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I have just purchased a iMac, I want to design a logo for my business

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by Liam_1991, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. jordan bryce

    jordan bryce New Member

    Sorry to bring this back up but can i just say Hank and Levi's responses to this post would really discourage myself and other beginners like me from posting. And what's more alarming is they have the power to silence these type of posts being moderators. just doesn't seem fair.
     
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Personally I don't see an issue with the posts and I wouldn't have restricted anyone posting the same type of comments or replies as mine and Hank's. As I'm sure you're aware the nuances of the English language don't always translate as easily in a typed format.
    While we try to be helpful (and joke about) in some cases the 'help' that a poster is after can be seen as being pretty insulting to those of us who do this work for a living and have spent years training to do it. It is not as simple as owning a computer and photoshop or illustrator.

    For the record the only posts I actually bother editing/deleting are those that are filled with spam or link to sites that undervalue the work we do like crowdsourcing etc. Note I do actually state if I change a post in red text so you can see it's been done.
     
  3. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Point taken. And it's fair. Moderators do need to be moderated from time to time, and we welcome the feedback.

    To be honest it is something that comes around a lot and when it does it irks the pros up a bit, because as Levi says, it's not just about owning a computer and getting the illegal downloadz of the software and then you're a graphic designer... put it this way, I wouldn't buy an xray machine and then post to a Doctor's forum to ask how do you use it...I want to be a doctor in my area, it's kinda the same thing.

    Similarly, I wouldn't buy a two person chainsaw and post on a logging forum asking for help in using it... or buy a formula 1 car and ask does anyone know how to drive this thing.

    Or I wouldn't buy a computer that I didn't need to buy to do a job that I don't know how to do, then post to a forum asking people in the profession how to go about it all because I want to give it a whirl, please let me know what free software I can use, because basically I can do it better than you - by the way I spent £3000 on the computer and the software, and then when I went to get it printed the printers charged me an extra £360 to fix the logo that I designed...whereas if I hired a designer I could have got the whole thing done for £500 and saved £2860 and that money into another part of my business.

    I only delete spam posts though, or those offering their amazing skillz for $5 a logo.
     
  4. Vladislav

    Vladislav New Member

    Wow guys ! That escalated quickly :p
     
  5. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

  6. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    I want to be to moderator, moderator.

    BTW. I'll design you a logo for $499.
    (Sh@t! Last time I said that someone actually PM'd me to ask for one doing)
     
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  7. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    I just sent you a PM :D
     
  8. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

  9. jordan bryce

    jordan bryce New Member

    points taken, thanks for clearing that up.
     
  10. Robert Pryor

    Robert Pryor New Member

    Totally off topic but when you mentioned the wacom it made me think of the mouse that I'm using for all of my in-program shortcuts for the Adobe suite. It's the Razer naga, with 12+ programmable buttons that guaranteed speed up your workflow.
     
  11. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member


    I guess it depends what you use them for really but 12 buttons would speed things up a bit I'd imagine. ;)

    I think where a tablet excels is in the controllability as the movement is so refined from your finger tips rather than from your wrist with a mouse.
    Also for the fluidity of certain tasks which you just can't do with a mouse.

    I think it's "horses for courses" and depends on the task in hand but I found I used the tablet for everything else as well and then using a mouse felt like I was working with boxing gloves on.
     
  12. ruseld

    ruseld New Member

    i have been reading your replies. i like. it's tough out there so if you need a hand or info, drop me a line. thanks
     
  13. Soramought68

    Soramought68 New Member

    Hey guys, just stop quarreling. Very impolite of you to count somebody's money. A person simply asks for advice of experienced users, relying on your competence.
    If you need some Photoshop alternatives you can check out this article https://macphun.com/blog/photoshop-alternative-for-mac.
     
  14. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    It's a forum. A place for public opinion, by definition. Yes, advice was asked for and the advice was given, by experienced users who are competent.
     
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