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Designing a Professional Web 2.0 Logo [Photoshop]
by Alex LD
30 Sep 2008 02:44

Hello vBulletin.org!

I am Alex the Founder and Administrator At TransverseGFX.com

I Decided to share my tutorial with you guys. This tutorial will show you 2 basic things that are key in web design and development. Those 2 elements are, Opacity/Fill. Opacity can be many things in this tutorial we will use it to represent the reflection in this tutorial. And the 2nd thing you will be looking at is the style. Style is key to standing out and being noticed. It is not recommend you copy this tutorial EXACTLY! feel free to tweak around and add your own effects and tricks. I am just demonstrating a few basics. I hope once you'r finished you can start making your own logos and banners for your own vBulletin!

I hope you guys like the tutorial.

Start of by making a New Document>File New>

1.) Type the words you'd like to make glossy and web2.0 like, With the font "Tahoma" Selected with a 48 PT as the font size.
>>>Feel free to make words bolder or bigger with different colors at your own desire.


2.(optional) Go to Layer>Layer Style>Gradient Overlay and make something so that the top color of the font is lighter then the bottom or you can just leave it.

3.) Select the Text layer you want to be reflective then go to Layer>Duplicate layer. You will now have 2 of the exact same text layers overlapping each other. With the Move tool Drop it just under the original text.


4.) Select the layer on the bottom. Go to Edit>Transform Flip Vertically.

5.) On the text layer. Change the "Opacity" And the "Fill" to 45% for both! If you feel this isn't strong enough or it is to strong then you can either lower the number for a lighter effect or raise the number for more boldness.


6.) To add a cool little effect select the line tool and make it be a 3 PT Line, Select a 3 PT soft brush. Then make something similar to this. With the pen tool. Click Create new layer for this layer will be the layer of this pen tool.

Right click and go to "Stroke Path" With "simulate" Pressure on. You will get something similar to this

Winterworks 07 Nov 2008 01:03


It's amazing how many people view this, but don't reply.

This is an excellent tutorial. I knew all of this before, as it's pretty basic, but it is very useful, and attracts peoples attention.

Amazing tutorial, great job mate.

Skierpetros 07 Nov 2008 13:50

thanks nice!

trigxm 07 Nov 2008 19:14

Fantastic, thanks for the time and effort even if some people don't give kudos.. well done

ExTincTi0N 14 Nov 2008 20:54

Thanks for the article man I will use this for my logo.

PremierFootball 16 Nov 2008 10:48

Awesome tutorial.

wmlvb 18 Nov 2008 04:34

Awesome thanks I just bought CS4 for mac with educational version. I will have to try this.Thanks

Daniel_HBK 16 Jan 2009 01:56


Alex LD 18 Jan 2009 07:01


Originally Posted by Daniel_HBK (Post 1714009)

Looks good :up:

Vaupell 23 Jan 2009 17:20

2 Attachment(s)
Unfortunally i cant afford newer photoshop versions they have become
way to exspensive for the average joe like me..

So im still using my good old Ps 6 ;)
i did not locate or belive i have the "line tool" so i had to use the cut tool
and ended up with some off and odd looking thing..

Attachment 93339

Well hell, might aswell use it for something so tryed attaching it to a glass test.

Attachment 93338

haha allright tx for the tutorial.. :up:

GSeybold 24 Jan 2009 03:11

Thank you very much for this tutorial. I'm using Photoship Elements 5.0. Is this the same as what you're using because I don't see some of the elements your talking about and my system is a bit different. I'm a newbie to all of this so bare with me:)

Attached is as far as I got. I couldn't find "fill" or the "line" tool. Mine looks homemadeish as well. How come the text looks choppy?

I'm also attaching a screenshot of my photoshop. Is this what everyone is using? I wasn't sure what to buy when I bought this about a year ago.

Thank you so much for this tutorial.


Alex LD 24 Jan 2009 15:54

Pretty good job guys I'm really happy I could help and save you guys some money from paying someone else to design it :D

Neutral Singh 24 Jan 2009 16:22

Excellent!! Thank you for sharing.

zahsnelli 25 Jan 2009 12:05

nice man, u r the great. share more knowledge please

Alex LD 27 Jan 2009 00:08

Thanks :P I also do GFX work if anyone is looking for any Professional Grade GFX work just send me a PM and we can work something out. Style development, Coding, Designing etc.

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