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Logo Creation tutorial with Photoshop

As a rule, ever since I joined Adobe I’ve always kept an eye out on all kinds of design, content, video, etc.  I’m always looking at it to not only admire (or sometimes deride) the design, but to figure out how it was done. Today’s tutorial is one such example that beginners and intermediate Photoshop users will enjoy.

Last week, I saw something in the New York subway from a radio station and I literally thought, "This would be a cool tutorial for people."  So, here you go.

Here’s the PSD file (somewhat large) and a PDF with the step-by-step instructions.

MEGA download

As an aside, I typed this on a flight down to Atlanta and I received for Christmas a pair of the Bose Quiet Comfort headphones and gave them a spin on the flight down. They are EXCELLENT! Not only do they sound excellent, but they come with a variety of connectors for the mobile business person including airline headphone connectors.  The sound deadening function works terrific and I was surprised how much ambient sound there really was in the airplane!  The size of them while manageable is not the best, but hey, you can’t have everything!  They will be accompanying me on all of my flights from now on!


I need some logo creative tutorials

[DR – Ahh Brian, so do I!! The fact is that logo creation is done mostly with Illustrator because of it’s vector nature. I’m currently trying to learn some more things on Illustrator myself and hope to start posting some tutorials in over the next year. That being said, it’s all about having the time to do it. So, for the time being, you’ll have to look elsewhere on the Adobe blogs and Adobe TV for all things Illustrator!]

Thanks for answering my question regarding the file size issue. It just does not seem to work for me, I downloaded the file, the zipfile was not size zero, then I used Winzip to extract the files, all I got were zero sized files. Could you please send me as email attachment, I would really appreciate this if you can.
Again, thanks for putting up this for us.


[DR – Wes, how can I do any less for a person who takes the time to download the content! 😉 I’ve uploaded it to an Adobe service called Share – http://share.adobe.com which you can try for free. Here’s a URL for you to download the PDF and the PSD separately.

Instructions PDF:

Mega Mega PSD file:

Hopefully, this’ll take care of you. Cheers, DR]

Thanks for putting up things like this for us, those like me trying to learn how to use Photoshop and other Adobe tools. But I have problem open this zip file on Windows platform, all files show zero size and can not be opened. Is it a platform issue? Are these files for Mac? If you could, please put up an version for Windows? It will be very much appreciated.

[DR – Can’t imagine there being a problem. I downloaded the file myself and everything is there. Look at your settings and make sure the download is greater than 0k and if not, we’ll figure out a way to get it to you.

The files were originally created for Mac, but the .PSD extension of Photoshop will open on either Mac or PC with absolutely no changes and 100% accuracy.

Thanks for your comments and support!]

You shall never create a logo in photoshop. You should do it in vectors (Illustrator, CorelDraw, Freehand)

[DR – Comet, I agree in general, but some people are not comfortable with Illustrator and you can certainly do a logo in PSD if you know what you’re doing. That’s why I did the tutorial in PSD (Plus I’m more comfortable in Photoshop as well!) Perhaps I can recreate the logo in Illustrator as an exercise to myself and the audience. Thanks for your comment.]

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