When purchasing a logo from this shop you’ll receive several file type formats which can be useful for certain situations.
It is important to use the right logo for the right occasion. I’ll list below some file types and what they do and how you can use them.
What are the differences between each file type?
Stands for Photoshop Document – This is the default format Adobe Photoshop uses to save its data. Photoshop files can either be flattened or layered. Layered PSD files mean some or all of the elements are still editable while the Flattened PSD file is one image and are typically not editable.
As all logos in this shop will have a PSD file included in the purchase and you are able to save the PSD file into various formats which can be used for other purposes e.g JPG, PNG etc.
Stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. Most internet graphics are saved in JPG format as the files are typically less bulky in size and will load faster on web pages. No special software is required to use them as most image viewing software like PicMonkey, Canva, Paint etc will work with a JPG file. JPG files can be used for print, websites, blogs or social media.
For logo purposes in this shop, your jpg file will have a white background that it already comes with. Use the PNG files instead for the transparent background.
Stands for PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics. For logo purposes, this is one of the best file formats to have as it will have a transparent background. It is the most preferred file type to use when watermarking or add your logo to your images.
Some files in this shop will include a PDF file. This format is great for print format as file can be scaled without loss of quality. PDF stands for Portable Document Format. PDFs can contain page links, buttons, file downloads and many more in the embedded in the file. They are easily viewed using free Acrobat Reader software (download link below) Once downloaded, any PDF file will automatically be opened by the software. Use PDF files for printing business cards, flyers, brochures and so on.
Some files from this shop will also contain AI versions which is a format that works with Adobe Illustrator.
AI files are great for logo creation, drawings and print media. They can be scaled up or down and will not loose their quality. The files are vector based and are composed of paths that are connected by points which
If your file does not include an AI version and you’d like one, they are available upon request for a fee.
Include in the notes or contact page for availability.
TIP: If you don’t have Illustrator, I’ve added links below to download 30 day trial versions.
On a Windows computer, you can open the file by changing the .ai to .pdf and open with Adobe Reader.
For Mac Users, the Preview Application will open .ai files for viewing
You can download a 30 day free trial of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator: HERE
Download Adobe Reader for Free: HERE