A couple of weeks ago I was asked by someone how to add a logo to your photos. There are actually two ways of doing this in Photoshop and I'll teach you both! Some of you may not need this but might be interested in learning something new! Unfortunately I am only teaching it on Photoshop
. It's a very simple trick, so I'm going to literally walk you through it. Cane and all.
Let's start with MAKING a logo! A very simple one of course.
: Open Photoshop > Select File
When the box pops up, make sure to select Custom
on the Preset
tab (where I circled below). Then set your measurement to inches
and use the following sizes:
Keep in mind that for the resolution
I put 300
dpi. We won't go into details, just realize that when creating a logo from scratch you NEED a high DPI in order for you to keep a high quality logo when it is being re-sized. It basically allows you to keep a high
resolution when you are transferring it to high
resolution photos.Step 2
: Select the text
tool (button with letter T) > select a special font
> add it to your canvas. Increase the size until it fits nicely width
I selected the font Vivaldi
for this example. It's a very pretty font but a little cheesy too :)
Anyway, after you have chosen your size to fit your canvas, select your crop tool
and crop tightly around your text so you don't have a lot of white space. Basically, it goes from looking like this:
And now we can take this two ways.VERSION 1
of turning this into a logo: Turn it into a BRUSH!
Go to Select
> ALL. Then select Edit
> Define Brush Preset
Then name the brush:
And that's it! You can now open a photo on Photoshop, select your brush
tool, find your watermark/logo, and use it on your photo as any color or size! It's literally a click and
you can change the color.
This was obviously a very small and easy way to create a logo. Hopefully you learned a trick or two! BUT, what if you hired a designer to create a logo for you?! That's awesome! However, now we need to show you how to place that already-made-logo on your photos. Stick around for part 2.
If you have any problems while trying this out or questions -- send me an email! I'll be writing a few tutorials every other week, so if there's anything you'd like to learn that I might be able to teach you -- ask away!! I was thinking of writing a tutorial on "I have an SLR -- now what?!"