Creating a logo for your website may not be a tough task for you. But, creating a meaningful, attractive and professional logo for your website may need several day’s effort. Most of the bloggers use Photoshop to design the logo for their websites or blogs.
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are very popular in designing logos. But, these software’s are not required to create a unique logo for your website or blog.
Maybe you are a blogger, and you don’t know how to work with Photoshop. Then how can you create a logo without Photoshop? Don’t worry, this article is for you! I’m going to teach you how to create a logo without using Photoshop or Illustrator.
What is a logo? Why is it necessary?
A logo represents the identity of your website. If you want to stand-out your website from others, you should have a unique and creative logo design.
The visitors or the customers can quickly find out your website niche by simply viewing your logo, and it has the power to help your visitors memorize your website name.
Take a look at some famous website logos:
Another advantage is that we can use our logo as a profile picture for various social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, etc.
Best Software for Designing Logos
I’m using this professional logo making software called Sothink Logo Maker for creating website logos. From my experience, I can say that this is an excellent software for designing website logos quickly.
Features of Sothink Logo Maker
- Easy to install and upgrade.
- Easy-to-work user interface.
- Simple and handy tools.
- Ability to import images and flash files.
- Hundreds of customizable clip art from various categories.
- Huge collection of fonts.
- Can easily export logo in PNG or JPEG.
- Able to export the logo in a transparent background.
How To Create A Logo Without Using Photoshop?
Now follow these simple and easy to understand steps for creating a logo without using Photoshop or Illustrator:
Download and install Sothink Logo Maker Pro.
You can choose a predefined template. You are free to edit those templates to make your logo. But I won’t recommend that because we need to make a unique logo for our website.
So, let’s make our unique logo design. All you have to do is click on the top left corner button of the Sothink brand logo, and choose “New Blank Project”.
Change the logo dimension by going to the top “Config” tab. From there you can set a custom dimension for your logo.
Brainstorm and use your creativity to create a Professional and attractive logo for your website.
To use the clipart, you have to go to the right sidebar area (Resource Section).
You can click and drag a clipart image to the editing area. After that, you can resize that clipart as you need. It is also possible to change the color of it.
Creating Text And Changing Fonts
Click on “Add Text” in the “Home” tab. You can see that a sample text appeared in the editing area. Double click on the sample text to change the text.
If you want to change the font style of your text, choose a font style from the top “Home” tab area. There are many varieties of fonts are listed for your needs.
Note: All your system fonts will also be listed in there. If you want to use your custom font, just install that font on your computer and restart Sothink Logo Maker. You can see that the new font is available on the list.
Importing Custom Images
You can easily import the custom image to your logo by using “Import/Export” tab. Just drag, resize or rotate the imported image as you wish.
Shapes are one of the important factors in logo design. The shapes can transform into fantastic logos.
In Sothink Logo Maker; you can draw custom shapes like Round, Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Star and many predefined shapes. All you have to do is to go to “Home” –> Add Shapes.
Applying Colors To The Text
Without colors, your logo can’t be attractive. You can add colors to the text or shapes by choosing the desired color from the bottom “color choosing area.” Please Check the video for more details.
Sothink Logo Maker allows you to apply some effects like Shadows, reflections or blurring effects. To use these effects to your logo, just go to the “Effects” area, which you can be able to find on the left-hand side of the work-area.
Exporting The Logo
You can export your logo as JPEG or PNG by using “Import/Export” tab. If you want to export your logo in a transparent background, then choose “Transparent Background’ while exporting logo.
Note: For better logo quality, choose PNG format while exporting the final logo.
Saving Your Design Project
Saving your logo design project is crucial. So, I strongly recommend you to save your project before closing the software. By saving your project, you can quickly redesign, or you can make some changes in future on your existing logo design.
For saving your project, Click on the top “Sothink Logo Button” and choose “Save As” option.
Bingo!! Now you have successfully created a professional looking logo for your website without using Photoshop or Illustrator! For more details take a look at my tutorial video:
I hope, this tutorial will help you in creating a logo for your website. If you have any issues or queries, feel free to submit a comment here. And please don’t forget to subscribe to WebWacko’s post updates.