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Logo Designer Required

Discussion in 'Tenders & Services Required Forum:' started by Den2012, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Den2012

    Den2012 New Member


    I am looking for a professional to come up with a logo for a local magazine I plan to launch in a few months.
    I have a few ideas I would like to run past someone if intrested. I don't have a massive budget, but will pay £50 for the right logo. I would also like a copy of the logo in eps format for me to use with other projects.
  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

  3. kayleighmcardle

    kayleighmcardle New Member


    Hi Den,
    I can create a logo for you, I work for an IT company we usually incorporate our logos into our sites, so please visit the profile page, If you email me I can send you work I have completed. I use photoshop CS5 so can certainly save it as an eps, I will send you a start off logo first then allow you to give me feedback so I can change it until it's exactly what you want.
    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or queries.
    Best wishes
    Kayleigh Mcardle:icon_smile:
  4. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, but you're using Photoshop for a logo design?
  5. Don't be quick to judge. I use PS for pretty much all branding projects. I use Illustrator to output my work into .ai if the need rises, but that's pretty much it. I can do anything that Illustrator does with the pen tool in PS. There's nothing wrong with it.
  6. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    Errr pretty much anything apart from scale up or down without loss of quality?
  7. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah exactly, PS is raster and vector is the industry standard for logos.

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Really? It must take you. 3x the time to do a logo?
  9. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    Jus to demonstrate what I mean further, both these very basic graphics were built in Illustrator and Photoshop to exactly the same size and resolution (CMYK 300dpi)



    Not toooo much difference here I'd agree BUT blowing up by 400% look at the difference:

    (wont post the actual pic in due to the size)
  10. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    I can do anything I can in Photoshop in Illustrator and vice versa, but Illustrator is the industry standard for logos so why wouldn't you use the correct tool for the job?

    Also Mitch, your work lends itself perfectly to Illustrator?
  11. kayleighmcardle

    kayleighmcardle New Member

    It depends what your doing if you are putting a logo on just a site, then photoshop is a good tool because no one can use your logo on anything unless its that size, which some companies prefer, but if you need business consumables then illustrator is better for obvious reasons.
  12. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    That's true but equally you can export as jpeg from Illustrator and the same applies but then ofcourse you have designed it already as a vector should it be required for other print uses etc. In which case you may as well just do it in Illustrator to start with :icon_smile:
  13. SparkCreative

    SparkCreative Member

    Look, if you're arguing for using Photoshop for a logo, you're just plain wrong. End of story.

    I'm not going to go through all the reasons why - you need to go to college and learn that.
  14. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    If you're building a site then setting the size , dpi and colour profile of an existing logo should be done in a program such as photoshop. If you are creating a logo from scratch it should be a vector produced in illustrator or similar vector program as you never know what the logo may be used for.

    for example, you've just spent 30 hours in photoshop creating a logo that fits perfectly on the banner of a website. Your 200 x 200 pixel logo isn't going to be up to much when the client says they want to do this, is it!?!....

  15. kayleighmcardle

    kayleighmcardle New Member

    when I make a logo from scratch I have all the bits used in it all separate,(so that the client can change something and it takes me 5 mins not 5 days)
    I use Photoshop to put them together, just because I prefer the way it works, mainly because I am currently photo shopping models, so I am using it daily. but of course the starting bits should be designed in vector. (but that should go without saying).
  16. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    Even if you make separate elements in illy and then import them to photoshop, the end result outputted from photoshop will still be a raster image only any use in the size you created it.

    This way of working is such poor practace it's unbelievable!
  17. kayleighmcardle

    kayleighmcardle New Member

    photo shop is more feature rich when working with images given by the client such as people, say for a magazine, you edit on photo shop.
    but an actual logo that needs to be designed on your graphics software. I prefer coral, but ILLY is good 2
    I think it's just the way I've worded my last comments.
    I don't see why you stick to one using both together is fine, as long as you design it first editing in Photoshop is fine.
  18. kayleighmcardle

    kayleighmcardle New Member

    photo shop is more feature rich when working with images given by the client such as people, say for a magazine, you edit on photo shop. (that is my main job, in my team, making models look better then they are lol)
    but an actual logo that needs to be designed on your graphics software. I prefer coral, but ILLY is good 2.
    I think it's just the way I've worded my last comments, (one of those days).
    The way I meant was as if you had already done the design bit, I read back and realized I hadn't mentioned that, when I thought I had:icon_blushing:
  19. Have none of you realised that Photoshop is also a vector program? Everything I've ever made is fully scalable. The only thing that Illustrator provides me that Photoshop doesn't is the ability to save in .ai format. For about 3 years, I've never rasterised anything in Photoshop. I don't know why you all think that anything made in Photoshop can't be scalable or vector.

    Saying it's poor practice is so far from the truth it's hilarious.

    PS. I'm not arguing in favour of PS for the creation of logos, I know that Illustrator is the industry standard, but don't come here saying it can't be done, or it's wrong, because that is pure BS.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  20. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not going to get into an argument about this but the basic fact of the matter is that logo design should be vector and the only way to produce a vector from scratch is with a vector based program such as illustrator and not a bitmap program such as photoshop. I'm well aware that photoshop will deal with vectors and I quite often work on vector illustrations in photoshop as I find it easier to manipulate colourings and shading BUT this is about logo design not general illustration techniques!

    If you sit down at your computer and decide to create a logo from scratch in photoshop, you may as well be doing it in MS paint.

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