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What Software do I Need to Create a Logo?

The Best Software for Creating Logos


CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Screen Shot

A vector-based drawing program like CorelDRAW, shown here, is your best bet for logo design software.

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Question: What Software do I Need to Create a Logo?

What software do I need to create a logo?

Answer: When creating logos, it's best to use a vector-based software such as CorelDRAW, or Adobe Illustrator. Logos need to be used in a variety of circumstances, therefore, it is best if they are resolution independent graphics that will maintain their integrity at any size. Because logos are usually not photographic in detail, vector-based software works well for them.
Vector-based Illustration Software for Windows
Vector-based Illustration Software for Mac

For simpler logos, you may be able to get by with specialized type effects software which is designed for creating headings and other types of text-based graphics.
Text Effects Software

If you anticipate the need to create and edit graphics for other tasks besides creating logos, you may want to investigate an integrated graphics suite which combines image editing, illustration, page layout, Web design, and typography functionality in one package. A graphics suite can give you everything you need for a variety of imaging and publishing tasks, but the learning curve will be higher compared to a single program.
Integrated Graphics Suites

You'll find much more information on logo design at About.com's Desktop Publishing site.
More on Logo Design

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