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Old 07-21-2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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So long story short i started growing my own hops this year because i love hoppy beers and on top of my trelis i put one of those solar lights on top of it. (You know to make sure the low flying aircraft are aware of my hops lol) Anyway i've been calling it my Beacon of Hop and i think i may have stumbled onto a brewery name. My problem is i have no artistic talent and i was wondering if i could get some help with some ideas or where to go to get some programs to use on the computer to put something together. Any help would be appreciated. Anyway i was thinking of a lighthouse looking thing with a hop for the light. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:34 PM   #2
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For way less than a graphics program would run you, you could get the guys at Brew Brand Creative to help you. Surprisingly inexpensive, I own a small ad agency and know what design services cost. Shoot Josh an email and tell him what you are looking for, he'll give you a price to design it for you. There's been a bunch of us on here happy with what they've done for us.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:23 PM   #3
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For way less than a graphics program would run you, you could get the guys at Brew Brand Creative to help you. Surprisingly inexpensive, I own a small ad agency and know what design services cost. Shoot Josh an email and tell him what you are looking for, he'll give you a price to design it for you. There's been a bunch of us on here happy with what they've done for us.
I agree. If you aren't too familiar with the programs the learning curve can be pretty steep. Photoshop and Illustrator can be very expensive so paying someone to create a logo is fairly cheap in retrospect.

 
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:44 PM   #4
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For way less than a graphics program would run you, you could get the guys at Brew Brand Creative to help you.
Will they do it for free? The GIMP program is free and is all I ever use.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:55 PM   #5
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First thought... maybe it is a starting place

Gimp and Inkscape can be very useful and are free.

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Old 07-21-2010, 09:12 PM   #6
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That is sweet!! Are you just pulling a pick off of a website and tweaking it?
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:17 PM   #7
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I found the lighthouse image online. Then I raster edit it in GIMP, to the shape/shade/etc. I want.

Then I import it into Inkscape, vectorize it, play with the colors. Then add the other stuff.

Really if you start fiddling, you can do a ton of stuff without any formal training.

 
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:04 PM   #8
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I really like the blue one being that is shining at night. Maybe have the hop be shining green beams of light? Great job!

 
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:55 PM   #9
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I really like the lighthouse, but had the idea of it projecting a "bat signal" type of light beam with a hop sillhouette, it's just a thought. Regards, GF.

Edit: What about the comic book hero Green Lantern symbol with a hop in the middle?

 
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