Bringing a logo back to life

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DiamondEagle New Member • Posts: 14
Bringing a logo back to life

Apologies if this is the wrong place for this kind of request.

I'm updating the website for my local running club and need help fixing up the logo (the origional has long since gone missing...)

How do I smoothen the edges and remove the "greys" around the edges? If you zoom into the image you'll see that it's quite "dirty" - not a clean pink...

Thanks

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DigitalPhilosopher Contributing Member • Posts: 999
Re: Bringing a logo back to life

This is a way too small image to work with and, especially, producing anything. Wouldn't it be better to start from scratch?

In any case, to remove the grey outline, pick the magic wand tool (or the select color function), and choose the white area. Expand 1-2 pixels (according to need), then clear. To clean the pink area, repeat procedure above but select the entire pink area. Then use something like Filters > Blur > Average

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Allen Gerdes Veteran Member • Posts: 5,605
Re: Bringing a logo back to life

There are numerous easy ways to accomplish this, but as digitalphilosopher said, we need a much larger resolution image with which to work.  Post a high resolution image and I am sure you will receive responses with numerous ways to do it.  It is possible to tell you how to do it, but it is much more effective when we can show the results of our methods.

Regards....Allen

DiamondEagle OP New Member • Posts: 14
Re: Bringing a logo back to life

Thanks. I've increased the resolution in Photoshop. What are the attachment size restrictions in this forum? Can I attach a .psd file?

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Re: Bringing a logo back to life

When you wrote you increased the image resolution in Photoshop did you mean you just used Image Size? Or did you have a larger image your trying to post that is a psd file. If you have a large high resolution PSD you have two choices upload it to sharing server and post a link.  You could also save a Jpeg from the psd and post that. The PSD would be better for it may contain some vector layers.  If you just did an Image Size that does not help.

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DiamondEagle OP New Member • Posts: 14
Re: Bringing a logo back to life

Unfortunately it was just a image resize (and resolution increase) that I did in Photoshop. I don't have any other version of the image - just the ugly one that I posted which I got off the web server where the website is hosted.

mikes
mikes Veteran Member • Posts: 3,356
No problem.....

Just use CorelDraw, simple and quick with auto trace.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/25890514/logo.jpg

DiamondEagle wrote:

Apologies if this is the wrong place for this kind of request.

I'm updating the website for my local running club and need help fixing up the logo (the origional has long since gone missing...)

How do I smoothen the edges and remove the "greys" around the edges? If you zoom into the image you'll see that it's quite "dirty" - not a clean pink...

Thanks

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Allen Gerdes Veteran Member • Posts: 5,605
Re: No problem.....

Good job, Mike.  I knew that someone with a vector based program would come to their rescue.

Regards....Allen

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Thanks Allen....nt
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benross Contributing Member • Posts: 953
Re: No problem.....

mikes wrote:

Just use CorelDraw, simple and quick with auto trace.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/25890514/logo.jpg

Or Pixelmator and PSL10 for very time consuming approach, using Pen tool with assigning a stoke thickness. The text was re-created (Arial Bold) on PSL 10. I actually see some outline colour in the logo! Anyhow, useless but fun!

DiamondEagle OP New Member • Posts: 14
Re: No problem.....

WOW! Perfect! Thanks. I'm certainly going to have a look at CorelDraw...

Again, THANKS!

DiamondEagle OP New Member • Posts: 14
Re: No problem.....

Thanks benross! It's certainly not useless to me...

Yes, the origional image does have a thin grey "border" around it, but it might just be "old age". I prefer the image without the grey border.

I really appreciate your efforts. Thanks.

mikes
mikes Veteran Member • Posts: 3,356
Re: No problem.....

Also, have a look at Vector Magic here and play with it, although it is way overpriced. Once it is converted to a vector, the sky's the limit. Here is my blown glass example, just for a play.

DiamondEagle wrote:

WOW! Perfect! Thanks. I'm certainly going to have a look at CorelDraw...

Again, THANKS!

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DiamondEagle OP New Member • Posts: 14
Re: No problem.....

Wow! And thanks. I'll certainly have a look a playing with vectors.

Michael Edward Rudge Veteran Member • Posts: 7,026
Re:my try

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DiamondEagle OP New Member • Posts: 14
Re: No problem.....

Did you create that "3D chrome" effect in Vector Magic?

DiamondEagle OP New Member • Posts: 14
Re:my try

Thanks Michael. Can you describe how you did it?

Michael Edward Rudge Veteran Member • Posts: 7,026
Re:my try

Yes,, I used PS CS2,

I used selection tool on the red, and painted selection RED, the used the stroke 1 pix black, then just did a selected border inverted, and soft 20% black shadow

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Ronny Harris Veteran Member • Posts: 7,089
A late play...

Vector Magic and PS.

Ronny

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