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What software did you use to make your first logo/graphic design?



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What software did you use to make your first logo/graphic design?

19 February 1990

1989

I'm a 90's person and my first software that I used is Paint. It might be somewhat funny but Pain is built in from Windows before and Photoshop and CorelDraw is not that popular before. Bases on my research, Photoshop was first release on Feb 1990 and Corel Draw was in year 1989. Paint is very basic but I remember in college where 2 of my friends were doing graphics design. The other one used Paint while the other used Photoshop. I can't believe that one of my friend that used Paint draws better than the other one who used Photoshop.  As of now, Windows 10 has a built in application which is Microsoft Paint and it has an enhanced feature compared to the old one. Image processing software are evolving as time goes by. What would be the next feature or enhancement that might be created? 

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kammy143

I have to say I used powerpoint. Well it is sort of a contest wherein we must only use powerpoint. It is really quite a bit tiresome to do designs and pictures manually, but I got it done.



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stbrians

Congratulstions,! We have to take challenges in life.



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superlicca

I never tried to use powerpoint for a graphic design but I believe that it is great since my sister is using this app. She is using this for her presentation. As a teacher, she uses a lot of design and powerpoint has been her bestfriend.



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nearxxfar

You can also use the site called "canva", I found this site when I was taking up a class empowerment technology. This site helps me not just to make logos but it also helps me make different kind of templates plus it is easy to use.



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stbrians

You did fine
Some tasks are hard to accomplish but you managed. PowerPoint is not bad



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DenisP

I was actually surprised that you can do some degree of photo editing in PowerPoint. Admittedly I don’t have too much experience in PowerPoint myself, but I have done my fair share of slides and presentations. I never really considered doing any sort of complex editing in it, however.

My grandfather recently attempted to make a photo collage of sorts, and when I asked him what program he used, he said he’d been using PowerPoint. Naturally I recommend for him to try and give Photoshop a shot instead, but none the less I was surprised with just how much you can actually do in PowerPoint.



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mdayrit

The first time I used a computer was in grade school. And back then, the only available programs that we can use is MS Dos and Paint. So I guess, Paint was the first one that I used for making graphic designs. Cannot really do much with the program but more on drawing your own stuff. After that was Photoshop already. I find it very flexible with all the photo editing and graphic designs that one needs so I forgot about Paint already. Right now, I am trying to learn about Adobe Illustrator.



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rlpzbeermoney

I dabbled in a little MS Plain back then. You have little control on what you can do and since it doesn't have layers, you keep pressing Ctrl+Z a lot. I couldn't make anything usable back then so I salute you for using it for graphic design. I used it to make frame by frame animations of sprites from Gameboy Games. It just just a childish hobby of mine back then.



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vinaya

I started using a computer when I was ninth grader. In our computer class, we were taught about DOS, Word Perfect and QBasic. I was learning at fast pace, therefore, the computer education In received in
school was not enough. Thus, I joined a private training and learned Word programs, including paint. However, I never used paint to create graphics because I was not very good with paint. I stated creating logo when I began learning freehand.



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mdayrit

There was also this program in the computer before where we are asked to use a graphing paper to shade the boxes and make a shape of anything that we like. Then what we did on that paper, we do it on the computer to see it replicated. I'm not sure if it is still MS Dos or another.



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ajahcuizon

I also started with Paint before. I guess it was really the first platform on which you could draw what you wanted to. As far as I could remember, I created my mom's logo for her business using paint first. Then when photoshop came, I edited and add some effects on it and it came out very nice. With our advancing technology, we should learn to cope up with the tools we can usr to develop more of our skills.



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NerdIndeed

I completely forgot about MS Paint. It's indeed the first software that I used to edit images. I had something similar. I used Paint to draft the design then I learned about Photoshop and enhanced it from there. I believe it is a rough architectural plan of my late cousin's project.



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ajahcuizon

Paint is the first software that most of us used first as our editing tool. It is the first platform most of us started from. Using it for drafting is something most of successful logo makers or artist started from.



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superlicca

I remember that I used Paint too when I was in college. It was the first program that I used for graphic design. Since it was my first time using this program, I was really excited and had fun creating some design. I used to draw and edit. Features included in paint are pencil, brush and airbrush tool. It was very easy to use for unleashing your creativity.



