First timer here trying to design a logo for a new company. I "borrowed' this from google. Any thoughts on how to make it look non-retarded and professional?
smoothed out edges using blur + level adjustment as per a youtube tutorial
Stop shitposting. This is still theft, and your "designs" are getting progressively worse. This won't hold up in court either. Also, this isn't your personal blog/garbage can. We don't want to see every step of your monstrous abomination.
Do something original. Here's how you do it:
1) research what other companies in that field are doing.
2) compile what's successful
3) Sketch some ideas based on what you've learned, as well as a few ideas that you imagine from whole cloth.
4) Ask friends, colleagues, the client, which one of the sketches resonates with them.
5) Start polishing the ones that have the most positive reaction.
6) Ask for more feedback, eliminate the ones that don't get the best reaction.
7) Repeat until there's only one left, and then polish that one further.
8) Never steal someone's artwork again. Seriously. You're probably a decent person offline, just trying to grow into your big-person pants as a designer. Plagiarism is serious, and hurts your reputation in the long-run. Clients notice this shit, and people talk. Don't let theft define who you become, and you'll fine that your own work will get better that way. And some day in the future, you'll be repeating something similar to what I've written here, to some jackass who might be attempting to steal something YOU or a fellow designer you know made.
I made that once when some guy asked for critique for his professional logo, letterhead, and business card. Dude mis-spelt "designer" as "desinger." I like to throw this pic out occasionally, especially when making a point.
Call yourself what you want to be, and you're closer to it then you think! And good! I'm glad I reached you.
Yo this thread ended up way better than it started. I want to apologize to OP. I'm so used to defending against typical 4chan shitposting on this board that I didn't even make an attempt to be civil, I just told him to fuck off essentially instead of being helpful. I made assumptions and expectations about him that were unfair and inaccurate. You turned it into a reasonable, practical, helpful dialogue. That's the sort of thing this board needs. You've inspired me to stop trying to fight shitposting with shitposting. Thank you. Enjoy your Thursday, anon. I hope you find twenty bucks on the ground.