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what do you think ?which is the best tool for logo design
Adob Photoshop ..?
illustrator ..?
coral draw ..?
#design #logo
  • Profile picture of the author kewkii
    I use Inkscape ... its what I used when starting out and it's free. I've stuck with it over the years and I've no complaints
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    • Profile picture of the author grantveronica
      Photoshop will do. You can do a lot of things with Photoshop and it's easier to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author topnichewebsites
    + 1 for Photoshop
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    + 1 for Photoshop is for go to software
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul M Smith
    Personally I use both. It depends on whether you want your logo to be vector or bitmap. Illustrator is a vector based postscript drawing program and photoshop is a bitmap image processing and manipulation program. Photoshop is for editing and remaking photographs while Illustrator is for designing graphics with high quality printing in mind. In other words if you only need a logo for your website and don't have plans to print it on other media then Photoshop works well. If however, you plan on printing your logo or brand on flyers, brochures, t-shirts, ball caps etc. then Illustrator is your weapon of choice. Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author SJL
      Originally Posted by Paul M Smith View Post

      Personally I use both. It depends on whether you want your logo to be vector or bitmap. Illustrator is a vector based postscript drawing program and photoshop is a bitmap image processing and manipulation program. Photoshop is for editing and remaking photographs while Illustrator is for designing graphics with high quality printing in mind. In other words if you only need a logo for your website and don't have plans to print it on other media then Photoshop works well. If however, you plan on printing your logo or brand on flyers, brochures, t-shirts, ball caps etc. then Illustrator is your weapon of choice. Hope this helps.
      These days I will always go for the vector design (illustrator) if there isn't a very good reason to make it a bitmap (Photoshop).Bitmaps just aren't scaleable.

      Adobes programs aren't exactly the cheapest. There is however free alternative for vector graphis also... Inkscape.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gh0zt
      Originally Posted by Paul M Smith View Post

      Personally I use both. It depends on whether you want your logo to be vector or bitmap. Illustrator is a vector based postscript drawing program and photoshop is a bitmap image processing and manipulation program. Photoshop is for editing and remaking photographs while Illustrator is for designing graphics with high quality printing in mind. In other words if you only need a logo for your website and don't have plans to print it on other media then Photoshop works well. If however, you plan on printing your logo or brand on flyers, brochures, t-shirts, ball caps etc. then Illustrator is your weapon of choice. Hope this helps.
      Great answer Paul, I would "thank" you but I don't have enough posts here yet, but thank you for "real" anyway; best answer.
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    • Profile picture of the author varindervari
      Originally Posted by Paul M Smith View Post

      Personally I use both. It depends on whether you want your logo to be vector or bitmap. Illustrator is a vector based postscript drawing program and photoshop is a bitmap image processing and manipulation program. Photoshop is for editing and remaking photographs while Illustrator is for designing graphics with high quality printing in mind. In other words if you only need a logo for your website and don't have plans to print it on other media then Photoshop works well. If however, you plan on printing your logo or brand on flyers, brochures, t-shirts, ball caps etc. then Illustrator is your weapon of choice. Hope this helps.
      Totally agreed with Paul M Smith and I will recommend -

      1) Illustrator
      2) Photoshop
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  • Profile picture of the author chiragparnami
    I use Photoshop to Design logos and We Design very Beautiful Logos
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  • Profile picture of the author jacobmark
    Illustrator if you know how to use it and are creative.. Otherwise use a fiverr gig. But find a high rated one.. I've used one that was really bad and another one that was great!
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  • Profile picture of the author MrShabir
    No 1: illustrator
    No 2 : Adob Photoshop
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  • Profile picture of the author australianlogos
    Adobe photoshop and illustrator both good for designing logo
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  • Profile picture of the author georgeweb13
    The best tool for me, is photoshop!
    But, the tool without a proffesional logo designer, will do nothing....
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  • Profile picture of the author ThomasDWright
    Photoshop is the best graphic tool for creating the logo. It consist of many innovative features that will create an attractive images or logo. Most of the IT industry use Photoshop tool for creating their companies logo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leon William
    I will recommend Illustrator, it is a vector based program which allows you to draw vector items..
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  • Profile picture of the author Gh0zt
    Illustrator by Adobe is the best software to design logo's from scratch - it outputs a higher picture quality and the graphic is more scalable without distortion.

    An inexpensive option for newbie designers is: "AAA Logo" design software - it comes pre-packed with loads of free templates, fonts and effects aimed specifically at designing top quality logo's quickly - it's really simple and easy to use and it's powerful!

