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cerin
01-22-2005, 02:48 PM
What do you guys use to make logos and stuff for websites? Is there a free(good) program I can do this with?

sean
01-22-2005, 02:49 PM
I just use MS Paint for most of it, and occasionally I use Adobe Photoshop for some special editing.

cerin
01-22-2005, 02:54 PM
I've used ms paint but everything i make doesn't look very....... clean(jagged and stuff). I mean logos like the cprogramming one.

sean
01-22-2005, 02:55 PM
If by jagged you mean pixelized, you'll want to antialias the picture. Just search download.com for something that can do that for you.

Govtcheez
01-22-2005, 02:56 PM
http://www.gimp.org/

cerin
01-22-2005, 02:56 PM
what do I search for antialias?

sean
01-22-2005, 02:58 PM
Ah yes I forgot about GIMP - just get GIMP.

Govtcheez
01-22-2005, 02:59 PM
what do I search for antialias?

Just search download.com for something that can do that for you
I swear to god you are one of the worst posters I've ever seen.

B0bDole
01-22-2005, 03:22 PM
Don't make fun of stupid people

Kleid-0
01-22-2005, 03:48 PM
I swear to god you are one of the worst posters I've ever seen. And you have the worst avatar! lol :p

kermit
01-22-2005, 03:51 PM
heh - that avatar still makes me laugh

Shadow
01-22-2005, 09:21 PM
I use photoshop and imagready for almost everything.

http://datadrops.com/temp/MilwaukeeGraphic.jpg - sent to a Milwaukee native on a skyscraper forum. Photoshop.

http://www.wisconsinsirens.com/forums/templates/fiplain/images/phpbb2_logo.gif
Photoshop.

http://www.wisconsinsirens.com/
Photoshop(wireframe in the background was half-life 1 game editor).

http://wisconsinsirens.com/images/animeavatar.gif
originally a rectangle anime wallpaper on a solid white background

http://datadrops.com/logo.gif
Photoshopped by someone else for me.

http://datadrops.com/layouts/anime/animeworld2/
http://datadrops.com/layouts/anime/animegirls2/

Anime Girls had many various opacity adjustment airbrush work done to the girl in that photo to give various spots of her head like her ribbons, her bangs, and the center of her eyes a little extra shine.

http://datadrops.com/layouts/games/polydreams/
http://www.bookmarkhosting.com/speakerpage/

^ Example website layouts with logos that were photoshopped.

You get the idea.

Govtcheez, you are hilarious. :D

fuh
01-23-2005, 11:15 AM
I use Macromedia Fireworks. Admittedly not free or cheap at all, but I use it for everything even though I have Photoshop. Examples include my avatar, my old avatar (currently found at this link (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/member.php?u=4501)), and the attachment to this post (originally for a web page).

Zach L.
01-23-2005, 11:36 AM
I like GIMP. I generally suck at making any sort of art on a computer, though, but GIMP is quite a nice program.

Govtcheez
01-23-2005, 11:42 AM
I use Macromedia Fireworks. Admittedly not free or cheap at all, but I use it for everything even though I have Photoshop. Examples include my avatar, my old avatar (currently found at this link (http://cboard.cprogramming.com/member.php?u=4501)), and the attachment to this post (originally for a web page).
How do I put this delicately. That logo is ugly as hell.

axon
01-23-2005, 12:13 PM
>>How do I put this delicately. That logo is ugly as hell.<<

what do you mean? it's very 1978 - maybe that's what he was going for. ;)

B0bDole
01-23-2005, 12:46 PM
It's ugly for 1978

fuh
01-23-2005, 02:16 PM
Well, I truly stink at art. My point was, even though that's ugly, without Fireworks I'd have some thing like Govtcheez's avatar (no offense). I stink at design but am okay at making the image with Fireworks. Point: If someone sketched a good logo I might be able to make it look okay on the computer.

Govtcheez
01-23-2005, 02:27 PM
> I'd have some thing like Govtcheez's avatar (no offense)

What are you trying to say.

fuh
01-23-2005, 02:33 PM
What are you trying to say.
Fine. I'll put it this way. I'd have something that would not shame a kindergardener with fingerpaint, and btw, I love your avatar (I was just saying that your artistic skills are, um... not exactly as good as Picasso).

Zach L.
01-23-2005, 02:37 PM
>> I was just saying that your artistic skills are, um... not exactly as good as Picasso <<
Looks like all those fine art collectors you sold to are gonna be showing up on your doorstep pretty soon Govtcheez. :p

Felix
01-23-2005, 02:38 PM
I barely make any logos at all anymore. I used to slap some stuff together with copy+paste in Paint, although photoshop would prolly be better.

fuh
01-23-2005, 02:47 PM
I got my copy of Photoshop Elements for around 20.00 USD on eBay and my friend has a version with all the bells and whistles that is much better, but Photoshop is more of that, a photo shop. I don't like the logos I've made with it. Also, I've seen some pretty amazing stuff done with MS Paint. Also, I think there are some freeware image editors in the massive freeware thread (whatever it's called).

Govtcheez
01-23-2005, 02:49 PM
Is your amazing MS Paint stuff as amazing as your other logo? Because that was pretty amazing.

It's pretty damn funny you think that MS Paint is better than Photoshop on any level, but hey, I guess that's up to you.

fuh
01-23-2005, 02:56 PM
I'm pretty weird, so my opinions don't count for much.

ColorPic - http://www.iconico.com/colorpic/
Pixia - http://www.ab.wakwak.com/~knight/
Sodiodi - http://www.sodipodi.com/
The Gimp - http://www.gimp.org/
Tuxpaint - http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint
-From the lots of freeware thread under image viewers and editors