Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

This Adobe Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a rounded logo, inspired by the Versus cable network. We will use gradients and layer style to create this logo in Photoshop. This tutorial is great for all Photoshop users from beginners to intermediates.

This is what you will get when you are finished:

Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Start off with a new 500×500 pixel document with a background color of black
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now select red(#ff0000) as your foreground color. Create a new layer, then using the Elliptical Marquee, tool draw a perfect circle by holding the shift key while drawing.

Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now press alt+backspace to fill the area with red.

Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now apply the following layer style to this layer.

Bevel:
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Contour:
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Gradient Overlay:
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Then apply the style and your image should look like this:
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now create a new layer and draw another perfect circle inside the other circle and fill it with black (#000000)
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now we will create another new layer, and draw another smaller circle inside our black circle and fill it with red (#ff0000). Your image should look similar to the one below.
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now using the Elliptical Marquee tool again, create a smaller circle inside the red (do not create a new layer this time) one and press the delete button to remove the inner part of the circle.
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now you can deselect. We need to use the Elliptical Marquee tool again and select the lower right corner area of the circle and delete it.
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now create a smaller circle where we just deleted one, and fill it with red. You will want to use the arrow keys to position the dot before you deselect it.
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now we will add our text. Create a new layer and select the Text Tool. Click on the Layer and type the first letter, I will use a T. The font I am using is 235pt Add City Boy, you can download it here. Position your letter so part of it is overlapping with the edge of the circle.
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now create another layer and add the other letter for your text the same way you did before.
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now we will merge the two text layers with the circle layer. Select all three layers by press ctrl and clicking them, then press ctrl + e to merge the layers. Here is a before and after.
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now select your newly merged layer and apply the following Layer Styles by right clicking the layer and select blending options.
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Apply the style and your images should like the one below.
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now create a new layer. CTRL + Click on the layer with the black circle to make a selection like it on the new layer.
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now reset your colors so that black is the background and white is the foreground. Select the gradient tool, select “Foreground to transparent” as your color.
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Fill circle with the gradient by clicking outside the circle and dragging inward (like the arrow in the picture below).
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now deselect the circle and draw a new larger one offset like below.
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now delete the selection and our results should look like this:
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now you can leave the logo like that if you want, but I decided to add a little bit more to it. First Select all of the layers (except the background) in the layers panel by CTRL + Clicking them. Then on the menu in Photoshop go to Edit > Transform > Perspective .
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Now move the points so they look like this:
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

Then apply the style and you are finished! I hope you liked this tutorial, feel free to leave suggestions for my future tutorials.
Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

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  • Kim

    Good for beginners 😛 give beginners a good grip around photoshop basic stuff 🙂

  • GreG

    i like it. its easy

  • car

    realy liked it, nice tutorial

  • very nice tutorial
    i love you co much 🙂

  • so not co 🙂

  • AK

    very easy…and very nice lookin’!
    Thanx!

  • Ka

    i dont understand how to get the gloss :/

  • ghangi

    hudo!

  • brevil

    im a beginner in photoshop
    this is coooooolllll
    i learned a lot about photoshop
    Thanks!!

  • thanks, this will come in very handy for my little video clips… check em’ out at http://www.youtube.com/mewes82.

  • Really superb,

    I am working as a designer in a company. My boss is really impressed lot in this design. As he don’t know i took it from here.

    Thank you check here

  • Pierce

    Pretty good tutorial, I like it. Thanks

  • PG

    Excellent tutorial – the effects are great and can be used for many different themes – Thanks for your help!

  • Nice logo effect. If you have more tutorials you’re welcome to submit them to tutorial-effect.net

  • EB

    Great job, helped me get a grip on PS basics, thanks!

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  • This is a GREAT tutorial, for any level. The step by step, with every step detailed in words (unlike other tutorials that just give a short summary in each step what to do) is excellent.

    I especially like the ENLARGED screenshots. Other tutorials here just have the small ones, and sometimes it’s hard to discern what value to put (e.g. is that an 8 or 3).

    One small nitpick is the gradient thumbnail:
    http://teamtutorials.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/versus-inspired-photoshop-tutorial-17.jpg

    It has an incorrect value for one of the tab stops the color is listed as FFFF00, but should be FF0000. Otherwise you get yellow and not red.

    Keep up the good work John!

    And shame on you Daniel for taking credit for someone else’s work 😛

  • This looks great. The best things in life really are for free. Starting now, I’ll send on a link when I’m done.

    Rexus

  • One tip for newbies…

    I when trying to delete from the first red circle the delete button returned an error message that the selection was not “directly editable” for whatever reasons.

    Instead select your eraser tool; at least thats what worked for me.

