Blogging on Chrome OS: Professionally designing a logo for your blog

Introduction

If you create a blog, you automatically end up with the step of professionally designing a logo for it.

Because what would it be without your branding? No question, that’s simply part of it! πŸ˜‰

Designing a logo on macOS | Image: Envato Elements
Designing a logo on macOS | Image: Envato Elements

There are even some graphic design apps on Chrome OS, which I will name the most popular ones.

I want to describe briefly in this post how you can design a logo on Chrome OS using Canva as an example. πŸ™‚

Graphic design apps on Chrome OS

Overview

Several graphic design tools are available as Web-, Chrome-, Android-, and Linux-applications for Chrome OS.

I’ll give you a small overview of a few well-known examples here. There are many more tools available on the web, in the Play Store, and Linux sources. However, these mostly do not have a professional approach. The following list includes a few hobby tools.

Often, you can classify the commercial offers in the professional area. However, this is partly subjective, depending on preferences. True design professionals recognize their tools immediately by the name πŸ˜‰.

Some apps are available partly online, partly offline, or even in both variants.

Web-Apps

You can launch the web apps listed here directly in Chrome using the links below. Just sign in and go if you have an account.

Canva kommerziell

Design App free, commercial (Online-Shop)

Desygner commercial

Gravit Designer commercial

ScatchPad, commercial

Photopea, Photoshop clone (ad-supported/commercial)

Vector Paint free

Chrome-Apps

You can install and use the following Chrome apps from the Chrome Web Store in your Chrome. I have linked to the direct provider page from the Web Store in each case.

Canva commercial

Design App free of charge, commercial (Online-Shop)

TinySketch

Vector Paint free, free of charge

Android-Apps

If you search for graphic design apps in the Google Play Store, you will be overwhelmed by countless search results.

I have linked a few better representatives directly here:

Adobe Illustrator Draw free-hand, commercial

Adobe Spark Poss commercial

Canva commercial

Desygner commercial

Krita (Early Access) Open Source, free of charge

Depending on the Chromebook and its integrated processor, these apps run more or less stable and fast.

Since I love web apps, I can’t provide you with any experience reports. But I will test all tools in time. I will post the results here or in my blog chrome your life-defining experience and link it.

Some of these Android apps you can use offline. One example is Krita.

Linux Applications

In the Linux Mode of Chrome OS, you can install powerful applications from the package sources, such as Gimp. I basically described this on my blog chrome your life-defining experience in this post: link or graphically via an β€œapp store” as described here: link. In it, you can search for, e.g., Gimp and install it with a few clicks on your Chromebook.

With a little more knowledge, you can also download newer versions of Gimp or the other tools mentioned here from the developer sites and install them in the Linux Mode of Chrome OS (Debian [Wikipedia] β€” packages [Wikipedia]). Moreover, use without installation (packaged as AppImage [Wikipedia] or Flatpak [Wikipedia]).

Here is a list of a few well-known tools that are not primarily intended for designing logos, but certainly allow you to do so:

GIMP Open Source, free of charge

Krita Open Source, free of charge

Inkscape GPL, free Software, free of charge

Karbon Teil von Calligra, free of charge

Blender GPL, free Software, Open Source, free of charge

Skencil Open Source, free of charge

I have used Gimp on several Chromebooks to edit images for my blogs, and I’m very happy with it. However, your Chromebook should have some power and enough memory. You won’t have much fun with it, otherwise. Current devices with Intel Core i5 from the 11th generation or an AMD from Ryzen 7 3700C upwards and with at least 8 GB β€” but better 16 GB RAM are recommended. My older Pixelbook Go with the power-saving version of an 8th generation Intel Core i5 sometimes reaches its limits when using more complex effects.

The example Canva

Now, don’t expect a step-by-step tutorial. I just want to show you that Canva is great for designing a logo and supports you wonderfully.

As you can see, it’s all pretty straightforward.

Canva costs a lot of money (prices), but it’s worth it. Besides the editing functions, there are numerous designs, elements, templates, and effects included.

Creating a logo design in the Canva web app in Chrome on Chrome OS | Image: chromeyourstartup.com
Creating a logo design in the Canva web app in Chrome on Chrome OS | Image: chromeyourstartup.com
Choosing a background for the logo in Canva's web app | Image: chromeyourstartup.com
Choosing a background for the logo in Canva’s web app | Image: chromeyourstartup.com
Selecting elements in Canva's web app | Image: chromeyourstartup.com
Selecting elements in Canva’s web app | Image: chromeyourstartup.com
Adding an element to the logo in Canva's web app | Image: chromeyourstartup.com
Adding an element to the logo in Canva’s web app | Image: chromeyourstartup.com
Adding a text to the logo, including effects in Canva's web app and rotate | Image: chromeyourstartup.de
Adding a text to the logo, including effects in Canva’s web app and rotate | Image: chromeyourstartup.de
Downloading the ready designed logo from Canva's web app | Image: chromeyourstartup.com
Downloading the ready designed logo from Canva’s web app | Image: chromeyourstartup.com

Conclusion

You can professionally design a logo for your blog on Chrome OS. πŸ˜‰

However, absolute professionals will miss the unlimited version of Adobe Illustrator, for example. Therefore, the Android version might not be enough.

What do you use? Canva too? πŸ™‚

Back to the series β€œEverything you need to know about blogging on Chrome OS.”

Ravolos aka Marcel

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Ravolos aka Marcel

Hey! πŸ˜€ I started this blog in 2018. Fitting to the blog, I want to describe myself as a true β€œGoogle Sheep,” incredibly addicted to travel and open-minded. I've been traveling the world as a digital nomad since October 2021, creating digital content on Chrome OS, travel, and mobile work.

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