Introduction: Make a Logo for Your Instructables Account

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In this instructable, you will learn how to make your own picture for your instructables account. Don't sweat it, because it's very easy.

Step 1: Find a Background Picture

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This first step is easy; find a picture that suits your needs and would be good as a background. It's better to make them square.


Step 2: Get a Good Photo Editing Program

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For my logos, I used GIMP.

Here's a link to download it: www.gimp.org/ ----Don't worry....It's free


*Sorry For The Tiny Picture*

Step 3: Edit Your Picture Any Way You Want It

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Now, you edit the picture to give it those artsy effects like in my logos.  For example, i added color to mine to make the splatter skull turn purple. You can also add special elements, like a flare or a motion blur. This effect gives your logo some spice.

Step 4: Add a Title to Your Picture

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 Now, you add a title with your user name and make it a cool looking font and color. Then, you merge the two layers together to make one.

Step 5: You're Done!

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After all of that, you can add a lot more cool effects. And that's all folks!

Comments

kylekosan23 (author)2011-07-06

thanks:)

lemonie (author)2010-05-05

They need to be square otherwise bits get cropped-off when people see it anywhere else but your page upper-left. Your examples are pretty-much square, but you should add it as a note. Also transparent & animated gifs only work on your page upper-left.

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rabiddemonweasel (author)lemonie2010-05-05

Thanks. What did you say about the animated gifs?

They only work on your homepage in the big avatar picture.

Thanks, Know-it-All

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