Promote yourself shamelessly with a personalized designer logo.
Adobe Illustrator can make an artist out of us all! Join us for this series of videos and discover how simple it is to create a personalized logo using vector based images, which can scale to any size without losing quality. We’ll lay the building blocks for your logo in this first video by drawing some basic shapes in Illustrator. And if you need any help ask us anything in our tutorial forum.
- Set up a new document (0:23)
- Draw shapes (1:08)
Manipulate shapes like a pro.
- Unite shapes (0:15)
- Direct Selection tool (1:00)
See how easy it is to use the tools available in Illustrator to tweak the shapes you just created to get them looking exactly how you want them to look for your logo.
Coloring graphics is a snap.
- Manipulate colors (0:06)
- The Gradient tool (0:33)
Fine tune the coloring and shading of the shapes you just created as you get familiar with the color and gradient tool options available in Illustrator.
Don’t look now, but you’ve already drawn your logo.
- Add symbols (0:20)
- The Layers panel (1:40)
If you thought drawing and coloring shapes was easy, wait until you see how easy it is to add and edit pre-defined shapes to your design using the symbols library available in Illustrator. With just a few clicks you’ll see how simple it is to bring your logo to life!
More magic with symbols.
- Edit symbols (0:14)
- Direct selction tool (0:36)
Now that you have all of your symbols in place, see in this next video how editing your symbols is as easy as editing your shapes as your logo starts to come to life.
Spicing up your design with effects.
- Apply effects (0:04)
- Add a drop shadow (0:30)
No design is complete without adding in some slick effects and your logo is no exception. Finish off your design by adding in a nice drop-shadow effect with a few clicks.
And the final touch…
- Lock & add layers (0:15)
- Add text (0:40)
- Style text (2:26)
And finally, personalize the logo and make it your own by adding your name as text to the final design. Now get out there and use this logo to market those newly minted design skills!