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…
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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.
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 loads 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.
Now, 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.
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.
- Carol Amato
P.S. I haven’t purchased any of the extra packs…No need in my opinion. :)