What is a logo? Some may define it as an everlasting trademark from the ages, a mark left to identify an object, an individual and a business. A business however needs a lot of factors for it to survive; like the quality of its products and efficiency of its service. But every business will be identified through its unique logo design. A good Custom Logo Design helps build-up a business by attracting a large mass of customers. It identifies a brand and is the first thing we often look at when investing our time and money towards something.
A good logo design is either bought from paid professionals or done out of the comforts of our own home (DIY). There really isn’t any rule towards it. But if ever designing or attempting to practice designing certain custom logos for business or just for the fun of it; one must be aware of the best software tools needed to create a unique logo design.
Choosing a good or the right software requires patience and research. There are some logo design software apps that promote a certain number of features that when bought, turn out to be the absolute opposite of what it had advertised. To be able to achieve a cutting-edge logo for your business card, online appearance, or even a billboard if we’re taking it to the next level, you need to download the best software for it.
5 of the best logo designing software in terms of price, variety, efficiency and most importantly popularity by pleased customers are as followed.
• Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator is by far the best worldwide in terms of its features highlighted as the “God” of all designing software, with ratings of 9.1/10. This software is applicable for only those who require nothing but the best. Its price range starts from about $19.99 per month with an annual subscription or $29.99 monthly. The price should always cater to its buyers every feature required to get its money's worth. That being said, Adobe is bunched up with the best features a designer could need. It is a vector graphics editor and not only allows you to create timeless logos but also drawings, icons and much more. It aids SVG Open Type fonts that feature many colors, gradients and transparencies. The tools it displays allows you to add textures, special effects, crops out certain unwanted characters, manage color and style schemes, and so much more. There is a special feature called “The Puppet Warp” feature, used to transform certain graphics without adjustments made to the main points.
First getting down with the prices, Canva runs over three pricing options¬¬¬—Canva which is completely free to work on providing lots of features, templates, and free graphics, ready to use by just about anyone. Then we have the Canva Pro which costs around $12.95 per month along with a 23% discount ($9.95) per month if you’re an annual user. Last but not the least we have Canva Enterprise which is a custom priced option for companies looking for a variety other than the inclusive ones. Canva with its great price schemes has numerous amounts of logo templates and amazing designing tools some of which are completely free. Canva also extends itself to apps for iOS and Android.
The age of Artificial Intelligence dawns upon our time, from being utilized in almost every gadget lately, is now mastered as assistance for custom logo design in software. Looka now uses AI to help those less creatively inclined individuals to structure out super neat logos. All the user needs to put their efforts into is providing their personal and corporate details; almost anything to add to the information sector of the logo and Looka takes over with the rest. Looka brings to you high-resolution PNG and vector files and also lets you preview the finishing products on whichever foundation you need it for; be it a T-shirt, a business card or even a mug. Looka’s price is briefly mentioned below
• $65 for ownership, high-resolution formats,color variations and lifetime tech support
• $80 for the above mentioned as well as social media kit, business card designing and $100 of credit for Google Ads.
If you’re looking for a 100% free software for your custom logo designing with countless of logo and graphic options, text modifier, premade vector shapes and a full-fledged color palette, with a familiar pen tool; then Inkscape should be your go-to logo designing software which is open-sourced. The only downside to this magnificent free designing tool is that it does not support Mac without parts and outputs only in the SVG vector format. This software is great for any tight on a budget or cannot afford to hire a professional.
Overly priced at about $499 inclusive of a 15-day free trial, CorelDRAW is listed among the top designer software which is in competition with Adobe. Even tho Adobe is considered the absolute best compared to its competition, it has a far margin in superiority with its integrated hand-sketching via its Live Sketch tool. It allows you to draw a freehand illustration with the pen tool enabled device transforming each sketch into precise vector graphic illustrations. Maybe that’s why it is overly priced? Which may be a con for some along with its file format which isn’t industry standard.
In Conclusion: there are so many different types of logo designing software's available for almost everyone with or without professional experience. It always depends on what the user is looking for in terms of price and features or whether in need of something free for a trial run, to test out their logo designing skills.