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How to Easily Create Images with LogoCreator

January 22, 2013

By Carol Amato

Images are incredibly important to your online business so am sharing exactly how I make mine in a tutorial showing how to easily create images with LogoCreator.  If you believe a picture is worth a thousand words, keep reading…

For free images you can use for your websites and also for social networking, bookmark these sites: I love graphics and images, especially if they’re free….

http://pixabay.com/
http://www.clker.com/
http://www.sxc.hu/
http://www.iconfinder.com/

In today’s video we’re going to be talking about LogoCreator.

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This is a software that I personally use every day to create pictures for my blog, to create logos or headers for my sites, to make nice images to upload to Facebook of different quotes.

It’s a phenomenal drag and drop piece of software to create professional wonderful looking images, and you don’t have to be a graphic designer – this LogoCreator is something special.

So I wanted to share because I’ve had a lot of questions from y’all, and I wanted to share what I use and how I use it.  I’m going to demonstrate how I create a Facebook picture to upload to my fan page.

Select a template set, logo templates – right out of the box.  There’s a pop-up for tips – let me turn off these tips, all I have to do is uncheck that box and then I won’t get those pop-ups.

Easily Create Images with LogoCreator

LogoCreator comes with a bunch of preset templates that are fantastic, high quality, high definition.  Some are really glossy and very well done, and professional looking with different images – really cool looking.

So, you choose something that you want to start with.  So, for Facebook, I’m going to choose this one because I really like the yellow background.  So that loadsEasily Create Images with LogoCreator whenever I click on it and this is completely customizable.

See this blue sphere in the middle?  All I have to do is select it, hit delete on my keyboard, and it’s gone.

I’m going to drag this up and scroll down, and drag this phrase and put it up in the center.   Now this 716×517  – these are the dimensions by default.  I’m going to change the canvas size.

So what I do is just click on the canvas then you’ll see a format canvas button.  For Facebook 405 x 405 seems to be a really good dimension for creating a Facebook image.  I’m going to click done.  That way everything on the picture is actually visible in the Facebook timeline, that’s what I’ve learned.

I’m going to highlight this text with my mouse and go to format.  I’m going to bring that size down so it’s in the center of the page.  Now I’m going to click return to text menu and click edit so I can change what is actually shown.

I want to type in all caps “SUCCESS” because I have a quote and I’m going to implement that.  So, this needs to be a little bit smaller so I’m going to go back to text menu, format and text scale – bring it down just a tad so that it’s visible but within the boundaries.

Now I’m going to click on the background and center that highlighted circle so it looks like there’s a sun in the center.  Now I would like to click on this other phrase– sometimes you have to click outside the canvas this to get it to highlight.

I’m going to return to text menu, edit, and I’m going to type in the first part of my quote which is: “Failure is,”  and I’m going to implement that for the first part of the text. Now I’m going to drag it up above, and probably go back to text menu, format and enlarge it.

I’m going to drag it up a little bit more.  Okay, that needs to be tightened up a little bit – I’m going to reduce the character spacing  just a little bit.  Okay, great.

Easily Create Images with LogoCreatorNow, while it’s highlighted I’m going to come up here to modify, duplicate selected element.  Now, I’ve got another phrase that’s the same size, the same character spacing, and the same font as the one before.

I’m going to click on it, text menu, edit,  so I can change the words to: “if we learn from it” – that completes the quote.  

Okay, let me center it a little bit, and I’ll bring the sun back up to the center… I think I’m going to make “SUCCESS” a little smaller just a tad so that it’s more centered.  I’m going to put this in the center of the highlighted part, or towards the center, and this one I’m going to move down a little bit.

I’m just aligning to make sure that it looks good.  Now, I’m going to add the author’s name, which is Malcolm Forbes.  I’m going to do it by going up to slogans, and typing in “Malcolm Forbes.”  Then I’ll click add text to canvas.

Easily Create Images with LogoCreator

Now it added this default font, and I’ll just drag it down to where I want the signature to be for the author.  Then text menu, format – I’m going to change the font to something smaller, and I’m going to tighten it up.   I’m going to lower the font size, just play with it a little bit until you see that it looks good. 

This is so simple because you can just drag and drop or slide buttons, and it turns out beautiful.  I just want to center this again to my eye, tweaking it slightly – and that looks good to me to add to Facebook.

So, I’ve got the 405 pixel canvas, I’ve got two fonts here in order to emphasize the word success.  I’m giving credit to the author of the quote.

I’m going to go up to export, export as JPEG, and I’m going to call it ‘success’ and save it to my desktop.  All I have to do now is go to Facebook and upload this picture and ask my friends to share it.  Quoted pictures are things that are really useful in getting people to be engaged and to interact on social media platforms.

