I started a new side to our business...
We started doing custom graphics along side of our body shop business...the latest we have done on box trailer- the rivits are the hard part- but a little heat, and no prob... could not figure out how to put the pic on here- so I posted link for now-I guess it has been too long since I was last on here.:rolleyes:http://www.doording.com/uploadedimag...2-191_1965.JPG
from the edges of the sticker I'd say you finaled it in J-peg? You never want to final anything in jpeg that goes to print unless it's small. Jpeg will give you rough edges when blown up into banners or anything enlarged. If that's the case you'll want to final in eps using illustrator or another vector based program, which is able to be blown up to the size of a building and still carry the sharp edges. Who ever's doing your work should do this cause you never want to pass any work to the printer and some printers require it being in eps, which will cost you to format or even redo it. you want to give to them in final format. I could be wrong though but more often than not when ANYONE, including myself, enter the graphics world we know nothing of the formats other than standard jpeg.
Apart from the rough edges, the logo itself is pretty kick ass and is fitting for what's called for.
edit- I should add that if you have to final it in J-Peg try to make it the same size as what's going to print. That'd help lots. I like eps cause I can implement 1 logo anywhere...coffee cups, billboards(ex), shirts, banners, etc. It can be resized with no degradation.
Last edited by tech69; 08-30-2009 at 11:38 AM.
Yes I total agree- however i had to vectorise this image from just a picture- so I have more time in it already than I should-check out the web site I had to get the picture off of to make this- www.pdrfinessetools.com - We are smoothing it up a bit more for the sides- and adding more to it- this is the rough draft- getting ready to cut after more editing- did not know you did graphics? Where can I see some of your work?http://www.doording.com/fusionbb/att...p?attid/21424/
I've done some stuff for an adult baseball league out here, some skate companies, but mainly for my tee company. I just bought your basic classroom in a book and had photoshop. I did some web banners and website logo stuff to be pieced together by web guy. When I started my tee company I had 5 designs and I went to the printers and theytold me about the jpeg vs eps/vector. So then I got a classroom in a book for illustrator and read and messed around, did some runs with limited layers of ink to save, stickers, etc...
I sold that program along with my computer a while back. Haven't messed around for a year on it, but today some guys selling me cs3(pc version) from Craigslist. He should be here anyminute. I'll post some pics of what I come with and some old stuff.
here's a web ad I did. Now I gotta work on a basic logo. Something catchy with the hammers crossed. You can see a lay out of the crossed hammers in the background.
Just remember what the sign is for, to let people know who you are. They can't do that with artsy fonts and logos.
Your sign should be EASY TO READ before anything else.
I know of a custom painter who has gotten pretty well known around here. He is an artist so of course he wanted his sign and logo to reflect that and showed off his work on it. You could barely read the friggin thing, "old english" font, it was beautiful but anyone not knowing his name couldn't read it!
He has now gotten connected with a major paint company and one of the first things they told him were loose the artsy font and go to simple block letters with a message of what you DO clearly said for the first time reader to see at first glance. What a difference, his trailer rolls past my door and you can now see EXACTLY what the guy does for a living by what the sign says.
I got that lesson from a guy in advertising when I first opened my shop. He went through the yellow pages with me showing me ad after ad and explaining what was right and what was wrong with them. Without a doubt the biggest mistakes people make are trying to be too artsy and trying to say too much making the sign or ad so busy with information you can't read it.
Get to the friggin point!
Thanks Martin. I had that in mind. The fancy shmancyness is just to symbolize quality. I also wanted throw in some pics too. There's gonna be another page to this also that's just a write up and what I do and everything.
This is actually toned down in comparison to the stuff I did for skating, but what you see here is as tech as it will get.
more pice or trailer
Last edited by 68-chevydoula; 09-14-2009 at 11:09 AM.
says you have to be a member
Originally Posted by 68-chevydoula