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(I also posted this in the mac forum, but I need help as soon as possible!) Hi, a client brought in this logo and we need to recreate it for higher quality printing: logo (click) <http://www.headexplosion.com/jonathan/print/dynasol-logo.jpg> Setting the type is no problem. I have that done. It's that squarish part with the circle and lines. I created a square and a circle and sorta traced the lines, but it ended up looking realllly terrible. Any suggestions on how to recreate this?...

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    Default need help recreating this logo...

    (I also posted this in the mac forum, but I need help as soon as possible!)

    Hi, a client brought in this logo and we need to recreate it for higher quality printing:

    logo (click) <http://www.headexplosion.com/jonathan/print/dynasol-logo.jpg>

    Setting the type is no problem. I have that done. It's that squarish part with the circle and lines. I created a square and a circle and sorta traced the lines, but it ended up looking realllly terrible.

    Any suggestions on how to recreate this?
    jonathan_wing@adobeforums.com Guest

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    For simplicity's sake, let us call the stylized strokes that suggest a circle "red circle"

    I'd do the red circle unrotated first, then rotate it into position and mask it with the blue shape.

    1. Craw a circle as a guide.

    2. Craw an oval, centred on the guide circle, to match the centre line in red cicle.

    3. Drag this line down so now it overlaps the bottom line.

    4. Alt+drag this line up to make a copy on the top line.

    5. Blend between the two red lines, adjusting until they match the red lines in the template.

    6. Expand the blend, so you now have individual lines (actually thin ovals).

    7. Scale each oval until the edges meet the circle and the height matches the template.

    8. Make the red lines a compound path.

    9. Rotate and position with the rest of the logo.

    10. Mask the red circle with the blue shape.
    Scott_Falkner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Thanks for the help! I ended up doing what is probably the best method: I went to the client's website, discovered there was a flash intro to their homepage with their logo. Assuming it was vector, I used flash and did some conversions and saved it as an illustrator file, and voila! I had my logo in vector format, ready to go! How glorious! :)

    But it's nice to know how to do that sort of thing, which isn't all that uncommon.
    jonathan_wing@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Good one. I can now reveal my favourite method: Find an annual report or brochure in PDF format and extract it from that.
    Scott_Falkner@adobeforums.com Guest

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