Poster Printing

Blue & White Slanted Reflection Logo

1. First let’s start out with a 400 by 100 pixel document. A gradient background will look attractive in this case, so select your background color to black (#000000) and your foreground color to a dark grey (#3F3F3F).

2. Now select your gradient tool, and make a gradient from left to right, with a slight downward angle. Try to make it similar to the following:

3. Default your color palate, (press “d”), and switch your foreground and background colors (press “x”). Your foreground color should now be selected as white.

4. Create a new layer (Ctrl-Shift-N). Take your line tool, (right click on the rectangle button), and make a 1 pixel line from the left side, to the right side. It should appear similar to this:

5. Now add your text. (I used Arial, White, size 32, Smooth) Try to make the text rest on the line as this:

6. Duplicate the layer of your text, and then flip the duplicate horizontal. (Edit -Transform -Flip Horizontal). Free transform the duplicate to match the placement of the original text. It should be similar to the following:

7. I now wish to add some contrast to my boring white text. I selected the first layer of text, and I changed the color to a nice blue. (#00A7CC)

8. Now we can slant the text to give it some more personality. Select all of your layers, excluding the background. Right click, and select free transform. You can tilt the group, I like the following setup, but you can have a different angle.

9. Duplicate all of your layers, (excluding your background). Then apply a Gaussian Blur to the duplications. (Filter –Blur –Gaussian Blur) I set my blur to 4.0. I then merged the original layers with their duplicates. Your canvas should be close to this:

10. Now select the white upside-down text layer. Right click on the layer, and choose “Blending Options” Then set the screen to these settings:

11. Change the opacity of the layer to 25%. It should appear like this:

 Now order your layers like so:

12. The Final Step: Now click on the “line” layer, and select “Create a new fill/adjustment layer” from your layer menu. (It is on the bottom row, and appears like a circle, with half black, and half white. Now select “Hue/Saturation”. Fill in the following:

You’re finished! The final outcome should be similar to the following: