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Photoshop CS 5.1 Extended help


#1
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?

Thanks
 

Stationery Direct

Administrator
Staff member
#3
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.
 

hankscorpio

Moderator
Staff member
#8
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.
 

hankscorpio

Moderator
Staff member
#9
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.