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Just a question.

Fontana
Spain
Hi all,

I'm newbie here, and i can't find information about it:

- I saw some designs with background gradations.
- I saw some designs uploaded that fills all area, a kind of zoom.

It's allowed?
Thanks in advance.
1 year ago
Corvin
Hungary
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1 year ago
raymer
United Kingdom
..bg gradients are ok, design what fill the screens are just ugly and we try to avoid if possible :)
1 year ago
Fontana
Spain
Thanks, Corvin and raymer.

I just saw one with arrows pointing parts and explanations:D
1 year ago
sculptor
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
It can also help to look at our portfolio page. There should be only the correct entries:
https://logotournament.com/portfolio
1 year ago
Fontana
Spain
Thanks sculptor;)
1 year ago
Mimmo
Italy
regarding the size for example 90% of your entries are too close to the borders, at least right and left side, you should leave just a little bit of more room, however the design is zoomed when clicked so there is no need to go big

about the gradient background , i would go with a strict rule like :

gradient_background = Violation_points x Entries
1 year ago
sculptor
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Mimmo wrote:

about the gradient background , i would go with a strict rule like :

gradient_background = Violation_points x Entries


As far as I know gradient backgrounds were always legal on LT so why would you like to punish their use?
1 year ago
Fontana
Spain
Well said, sculptor. Rules are rules, and should be the same for all.
1 year ago
Mimmo
Italy
sculptor wrote:
Mimmo wrote:

about the gradient background , i would go with a strict rule like :

gradient_background = Violation_points x Entries


As far as I know gradient backgrounds were always legal on LT so why would you like to punish their use?


because i am free to think my own way!

i wrote "I would", not we should or Admins should, or Sculptor should

i remember that they where banned by the way, if you search the forum for gradient background you can read all the conversations we had about this but i'll quote one of the best reasons you can get from an old post from the creator of the site wich said that

"I think we will all agree that if done right the gradient background can enhance a design."

that should be enough for me today on this topic, i wish it was not permitted to be used, because it sucks.
1 year ago
sculptor
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
If this is not about the rules but about your personal taste - you are free to express it in your designs and in this forum as well.

I just wanted to make it clear as our new designer comes from website where gradients are strictly forbidden (which sucks big time as all purist do - in my opinion).
1 year ago
Mimmo
Italy
it's not a matter of purity!
1 year ago
TillyDes!gn
United States
Mimmo wrote:
sculptor wrote:
Mimmo wrote:

about the gradient background , i would go with a strict rule like :

gradient_background = Violation_points x Entries


As far as I know gradient backgrounds were always legal on LT so why would you like to punish their use?


because i am free to think my own way!

i wrote "I would", not we should or Admins should, or Sculptor should

i remember that they where banned by the way, if you search the forum for gradient background you can read all the conversations we had about this but i'll quote one of the best reasons you can get from an old post from the creator of the site wich said that

"I think we will all agree that the if done right the gradient background can enhance a design."

that should be enough for me today on this topic, i wish it was not permitted to be used, because it sucks.

Gradient backgrounds are useful if you want to highlight some white on a design for instance. There are certainly functional uses when done properly.

And, no...they have NEVER been against the rules.
1 year ago
Mimmo
Italy
allright let me explain myself better!

this websites is called LOGO TOURNAMENT
is not called LOGO WITH AWESOME BACKGROUND TOURNAMENT

gradient backgrounds can't be considered part of a logo , so can't be considered part of the competition, they just make anything look better and i used them before almost in any contest.

the problem with gradient background arose when the site background changed and all of a sudden all of the gradient background logos started to blend with the color of the page

giving the webpage an ugly look, so i am pretty sure that at least the gradients that blends with the page are not allowed , same as a background that blends with the page

besides that the best answer to this question would be :
if you need 350px X 280px to design a logo , you are not designing a logo then
if you need a gradient background to make your logo look better, you are not designing a logo then
1 year ago
TillyDes!gn
United States
Ok...again, it is always allowed. But here is an example of why I have occasionally used one:
https://logotournament.com/contests/robertson-law

I wanted to highlight that the logo had a white boarder that made it work on a dark background or a light background. The gradient shows off both functions in one design. This is a common tool that shows the multi-functionality of a design.

I agree it often is poorly used, but it can serve a purpose, and thus is legal.
1 year ago
sculptor
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Mimmo wrote:

the problem with gradient background arose when the site background changed and all of a sudden all of the gradient background logos started to blend with the color of the page


I don't get it. LT background is solid 247 247 247. How can it blend with gradient background of the entry?

I agree with Tilly, gradients add depth to the design. And they do it at very low cost. Adding a gradient bg in Corel Draw takes 2 seconds. This is the opposite to mockups which can take a lot of our time - that's why I'm glad they are banned here.
1 year ago
Mimmo
Italy
tired
1 year ago
sculptor
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Rest is also legal here.
1 year ago