How to Create a Logo or Crest

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How to Create a Logo or Crest
Computer programs can assist in the creation of a logo or crest for any organisation. (logo image by Biro from Fotolia.com)

Many businesses, companies, schools and clubs use logos or crests as a way to identify their group. A logo or crest is personalised and unique. You can achieve a professional result by designing or creating the logo or crest freehand and transferring the ideas to a computer program. Software programs are available that provide support and ideas when creating the logo or crest.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • Graphic design software

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Instructions

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    Click on "File" from the start up menu of your computer and click on the graphic design software you are using to create the logo or crest. A drawing board will appear once the program is open. Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Creative Pro are three graphic design software programs that can be used to design logos or crests.

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    Adjust the properties of your document. Select the measurements and resolution for the design. Choose the average size for the design at 4 inches by 3 inches for horizontal designs and 3 inches by 4 inches for vertical designs.

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    Draw the crest or logo freehand using pencil and paper. Using the drawing as a guide, recreate the design on the computer using tools associated with the software. Tools can be located by icons along the toolbar.

  4. 4

    Add text to the logo or crest. Click on the location where you want the text and drag the mouse, creating a text box. Type in the text and use the tools in the toolbar to change the font, size or colour.

  5. 5

    Print the crest or logo design or copy it to a flash drive and take it to a printing shop to have it printed on any product you wish.

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    Search for an Internet site such as LogoMaker, So Think or Sourcetec that will allow you to create and purchase a logo or crest based on designs already created.

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    Choose the image or design you want to use from the templates provided. Be sure to find a design that represents your organisation, group or business as closely as possible.

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    Personalise the crest or logo using the icon and any words, name of business, or group. Add colours, change font or adjust the text size as desired.

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    Save the logo and view it on the website. Decide if you are ready to purchase the logo or want to change something.

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    Purchase the logo from the online website and download it, save it to your computer or print it out so it can be duplicated.

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