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Photoshop CS 5.1 Extended help

Discussion in 'Adobe Forum:' started by pctank, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. pctank

    pctank New Member

    I want to create a logo for the web and Letterheads (120X120pixels)?

    Should i set it:

    1. 240X240pixels (better quality?)
    2. Resolution: 300 pixels????
    3. Color Mode: RGB Color 32bit????

    How do i change this into a vector?


    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Do it in Illustrator.
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  3. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    As Arrivals has suggested, if you have Adobe Illustrator then this is the software to use for logo design, it is already vector based.

    Failing that create the logo at 600dpi+ and CMYK.
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  4. pctank

    pctank New Member

    So, to design any graphics, CMYK is the better option?
  5. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    For print yes.
  6. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    Long story short: CMYK is for print and RGB is for web. Since you are creating a logo for the web, you should be working in RGB.
  7. pctank

    pctank New Member

    Thank you, but the issue im having is the greaphics isnt that clear if i do it in RGB?
  8. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Do it with Pantone but using LAB values for the colours.

    LAB values offer the best conversion between CMYK, RGB and Pantone across various output formats.

    Latest versions of Adobe use LAB values all the time.

    When finished creating the logo in Illustrator using LAB values.

    You will need to export to various formats for print, web etc.

    Best to provide either the .ai file with pdf compatible file.

    Or a PDF considering you know what the output destination is! If you don't know this consult the printers.

    You can use this LAB value version of the logo for distribution on the Web, Print, or any other format and output destination worldwide.
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  9. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Reason I say build it with pantone is you can reference this to the print company to make the closest match. You'll need to see coated and uncoated versions of the colour for accuracy.

    The reason for LAB is for conversion of the colour at output, which almost should always happen at the RIP - but not everyone is fully up to speed.

    PDF specifications should be PDFx4 ... again not everybody is there.

    LAB offers the best conversion to many different outputs.
  10. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    You on commission? hahahahaha :icon_biggrin:
  11. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    Would I be here if I was on commission :) :)

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