    Rexus

  • I’m not going to post the finished rendition in case my additional design tweaks get copied. Sorry to be so mean but the client comes first. This tutorial is so great I’m sure lots of designers are using it as it is.

    Rexus

  • Nikhil

    Thanks a lot…

  • kyianx

    thanks the the lesson. it was vert helpful and easy to follow

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  • tenks alot great tutorial

    this is my Logo 😀

    http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9906/logocopy1g.png

  • Thanks, this is easy to follow.

  • Hal

    I keep getting this wrong somehow. Do you have the original photoshop logo you could send me so I could edit? Thanks

  • tuber cinereum

    Brillant tutorial, thanks.
    Enjoyed it very much!
    It is simple to do but final effect is great.

  • Roy

    Abrakadabra… it’s like a magic for newbie like me… ^_^

    • arlgie

      realy

  • JR

    Awesome tutorial!!! Good work.

  • SONIA

    superb tutorial …i enjoyed it a lot…great effect ..do u have tutorials for creating own websites.if u have plz contact me on my email id…i wud b greatful ….thanx..[:)]

  • avinash

    excellent tutorials

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  • Aleks

    thanks man, really helped me.

  • Fantastic tutorial, very well explained.

    Thank you.

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  • John

    I am trying to build one with PO and it is not working. I am trying with a blue, white and gray color arrangement

  • Bl00D

    the little reflection thing where you have to reset the colors, idk how to do that, it makes no sense, help me plz

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  • nice Post ..:)

  • Kia Lee

    This tutorial is simply perfect as it is simple and I really like how the final product looks. I’ve been trying to design a logo somewhat like this for myself (more or less, in essence)… and it was a TOTAL disaster! I didn’t manage to get it looking right. It was a little bit off somehow. Kinda distorted. Finally, I decided to use the professional services of an online logo design site instead (http://www.logodesignstation.com) and got the logo I wanted at an affordable price and fast too, within 24 hours. I did provide this link for reference and inspiration to my designer as I liked how yours look. I’m not going to design a logo without any professional help anytime soon though it’s fun. And enjoyable.

  • Pretsel Maker

    Can you explaine this part “CTRL + Click on the layer with the black circle to make a selection like it on the new layer.”

  • Like the logo design, colors, and the 3d look of it.

  • I love photoshop tutorials. The effect is really nice.
    I hope this will help me out in future. Thanks for sharing.

  • rajkumar

    very bad……….

  • Gabriel

    someone makes a written “GR “

  • nice tutorial thanks

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  • Shivani

    Thanks……….

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    Thanks
    David Thomas

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  • I had a question about the extremely confusing gloss instructions. But, I see 3 or 4 other people have also posted, literally pleading for help, but it’s fallen on deaf ears.

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  • Thnx Bro. It’s really awesome. I used such a logo for my Facebook Designing page. http://www.facebook.com/Deesignerz

  • Thank you… very cool tutorial

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  • bladeslayer

    for all of you who are having problems with the glow-like gradient thing, this is how to do it in another way..

    1) after you do the step of pressing Ctrl+ left mouse click on the black circle (layer 2 btw) you should see the same highlighted circle on the new layer (you will not see the black circle).2) go to: Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient… > give it a name or leave it like what the computer gives you and press OK > in the gradient window choose “Foreground to Transparent” > change the Angle to -39 (or something near it – i think) > hold the left mouse button and adjust the place of the gradient (like the pic in this tutorial) > press OK.
    * you will notice a new layer > right mouse click on it and choose: Rasterize Layer.

    3) Make the bigger circle with the Elliptical Marquee Tool > place it with the arrows keys and press Delete..And that’s it.. it took me forever to figure it out but for a newbie like me it’s an ok time haha..enjoy..p.s. great tutorial..

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  • Thanks…
    Awesome tutorial…

  • www.destinycontest.com

    nice logo but it need more work to be more nice , thanks for share

  • HASANUL ISLAM

    thanks boss for awesome tutorial,u can explain it easily so that new designer can undestand easily and impliment it smoothly….thanks more ….plz share new one early.

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  • inayat

    This is amezing logo thanx yr

  • Andy

    Great tutorial, easy to follow. I recommend a small tweak though:

    In the part where the large offset circle is created and then deleted I recommend that you do Select -> Refine Edge -> Feather -> 7px before deleting the selection so you get a softer edge between the highlight and the black.

    • Andy

      Oh and another thing: you can download the font from dafont.com as a ZIP file instead of that dangerous .exe on the linked site that requires admin rights to run and does god knows what to your system.

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  • William Ben

    Useful tutorial even great for the beginners. Easy to follow any one can make their personal logo through using this creative process.
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