In this tutorial, we will be making the Adobe Photoshop® Logo from scratch. This is the second part of my Adobe Photoshop® Logo Tutorials. The first part can be accessed here. Download the PDF or click on the Read More button to begin.
1) So, first open up Pixelmator and choose a 1024×1024 square canvas. First fill up the entire canvas with the hash color code #b2e2f8.
2) Now add guides (drag guides down from the rulers (⌘+R)) down horizontally for 88pixels. Add a second guide down until 936pixels. Do the same vertically.
3) Now, make a Marquee selection (M) in the middle.
Hit CMD-SHIFT-D to duplicate the layer. Rename the layer to “Dark Blue Middle”.
Fill the Dark Blue Middle layer with #364a7f.
Now, go back to the Background Layer (I renamed it to Light Blue Fill) and hit Delete or go to Edit>Clear. The layers palette will show a large square hole in the middle of the Light Blue Fill layer. Deselect.
Create a shadow between the light blue borders and the darker blue middle part. Duplicate the Light Blue Fill layer and fill it with black. Make sure the “Preserve Transparency” checkbox is selected.
You don’t need the guides, so hide them in View>Hide Guides. Drag the black fill layer below all the other layers. Then, drag the Dark Blue Middle underneath the the black fill layer.
Go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian and set the radius to 7.2pixels. Click OK.
You will see a nice shadow effect. Now, we need to add the text. Have the font as Myriad ProBold (download), size 670. Set the color to #b2e2f8. Type in “Ps”.
You might want to set the opacity of the shadow layer down a bit.