Make Type in a Circle to Create a Round Logo in Illustrator

Make Type in a Circle to Create a Round Logo in Illustrator


Hi everybody, thanks again for coming back
to oneminutedigital.com. Today’s a little bit longer tutorial or advanced – it’s nothing
really “advanced”, it’s just that it takes a little more time to explain these things,
but this is really basic and I’m going to show you how to make type in a circle to create
a round logo. Now a lot of you probably played with the Type on a Path tool, Type on Circle,
and it it works but it just doesn’t look good and it takes a little bit of doing to get
it to do what you want, so I’m going to show you today how to do this. Okay, so I’m going to move this aside and
were going to start from scratch. On your toolbar select the Ellipse tool. It defaults
to the Rectangle tool, select the Ellipse tool and click anywhere on your artboard.
And I’m going to start with a 5 x 5 inch circle. Again, with it still selected, click anywhere
on the art board and make a 4 x 4 inch circle. Okay, and click anywhere on the art board,
and I’m going to make a 3.5 x 3.5 inch circle. Now, select them all and we have a bunch of
blobby circles together, we’re going to get rid of that Fill and just make it a Stroke.
Now you can see all the circles. What we need to do is get them Aligned so they’re exactly
one on top another and sort of centered. So, Selecting All of them, go up to the top and
you have your Alignment tools up here, these are the bunch of shapes with the lines next
to them. And they will help you Distribute the circles evenly so they are one on top
of another. So go to the box that starts right before those shapes start, click and hold,
and make sure “Align to Selection”is selected. It defaults to “Align to Artboard” – make
sure it says “Align to Selection.” And then browse through here, click on the shapes that
are in the center: here’s the Horizontal Align Center. Click there, and you can see it put
them all together horizontally. And now keep looking and find you Vertical Align Center.
Click that one, and now they’re perfectly in place, one on top of another. And that’s
the way we want them. Now if you can see in the finished version
here, there’s an outer circle, there’s the type on a circle, and there’s an inner circle
where the star is. SO that’s these 3 circles. Our type is going to go on that center circle.
SO with that selected, with your White Arrow, we need to cut this line – this circle, rather
– in half. And you can do that by selecting your Scissors tool. Now look on your toolbar
til you find your Eraser, that’s the default. Click and hold, a select the Scissors Tool,
the little scissors icon there. And now I’m going to zoom in a little bit, and we’re going
to have to cut this circle in half. Click there and on the other side click right where
that little white box is, and click there. And what that did, if you use your White Arrow,
is it cut that circle into the top half and the bottom half. Which is perfect, that’s
what we want. Now, with that circle selected, with your
White Arrow tool click on your Type tool and we’re going to work on the top part now. So,
hover over there until you see that sort of squiggly line, click anywhere and now we’re
going to start typing. So we’re going to say: MAKE TYPE IN A CIRCLE because that’s what’s
going to go on top. Um, great, but it’s ah, small and it’s not centered and it looks weird.
So select it, and then go to Window>Type>Character and let’s make it bigger, just
kind of bump up that font size a little bit til it gets to be the size that you want.
And that looks good I think that’s a good enough size. It’s not in the center though,
so over here on your White Arrow, when you click on there you see you get this, like,
white box with some handles – there’s a handle in the center, and there’s another handle
over here. What we want to do is click that handle – not in the white box – but click
on that handle and drag it til it gets to this where that line started. And now that
line is there and that line is there and now you can see your type is in the center. If
it’s not, go up here to your Paragraph Tools, it might be on Align Left, or Align Right
– we want to make sure it’s in the center so now it’s perfectly where we want it to
be. Now we want to do the bottom line. So click
on there with your White Arrow, go over here to your Type Tool, click anywhere and start
typing. I’m going to say: TO MAKE A CIRCULAR LOGO. (I think I spelled that wrong) And as
you’ve probably noticed, all that type disappeared. It’s still there but it doesn’t show because
it’s designed to go this way instead of the way we want it to go. Don’t worry about that.
Again, go over to your White Arrow until you get these weird little handles, the white
box with the handles, click that handle and drag it over to the where that line starts.
And I did spell it wrong. CIRCULAR, circular logo. And that is too many words to fit on
that line so it makes them disappear again, so what you want to do is click here, and
Select everything and go up to your Character Palate, and you’re going to have to bump it
down a little biut til everything fits there. And there you go, we just bumped it down one
font size and now everything fits there to make it – oops! (sign) I did it again. CIRCULAR-
it’s hard to read upside down. I know that now – and now we can bump it back up probably
and it’ll be fine. There we go, okay. So now we have our type in a circle perfectly
aligned but, ah, design-wise, I think it’s much better when you’re making a circular
logo, to have your type read left to right on the top and on the bottom, so people don’t
break their necks trying to read the rest of your words here. So what we need to do
