PROS / PagePlus' logo design studio is simple to use and will help you create unique, attractive logos regardless of your level of design experience.
CONS / If you are new to design, you may have to spend a fair amount of time consulting the user manual and experimenting with the software to learn what this logo design software can do.
VERDICT / PagePlus is an affordable solution for independent designers, small businesses and non-profits to create their own logos and print products. It is simple to use and highly compatible with a wide range of printers and digital devices.
PagePlus X6 by Serif can help you easily create professional logos for print or digital publishing. PagePlus is a complete desktop publishing suite that includes an easy-to-use logo editor. With this tool, you can alter logo templates and create your own. Whether you need to create a logo for you own company or for your clients, this affordable logo creation solution once again earns our TopTenREVIEWS Gold award.
This logo design software makes creating aesthetically enticing and professional logos simple by providing built-in color schemes, transparency tools and styles. You can also save individual logo elements for use in other projects. If you find creating your own logos intimidating, you can purchase logo design packs from Serif's template store that you can alter with PagePlus to represent your business or non-profit.
Creating shareable, publishable and printable logo designs is effortless with this logo creation software. It is compatible with all common file types, including PDF/X compliant files for printing and digital formats for publishing to an iPad, smartphone, Kindle or eMagazine. If you are a professional designer, you will appreciate the new asset-management module, which can organize all elements into categories and themes for later use. You can also assign keywords and tags to elements to help you find them quickly. The logo creation tool now supports Pantone colors for accurate print rendering as well.
PagePlus has a comprehensive selection of easy to use font and text tools to manipulate text and text logos. These include a wide choice of color, resizing and font tools, along with options to bend, rotate and align. Apart from these basic tools, PagePlus has special-effect filter tools such as drop shadow, reflection, inner shadow, outer glow, inner glow, bevel, emboss, outline, blur, feather and 3D effect.
The great thing about filter tools in Page Plus is their flexibility and simple ease-of-use. For example, by clicking on the instant 3D button (unique to PagePlus), text is transformed to a 3D image. 3D effects on text can be further optimized and controlled by using the bump map, transparency and lighting options. Text objects in 3D are easily rotated on the x and y axis, so positioning them at any angle is possible. Text can be entered into text boxes of varying shapes. PagePlus also includes word processing tools and features. These can be helpful in designing more text and font-oriented logos. Using the built in Logo Studio in PagePlus, text can be aligned to any possible shape including custom freehand shapes.
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Projects which are currently being worked upon are saved in PPP, PPB, PPX and PDF formats. Apart from importing images and pictures from a scanner, PagePlus X6 supports the widest range of formats including BMP, DIB, RLE, CGM, DRW, DWG, DXF, EMF, EPS, PS, FPX, GIF, HDP, WDP, HGL, HPGL, ICO, ICON, IMG, JPG, JPE, JPEG, JFIF, PCD, PCT, PCX, PNG, PSD, RAS, SMF, SPP, TGA, TIFF, TIF, TUB, RFR, PSPTUBE, PSPIMAGE, WMF and WPG. Support for a wide range of formats is useful as design elements that were created/edited in proprietary formats can then be easily used.
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PagePlus has many easy to use standard tools and features, and advanced tools such as filters, transparency and 3D tools. Special effect filter tools such as drop shadow, reflection, inner shadow, outer glow, inner glow, bevel, emboss, outline, blur and feather, can be used to produce amazing designs. The bump map, transparency and lighting in 3D options are most visible when applied to graphic/images.
The Image Cutout Studio is a powerful tool for cutting objects out from backgrounds. In other words, the image Cutout Studio tool is used to separate different objects in an image, such as background scenery from the main object in an image. PagePlus features PDF format files for opening, importing and publishing. Using the built-in PhotoLab, photographs can be edited and enhanced and used in logo designs of high resolution and 3D effects. This logo creation software provides well over 1000 objects and stock photos for editing and inclusion into your projects.
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PagePlus supports file export to: BMP, RLE, EMF, FPX, GIF, HDP, WDP, IMG, JPEG, JPG, JPE, JFIF, PCX, PNG, RAS, SMF, TGA, TIF and WMF formats. Logo designs can also be published to PDF and web format. The newest version of PagePlus can also create ebooks and digital content for tablets, Kindles and mobile phones.
PagePlus logo design software can help you easily create unique and professional logos that can be printed or published digitally. It creates logos in formats that popular professional printers use as well as RGB and CMYK standards. In addition, this software is not limited to logo creation. It can create all types of print projects, and it incorporates created logos into documents like postcards, business cards, letterhead and newsletters. This is one of the most versatile products in this price range for creating publishable documents for yourself and your clients.