What do people use to make header logos for websites?

by Furyx2
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Is this just photoshop? Or is there other programs that assist in making logos?

For example:

Yoga Poses Advice - All About Yoga poses

^what did that person likely use? Photoshop?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wise
    XHeader is free and has hundreds of templates plus you can use it to design your own.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spradle
    I just used photoshop for mine. Dreamweaver'd the code
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Tikos
    I use Adobe Photoshop
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  • Profile picture of the author Revenant45
    I usually use Photoshop CS4 or Illustrator CS4. Fireworks CS4 if I need the "paste inside" feature among other cool effects. If I need a slideshow I'll import the images I made with either graphics suites into Flash CS4 Professional and animate things.

    That yoga header is ok, the image concept is fine but the script is horribly aliased (jagged edges) and looks unprofessional. I suggest they up the DPI from the default 72dpi to at least 120 for sharper/cleaner edges.
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  • Profile picture of the author OaldDesign
    For the site link you posted it is probably photoshop
    And Illustrator is mostly used for logos.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bob Phantom
    I always use Illustrator, think the quality is loads better than photoshop and it is easier to use in general!
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  • Profile picture of the author healthtourism
    Adobe photo shop is the best...
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  • Profile picture of the author affiliatepro15
    Photoshop is great, but if you can't afford it, the GIMP is a open source alternative that is pretty good and free. For vector art like Illustrator, Inkscape is a free open source alternative.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Hangen
    That looks like a mix of stock photo and some bad text effects. Could do it in almost any image editor, but I use Fireworks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Frank
    Fireworks is my tool of choice, but I'm not much of a designer.
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    • Profile picture of the author wolfdogg
      Pixlr dot com - Photo editor online

      All I use and I love it.
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  • Profile picture of the author mahol
    Photoshop is best if you have skills but for a noob its quite difficult.
    In such case, you should go for some Logo design software with inbuilt templates.
    I use LaughingBird Logo Maker and you can try some more templates on Avenquest Logo Maker.

    Both above mentioned are Premium Software which you can grab for free in a promo organized by company itself on my blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author myvps
    I using Photoshop CS4.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tim Brownlaw
      Well for header logos or any other graphics including complete page layouts, I mainly use Inkscape.

      It's platform independent so will run on any OS.

      It has a small learning curve - once you master the basics you can start impressing yourself and your friends...

      I found this site - screencasters.heathenx.org which is loaded with video tutorials and is the reason I started using inkscape and Ihave never looked back. Some of the stuff you can do aint too shabby for a free program.

      One issue it does have and that is, it can make your system start dragging it's heels a little when things start to get a bit busy on screen.

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  • Profile picture of the author iaroca
    I use photoshop and illustrator. Photoshop is good to get the animated look.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fenris Lloyd
    Photoshop is probably the most common choice, but as others have said you can use pretty much any image or photo editor for things like that. Heck that particular header could have been made with MS Paint included with every version of windows since forever.

    If you want the ability to make your own headers for your own pages as you get more and more into creating your own pages, then you really should take some time to learn at least the basics of a full featured graphics editor.

    My personal choice is photoshop, but if you can't afford that then the opensource equivalent is GIMP. You can also learn just about any of the other choices that people in this thread have mentioned and they would probably be just as good for you.

    Headers like the example you gave are pretty simple to make, once you learn the very basics of any program you'll be able to accomplish that. If you're even just a little bit creative you could actually do a lot better. As someone else said it looks like they just took some stock photos and added some basic text and a graphic to it. They could have done a lot better, especially on the text layer.

    Good luck to you. Once you start playing around with good photo and graphics editing software you'll find so many cool things you can do. I learned photoshop by watching some youtube videos and just playing around with it. Within just a few months I was making and selling my own digital photo props and templates.

    Whatever software you choose, with just a little bit of effort you'll wonder why it seemed so hard to you at first.
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    • Profile picture of the author jminkler
      Originally Posted by Fenris Lloyd View Post

      My personal choice is photoshop, but if you can't afford that then the opensource equivalent is GIMP. You can also learn just about any of the other choices that people in this thread have mentioned and they would probably be just as good for you.
      +1 for GIMP
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  • Profile picture of the author jimba
    I use Paint Shop Pro 99% of the time because I have for so long and it's much faster for me than Photoshop for most things.

    If you want a good free image editor, try Paint.NET . It's pretty decent and allows you to work in layers.
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  • Profile picture of the author corycrabb
    my favorite for this is also Fireworks..
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    My favourite is the Warriors for Hire section (filtered by the Designer tag).
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Jones
    Gimp People use Photoshop as they are got used to it. Gimp has all the same feature but is free
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  • I use Fireworks, in my opinion it is much easier to use than photoshop and it gives you the same results. Plus its cheaper, and you can learn it quick.
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  • Profile picture of the author russblanc
    Most people use Photoshop or Fireworks or another graphic design software
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    • Profile picture of the author mackyinc
      Gimp is a excellent open source tool. It can do pretty much anything photoshop can do
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  • Profile picture of the author moykan
    Gimp and search for free icon on google
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