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Martinsx1

Paint is one of the most used tool for this task of logo design when most people are still in college. It was used by most of my friends and classmates back then in school and it was such a good experience for all students to get the shot at designing some logo. We actually used such logo designs as one our project back then. It was so much fun.



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anchoreztin

We both use the same app: Paint. The logo you can make out of Paint is really simple. Its tools during the mid 90's are very limited. Also the gui of personal computers are not yet state of the art. If compared nowadays, I can say that it takes a lot of patience and talent to make a good logo out of Paint. I will be very impressed if you will be able to produce a very nice logo out of paint. I can also remember that the mouse during the mid 90's are ball type mouse which is very hard to navigate and manipulate. The generation today is very blessed.



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Kakashi2020

The first graphics software I've used to design and print logos was Printmaster Gold. It was 1997 I think and I needed to make some business cards so I bought this software and it was really great.



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romyter013

The 'Paint' was popular art thing you can used way back 90's. Yeah that was the first one I started to explore being an artist using my PC. I always used to make my own design and change my wallpaper with my art everyday get to know on what mood I have for that day. I guess its very simple compare to what we can use these days but it already made me happy to draw, mix the colours and by making my own shapes and design, was really fulfilling I say.



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amelia88

Paint was probably my first foray into the world of design, back in the 90's! It's amazing how much things have changed and just how far design has come since then. It makes me think that we'll look back at the programs we have right now and think they're antiquated in a couple of decades time!



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Kakashi2020

One software that I used in making logos a long time ago was Print Artist. It's a printing software in which there are thousands of Logo designs that I can use or edit. It's a good software, I can create my own design from scratch using a ton of templates, this makes creating logos much easier.



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vinaya

I was introduced to pain when our school introduced computer class in the late nineties. Prior to that computer class was not included in the school curriculum. However, I never used pain to make logo. I stared learning Freehand and Croal Draw in 2013. I designed my first logo in freehand, it was a simple logo with some lines and circles. Then I began drawing logos on coral draw. later, I started learning photoshop and I began using photoshop for logo



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rlpzbeermoney

I used Photoshop as I didn't have the money or the illegal resources to use Illustrator or InDesign. To be honest, Photoshop wasn't the ideal logo making software as you only have the basic tools to do vector art but it works. It's not in the software but in the user's imagination on what he could do with the said software.



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NerdIndeed

First image editing software I utilized is Canva - mainly because of the ease of using it. I use it to post inspirational quotes on my Instagram account, and I am happy with the outcomes. All you need to do is drag/drop/edit templates and texts to your liking. You can easily customize the size, font, color, etc. of every element of the design you wish to have even if you're not that tech-savvy. I forgot to mention that it is for free! I hope you give it a try, and you might like it too. Good luck!



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cmoneyspinner

I was also going to say Canva was my first. I may have tried MS Paint but that was just experimentation. Canva sent me an eMail and invited me to create a logo/graphic design.

I have an Instagram account. I never thought to use the Canva tool for inspirational quotes. I do my quotes using MS Paint. Thanks for the tip!



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NerdIndeed

You're very much welcome. I hope you get to receive more likes, more comments, and have more followers on your Instagram account and turn into a prominent influencer in the digital world someday. All the best!



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vinaya

Canva is a great free tool to create graphics for your social media accounts or business logo, flyer, posters etc. However, most of the free templates are widely used and you have to choose a premium template. The premium templates are just $1. When you use premium service, you can also download with transparent background.



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superlicca

I never tried to use Canva but I hear a lot of good reviews about this Canva and they say that it is very easy to use. I think I have to use this and try how helpful it can be. It is also good to know that I can get it for free.



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NerdIndeed

Yes, it is for free, all you need to do is sign up for an account, and you are good to go. There are tons of free templates to choose from for your Instagram, Facebook cover photo, social media posts, documents, etc. Practically for almost everything. Do check it out and don't miss out.



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focusedwriter10

I have been using Canva up to date. It is very easy to use, and I am not paying anything to use it. You can either use the free version or a premium version for premium services.



