Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Label Display & Discussion > I need some help with my logo

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,461
Liked 115 Times on 100 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default Check out my new Logo, and give your critique!

Hi all,

I started playing around with Inkscape yesterday and have gotten pretty far on my logo. Here is what I have so far:



I can't figure out how to make the area where the gnome meets the barrel look normal. I think some kind of shading or something would do it but can't figure it out and don't know any tricks. (This is my first practice with vector art)

If someone knows how to do it, please let me know. Any ideas would be great. Also, if anyone is interested in helping me out, I can send the SVG file...

Thanks guys, Justin


Last edited by Boerderij_Kabouter; 12-10-2008 at 07:10 PM.
Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2008, 01:55 AM   #2
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,804
Liked 2712 Times on 1630 Posts
Likes Given: 3484

Default

This is a cool start.

(I'm bumping this so it doesn't get lost and someone with some graphical knowlege can see it and help you.)

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2008, 03:41 AM   #3
r2eng
IPA - it's all about the burps
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
r2eng's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Eagle, Idaho, Idaho
Posts: 1,466
Liked 28 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

If you want to send me what you have (highest resolution) in a PM, I'd take a swipe at tweaking your gnome!

Boy, that came out really bad...

__________________
Engineer, Animator, Brewer.
r2eng is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-06-2008, 05:54 PM   #4
USFbulls
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 22
Default

i can see two issues:

first, the perspective is different for the 2 pictures...the gnome is pictured from straight ahead, while the keg is taken from above...so it'll look a little wonky no matter what.

second, the right side of the gnome's body shouldnt be cut off to fit the contour of the barrel, if he's leaning he'd be in front of it, so you'd see the rest of his shirt on the right side (instead of it being cropped of, like it looks now)

__________________
USFbulls is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2008, 02:28 PM   #5
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,461
Liked 115 Times on 100 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Ok, I found a new barrel image and I think it is a bit better for the perspective issue.



Now the colors are my main issue. The barrel looks much brighter than the gnome... This is fun, I haven't learned a new program in a long time.

Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2008, 02:35 PM   #6
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,461
Liked 115 Times on 100 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

I have attached the png file of my current logo

logo_gnome_iii.png  
__________________
2P-Twent-E Simple Brew DITCHES 1 DITCHES 2 Fermentolagertaporator side-by-side ferm Twelve Hopostles Labels

Last edited by Boerderij_Kabouter; 12-08-2008 at 02:39 PM.
Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2008, 09:05 PM   #7
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,461
Liked 115 Times on 100 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

OK after some more work I think I am getting closer... Maybe this thread can turn into more of a critique and correct thread....

What do you think of this?

__________________
2P-Twent-E Simple Brew DITCHES 1 DITCHES 2 Fermentolagertaporator side-by-side ferm Twelve Hopostles Labels
Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2008, 09:49 PM   #8
r2eng
IPA - it's all about the burps
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
r2eng's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Eagle, Idaho, Idaho
Posts: 1,466
Liked 28 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Much better fit, perspective-wise.

I'll take a crack at the color and shadows this evening, and hopefully it'll help.

__________________
Engineer, Animator, Brewer.
r2eng is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2008, 02:17 AM   #9
denimglen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 438
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Photoshop (or similar) would be better for this task as it's not actually a vector.

Try fiddling with the brightness/contrast on each item and it ay get you a little closer.

Also try getting rid of the white flash between the gnome and the keg, zoom right in and do a little at a time.

__________________
denimglen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-09-2008, 02:47 AM   #10
r2eng
IPA - it's all about the burps
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
r2eng's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Eagle, Idaho, Idaho
Posts: 1,466
Liked 28 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Well, it's the best I can do with such low-res images. The barrel is a different color space, and has lighting from a different angle.

May print OK.

logo_gnome_iii-copy.jpg  
__________________
Engineer, Animator, Brewer.
r2eng is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yet another name and logo Brewpastor Label Display & Discussion 11 04-01-2009 03:02 AM
Logo help..?? riored4v Label Display & Discussion 26 10-04-2008 06:23 PM
New logo Brewtopia Label Display & Discussion 22 09-11-2007 03:37 AM
New Logo howlinowl Label Display & Discussion 10 07-24-2007 12:23 AM