Logo Design and Photoshop Tutorial
How To make Your Logo Pop in Photoshop Tutorial
By BR Hughes
Need to make your logo Pop out and say something? If your logo is boring or needs some magic added to it Tech Operative computer services in Whitefish can help. There are many ways to achieve this in Adobe Photoshop In this tutorial, we’ll demonstrate how to create the following nice looking Glossy Emblem Text Effect with Adobe Photoshop in 4 simple steps.
With just one text layer and a few layer styles you can have yourself a deliciously glossy emblem text effect in no time. Since the entire effect is done on a vector text layer, you’ll be free to change the font face or letters to suit your needs and still retain all of its styling. As a final touch, we’ll add a simple shadow to give it some perspective and realism.
Open up Photoshop and set canvas size to 700×500. For this example I’m using a dark perforated material as my background. You can construct this by cutting patterns of circles from the background then adding a slight bevel.
Next, lay out your type. I’m using black Trajan, 425px in size to cover most of our area. A couple of letters will do for now.
Next step to creating your stunning logo is adding layer effects. Begin by highlighting and selecting your text then go to Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow and enter in the settings below. Pay attention to the different contour maps, individual settings, and blending modes. There are thousands of contour maps you can stylize to give your logo the wow factor it needs.
Here you can see a detailed look of the color ramp for the Gradient Overlay:
Now your stroke’s gradient should display as shown below:
Your Result Should be a stunning reflective logo with metal trim. Now for the finishing touches.
Ctrl (Command for Mac)+ click on your text layer’s thumbnail(the white box w/ the capital ‘T’) in the layer’s palette then select it. Next create a new layer underneath your stylized text by pressing Ctrl + Shift + N. Fill this selection with black and Ctrl (Command for Mac) + D to deselect. Apply a Motion Blur filter with a -85 degree angle and 39px of distance. Finally, nudge this layer down a tad so most of the shadow falls below your type.