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Making a logo and a quick graphic design element
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By Jeka !
Published on 02/8/2010
 
Making a logo Making a logo and a quick graphic design element.
Welcome in making a logo and a quick graphic design element tutorial. In this tutorial we'll practice how to make logos - combine them with colors and little details and of course to select proper font styles for all this madness.

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Zoe, hello once again and welcome in making a logo and a quick graphic design element tutorial. In this tutorial we'll practice how to make logos - combine them with colors and little details and of course to select proper font styles for all this madness.


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So create a document - the size Is not so important- just try to select the proper combination between PC (hardware), the document dimensions and the speed while you working.

So with me speed and Core 2 Duo, 2 GB ram - I often choose something like this.

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So the first step will be the creation of something like background - because white is too bright.

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This is how I did it this time - very quickly! I've created a fast tone with big diameter brush.

Then I've applied texture filter along with motion blur filter:

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The result I've got is this:

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Then it is some text work:

So the first thing I always do is I choose some king of non Classic (web) font to apply some layer styles.

Here is my font line:

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I will do 2 lines with different fonts.

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See my layer styles on the first one:

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Here is the overall effect

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The food thing that you can do this - you can change the letters and the layer style will be there too: you can also copy the layer styles and even paint and design with it.

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So back to business: change some characters. I just like to put a dot along with letter L:

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Oh yes: you can also change the fonts and the style will be there too:

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I think I just found the font I was searching for:

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Now all the web 2.0 conception consists of glows, reflections, saturated highlights and shadows I think. So this is why we'll just select some areas and drop even more highlights: use white to transparency gradient.

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I also changed the layout of what was dots some time ago ) .

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As you can see I'm already setting up the style for second line:

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Here is the font I'm using here:

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Here are the other fonts I'm couple more fonts.

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Some elements with the brushes maybe:

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Zoom in zoom out: watch it carefully - the compositing moment of truth. Seams OK!

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Some deco: very easy: just watch the pictures.

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And this is it.

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Try to stay in web 2.0 style. I hope you were just exited reading it as I doing it. See you next with even more PS and other applications tutorials next time on eyesontutorials.com