Google Chrome Logo Design

Google Chrome Logo Design

A detailed tutorial on how to create this awesome logo.

Begin working by creating a new file (File>New) of 854×854 px and 72 dpi. Use on it the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent the basis for the logotype to be of the Google Chrome browser.

Google Chrome Logo Design

Select for this layer the parameters from below by making a mouse click on this layer on the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Google Chrome Logo Design

Gradient’s parameters:

Google Chrome Logo Design
Google Chrome Logo Design

Using the same tool, try to make the next layer of the same element. Firstly apply the Ellipse Tool (U) to mark out the outside edges of the layer and then choose the Pen Tool (P) to cut out an inside opening. Its shape may be corrected with the Convert Point Tool.

Google Chrome Logo Design
Google Chrome Logo Design

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

Google Chrome Logo Design
Google Chrome Logo Design

Make a copy of the recently made layer and use on it the Free Transform option. Press Maintain aspect ratio and make uniformly the copy smaller and then displace it easily. Move off the layer’s effect out of the copy. Select also the color #4E4A4A for the layer’s copy. Place the new layer under the previous one. This will be the shadow’s layer.

Google Chrome Logo Design

Create a new layer and use on it a standard brush (Brush Tool (B)) to paint the logotype’s sectors. Press preliminary Alt button and make a mouse click between the top logotype’s layer and the new one.

Google Chrome Logo Design
Google Chrome Logo Design
Google Chrome Logo Design

Make a new copy of the logotype’s layer and apply the Bevel and Emboss options for the copy. Use the Convert Point Tool to change the placement of the tops and move off the layer’s effect. Place this new layer lower than the logotype’s layer with the effect (Bevel and Emboss), but above the layer containing the logotype’s shadow.

Google Chrome Logo Design

Create a new layer again situating it above the previous made one and do the same operations we did when painting the top layer (meaning the layer situated above the shadow’s layer, but lower than the logotype’s one).

Google Chrome Logo Design
Google Chrome Logo Design
Google Chrome Logo Design

Make a copy of the mask’s layer where we’ve used those three colors to paint the top layer of the logotype. Choose for this layer the Burn Tool (O) and the Dodge Tool (O) to draw several highlights and shadows on the logotype.

Google Chrome Logo Design
Google Chrome Logo Design

Using the Ellipse Tool (U), try to represent the central element of the logotype. Place its layer lower than the top layer of the logotype.

Google Chrome Logo Design

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Google Chrome Logo Design

Blending Options>Inner Shadow

Google Chrome Logo Design

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Google Chrome Logo Design

Gradient’s parameters:

Google Chrome Logo Design
Google Chrome Logo Design

Try to represent the highlight’s ring around the logotype’s central part. For the beginning apply the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent the outside borders and then press Alt button while using the same tool to cut out an opening.

Google Chrome Logo Design

The layer’s parameters: Fill 40%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Google Chrome Logo Design

Gradient’s parameters:

Google Chrome Logo Design
Google Chrome Logo Design

Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the ring’s layer of the highlight and the previous layer:

Google Chrome Logo Design
Google Chrome Logo Design

On this stage we need to represent a highlight on the lowest part of the logotype. Select the Ellipse Tool (U) and represent the outside edges of the highlight along the bottom edge of the same logotype. Press the Alt button, while using the same tool, to erase the unnecessary elements of the picture. The layer’s color in this case is white.

Google Chrome Logo Design

The layer’s parameters: Fill 25%
Blending mode-Lighter Color


Google Chrome Logo Design

The logotype is finished!

View full size here.