in that case is select that again with your White Arrow, go up to Type>Type on a Path
>Type on a Path Options. That brings up a box here. The first thing you want to do is
select Preview so we can see the changes that we’re making to this line. (coughs) Now, obviously
the next thing you do is just Flip it. We want to Flip it so it read left to right,
and there we go. It does, it flipped it, it reads left to right, but it’s weird, it squished
all the letters together and it cut some of them off. Now you have to play with some of
the rest of the settings. Right now, by default, the type is aligned to the Baseline. Play
with some of the rest of them and you’ll find Ascender, Descender, Center and Baseline.
And you’ll find the one that you want. Ascender is perfect. Say OK, and there we go, now it
reads left to right on the top and left to right on the bottom. But as you might notice,
they are not exactly aligned. If we click here with the White Arrow we can see that
the bottom of the letter forms are kissing that baseline. They are right on that blue
like there in Illustrator. If we click on the bottom, you can see that they’re a little
bit away from that Baseline and they’re pushing out more towards that outer circle. We can
fix that by going back to your Character Palate and finding the Baseline Shift Tool and that’s
the Big A with the little a and the arrow underneath. Just bump it a few points up,
up, up, up, up until it hits that line and kisses it just like the other one. In this
case it’s about 6 points.And now if you select both of them you can see that the type is
exactly aligned. The bottom of the top is hugging the baseline, and the top of the bottom
is hugging the baseline, if that makes any sense. So that’s perfect! The only thing we
have to do now is spice it up a little bit, and make it look like a logo. So, clicking on that outer circle, let’s give
it a Fill. Let’s give it a nice red fill. Woo! That is very bold. And for the Stroke,
clicking on the Stroke in your toolbar, we’re going to go to Window>Stroke and that will
bring up your Stroke Options. Let’s just make it a nice, thick stroke to make it a bold
logo and I think that looks good. You also have the option in here for your Stroke Alignment
to align to the Center, to the Inside or to the Outside. Inside pushes it in a little
bit close, Outside I think is perfect. And that is a good shape, I think and a good thickness
for that Stroke. Okay, that’s great now we have the inside:
clicking on that inside circle, over here in your toolbar let’s make it not a Stroke
but just a Solid Fill. There we go now it’s just solid black and starting to look a lot
more like a logo. Now let’s put that Star in the center and you can use anything, I’m
just using this for demonstration but you can put a picture, an illustration, any thing
you want that is your logo. Over here on your Ellipse Tool, click and hold until you find
the Star Tool and now I’m going to zoom out a little bit. And, holding down Shift click
and drag a Star – that just keeps it standing straight up and not kind of flipping all over
the place. So click and drag til you get a good sized Star. Off the art board there.
Let’s make it white and drag it over here. Little bit big, lets make it a little bit
smaller.Put it in the center there, and I think that’s a good size. Let’s get another
Star, holding down Shift, click and drag a little small one. Move it over there to fill
in that space. Now do Edit>Copy or Command C, and Edit>Paste in Place, or Shift Command
V. Deselect it, then holding down Shift click and drag – and that drags that copy over and
it stays in alignment with the rest of it. And there we go, it’s starting to look a LOT
like a logo, but I think maybe this need a Stroke. So Select this one, hold down Shift,
select the other one, and back in our, ah actually go over here to your toolbar and
make it a Fill and Stroke – by default that’s white and black – and now we can bump up that
the weight of that a little bit. That might be a little thick. Make it align to the Outside,
yeas that’s a little thick, lets bring it down. But I think that looks perfect. And
now you can change the color of the top, make that white and I think that looks a lot actually
I think that looks exactly like this one except I added the little extra there: Established
in 2014. And that was white and Iput it right there at the bottom. You can do lots of cool
things : put another little picture there, another Star, more Shapes, anything but now
it looks a lot like a logo and I think that is wonderful. And now what you can do is Select everything
and you scale it up and down and you can make it fit to whatever you want it to fit to.
One thing I want to address here, since it is a little bit longer tutorial, a lot of
people say: “when I select everything and scale it down, my stroke gets really thick
and it looks weird.” That’s really easy to fix. Up here in the Illustrator Preferences
>General you have the option to Scale your Strokes and Effects. You can see if you don’t
have that checked and you scale everything down that stroke stayed really really thick
and we can zoom in you can see that the stroke around that star go thick and it bumps into
the outside and it looks terrible. So what you want to do is go to Illustrator>Preferences
>General and make sure Scale Stroke and Effects is checked. And then, when you size everything
down those strokes will scale down as well, and it’ll keep everything in proportion. That
happens a lot and it’s that’s the easy fix for it. Okay so there is your Creating Type in a Circle
Logo. I hope that was helpful. Thanks again so much for watching and until next time,
bye-bye.

