What is this coin?

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    I need to revise this logo (attached) for a client to have different initials on it. In order to do this, I'm going to need to know what coin they are using in the graphic. I've searched all over Google Images and I just cannot seem to figure it out. Is it a photograph or a fictional coin? Any help is appreciated!

    Thanks.
     

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    That looks pretty fake to me... I would guess most real coins would have a little more text on them too.
     
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    I just tried it. No results... Thanks anyway. How would I go about recreating this in Photoshop? I have never had to design a coin before. I can handle the text.
     
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    I'm a photoshop noob but... here is what I would do.

    Recolor most of the center that you can. Do a layer via copy for the coin. Flip the layer horizontally and position it so it lines up with the old coin. Put a pure black mask on the layer. Color the mask white to get the leafing to show through where you can. Then you'll need to tidy up the parts that wouldn't flip (near the bottom mostly).

    Then you should have a template coin! Maybe.

    Edit: Here is about as far as I can go before I mess it up too much.
     

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    Check out some of the stock photography websites. I recommend istockphoto.com, as they have a large selection and very reasonable prices.
     
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    I managed to do this so far. It turned out better than I expected.
     

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    The beveling leads me to believe that it is actually a plate instead of a coin. It just doesn't give the impression of being a coin to me.
     
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    That is the medal given out at the AVN awards for the girl with the best double penetration scene... hence the DP on the medal...

    p.s. ~ i have no idea what im talking about
     
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    I knew it wasn't a coin! I just didn't know exactly what it was.
     
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    Seems like a fictional coin to me...

    Be careful with taking someone else's images and changing it to use as your own...
     
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    Stealing someone else's logo to use it as your own? I'm surprised people are helping you.
     
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    Considering this kid tried to make something from the ground up and was bent over repeatedly by a bunch of egotistical "designers" ... yeah me too.
     
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    Oh the irony: try to do something legitimately and you're bashed. Attempt to rip-off preexisting work and everything's dandy.

    I love the way that people on MR operate.
     
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    ezekielrage_99

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    I suggested finding something on iStockPhoto (which is legal and you pay for it) while using one of the tutorials to get the effect.

    No where did I say shop'n'chop others' hard work...
     
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    The original logo is already theirs. They have since changed their company name, hence the different initials. The designers on this forum tend to throw assumptions around way too quickly. But anyway, thanks for the help!

    Please don't assume you know everything. The original logo belongs to them. I am simply revising it for them. I would never steal work and call it my won. What is it with people on this forum lately? You need to slow down and stop making assumptions all the time. Really, it's a turnoff to people seeking help here.
     
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    You might try using the linear burn blend mode for the new letters; it'll look more like they are a part of the coin.
     
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    You're almost there. Keep playing around with the font size and colour.

    Make the 'B' slightly bigger, and try maybe desaturating the colours just ever so slightly.

    Also try playing around witht he positioning, in your original, the two letters almost look like they're set too low.
     
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    This is not a coin, but a standard ribbon w/medallion at the bottom, stylized for the logo.

    I think your almost there, except the color is a little off and not centered in the middle.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Don't assume that I was talking about what you were doing. I was merely pointing out the fact that MR users are so quick to attack people creating things from scratch, but typically let reworks of preexisting designs slide by.

    Personally, I don't care if you're modifying a preexisting design or not. Notice how I didn't say anything about it?

    I just despise the fact that people on here love to give certain people a hard time with things, but not all people. If you're going to give people a hard time for committing an act, at least be consistent.

    Was I talking about your suggestion? No. Read my comment above.

    It's amusing how bent out of shape everyone gets.
     

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