How To Make Your Own Logo For Free Even If You Don't Know Anything About Design
Hiring a professional designer to create a logo for you may be out of the question when you are an entrepreneur or a small business owner who is just starting out.
What if I told you that it is possible to create a logo yourself, without paying a dime even if you don’t know anything about design? Sound too good to be true? Well, think again, because that is exactly what you are going to learn today.
Grab your favourite beverage, and get ready to take action. Your business logo is just a few minutes from coming to life.
When creating a logo yourself for free you have two options: use a DIY tool such as LogoScopic Studio, Hatchful or even Canva, or use a bit of your creativity and free online tools to create one from scratch. We are going to focus on the second option (it’s easy, I promise).
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1-COME UP WITH AN IDEA
Before opening any online tool, you need to have a general idea about the design of your logo. What does your ideal logo look like? Is it text-based or does it have an image? What colour is it? What shape is it? How will it fit in with your overall brand? Answer these questions before moving on
2-SELECT YOUR SPECIAL FONT AND IMAGES
This is the fun part. Choose a free font from DaFont or 1001 Free Fonts that translates your ideal logo into reality. They have a database full of fonts sorted by type (script, serif, rounded, dotted), look (Chinese, Mexican, Russian) and theme (Halloween, western, ancient, horror).
For instance, if you run an organic product business, you can choose the ‘Organic Food’ font. Nothing stops you from mixing and matching fonts as well, just make sure that they complement each other.Once you have made your decision, just download the font on your computer.
If you intend on using an image as part of your logo, you can download free, stock images and icons from Unsplash or Icons8. Colours, sizes and styles are all customizable. Again, once you have selected the one you want, just click download to save.
3- USE PIXLR TO CREATE YOUR LOGO
It’s now time to put your logo together. Pixlr is a completely free Photoshop alternative that you can use right from your browser. Once you open it, click on design a new image and change the dimensions to 160 x 160 pixels, which is the standard website logo size. Remember to make it transparent so that you can use the image you create on various backgrounds.
In the space provided, create your logo. Click on the letter T on the left-hand side (the Type Tool) to add your special font. Play with the positioning of the letters or simply write the name of your business in full.
To add the image or icon you downloaded, click on Layer, then Open Image As Layer. If you want to resize it, click on Edit and Free Transform. And there you go! You just created your company’s logo for free!
Your logo is the focal point of your brand identity. When creating one, you need to ensure that it is scalable down the road as your business grow.
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