This is a wonderful software also for blog pictures, and you can save a lot of money.  It’s cheap to outsource (image creation) on Fiverr for $5 a pop, but if you buy this graphics software, you pay for it one time and then you are using it over and over, and it’s very simple.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Click here to see another cool post called Need Graphics? No Problem with Boxshot King.

Take Care,
Carol Amato

P.S. I haven’t purchased any of the extra packs…No need in my opinion. :)

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  • http://www.danmarketeer.com/ Daniel

    Awesome Carol,great Video,Enjoyed Every Bit of It,Heard Of Logo Creator Never thought It Would Be So Simple And Useful,Oh And Thanks For These Free Images Sites!

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hi Daniel,

      You’re welcome – I love sharing what I use. :)

      Have a good evening.

      - Carol

  • http://epicmarketer.com Mike Cowles

    Hi Carol,

    Great vid. Love the software. You make it look easy! :)

    Talk to you soon.

    Mike. <

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hi Mike!

      Thanks – it looks easy because it is.
      Anyone who knows how to click and drag with a mouse can create gorgeous images.

      Take Care, :)
      Carol

  • http://jvcommerce.com Amirol

    Hi Carol,

    Thanks for the sharing especially for pixabay and clker sites. Just bookmarked them. :-)

    Have a nice day!
    Amirol

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hi Amirol!

      You are welcome! :-) I enjoy sharing what I am using…

      Have a great evening.
      – Carol

  • hagar

    I have it, and I love it… nearly every week I find something else I didn’t know it could do. You can simply open “new logo”, format your size, and import ANY image and type text over it… talk about a saving for both money and time! Yeah, you can open GIMP and do the same thing, but I’ve found it takes me longer with GIMP!
    Good video, and hopefully Marc willl see this and send you all sorts of extra packs! (He does stuff like that sometimes).

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hi Hagar!

      I’m so glad that you have it, use it and love it! :-) Yes, the uses for logo creator are MANY – I didn’t even cover 1/10 of what it can do…

      The video tutorials on the LaughingBird software site are excellent. Thanks for the kind words – much appreciated!
      Have a good evening.
      - Carol

  • Steven Stuart

    Hi Carol,
    This seems like a really useful piece of software. Looks like something that I will use on a regular basis.

    You certainly demonstrated it well, and make it look easy to use. I think I’ll give it a whirl.Thanks for the free image sites too, I’m always looking for just the right photo.

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hi Steven!

      It pays for itself VERY quickly, guaranteed. The drag and drop is what sold me on it. The Laughingbird Software tutorial videos are excellent as well. It does a WHOLE lot MORE than I demonstrated.

      Let me know how you like it. :)

      - Carol

  • Cherrylene

    Hi Carol,
    Wonderful video and post. It is very helpful. Now I already know where to get free pictures and make a logo for my shop!

    Up for this!

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hello Cherrylene,

      Thanks, so glad you enjoyed it and it’s helpful. I love it and couldn’t do without it! :)

      Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts. :)

      - Carol

  • http://clydereid.com Clyde

    Carol,
    I was going to Fiverr to have someone create a header for me but I think I will give Logo Creator a try first. If it works for me for the header it has already saved me 1/4 of the price. If not, I am sure I will use it a lot for other images.

    Thanks for the video and the royalty free image links as well.

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hi Clyde,

      Let me know when you try it. I can give a few tips if you’d like…It definitely pays for itself.

      Header? Most definitely…I didn’t even cover 1/10 of what it can do. Check out the Laughingbird Software video…It’s amazing.

      Have a great day. :)
      - Carol

  • http://www.chickoryonline.com Patricia Haag

    Thanks for writing about this The Logo Creator. I bought it through your link and I think it is just great. I can’t believe what you can do with such an inexpensive program.

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Great, Patricia!

      I’m so glad you got it, tried it and think it’s awesome! it is a phenomenal piece of software. :-)

      You’re very welcome.
      – Carol

      P.S. Going to use your comment as a testimonial! :)

  • http://ivettematos.com Ivette

    Hi Carol,

    Just wanted to let you know that I was very pleased that you wrote this post, as I am not good at creating graphics, I kind of lack creativity, lol but I just got The Logo Creator through your link, played around with it for a couple of minutes and voilà, I created a logo for a project I am working on and I have to say it looks pretty nice.

    Thanks again for posting great information on tips and tools, keep it up.

    Ivette

    • http://ccamato.net Carol Amato

      Hello Ivette!

      You’re welcome, I am so glad that you got it and like it. It definitely pays for itself the first few times you use it. Drag and drop easy, gotta love it! :)

      Have a good evening.
      - Carol

  • http://www.moneysolutionsnow.com Donald Thomas

    Hi Carol, re-reminding me that i need to download this software. Gonna do it today.

    Donald

    • http://carolamato.com Carol Amato

      Hey Donald,

      Great! You’ll love it!! :)

      - Carol

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