How to create a WEB 2.0 style logo

17 February 2011

Step 1
Make a new file with the dimension 600 x 450 pixels (CTRL+N) and type the text for your logo (preferably in a simple and clean font with rounded corners, like the helvetica Rounded wich i used):

Step 2
Double-click on the textlayer in the layerpanel to add a layerstyle to this type. Choose a "gradient overlay" with the following values:

That will result in this:

Step 3
After that, make a new layer. In this new layer, create an oval shaped selection as shown below and fill this selection with white (ALT+BACKSPACE):

Step 4
Select the layer containing the white oval you just created in the layer panel and click (while holding CTRL!) on the thumbnail of the textlayer you created earlier. If you've done this right, you'll have a selection in the shape of your text.
Next, you have to press CTRL+SHIFT+I. With this shortcut, you'll inverse the selection. When you do this, you've selected everything EXCEPT the text:

Step 5
Press DELETE to remove all excess white:

Step 6
Give this layer an opacity of approximatly 33%:

Step 7
Select both the layer with the white overlay and the layer with the text and copy those layers. You can do this easily by selecting both layers with CTRL pressed (only in CS2) and dragging thos layers in the "new layer" icon in the bottom of your layer view. Merge those two copied layers in one layer by pressing CTRL+E. Flip this new layer vertically (in the menu: edit->transform->flip vertical) en drag this layer down to match the bottoms of the texts:

Give the mirrored text a gradient to let it blend in with the background (like done in the previous image). To do this, you have to apply a layer style to the mirrored text with this values:

Step 8
Add a yellow, star-shaped, shape:

Stap 9
Apply a layerstyle to this star with this values:

And a border:

And a drop shadow:

All together results in this:

Stap 10
At last, add a white text in the yellow star (make something up. BETA is very trendy to add to everything, so you can use that):
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    03 April 2014

    cool and not hard

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    07 April 2013

    Very Nice

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    felix fredrick

    14 December 2012

    this logo is fantastic

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    01 February 2012

    Thanks fot this very useful tutorial ,I duplicated the "text layer " & "white layer" I put each layer over the original layers and I give it a gaussian blur effect ,i got a great result ,thanks again.

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    14 November 2011

    i love oll indians

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    25 January 2011

    I made quite a nice logo by following this. I was using PS6 so Step 5 didn't work for me. I had to manually rasterize the image before deleting the background white (at least I think that's what I did).

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    15 December 2010

    Its a great toturials - thanks !

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    08 June 2010

    I love this! You make such an attractive effect very simple to achieve!

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    28 September 2009

    great tutorial

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    14 July 2009

    Very nice tutorial,thanks.

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