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.... To learn Illustrator.

Well Im already quite fluent with photoshop, As In I have made alot of stuff and worked with it extensively. So now I want to learn that lean, mean, Logo Making machine :)

I'd Love to work with Vectors, Since they're rescalable without quality loss, That servers alot of purpose with logo's

So this is the basic plan, First im going to follow a course Like the

"30 Days to learn Illustrator" over at tutsplus.com

And then follow some random tutorials online, Maybe ones geared towards logo making :)

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Something I have thought of using myself to be honest. Although never gotten around to it with learning other stuff LOL. Too much I want to know these days LOL

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In my case, I don't really have to learn how to do graphics design because I used to teach that. Only thing I need to do is brush up my skills. Graphics design is kind of like riding a bicycle. Once you have learned it, you won't forget how. However, to be good, you must do it all the time.

 

Just an idea here. If you want to be really good, spend time studying how other people make their designs. There is hardly any 100% original design. It's all a matter of seeing how others do it and learning to adapt their designs to make your own.

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Good luck with your journey. I suggest you use a planner and maintain a journal so that you remain on track. I wish I had the imagination to create something creative through these tools. I can do minor tweaks through Photoshop, that's the extent of design sense I have :)

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I took a class on Illustrator last semester. It was actually pretty nice. :) Really enjoyed the outcome of it to be honest. :) It's a great program to learn. :) Good way of making posters, flyers and things of that nature. :)

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My First try.. Didnt go through any tutorials but used my photoshop knowledge to try something...

There's a huge difference though.. Gotta go through some tutorials

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That's good for a first try. One suggestion, though. Make up your mind what you want the graphic behind the "GFX" to be. At the moment, it's not a leaf, nor a drop of water. More like an oddly-shaped piece of dough.

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That's good for a first try. One suggestion, though. Make up your mind what you want the graphic behind the "GFX" to be. At the moment, it's not a leaf, nor a drop of water. More like an oddly-shaped piece of dough.

 

Lol. I actually didn't see it as any of the above. I just saw it as a design that didn't look like anything specific. That's often times what you want out of a logo is something "unique" so I assumed that's what was going on.

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Lol. I actually didn't see it as any of the above. I just saw it as a design that didn't look like anything specific. That's often times what you want out of a logo is something "unique" so I assumed that's what was going on.

I agree. When I first looked at it I just thought it was an original shape. People make new shapes in their logos all the time. At the end of the day, it's probably more important that people associate a shape with a specific company.
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At the end of the day, it's probably more important that people associate a shape with a specific company.

 

Absolutely. If you have a unique logo, it won't be forgotten and will always be associated with that brand. Something simple like this makes it suitable for favicons, too, which just further pushes the brand recognition.

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In my case, I don't really have to learn how to do graphics design because I used to teach that. Only thing I need to do is brush up my skills. Graphics design is kind of like riding a bicycle. Once you have learned it, you won't forget how. However, to be good, you must do it all the time.

 

Just an idea here. If you want to be really good, spend time studying how other people make their designs. There is hardly any 100% original design. It's all a matter of seeing how others do it and learning to adapt their designs to make your own.

 

I know where to come for advice then :P

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I know where to come for advice then

:P

 

Oh, you do? Please tell me, too, so that I can go there to look for advice.

 

Okie dokie. I really haven't done any graphics design for years, so I am now trying to get the itch again. Here's something I did just a couple of nights ago. First I took a picture that was licensed for public use. Like this:

lvonU.png

 

Then I colored it and twirled it a bit for effect and I got this:

cF27J.png

 

Finally, I added some lighting to put some pizazz and I ended up with this:

SDKdt.png

 

Do you think I should start a new thread with this kind of thing?

 

That was done with GIMP on a Celeron 1.2Ghz microprocessor running Debian Squeeze.

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Assume you would save the black as transparent.

Yes...... But even if it was transparent I think the white edges would have been there.

Removing it is simple since it's a circle... You can just draw a elipse marqee to size and invert the selection and delete everything :)

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Yes...... But even if it was transparent I think the white edges would have been there.

Removing it is simple since it's a circle... You can just draw a elipse marqee to size and invert the selection and delete everything :)

 

That's one way. Another way is to use the same ellipse marquee to cut out the part we want and paste it onto another page. Presto! Then we have this.

 

DoJn7.png

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That's one way. Another way is to use the same ellipse marquee to cut out the part we want and paste it onto another page. Presto! Then we have this.

 

Unless you're creating graphics for a photography site or religious centre, lens-flare is really rather 90s.

 

I like the colours. I think my lady has infested my brain with a love of orange. Hmmm...

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Good ^_^

But why do you insist on the black background :P

 

Mainly it's just a matter of habit. Also I find it easier to visualize against a black background.

 

btw I wasn't using lens flare. It's another option under Lights and Shadows called Supernova. I am using that to try to emulate something from a meteor. It's part of the design for my site header and it's linked to the concept of "AreesPortal, Gateway to Shadows of Worlds".

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