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-= Design Our New Logo & Win a XFX GeForce GTX 285 Black Edition Graphics Card =-

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Spie, 23 Apr 2009.

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  1. martian_aphid

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    the dark background looks pretty outdated, maybe a lighter background would be a benefit
     
  2. MrMagoo

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    Edited a bit and added different BG colours to match site/forums :)

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  3. Ste99

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  4. DaveBennett

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    My attempt..

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  5. jonnyg

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    Final submission - 2 versions for putting on black or white backgrounds (i.e. the website background is black, invoices etc. are white paper). Most the stuff here is looking great guys, well done.

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  6. int

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    Want to post my entry but there seems to be a lot of ripping off of other peoples ideas so I'm going to keep them to myself for the moment :p
     
  7. Heofz

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    Is everyone using Illustrator to make their logos? I've got years of photoshop experience but as this is meant to be in vector format I feel like my hands are completely tied, judging from what I seem to be able to do... :p

    I could just make a logo absolutely huge so that you would only ever have to downscale, would this be acceptable? :o
     
  8. martian_aphid

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    Assuming it might be used for a building sign at 300dpi your raster would have to be enourmous to prevent pixelisation - as they say a vector is the way forward in this case. If you can use PS, my guess is that you could pick up AI in a few hours or a day or two depending on how much time you spent on it.
     
  9. Nimzicki

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    Even putting aside the vector/raster differences to be doing a proper type logo you really should be using Illustrator. Even at large sizes the quality reduction will be noticeable.
     
  10. fini

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    Got bored, couldn't decide how to do the 'uk' and figured if it was any good someone would plagiarise it anyway :p
     
  11. tuckenator

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    Using Photoshop here dude.

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  12. p0ss3s3d

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    That was my original plan, I realised even 15000x8000 wasn't going to cut it on the side of a van for example (not sure if you have your own van but still...) So I thought well I'm sure I can learn Illustrator only rememeber CS3 and CS3 Illustrator are different. Ah ha I said Inkscape, before I realised that wasn't going to favour me because the interface is ALIEN!!!

    If soneone from OcUK can comment on if we can work at a massive resoulution in Ps and tell what res we need, I might have another look...
     
  13. CRAGET

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  14. Nimzicki

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    The file sizes needed will be huge and cumbersome, it really isn't worth the effort for a reduced quality logo.
     
  15. spookywillow

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    heres an entry for my brother, still waiting for his account to be activated

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  16. Andr3w

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    tuckenator i like yours, maby abit small though.

    Spookywillow thats quite good, but again the writing seems quite small.


    Pfft, who am i to talk, i struggle to use paint :p
     
  17. Clawz114

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    Union Jack logo is wrong :( or at least, the bottom left part is...

    Should be like this Union Jack
     
  18. spookywillow

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    lol he just noticed :D

    heres another variant of his

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  19. Nimzicki

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    So many of these entries just aren't logos. Can people actually try and think:

    How will the logo work on the site?
    How can it be embroided? - Straight away this eliminates anything but simple block shapes.
    How can it be printed cheaply?
    Can it be simplified down into 4 colours/1 colour without completely changing the asthetic?
     
  20. neon.uk

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    I'm really not very good with photoshop, but I was bored so played around with some stuff

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    and another idea I had:

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    EDIT: uploaded as jpegs now, quality should be better. :D
     
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