I have seen many people having this same question that “How to make a logo for websites, banners, billboards, social media, etc., etc., etc…”. So I thought to make it simple and easy for you all❤.
Most of the people don’t care about the logo while they are making a website. They are just investing their time and money in building the main content (the content the audience looks at), then publishing it and done WORK FINISHED…
Do you know? A logo represents you as well as your company; it is an essential part of a company’s brand identity. It is just a small graphic mark, symbol or emblem which plays a very very important role.
Let me give you an example of the “Apple” brand. We all know that Apple is known for its super high-quality electronics gadgets. But the “Apple” brand is mostly recognized by many people through its logo that is “a bitten apple.”
There are many designers out there to whom you can hire, but everyone will charge you some $$ because no one will do it for free. And if you are a student then its little tough to hire a professional designer.
So pat on your back if you are curious to know “How to make a logo for website.” You have come to the right place.
By showing interest to read this article, you have proved that you are serious about designing and working hard to learn the methods of it.
So this article is going to show you the exact direction to create a unique and creative logo for your website in very simple steps. SO LET’S GET STARTED…
10 Steps To Make A Logo For Website
So now you may be thinking that there will be any software to download and install it in your desktop for designing.
But the answer is “NO.” You don’t have to download any software to design any primary logo. You can create it from the online website easily without any efforts. The name of that website is CANVA.COM.
The very first thing you have to do is to open any browser in your PC (I will suggest chrome). Then paste this link https://www.canva.com/.
Then comes the signup process. You can sign up with your name, email, password or you can directly sign up with Google.
After signing up, canva.com will show you some of the designs like infographic, poster, presentation, Instagram post, logo, etc., etc., etc.
But we have to select the logo section which is in yellow.
After selecting a logo, you will be redirected to the main designing dashboard which will look like this.
But before that let me give you a quick overview of the homepage. On the top left corner, there is a HOME button by clicking on that you will be redirected to the homepage.
After signing up, you will get to see this type of homepage given below. So on the top left corner, there is an option of “Create a design” from there you can select on which design you want to work.
There comes the “Home” section. Here you will get all the options like your folders, designs, trash bin, also you can start tutorial from design school, create a team or brand a kit.
If you want to access their premium features, then you go to “UPGRADE” option. Later in the center, we get a search bar to search what all designs we want to make, or you can scroll down to get more ideas.
So now we will again go to the logo dashboard by following these steps “Create a design” —> “Marketing” Section —> Select “Logo” and then you will be again redirected to same logo dashboard.
So now here comes the main part. You have to plan the logo structure related to your website. Like what all the illustrations you want, fonts styles, character, shapes, photos, etc.… It is essential to plan its structure while you make a logo for website because it will represent your brand.
Here to explain to you all I have taken a demo example name “Bright Led Lights.” So here I have decided to make a “led light” company logo which I have already designed for you and explained all the steps in details.
I have taken 500px x 500px logo size but you can select according to your website or any size by “Homepage” —> “Create a design” —> “Custom Dimensions” (On top right corner) —> “Enter size” as you want.
So now I have chosen the topic of “ bright led lights.” But before that let me give you a quick tour guide of features available to make designs in canva.
Templates: You can get various template ideas in different categories. If you are making a logo, then there are many templates available such as home furnishing, law, games, DJ, restaurant, brand, education, computer, etc… You can take help of those templates to get an idea.
Elements: Logo is incomplete without any elements or objects such as shapes, photos, vector illustrations, etc. So elements will help you to add shapes, photos, illustrations, graphs, charts, lines, icons, etc. To design anything elements can help you a lot as it has amazing stuff.
Text: This will help you to add text in your design with added many options to make the text creative such as its fonts, size, color, alignment, size and so on.
Background: If you want to change your canvas background then you can easily change it through this option. Just select the background option, and it will automatically show you tons of suggestions. This will help you a lot while uploading logo in your website
Uploads: You can upload any photos from an external source which you have downloaded. Just go to this option and upload it from your PC.
Folders: This will help you to make a normal folder for your photos.
More: You can embed videos, photos, online media, presentation, emoji & Connect Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox and much more.
First, in this blank white background, I will add a circle. Which you will get from the left side horizontal panel in “Elements” —> Shapes —> Circle or you can simply search the shape name or anything you want to add in canvas.
You can resize the circle as per your requirement as soon as it appears in the white canvas. You will get the resizing option on the corners of the object when you click on it.
Then its time to change the color of the circle. To change color first, you have to set the circle (object) in the perfect position. After that when you will click on that circle again at the top margin you will get a color box from there you can select the color according to your choice.
Whenever you select any color to make a logo for website, then there should be any reason to use that specific color.
So here I have selected an orange color.
You can select any color, or you can add any hexadecimal value of the color. #00080 – Navy Blue, #808000 – Olive Green, etc. If you want me to make a tutorial article on the “hexadecimal color codes (HTML color codes)” then drop the comment below.
Then I have added a small glowing bulb from the elements section.
First, you have to select “elements” then you can search on top search bar as per your requirement, or you can go through the entire elements section.
After that, I have resized it by its resizing option which is available on its four corners.
Then I have “searched” for stars and selected it. After that on top right corner, there is a “position” option available which will help you to set your object backward and forward of any other objects.
So I have selected the stars and moved it backward of the bulb and reduced its visibility from transparency option which is thereafter “position.”
After that, I have selected “text” section and added a heading with the name “Bright” and changed its font, size, and color from the top menu. The text is very much important because it will show your brand name. So it should be very clear and readable.
- The spacing option will help you to add extra spacing between lines and text,
- You can set proper alignment, bold the text and make it italic too.
- Also, you can add bullet points.
- If you want to make a copy of anything then just select that object and click on copy. (a new copy will be created)
- You can lock any object from the lock button and unlock it with the same.
- If there is any unnecessary object, then you can delete it with the delete option.
I have added an object below the “bright” text with a light orange color and adjusted it properly. Then repeating step 9 I have added the text “LED LIGHTS” and gave it a dark grey color.
So finally our logo is completed.
Now you can save it from DOWNLOAD option which is available at the top right corner. You can save it in PNG, JPEG, and PDF formats.
Before uploading the logo on your website change the logo background in canva to the same color of your website background. Example if your website background color is grey then change your logo background to grey. Then it will only show the exact logo not the background in your website OR you can buy canva premium.
I have made a simple logo for better understanding. But you can make your logo very much creative by taking your own time and using all its features. By these steps, you can not only create a logo for a website, but also you can create a logo for youtube, Instagram, or any other companies too.
There are many online tools available out there, but after completing your logo design, they will ask you for some amount of $$. But not here, you can create designs for free of cost.
So this was all about “How to make a logo for website.” I hope you have got all these ten steps to make a logo for your website with all its features. If you have any query, then do not hesitate to ask. You can comment below, and I will be happy to answer your questions♥.
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