Server Logos can be difficult to make by yourself but there are plenty of both free, and paid options out there that are available. In this article, we’ll look into all of those options and also show you how to assign it as a server-icon, so that it shows in the multiplayer server list.
How To Make A Server Logo
Most artists usually sketch out their design first. Then, they’ll scan it and draw it on their computer by using their sketch as a reference.
Software To Make A Logo Yourself
If you’re talented at graphic design, there is free and amazing software out there such as GIMP and PAINT.NET, that you’re able to install and use for free.
If you don’t need as many features, some websites will do a similar kind of job, without the need of installing any software on your computer. Sites such as Pixlr are great to use and are amazing for the price of nothing.
If you’re more advanced, it’s certainly worth purchasing software such as Adobe’s Photoshop or Illustrator. If you can work with vectors, Illustrator may be more fit for the job, but both are amazing for making icons.
Get It Made By A Professional
There are artists out there that sell their work online. You may find these artists on forums such as MC-Market or MC-Trades. You can either buy premade art, which is usually found in the “Resources” section, or you can find an artist to make you an exclusive server logo, in one of the Media & GFX design sub-forums.
Other than that, websites like WoodPunchGraphics provide easy-to-use templates specifically for Minecraft servers, which you can put together to create a pretty logo. Prices can range anywhere from really low to really high, depending on the quality and complexity of the server logo you’re looking for.
How To Set Your Server-Icon
- Make sure your logo is named “server-icon” and it is in a “.png” format (“server-icon.png”) – otherwise it will not work. Also, make sure the icon’s width and height are exactly 64 pixels.
- Head to the game panel in your host’s site and left-click on the panel that says “File Manager”.
- Go to the top where it says “Upload” and then “File”.
- Select your icon and upload it.
- Then restart your server to save the changes.
If you host your server locally, you will simply have to place your logo in your server directory – Just make sure its name and size are as described in step 1 above.