In this tutorial you are going to learn how to make a simple, modern logo that you can use in your future projects. The logo itself is very simple to make but after the basic shape is created you can easily add your own unique quirks (gradients, drop shadows etc) to make the logo truly your own.
OK, first we are going to start with the easiest part of all. Use the text tool and create some simple text for your logo. In this example we are going to use the text “tutorialblog.org” but obviously you will be using the text for your chosen project.
Tip: Make sure throughout this entire tutorial you don’t rasterize the layer that the text is on. This is so that if you ever want to use the same logo for another project or want to change the text slightly you will be able to without any hassle.
Select the elliptical marquee tool and create an oval shape over your newly created text. Make a new layer and fill in this new selection. You have now created the base shape for your logo.
Grab the selection that you have just made and move the marquee tool down slightly like interacted below. Then, hit delete.
Now is the time you can start tweaking the logo that you have. Try different colors, experiment with drop shadows and gradients. You can also play around with different base shapes and create some truly unique styles.