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Logotype - SRForums
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Published: March 8, 2008
© 2008 - 2019 Dom-
Simple tutorial, I made it for [link] ~ my first submitted tutorial.

OMITTED STEP: TO FIX THE LOW QUALITY RESULT
As for some of the issues brought up: I realize the distortion results in a low quality logotype, I did not include the final step because of size constraints...but to fix it is simple: work at a much larger scale, when you finish up simply scale it down and it will get rid of the jaggies and make everything sharp again.

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edit:

Wow I woke up this morning with my inbox filled, I clicked the piece and realized it got DD'ed - my very first ever!!!

Also, I made this for some friends @ silkroadforums.com, I didn't realize it would get so much attention, and i'm sorry for the jokes near the end.
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servity's avatar
nice tut
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Seventh-Oath's avatar
20 minutes after starting your tutorial, I made it through step 1 ...

Why 20 minutes? Because I read the top disclaimer (not going over basics) and was fine with that. Than I saw "orums" and automatically assumed it was some option in font size. <head desk>

10+ years of experience and I went, "Holycrap, he shrank the orums? What are the orums? I have never heard of orums? Is this some new photoshop measurement system...what the *Beep*"

20 minutes laters "Ohhh ... orums in Forums ... I just failed at life."

Thought you may get a kick out of that.
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Dom-'s avatar
I did good sir :D
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d0rjan's avatar
nice tutorial..
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anticollie's avatar
Great work! Very helpful.
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klomp123's avatar
klomp123|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful. This is definitely going in my collection.
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VaporSeb's avatar
But why the hell do you use Photoshop to create a logo ???
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s-h-a-a-z's avatar
i love you
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plaxx's avatar
Rule #1 of logo design: Make it Vector!

The logo is nothing special ... no thought behind it, just something that been done before many, many many ... many many times.

DA isn't what it used to be :(
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Equine-hi's avatar
Yes. The only "acceptable" logos ARE vector. Lol, imagine a billboard with a raster logo. I'd laugh my @$$ off. Either way, vectoring, in terms of logos and design is SO much better.
I admit it, I'm a noob, but potential wise,
Illustrator=design
photoshop=art
flash=flash (duh)
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Equine-hi's avatar
For the second step of your tutorial, you could also cut part of the text and freely play around with it on a new layer. Free transform works best for the simpler tasks, and the cell colouring should be done prior to or after with the pen tool fill or paint bucket. I dunno.
Nerdy amateur suggestions galore.
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Zui-Generiz's avatar
The outcome looks disorted. Maybe working with a bigger logo and then resizing? :S
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pinktoasteroven's avatar
Since I'm not a big photoshopper, but I LOVE looking at tutorials (even for things I never do) I'd have to say one of the best parts was how you explained what logotype was at the beginning! Sometimes I look at tutorials and I have NO idea what they're talking about! :)

Anyway, that was excellent, but so is the rest of this! I really see what you mean about how important it is to differentiate from plain ol' text and logotype. Thanks for explaining! :)
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xdangerkittyx's avatar
Sweet - :+fav: if only for the hilarious Will Smith refs lol
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Osa-Art-Farm's avatar
I have a question or two

With a DD on this you may not ever get a chance to answer.
Was the 'word' made in two seperate text layers: SRF in one and OROMS in another? If, yes, Why would you need to 'cut out' a portion of the 'o'? Can't the srf just be placed in front of the oroms?
I am very new and inexperienced in Photoshop but even I could follow along with this. I enjoyed the humor.
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Dom-'s avatar
I wrote it on one text-layer. I rasterized that layer, cut the orums, pasted it back on. I resized it and placed it next to the SRF.

Following that I ctrl + clicked the SRF layer to select it, I expanded the selection by a couple pixels and hit delete with the orums layer selected.
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dreamweb55|Professional Interface Designer
That was the most unnecessary thing to do. Step 1 shouldn't be there at all, and step 2. should have start with making 2 separate layers, one for SRF in white colour and other for ORUMS in green. Then, the ORUMS should have been placed BEHIND the SRF layer, and that would be it.
You complicated things waaaaay to much (what's all that with cutting, resizing, pasting?!?!?!) , in a very amateurish way. To be honest, I would suggest you to read few tutorials before making one that's showing/teaching people how to make things in more complicated and time consuming way.
Btw, congrats on the DD :handshake:
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Dom-'s avatar
The reason I start with a text layer is because I don't usually know exactly what i'm going to do until I have everything out infront of me. If I knew I was going to do it the way I did it, with the orums smaller and a different colour, I would of probably done it your way.

I guess I could always sit down with a piece of paper and sketch for a while, before opening photoshop, but that would probably take more time than just rasterizing one text layer and playing with it.
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SenshiZors|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This it's just a good photoshop tutorial, a logo can't be only crated playing with photoshop, you must know who is your client, and what he/she's aiming at.
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xlPassolx's avatar
Easy and nice tutorial.
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seb81's avatar
seb81| Interface Designer
oh god no. no . nooooooo
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defcon2XX8's avatar
hmm their seems to be more about his love of will smith that a tut, and the end result is not that good.
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Freesong|Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, I didn't know anything about logotype before. This is a really neat tutorial with simple advice that gets right to the point. Thanks. ^^
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