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cotochris
19-06-2014, 10:03 AM
I need to make a logo for my business. I am not planning anything fancy, original font with a simple design at background.

Any tips and programs I can use? What is the best format to save it (JPEG, bmp, etch) :smirk:

If I feel this to be beyond my capabilities I may get someone to do it if I don't have to sell my wife (I'm budget limited).

Piemaster
19-06-2014, 10:09 AM
I've used these guys in the past and for the money I was very impressed https://logodesignguarantee.co.uk/

JakobJ
19-06-2014, 10:10 AM
I use Adobe Illustrator. But start with paper and pen.

What do you have in mind??? PM me and I might be able to help...

Best

JakobJ

cotochris
19-06-2014, 10:13 AM
I've used these guys in the past and for the money I was very impressed https://logodesignguarantee.co.uk/

It says under new ownership, is this since you last used them?

The prices eems reasonable and I could spend my time elsewhere. Being colourblind I'm sure I would have made something interesting but not quite the job required!

Piemaster
19-06-2014, 10:23 AM
It says under new ownership, is this since you last used them?
Not sure, last order I placed with them was around 18 months ago. For the amount of money I figured it wasn't worth me messing around trying to do it myself. They were quite happy playing email tennis for a few days tweaking the design until I was 100% happy. They send you full res design files including the original Adobe Illustrator files should you wish to tweak it yourself in the future.

dynarob
19-06-2014, 10:52 AM
....What is the best format to save it (JPEG, bmp, etch) .....

The answer to this one is easy but one that even big corporations get wrong.

If you ever need it to be reproduced in either high quality or large format (signs/banners) then it needs to be scalable without loss and this means vector format.

EPS / AI are the formats of choice. WMF also works.

notdeadyet
19-06-2014, 11:03 AM
I used Logogarden in the past when I needed something quick and simple.

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Chrisch
19-06-2014, 11:14 AM
The answer to this one is easy but one that even big corporations get wrong.

If you ever need it to be reproduced in either high quality or large format (signs/banners) then it needs to be scalable without loss and this means vector format.

EPS / AI are the formats of choice. WMF also works.

+1 on that. It is very important if you do ever need a bigger version.

Also monochrome is cheaper to reproduce and works better in general.

Tens
19-06-2014, 12:49 PM
You see all sorts of rubbish as logos because people think "How hard can it be?" Its the skill of designing it that you pay for.

Coincidentally, we are just getting some tee shirts printed and re-using this logo (for the women's tee shirts [although I think it's a brilliant design and will get one even though I'm male]). It was designed by a member of the club (female before you ask) but she worked in the design business.

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg590/edhowarth/mermaid-3b_zps749e4240.jpg (http://s1245.photobucket.com/user/edhowarth/media/mermaid-3b_zps749e4240.jpg.html)

Lanny
19-06-2014, 02:16 PM
I needed a logo for our dive centre in Mexico and having been really impressed with the work (TDF member) Jason Brown had done for Eurotek and elsewhere, I asked BardoCreative to do the design work.

He came up with a range of fantastic logo options and we eventually picked the logo and stylised text that you can see on our website here:

http://www.underworldtulum.com

Jason's work is great and it is always nice to use a friend and fellow diver who "gets it" when doing this sort of stuff. I can't recommend Jason highly enough. Give him a call - you won't be disappointed.

John-flood
19-06-2014, 03:13 PM
Hi we used www.verveprint.co.uk Carl is brilliant he has done all our design work made our logo fliers business cards and helped design our website what's more he is VERY cheap but great at what he does.

Have a look on our website at the logo www.decadencenailsandbeauty.co.uk

I can't sings his praises highly enough

timmyg
19-06-2014, 05:39 PM
Another +1 for Jason BARDO Brown who did my logo.


TG

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Stumo
20-06-2014, 07:59 AM
If you do want to try doing it yourself still, www.inkscape.org is a free (and very good) program that saves in vector (svg) format.

But as with writing, just because you can do all the individual bits needed doesn't mean the end result will be very good.

6fathoms
20-06-2014, 12:10 PM
I really like this logo :)

Where do you sell the tees?


You see all sorts of rubbish as logos because people think "How hard can it be?" Its the skill of designing it that you pay for.

Coincidentally, we are just getting some tee shirts printed and re-using this logo (for the women's tee shirts [although I think it's a brilliant design and will get one even though I'm male]). It was designed by a member of the club (female before you ask) but she worked in the design business.

http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg590/edhowarth/mermaid-3b_zps749e4240.jpg (http://s1245.photobucket.com/user/edhowarth/media/mermaid-3b_zps749e4240.jpg.html)

Millssy
20-06-2014, 06:21 PM
try fiverr

ive had a few designed by this guy.

http://www.fiverr.com/antonclevela97/create-2-custom-logo-designs-exclusive-hi-quality

Tens
20-06-2014, 08:23 PM
I really like this logo :)

Where do you sell the tees?
Don't sell em mate. We're a dive club and just get a load done every now and again.

I might be able to sort one if you're really desperate though. But you have to sign a bit of paper to say you're a girl.

PM me with your details (inc size) and I'll see what I can do.