Logo graphics can be useful in marketing yourself to the world and putting a personal ‘stamp’ of sorts on your work. In this photo-tutorial I will be guiding you through how to make a simple graphic on photoshop like the one above; of course this can be altered to suit any need! If you have any questions or need any more resources regarding this tutorial, don’t hesitate to contact me!
I like to use dafont.com to find fonts for my graphics, the one I decided on for this tutorial is mustardo – and to download you simply click the font you like and then the download button on the top right hand corner! This will appear as a zip (on macs) and you will then click on that and this is what your screen will look like. Click on the preview of the font e.g. in this example it is the ‘Ag’ thumbnail, and ‘install font.’ This will automatically save the font to your photoshop for future use!
Next you will open an image you would like to use as the background of your graphic logo, I used one of my own photographs of the beach and added this psd to it. This is what it looks like before you add the font.
I decided to use the title for this site as my logo title, however you could use anything. To add a font to your background image, click on the ‘[T]’ icon in the tools bar and it will allow you to type wherever you click in the photo. In order to enlarge this, you must go to edit -> transform -> scale and resize it to the size you like. Then, highlight your logo and search in the toolbar the name of the font you just downloaded and adjust the colour and size to your interests.
You may like to add a ‘drop shadow’ to your font to make it stand out more, for my logo I adjusted the drop shadow to black to outline my font, and added an outer glow in white. This is done by locating the small ‘fx’ icon in the bottom right of your photoshop. It looks like this. You can then click on the options and adjust the font to stand out however you like!
I hope you found this tutorial useful, if you would like any more don’t hesitate to let me know on twitter or via email!