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Logo Designing

Discussion in 'Graphics & Multimedia' started by Jignesh Khatri, May 14, 2013.

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    Hello buddies,

    I want to design best and attractive logos. So I want to know that, which the best 'free' software (windows OS) available to design attractive logos? Please help me.
    Jignesh Khatri, May 14, 2013 IP
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    scottlpool2003 Well-Known Member

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    Well if you want to design the best attractive logo's you should be going for software that the best designers use such as Photoshop.

    As far as free alternatives go you have:

    • Gimp
    • Paint.NET
    • Pixlr
    • Splashup
    • Inkscape
    • Photo Pos Pro
    I've only used Gimp and Paint.NET from the list above and Paint was what resembled Photoshop more closely in my opinion.
    scottlpool2003, May 14, 2013 IP
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    I used to design all of my own logos, but I now figure "why bother?" because it's so cheap to just hire an expert.

    If you want to get into it anyhow, you really should get an old copy of something like Adobe Illustrator, or Photoshop ... you can buy an old version on eBay for like $20, or check at a something like a 2nd hand bookstore/music/computer store for the old DVDs.

    Plus you can also download all of the new Adobe stuff online for a 30 day trial and you can practice on that stuff as well.
    StonePilot, May 14, 2013 IP
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    moemediagroup Greenhorn

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    If you want to do this as a business man, you really need to learn photoshop! It's has come great feature to make great looking logos. Plus you all the free training on youtube.
    moemediagroup, Jun 4, 2013 IP
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    Original Hosting Active Member

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    I would recommend Adobe Illustrator, there are plenty of tutorials for it on YouTube too so you can learn pretty quickly! I would also advise offering a logo design service on a site like fiverr just so you can build yourself a portfolio.

    Jordan
    Original Hosting, Jun 4, 2013 IP
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    annymarker11 Greenhorn

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    Here are some great programs for designing logos on your own.
    Logosmartz (Free Download for Windows and Mac as well)
    QuickLogoDeisgner (Free Download for Windows)
    AAA-Logo (Free trial)
    annymarker11, Jun 4, 2013 IP
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    You could design a nice logo with paint if you wanted it, is all up to your sense of aesthetics and marketing skills :) Just kidding, go with Gimp.
    Daniel Carso, Jun 6, 2013 IP
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    I don't think there is any better software than PS ever! for making logos or any sort of graphic designing!
    Source: ME :D
    Aldon Stewart, Jul 3, 2013 IP
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    globalflex Active Member

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    Yes I may need to pursue some good design software. I used to just use the Logo Contest Forum on DP however that is no longer an option with the new rules.... at least for now.
    globalflex, Jul 11, 2013 IP
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    scurvy Banned

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    Inkscape is the best cos its a pro grade vector software and vector is what you need for logos.
    scurvy, Jul 12, 2013 IP
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    If you're a designer, I recommend using Adobe Illustrator (highly Recommend).
    easy to use, many tutorialsites, and the menu is almost similar with adobe photoshop.
    and dont forget.. VECTOR format is very important and very suitable for all graphic design purpose.
    Easily to be resized without loss of image quality :)
    andimax, Jul 16, 2013 IP
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    Illustrator and photoshop are best.
    But for a newbie , just use paint.net with few icon fonts / dingbats and try creating a flat logo for you.
    I used this method some 5 years ago when i was new to designing. :)
    envira, Jul 17, 2013 IP
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    I have to agree on Illustrator and Photoshop being the best options but GIMP is a great freebee :)
    bouser, Jul 17, 2013 IP
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    desimms Greenhorn

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    try corel draw x5
    desimms, Jul 18, 2013 IP
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    averyz Well-Known Member

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    For professional grade logo work Illustrator is the best.
    averyz, Aug 16, 2013 IP
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    Corel Draw is another one!
    hueyism, Aug 16, 2013 IP
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    You should be using Adobe Illustrator for the logo designs. You can give final touches to the logo in Photoshop.
    nomi87, Aug 24, 2013 IP
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    I agree with stonepilot, you can also get your logo design in $5 from FIVER.com
    Anush M, Aug 31, 2013 IP
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    agreed with all those who recommend illustrator.I been designing logo on fiverr.Had tried many logo software like the logo creator etc.I end up still using photoshop illustrator.It's still the best.Don't waste time looking for other alternative for logo creation.
    Gary Tan, Sep 4, 2013 IP
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    I run a full service design studio and Paint.Net does everything I need it to do and then some, but I do have photoshop on a seperate PC incase I need to do some super detailed layering
    Jeffrey Witt, Sep 4, 2013 IP