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Frequently Asked Questions for Logo Designer

What is the difference between the unregistered version and registered one?

No watermark of string "Trial Version" when logos are saved to image files or printed by using the registered version.

How to save my logos to JPG, PNG or other image format files?

If you want to save your logo to an image file, need to choose "Save as Image..." menu item from main menu bar. The Windows File Selector dialog is shown with following options and it prompts to choose a folder, enter a new file name or choose a file for saving logo to an image. EximiousSoft Logo Designer supports these file formats for saving as image: jpg, gif, bmp, png, tif,tag,pcx etc.. You can open the saved graphics using any standard picture viewer (e.g. Microsoft Paint, Microsoft Photo Editor, Adobe Photoshop) or email to someone.



Scale Output: Set to get enlarged or shrink image of your original logo.

JPEG Quality: Only available for saving to JPG files,set by higher value make the saved image with higher quality.

Transparent Background: Only available for saving to GIF,PNG files,selected to make the image background is transparent.

Trim WhiteSpace: selected to trim whitespace.

How to create an attracitve shape or text object for a logo?

Logo Deisnger provides many of the visual effects which is used to produce highly visual impact shape grapchis.

(1) Switch to "Selection" mode if not, then select the shape or text objects which you want to change.
Related FAQ: How to select one or more objects at a same time?

(2) Open "Drawing" category in main ribbon bar, then go to "Effects" sub-category. Choose a render effect such as Drop Shadow, Reflection, Outer Glow, Bevel Edge, Texture etc. or combination some of them. Then the selected objects are shown with the render effects. Typically, each effect contains a different set of options, you can give your own settings for them according to your needs.

No Effect
Drop Shadow
Outer Glow
Bevel Edge
Texture
How to add shapes or symbols into my logos?

Add a preseted shape

Go to "Shapes" View. If it is not visible, If not, switch to "View" category and make the check box which named Shapes List is selected. Then choose a suitable shape classification from the list. Find a shape which you want to add, click on it to select and then keep left mouse button is down, then drag it into workspace. Also Double Click on this shape for adding it to workspace directly and it will be centered in Edit View.


Add the most commonly used shapes

In the main ribbon bar, open Design category, you will find the most commonly used shapes which are listed in toolbar.


Select a shape, drag the pointer across the image frame to draw the shape until the desired size is reached, then release mouse button.

How to add a text or an image into my logos?

Add Text: Open "Drawing" category and then click "Add Text" tool button on main ribbon bar, a new text object is created and show centerly in Edit view. After that, a dialog box is popups to prompt you for editing the text.

Add Image: Open "Drawing" category and then click "Add Image" tool button on main ribbon bar. It opens Windows open dialog which prompts you to select an image file for loading.

How to select one or more objects at a same time?

The multiple objects are allowed to be selected at the same time in Logo Designer.The standard Windows multiple-selection shortcuts of Ctrl+click and Shift+click is supported by the program. Two ways are offered for selecting objects.

In Edit View, each visible object is shown as it should be. When an object is selected, the handles for rotation and resize the object are shown around it, but none for the unselected one.for example, see following screenshot,The left object is selected, but right one is not.



Click: click the left mouse button on the object you want in Edit View, then the previous selected objects become unselected while the clicked one is selected.

Click + Shift: press the Shift key and keep it down, click with the left mouse button on the object you want in Edit View, then the clicked object is selected and add it to selected objects list.

Click + Ctrl: press the Ctrl key and keep it down, click with the left mouse button on the object you want in Edit View. If the object is selected already, then it will be become unselected, otherwise it is selected after it is clicked.

How to group the selected shape or text objects?

(1) Switch to "Selection" mode if not, then select the shape or text objects which you want to change.
Related FAQ: How to select one or more objects at a same time?

(2) Open "Drawing" category in main ribbon bar, then go to "Arrangement" sub-category. Click "Group" tool button and then choose "Group" sub-menu item. Which group all selected object together so that they are can be treated as a single object.

Notice: If you want to ungroup an group object, please select "Group-->Ungroup" menu item.

How to change text's font name, font size, or other attributes for a text object?

Logo Designer provides two ways to help you to edit texts.

(1) If the text object is not selected, you need to select it as flowing: If the appliaction is not running in Select Mode currently, click "Selection Tool" tool button on toolbar to switch. then click the text object you want to change to select it in the edit view. Then right click to popup context menu and choose "Edit Text..." menu item for editing.

