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A Complete Guide On How to Create a Logo with Placeit

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If you are growing your business or just starting a new project, you will most definitely need a logo design. Let’s learn how to design a logo with our tool that works as a Photoshop alternative.

A logo design is basically the most important essential aspect of your whole business. So we can say with confidence, that it is a big deal, and you should think about it before developing any other thing. Maybe you don’t really know how to create a logo yet, but don’t worry, you are in the right place!

Now let’s be honest, picking an app to make a logo may be overwhelming. So we will be comparing the all times classic logo software Illustrator with an online logo maker tool by Placeit. Don’t worry if you feel this is work you can’t do. We will be guiding you step by step so you can easily make your own logo on either one of these apps.

The Wonders of Using a Logo Creator

Using an online logo creator for your logo is like magic. You don’t have to spend hours designing, and you don’t have to hire anyone else to do the job because it is so easy you can really design it yourself! We do have to mention that making your own logo is way cheaper than buying one.

Still, the most amazing thing about using Placeit is that you can make as many logos as you wish, plus other essential branding assets for your business like business cards, posters, flyers, social media posts, and even videos!

How to Make a Logo with Placeit’s Logo Maker

  1. Go to Placeit’s Logo Maker and type your brand’s name in the text box.

The Logo Maker will suggest an industry for your logo. If it’s the right one, click on “Let’s Go.” If it is not the right one, pick the industry you are working on.

2. Choose the template you would like to customize.

  1. Customize your template by typing any additional info you want on your logo. Change colors, fonts, graphics.

4. When you are delighted with your design, click on the “Download” button, and you’re all set!

So let’s try to make a design from scratch using Illustrator.

  1. Open a new document. You can choose to use a template size or open a custom template with the exact size you need for starters. For this test, we will be making a squared 1000pixels logo.

2. Select the “Type” tool. Click and drag your text box and type your text.


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3. Customize your text’s size, font, spacing, and alignment using the “character” window.

4. With your text selected, click on the color tool. Move the mouse around to pick a color, or you can always type in a hex code with the exact color you want.

  1. To create an underlining shape for your logo’s name, first, you choose the shapes tool. In this case, we will be using a rectangle tool. Make the same movement as the Type tool, click on your board and drag your mouse until you get your desired size.

You will be making a big shape in order to see all the commands inside your figure. At the corners, you will see small white dots. Click and drag on these to play with your corners and make the shape rounder.


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6. Change the color of your shape.
  1. This part is tricky. It’s time to make your graphics, you can always search for license-free icons on the internet, but we will be making the icon ourselves for this logo. The easiest way to make your icon is by using the pen tool.

Select the pen tool to create your design. To use it, you have to click on your board’s point and make a second click to connect a line. If you are making a curved line, hold the click, and drag your line. To end your line, click on your last vector (the small white squares) while holding your Alt key.


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8. Duplicate your lines by clicking on your Alt key and dragging your line.


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9. Relocate your line and change its orientation by using the selection around it.

10. Make lines and arrange them until you get the desired shapes. To group lines into one single object, select them and click on the “object” option on top of your screen and then select “group”.

  1. Next, you will be vectorizing your fonts. Select all your text by holding the shift key. Then on your upper screen click on “type” and then the option “create outlines”. If at any time you want to go back, just click on “command” + “z,” or if you are using a PC, use “Ctrl” instead of the command key.

 

  1. Align all your elements, select everything on your logo and click on your align tool.

13. Almost done! Click on “File,” “Save as,” and choose file locations and format. Always save your original design in Ai format and have a second format, most likely PDF, for easy sharing. You can also click on the “Export as” options in order to get a PNG file or a JPEG.

Compare These Logo Makers’ Pricing

A Placeit subscription gives you unlimited access to all of Placeit’s mockups, design templates, and video makers, as well as half off the logo maker, to not only make your logo but also promote your designs, products, and brand like a pro. Get creative with your brand with a Placeit subscription. Use Placeit from any computer, tablet, or even on your phone!

On the other hand, if you feel confident about your editing skills, you can take a look at the whole Adobe suite pricing to get this software on your computer at once! Ask an expert, so you know which version is better suited for your PC or Mac software update.

Let’s Wrap Up How to Design a Logo

The most important thing to consider is that you do need a logo either way. So maybe play around with these tools or try other sites and choose the better option for your needs.

All we can say about Placeit is that this is the option for the ones that are looking for something easy, affordable, and quick but still need a professional and specialized high-quality logo. Such as an industrial logo or a moving company logo or whatever comes to your mind, we will get it! This is why Placeit’s Logo Maker is always a great idea.

If these logos have impressed you, wait until you see the Placeit’s animated logos! If you’ve seen a brand with a cool animated logo, you may be wondering how to make a logo animation yourself. The answer is Placeit! We have tons of animated logo templates that are just as easy to customize and download.

Give your brand a stand-out look that includes a bit of animation and movement, and get ready to wow your audience.

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