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    I have a site http://www.epocportal.hu , but I haven't got a good logo for it. How (or where) can I start to make one. Which graphic software is the best for me?
    I know this is separate profession, but I would like to give a chance for myself. Would you be so kind to give me some advice?

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    I'd recommend you get Jasc Paint Shop Pro (any version). It's cheap (under $100), and pretty powerful for the price. You can download a trial version from their site if you want to test it out first...

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    Paint Shop Pro is a good package but if you can afford it then I recommend Photoshop. Have a look at this discussion to read some of our user comments:

    http://www.sitepointforums.com/showt...threadid=10139




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    Since they allow you more freedom to manipulate size and dimensions, I think that vector-based graphics programs work best for logos. I haven't used Paint Shop Pro in a while, but I think it's vector-based, too. Photoshop 6 has vector support, but the older versions don't. So if you do decide to go with Photoshop for logo design, I'd go with 6.0. But a Illustrator/Photoshop combonation is definitely the Dom Perignon of logo design.
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    Thanks for the replys! I will try the Photoshop 6.0.
    What do you think about the logo design trends? (Should I really talk about trends?) Which are the base elements of a good looking logo?
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    Here's a tip, don't make the logo too big on the page, it doesn't need to fit across the entire top section of the page. A small logo on the top left is sufficent, people WILL remember your logo next time they see it, even know it's not that big.

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    Firstly start with a piece of paper and a pencil, work out the area the logo will go in on your website, then draw until your happy, ask a few friends to have a look and get there opinion.

    Don't use too many fonts, maybe one in different sizes and weights. And, not too many colours.

    It's o.k. to say go out and spend 500 on Photoshop but some of the best designs could be created on a good drawing package like corel which is a fraction of the price or even mocked up using paper and glue, scanning saving it as a gif for your website.

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    any possibility to download trial version of photoshop?
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    Try the adobe website you should be able to download a 30day trial.


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