Custom Logo Design a very simple but creative process. Every blogger, website owner, and every small business need a brand identity such as Logo, Visiting Card, Unique Letter Pad and much more. I explain some killer tips to create a perfect logo. We use Photoshop to make a unique logo.
Adobe Photoshop is the best software to design a logo.
You can also save a PSD version for your logo for modify it anytime without doing hard work. It’s an example of smart work rather than hard work.
Every designer has a different method to make a brand identity. So you can use your own brain after learning it. You need to care something before designing a logo.
The concept of logo design process is very simple. You can go with basic and after that go to advance section to learn to create an awesome logo.
Types of Logo
The logo has a six different type. You can choose first your logotype before start to design a logo. Here is a logo design style that you choose from
- Flat Logo Design
- Simple Logo Design
- Branded Logo Design
- Creative Logo Design
- Letter Logo Design
- Alphabetical Logo Design
Rules of Best Logo Design
You need to follow some simple logo designing rule to build a better logo.
- Drawing your logo with pen or pencil on a white paper.
- Drawing at least 15 logos.
- Modify if necessary.
- Design simple or flat logo.
- Make sure your logo color match with your business or your website theme.
Take a reference of Modern Logo Design
Before Start to design a logo, You can take some reference to completely understand Logo Design Process. Every Popular Branded Logo is so simple but its seem too creative.
Reference will help your brain to generate some logo ideas.
Actually, simplicity is better than boring design.
For Example, Branded logo design such as Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and Micromax Logo is very simple but its completely describe brands.
So, you can think twice before starting logo design.
Here is some cool logo design example.
Focus on Designing
After understanding Logo Design process, You need to focus on designing. You can hold your pen and paper and try to design 20 to 30 logo. After that select one unique logo and work on it. For Example, I draw 20 logos for my TechShiny blog and after that, I choose one logo for my blog and create the design in photoshop.
Design icon in Photoshop
So we can create a TechShiny logo in PhotoShop. After the tutorial is complete, you will able to create any type of Logo.
- For Logo, the First very important thing is creating a logo icon. You can create an icon by drawing, mixing the picture or use Photoshop custom shapes.
- You can find custom shape just after text type tool in Photoshop toolbox. See the below image for more detail and expiration.
- After select custom shapes, you can go to option bar that you found on top. In this bar, you can find shapes box and click on it. You will find some icon.
- Now you can click on right side arrow. You will find many options in this section, you can click on all. Now all icons are available.
- If you will not find your desired icon in Photoshop custom shapes. So you can download more custom shapes.
- After download more Photoshop custom shapes, Click on the custom shaped icon, after that click on the arrow that you will find on right side. After that click on load custom shapes and upload here.
- If you’re not satisfied with custom shape icon, then choose alphabet icon. For this, you need some unique and modern font. You can download some unique font to create alphabetical unique, modern, fresh and branded logo.
- After Download fonts, you can copy all fonts and go to c: /window/font and paste it here.
- Now, Write your alphabetical name in Photoshop new document, for example, I write TS for my blog logo.
- Now select TS and choose the right font for your brand design. You can invest some time before choose font and choose a great font.
- After that select icon color based on your business or your blog theme. For example, if your business belongs to health then choose Green color or if your business is related to facebook marketing then choose a blue color. For perfect logo icon, the color combination must be related to your business.
Key point of Logo Design
After creating and designating icon, the next thing is designing a letter. Designing the letter is very simple. You need to care something for designing text for the logo.
- You text design is creative but not over creative.
- Your text design is not blurred.
- Use Latest Font.
4.Choose Perfect color combination.
After properly understand above four points. You can create a better logo for your brand or business.
Here is a step by step guide to creating a logo
Give Colors to Your Logo
- Write your business name in Photoshop New document.
- Set your text size.
- Now choose the color for your logo. Make sure, you follow the color combination rules for your logo.
- You can also choose multicolor for your logo, it depends on your business.
5.For example, I choose the red color for the logo because blog theme is red and the color is suited for my blog and logo.
Add Background if Necessary
The background is necessary for only 5% logo. If you want to your logo more creative, you can add the background to your logo, depend on your logo design.
- Select your logo by any selection tools.
- Go to file menu and create a new document.
- After that, a dialog box will open.
- You can insert width 500 Pixel, Height 500 Pixel and Resolution 300 or higher. Actually Logo size and resolution are very important to create an HD logo.
- Download Background image on Google or use Photoshop gradient tools or pattern to create a perfect background for your logo. After that, you apply your background on a new document.
6.Now copy your logo paste it here.
Choose the Right format for your Logo
This is very important part of your logo designing process. Many formats available but two image formats are very popular. First is JPEG and second is PNG Image format. You can use any format for your logo but mostly logo designer tell the PNG format is better than any other image format. I describe these two formats in detail here.
- JPEG Format Image: JPEG format is very high quality and big in size. But you cannot save transparent logo with JPEG file format.
- PNG Format: Mostly Designer including me recommends saving the logo in PNG Format. Because PNG format is known for the transparent image file. For save your logo in transparent, follow the below guideline
- Go to file menu and click New, after that a dialog box open with many functions such as document size, mode, width, height,
4.You can see White, Background color, and transparent section. You can just simple tick on transparent and choose your desired document size and click ok.
5.Now select your logo only not your background and paste on the new transparent document.
6.Now go to file menu and click on save as a save as dialogue box will open. After that choose PNG format and save your transparent logo.
I explain some key point to create a better logo
A branded and unique logo is very important for your business.
Brand identity is not completed without unique logo that represents your brand. You can easily create any type of professional logo with this tutorial. So stops hiring logo designers and create and design your own logo with Photoshop. If enjoy the article share it with your social media friends.
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