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alraydius
08-01-2006, 07:32 AM
Font wise, what is the exact font used in the present ZD logo, and as well, is there a high resolution (or any really) image of the ZD logo available without the font across the front of it?
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coolie
08-01-2006, 12:24 PM
I believe the logo is hand drawn, and not a specific typeface. If you were desperate to remove the "Zophar's Domain" text (which is Futura Condensed, btw), your best bet is to clone it out.
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SwampGas
08-01-2006, 02:18 PM
virt did the logo many, many years ago and has since lost the photoshop file. There's a text-less version floating around somewhere.

If you're planning on doing a redesign of the site, the logo is the only requirement to stay the same.
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shawn
08-01-2006, 09:10 PM
> virt did the logo many, many years ago and has since lost
> the photoshop file.

I thought mushroomblue told me a few years ago he had a copy of the original psd or some format of it when I was trying to do a new logo. He doesn't lose a lot of stuff and there's a posibility he may still have a copy of it. <img src=smilies/cwm11.gif>
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MonsieurSirhan
08-01-2006, 09:28 PM
It is quite easy to trace it in vectors, at least the basic shape.

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shawn
08-01-2006, 10:45 PM
> It is quite easy to trace it in vectors, at least the basic
> shape.
>
Hell just use the magic wand first with a really low threashhold. Then copy as a layer and clean it up and then do your vectors later. If vectors are in illustrator then just export it from photoshop since it is so much easier to use photoshop for basic stuff like layers and such. <img src=smilies/cwm11.gif>
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MonsieurSirhan
08-01-2006, 11:42 PM
I wouldn't know about illustrator, but I am certain I can do it in corel draw real fast, and then perhaps export it to a raster format.
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coolie
08-02-2006, 02:12 AM
ignore Shawn.

Do this:

Use the pen tool in photoshop to trace the lettering. The magic wand is too dicey, and you'll never get the clean, crisp lines needed for text. By the time you mask that shit, you'll have wasted an hour on something the pen tool could've done in ten minutes.

Save the work path as a path. Save the image as a tif (you could go EPS, but for reasons I don't have time to explain, tif is better). From there, you can export the path to Illustrator, or create a raster image and use it in photoshop. I prefer Illustrator, because Illustrator is better suited for logo graphics (better gradient options, infinite scalabilitiy.)
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shawn
08-02-2006, 03:29 AM
Pen or magnetic pen. I prefer the magnetic pen and then export as a layer and clean up really closeup zoom with the eraser tool at 100% hardness so there are no fuzzy edges from antialiasing. <img src=smilies/cwm11.gif>


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CEpeep
08-02-2006, 03:36 AM
> Pen or magnetic pen. I prefer the magnetic pen and then
> export as a layer and clean up really closeup zoom with the
> eraser tool at 100% hardness so there are no fuzzy edges
> from antialiasing.
>

You know antialiasing is usually a good thing, right?
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MonsieurSirhan
08-02-2006, 03:57 AM
A quick tracing of the logo. Not perfect, but you an work with it.
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shawn
08-02-2006, 04:02 AM
> You know antialiasing is usually a good thing, right?

I like a crisp edge and sometimes antialiasing will leave a halo around the edge of something you cut out which makes anything below it fuzzy in a lower layer and you probably want a crisp edge if you do the next step coolie outlined.

Yes I do believe antialiasing is a good thing though I tried not to use it in layer when I did celebrity fakes instead choosing the smudge or blur tool with a very low setting of maybe 15% or lower, but only to blend the layers or just to hide where they are joined.

Vectors I'm not that good with, probably because I haven't found a good lesson in their use or a project that I need them for myself.

When it comes to layers, basic graphic editing *non vector*, or video editing I've got a suprising amount of experience, but what else do you expect from the pronmaster. <img src=smilies/magbiggrin.gif>
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MonsieurSirhan
08-02-2006, 04:05 AM
> I like a crisp edge and sometimes antialiasing will leave a
> halo around the edge of something you cut out which makes
> anything below it fuzzy in a lower layer and you probably
> want a crisp edge if you do the next step coolie outlined.

You know you can edit the layer opacity mask, don't you?
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coolie
08-02-2006, 04:09 AM
No no no no.

Don't ever use the eraser tool for that purpose. Photoshop has a wonderful feature called layer masks. They can be applied to any layer you like, and are nondestructive. You can be as fine as you like, yet never, ever harm the underlying image.

I made the following EPS in ten minutes using only the pen tool (I know what I said about EPS, but it's small and maintains paths; perfect to upload here). I brought it into Illustrator, and added a really really simple gradient and stroke just as an example.
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MonsieurSirhan
08-02-2006, 04:12 AM
> I made the following EPS in ten minutes using only the pen
> tool (I know what I said about EPS, but it's small and
> maintains paths; perfect to upload here). I brought it into
> Illustrator, and added a really really simple gradient and
> stroke just as an example.


I already did it, you disgustingly ungly bitch whore fag randominsult antiseparatationist.
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coolie
08-02-2006, 04:14 AM
I can't open your zip file.
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MonsieurSirhan
08-02-2006, 04:20 AM
> I can't open your zip file.
>
Weird. Also, I can't even download yours. There is something weird with the forum attachment system.

Mine is up at http://www.antiochforever.com/files/members/Alevice/zd.zip. I'd suggest only a few people download it, as it is bad enoguh I am using their file host feature.
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coolie
08-02-2006, 04:22 AM
Wait for a minute after you click the file. Seems like ZMD needs a few moments to figure things out.
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SwampGas
08-02-2006, 01:11 PM
christ man...where the hell have you been for the last 10 years? That's awesome.
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SwampGas
08-02-2006, 01:12 PM
> I can't open your zip file.

Sounds like a personal problem <img src=smilies/upeyes.gif>
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Slicer S. V.
08-02-2006, 11:57 PM
> I thought mushroomblue told me a few years ago he had a copy
> of the original psd or some format of it when I was trying
> to do a new logo. He doesn't lose a lot of stuff and
> there's a posibility he may still have a copy of it.

where would shroomy be hanging out these days? i'm not interested in that file, i just miss him.
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