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post #1 of 27
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I'm looking for an Apple-Logo picture, for example like this one...



... but at much higher resolution then that ! (maybe in EPS format?)

I would like to print a A0 poster...but so far I've been able to find only little 200x200 apple-logo gif pics, or something like that...so any help would be appreciated!

(please, I'm not looking for the old 6 color Apple logo ! thanks)
post #2 of 27
I looked through what I have but couldn't find an Apple logo. I have the Mac OS logo, an OS X logo and a Quicktime logo, all eps. No Apple.
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post #3 of 27
Looks like some artistic genius like Leonis will need to get to work in Illustraror for ya.
post #4 of 27
In almost any app type

Option+Shift+K and you will get the Apple logo.

Then fnacy it up (in PS with layer effects).
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post #5 of 27
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Mac Write:
that is a really GREAT idea!!
Thank you!!!

Anyway, do you think it's possible to "vectorize" an ordinary picture (let's say GIF or JPG) so that I can increase its resolution/dimensions without getting the following effect ?
post #6 of 27
No, no, no, bitmaps and vectors and completely different by nature.

The only way to go from a bitmap to a vector it to "eyeball" it and estimate where and how you should draw your gradients.
post #7 of 27
I suggest using Apple Garamond or Lucida Grande if you're going to use shift-option-K...
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post #8 of 27
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[quote] I suggest using Apple Garamond or Lucida Grande if you're going to use shift-option-K... <hr></blockquote>

yeah, that's essential!
post #9 of 27
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This logo:

looks terrific!
I was adding some PS filter effects to my "Option+Shift+K logo" trying to reproduce the logo above...but no way! That logo looks hundred-times more beautiful that mine.

How can I reach those great effects ? Do you have any idea? (I have EyeCandy4000 & procreate KPT effects)
post #10 of 27
There's a tutorial on how to create that exact logo in an old issue of Macformat. They showed it against a picture of a cube, and they even got the gradients nearly identical.

Amorya
post #11 of 27
can we get a link?
post #12 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by Nebagakid:
<strong>can we get a link?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Is that addressed to me?

If so... it's in a back issue of a magazine. I'll possibly have a look for y'all later, but I have over 100 issues of the sodding thing, so I don't promise anything!

If you want general hints, look for one of the numerous aqua tutorials on photoshop sites, and put one of those onto an apple. it should look ok that way. There's one at <a href="http://www.macdesignonline.com/tutorials/2001-jan-feb/aquabutton.html" target="_blank">http://www.macdesignonline.com/tutorials/2001-jan-feb/aquabutton.html</a> but I don't like the result as much as the one I remember using... wish I still had the address :confused:

Amorya
post #13 of 27
I'll do one this weekend in Illustrator. Actually, I've been wanting to tackle this for a while, and now I have a legitimate reason to.

Let me see what I can come up with this weekend.
post #14 of 27
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pscates: thanks!

we are waiting....
post #15 of 27
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[quote]There's a tutorial on how to create that exact logo in an old issue of Macformat.<hr></blockquote>

Please, can anyone find that magazine and report the steps of the tutorial on how to create that logo ? That would be REALLY appreciated !
post #16 of 27
I'd look for you, but I really don't have the time.
But if I were you, I'd snoop around apple.com/pr to see what i could find.
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post #18 of 27
I gave it a go 'round, don't ask how I did it. I tried different ways and methods till I got it to look close enough, so I don't have a tutorial for it unfortunately. Hope you can use it, I might make a desktop out of it. If anyone uses it I hope for a little credit

[ 01-20-2002: Message edited by: KidRed ]

[ 01-21-2002: Message edited by: KidRed ]</p>
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post #19 of 27
Hope it helps.
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post #20 of 27
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KidRed: you KICK ASS !
Your logo is simply AWSOME ! Really !

Now, the problem is that I cannot use the picture you posted here (however I'm really happy you did it). The reasons:
- your logo dimesions are not high enough for my A0 poster (118.8 x 84 cm -- 45 x 33 inches -- 7000 x 5000 pixel at 150dpi)
- I plan to have lots of other elements in my poster, so I would need the logo in a separate transparent layer...

That's why I would really need to "learn" how to get those effects and create the logo by myself. I know the essential concept is to use multiple layers with different transparency rate and transparent gradients and maybe the "Free Transform" feature shrinking some layers to get that 3D appearance... my main problem is that I'm not able to get the following effect (see inside the red line):



Thus, KidRed, I'll write you an email so that we can try to "deal".... like: you tell me how you did those effects and you'll get something from me...ok?

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post #21 of 27
I think I'd start with a 4 Megapixel camera (and perhaps even a close-up-type lens) and the side of a well lit quicksilver.

Then off to photoshop for the coloration.

But that's just me.

Jet
post #22 of 27
hey guys. I did that apple in different colorers in Photoshop about 6 moths ago. you can see it at my icon page <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/mikesicons." target="_blank">http://homepage.mac.com/mikesicons.</a> I also have a high ress version of all of them. If you guys what them I am glad to give them up. Just thogh I would let you know.
post #23 of 27
[quote] Thus, KidRed, I'll write you an email so that we can try to "deal".... like: you tell me how you did those effects and you'll get something from me...ok?<hr></blockquote>

Thanks
Ah, you need to know how to do the hi-lite?
Select the apple's pixels, then contract (depending on it's size) Then, with the free transform tool, try to mimic that curve. Then go to path/make selction/and choose subtract from selection.

Then create a new layer and fill it will white (from the selection). I think I made this layer "screen" in the blending options, and lowered it's opacity and also, apply a slight guassian blurr to it, 2-3. Now select this new layer's pixels and contract it a few pixels. Now with the gradient tool choose white to transparent and do a blend from the top left to the bottm right of the slection to hi lite just the upper left of the apple. Then apply the same guassian blurr until it blends into the bigger hi lite.

I'm just waking up, so if something is confusing just ask.
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there is one of the colored apples that I did. :cool:
post #25 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by Michaelm8000:
<strong>hey guys. I did that apple in different colorers in Photoshop about 6 moths ago. you can see it at my icon page <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/mikesicons." target="_blank">http://homepage.mac.com/mikesicons/</a> I also have a high ress version of all of them. If you guys what them I am glad to give them up. Just thogh I would let you know. </strong><hr></blockquote>

mike, get rid of the period at the end of your link (like I did)...
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post #26 of 27
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[quote]I'm just waking up, so if something is confusing just ask.<hr></blockquote>

Ok:
I don't understand what you mean with "Then, with the free transform tool, try to mimic that curve".
I'm not able to mimic the curve with Free Transform, since that tool allow me only to shrink/move/rotate the apple shape; could you please explain more in detail?

anyway, thanks !
post #27 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by Zeno:
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Ok:
I don't understand what you mean with "Then, with the free transform tool, try to mimic that curve".
I'm not able to mimic the curve with Free Transform, since that tool allow me only to shrink/move/rotate the apple shape; could you please explain more in detail?

anyway, thanks !</strong><hr></blockquote>


hehehe, now I am awake. The 'freeform pen' it's the freehand pen tool. After you selected the apple's pixels, contracted by a small amount, use the pen tool to cut a curved shape into the apple's selection. Once you have the intersecting line that mimics mine (or natural curve of the apple's embossed shape) then go to path/make selection and then choose subtract selection.

That will subtract the selection you just made with the free form pen cutting the apple shape into the shape of the hilite. It's easier this way rather then trying to create the hilte area any other way.

Let me know if you are still confused.
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