It is a known fact that blog logo surely makes blog stand out. Having a great, well designed, and matching unique blog logo will present you as a professional and also gives you reputation. Logo can also make your blog good looking and at the same time, gives you a kinda trademark for a particular design you are using on your blog. I believe every bloggers will love to have a well professionally designed logo but most don’t have. Why? It is because not every bloggers know how to design and the easy way out is to outsource it to a professional designer. Talking about ordering it to a pro logo designer, you need to speed a little cash, which few bloggers might be finding hard to do, especially if you have not been making money on your blog yet. In this logo design blog post, I will be writing on how to design simple but great logos for your blog.
What Are the Requirement for Designing a Great Logo?
If you have the budget for buying a great logo, you can do that, but if you don’t, this post will be of help to you for creating and designing great logo. All what you need is availability – YOUR TIME. Yes, you do not need money to create this logos. We are going to need a free designing tool called GIMP and your TIME.
Download the great designing software, install it on your PC/Laptop and continue with me on this logo designing tutorial.
Simple Steps to Create and Design Blog Logo
Before getting here, I want to believe you already have your GIMP Application installed on your PC already, if so, let us continue with the simple steps to start creating great blog logo:
1. Launch your GIMP application by double-clicking on the application icon on your Desktop
2. Click File and select New
3. Select your desired size (in pixel) and the background color
4. Next, use the Text Tool to enter, edit and format your Text Logo
5. From there on, you can keep tweaking and designing your text logo to suit your taste.
Look around the interface, there are different designing tools which you can use to design a great looking blog logo.
With GIMP, you can create just any type of design because of it several formatting tools such as Transparency Tool, Shadow, Frame, Blur, Contour, Overlay, Opacity and so many designing tools which can all be found in the Tool Box. Move around and play with the GIMP application and you should be able to bring out a great looking logo for your blog.
However, if this process is too tedious for you, you can make use of several free online logo and banner designing tool. Two of these free websites that I use often are CoolText and BannerFans. You can also try them out to see if you can use them to create a good logo. Actually it is very easy to create logos with these free online logo makers.
GIMP is a free software that you can use to make different graphic designs and using it to create a blog logo is just too easy, at least compare to Photoshop (which is not even free). But you can use the online free tools if you find it difficult to create your blog logo with GIMP. You can also give out your blog logo design to fiverr graphicmen whose can be found in the fiverr Graphic Category. Though it is not free but they are cost effective – just $5 to design logo. That is the update for now… see ya next time.