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simple graphic art/logo help please?

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#1 Yaz4Ever

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 12:50 PM

A buddy of mine is starting a landscaping business on a very tight shoestring budget - he just found out his wife is due with their 5th kid (surprise!).

Anyhow, I was hoping someone with more talent than me would be willing to take on the project of making a logo for him. He found a clipart that he wanted to use, but I explained to him that he shouldn't use someone else's work smile.gif Because his motto has to do with "Happy Lawns", he really liked it though. It was basically to small shrub trees (as eyes) and a man on a tractor mower with a semi-circular path of cut grass behind him (the smile). Nothing too fancy. Anyhow, if you'd like to do something nice for a good guy I'd greatly appreciate it.


#2 Yaz4Ever

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:49 PM

Anyone? Please?

#3 Saints Rest

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:17 AM

Simple, easy suggestion:
Using a Paint program, or even a Word Program, create a box of green, then within that box, "mow" the words Happy Lawns. The idea being a two-toned, green logo, like the Sox logo in centerfield.

But on a separate, different, green background.

Edited by Saints Rest, 05 January 2010 - 12:19 AM.

#4 mt8thsw9th

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 12:19 AM

Check your PM.

#5 mwonow

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 10:32 PM

Not sure this helps with your specific question, but - if you're looking for royalty-free images, there are a couple of good resources. Freerange stock (http://freerangestock.com/login.php) is completely free (registration required), which is a good thing if you need pictures often, but fwiw, I find their interface kind of confusing (could just be me).

Most often, when I've need a picture for something, I go to Big Stock Photos (http://www.bigstockphoto.com/). Until they were bought by Shutterstock recently, you could get 10 "credits" for $20, with a picture costing 1-4 credits depending on resolution and size (for web use and most PowerPoint presentations, the 1-credit phots are fine). I see the new "deal" is 12 credits for $29, though, so I may shop around a bit.

My wife really likes Dreamstime (http://www.dreamstime.com/). Some of their pictures are free, but somehow, all the ones my wife likes are in the "for fee" folders... rolleyes.gif