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  • Profile picture of the author florinhangu
    I'll say that Photoshop is better than any other program, right now, when it comes to images. Is not easy to use, however, you can read or watch some tutorials, and then start doing something on your own, and finally you will get there, to your perfect logo.
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  • Profile picture of the author sagittarius
    As a web designer I could say Illustrator is pretty much the best tool for logo design, since it's a vector tool and you can have your logo stretched to billboard size without any problem. Photoshop is a good tool as well, however the output is a raster, which means the design is in pixels. When stretched to your heart's content it may show some pixelated edges or becomes a blurry, low quality graphic.
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    • Profile picture of the author JakeM1
      I actually started with a pencil and some paper, before moving onto software.

      A few things to bear in mind:

      Find a logo which works well in a square format, or as a long line (for profile pictures and cover photos). Look at how Facebook uses just the "F" for some things and then the longer "Facebook" line for others.

      Check out which colours go together and choose something memorable.

      Try and find a simple design if possible which can then also be used as a Favicon.

      In terms of producing the final design, Illustrator works with vector files. This means that an image is worked out based on a mathematical formula. Therefore, you can use your logo at any size and it never goes fuzzy. Depending on how far your business goes, this could include being printed on cars, billboards etc.

      Photoshop works with pixels, so if you were to blow it up, it gets to the point where it will start to lose quality. Therefore if you do use photoshop (which I did as I haven't got illustrator), make the image absolutely massive (say 1 metre across at 300dpi). That way, you can keep your original file and save smaller ones resized to your needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author helpandinfo
    Quite simply Adobe Illustrator is the best for creating Vectors (the advantage of the is you can stretch them to any size with no quality loss However I find Photoshop more intuitive to use so if you just need a JPG, GIF, PNG of normal proportions then I'd use Photoshop

    Trouble is both are quite expensive although I believe student options are available.
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  • Profile picture of the author disha
    Hi,

    In my opinion all the 3 are good to design a logo, but it generally depends on the requirement and the knowledge that you have about all of them, and it also depends upon the requirement or which type of logo you want to make for your site. So, by getting this answer you can decide easily which the best is for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author rickdangelo
    Photoshop is good but for logos I prefer Illustrator. its a bit more complex but the resizing capability of illustrator vectors is a plus unlike photoshop that you have to convert the layers to smart objects, in illustrator everything you make can be resized without downgrading the quality.
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    • Profile picture of the author pomodorium
      You may want to use Adobe Illustrator, because it produces vector files which is what most people want, so that they can print the logo in a shirt or put it on their website, etc. without loosing resolution.
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  • Profile picture of the author w13
    I'm used to go with photoshop, powerpoint 2010, and AAA Logo 2010.
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  • Profile picture of the author boomat
    I have created all my logos free online, in most cases within 1o to 20 minutes am done. Here is what you do:

    1) Go to: Cool Text: Logo and Graphics Generator
    2) Choose a logo style
    3) Type in your text, find and select image symbol
    4) Edit colour, logo size, etc
    5) Create, download, and save your logo
    6) Enjoy!
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  • Profile picture of the author mohsinfancy
    Illustrator is best for Logo Design.. As its a vector program and graphic are easily scalable
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  • Profile picture of the author logoonlinepros1
    Definitely I would like to suggest you Illustrator if your question is specific for logo design.
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  • I think photoshop is the Best
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  • Profile picture of the author hirithk
    Hi
    Adobe Photoshop is good compare to other tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author venfrancis
    Photoshop of course. But If you're thinking of a vector logo, then Adobe Illustrator works best.
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  • Profile picture of the author petroavan
    I use Photoshop and I think it's the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Siti Hanipah
    I use Adobe Illustrator. Design logo better in vector format
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  • Profile picture of the author Samker
    IME, Photoshop is No1.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charli
    Depends if you are doing this for a client or for yourself.

    Adobe is the best but also the most complicated. Photoshop is preferred.

    If you want to fool around with templates to see what a logo could look like, try SoThink Logo Creator Pro for 30 days. It will give you an 'idea' of what you can do with logos.

    If you are working with clients - Adobe/Photoshop.
    For yourself - whatever is easy for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author australianlogos
    +1 Illustrator for better logo design. Photoshop is also good
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  • Profile picture of the author Nuke07
    Originally Posted by fradlong View Post

    what do you think ?which is the best tool for logo design
    Adob Photoshop ..?
    illustrator ..?
    coral draw ..?
    i always use, Photoshop for Logo and PSD Designing etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author anilkvm85
    There are so many websites who offer free logo designs. You can also get one one of your awesome logo.
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  • Profile picture of the author immegaprofit
    Learn how to work smart by using logo design software that will help you come up with professional logo within short period of time. They will provide you with lot of template to use for your design. I have been using logo creator for some years back now and i prefer it to photoshop and others application, because it saves my time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samker
    Unfortunately, I'm not creative , so when I need some Logo, I start Contest like this one - SCforum's Logo Contest - "easy" $10

    It's still open, feel Free to take a part.
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  • Profile picture of the author goldenphoenix890
    I am using photoshop for designing my logos
    havent had any problems whats so ever!
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