Logo Help

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  1. bwfc0907 macrumors regular

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    My local junior football team has a logo, but its poor quality. How can I get it to look new, clear & professional? Is there any way to improve the resolution so can keep it clear when using for presentations, etc. I eventually want it looking shiny and new but don't know where to start. Any help is appreciated.
     

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  2. Possumgal macrumors member

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    Resolution of a raster file can't really be improved. Your best bet would be to have it recreated in some sort of vector program such as Illustrator or Corel Draw. This way it would always look good and sharp no matter what it goes on.

    If you don't have access to a vector program, your designer could do it over starting at a high resolution. Upping the resolution of an already-made file won't do it.
     
  3. bwfc0907 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry new to all this. What is a raster file?
     
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    The file you posted is an example of a rasterized image; it is made up of pixels. There are only so many pixels and while photo editing applications can enlarge a rasterized image, it does so essentially by guessing. As a result, when you enlarge a rasterized file a lot, you either see the pixels it is made of, or it gets really blurry from the photo editing program guessing at what should be there.

    The opposite of a rasterized file is a vector file. A vector file is not made of up of pixels, but is, more or less, a math equation. It represents a line, for instance, not with pixels, but with an equation of that line. So, if you make that line bigger, the math simply follows. As a result, you could increase an image made of vectors to the size of the moon and it would be as sharp as it is at the size of a postage stamp.
     
  5. R1PPER macrumors 6502

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    It would probably take 30 minutes start to finish. If you could match the font. good luck ;)
     
  6. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Probably wouldn't be too hard to do. Using adobe illustrator you could live trace it, touch it up and resize it as large as you want with no loss of quality.
     
  7. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    Take the opportunity and do a new logo. Being "forced" can be a great opportunity to get changes passed.

    I recommend viewing info about great flag design - there's a good video which includes examples of before and after and a good chart out there somewhere as well. The principles very much apply to logos.
     
  8. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    I tried. The bottom font is just traced as I have no idea what was used and Comic Sans didn't help. You could probably do it with stroke and path, but that is left as an exercise for the reader.
    BISC_volleyball.png
     
  9. klymr macrumors 65816

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    You got the font wrong on the ISC. It's Arial (possibly Arial Black), not Helvetica. The bottom font is Arial Rounded (Bold, if I'm not mistaken).
     
  10. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    It was Arial Black and Arial Rounded Bold. Thanks for the font help.
    BISC_volleyball.png
     
  11. klymr macrumors 65816

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    You bet.
     
  12. StoneJack macrumors 6502a

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    I can draw a new one for you if you are interested?
     
  13. bwfc0907 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes please.

    Many thanks to you all for your help.
     
  14. StoneJack macrumors 6502a

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    Ok give me one night :)
     
  15. StoneJack macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I have an idea.
    Please take a look
    [​IMG]Untitled by hash_chd, on Flickr
     
  16. bwfc0907 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Stunning. Any chance of a Lion (team name) instead of the tiger and including original colours plus a football & an Indian type flag colours somehow included.
     
  17. StoneJack, Mar 21, 2016
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    OK, gotcha :) didn't know about lions
     
  18. StoneJack macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG]Untitled by hash_chd, on Flickr
     
  19. bwfc0907 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Very nice again. Gone a bit to much away from team colours this one. Appreciate the work though. What program do you use to create them?
     
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  21. bwfc0907 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for taking time out to do this.
     
  22. StoneJack macrumors 6502a

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    Its OK, sorry couldn't match your needs
     

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