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CyrusWahome

My first is Microsoft Publisher, and I really loved it until I upgraded to something better. I have used photoshop, Corel and a few other software as well. Currently, Canva is doing the magic for me. I love the ease with which I can do a design and upload it directly on my social media pages. I also like it since all my designs are saved whenever I leave, and I can work on them whenever I get back. You guys should try it.



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Aeolos

Back in high school, our Drafting class requires us to make a logo for our future company. Luckily then we were taught how to use Photoshop in our Computer class and I am very thankful for it. As an amateur in graphics design, I just search company logo's and merge them to create a new one. Fortunately, my instructor gave me a good grade for that very poorly designed logo.



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ajahcuizon

I also love using paint wah back then. It is very friendly and economical since every computer has it. I could remember how I played with colors and lines then created an image. I haven't tried using paint to create a logo since I used Photoshop ever since. But I do believe that paint could still a ring a bell to people.



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jayjaydimson

I think the best software to make a logo was photoshop because it has everything you need to create a beautiful logo.



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deejaycee

There are several applications that can be used to make your logos look good. Personally, I love the snapseed application because it has several options to edit your logo. If I were you, download snapseed on your mobile phone and try exploring its features.



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blackmist

Ms Office Office publisher. Publisher is also good in when it come in editing. I use this to edit photos but I needed something that have more advance features that I can use and that when I first come to use Photoshop. I just edit it in Photoshop and then finalized it in Publisher because I'm not that familiar to Photoshop that day.



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EfficientNinja

I am not a graphic designer but some of my friends are. They usually use Adobe Illustrator and sometimes GIMP or Adobe Photoshop. I can only use Paint if I'm doing some drafts or give them some ideas on the design. I can also only use some free online tool that beginners can easily use to create simple logos.



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amelia88

If you need a free tool I definitely recommend Canva. So many of my friends now use it and love it after I've recommended it to them. It's free and really simple to use. You can upgrade it if you want to, for more options, but I think the free version is fantastic. Try it and see what you think What software did you use to make your first logo/graphic design?



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EfficientNinja

It's the first time I heard about Canva. I'll give it a try and ask my designer friends what they think of the app. Do you think the paid version of Canva is worth it? Or is it okay to just stick with the free version?



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DenisP

The first tool that I used for logo and graphic design was Photoshop. I was something like 15 years old, and I honestly didn’t know any better at the time. I figured that all graphic designers did their work in Photoshop, and that it was the best tool in the industry.

It took me about two years to realize the difference between vector and raster graphics, and that flipped my world upside down. I realized how ignorant I was for doing everything in Photoshop, and quickly switched to Illustrator for all my graphic design needs.

Now I use Photoshop exclusively for photo editing and digital painting.



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Kakashi2020

The first graphic design and print software I ever used was Print Artists and was followed by my favorite Brotherbund's Print Master 2000. It was so easy to use with hundreds of templates and tens of thousands of free images to edit and choose from.



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mitan143

I often use Adobe photoshop for editing and making a logo or whatever graphic files. My brother uses a different software but I forgot the name, I haven't tried it yet but I think it has good features too like Adobe's. Well, we all know adobe products are well-known for its exceptional tools and for being the best graphic design software.



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jayjaydimson

I usually used PhotoShop on editing logos and photos, and it's really good because all you need to use is on the PhotoShop already.



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EfficientNinja

I find it hard to use Adobe Photoshop because there are lots of tools and menus on the interface. I don't think it is beginner friendly because of this. I hope there are easy to follow guides, especially for non-designers.



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theresajane

I agree with you. If you know the basics of Photoshop, you'll be able to do handle everything about Photoshop from there. It's such a shame that I didn't know about Photoshop back when I first made my own logo. I could have made it more appealing and better.



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edencaga

I did my first logo in Photoshop but I think it was fine if you work it in illustrator. Before I don't know how to use illustrator so I made my first logo in Photoshop and it's more easy way. But now that I familiarize the illustrator, some of the icons and logo I made was in Illustrator.



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HappyLady

I can't remember which, but I downloaded a "logo maker" from Google Play. It took a while to get anything I liked, but now I am thinking of using "lunapic" to improve it. I seem to get on with that particular site for doing stuff to my photos.

My frustration is that my artist son is too busy to do for me what he does as part of his living! However, at least I got feedback the logo was fine.

