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I am new to this sight but have found it helpful. There are many logo's but I am not good with formatting.

the name of my landscape company is Plymouth River Landscape. I am looking to create a logo that looks professional, but not have to pay. I know Apple has great programs for such things, but I have windows. what program do you use to format logos?
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I used coreldraw5, they offer a 30 day free trial, get what you want done with it because it's a few hundred bucks if you want to buy it after the trial. They also have a lot of good tutorials online.

My logo is pretty basic and could probably have done it on a free program but i got a lot of use out of it creating flyers and different versions of my logo to fit on Christmas cards, New Years and other Holidays....i had a blast learning it.

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A sample of your Plymouth River Landscape logo used Adobe Illustrator.


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David, that is a very nice design!

Also, something to consider when it comes to software, there is a free graphics program called gimp http://www.gimp.org/ that you might want to experiment with.
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I liked that logo David. Is there any way to make the bright green in Plymouth River Landscaping a little darker?

I am going to try to familiar myself with that gimp website!

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Logo with a darker green.

In what format do you need the logo in?


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David,

When a business owner is designing a logo, are there any elements they should include or try to stay away from?

What about colors? Are there some colors that are better for logos than others?
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Your logo design should be simple.
One of the basic rules of creating logos is the fact that it has to look well in a black and white format. At some time in your companies life you will need a b+w or two color version of your logo. Your logo can appear on a variety of media: signage, advertising, stationery, or on vehicles.

One thing you need to be careful of as you explore color options is cost.
Your five-color logo may be gorgeous, but once it comes time to produce it on t-shirts or NCR invoices the price won't be so attractive, Nor will it work in mediums that only allow one or two colors. look at your logo in b+w, two and four color versions.

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What about using shadows and gradients in a logo design? Is that good or bad? I can imagine it would make it tougher to replicate in certain medians.
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