What material do I need in order to become a good logo/graphic designer?

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Hi all,

I am presently a web programmer and I would like to equally learn how to make professional logo.

For this purpose, I would like to know what materials I will need.

Thanks in advance for your help,

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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    You need software to create the logo and knowledge of good design. I use CorelDRAW and Photoshop, but some use Adobe Illustrator also
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  • Profile picture of the author Booster
    Will I need a tablet for CorelDRAW, Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator?
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by Booster View Post

      Will I need a tablet for CorelDRAW, Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator?
      Tablets are worthless for those programs. More than software, you need to be skilled in design. The software doesn't design. The designer does and if you have no design skills, all the software and hardware in the world won't produce a good logo or any other design project.
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Forget tools - if you want to be a good designer you need to be a good artist.
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    • Profile picture of the author graeme_pc
      Originally Posted by brettb View Post

      Forget tools - if you want to be a good designer you need to be a good artist.
      Fully agree with this. I have some great guitars but I am a novice player.

      If you are a great designer, you will even be able to use basic dtp software to create logos. Try Serif PagePlus, which has a ton of functionality for a lot less money than the big ones. I have made quality logos as well as ebooks, flyers and website headers with this excellent software.
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  • Profile picture of the author libertygone
    MS paint works well for making new logos and designs... lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Millbrath
    I agree with sbucciarel, you need CorelDraw and Photoshop.
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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    Get Photoshop and self-teach yourself via the plethora of online materials.
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  • Profile picture of the author eka88
    Best Logo as I know :
    1. Simple
    2. Easy to remember
    3. Represent to your business

    You can use app like correlDraw or Photoshop, than convert to .PNG format for best quality image
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Millbrath
    Logo design is not easy, i mean not easy to make a good logo. If you really want to do this I would recommend taking a class. I am sure they would also cover what programs you need. Likely the same ones we list here.
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverbee20
    Keep logos simple when designing. stick to 2 typefaces

    Youtube for learning programme Adobe Illustrator and practice loads

    join logo competitions to help build your skills.

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    • Profile picture of the author Booster
      Originally Posted by ecoverbee20 View Post

      join logo competitions to help build your skills.
      It can be quiet difficult to find a good one.
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  • Profile picture of the author thatjc
    You also need to understand the difference between "Vector Drawing" (Adobe Illustrator or equivalent) and "bitmapped" or "Raster" graphics.

    They are mutually exclusive. Bitmapped is for smooth continuous changes of tone, like a photo. Vector is for shapes that are each separate and bordered by visible (or invisible) lines (more like a cartoon or map).

    Bitmapped or raster images are made by a "raster" of contiguous rows of pixels, like bricks in a wall.

    There are programs (and also tools inside programs like Illustrator) to convert between the two types, but it's hard to do and the results will vary.

    Logos are typically vector based drawings and do not look like photos.

    Hope this helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author JimGraph
    In order to create great logos, you must have basic knowledge of drawing so you can sketch your idea and then work that idea into Photoshop or Illustrator.

    Hope this helps.

    JimGraph
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  • Profile picture of the author josea
    Photoshop is the one most commonly used as you can see everybody recommends, but if you are looking for a simple software with Free License please try GIMP
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  • Profile picture of the author campbelljof
    An experienced and quality logo graphic designer should have knowledge in illustrator, photoshop, css3 and dreamweaver.
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  • Profile picture of the author Booster
    Hi all,

    I have decided to use photoshop cs6 and illustrator cs6. I am not totally a beginner since I previously built few logos for some projects but now I would like to be recognized as a professional logo/designer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Geosinindo
    adobe illustrator and your design concept
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  • Profile picture of the author ecoverbee20
    Stephen Looney does a great job on youtube and walks you through how to create logos.

    Definitely worth a look you may just pick up a few tips

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    • Profile picture of the author Booster
      Originally Posted by ecoverbee20 View Post

      Stephen Looney does a great job on youtube and walks you through how to create logos.

      Definitely worth a look you may just pick up a few tips

      Thanks
      Andy
      I am trying to learn Adobe Illustrator by taking courses in order to create my portofolio but it is taking too long. I hope this tutorials will help but I will prefer to stick my online courses firstly in order to learn requested skills.

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael71
    You need TALENT!
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  • Profile picture of the author primeaque86
    I am not a graphic designer, but my friend is making a lot of money out from it. He uses Corel Draw, Photoshop and Adobe illustrator. But he is basically using Corel Draw in designing pixel perfect banners and 3D logos for his clients!

    Originally Posted by Booster View Post

    Hi all,

    I am presently a web programmer and I would like to equally learn how to make professional logo.

    For this purpose, I would like to know what materials I will need.

    Thanks in advance for your help,

    Booster
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  • Profile picture of the author thatjc
    "Talent" is a myth. Everyone born with normal faculties is naturally "talented", that is, extremely creative. These attributes have helped humans survive since the beginning. As survival factors of critical value they are expressed and continue to evolve.

    Those who do not display creativity have probably had it diminished by educational systems designed to produce assembly line droids for an industrial age or by repressive governments, poor parents, etc.

    Do you ever remember your night-time dreams? Do you understand that those wildly creative narratives come from your creative mind?

    The idea that some are born with creativity and others are not is false. There is no "talent" only near-universal creativity.
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  • Profile picture of the author 182
    If you have photoshop their are plenty of tutorials available on how to make a professional looking logo.

    You could start with a logo your familiar with and learn how to re create it in photoshop.

    Here is one on how to create the Skype logo

    Skype Logo | Adobetutorialz | Photoshop Tutorials

    Hope this helps
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    • Profile picture of the author srwissler
      I partnered with a Graphic Designer. I can design Graphics but not as good as my partner. My partner can design Web Sites but not better than I can. That way we each can focus on what we like to do best.
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  • Profile picture of the author markdavies001
    You need software like coral draw, Photoshop and Adobe illustrator and also you have to proficient in Designing Concept.
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