How to Design an Interlocking Letter Based Logo for Your Business

By Filonia LeChat

While some businesses use intricate, picture-based logos that look like small pieces of artwork, others just use a monogram or acronym with letters. To combine the two for something less ornate but still eye-catching, design an interlocking letter-based logo. Use Windows Paint, a basic graphics program included in the Accessories folder of all Windows Operating Systems. Paint gives you two options for creating your own letter-based logos, so you can really “spell out” your company brand.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows Paint

With Fonts

Step 1

Launch Paint. If the canvas isn’t appropriately sized for your logo, click the Paint button and select “Properties.” Type the preferred dimensions into the “Width” and “Height” boxes, such as “3” and “1.5” respectively. Click the “Inches” radio button. Click the “OK” button.

Step 2

Choose a color for the logo from the “Colors” section of the ribbon. Click the “A” icon on the ribbon.

Step 3

Click the canvas. When the green “Text Tools” tab opens at the top of the screen, choose a font from the drop-down menu for the interlocking letters. Choose a font size from the menu below the font menu.

Step 4

Type the first letter, such as “H.” A blue dotted box surrounds the letter — this will not print on your logo. Click anywhere off onto the blue Paint work area to set the letter and remove the blue dotted lines.

Step 5

Click the canvas again. If you want a different font or color for the second interlocking letter, change it now. Type the second letter of the logo, which may or may not be the same as the first. Do not click off the letter this time.

Step 6

Hover the cursor over the blue box surrounding the letter until you see a four-cornered arrow icon. Drag the letter over the first until it interlocks per your preference.

Step 7

Click the Paint button and select “Save As.” Enter a name for the logo. Click the “Save as type” menu and select “GIF” or “PNG,” so your logo has a transparent background. Click the “Save” button.

By Hand

Step 1

Launch Paint. If the canvas isn’t appropriately sized for your logo, click the Paint button and select “Properties.” Type the preferred dimensions into the “Width” and “Height” boxes, such as “3” and “1.5” respectively. Click the “Inches” radio button. Click the “OK” button.

Step 2

Choose a color for the logo from the “Colors” section of the ribbon. Click the “Brushes” button on the ribbon.

Step 3

Click the first option, “Brush.” Click the “Size” button on the ribbon, and choose the bottom/thickest paintbrush option.

Step 4

Position the brush on the canvas and draw the first letter. If desired, change the color and/or brush thickness for the next letter in the logo.

Step 5

Position the brush on top of, slightly to the right of or in the middle of the first letter and draw the next logo letter. Continue until the logo is complete. Click the Paint button, and select “Save As.” Enter a name for the logo. Click the “Save as type” menu, and select “GIF” or “PNG,” so your logo has a transparent background. Click the “Save” button.

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