If anyone was very enterprising, they could do a cheap "make your own logo" course and help out those of us who are not good at this sort of thing. I am sure there are professional tips we could benefit from.



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theresajane

I can still remember that I used Photoscape for my first logo design. I was editing the pictures of my friends and I when I thought of creating our group logo. So, I decided to use the said app on my computer and fortunately, I was able to do it without any problems.

Actually, up until now, I still love Photoscape. Not only is the app user-friendly, it has also different features that makes me enjoy editing photos for fun.



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edencaga

I forgot that before Photoshop, I used GIMP when created my very first logo for our Feasibility subject or Thesis. The tools were likely Photoshop but I haven't knew the pen tool and I don't know if GIMP has also pen tool. I just created it with my tablet but it was really difficult for me to draw logo at that time.



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jayjaydimson

The best logo editing software was photoshop, and photoshop is not that hard to navigate.



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DISTEFANO115

I used the only thing I knew back then and it was Microsoft's paint. Everyone got to start from somewhere, though it was difficult I managed to produce the design I aimed for. It didn't really look good but for me, it was an achievement.



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thejoyrevolutio

Does worda art on microsoft word counts? I always love making logos I think my first decent output is already on Photoshop. Maybe I played around and made some too on Microsoft paint.



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jaybee19

I belive the first one I used was PiZap. It's an in-app feature from Facebook where you can edit photos and it was very popular during 2008-2010. I remember making my first logo for our school project and my output wasn't very good at that time. But I'm thanful to that experience because if not because of it I won't be able to improve my skills.



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MomoStarr16

If it is about my first ever made logo or anything artistic, i would say powerpoint and paint. Way back ealry 2000 they are the coolest app for that. But for the best logo that I've done that i can say proffesionaly it is the Adobe Photoshop.



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KIRZZ

For my first logo I used CorelDRAW, I learned the basic function of the tools by watching video tutorials on Youtube. Step by step progress until I have made my first logo. Then, I tried to submit an entry in a logo making contest but I was not fortunate enough to win. I switched to Adobe Photoshop, it is more complicated than Corel but I was more satisfied for its outcome. I got my first win in logo making contest by using Adobe Photoshop.



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mpros1

1984

Yes, of course I used Paint! But never for logos or graphics, just for messing around and doodling in files that I'd never end up saving.

The first program that I used seriously for graphic design work was Inkscape, and once you get past the learning curve, it's a great free alternative to Illustrator. In fact, I completely learned how to use the program from a few famous YouTube channels dedicated to logo design.



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astraherondale

Powerpoint is the real MVP! Even when Adobe softwares were already released, I still used Microsoft Powerpoint because I was a newbie in the world of graphic design. Surprisingly, Powerpoint actually has enough features to make a decent-looking artwork. You just have to be really patient with arranging the individual shapes and tinkering with the available options.

Several years later, I now mainly use Photoshop and Illustrator, but I still do artworks on Powerpoint sometimes! I work on Powerpoint especially when I need to incorporate the artwork into a slide presentation. It is actually more useful than it appears to be.



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t3rryf0ldz

Aside from when I was a kid messing around on MS Paint and Powerpoint, the first time I tried to legitimately create real graphic art was on Corel Draw. Started out making banners for friends on Simpsons message boards when I was about 10 or 11. They looked awful, but it was a good way to practice. I worked my way from that to Paintshop pro, then got into Flash/Fireworks, then Photoshop/Illustrator which is what I use now.



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Kakashi2020

In the 90's I bought about 7 printing and graphic softwares to test and find out what would be the best software that I can use in my printshop and I pick two of the best, Print Master and Print Artist.



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emiaj55

For my very first logo I used the power-point. Needless to say it was a very hard as the functions for editing images are very limited back then. We had to make do with line arts and basic shapes. The product was not the best but it somehow got us an A. So I would say not that bad either just very hard to use.



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Bravosi

Hello!

I remember I did it quite a long time ago, I believe it was done on my PC with Powerpoint. I had a friend coming over and we both did it. We were opening up a small project (we made a website and advertised it on social media, such as Facebook).
That logo was kinda cheesy, but it was selfmade and we liked it. What software did you use to make your first logo/graphic design?



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