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Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by NWAMacTech, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

    I need some very high res apple logo's. I found a website a couple years ago that had them but I cant seem to find it now. I am really specificaly looking for the red aqua logo but all others will be greatly appriciated. This will be printed about 4 feet wide and tall so any graphics gurus know what I need.

    email:NWAMacTech@mac.com or post here,but i imagine them being too big.
  2. macrumors 68000


    All i can offer you in the way of help is that <option shift k> gives you the plain apple logo. I would like to see these colored logos too.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Hope this is high-res enough :) I made it myself:

  4. macrumors member


    Thank's, thats great and I think it will work perfectly. Did you draw that yourself? If so can you post instructions on how to do that?
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Well, I didn't draw the Apple's shape myself, but I did do the shine.

    I just created a new text item in Photoshop, then pressed Option-Shift-K, which is a Mac-only keycode for producing the Apple logo.

    After that, I did a little magic with gradients, strokes, and inner glows and viola!
  6. macrumors 68040


    How did you do that? I've done that - and just tried it - and all I get is a "?".
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Make sure your font is set to Lucida Grande, Charcoal, or Chicago.
  8. macrumors 68040


    Ah yes, thanks! Why does it only work with those fonts? Just some mystery? :)
  9. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Fonts contain the characters chosen by the font designer. The fonts created by and used by Apple have the characters they wanted/needed.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    It probably has something to do with the fact that those fonts at some point have been the operating system's default:

    System 1 through 7.5.3 = Chicago
    System 7.6 through 9.2.2 = Charcoal
    Mac OS X Public Beta - Mac OS X Tiger = Lucida Grande
  11. macrumors 68040


    Thanks, iindigo and Doctor Q.
  12. macrumors 68020


    There you go, a viola is the secret ingredient! That's music to my ears... ;)
  13. macrumors Core


    wow, ya learn something every day at MR; I had no idea about that Apple in a font trick (for lack of a better way to put it)
    thanks so much for that tip, that will help me out too :)

    and good job with the big red apple!
  14. macrumors newbie

    Blue, please!

    iindigo, Please post a blue version of that logo (or just the PSD file). You're awesome!
  15. macrumors regular

  16. macrumors 65816


    well im not iindigo but...

    Attached Files:

  17. macrumors 6502

    wow both of those apples look professional...awesome work guys...look ican do it too....:apple: :D
  18. macrumors 6502a


    It's been quite a long time since I posted the red Apple logo, and my skills have somewhat improved since then. Because of this, I've recreated the logo. Here's the aqua/blue variation:

  19. macrumors 68040



    my rendition of a classic.
  20. macrumors 6502


    I like, its like modern meets classic :cool:
  21. macrumors 68040


    though the original rainbow logo, didnt have a smooth gradient, nor did it have all those colors.

    but w/e, its a quick PS job.
  22. macrumors 601


    Here is something a little more authentic:


    Attached Files:

  23. macrumors 68040


    i was going for a new take on an old classic.

  24. macrumors 6502


    you can also download logos and such from the pr section at apple.com


    or maybe not, i just looked through there. i could have sworn there used to be logos. but in any case, lots of nice high-res images of products.
  25. macrumors newbie

    DATES of logo creation


    Does somebody know the dates of creation of those different apple logos

    1 - The "Newton" Logo > Drawn by Ron Wayne in 1975
    see it here : http://www.fizbang.com/i/apple/newton.jpg

    2 - The rainbowed version > Drawn by Rob Janov . McKenna in 1977

    3 - The monochromatic > Drawn by ????? in ?????

    4 - The shiny last version of the logo > Drawn by ????? in ?????

    If somebody can help me, you are welcome...

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