In this tutorials I will teach you the steps to design Skype main LOGO in Adobe Photoshop, just follow the below mentioned step carefully and I am sure can make it easily.
1. Open Photoshop (In XP: Start>>Programs >> Adobe Photoshop CSx)
2. Open new worksheet with pixel 500×200
3. First of all REMEBER to leave the background layer empty (Important)
4. Insert new layer by ( Layer>> New>> layer) Or you can follow up the shortcut (shift+ctrl+N) Or just see below the “background layer” at bottom second last option.
5. Now you are ready to work on the picture.
6. Color the whole image with See Blue (See the color in picture to find accurate). By using Paint bucket Tool and select color from pallets.
Example: in Picture skype.
7. Insert a new layer and Color that one to white.
Example: in Picture skype1
8. Now Enter up the text by using “Horizontal Type Tool” in tools to write the “skype”. (Do stretch the Box for writing)
Example: in Picture skype2
9. Now Go to the White colored layer which you entered before and delete that layer. (right click on layer and delete).
10. Now can add the “TM” as a text (By using same method of step 8) and use Eraser Tool from Tools to Erase and give the shape of skype clouds.
Example: in Picture skype3
11. Now select the layer 1 (Where see blue color is painted), First click to “Gradient Tool” from Tools. then follow the example image 4 Go to Layer>>Layer Style>>Gradient Overlay
Example: in Picture skype4
12. Please Follow the image to make your setting complete
Example: in Picture skype5 and skype6
13. Here you goes All done!. Save your work by File>>Save As (and browser to your Pc and select the location).
14. Final merge all layers except the background by holding (Ctrl, and click all working layers, When selected just right click and select merge layers. And save it to disk (File>>Save As) and name it and save it on the JPEG or BMP format. (For final looks)