Creating Company Logo

BEFORE beginning open Adobe Bridge. Go to your main folder (click on your folder in the Favorites area on the right). Once there make a new folder called Logo.

When you are finished with this assignment you should have 3 files of the same logo in your Logo folder:

  • Company Logo.PSD
  • Black Logo.PNG
  • White Logo.PNG

If you want. At the end will be instructions for how to make your logo in color.


Part I – Getting Started

1. Open Photoshop. Once open choose File > New (Ctrl+N) input the following:

  • Width – 7 Inches
  • Height – 5 Inches
  • Resolution – 300
  • Background Contents – Transparent

2. Choose File > Save as

3. Change the Format type to PSD

3. Save this file to your Logo folder with the name Logo or My Logo

 

Designing

4. Using the Photoshop Tools, Palettes, etc. create your photography logo.

5. When designing the logo use ONLY Black as your ONLY color. No others. So when your done it should be Black logo on gray & white checkerboard background.

6. Once finished designing use the Crop tool (C) to crop out any extra space around your logo design.

7. After cropping choose File > Save.

 

Now Saving Other PNG Files

8. Once finished with your Logo choose File > Save as.

9. Change the file type to PNG.

10. Save this file to your Logo folder with the name Black Logo.

 

Part II – Making a White Logo Version

 

1. Open your Logo PSD version into Adobe Photoshop.

2. At this time you should see your logo just as you designed.

Next you will be adding Color Overlay from the Layer Style area.

3. Choose Layer > Layer Style > Color Overlay

4. Make the following settings:

  • Blend Mode – Normal
  • Click the color box (might be black box)
  • When the Color Picker opens change the # (pound or hashtag) are at the bottom to fff
  • No click OK on the Color Picker window.
  • And click OK on the Layer Style window.

If you have more than one layer repeat steps 3 & 4 for each layer.

5. Once finished adding color choose File > Save.

6. Once finished choose File > Save as.

7. Change the file type to PNG. Save the file as White Logo

 

Part III – Uploading to Flickr

 

1. Upload your Black Logo PNG to your Flickr account.

2. Now that both file has been uploaded to Flickr you will be placing your logo into a Flickr group.

Click here to get to the Flickr group.

3. Join the group.

4. Add your logo design to the group.

 


Part IV – Making a Color Logo Version

 

1. Open your Logo PSD version into Adobe Photoshop.

2. At this time you should see your logo just as you designed.

Next you will be adding Color Overlay from the Layer Style area.

3. Choose Layer > Layer Style > Color Overlay

4. Make the following settings:

  • Blend Mode – Normal
  • Click the color box (might be black box)
  • When the Color Picker opens select the color you desire.
  • No click OK on the Color Picker window.
  • And click OK on the Layer Style window.

If you have more than one layer repeat steps 3 & 4 for each layer.
YES you can more than one color — Maximum is 3

5. Once finished adding color choose File > Save.

6. Once finished choose File > Save as.

7. Change the file type to PNG. Save the file as Color Company Logo