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    And tested out on a cover. This required a little fiddling before I could get anything that looked even partially reasonable... Not sure this is the right way to go. For this to work I'd need to bump the whole background up to the tone of the background in the original logo and that looks a bit weird. Any thoughts or advice gratefully taken!

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    Well I don't have much experience with Logos but it seems to me this should be a little more like the face of a watch.

    Why not drop the letters on the base and have the compass over them like an analog watch. I think we will still be able to see the 'F' & 'M'. I also like the fancier letters but that's a minor preference.

    When it's all said and done I would like a set of cuff-links please <-- Which I think you should promptly have made for yourself because how cool would that be?
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    I would say, go with a more solid background, one that is different from the image /not transparent.

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    As you can see, comparing to yours above, the logo stands out and is more easily discernible as being seperate from the map image. The Logo to the Left of the one I de-did looks more like the Map's Actual Compass Rose, and could be 'ignored' when viewing.
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    I didn't even think of doing that. /hangs head. That looks rather good, and can certainly be done up to look nice and natty on any given background...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    I've been using my "stylized A/pyramid with wings" logo as a brush so that I can put it on anything and not worry about the background, color, size, or anything. As a brush I can plop it down, put in any background I want, change the color or add layer styles...totally editable stylewise.
    That's what I do as well, with my 'JW' in a box.

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    Maybe I'm odd, but I think you had it right on the first covertest looks better, the transparent background looks more like a logo "drawn on the parchment" while the solid background looks "tapped on later"... It may mean fighting with the color for the text a tad more for all your covers... but I really liked it there.
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    layerstyles are very easy - just adjust into the look you want and click save
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonKnight View Post
    I would say, go with a more solid background, one that is different from the image /not transparent.
    I agree with NeonKnight - use a solid background - and I would frame it too, thats a common way to use a logo on a colored background. Then you get consistency in your logo and you don't have to match the background to fit it. And if you want, you could spell out the name in the bottom of the frame too - in small letters
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    Thanks. I'll try that. The problem of course is having a parchment background logo framed and placed on a different parchment background. I'm not sure that really makes sense. I have another idea or two to try out. This one I think is as developed as I'm going to take it just now. One or two more to come shortly.

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    Hmmm... I liked it better without the white background.

    How about something more stylized? Something like this:
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