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Using a font that is not installed in another PC

I have to use text in the logo that I am designing>>
I use adobe illustrator for designing, I will use a font that is installed in my pc, and then my design will be sent to some people that I am not sure if they have the same font in there pc or not >> 

Is there any whey that can make the font visible in any PC?

I tried restrizing but the result was vert bad????
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HeadIdiotCommented:
If you are "designing a logo" then your final product will be some kind of image file.  It does not matter what fonts you use in the image.
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MHenryCommented:
When using Illustrator select your text, then choose Type from the menu, then choose create outlines. Now you can export the graphic as an eps, save it as pdf, etc and the type will look exactly like you want it to.
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Lobo042399Commented:
Hi romram,

Actually, there's no need to Create Outlines if you're sending the file as a PDF; but if you're sending it as an Illustrator file then yup, Shift-Ctrl-O to create Outlines will convert the text to paths. Mind you, it won't be editable as text anymore.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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romramAuthor Commented:
" final product will be some kind of image file"

When I submit the work which type should I use ?
what files?
What color system?
what resoulution?
what is the size by image?

If I submit my work as an image is it going to be resizable???

Sorry for all these question but I am new in these things
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HeadIdiotCommented:
I'd love to help you, but these are design questions...
I would save your original as a .bmp and covert to other formats as needed.

Take a look around the 'Net and pay close attention to logos.  
http://images.google.com/images?q=logo&hl=en
There really isn't a standard size because everyone's need and/or eye for design are different.   Color can greatly impact a visitor's perception.  (Studies have shown that blue shades are more "people-friendly" than other shades, for instance...but may not work for the theme of your site or project.)
In regards to being able to re-size it, for the most part: yes...although different compression methods will yield various results.  To avoid this, once you've decided on a basic design, crete several logos in different sizes for use in various applications.  That way your logo looks just the way you designed it...rather than "squished" because someone didn't want to dedicate sufficient room for it.

My email address is in my profile if you need further.
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romramAuthor Commented:
if my logo is going to be used in a web site also what are the colors and resolution to be used? shoud I design my log in different sizes???
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HeadIdiotCommented:
The colors will depend upon YOUR choices.  The logo colors should not only complement your site layout, but they should also contrast the rest of the site slightly to better highlight it.  You don't want your logo to get lost in the page.  

The higher your resolution, the clearer your logo will be.  The downside is it will take a lot longer for your logo to load.  Your best bet is to just use the Windows default.

If you are sending your logo out for someone else to use, then I would suggest laying it out in several different sizes so you don't have to worry about "squish factor".  Depending on how complex you make your logo, you may not need to spend a lot of time in this area.

If you haven't checked it out yet, go download the GIMP and play around with it a bit.
http://www.gimp.org/windows/
It is an open-source graphics editor that rivals just about anything else available...and it is FREE.
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Lobo042399Commented:
Hi romram,

What you're asking now has nothing to do with your original question, going from What happens to my font, to The basics of Logo Design. Your question about the font was answered, you should open a new thread for your new questions. Anyway, here's a small thread about Logo Design:

http:Q_21416417.html

It's great that you're using Illustrator in the initial phase of your design. In that phase I always work in Pantone PMS Coated colours. If the logo is going to be printed then it can be easily converted to Pantone Process Coated or CMYK modes. Since you're working in Illustrator, to send your logo out for print save it as an Illustrator EPS; that way it will keep its scalability. What size to design at? Again, since you're designing in Illustrator size doesn't matter; vector files can be scaled up or down to any size required without losing quality.

You may also want to consider taking some courses in Illustration or Design where you can learn all these things and more from experienced tutors who have years of work experience. Check your local Cummunity College, sometimes they have night programs that you can join and they're very affordable.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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HeadIdiotCommented:
"....Your question about the font was answered..."
Thanks for the points!

Oh wait...I didn't get any...
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romramAuthor Commented:
Sorry  HeadIdiot>>
I just picked the questions that helped the most>>>

" your final product will be some kind of image file.  It does not matter what fonts you use in the image."

I don't want to submit the image, because I have to submit the original file...
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