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musician/lawnman
04-25-2008, 02:59 PM
I bought a little logo design software & built the whole image from scratch.....
I was thinking about using it on some shirts for me & the employee(s) I'm about to hire.

musician/lawnman
04-25-2008, 04:31 PM
Steve please delete the other 2 similar posts.... Sorry about that!

UniversityLandscapers
04-25-2008, 07:37 PM
Did you make that all yourself? That's pretty good!

Steve
04-25-2008, 08:53 PM
I like it. Solid colors are always a good thing when designing a logo.

How long did it take you to make this logo?

musician/lawnman
04-25-2008, 09:15 PM
Yes I did that all myself. *The 1st time was a learning experiance..... *The program I bought has a logo editor & a separate shape editor.... *You have to choose a premade shape (or design one 1st in shape editor) to add to your logo in the logo editor. *I used the shape editor to design the guy, the mower, the wheels, the engine..... every piece separate but added to the same image, saved it & then tried to change the colors of the peices nope! *The gotta be designed & saved individually or its all the same color. *So I scrapped it & started over. *Build the guys body-save it as one shape, the head -another, the parts of the mower to be red-save that the parts to be black, the each tire etc. *The I went into logo editor, brough all the shapes to one page & sized them proportionatly & started playing with colors, the added the grass & the text etc. *All told probably about 3 -3 1/2 hours to do not counting the screw up the 1st time..... * * Not exactly pro but it's close to what I imagined & the cost (aside from the software) was right. nada.

Steve
04-25-2008, 09:56 PM
I can't wait to see your t-shirts!

musician/lawnman
04-25-2008, 10:06 PM
I like most of this design, I'm not totally sold on the arched text over the image, What do you think Steve? I may just change it to plain text & put it down on the bottom I don't know?

Steve
04-25-2008, 10:45 PM
I like the layout of it. I do like the text because it creates this outline for the logo. The only other suggestion I could make is maybe to put like a yellow sun behind the mower and that would still create the rounded top image like your text does.

musician/lawnman
04-29-2008, 11:22 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ April 25 2008,11:45)]The only other suggestion I could make is maybe to put like a yellow sun behind the mower and that would still create the rounded top image like your text does.
Ok, Done. I think it does add a lil' somethin to it.

musician/lawnman
04-29-2008, 11:36 PM
One more revision.
Here I made the font smaller so I could better match the curve of the sun & I also made the green outline around the name text smaller.
Opinions anyone?
Thanks guys.

musician/lawnman
04-29-2008, 11:48 PM
Ok I lied, Here's another....
Added the website & made the under grass on the right side the same height as the left.

musician/lawnman
04-30-2008, 12:38 AM
Pardon my while I try to figure out creating an html link from this photo to my website....


Screw it, I'll try more later

Steve
04-30-2008, 05:21 AM
I really like the added sun. I think it makes the logo really pop! It's very colorful!

Family5
04-30-2008, 01:20 PM
It must feel really good to create the logo on your own business...CONGRATULATIONS you did a beautiful job. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

musician/lawnman
04-30-2008, 01:38 PM
Thank you both for the compliments!
I fixed another thing or 2, It had a white shadow around the guy & mower which made it look cloudy, I removed that & made it alot more crisp. I'll stop reposting variations of this image but you can see it at
www.charlottecountylawns.com/index.html

All Aspects Landscaping
04-30-2008, 11:08 PM
looks good chuck, but youll have a problem with the screenprinting... its hard for them to do gradients... also keep in mind how many colors... more colors is more money! Good work

Steve
05-01-2008, 07:13 AM
Maybe you could send a message to Tony at amw-graphics.com but I think some company can print out a heat transfer. You may or may not want to go that route.

musician/lawnman
05-01-2008, 08:05 AM
Yeah Steve, I am using Tony at A&M Graphics, We are doing a heat transfer, I've already sent him the images.
Can't wait to see the shirts!

Steve
05-01-2008, 11:36 AM
Oh cool! I am looking forwards to seeing how they look!

All Aspects Landscaping
05-01-2008, 10:24 PM
awesome!!

Coop714
05-02-2008, 06:49 AM
Great Job Chuck, Looks really good