(2) Double Click on the text object in Edit View directly for editing.

After that, A dialog box is shown as following screenshot which prompts you to edit text visually.


How to fill and stroke specified shape or text objects?

(1) Switch to "Selection" mode if not, then select the shape or text objects which you want to change.
Related FAQ: How to select one or more objects at a same time?

(2) Open "Drawing" category. Go to "Fill inside" sub-category then selete a menu item for filling the selected objects; Go to "Stroke Outline" sub-category then selete a menu item for stroking the selected objects.

▪ Solid Color: Fill or stroke the selected objects with a solid color.

▪ Gradient Colors: Fill or stroke the selected objects with gradient colors.

▪ Image: Fill or stroke the selected objects with an image.

How to create a unique shape by EximiousSoft Logo Designer?

Logo Designer offers Custom Shape Tool to draw your own shapes.

Open "Drawing" category from main ribbon bar, and then click "Custom Shape Tool" tool button.

Position the Custom Shape Tool where you want the segment to begin:

Draw straight line segment


(1) Click to define the started anchor point (do not drag).

(2) Click again where you want the segment to end.

Draw curve line segment


(1) Position the Pen tool where you want the curve to begin, and hold down the mouse button and drag. The started anchor point and started direction line appears.

(2) Drag to set the slope of the curve segment you’re creating, and then release the mouse button.

Note: In general, extend the direction line about one third of the distance to the next anchor point you plan to draw. (You can adjust one or both sides of the direction line later.

(3) Position the Custom Shape Tool where you want the curve segment to end, and do one of the following:

▪ To create an C shaped curve, drag in a direction opposite to the previous direction line, then release the mouse button.

▪ To create an S‑shaped curve, drag in the same direction as the previous direction line, then release the mouse button.

Continue...


▪ Continue clicking to set anchor points for additional straight segments.

▪ Continue dragging the Custom Shape Tool from different locations to create a series of smooth curves.

Complete


Complete the path double-click anywhere.
Positioning Custom Shape Tool Dragging the direction line Released mouse button and moving to next point position
Starting to drag second smooth point Dragging away from previous direction line, creating a C curve Dragging in same direction as previous direction line, creating an S curve

How to add or delete anchor points from a path?

Add Anchor Points


Adding anchor points can give you more control over a path, or it can extend an open path. However, it is a good idea not to add more points than necessary. A path with fewer points is easier to edit, display, and print. You can reduce the complexity of a path by deleting unnecessary points.


  • (1) Open "Drawing" category in main ribbon bar,and then click "Add Anchor" tool button.

  • (2) Click to select the shape its path is you want to modify.

  • (3) Position the pointer over the path segment, and click to complete adding an anchor point.


Delete Anchor Points


  • (1) Open "Drawing" category from main ribbon bar,and then click "Delete Anchor" tool button.

  • (2) Click to select the shape its path is you want to modify.

  • (3) Position the pointer over the anchor point,and click to complete deleting the anchor point.
How to reshape or edit a path for a shape?

(1) Open "Drawing" category from main ribbon bar,and then click "Move Anchor" tool button.

(2) Before you can reshape or edit a path, you need to select the path's anchor points, segments, or a combination of both.
Note: If you can not see the points, you need click the shape to select it which you want to modify its path.then click to select the anchor point you want to move.

(3) Click to select the shape its path is you want to modify.

(4) Position the Move Anchor Tool over the anchor point you want to convert, and do one of the following:

Move straight segment Move straight segment
Adjust direction hold Shift key Adjust direction point generally

Move straight segments

You can edit a path segment at any time, but editing existing segments is slightly different from drawing them. Keep the following tips in mind when editing segments:

If an anchor point connects two segments, moving that anchor point always changes both segments.


  • (1) With the Move Anchor Tool, select the segment you want to adjust.

  • (2) Drag the segment's anchor point to its new position.

Adjust the length or angle of straight segments


  • (1) With the Move Anchor Tool, select an anchor point on the segment you want to adjust.

  • (2) Drag the anchor point to the desired position

Adjust curve segments

With the Move Anchor Tool, select a curved segment, or an anchor point on either end of the curved segment. Direction lines appear, if any are present, Do any of the following:


  • ▪ To adjust the position of the segment, drag the segment's anchor points.

  • ▪ To adjust the shape of the segment on either side or both sides of a selected anchor point, drag the anchor point or the direction point.