How to Make a Logo

Creating a logo for your website is an important step in establishing your brand identity. While some designers may prefer to keep their techniques a secret, we believe that everyone should have access to the tools and knowledge necessary to create a great logo.

In this guide, we will walk you through the process of designing a logo for your website, step-by-step. Whether you have experience in design or not, you’ll be able to create a professional-looking logo that accurately represents your brand. Here’s what you will learn:

When it comes to logo design, there are two main categories: those made with a special font and those that incorporate a unique shape or symbol alongside the font. Adding a shape to your logo can help convey the essence of your brand or website, making it more expressive and memorable.

To give you an idea, some of the most recognizable online brands have successfully incorporated a shape in their logo, such as

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether you want to include a shape or not. Consider what kind of message you want your logo to convey and how you want it to represent your brand or website.

To give you an example, let’s say we’re creating a logo for a virtual website called “Smarthousefuture“. This website sells devices that turn an ordinary house into a smart house, so we want a logo that reflects that idea.

We’ve decided to go with a logo that includes a name and a shape. Specifically, we want to include a gable shape on top of the name, which will help to convey the idea of a smart house.

Step 2: Download the Right Tools

Here is a list of the tools needed:

To make use of custom shapes, they must be installed into Photoshop as follows:

1. Open Photoshop. On the left side, click with your right mouse on the square shape and select Custom Shape Tool.

Select Custom Shape Tool in Photoshop.

2. On the top, next to Shape, open the Custom Shape Picker.

Open Custom Shape Picker in Photoshop.

3. Click on the wheel, then Load Shapes.

Load shapes in Photoshop.

4. Search where you downloaded the file, select it, and click Load.

Select the file with .csh extension and click Load.

Custom shapes have been successfully installed.

Step 3: Draw and Edit the Logo

1. Let's Start With Drawing the Shape

Using the newly installed custom shapes, let’s draw a house, then edit it so to keep the roof only.

1. Open Photoshop
2. On the top left, click File and then New.

Open a new document in Photoshop.

3. In the new window, set the width to 700 and the height to 350, then click OK.

Set width and height in Photoshop.

4. On the left side, click Custom Shape Tool, then on the top open the Custom Shape Picker, and find a shape that represents a house, and select it.

Search for a shape that represents a house in Custom Shape Picker.

5. In the top, next to Fill, choose any color other than white.

Choose another color, for example red.

6. To draw the shape, just click on shift + left button of your mouse, the more you drag the mouse, the more the shape gets bigger. Here’s the result.

Draw the house in Photoshop.

7. Now it’s time to delete everything except the roof. To do this, be sure that the layer of the created shape is selected.

Select the layer in Photoshop.

8. On the left side, with the right button of your mouse, click on Lasso Tool and select Polygonal Lasso Tool.

Choose Polygonal Lasso Tool in Photoshop.

9. With Polygonal Lasso Tool select the house, except the roof just like in the picture below:

Select everything except the roof, Photoshop.

10. On your keyboard, Click Del to delete the selected part.


We have successfully edited the custom shape, the next step is to write the name of the website and adjust it under the roof.

2. Let's Now Draw the Name

1. On the left side, click on Horizontal Type Tool, then on the top, select the font and its size.

select a font in Photoshop.

2. Click on the white space under the roof and then type the name of the website.

The created logo in Photoshop.

3. You can also adjust the website name or the roof by clicking on them and displacing them with your mouse.

3. Let's Customize the Colors

With gradient, colors will look great, here is how to do it in Photoshop.

On the right side, double-click the layer of the roof.

Double click the layer to see the options.

2. A new window will appear, activate Gradient Overlay, and click on the color next to Gradient. A new window will appear, select the third Preset and pick two varieties of the same color. The varieties should be very close to each other. See the following picture.

Set Gradient Overlay to get a more than one variety of the same color.

As you can see, I’ve chosen the Blue Ocean.

The color on the left side looks a little bit darker than that in the right side.

In this tutorial, I decided to use only one color for both the shape and the font.

Here’s the final result:

Here's how the logo looks now.

Step 4: Save the Logo

A professional logo should be versatile and adaptable to different backgrounds. To achieve this, you need to save your logo in a format that supports transparency, such as PNG.

To remove the background of your logo, just select the layer of background and hit delete. Save your logo with a transparent background as a PNG file.

This way, your logo will blend seamlessly with any website background, whether it’s white, black, or any other color. By following these steps, you can create a professional-looking logo that represents your brand and captures your audience’s attention.

1. On the right side, with the right button of your mouse, click on the layer of the background, then with the left button, click on Delete Layer.

important step: delete the background of the logo.

2. Click on File then Save.
3. Next to File Name type the name of your logo, in the drop-down next to Format, select PNG and click Save.

save the file as .png in Photoshop.

The logo is now ready to be used!

You can now save many copies for many purposes with different sizes: for your website, Facebook profile, Twitter profile, etc.

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