For ages the go-to Starbucks logo maker app, to put your own name in a Starbucks logo, was at http://www.festisite.com/logo/starbucks/. However, that Starbucks logo maker app disappeared several months ago, most likely the result of a cease and desist from Starbucks’ attorneys. But it’s still possible to make your own Starbucks logo – just be sure that you are using it for parody purposes, and that it can’t be confused with the actual Starbucks logo.
In fact, one only has to do a Google image search for “starbucks logo maker” to realize that lots of people are making personalized parodies of the Starbucks logo.
So what are they using to make these customized Starbucks-style logos, now that the Festisite site is no longer offering the Starbucks logo maker?
Or, more to the point, how can you make your own Starbucks logo?
First, remember, again, that you can only use this for parody purposes, and even then, there is no guarantee that Starbucks isn’t going to come after you.
The first thing to do is to find a blank Starbucks logo, by which we mean, one that doesn’t have any lettering on it. It will look like this:
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Ok, now that you have your logo background, how you put your wording onto it depends on how particular you are about it fitting the curves of the background. ‘
If you don’t care if your lettering is straight on the curved background, then just go into your favourite image editing software and add your text. The easiest way to edit an image on the fly, if you have a Mac, is to use your email program!
If you want your text to follow the curves of the background, however, you are going to have to get a bit more creative.
As by far the most widely used image editing program is Photoshop, here is the quick(er) and dirty way to create curved text with Photoshop:
And here is the more ‘correct’ way to do it, at PhotoShopTutorials.ws.
And while you’re in a Starbucks kind of mood, be sure to check out our Starbucks name generator!
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