Are you finding easy steps to design Business Logo? It can be very tough if you’re designing logo first time using Photoshop. Photoshop is a complex software program used by professional in various designing works. Logo Design is the first step in building a business and also an exercise in narration. Our Designers love designing logos from scratch, and have created a variety ranging from identities for small businesses and charities, to personal portfolio work. You can easily make a professional quality logo by using some of the basic Photoshop tools. There are some techniques which are helpful to design company logo using Photoshop. We will use Adobe Photoshop CS6 for this tutorial.
Step by Step Designing Business Logo Using Photoshop
Step 1: Create a New Document
Go to File -> New, or press CTRL+N in Photoshop. Select the appropriate width and height for your design. I like to have a large enough canvas to work with – around 1200px width and 800px height. You can always change canvas size later as your website.
Step 2: Create the Basic Shape
We’re going to use the ‘Pen’ tool to create our shapes. It’s the pen shaped icon on the toolbox to the left.
Now create a new layer. Name it Shape 1. Select the pen tool, select ‘shape’ in the tool properties at the top. Choose a bright red color for the fill (I used #asidf0).
It’s useful to switch on the grid while drawing. Go to View -> Show -> Grid, or press CTRL + ‘. Create the shape as shown below:
For the second shape, instead of drawing it from scratch, we can simply duplicate the Shape 1 layer and flip it horizontally.
Select the current shape in the layers window on the right. Right click on it and select ‘Duplicate Layer’. Name the new layer Shape 2 you want.
Now select the duplicate layer, go to Edit -> Transform Path -> Flip Horizontal
You should have the following shape now:
Drag it over to the right so that it overlaps the first shape perfectly as shown in the images above.
Step 3: Change Colors
Since we want to create an overlapping ‘Origami’ like effect, we will make one of our shape layers slightly darker in color to give the impression of depth.
Double-click on the Shape 2 thumbnail in the Layers window. The color selection pane should pop-up.
Select a slightly darker shade of red. I choose #b00208
While you’re at it, drag the Shape 1 layer on top of the Shape 2 layer in the Layers window as well, such that Shape 2 appears to be behind Shape 1.
Step 4: Creating the Shadow
Duplicate the Shape 1 layer as described above. Name it Shadow Layer Change the color of this new layer to black (#000). Go to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur. Choose a radius of 2.65 pixels. Your image should look like this now:
Now drag the Shadow Layer underneath Shape 1 in the Layers window. Right click on Shadow Layer and select ‘Create Clipping Mask’
Your image logo should now have the nice shadow effect.
Step 5: Add the Text
We’ll now add text to our logo. Unfortunately, the default Windows font selection isn’t exactly too great. So instead of using tired, stale fonts like Arial, we’ll head over to Google Fonts and download a bunch of new, modern fonts.
For this project, I recommend downloading Raleway. This is just a personal preference though. You can choose any one of the hundreds of free fonts on Google Fonts. Some of my personal favorites are:
- Open Sans
Step 6: Add a Background Gradient
Click the ‘Create New Fill or Adjustment Layer’ button at the bottom of the Layers Window.
Choose ‘Gradient’. In the window that pops up, select ‘Radial’ under Style. Make sure to check the ‘Reverse’ option at the bottom.
Now, double click on the gradient color in the window. The gradient edit window will pop up. Play around with the colors and settings for a while until you find something you like.
Designing a logo takes a lot more than learning a few Photoshop techniques. We have tried our best to help you to make your Logo. If you get any issues while following the above guide then feel free to ask us any question in comments. Our engineers will solve it as soon as possible. Share this guide with your friends to help them also.