If you need to duplicate a logo, using Photoshop to create the duplicate can be intimidating. However, once you learn which tools are relevant to the job and the right way to use them, duplicating your logo in photoshop will be a breeze. So, how do you duplicate a logo in Photoshop?
To duplicate a logo in photoshop, you first need to duplicate the background layer by selecting it and using CTRL+J (CMD+J for Mac users). Once you’ve duplicated the background layer, choose the tool for selecting the logo. Then, select the logo and use the appropriate steps to duplicate it.
Below you will find step-by-step instructions for the easiest methods of duplicating your logo in Photoshop. Keep reading to avoid wasting time and frustration on a simple task.
How Can You Duplicate a Logo in Photoshop?
You can easily duplicate a logo in Photoshop by using one of the following methods:
- Copy/Paste the logo
- Dragging a new copy from the original
- Painting a duplicate with the Clone Stamp Tool
- Use the Lasso Tool
If your logo is simple in design, any of these methods will provide a quick and easy way to duplicate your logo. However, if your logo is more complex in design, it’s best to avoid using Copy/Paste or the Lasso Tool to create your duplicate.
Copy and Paste to Duplicate a Logo
The easiest method to duplicate your logo in Photoshop is the Copy/Paste method. This method is quick, simple, and to the point. This method is best for simple logos.
Unfortunately, this method may not work for complex designs. If the logo you need to duplicate features an intricate design, you may want to skip to other options.
How to Use Copy/Paste to Duplicate a Logo in Photoshop
- Use the selection tool of your choice to select your logo as precisely as possible. It usually helps make a more precise selection if you loom in on the logo.
- Once the logo is selected, use CTRL+C to copy your selection.
- Use CTRL+V to paste the duplicate copy of your logo.
Duplicate the Logo by Dragging It
The dragging method is another one of the easiest ways to duplicate a logo in photoshop. When you follow all the steps correctly, this method will allow you to click the logo and drag an exact copy to the placement of your choice.
How to Use the Drag Duplicate Method in Photoshop
- Open Photoshop on your computer and add the image with the logo you want to duplicate.
- Click on the original background layer tab located on the right side of your screen. Once the layer is selected, use CTRL+J on yourwindows computer’s keyboard to duplicate the layer. If you’re using a Mac computer, use CMD+J to duplicate the layer.
- Select the new layer that appeared.
- Go back to your toolbar to the left and click the selection tool that will best outline your logo. If your logo is not a standard shape, the Lasso tool will be best.
- Use the tool to outline your logo as closely as you can.
- Press V on your keyboard to select the Move tool.
- Press and hold ALT on your keyboard, then click the logo and drag it to the side while still holding the ALT button. If you want to keep the logos in line with one another, you can hold ALT+SHIFT while clicking and dragging the copy of the logo.
Duplicate the Logo with the Clone Stamp Tool
The Clone Stamp Tool is another easy way to duplicate a logo using Photoshop. The best part about using this method is that you don’t need to manually select the logo, removing the challenge of precisely outlining it.
Once you go through the preparation steps, you can click once on the logo and then paint an exact duplicate wherever you choose.
How to Duplicate with the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop
- Open photoshop and add the image you wish to use to duplicate your logo to the background layer.
- Go to the Layers Panel and click the background layer to select it.
- Use CTRL+J to duplicate the layer.
- Click the duplicate layer you just created to select it.
- Select the Clone Stamp Tool from your toolbar on the far left.
- When the options appear to choose the brush size, choose the size that will be easiest to clone your logo with. For example, if the logo is small, you should use a smaller brush. The same applies if your logo is medium to larger sized.
- At the top of your screen, ensure that you have “Aligned” checked and that the drop-down menu is set to Current and Below.
- Press and hold ALT while clicking to select your logo with the clone stamp tool.
- Choose where you want to place your duplicate logo and start painting by clicking without holding the ALT key.
Use the Lasso Tool to Duplicate Your Logo
- Add the image you need to pull your logo from to the background layer in photoshop.
- Select the lasso tool from the toolbar.
- Click to loop the lasso around your logo. It’s best to be as precise as possible during this step to avoid imperfections.
- With the area selected, use CTRL+J to duplicate. You should now see a new layer that only has your logo.
- Press V on your keyboard, or go to the toolbar to select the move tool.
- Click the area you duplicated and drag it to your desired new location.
If you notice that your duplicate logo doesn’t blend the way it should, you can double-click on the layer where the duplicate is located and adjust the Blend Slider until it looks right.
As you can see, you have many options for duplicating your logo. While some methods work better than others depending on the type of logo you need to duplicate, trial and error is the only sure way to know which method will be best for your logo’s design.
Now you know exactly how to duplicate a logo in Photoshop. Once you discover the best method for you, you’ll be a pro in no time.