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ramzansadiq
02-17-2009, 08:37 PM
Hi Folks,

I am new bie for designing logo.Can any body guide me which tool I should use. If i use Corel Draw do I have to buy license??

Thanks in advance

RS

BoldUlysses
02-17-2009, 09:09 PM
CorelDRAW is proprietary software so yes, you would have to buy a license. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are two other programs people use to create logos and graphics, but they're proprietary as well.

Some open source (free) alternatives I've had success with are GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/) (for bitmap images, like Photoshop) and Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org/) (for vector graphics, like CorelDRAW or Illustrator).

Also, here's a page (http://blog.mikezhang.com/wp-content/uploads/web20.jpg) I often use to generate logo ideas.

Hope that helps! Good luck.

zooeyglass
02-18-2009, 09:54 AM
adobe photoshop's really good and user-friendly too. :)

ErwinEHVNL
02-18-2009, 03:16 PM
imo the only way to design a logo is Adobe Illustrator

Rowsdower!
02-19-2009, 01:52 PM
CorelDRAW is proprietary software so yes, you would have to buy a license. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator are two other programs people use to create logos and graphics, but they're proprietary as well.

Some open source (free) alternatives I've had success with are GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/) (for bitmap images, like Photoshop) and Inkscape (http://www.inkscape.org/) (for vector graphics, like CorelDRAW or Illustrator).

Also, here's a page (http://blog.mikezhang.com/wp-content/uploads/web20.jpg) I often use to generate logo ideas.

Hope that helps! Good luck.

I had already heard of (and acquired) GIMP, but I was very pleased to find out about Inkscape. I'm such a tightwad!

BoldUlysses
02-19-2009, 03:51 PM
I just found it myself a few weeks ago (did a search for "open source Illustrator alternative"). I've enjoyed learning to use it and GIMP together similar to how I use Illustrator and Photoshop in conjunction here at work. So far so good!

ramzansadiq
02-19-2009, 08:34 PM
Thank you every one for sharing your experience. I tried to use Inkspace, but it always save files in .svg extension , how i can change it to jpg or gif format.

If any body could post tutorial link for GIMP and Inkspace. It will be great.

RS

BoldUlysses
02-19-2009, 08:43 PM
Tutorials and user manuals for both are located at the respective home pages for the programs, linked to above (http://codingforums.com/showpost.php?p=783013&postcount=2). Click on the "Documentation" links.

As for saving as a JPG or GIF, I don't have Inkscape in front of me, but there should be an "Export" option in the File menu, or the Save As will recognize the file extension you type when entering a new file name. If all else fails, you can open the SVG in GIMP and save it from there in your desired format.

brentpix
02-26-2009, 09:33 AM
hi msuffern,

thanks for sharing the useful websites... its really helpful to beginners.

Cheers!

ramzansadiq
02-27-2009, 03:36 AM
Thank you so much for each person reply

vitebseo
03-10-2009, 07:56 AM
I think photoshop is the best for logo design. I have also done the same thing using photoshop.


Thanks
Web Design India (http://www.viteb.com)

TinyScript
03-12-2009, 07:10 AM
paint.net is a great free tool.

I made this messing around today.
Not the greatest, but not bad either.http://i42.tinypic.com/aone2q.jpg



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