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Old 06-24-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
Adeering
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Ive been trying to get a logo on paper for awhile, but my artistic capability is next to none and havent found anyone willing to draw for free (cant afford to pay money for a drawing ) But Recently I was given permission to use a drawing I stumbled upon that matched the idea almost exactly that I had in my head. The problem:

1. Its a black and white sketch so need to color it
2. Need to make it into a logo with brewing name on it
3. I have very limited experience with Photoshop and have no idea how to properly do this to make it look nice.

So I come to the wonderful family of HBT and ask for help. If anyone has experience with photoshop (or equivalent program) and some time to spare and would like a quick project to help a fellow homebrewer then let me know and Ill send you the drawing.

Id appreciate the help and thanks
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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If you don't have photoshop, GIMP is a free option that is almost as capable:
GIMP for Linux
GIMP for Windows
GIMP for OS/X

There are a lot of tutorials on the GIMP homepage, and tutorials for photoshop can generally be applied.

But, if the picture is a line drawing (i.e. minimal shading) you'd be better off converting it to a vector drawing. Vector drawings are infinitily scalable without pixelization, giving you much more flexibility in their use. Inkscape, another free option (or Adobe Illustrator, the non-free option) can be used for this. Here's a tutorial on how to convert to a line drawing.

I've done all my labels and logos in illustrator, which is equivelent to inkscape. The examples I've posted here:
Some early concepts for my brewery name.
My first "tax-stamp" style label.

My current brewery logo:


Hope that helps

Bryan
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:50 AM   #3
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I have both gimp and photoshop, but my problem is I dont know how to navigate them. Ive never really been artistic and havent really done anything with either.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:37 PM   #4
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Illustrator is what you really want for logo
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:43 PM   #5
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hello adeering... let me help you..

 
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:24 PM   #6
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Still looking for help? I'd be willing to pitch in. What is the picture you're looking to color and what would you like done to it?

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:06 AM   #7
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I am still looking for some help, still at work for a 13 hour day so ill pm you tomorrow about it. Thanks
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:41 AM   #8
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I hardly think this will going to help you, but this thread made me realize I need a image for the actual brewery (and not just the labels) and this is the result. Needs to be worked on and I need to find some plugin and/or tutorial to help me age it a bit.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:23 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by jastor View Post

I hardly think this will going to help you, but this thread made me realize I need a image for the actual brewery (and not just the labels) and this is the result. Needs to be worked on and I need to find some plugin and/or tutorial to help me age it a bit.
Here's a great tutorial I found and used for aging images:

http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/201...unge-tutorial/

 
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