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How to create a logo with Photoshop

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How to create a logo with Photoshop: You would like to create a nice logo for your website or YouTube channel, and you would like to use Photoshop for this purpose? If you want some advice, to create professional logos it is much better to rely on vector graphics software, such as the famous Illustrator, thanks to which it is possible to create designs that do not lose quality when enlarged. How do you say? You are aware of it but you still need to create a logo with Photoshop? As you wish, I can help you understand how to use the famous photo editing software to succeed in your intent in a few simple clicks.

I assure you that a little effort and a lot, indeed a lot of creativity are enough to get good results. As you can see from reading this guide, it is possible to create a logo not only from a computer, but also from smartphones and tablets thanks to the use of some apps for mobile devices developed by Adobe itself.

So, what are you waiting for to take action? Courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, implement the instructions I am about to give you. I am convinced that by carefully and scrupulously following my “tips” and giving vent to your creativity, you will be able to create logos worthy of being defined as such. I wish you good reading and have fun!

How to create a logo with Photoshop on the computer

Before explaining to you how to create a logo with Photoshop on your computerI remind you that the application in question is part of the suite Adobe Creative Cloud which, as I have already explained to you in another article, can be tested for free for 7 days, but then requires the subscription of a subscription that starts from 12.19 euros / month (more info here).

I believe you already have it installed on your computer. If this is not the case and you need a hand to do so, consult my guide on how to download Photoshop and install it on Windows and macOS. That said, we can finally take action!

Find fonts and other useful graphics

Before taking action and seeing how to create a logo with Photoshop in detail, I advise you to perform a couple of operations that are very important in the creation of a logo. The first is to locate the type of logo to create taking a cue from existing brands. The second, however, is the download of writing characters (the famous font) that are original and captivating, so that they can effectively enrich your creation.

To get a better idea of ​​the type of logo to create and get the right inspiration, connect to Logopond website and browse all the logos in it. Among the hundreds of works hosted on the site, you will surely find winning ideas for the realization of your logo.

To view the list of the most popular brands, place the mouse cursor over the item Galleries located at the top left and select the option Trending from the menu at the top left. To enlarge a logo, however, all you have to do is click on its thumbnail.

As for fonts, if you are looking for beautiful and original fonts to use in your logo, log on to the DaFont website and take a look at the many fonts available on the latter. But I recommend: if you need to create a logo for public display (on your site or elsewhere), download only licensed fonts Free/Public Domain which are also freely usable for commercial purposes.

To filter fonts based on their license, select any letter from the top right of the DaFont home page (or perform a search), click on the item More optionsput the check mark next to the items Public domain / GPL / OFL And 100% Free and click on the button insert.

Once you have the font, to install it on Windows all you have to do is extract its files to the folder C: Windows Fonts. If, on the other hand, you use a Macopen the characters and click on the writing Install font present in the window that is shown to you. If you need more information on how to install fonts on a computer, take a look at the in-depth study I just linked to.

Create the logo

Now, after you have found the right inspiration and the fonts you intend to use for your project, you are finally ready for create a logo with Photoshop. After starting the program on your PC, then open the menu File (top left), select the item New one… from the latter and creates an image that has a fairly large resolution (eg. 1024 x 1024 pixels) with one transparent background.

If you don’t know how to do it, fill in the text fields Length And Heighttaking care to select the item Pixel from the drop-down menu located on the right side of the box New documentthen select the item Transparent from the menu Background content which is placed a little further down and presses the button Createin order to access the Photoshop editor.

At this point, start selecting the shapes you want to use as the basis of your logo by right clicking on the rectangle tool or on the other active geometric shape in the Photoshop side toolbar (at the bottom of the bar itself) and selecting the geometric shape you prefer: Rectangle, Rounded rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Line or Personal form.

To set the fill color of the objects, click on the box next to the item Fill (top left) and select the color you want from the palette, or use the properties window that appears on the screen immediately after drawing the shape.

If you want to insert text in the logo, set the font and size of the wording from the drop-down menus located at the top and recall the text tool pressing the “T.”Found in the toolbar located on the left. Then click where you want to insert the text and replace the example words with the text you want to add to the logo.

If you want, you can also apply special effects to your writing. To do this, right-click on the text layer in the box at the bottom right and select the item Blending options … from the menu that appears. In the window that appears, you can apply many effects to your writing (eg. trace to add colored borders, external glow for a glowing effect, etc.) by simply placing the check mark next to their names, located on the left sidebar.

If necessary, you can change the characteristics of the effect you have chosen to use using the buttons and menus located on the right (remember to press the button OK to save the changes made). When you are satisfied with the result, select the item Save with name from the menu File Photoshop and export your logo in PNG or GIFto keep the background transparent.

I remind you that there is also one online version of Photoshop usable for free on all major browsers with Adobe Flash Player support (I told you about it in another article, remember?). Unfortunately, however, it does not integrate tools suitable for creating logos.

A valid alternative to this service is represented by Photopea, a free online photo editor (developed by third parties) which, on the other hand, includes tools suitable for the purpose. For more information about how it works, read the in-depth study dedicated to sites to edit photos.

Create a logo with Photoshop on smartphones and tablets

Are you going to make a logo with Photoshop by acting from smartphone or tablet? And what’s the problem ?! Thanks to the app Adobe Photoshop Mixavailable for free download for both Android that for iOS, it is possible to do this quite simply (although, for obvious reasons, this app is much more limited than its desktop counterpart). Let’s find out together how to best use it.

After installing and starting Photoshop Mix on your smartphone or tablet, press the button Sign in and create your free Adobe account by registering with your email address. If you already have an account, log in by pressing the button Log inor log in with your accounts Facebook or Google.

Once logged in, press the button (+)tap the button Custom workspacefill in the text fields Width And Height to choose the size of the work area and tap the button Create. Then, press the button (+) located on the right and add a level by tapping on the item Color and choosing the color you prefer to use.

Although there is no function that allows you to add a shape directly, it is possible to obtain it using the tool Shape. Then tap on the latter (at the bottom of the screen), press on the item Form located at the bottom and then again on the item Form placed on the sidebar located on the left, select one of the available geometric shapes (circle, squareetc.), draw it on the work area and tap the button (✓)in order to save the changes made.

To add other elements, such as text, press the button again (+) located on the right, tap on the item Textpresses on the voice Touch to edit and write the sentence you want to appear in the logo. To change the format then press the appropriate button at the bottom of the Photoshop Mix screen and customize the fontthe dimension of the written, the color and so on.

When finished, tap the button Share at the top right and select one of the save / share options from those available. Did you see that it wasn’t that complicated to make a logo with Photoshop on mobile?