Learn How to Easily Make a Simple but Professional Logo following this less is more approach to design using free tools while avoiding the most common design mistakes like trying to do too much, sacrificing legibility for no good reason, and weird sizing.
Tutorial – How to Easily Make a Simple but Professional Logo
The most common mistakes made when designing a logo are trying to do too much, sacrificing legibility for no good reason, and weird sizing. Trust me when I tell you that you can’t go wrong with a ‘less is more’ approach to designing your logo. Keep in mind that fonts are created by professionals so it’s fair to say that a text-only logo was professionally designed. So that’s what we’re going to do.
Step 1: Go to Google Drawings
Step 2: Go to ‘File > Page Setup’ and change the Page Setup to Custom, Pixels 300 x 100. (Example)
Step 3: Press the Text Tool and draw a text box the full size of the art board. (Example)
Step 4: Type your company name into the text box.
Step 5: Format by selecting the font you like, resizing to fill the whole width or height, & change the text color to white.
Step 6: Download your file as a PNG by going to ‘File > Download > PNG’
Congratulations. You now have a simple and useful logo. There is another step though. You’ve now got your Retina sized logo but you’ll also need a regular sized logo. So let’s resize it now.