1. Adobe Illustrator
- The pixel grid makes it easy to cleanly align objects.
- The precise shape-building tools, brushes, and advanced path controls give you the freedom to create almost any graphic you can think of.
- Perspective grids can help create realistic depth and distance.
- When color needs to be used sparingly, gradients can be very effective. Illustrator enables interactions with gradients directly on an object. Users can even apply gradients to individual strokes while still controlling placement and opacity.
However, Illustrator, with so many advanced design tools, can be intimidating for beginners. It’s also a bit more expensive than most logo makers at $20.99 per month. If you’re new to graphic design, a more basic, low-cost program may be more up your alley.
If your main logo priority is creating the design quickly, Logomaker could be just what you need. Even those without any previous design experience can create a brand new logo in minutes using this online wizard.
- There’s a huge selection of artwork to build on—more than 10,000 icons and images, all created by professional designers.
- Customization is somewhat limited. Once you’ve created a logo with a template, you can change the font, text, and colors, but the main template design remains the same.
- Once you’ve created and saved a logo, you can pay $39.99 to download the original artwork.
For someone who’s interested in quickly making a logo at a reasonable cost, Logomaker is a decent solution. However, the tool’s limited customization makes it a poor choice for creating highly stylized, unique logos.
Like Logomaker, Laughingbird’s Logo Creator requires minimal design skills and investment with built-in templates and a reasonable one-time price.
- Laughingbird comes with over 170 logo templates and over 200 elements to drop into logos. You can also upload your own graphics to customize your logo further.
- There’s a range of special effects and text options to apply to logo templates.
- The design software costs $37 as a one-time fee with unlimited logo edits.
- The style of the logo templates tends to be bold and loud, so the software is best for informal companies.
Affordable and easy to use, Laughingbird is a great option for those who want to quickly create a logo with a fun, less conventional look. If you’re going for a more traditional aesthetic though, it’s best to go with a tool that has more formal templates or more customization options.