Oh, the joys of logo creation. As a new photographer, we look for any way we can to save some money. It’s expensive to start a business and so we’ll rent lenses, buy the cheapest business cards, search for the free WordPress sites, etc. And one thing many newbies also do is create their own logo.

In my seven year career as a photographer, I’ve had maybe 6 logos – all self-made. I’ve not loved any of them and they were far fro anything that would win a graphic design award. Looking back, I should’ve just bitten the bullet and hired a graphic designer who knew what they were doing to create something I loved.

Alas, making a photography logo is one of the cornerstones of your brand, so it would be wise, if you are thinking of creating  one for yourself, to know how to do it and do it well. In the following Phlearn tutorial, Aaron Nace shows us how to create a logo and then place it in a photo in perspective (in case you want to plaster it on some object in an image). The video is divided into three sections. The first section is about creating the actual logo while the last two sections teach you how to size it and place it in perspective properly.


Of course, professional logos usually are not created in Photoshop, but this works if you’re in a pinch and who doesn’t love a Phlearn tutorial? The bloopers at the end are always fun. Enjoy.

Watch How to Create and Place a Logo in Perspective

If you are new to Photoshop and would like to learn more from Phlearn, be sure to check out the Photoshop 101 and 201 tutorials in the SLR Lounge store.