Do you need a free LOGO?
Well you need to look no further. Follow me along and you’ll have one or two or three or however many you need, quickly! There is this wonderful site called COOLTEXT and that’s all you’ll need.
Btw, the logo on this blog was created using this tool. Funny enough, the thing that took me most of the time was selecting the typeface or font; they have tons of them. And one more thing, you can make more than just logos; things like banners, headlines and for those of you that feel a little more adventurous, you can also make Web animated buttons. But we will leave that for another day… So let’s get started.
First, let’s head on to their website COOLTEXT.COM. You’ll immediately see a several dozen logo styles where to choose from. Take a few minutes and look at them carefully. You’ll need to choose a logo that you think will set the tone for your web page.
Secondly, for our example let’s choose and click on “Glossy,” which I imagine it’s pretty popular. Once you’re on the next screen you will see the logo with a bunch of parameters.
Go ahead and fill in your logo’s text where it says “Cool site.” We’ll leave the word “Glossy” for this example.
Then click on font… on the black banner that starts with “Crillee…” This will take you to another screen with a bunch of fonts. You’ll see some random fonts at the bottom. But more importantly, you will also see font categories. This is very useful. Select a category and then click on a font. Under the science fiction category I chose one called BattleStar. Immediately it recreated the logo using that font. Keep on exploring different fonts until you’re satisfied.
Moving right on, if you want a different look you can select “Text Gradient.” In my original logo I selected an aluminum gradient, which is very popular. Once again you can try different gradients and every time you select one then a new logo will be rendered.
Next, since I don’t like such thick borders I changed the “Outline Thickness” to 2.
Now we need to choose the file format. By default it is set to PNG with transparent background and this is fine for most cases. You will also notice that you can select PSD for Photoshop or XCF for GIMP and this will allow you to manipulate the image further.
Lastly, click on the “Render Logo” button and download your new shiny logo.