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#1 s0vj3t

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 10:55 PM

I was looking at the logo request section.. There are real proffesional designers.. and very nice work! But i want to know: what programmes are u using?? Photoshop?? And give a lil idea how you make that stuff plz.. :p I know photoshop now but i want to learn some more

Than a second thing.. Who know some other forums with design stuff were i can learn some more things??

Thnx a lot

#2 jlinds72

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 02:34 AM

First of all, welcome to DC.net, and thanks for the compliments to our designers. One thing that you'll certainly need to learn if you want to pursue logo design, is that you'll need to create something that is completely vector. If you don't know what vector means, you can do a simple web search and find tons of information. In short, vector means that the image that you create will be completely resizeable without losing any resolution quality, and without becoming pixelated.

A few of the programs used are Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Freehand, Photoshop (although you have to make sure you don't rasterize the individual layers and their components), etc...

I would suggest doing some research on vector illustration programs to see all that is available out there, and start playing around with all of it. As far as how the logos are created, i'm sure that each of us have a completely different design process, which I think is what makes places like this such a unique option for contest holders and other designers to learn from.


As far as your second question, although i'm partial to DC, if you just do a search for "graphic design forums" you'll come up with several other resources to learn from as well. Best of luck!

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#3 MVA

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 08:47 PM

I use Macromedia Flash mostly. Sometimes I use Macromedia Freehand for things Flash can't do, but I end up importing the Freehand work into Flash for the final product. Some users may not think of Flash as a vector art tool, but it is quite powerfull for most tasks.

I plan to switch to Adobe Illustrator CS as soon as I can afford it, though. Illustrator and Corel Draw are the industry standards, IMO. Also, I appreciate the integration between Illustrator and Photoshop since I use Photoshop exclusively for all my raster work.

Jenn, I'm glad to see you mention Flash in your list above. I thought I might be the only one using Flash for this kind of work - maybe there is hope for me :)
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#4 s0vj3t

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 10:04 PM

I just installed flash but i dont understand very much from it.. But i think i will learn it eventually :)

Btw thnx for your reply's

#5 MVA

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 01:02 AM

Just keep playing with it. Experiment. That's how you'll learn.
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#6 CA_Logos

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 02:47 AM

I use Freehand mostly but have just started using Flash also. To me somethings are easier in FH than in Flash, but Flash can do some really neat things. I also use those because it is all I have. I'm a poor stressed out mechanical engineer by day. I thought I was alone in using Macromedia glad to see there are others.

The best way is just to experiment. The Help file is sometimes helpful.

#7 ic3d

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 11:55 AM

I use adobe photoshop for websites and adobe illustrator for logo's and icons. Logo's and icons should be vector imho, especially if used for print. The creative suite is pretty good priced now at http://www.adobe.com including these two packages and a lot more. If you're a student you could also buy a student licence.

Before you buy i would recommend you to download a trial. In my opinion Adobe is very low priced for what you get, but it still is a lot of money just for a trial.

#8 MVA

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 12:30 PM

...I'm a poor stressed out mechanical engineer by day...

Mechanical, eh? I'm a Civil Engineer...Land Development specialist. I thought I was the only engineer with an artistic streak! :D Good to know I'm not the only one out there!
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#9 s0vj3t

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 02:20 PM

I use adobe photoshop for websites and adobe illustrator for logo's and icons. Logo's and icons should be vector imho, especially if used for print. The creative suite is pretty good priced now at http://www.adobe.com including these two packages and a lot more. If you're a student you could also buy a student licence.

Before you buy i would recommend you to download a trial. In my opinion Adobe is very low priced for what you get, but it still is a lot of money just for a trial.


I have phothoshop, illustrator and Macromedia Studio MX 2004 allready
:D I still have to learn illustrator and Macromedia Studio. Photoshop is going very good :p

#10 ic3d

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 09:37 PM

Ah okay :) well good luck learning them. All those packages work about the same. If you know illustrator well you'll know photoshop very soon, vice versa a bit harder but still. Studio MX is different from Adobe products, but those packages are pretty easy to learn as well with some tutorials/books.




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