Jump to content


Photo

Other Design Help


  • Please log in to reply
164 replies to this topic

#141 CS85

CS85
  • exit through the car dealership

  • Members
  • 12,933 posts
  • Joined: Sep 14/05
    • Location:Champaign, IL


Posted January 15, 2012 - 07:21

Had a question regarding a potential legal issue.

My chicago bears blog/forum's logo (my avatar/sig) is based off of this infamous old school Bears' cap:

Posted Image

These hats are still sold by the team. My website is growing and the admin team was curious about taking the next logical step and making merch and a store. I have some trepidations over this since I'm not 100% sure if that would be something we could be sued/shut down over.

The logo itself obviously is distinct in it's own way but I figure I should double check with you experienced grizzled hardasses before bringing a proposal back to my team.

Any help is much appreciated.

BBoGyVR.jpg

                                                      twitter


#142 CS85

CS85
  • exit through the car dealership

  • Members
  • 12,933 posts
  • Joined: Sep 14/05
    • Location:Champaign, IL


Posted January 21, 2012 - 11:13

Had a question regarding a potential legal issue.

My chicago bears blog/forum's logo (my avatar/sig) is based off of this infamous old school Bears' cap:

Posted Image

These hats are still sold by the team. My website is growing and the admin team was curious about taking the next logical step and making merch and a store. I have some trepidations over this since I'm not 100% sure if that would be something we could be sued/shut down over.

The logo itself obviously is distinct in it's own way but I figure I should double check with you experienced grizzled hardasses before bringing a proposal back to my team.

Any help is much appreciated.

bumping, anyone?

BBoGyVR.jpg

                                                      twitter


#143 BrandMooreArt

BrandMooreArt
  • Independent Graphic Artist

  • Members
  • 3,362 posts
  • Joined: Mar 6/09
    • Location:Indiana


Posted January 21, 2012 - 12:24

if the mark is owned by the Bears you cannot redistribute and profit from it. the NFL is one business you dont want to F with.

#144 CS85

CS85
  • exit through the car dealership

  • Members
  • 12,933 posts
  • Joined: Sep 14/05
    • Location:Champaign, IL


Posted January 21, 2012 - 22:03

if the mark is owned by the Bears you cannot redistribute and profit from it. the NFL is one business you dont want to F with.


But I'm not using the same mark. My question was is if this:

Posted Image

...infringes on this:

Posted Image

Or if they're different enough to where it shouldn't be a problem.

BBoGyVR.jpg

                                                      twitter


#145 oddball

oddball
  • Member

  • Members
  • 4,538 posts
  • Joined: Apr 14/04
    • Location:15 minutes due west of Disneyland.


Posted January 22, 2012 - 01:25


if the mark is owned by the Bears you cannot redistribute and profit from it. the NFL is one business you dont want to F with.


But I'm not using the same mark. My question was is if this:

Posted Image

...infringes on this:

Posted Image

Or if they're different enough to where it shouldn't be a problem.


Was it inspired by the Bears' "B"? If someone off the street will say it looks like the Bears' "B", then any judge/jury will say you stole it. That's what the court uses in infringement cases, how much two images are alike, not different. Your best bet, create a new logo. If they Bears find out, then you're going to get a legal letter to remove the logo.
"You can't fix stupid. It's forever." - Joey Logano Driver of the #20 Home Depot Camry.

Posted Image

#146 Lee.

Lee.
  • Personal sexual advisor to Mr. Jon Bon Jovi

  • Moderators
  • 16,445 posts
  • Joined: Jan 14/03
    • Location:Podunkton, BC


Posted January 25, 2012 - 02:40

I'm in dire need of a good resource for (preferably) free, GOOD website templates-- easily customizable and updatable, possibly wordpress compatible, and aesthetically pleasing.

ANyone who has me on twitter, yes, this is all relating to the SECRET PROJECT I've been going on about.


Or, conversely, if anyone wants to help me with a website that won't pay anything but will look goddamned good on a resume or CV, PM me or DM me on the twitters.
In America, sometimes all it takes is a great idea, some abandoned property, a boombox & some booze. Then it's on, you guys.
-Karl Welzein
Stuff: Twitter | Tumblr
Hockey: Twitter | Tumblr

#147 oddball

oddball
  • Member

  • Members
  • 4,538 posts
  • Joined: Apr 14/04
    • Location:15 minutes due west of Disneyland.


Posted January 25, 2012 - 21:57

http://wordpress.org...browse/popular/
http://wp.smashingma...rdpress-themes/

They may not look like a lot, but it's what you do with them, that makes them shine.
"You can't fix stupid. It's forever." - Joey Logano Driver of the #20 Home Depot Camry.

Posted Image

#148 smw18

smw18
  • Member

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • Joined: Feb 9/12


Posted February 10, 2012 - 10:53

I use photoshop CS 5 and started creating hockey jerseys recently

i have a hard time keeping th Border lines (grey line) in the templets.

any pointers or suggestions?

#149 Patchey13

Patchey13
  • Member

  • Members
  • 1,264 posts
  • Joined: Jun 16/07
    • Location:Surrey B.C


Posted February 11, 2012 - 19:51

I use inkscape, and I was wondering what the easiest way to get a nice, even stroke around a logo would be. I know how to use dynamic offset for simple stuff like shields, but for more complex shapes I'm forced to eye it with the Bezier tool.
Posted Image

#150 drdougfresh

drdougfresh
  • Hopelessly Optimistic Detroit Fan

  • Members
  • 3,858 posts
  • Joined: Jun 5/11
    • Location:PHX, AZ


Posted February 11, 2012 - 20:41

I use inkscape, and I was wondering what the easiest way to get a nice, even stroke around a logo would be. I know how to use dynamic offset for simple stuff like shields, but for more complex shapes I'm forced to eye it with the Bezier tool.


