Deciding On a Style
Do You Prefer the Classical Look?
The classic styling of traditional coats of arms features details and a "hand-drawn" appearance.
These designs are usually outlined in black.
...or a More Modern Style?
Cleaner, bolder lines and colors are used in more "modern" style designs.
These designs may or may not have black outlines.
Embossing is a special Photoshop effect.
These designs have a three-dimensional, metallic appearance, but their use can be limited since this effect is not possible in vector formats, only bitmaps. As a result, they cannot be enlarged without losing resolution.
Blends are a vector-based special effect.
These designs also have a three-dimensional appearance, but the metallic or fabric effect is achieved using a vector program, so the image can be enlarged without losing resolution.