Originally Posted by LearningCoder
Thank you very much for your analysis on the products. Considering what you have said, it would seem Fireworks would be the best tool for me, taking into account the fact I only want to learn how to create my own website logos.
I want to add some effects to the logo. I'm not looking to create really fancy logos, just maybe add some effects so it doesn't look like something out of Windows Paint.
Well, as evo correctly said, it’s not so much about what tool you use but what you are able to achieve with it. The best graphics program is of no use if you aren’t skilled and have some sort of talent.
That said, while I’m an avid Fireworks user and would always recommend it over any other program for doing web design, I do think for serious logo work Illustrator might be better suited because of its advanced vector abilities. But on the other hand, you can also create beautiful logos with Fireworks if you’ve got the skills. It’s really when you notice that Fireworks doesn’t meet your requirements anymore because you have ideas that require more advanced techniques that you’d need to switch.
If you need help or inspiration for Fireworks check out http://www.fireworksguruforum.com/
. Oh, and a great resource for additional and useful FW extensions is http://fireworks.abeall.com/