I copy the main object that's being outlined, condense that down to one solid shape, fill nothing, add a good size outline, and then expand the stroke. You can then make edits to the outline a lot easier, IMO.

icons-social-04_zps7c6adeed.png . icons-social-02_zps37962ec7.png . icons-social-03_zps8a3ff835.png


team-banner_zps27a8bafa.png


#151 Patchey13

Patchey13
  • Member

  • Members
  • 1,264 posts
  • Joined: Jun 16/07
    • Location:Surrey B.C


Posted February 11, 2012 - 22:55


I use inkscape, and I was wondering what the easiest way to get a nice, even stroke around a logo would be. I know how to use dynamic offset for simple stuff like shields, but for more complex shapes I'm forced to eye it with the Bezier tool.


I copy the main object that's being outlined, condense that down to one solid shape, fill nothing, add a good size outline, and then expand the stroke. You can then make edits to the outline a lot easier, IMO.

Hmm, that's an easier way of what I do, I still find myself getting sloppy, uneven strokes in some areas though.
Posted Image

#152 drdougfresh

drdougfresh
  • Hopelessly Optimistic Detroit Fan

  • Members
  • 3,858 posts
  • Joined: Jun 5/11
    • Location:PHX, AZ


Posted February 11, 2012 - 23:40



I use inkscape, and I was wondering what the easiest way to get a nice, even stroke around a logo would be. I know how to use dynamic offset for simple stuff like shields, but for more complex shapes I'm forced to eye it with the Bezier tool.


I copy the main object that's being outlined, condense that down to one solid shape, fill nothing, add a good size outline, and then expand the stroke. You can then make edits to the outline a lot easier, IMO.

Hmm, that's an easier way of what I do, I still find myself getting sloppy, uneven strokes in some areas though.


The way I see it, it takes care of the simpler areas quickly, and it makes it easier to clean up the areas that you want to change. No doubt, sometimes it gets a little messy, though.

icons-social-04_zps7c6adeed.png . icons-social-02_zps37962ec7.png . icons-social-03_zps8a3ff835.png


team-banner_zps27a8bafa.png


#153 Generic

Generic
  • Generic Title

  • Members
  • 753 posts
  • Joined: Jul 13/07
    • Location:Nova Scotia, Canada

    • Favourite Logos:Toronto Blue Jays Primary (2012 - Present), Cincinnatti Reds Mr. Redlegs Alternate (2007 - Present), Los Angeles Kings Primary (1988 / 89 - 1997 / 98), Los Angeles Lakers Wordmark (1965 / 66 - 1998 / 99)

Posted April 27, 2012 - 15:41

Was wondering about something Inkscape related.

Is there a way of getting to stylize text like this so it arches but the letters stand straight?

Example:

Posted Image

pastpresentfuture_zps8bbb3a05.png
 


#154 BrandMooreArt

BrandMooreArt
  • Independent Graphic Artist

  • Members
  • 3,362 posts
  • Joined: Mar 6/09
    • Location:Indiana


Posted April 28, 2012 - 00:32

not sure what the Inkscape solution would be but in Ai its: Object > envelope distort > make with warp > arch

#155 Bassman7277

Bassman7277
  • Member

  • Members
  • 46 posts
  • Joined: Jan 26/12
    • Location:New York


Posted June 14, 2012 - 22:11

Not sure if this thread is dead but if anyone can help me its much appreciated.

For Inkscape, is there anyway to upload your logo to photobucket without the function Export Bitmap

#156 Patchey13

Patchey13
  • Member

  • Members
  • 1,264 posts
  • Joined: Jun 16/07
    • Location:Surrey B.C


Posted August 31, 2012 - 21:32

Hey guys, I've been using inkscape lately. I was wondering how I would go about keeping my line widths consistent between two objects.
Posted Image

#157 Meadows

Meadows
  • Member

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • Joined: Feb 25/13


Posted February 25, 2013 - 14:55

Would some one who is experienced in Photoshop give me a simple tutorial of how to get a gradient effect like these 2 images below have...
ex...

Posted Image
Posted Image


As you see, it has a gradient effect but I can't figure out how to do this. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

#158 BrandMooreArt

BrandMooreArt
  • Independent Graphic Artist

  • Members
  • 3,362 posts
  • Joined: Mar 6/09
    • Location:Indiana


Posted February 25, 2013 - 15:17

Would some one who is experienced in Photoshop give me a simple tutorial of how to get a gradient effect like these 2 images below have...
ex...

Posted Image
Posted Image


As you see, it has a gradient effect but I can't figure out how to do this. Your help would be greatly appreciated.


theres more than one way to do this, but heres how i would do it in PS

Posted Image

1. in the top left i circled the type of gradient you need to use for this

2. on the image, the measurement is where i started with the gradient and where i dragged it to. depending on how your swatches are set up (reverse them by pressing X) you will either need to drag from middle down, or bottom to the middle. make sure your gradient/swatch is black and white

3. the far right is how i achieved that affect you see. SCREEN and 43%. as you can see, theres some banding on the image, it's pretty poor quality, but thats the gist of it. stay away from 100% black/white on your background. also, the OVERLAY and SOFT LIGHT setting may work best depending on colors you're using

#159 Meadows

Meadows
  • Member

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • Joined: Feb 25/13


Posted February 25, 2013 - 17:26

Thanks BrandMooreArt, I really appreciate that Tutorial!

#160 doogie24

doogie24
  • Member

  • Members
  • 27 posts
  • Joined: Nov 16/08


Posted May 30, 2013 - 13:48

Using photoshop cs5.

Just wondering if their is a way to eliminate the "brown" color and replace it with white. Without using the eraser tool?

http://www.sportslog.../Alternate_Logo
Posted Image