Are you looking for an online service to design a logo? There are a myriad of them, but does DesignEvo give you everything you need? Let’s click on their “Create a Free Logo” button to find out…
There’s a “start over” button at the top right of the page which, as the name suggests, allows you to build something from a blank slate. But most will choose the alternative: start with one template, and DesignEvo gives you thousands of choices.
The main part of the interface is dedicated to large thumbnails, with a sidebar broken down by category, to help you narrow down your selection. There is also a search box, at the top of the sidebar.
One feature that we really liked was the “similar” feature that you’ll find when hovering over a thumbnail. Clicking this button brings up other logos based on the characteristics of the one you selected. There’s even the option to further narrow the results by keyword – although you can only select one at a time. It probably would have been better to have the ability to select multiple at once.
Once you’ve found the template you like, it’s time to edit it.
The interface is pretty standard: the main preview section is on the right, with four menus on the left, where icons, fonts, shapes, and colors are.
‘Icons’ is an extensive library of black and white designs that you can add to your logo. The same goes for ‘Forms’. If you want to add another line of text, then ‘Text’ is where you need to go. You have a huge list of fonts to choose from, and if you’re looking for something a little fancier, check out the ‘Art’ section for ready-to-use designs.
But the best part of the interface is how convenient it is: every object added to your design can be manipulated directly from the main preview space.
The construction of your logo is based on a system of layers: each object is placed above another. Select one, and as long as it doesn’t overlap another too much, the interface is smart enough to know which one you want to fiddle with. Once selected, you can drag, rotate, and even resize it. As you go, you’ll get useful information like its pixel dimension, and guides will appear to make sure its position stays aligned with the rest of your design (if you want). There is also a menu that allows you to change the position of this object in the layer system, allowing you to easily place it in front or behind another.
At the top left of the preview section, you will find all the tools to modify the selected object. If it is an icon or a shape, you have access to its colors (you have the choice between a palette or click on the ‘+’ to get unlimited access to all possible color variations) , you can flip the object vertically or horizontally, and change its opacity.
Text editing has all the basic features you would expect such as the ability to change the font, its color, size and style, but there is also a menu with more advanced options such as changing the spacing between the letters or the curve of the text.
Another feature we liked is the ability to change the overall size of the design. By default, the canvas is set to 500×500 pixels, but this can be changed at any time (the canvas changes, not the elements within it – you’ll need to resize them manually if you want to have a bigger design on a bigger one) canvas ).
However, be aware that only the 300×300 logo can be downloaded for free. There are also a few conditions attached to this: transparent backgrounds are not allowed and you must give credit to DesignEvo via social media, your blog or your website. We understand the value and importance of the promotion, but we think it’s a bit odd considering that we haven’t come across any other competing service with such a requirement.
If you’re happy enough with your creation to pay for it, you have two options: Basic or Plus. Both allow you to create a logo up to 5000×5000 pixels in size, with a transparent background, which you can edit and re-upload if you wish. The Plus version also includes vector files, a copy of the fonts used, and copyright ownership. These are one-time purchases of $25 and $50 respectively.
DesignEvo’s interface is clean and simple, giving you full control over your logo design process. Direct manipulation from the main preview section is very efficient and allows you to create something truly unique in no time. As long as the “promotion” lasts (which reduces the price by 50%), the value of the paid options is comparable to that of the competition.
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