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Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by andy814, Sep 10, 2007.
any information or suggestion about top Logo Designing Software?
If you mean 'logo design' software (i.e that being it's only purpose), save your money - none of them are up to much. Just pay a graphic design student to knock something together for you - it won't cost much more, and you're chance to get a much better logo out of it (and not something used by thousands of other companies out there).
here is some information about best logo designing softwares. Hope that will help you in finding a suitable software
logo design softwares
The tools are perfectly fine. You just need the talent to use them
Unless we're at crossed wires, the whole point of these tools is that no talent is needed - they're basic point and click tools (hence the reason all logos produced tend to be replicated all over the place).
If you have the talent, then Illustrator or Freehand is the tool for the job.
Okay - I thought you were intimating the tools were incapable of creating logos, which is of course, nonsense.
Designing a decent logo is a skill of its own, so to the original poster, unless you have such a background in technical drawing, you should concentrate on who has the skill to design something and have them use the tools they are comfortable with.
For Logos you need either Illustrator or freehand, the third would be PS but PS isn't VECTOR based like illustrator.
If you want something that is simple and looks good, yes use a Graphic design student it helps you both in the end!
If you want a decent looking logo, you MIGHT want to try Fast Signs....
But if you want to bring in costumers, then look towards some one who not only has talent but is well versed in LOGO MAKING. Of course this will be the one that gets your wallet running but it helps out too!
But all in all there might be a click, drag, drop logo making program out there that might do the job, wich one!? you got me there I use both PS and Illustrator for making logos and so forth.
Or you can also try Template Monster, Logowork or The Glyph Lab.
Logo design is not easy, I created a lot of weather icon for broadcast graphics and to create a successfull icon/logo it takes more than just knowing the software you need to know the fundamentals of design.
Pay a designer, you will save time, money and stress if you can find a good designer who know how to create what you're looking for.
MS Paint is what I prefer. Also, when you are done, paste it into Word for printer.
Paint is awesome, but I then like to save it as a PDF (I change the file extention it saves time) then put it into PowerPoint.
Graphic designers seem to always appreciate the effort I go to when I do that for them
I use Adobe Illustrator possibly combined with Photoshop. Its the best you could want...
Gee, I dunno. They always seem particularly pleased when they get those Microsoft Publisher files, especially the ones in an RGB colour space.
Makes you wonder what those guys get paid for, really.
I've also started using animted GIFs for print, I don't think any lazy designer thought of making animation a part of printing before.
As a graphic designer for 35+ years, I would appreciate the effort and the client showing me what they 'think' they want, but as a professional designer, I would prefer to create an effective on target logo.
Want to say money, yes go to a student learning design, but unless the student has his/her act together, it will still look like a student design....been there done that.
I am always amazed how people treat professional graphic designers on this forum. We deserve to earn a living as well as anyone else!
Oh, and in the end, you get what you pay for. Student design, MS paint, or clip art.
(and listening to the client just might take you here: www.makemylogobiggercream.com)
I go a step further. I save the PowerPoint as a PDF (by changing the extension of course), run it through Paint once more and save it as a GIF. Then I put it into Windows Movie Maker and save my logo as a WMV before sending it off to my client.
Cool I have a 10K run of Calendars lined up for August, I now know how to say time and make sure the printers earn every cent
But it still wouldn't eliminate client emails like:
"Can you make the graphics more webbish?"
"It would look a lot nicer if the logo was bigger and you changed the font to Papyrus because really I like that font."
"Can you do the whole flash site in flash? Please put more videos in people like lots of videos on web pages it makes it far more interesting".
"I am after nice graphics, you know the kind where people say 'wow those are nice graphics'..."
I like the call it Clientardation©
Software doesn't come into play until the end of the process. Then it's Illustrator all the way.
A bit over-simplified, but here's my process:
Research-->Thumbnail sketches-->Refined sketches-->Trace/refine with BLACK ink-->Scan-->Vectorize in Illustrator-->Test scaling and simplify-->Add color if appropriate.
I have left the client out of the process. You can insert them where appropriate.
Quoted for total agreement!