To start off with we need to create a new document (File > New). The size I have chosen is 540 by 440 pixels (you can leave the other settings to their defaults).
To fill in the background with a radial gradient we are go
ing to be setting our foreground to a dark brown (#2b201b) and our background colour to a darker brown (#1f1511). Select the gradient tool from the toolbox and set it to radial. Left click somewhere in the top left quarter, drag to the bottom right and release.
Secondly, we are going to be making the shape of the logo we are going to be building from. So create a new layer (Layer > New > Layer) and select the elliptical marquee tool. Make a circle in the middle of the document 300 by 300 pixels.
We are now going to be filling the selection with a green gradient. Use the same method as we did in step 1 for the background to add a radial gradient from a light green (#bad43d) to a darker green (#8ca926).
Now we are going to be taking a slice out of the circle by making a selection on top of the circle (taking up about three quarters but leaving the left and bottom parts). Hit delete on your keyboard and you should be left with something like this.
Duplicate the moon shaped layer (Ctrl + J). Rotate it anti-clockwise a couple of notches (Ctrl + T and then drag around the outside of the box).
Repeat step 4 and you should have something like this as your shape, easy huh?
Now we are going to be shrinking it. I made the shape large at first for two reasons: so that it will have more detail if we want to expand the logo for some reason, and because it is easier to work with when it’s larger with some of the previous steps.
Select the three moon shaped layers and merge them together (Ctrl + E). Scale it down to about a quarter of the size (Ctrl + T and drag one of the corner boxes inwards).
Move the logo across to the so that you have room to add in some text shortly.
We are now going to be applying an outer glow to our logo.
Layer > Layer Styles > Outer Glow
The last task is to add the text for the logo. Select the text tool and add in some text. The font I used is Delicious and font size 60 pt.
Lastly we are going to be adding a couple of layer styles to the text layer.
Layer > Layer Style > Outer Glow
Layer > Layer Style > Gradient Overlay
And here’s the finished logo.