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Mmmm, that is correct. Fonts are a tad more complex than just letters. I could write a chapter at least & that is just a drop in a ocean.

Pdnnoob, fabulous way of working. Remember too that if the real estate want it made into signs, they will then have to look at something like a digital print as you have the glossy look hapenning...simple things are never usually that way :0

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The extra effects was to cover up the mistakes in the e :P

To make the "e" like that, I made one layer with a tilted black oval, then duplicated it and inverted the color to make a white oval with the same rotation. I shrank the white oval and moved it into position. Then, on a new layer, I used the line/curve tool to draw the curve I needed to remove from the white oval. Once I deleted that part of the oval, I deleted the extra layer. From here, you're pretty much done. You may need to move the separate pieces of the white oval a little when you are done, so select one piece with lasso select, press ctrl+x, and paste it on a new layer.

TIP: After you draw a straight line, right click on one of the nubs before you start dragging them around. This sets the line/curve to "bezier curve mode" which makes nicer looking curves.

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The extra effects was to cover up the mistakes in the e :P

To make the "e" like that, I made one layer with a tilted black oval, then duplicated it and inverted the color to make a white oval with the same rotation. I shrank the white oval and moved it into position. Then, on a new layer, I used the line/curve tool to draw the curve I needed to remove from the white oval. Once I deleted that part of the oval, I deleted the extra layer. From here, you're pretty much done. You may need to move the separate pieces of the white oval a little when you are done, so select one piece with lasso select, press ctrl+x, and paste it on a new layer.

TIP: After you draw a straight line, right click on one of the nubs before you start dragging them around. This sets the line/curve to "bezier curve mode" which makes nicer looking curves.

Hey there pdnnoob,

I've been playing around with a bunch of fonts....

OK...thanks for your explanation....but I'm struggling to follow your instructions...

Let me tell you what I did:

-created ellipse on white background

-selected ellipse

-tilted ellipse

-duplicated titlted ellipse (still selected) Layers > Duplicate Layer

But how did you " invert the color"?

Am I correct thus far?

Regards

Greg

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OK.....finally with much trial and error, I managed to duplicate what you did pdnnoob....

I'm not sure if I can remember the steps it took to get here.....

Anyway have a look....

Everyone else as well.....yes you are all included....you know who you are - thanks for all your help.

At least I can now use this as the base for one of the logo ideas...

Regards

Greg

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Ok everyone,

Herewith one of the logos......colours are not final....

Again thanks to everyone for your input....have to single out pdnnoob for going the extra mile!!!

You guys are awesome!!!

Regards

Greg

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Again thanks to everyone for your input....have to single out pdnnoob for going the extra mile!!!

Really nice to see someone giving credit where it's due. It's so so dis-heartening when people get advice and run

Have you considered a bit of Bevel Selection on the larger E ... it seems a bit 'flat' at the moment

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Really nice to see someone giving credit where it's due. It's so so dis-heartening when people get advice and run

Have you considered a bit of Bevel Selection on the larger E ... it seems a bit 'flat' at the moment

http://forums.getpai...cember-12-2011/

You know what Welshblue....this forum is really great because of the people....and you can include yourself in that group!!!

I agree with you....I need to make the design more punchy....

I think I've been at it too long today because I can't figure this out.....

I tried the bevel but it applies the bevel to the background and not the E itself....(large E is on a transparent background)

Any ideas on how to do this?

And any other ideas will be most welcome...

Regards

Greg

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The bevel plugin applies the effect to the currently selected area. To apply it to an object like your e, just use the magic wand to select the e before using the plugin.

I would highly recommend applying the bevel on a new layer so that you can adjust it if needed.

Looking good so far. Glad I could help! :)

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The bevel plugin applies the effect to the currently selected area. To apply it to an object like your e, just use the magic wand to select the e before using the plugin.

I would highly recommend applying the bevel on a new layer so that you can adjust it if needed.

Looking good so far. Glad I could help! :)

:lol: Posted at the same time pdnnoob :D

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Thanks nitenurse79 and pdnnoob and welshblue!!!!!

OK here is the result....

Be brutally honest please....meeting with the client tomorrow....

The final logo is going to be used right across the companies media branding

including:

-business cards and letterheads

-real estate boards and markers

-flags

-large format advertising boards 8' x 12' and larger

Just a quick question - what resolution should the final logo be created in to meet all the printing requirements?

Regards

Greg

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Greg, just a head's up. If this logo is going to be used both on the Web and in printing format, you should save it in different formats. For example, your Web logo should be saved as a .png with a dpi (resolution) of at least 300. If the logo will be used on flags, boards, letterheads, etc., you should probably save it as .tiff since it's the printing format and with a 300 dpi (at least).

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Brutally honest ... it's a taste thing but I don't like the colour of the E.

But I'm seriously thinking I need an eye test in real life, so that could be me thinking it's too bright

One suggestion I would have is to make a new Bevel Selection layer and use the alternate lighting direction option, so that the lighting changes. Then maybe set the layer Blend Mode to Overlay, it'll help it blend in nicer IMO

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Greg, just a head's up. If this logo is going to be used both on the Web and in printing format, you should save it in different formats. For example, your Web logo should be saved as a .png with a dpi (resolution) of at least 300. If the logo will be used on flags, boards, letterheads, etc., you should probably save it as .tiff since it's the printing format and with a 300 dpi (at least).

Thanks Helen....

Great head's up...was not aware of those requirements....

Hopefully my PC is powerfull enough to render those resolutions...

Regards

Greg

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Brutally honest ... it's a taste thing but I don't like the colour of the E.

But I'm seriously thinking I need an eye test in real life, so that could be me thinking it's too bright

One suggestion I would have is to make a new Bevel Selection layer and use the alternate lighting direction option, so that the lighting changes. Then maybe set the layer Blend Mode to Overlay, it'll help it blend in nicer IMO

That's cool welshblue....

My idea is to put something completely different in front of the client...

I'll play with your other suggestions....where is the Blend Mode?

regards

Greg

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Sorry to post again, but perhaps run AA's Assistant plug-in to remove some of the jagged edges around the curves.

You post away...no problem...

I still need to do that too....

regards

Greg

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Hey Greg, it is great to see you giving credit as Welshy said & I am very happy to read such a positive outcome. A wonderful sharing of collective experience.

It may be a bit late but a single pixel white or black outline on the lettering would give it that extra pop. Signwriters often do that with vinyl to make the image/letters stand out a bit more.

Good luck with the meeting. I am sure they will be impressed. Good colour choice too the blue since blue is the communication colour. :) Well done Greg & Pdnnoob for the mini tute. :)

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