! Thanx dude.
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    You can also use the bezier tool in illustrator to make a "custome" swoosh, or you can draw two ellipses and boolean subtract one from the other.

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    OK. I do sort of prefer illustrator to photoshop. I will try that, or use the same process. Thanks!
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    Where is the bezier tool in Illustrator? I am using the CS version.
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    I've never used the CS version. The icon looks like a fountain pen in the regular version

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    Wot, u mean the pen tool?
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