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Old 12-28-2010, 02:10 AM #1
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It's more than improtant to be understood properly when requesting work, so I will post some essential definitions.

LOGO (logotype) - Short graphic form, used to identify a company. Think about famous brands - nike, apple, coca-cola, shell, toyota etc. What connects them all? SIMPLICITY. It must be simple, because logo should be readable when printed on business card (very small piece of paper ) or on a huge banner (on a bus). So don't expect mad gradients, complex drawings, blurred distortions or usage of photoshop filters (they don't look good scaled into tiny 1x1" space). Do expect it razor sharp in vector format (definition below) and in 3 varietes - Black&white dark (for stamp etc), B&W light (for printing on dark surfaces like company clothing and products) and color (on-screen, advertising). Definately expect your logo to carry a message. For more complex definition go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logo

JERSEY DESIGN
- most typical mistake here is requesting "logo for a jersey" and thinking about jersey design. In a graphics world it means that you need proper logo design (see LOGO definition) and positioning it on a jersey. If you want mad jersey design, please, don't put a word "logo" there, it's distracting.

DEADLINE - Essential ingredient of a proper request. Skilled designers have a disease called "tomorrow" [manana], catched doing "for yesterday" designs. They need to know how many days they can do anything else before drawing your requests.

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Another thing worth straightening once and for all is a difference between RASTER and VECTOR format. You can see most significant difference below.
This is a reference picture (stroke from my avvy) in a raster format:

and here is effect of scaling:

Pretty lame. What you want is a infinite scaling feature in vector format:

This is what I meant by 'razor sharp'.

Another example here: (by 'ghostcell'):

When looking for a new team logo, make sure the design is in a vector type format. The reason for this is that vector's are images that can be scalable to any size and colors can be replaced, without loosing quality of the image. Vector's are usually made in Adobe Illustrator and are created by using the pen tool. Vectored designs at some point must be converted into a raster graphic (.jpg, .gif, .png,) which cannot be changed without loosing quality.

Example of a vector: (was uploaded as .jpg so lost quality)


xample of a raster graphic:


For basically all other info on vector vs. raster (concepts, formats etc) go here. Don't forget to click on the 'next page'

Despite great scaling features, vector images are pretty simple. When you think about something photorealistic or really mad, then you need raster format, but make sure it's designed in proper resolution. And this brings another definition...

RESOLUTION - Only for raster formats, usually comes in DPI (dots per inch). What you see on your screen is a 72 DPI (despite your resolution in pixels, these are completely different things). What you see printed in a colorful magazine is usually 300 DPI (offset). What you see on a jersey (screen-print) is between 150-250 DPI. So when requesting work give dimensions (in inches) and resolution (I want a jersey/avvy/magazine ad). And be aware that higher resolutions then 72 DPI are heavy (a4 page in 300 DPI can weight over 50 mb) and resource-eating (designing such page in PS on medium machine is a real pain) so expect higher prices.

And last but not least, definition by fellow designer drunktiger21, which is...

...SAVOIR VIVRE
If you are not serious about your request, don't expect even mid-level results.
Ex, with a request like this-
Eye wunt a logo 4 my teem. I gieb joo $$$$$$.
Maek it kewl.
Srs p0starz onle.
kay ty.

Someone will end up with this-

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I would like to add a little advice to this: If you are an immature folk then pretend that you aren't. Unless you want design from another immature folk, but they suck at CG. Good designers are very smug because of being blessed with talent, having commercial experience or both. Treat them with respect - you want them to create something beautiful for you.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:46 AM #2
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Repost from the last photo shop thread:

Can someone put the green from this one:

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...3#post65589603

onto this guy over here:

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...0#post61820220
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:06 PM #3
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Hi i was wondering if someone could finish this for me and put a boblong vice and a geo 2 on the front in the middle. With like the barrels crossing. The color white please





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Old 12-29-2010, 03:51 PM #4
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could i get this like basically slammed please? like about 2-3 inches of the ground?
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:52 PM #5
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Still looking/waiting for a new england blizzard logo. Like I said in the previous threads, would like it in the likeness of the texas storm and or hurricanes logo, but more blizzard like lol. Colors baby blue, regular blue, and black and white.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:10 PM #6
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Could you invert the colors? Like a thin black outline, and white inside?
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:29 PM #7
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:58 PM #8
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Posted from the last thread...

Avvy of these please
about 2 secs apart.

http://cincinnatibengalstoys.com/ima...ngals_logo.gif
http://www.themacdaily.com/web_images/bgsu_logo.jpg
http://www.brantgajda.com/images/1DMarkIII-1.jpg
http://www.texas-capital-mortgage.co...xas_20Logo.jpg


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Old 01-04-2011, 08:08 PM #9
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:46 PM #10
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Still looking/waiting for a new england blizzard logo. Like I said in the previous threads, would like it in the likeness of the texas storm and or hurricanes logo, but more blizzard like lol. Colors baby blue, regular blue, and black and white.
any takers?
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:37 PM #11
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:41 PM #12
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Fixed the last 2 links
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:48 PM #13
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Avvy me! Crop/resize/border. I'd do it myself but I lost photoshop
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Old 01-07-2011, 11:11 AM #14
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:02 PM #15
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Could someone do a custom gun silhouette for me for my avatar? If so please pm me and Ill send you the pic.

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Old 01-08-2011, 09:25 PM #16
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jrmiller did the silhouette for me. Thanks again!
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:50 PM #17
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Does someone want to draw a white turbocharger outline for me. No background
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I'm putting it on a t-shirt. I only need a white outline of a turbocharger.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:12 PM #18
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Hey guys, I'm looking for someone to design a (relatively) simple tshirt image in vector format. I'll tip $25 via paypal for a quality design.

These will be silk screened. What I'm looking for is two Victories barrels crossed on the front right behind our schools logo, the augustana A.
here is a very rough example that I did (I suck at Illustrator, alot).


As of right now we are planning on having the guns silk screened white and the "A" yellow.

I cant find a large version of the Augie "A", but as you can see its an arched capital A. you can see it on Augustana.edu

On the back were looking for a cluster of splatters, as realistic looking as possible, with "Augustana Paintball" (words stacked on each other) removed from the image so the shirt color comes through to make the words.

Thanks! let me know if you have any questions!

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Old 01-13-2011, 03:16 PM #19
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Hey guys, I'm looking for someone to design a (relatively) simple tshirt image in vector format. I'll tip $25 via paypal for a quality design.

These will be silk screened. What I'm looking for is two Victories barrels crossed on the front right behind our schools logo, the augustana A.
here is a very rough example that I did (I suck at Illustrator, alot).


As of right now we are planning on having the guns silk screened white and the "A" yellow.

I cant find a large version of the Augie "A", but as you can see its an arched capital A. you can see it on Augustana.edu

On the back were looking for a cluster of splatters, as realistic looking as possible, with "Augustana Paintball" (words stacked on each other) removed from the image so the shirt color comes through to make the words.

Thanks! let me know if you have any questions!

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Old 01-15-2011, 01:21 PM #20
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Can I get this lifted and murdered out please? Thanks

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Anyone want to design a logo for $5 paypal. Team name is EC Rampage. Tryin to incorporate the logo from the old rampage game
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