Design is how you put the basic visual elements together in a specific project, for a particular purpose. The basic elements are: line, color, shape, space, texture, form, and value.
The basic principles of design are:
Workshop: Intro to Photoshop Elements workspace: The basics of manipulating photographs
Project: Create a logo with Adobe Photoshop Elements
What do you want to express or communicate with the logo?
Image + Text: what is the relationship between them?
Which font will you use and why?