logo design software

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by andy814, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2007
    any information or suggestion about top Logo Designing Software?
  2. macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    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).
  3. macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2007
    here is some information about best logo designing softwares. Hope that will help you in finding a suitable software
    logo design softwares
  4. macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007

    The tools are perfectly fine. You just need the talent to use them ;)
  5. macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    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.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    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.
  7. macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2007
    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.
    Good luck!!!

  8. macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2004
  9. macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    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.
  10. macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2004
    MS Paint is what I prefer. Also, when you are done, paste it into Word for printer. :D
  11. macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    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 :cool:
  12. macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2009
    I use Adobe Illustrator possibly combined with Photoshop. Its the best you could want...:)
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Jim Campbell

    Dec 6, 2006
    A World of my Own; UK
    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.


  14. macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    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.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2007
    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.
  16. macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2008
    Amen, bro'

    (and listening to the client just might take you here: www.makemylogobiggercream.com)
  17. macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    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.
  18. macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    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 ;)
  19. macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    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© :)
  20. macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2006
    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!

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