Creating a logo can be a tedious task but once you have a way with the Adobe Illustrator it is quite a fun task! If you are a newbie and you want to go for designing a logo; a logo for a company or for yourself as practice, keep in mind to relax and start from the very beginning. In today’s article, we shall learn about creating a very easy, simple and fun logo design.
Designing a logo for a company requires in-depth knowledge of the company, their roots, values, their products and services etc. This makes the designing task a little easy as you already know what you need so no hassle.
Let’s get started with Adobe Illustrator!!
Set up a New Project and Play with Basic Shapes:
First, create a new file, and set the attributes as per your requirements. We shall take the width and height as 1000 pixels by 1000 pixels. If you are new to logo designing, you must get a reference design. Below given image have two reference designs in it which we picked up from the internet and shall mix them up for creating our own desired type.
Taking both in the Illustrator workspace, ungroup them and delete the unwanted parts from the image. Take the ribbon and the back circles and by joining them up we get the below given image.
Add Effective Typography:
Now once you have decided the shape of your logo design consider the written matter. The font type is an essential aspect of the logo design. A good font separates a great logo design from an average one. You can stick to one font or you can go on experimenting with mixing up two or more font types. The choice is purely yours.
Consider the below-given image, the ‘cats’ is written in Seaside Resort font while the word ‘design’ is written in Silverfake font. For smaller details, another font can be used such as Caviar Dreams font.
Once you are done with selecting the font for the text, select the entire text and convert it to outlines from types. You can easily achieve this by clicking on Type and then go to Create Outline option and then your text can be manipulated easily.
For the ‘pop up’ in your logo, you have to make use of colors. The black and white logo might not look as appealing as a colored one would, but yes, exceptions are always there. But we shall make it colorful so now, put some colors that you find appropriate according to the theme of the logo.
Create Some Design Elements:
To add some twist to the logo you can create or import some design elements and add them to your logo. This will add some style to your logo design. Once you are done with adding elements to your image, start placing the text in place.
Fine-Tune The Logo Design:
Move and scale the elements to fit in the shape and then align them to give final touches your design.
Preview and then Save The Logo Design:
Once you are satisfied with the design you have made, you need to preview it and save it for future purposes like printing, sharing as a PDF, posting on the web, and more.
Kudos! Your first logo design is ready to be exported!
Adobe Illustrator is quite easy and user-friendly to use once you become familiar with the terminologies and options. This article dealt with very basic aspects of the Illustrator for constructing an easy logo design. Obviously, the software has infinite possibilities that can be incorporated in the artworks. You can use the techniques to build your design in 3 Dimensional as well. Apart from these, there are innumerable options and effects that can come handy while making your artwork.