March 13, 2009

Playing around with logos ...

and wasting HUGE amounts of time. Because Photoshop, really truly, is a foreign language to me. And graphic design is so NOT my forte. But here's some of what I've come up with. I strive for simple. But, I often muck up the simple as I "improve" the design. And then I end up hating what I've done. I'm sure there's some way I can simplify what's below, but it can wait for another day, when I've some time to spare and waste...

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By the way, I'm totally open to constructive criticism or any brilliant ideas you all may have.

Oh, and here's the link for the super helpful tutorial I found for making watermark brushes: Jessica's Watermark Brush Tutorial. Also, Jodi at MCP Actions has a fabulous make/automate watermark action available free at her site.

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18 comments:

kbreints said...

I really like them all! (I am no help at all am I?

I think that the circle one would be perfect for photos though, takes up less room....

Brightfish said...

I chose the logo I liked and then was pleased to scroll down and see it on the photograph! Nice work!

Sharon said...

My favorite is the one you have on your photo... simple and beautiful, it doesn't compete for attention with your picture. :)

theArthurClan said...

I like both of the longer ones as well Susan...very elegant.

I like Jodi at MCP Actions has a free watermark action on her site too. I don't know if that could help you out at all?

Beautiful!

SKELLER said...

Oops, thanks Angie, a couple days ago when I was brainstorming this post, I had intended to include Jodi's link. Thanks for the reminder!!

Life with Kaishon said...

My favoritest : ) is the circle. It just popped off the page at me. They are all beautiful. I need to learn how to do that. I should go look at the tutorial! : ) Thank you for the link!

Ally said...

my fave is the first one! Looks very classic!

minnesotamom said...

I like the circle. Though the "Susan Keller Photography" gets a little lost in it. Don't know if there's a way to make that bigger.

Husband has two HUGE books about Photoshop and keeps telling me that if I would just take the time to read the books instead of trying to always figure everything out by trial-and-error I would waste far less time. He's right. I'm a stubborn one, though.

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

My favorite is the last one but I would add color to it. I look forward to seeing what you choose.

Aunt Tea said...

all of your logos look very attractive.

i love the one on the photo. it was my fave before i saw it on there because..."beautiful life" sings. it just makes you think... desire... beautiful life.

yes. i want that. now where can i find susan keller Ü

Rhea said...

Very nice! See, aren't you glad you have your online friends who appreciate time-sucks? lol

I like all of them too, which isn't helpful. Put them all IN photos so I can compare them better. :o)

Heather said...

Wow... that's a tough call! But I think my favorites are the 2 long ones w/ the one you chose for the photograph best of all. Just lovely, Susan-- I'd never know graphics weren't your thing :)

JourneytoFamily said...

The top one is my favorite!

Jon and Steph said...

I love the circle. I also really like the one on the photo. I think simple is better. I am glad you added one onto a photo so we could get a feel for your logo.

It's a tough one, you did such a great job creating all of them.

Heidi said...

I love the one you placed on the photo. Simple. Beautiful.

tearese said...

I like the basic idea of all of them maybe messing around with size relationships a little...smaller circle behind the letters...maybe some words bigger than they are (like your name in relation to the rest) but for the most part, great job!

Leslie West said...

the one on the photo is definitely my fave!!

tonya said...

dude's eyelashes are unreal & gorgeous!