What the Format?

As a graphic designer, one of my biggest pet peeves is when someone asks me to incorporate their logo into something (i.e. flyer, website, merchandise, etc.) and the only have the logo in one format. And it’s usually not the format you need.

While you can manipulate it to a certain extent, save your designer some frustration by requesting to receive your logo in multiple formats when it’s created. Not only will it make the process go faster, you will be able to use your logos in a multitude of ways.

When you have a designer create your logo, make sure they give you the design in the following formats (at least!):

  • Vector (.EPS; .AI; .SVG): Vector files are able to scaled to any size without loss of resolution. Not to mention you’ll be able to tweak the logo any way you wish, because it will be the original file.
  • PNG: PNG files (Portable Network Graphic) are best used on the internet. You’re less likely to lose data when using this format. You can also save the logo on a transparent background in a PNG, which also makes it easy to put on a different backgrounds.
  • JPEG: Used mostly for high quality printing and digital photography on the web.
  • PDF: Easily sent and shared, and it also maintains transparency in the background.

These are the big formats you should always have your logo available. It will make it easier for you in the long run, and save your designer some extra steps.

What the Format?

As a graphic designer, one of my frustrations is when someone asks me to incorporate their logo into something (i.e. flyer, website, merchandise, etc.) and the only have the logo in one format. And it's usually not the format you need.

While you can manipulate it to a certain extent, save your designer some frustration by requesting to receive your logo in multiple formats when it's created. Not only will it make the process go faster, you will be able to use your logos in a multitude of ways.

When you have a designer create your logo, make sure they give you the design in the following formats (at least!):

  • Vector (.EPS; .AI; .SVG): Vector files are able to scaled to any size without loss of resolution. Not to mention you'll be able to tweak the logo any way you wish, because it will be the original file.
  • PNG: PNG files (Portable Network Graphic) are best used on the internet. You're less likely to lose data when using this format. You can also save the logo on a transparent background in a PNG, which also makes it easy to put on a different backgrounds.
  • JPEG: Used mostly for high quality printing and digital photography on the web.
  • PDF: Easily sent and shared, and it also maintains transparency in the background.

These are the big formats you should always have your logo available. It will make it easier for you in the long run, and save your designer some extra steps.

Five Free Customizable Blog Banners

Looking for a refresh on your blog banner? I've created some free banners that you can customize with your own pictures and edit the text to fit your title and subtitle. 

Note: Files can be opened in Adobe Illustrator. Fonts used will be linked below each design. Pictures used are licensed for public use through creative commons via one of our favorite free stock photo sites, Pixabay. All fonts used are free to download. 

COSMOS

Cosmos - A bold all caps title paired with a clean lowercase cursive font

Cosmos - A bold all caps title paired with a clean lowercase cursive font

 

Crafty

A simple header with an emphasis on the title. Perfect for craft and diy blogs. 

A simple header with an emphasis on the title. Perfect for craft and diy blogs. 

 

MILO'S ADVENTURE

The picture is the focus in this blog header perfect for travelers and adventurers.

The picture is the focus in this blog header perfect for travelers and adventurers.

 

From Italy With Love

This banner has almost equal parts emphasis on the background image and the blog title. It's the perfect pairing for a cooking blog banner.

This banner has almost equal parts emphasis on the background image and the blog title. It's the perfect pairing for a cooking blog banner.

 

Ranch Dressing

Forgive the pun.

Forgive the pun.

 

Not seeing a banner that works for you? Let us design a banner for your blog! Contact us today to get started.