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swimmer35

10 Jan 2011, 8:52 pm

logo letters

Good morning,

I have been working on a couple of logos - with initials in it ( per client request)

but when i do the “embossing”, drop shadow and other things I have been told that it looks fuzzy.

I am doing this in PSD CS3. Is there a better program out there to do logos / initials that will let the letters be sharper?

i am using the font riesling

Thank you

Julie

chuckamuck

10 Jan 2011, 9:12 pm

Try converting the text to outlines, then apply the effects.

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Robert B

10 Jan 2011, 9:59 pm

We usually start logos and those types of images in Illustrator. Then, you can Save For Web through that.

Or, if you’re in PS, then maybe start with a higher than web resolution (300ppi) and then Save For Web and just reduce the actual size (whatever by whatever) on export.

Bob

DeltaDave

10 Jan 2011, 10:07 pm

We usually start logos and those types of images in Illustrator.

Agreed!

David

Glasgow, Scotland

iMac 27 5K El Cap and Pro Final

swimmer35

10 Jan 2011, 10:21 pm

I have been playing with Ai today - I then turned to Itaglio per suggestion from softpress twitter. I was able to do a bit more of what i wanted. I could not get the enboss feature of Ai or how to change the color of a style from the standard of that setting to the one i wanted..

is there Ai for dummies out there?

I normally have the PS set for the 300ppi but the letters were still coming out fuzy. I will try the other suggestion of making the outline.

Thank you

Julie On Jan 10, 2011, at 5:59 PM, Robert B wrote:

We usually start logos and those types of images in Illustrator. Then, you can Save For Web through that.

Or, if you’re in PS, then maybe start with a higher than web resolution (300ppi) and then Save For Web and just reduce the actual size (whatever by whatever) on export.

Bob

Trevreav

11 Jan 2011, 6:47 am

Hi Julie, Illustrator for me also. If you have a version of what you’re doing to upload for us to see, it might help to tie things down a bit further. Trev On 10 Jan 2011, at 23:25, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

I have been playing with Ai today - I then turned to Itaglio per suggestion from softpress twitter. I was able to do a bit more of what i wanted. I could not get the enboss feature of Ai or how to change the color of a style from the standard of that setting to the one i wanted..

is there Ai for dummies out there?

I normally have the PS set for the 300ppi but the letters were still coming out fuzy. I will try the other suggestion of making the outline.

Thank you

Julie On Jan 10, 2011, at 5:59 PM, Robert B wrote:

We usually start logos and those types of images in Illustrator. Then, you can Save For Web through that.

Or, if you’re in PS, then maybe start with a higher than web resolution (300ppi) and then Save For Web and just reduce the actual size (whatever by whatever) on export.

Bob

All the best

TrevReav

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waltd

11 Jan 2011, 1:17 pm

I’ve never tried Intaglio, always Illustrator (since Illustrator ‘89!). My recommendation for any logo design is to always start with a vector application (like Illustrator or Intaglio) and ALWAYS design in pure black and white.

Add the floof later, after you’ve made a logo that says everything you want it to in pure 1-bit black and white.

After you’ve climbed that hill, you get to add to it with the extra goodies of shadow and color. But always remember that they are a crutch, and ultimately remove meaning from your design — distract the viewer from the primary idea.

These visual tricks can be, in the best of hands, that extra layer of meaning that elevates the design to the next level. But compare the original UPS logo by Paul Rand with the new “Web2.0GlossyShaded” monstrosity currently splattered on dark brown vans everywhere, and I think you’ll agree — time will not be so kind to that newcomer, however cool its trompe-l’oeil effects may be.

Walter

On Jan 11, 2011, at 2:47 AM, Trevor Reaveley wrote:

Hi Julie, Illustrator for me also. If you have a version of what you’re doing to upload for us to see, it might help to tie things down a bit further. Trev On 10 Jan 2011, at 23:25, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

I have been playing with Ai today - I then turned to Itaglio per suggestion from softpress twitter. I was able to do a bit more of what i wanted.

Freeway user since 1997

http://www.walterdavisstudio.com

Robert B

11 Jan 2011, 1:23 pm

Also, check the logo in a variety of sizes and after you’ve added all the shadows and color, see what that version looks like in black and white and reduced.

