If you are a member of a club or organization and you don’t already have a logo, here’s your chance to make your club stand out among the rest. Imagine how much better and more professional your letterheads would look with your own logo in the corner. How about a sign for your club with your logo marked on it to let everyone know what you’re about? Making your own logo is very easy to do, you can create it at home and best of all, it’s free! Use the instructions below to create your own unique club logo.
Start out by searching on the internet. You will want to find some free clipart that you can use for your logo. The internet has a huge selection of just about every topic that you can think of. Search on different websites until you find the right one for your club. You can also pick more than one picture and join them together later on. When choosing what picture or pictures you want to use, make sure that they relate to your club’s activities and what you are trying to succeed in your club. For example, if you have a photography club, try to find pictures of camera’s, film, tripod, etc. Microsoft Word has a ton of clipart that you can easily search through just by putting in a keyword in the search box.
After finding the clipart that you want to use, put them all onto one page in a art program such as Adobe Photoshop or Paint. Next, you need to decide what shape you want your logo to be. There are tons of choices to choose from such as a circle, oval, square, rectangle, heart, diamond, etc. After choosing your shape, take the tool and draw it, or draw it free hand onto your art program. It should be big enough so that you can fit your images and maybe some text inside. Fill the shape in with whatever color you’d like. Remember, if your clipart is darker, then use a light background to make it show up better and if your clipart is light colors, use a dark background.
Use copy and paste to move your selected clipart onto the page with the shape. Next, place your objects into the shape and resize them if necessary. You can overlap the objects or put them whichever way you think looks best. You can bring certain objects to the front by right clicking and selecting to do so or send pictures towards the back. You can then take the text tool and enter your club name or other information if you wish. You can even put a banner across your shape to put your club name on.
Give this a try and make several different logo’s and let your club choose which one they like the best. A logo for your club will make it stand out and will look great on all your stationary. Be different and make your club logo today and show off what you stand for.