Photoshop lets you make vector logos or graphics for photo watermark or as a way to establish the visual identity of a business. As the program has many design features, it is possible to create the logo in different ways. The following tutorial teaches you how to make a logo in Photoshop with the pen tool or brush. Check out the walkthrough to know the best process for making your logo in Photoshop.
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How to logo in Photoshop with the pen tool
The advantage of making a logo using the pen tool is that it is vectorized and can therefore be resized without any loss in image quality.
Step 1. Open a new document in Adobe Photoshop and erase the bottom of the layer by selecting Ctrl + A and then "Delete". Then create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and paste a reference image to the logo. Then access the Pen Tool from the left toolbar;
Open your reference image and click the pen tool. Photo: Reproduction / Mariana Coutinho
Step 2. Add one more layer to the file. Then use the pen tool to mark outlines of the shape of the reference image. If you mark any points out of place, press the Ctrl key and hold Alt to adjust the outline;
Reference image outlined with pen tool Photo: Reproduction / Mariana Coutinho
Step 4. After adjusting all shape contours, press the "Shape" option at the top of the screen and select the "Fill" option to choose the fill color of the picture. At this point, you can hide the layer with the reference image as it will no longer be used;
Filling in the image formed with the pen tool Photo: Reproduo / Mariana Coutinho
Step 5. With the pen tool selected, right-click on the picture and choose the "Free Transform Path" option and freely change the size;
Resize the picture Photo: Reproduction / Mariana Coutinho
Step 6. After positioning the picture, select the text tool and choose the desired font. Write your brand name and position the text along the image as you wish.
Select the text tool and choose font Photo: Reproduo / Mariana Coutinho
Ready! Be sure to save the logo in PSD format so you can edit it in the future, and also in PNG so the background is transparent.
Example of simple logo created with pen tool in Adobe Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Mariana Coutinho
How to logo in Photoshop with the brush tool
Another way to create your logo with the brush tool. This way is much less laborious, but it requires that you already have some brushes installed on your PC.
Step 1. Select the brush tool from the left bar;
Select the brush tool Photo: Reproduo / Mariana Coutinho
Step 2. Choose the desired brush and set the tool as shown in the image below. Remember to keep the "opacity" and "flow" options at 100%. Once set, the brush shadow appears on the cursor and just click on the editable area to stamp the file. In this case, we use the brush twice with different colors, blue and green;
Brush tool settings Photo: Reproduction / Mariana Coutinho
You can also add text to the logo, as in the previous walkthrough.
Example of logo made with brush tool in Photoshop Photo: Reproduo / Mariana Coutinho