Logo Designer Software
There is a wide variety of different software programs available for logo designers. When shopping for logo designer software, there are a few things that you should know. While many of the features are the same, some companies may offer a more suitable software program for you than others. Quality and smoothness vary greatly, as does the price.
It is important when designing a logo, to have the right tools. Many amateur logo designers will use a “paint” feature of a software program that is not designed for logos, such as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint. This creates problems when trying to export files, and also presents scalability issues.
Scalability is a big consideration when designing your logo. Logos that are designed using a paintbrush feature of text software are usually difficult files to extract and can often be difficult to scale to a larger size, without compromising the integrity of the graphic. This creates difficulty when applying your logo to large publications or other items, if a variety of sizes are needed.
There are pros and cons with each software program. Quality, price, and accessibility are different from one logo designer software to another. You want to be sure that you find the right software to suit your needs. There are at least 4 companies that have released logo designer software that have become widely recognized in the logo and graphic design world.
- Adobe- Photoshop, InDesign CS5, Illustrator
- Summitsoft- Logo Design Studio Pro
- HP- LogoMaker (free)
- Laughingbird- The Logo Creator
Adobe is a software and hardware company. Their programs are largely used by designers and graphic artists. Their many different programs offer a wide variety of features. InDesign CS5 is the newest version, and is widely used among graphic designers. InDesign CS5 is faster and easier than previous versions and has better object placement and manipulation. Adobe has produced the largest selection of logo designer software out there right now. It is a great software choice, with excellent support and is very user friendly. Tutorials are very easy to access and it is a great option for logo designers. The only con to using this software is that is one of the more expensive options, ranging from $699-$1899, depending on which software package you choose.
Logo Design Studio Pro is Summitsoft’s Logo designer software. This is very inexpensive software with many great features. It includes more than 2000 industry templates, as well as over 6000 logo objects to work with. The software is easy to use, and has a free download trial for prospective users. This is a great opportunity to use the software and see what you think, before making your purchase. The download version is not the pro version, so there are many features that may not be available through the free version. To purchase this software, the cost is usually about $39.99.
This is a very economical solution to logo design. LogoMaker, by HP, is a free to use software that allows you to use their images and create a logo of your own. This software is easy to use, and takes you through the process, step by step. After creating your logo, you pay only $49 to take and use the logo that you have designed. The pros to using a service such as this would definitely be the low cost and low risk. If you do not like the end result, you have not invested anything and therefore, you have not lost. If you do like the logo that you have created, you pay a very minimal amount and it is yours. You have access to over 10,000 images that you may use while creating your logo. This is a great option if you need a small number of logos or if you are just designing logos for yourself. Freelance graphic designers or studios should use software that can be purchased where they may design and use unlimited logos.
The Logo Creator
The Logo Creator is an affordable option for logo designer software. The logo creator has a user-friendly interface and is available through instant download. The logo creator is very intuitive to use and has many educational resources, such as tutorials, available on the Laughingbird website. The software runs approximately $29.99, and has many features for the price. Photoshop or other such image editing software would be a nice complement to The Logo Creator.