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  • Quick Question reg. Logo size

    Hello all,
    Just registered after reading some very informative threads that cleared up a few issues I had, but one.

    The question I have is pretty simple.
    What is the ideal size (In px, cn, in, etc etc...) to create logo's? I've done a few at 300px by 300px and the one or two letters I use in the logo, still some how seem/show pixelation. Should I be using a higher size? like 600x600? That seems too large. Any advice would be greatly appriciated.

    I tried to search before I asked, but didnt quiet find what I was looking for.

    (Great site BTW.)

  • #2
    If you're doing the logos in Illustrator or another vector program (which you should be doing) they shouldn't show pixelation at any size...


    • #3
      ^^ what he said. You really do need to design logos in a vector based program like Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, or Macromedia Freehand.

      If you don't you could run into resizing issues down the road and have to start from scratch.

      Check this article: An Explanation of Raster vs. Vector
      "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot


      • #4
        WHOA that was

        I am using Illustrator, sorry I forgot to mention that earlier.
        This is what I am talking about. As you will see that file is 300px by 400px and as you can see in the background the letters look pixelated.

        Could is be it is just because I am zooming in too much? Doesn't seem like it...

        Is 300px by 300px an ok size for logo's? Should I be doing it in cm, or in?



        • #5
          it does look pixellated - was the file actually created in Illustrator, or just opened in Illustrator?

          you will want to make sure you save it in vector format so it retains the ability to scale... save as an .ai, .eps, or .pdf instead of .jpg
          "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot


          • #6
            Do a Control-A (Select All) and then give us a screen shot and we can tell if it is vectorized or not.
            Less be more.


            • #7
              I assume that the jpg was just for the screen shot... It should be fine at 300x300 no need to change the size, just maybe have to rebuild in Illy because that absolutly should not happen if you made it from scratch there in the first place!
              SIZE DOES MATTER!


              • #8
                Ok guys here is a screen shot of what it looks like if I view the file in ILLY at 100%


                and this is was it looks like when I view the file in ILLY at "fit to screen" You can start to see the pixelation (of text only) when I zoom in.


                File was created in ILLY and is being saved as such file. (.AI)

                What could I be doing wrong?

                Thank you,


                • #9
                  Select All and Convert to outlines and then show us. That doesn't look vectorized to my eyes.
                  Less be more.


                  • #10
                    It's not, Did you place those images?
                    Some advice is profound, some is clever. The above post is a good example of both.


                    • #11
                      or you rasterized them somehow...
                      SIZE DOES MATTER!


                      • #12
                        ok here it is.


                        This is a compare of the file in question and a new file with the same text, zoomed in about the same.


                        Could it be the globe? That was not created in ILLY. Taken from a bmp, converted to jpg and manipulated in PS, then I brought it into the ILLY file using the place command. Is it that?

                        Thanks for the responses,


                        • #13
                          that means that it is actually a raster image placed in a vector program.

                          You will probably need to recreate it in Illustrator (the pen tool can be your friend!) in order to make it scalable.
                          "It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Eliot


                          • #14
                            You might not need to redraw, that looks like clip art, check your books first.

                            Or try out the new trace command in illustrator CS2 - it works pretty good
                            Some advice is profound, some is clever. The above post is a good example of both.


                            • #15

                              The globe is a raster image, but the text are not.
                              Does that mean the the placed raster image effect vector items?

                              Maybe something got messed up during the placing on the globe that effected the text?

                              Here is a new file with the globe image placed into it.


                              no pixelation.... hmmm...

                              what am I missing here?

                              No CS2 ILLY here at work, but I will try at home. Thanks.

                              Thanks everyone you've helped a great deal.



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