How do I get a sharp image of my logo?

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  1. lorileach

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    I need help! I have a logo that I created and even have posted it to my website...the problem is the resolution. When I export the logo to create letterhead (not to print, simply use in word, etc.) it is grainy. Also, on my website the first page with the logo is great and then the other pages where I needed to reduce the size of the logo, the logo is grainy. How do I get a sharp image of my logo???
  2. laughingbird

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    Hello lorileach.

    Can you point us to your logo?
    I'd like to take a look at the pages you're speaking of.
  3. lorileach

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    specialtycropassistance.org
  4. laughingbird

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    Ah.

    I see.

    Looks like the HOME page logo is correct.
    The sub page logos are grainy.

    You have apparently tried to "shrink" the logo using HTML.
    If I click on one of the subpages in your URL above, I notice the logos are small and grainy. Yet when I view the actual logo in a new window - the logo is the original size:
    http://specialtycropassistance.org/files/IMG_12.gif

    This tells me you are forcing the logo to be smaller using the Height and Width tags in your HTML page.

    Instead, export the logo from The Logo Creator to match the Height and Width. You can do this by choosing "More Export Options" from the Export menu. Then use the 'height' and 'width' box to export your logo at the correct size.

    let me know if this helps!

    Marc
  5. lorileach

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    that is exactly what I did....so I need to save the logo in several different size formats to use?? By boss wants me to email her the logo in a high resolution....I can't seem to figure out how to do that. Any help???
  6. lorileach

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    now when I try to export a smaller size it is REALLY blurry.
  7. lorileach

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    I'm in a huge crunch...my boss wants me to send her the logo in a high resolution pdf....I can't seem to get the resolution to increase!
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    you'll have to create it in a high dpi format to begin with.. .if you try and do this after the fact on a rastor image, you're going to get pixelated results...

    After reviewing the logo, someone could easily create that as a vector image. If anyone has the time, can a vector guru help her out real quick, vector-style :)

    Thanks,

    Ryan.
  9. KD-did

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    For Word documents I routinely use PDF exports which seems to hold up very well for resizing..

    If you have already reset the resolution use the "More export options" instead of just export so file options won't default to 72 DPI
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    the pdf version is the worst...very blurry. We need to be able to crop, cut, paste, etc. the logo to place on various documents (none really for print, just computer viewing). I saw the post saying I needed to create the logo in a high res...is that the problem I'm having??
  11. KD-did

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    Lori. have you reset the resolution yet?

    If you haven't click on "Export" first line "export resolution click on the next screen insert DPI you want...now use "more export options". Choose your file format.
  12. Clint May

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    I want to be able to print my logo on banners and other large publications. What resolution should I set my logo up at before I get started with my design?
  13. KD-did

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    Setting the DPI at the beginning isn't really as important for large projects as you might think and can be changed at anytime. Your logo file will have to be converted to a vector format for your over sized printing projects. Converting to the vector file format when you have finished your work will give you the widest range of options. What is important to start with is always to make sure that images and text are sharp to begin with. By that I mean there are always points where image and text (fonts) meet their limits and are at their very sharpest. Because text fonts or images limits may vary and reach that point differently and may deteriorate the overall appearance...it is far better to export and bring it back by importing back onto the canvas to have it all . Ovoid or limit gradient coloring, shadowing and blurbing effects as much as possible, opt for duplicating the logo element and play with the opacity ... layering it to the back to get the look but look its sharpest. The default is only 72 DPI but you may want set at 300 DPI for providing file/s for vector conversion and any thing you would use your regular printer for.
  14. Clint May

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    Thanks for the information. Is the resolution of this program for smaller size logos. It appears that everything that I make comes out heavily pixelled. Is there a way to make setting upfront before getting started. I really like the program, but I need something that I can design the graphic and be about to enlarge it if a I need to without loosing the quality of the graphic. Thanks for your help.
  15. KD-did

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    Clint, you shouldn't be seeing any general program generated heavily pixeling of your work, what you are seeing may have more to do with computer hardware issues or screen resolution (display resolution) settings... screen resolution plays a role in limiting how big a graphic one can make and its overall appearance. Even the amount of memory you have on board and/or your graphic card may effect what you are seeing.

    Even working on the TLC default canvas size or a custom canvas size can produce files, once they are converted to a vector format (ie:EPS, SVG, PDF, AI, DXF and EMF)that is and will be key for printing. For instance, one can print a vector logo on a sheet of printer paper,business card and then use and enlarge the same vector logo to a billboard size and keep the same crisp quality and true coloring once converted. Export .png format, then convert or have it converted to a vector graphic by a professional.
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    Am I missing something lorileach? I'm looking at your logo on all the pages, and they look as good as the homepage...at least on my screen they do. Has this been resolved?
    -Darrell
  17. KD-did

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    3DS , it was Clint May that revived the old thread yesterday 8/25/09 when he posted to it...the last time lorileach actually posted to the thread was 3/19/08...
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