Adding a logo is a great way to add color to a self-hosted blog. The logo featured below is set as my Twitter and Instagram profile pic. Self-hosting a blog for me has been a roller coaster ride. There is so much to learn; however, I am enjoying the process of. A quick search on the App store and I found the free Watercolor Logo Maker app. With no logo making experience, here’s my experience creating a logo with this app and how you can too.
Watercolor Logo Maker app is free to download; however, not all the options in the app is free. First and foremost, here’s a logo I created with the free options available on the app:
Overall, it is fairly easy to use, however, it is pretty basic for me. I couldn’t add my own picture for one and the free options are limited. For $9.99 I can unlock all the features offered in the app.
- Of the five choices on this first screen, only the first/top choice is available for free. If I pay, I can unlock the other features.
- I chose the only option for me on this screen and created a purple watercolor circle, which when active, can be altered in size and opacity and can be rotated via the menu on the bottom of the screen.
- Underneath the watercolor circle, are the words “Double Tap”. Double tap the words to change the text. When the word is active, you can change the font, delete or relocate the word, change the size, curve, and opacity and rotate it.
- Right underneath the circle and text is the menu where each feature can be altered. To unlock all the features on this app, there is a $9.99 app user fee. The menu categories are as follows:
- Adjust: size, rotate, opacity
- Text: change the font, size, rotate, curve, spacing
- Color: change the color of the font, water circle, and additional art.
- Eraser: this 3D Logo Eraser is only available for $2.99 or with the $9.99 fee
- There are 10 fonts available for free. For $2.99 you may unlock all the fonts available on the app.
- You can add other features on the watercolor circle and text to jazz it up a bit using the menu on the bottom of the screen. (Does anyone still say “jazz it up”?!)
- Under Color tab, whichever feature is active, you may change the color here.
- There are 10 colors available for free. To unlock the rest, you can either pay $9.99 to unlock all the features or $2.99 to unlock the Colors and Foils.
- Additional Art. There are 12 Art Categories available, not all within the category are free. To unlock all the Art feature, it will cost $2.99.
- Basic: all free.
- Food: none available for free.
- Fun: none available for free.
- Animal: none available for free.
- Ribbons: 3 are available for free, the rest is available for @2.99.
- Badges: 3 are available for free,the rest is available for @2.99
- Wreathes: 3 are available for free, the rest is available for @2.99
- Rings: 3 are available for free, the rest is available for @2.99
- Flourish: 3 available for free, the rest is available for @2.99
- Floral: 3 available for free, the rest is available for @2.99
- Dividers: 3 available for free, the rest is available for @2.99
- Splatters: 3 available for free, the rest is available for @2.99
- Each of these art can be altered by size, opacity, and rotated, under the Adjust category on the menu on the bottom of the screen.
- Once satisfied with the logo, you may download to save the logo onto your cell.
- JPEG format is free or PNG format is $2.99.
Here’s what I ended up with playing around with free options on the app:
I think the logos I created are okay. It reminds me of Nerds candy. Haha. I’m not 100% happy with it but it was done for free with limited features. Check out the logo I ended up with featured on my Twitter header here. The logo does not perfectly fit into my Twitter header so I had to alter it a bit thru the app to make it look better and not as cut off.
I will definitely play with other free logo maker apps, one of which is Canva brought to my attention by a fellow blogger: @WhatShedidNext.
On the same note, adding photos is another fabulous way to add color to your blog. If you are in need of some refresher course to maximize your photography skills, I found an amazing non-profit organization that offers a free online learning platform. Click here to find out more.
What free logo maker app have you had success with? Do share.