Create a Logo in Photoshop (Blogger Version)
Photoshop is an essential skill for blogger and no doubt it’s an awesome piece of software to learn. More over you can put your imagination in the form of pictures. None the less, for non-techie guy, you can enhance your pictures before publishing on social networking site like Facebook or Google+.
As a blogger every-time I need to create a logo or little graphics work and if I start hiring some designer to do it for me, it might not be a great idea since I’m a budding blogger. In past couple of days, I have been trying to learn Photoshop myself and as a beginner I’m sharing some useful posts, resources and how you can start with your own logo designing using Photoshop.
Here I am sharing with you how can you create some good-looking logos without any much hassle.
What’s on Take
Believe me once you have selected a few good-looking font than world is yours. A loyal advice form a teacher which work all the time when selecting a Font. While Selecting a font keep in mind that don’t go for the complicated fonts. If you are a starter, start with some basic fonts.
Here I am sharing examples for a better vision of my words
Read More about Bad Font’s here 23 Really Bad Font Choices
On the Left side you can see some example of nice fonts. As you have seen at many blogs and websites simple fonts are used in logos. Have flashback at Google.com Problogger.net and our very own ShoutmeLoud.com usually designers prefer fonts like Arial which are simple and smooth and adds a very classy look to the whole theme. You can try how your blog or website name look in different fonts.
Here you can read more about the websites having best typography: 50 Best Free Fonts for Commercial use
You can search about Fonts on Google for more information. And before downloading preview it with your sample text.
Create Your Own Fonts
Another more powerful tool for creating your own typefaces from handwriting also lets you modify them a bit more. They also make the popular FontCreator which lets you edit fonts you already have, or create new fonts altogether.
Check them out: YourFonts, Scanahand, and FontCreator
Lets see Problogger.net is having a combination of Arial Black with Arial (simple) that really make sense and looks good. Even if your Brand name have a single word then also you can create some combination of fonts within it. Select a word in the whole name and you can change font of it. One additional you can do is to tilt or slant it.You must be very much straight forward while designing a logo in selecting colors. Search for color combos that matches with your Theme and go for the best one select different and unique colors and see the contrast first not always, a bright one look good with the light one. So always think from a reader and viewer’s mind, they are the judges and almost all the work you are doing is for them which in return create a big impression and your brand goes to top.
Some Inspirations of Best Logos can be found here : Logo Design Inspiration: 50+ Beautiful Examples
What you can do?
Just play with the colors and Enjoy the Game. I have created 3 logos within the time duration of 5 to 10 minutes just for this Post. I have not even used any blending option on the text but still the logos are looking good and decent.
So practice this activity on weekly basis or daily if you have enough time and one day you will succeed. As much time you serve for the logo as good it is. Keep in mind the time duration for creating the above logos was just 5 – 10 minutes. There are some logos which eat up my 2 or 3 hours too.