Bob

swimmer35

11 Jan 2011, 4:44 pm

Thank you to all and your input.

I am getting the hang of Ai. I did as you suggested walter and Bob.

I like it a bit more. and am throwing the outlines also into PSD to play too.

I can not show you what I am working on - I am still trying to create it. I have shown the client several logos and most are “too fluffy” (yet consensus from my “tester group” loved them. she just wants her initials. But yet to match the feel of the site I am creating for her. she is a GYN. …. bang head here…..

On Jan 11, 2011, at 9:23 AM, Robert B wrote:

Also, check the logo in a variety of sizes and after you’ve added all the shadows and color, see what that version looks like in black and white and reduced.

Bob

swimmer35

11 Jan 2011, 10:30 pm

ANy thoughts on this?

monogram look perhaps, when I look at other medical websites, they are not so “artistic”

what fonts would you suggest?

Thank you

On Jan 11, 2011, at 12:43 PM, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

Thank you to all and your input.

I am getting the hang of Ai. I did as you suggested walter and Bob.

I like it a bit more. and am throwing the outlines also into PSD to play too.

I can not show you what I am working on - I am still trying to create it. I have shown the client several logos and most are “too fluffy” (yet consensus from my “tester group” loved them. she just wants her initials. But yet to match the feel of the site I am creating for her. she is a GYN. …. bang head here…..

On Jan 11, 2011, at 9:23 AM, Robert B wrote:

Also, check the logo in a variety of sizes and after you’ve added all the shadows and color, see what that version looks like in black and white and reduced.

Bob

DeltaDave

11 Jan 2011, 11:14 pm

monogram look perhaps, when I look at other medical websites, they are not so “artistic”

what fonts would you suggest?

Tricky to start suggesting Fonts that YOUR client might like without knowing her - or her Initials.

D

Glasgow, Scotland

iMac 27 5K El Cap and Pro Final

swimmer35

11 Jan 2011, 11:28 pm

That is partially my problem.

She just says all is too fluffy then she mentions the monogramed look.

I did not know if there were some good fonts for that look.

here is her temp site: http://www,grassrootsweb.net/diane

her initials are D J S

Thanks

J

On Jan 11, 2011, at 7:13 PM, DeltaDave wrote:

monogram look perhaps, when I look at other medical websites, they are not so “artistic”

what fonts would you suggest?

Tricky to start suggesting Fonts that YOUR client might like without knowing her - or her Initials.

D

Robert B

11 Jan 2011, 11:44 pm

I sometimes like to go through sites like these for some ideas:

http://www.logodog.com/logo_design.html

http://www.coolhomepages.com/sort/?catName=Logos&sortType=DATE&pageNo=1

Coolhomepages.com obviously has a lot of web sites to look at, too.

Bob

DeltaDave

12 Jan 2011, 12:31 am

here is her temp site: http://www,grassrootsweb.net/diane

Typo in that link!

D

Glasgow, Scotland

iMac 27 5K El Cap and Pro Final

swimmer35

12 Jan 2011, 1:00 am

damn frozen fingers…

http://www.grassrootsweb.net/diane

On Jan 11, 2011, at 8:31 PM, DeltaDave wrote:

here is her temp site: http://www,grassrootsweb.net/diane

Typo in that link!

D

swimmer35

12 Jan 2011, 1:01 am

I will look into them… thank you

J On Jan 11, 2011, at 7:44 PM, Robert B wrote:

I sometimes like to go through sites like these for some ideas:

http://www.logodog.com/logo_design.html

http://www.coolhomepages.com/sort/?catName=Logos&sortType=DATE&pageNo=1

Coolhomepages.com obviously has a lot of web sites to look at, too.

Bob

swimmer35

12 Jan 2011, 5:11 pm

Thank you all for your input.

She ended up wanting just her name in an art deco font…..

Julie On Jan 11, 2011, at 9:01 PM, Julie Maxwell Allen wrote:

I will look into them… thank you

J On Jan 11, 2011, at 7:44 PM, Robert B wrote:

I sometimes like to go through sites like these for some ideas:

http://www.logodog.com/logo_design.html

http://www.coolhomepages.com/sort/?catName=Logos&sortType=DATE&pageNo=1

Coolhomepages.com obviously has a lot of web sites to look at, too.

Bob

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