Trying to make a logo
I am trying to make a logo in Photoshop Elements and the image looks so pixelated. I obviously have no clue what I am doing but I am wondering if anyone knows if there is a specific brush I should use of a filter or something that could smooth it out.
Thanks for any advice.
Use a blur filter to smooth out harsh or jagged edges that result from pixelation. Then apply a sharpen filter to fix any excessive blurriness that results from blur filters. Lastly, use more artistic filters to find another solution. Filters such as the cutout filter can turn a painfully pixelated image into a smooth and artistic one.
Try and use smart objects when working with the logo. Just remember, in photoshop, which is intended for rasterised output will always produce relatively pixelated results.
How about "Edit in Quick Mask Mode"...
I m not sure about it, but try.....
Use small objects working with the logo.The filter can turn a painfully pixelated image into a smooth and artistic one.
Pixelated? I recommend vector graphics, if you have the option.
Use Adobe illustrator instead of Photoshop
If you want to make it logo, its recommended to use corel draw. This software its special to make beautiful logo design with vector format.
Use a vector program (Illustrator). Since you don't know what you're doing...let me throw this out there. Are you viewing this at 100% size, or is it enlarged? If it's enlarged, then of course it will look pixilated.
If it is too pixelated:
1. Maybe you made it in too small of a resolution to begin with. The image is 200px wide, but you want to display it at 500px wide. You'll have to create it in the final size in the first place, preferably 2x-3x larger, then reduce to sharpen it.
2. Maybe you are viewing it at too large a magnification. It will always look worse then. View it at 1:1 to see what it really looks like on the monitor.
3. If at all possible, you should design a log in Illustrator or other vector graphics program, that way you can reduce and enlarge without loss of detail.
What version of the software are you using?
If you're creating a logo, then you should make the document 300 dpi. I usually create logos at 3000px by 3000px at 300 dpi.
Once you are happy with the logo, save it. Then save a copy of it and scale the copy down in size. This will allow your logo to retain a crispness and sharpness. No pixelation.
Even better, use Adobe Illustrator. If you don't have illustrator then use Inkscape (It's Free).
Originally Posted by marcee
Is the image an image you have created yourself?
can you advice of the resolution you used (dpi / pixels)
and do you want to use it for print or online purposes?
also, is it with a transparent background or color?
An image to be printed needs to be 300dpi for a starter and the image needs to be larger than you actually wants to use it, in order to resize it at the end and keep it sharp for printing. Photoshop is a fantastic program but if you want to create something with very sharp edges, Illustrator rocks!
Please give some more details of your logo and maybe attach or pm the image, and I'll have a look at it ;)
I recommend that use Adobe illustrator it will help you. While designing logo use smart objects.
The danger of using Photoshop for logos is that you can creep in raster images and effects into your logo work. Remember that your finished logo needs to be scalable and avoid using raster images unless you know you can achieve the same look by creating a vector version at a later stage