I am so into dots right now. They are perfect for a contemporary monogram design. So, I have decided to do a tutorial to show you how to create a monogram like the logo on my personal blog FabBriannaNichole.blogspot.com. Which, btw, has lots of photoshop tutorials on how to edit pictures.
Here is the look that we are going for:
Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new Canvas (Ctrl + N or File > New). Use my settings.
Step 2 Click on the Add New Layer icon, to add a new layer.
Step 3 Select the Ellipse Tool and select Paths (the square at the top with a pen in it).
Step 4 Hold down the Shift key and draw a circle. Holding the shift key will constran the proportions. Select the Painbrush tool and set it to hard edged brush about 70 pixels.
Step 5 Hit F5 or go to Window > Brushes to open the bush settings.
Step 6 Highlight Brush Tip Shape. Change the Angle to 0% and Set the Spacing to around 200%.
Step 7 In the Layer Pallet window select the Paths tab. Click on the Open Circle icon at the bottom. Your dots should appear.
Note: The dots in your circle may not be spaced correctly. If so; hit Ctrl + Z. This will undo the last action. Go back to the brush settings (f5) and change the spacing. Keep doing this until your dot spacing is perfect.
Step 8 Select the WorkPath layer and drag it to the trash can. This will get rid of the line between your dots. Select the Layers tab.
Step 9 Select the Ellipse tool, and change the type to Shape Layers, create a new layer and draw a circle smaller than the one you already created. Remember to hold down the Shift button.
I made mine red, feel free to use any color you like.
The rest of the steps are up to you. Use your imagination and make a totally unique monogram, or copy the one I created.
Step 10 Follow the pervious steps to create another circlee of dots in another color. Use the Move tool to move it down a little, like in my monogram.
Just add some text and you are finished.
Hope you enjoyed the monogram tutorial,