How To Create a Stylish Single Weight Line Art Logo in Adobe Illustrator

How To Create a Stylish Single Weight Line Art Logo in Adobe Illustrator


Hello everyone this is Chris from Spoon Graphics
back with another video tutorial. I’ve been focuing on a lot of Photoshop effects
in my uploads recently so I thought I’d open up Adobe Illustrator and have some fun creating
some nice vector artwork, so in today’s tutorial we’re going to look at creating a stylish
single weight line art logo. Even though the entire design is made just
using lines, there’s a range of Illustrator tools and techniques we’ll use throughout
this tutorial which you can incorporate into your arsenal. This style of illustration is pretty popular
with badge style logo designs, particularly those with an outdoors theme with landscape
scenes, so that’s the type of design I’ll be making in this guide. It features a simplistic mountain range with
trees, clouds and snow capped peaks, along with stylised linework to represent water
and sun rays. So begin by opening up Adobe Illustrator and
create a new document. I’m working with a generic A4 sized landscape
layout with the rules measurements in millimetres. Select the Line tool from the toolbar and
clear out the default white fill, leaving just a black stroke. Click and drag from one point to another across
the artboard while holding shift to draw a straight line. In the Stroke panel, increase the weight to
around 3pt, then check the round cap and round corner options to give it a smooth appearance. Switch over to the Selection tool, then hold
the ALT key while dragging the shape to make a copy. Before releasing, hold the Shift key tool
to make sure the copy moves perfectly vertical, then release the mouse. Use the shortcut for Transform Again, which
is CMD+D, or CTRL+ D on Windows, to create 5 or so duplicates of this line with even
spacing between them. Draw a selection around all the lines except
the top one, then go to Effect>Distort & Transform>Zig Zag. Turn on the Preview checkbox so you can see
the affect the settings have, then configure them Smooth, 1mm size with the Absolute option,
then alter the number of ridges to produce a nice wavy line to represent water. Be sure to leave it at an odd number so the
wavy line ends with a peak at both ends. Switch back to the Line tool, then head to
the View menu and check you have Smart Guides enabled. Use the little pink tooltip to find the centre
of the line, then carefully move your mouse upwards to stay centralised. Draw a diagonal line and snap it back to intersect
the horizontal line. Go to Object>Transform>Reflect and make
sure the Vertical option is checked, then hit the Copy button. Switch to the Select tool and move this line
until it snaps to form a triangle shape. Hold the Shift key to ensure it moves perfectly
straight. Draw a selection around both lines then hold
the ALT key while dragging with the mouse to make a copy. Position this duplicate to one side so it
overlaps both the original triangle and the horizontal line. Select the Scissors tool from under the Eraser
group in the toolbar. Use the Smart Guides to snip the lines where
they intersect, then press the backspace key to delete the excess. Draw a selection around the two lines that
make up this triangle shape, then go to Object>Transform>Reflect. Hit Copy to make a duplicate, then position
it on the other side. The Smart Guides might not snap it into place
exactly, so some nudging is sometimes required. Select the Line tool again and draw a horizontal
line across the top of the middle triangle. Go to Effect and select Zig Zag. Change the settings back to Corner, then reduce
the number of ridges to 5. Nudge this shape downwards with the keyboard
cursor keys so it fits within the triangle. Use the Line tool to draw a short horizontal
line on the edge of one of the smaller triangles. Switch to the Selection tool and hold the
ALT key to make a duplicate, while dragging the copy towards the top of the shape. Shift and click each lines to select them
both, then go to Object>Blend>Make. Head straight back to Object>Blend>Blend
Options and change the settings to Specified Steps with a value of around 7. Go to Object>Transform>Reflect. Hit Copy and move this duplicate into position
on the other mountain triangle shape. Next, we’ll create some cloud shapes. Use the Ellipse tool to draw a small circle
while holding the Shift key. Draw another one at a slightly smaller size
that overlaps. Switch to the Rectangle tool and draw a shape
that intersects the two circles right at the halfway point of the lower circle. Switch to the Selection tool and draw a selection
around all three shapes, then activate the Shape Builder tool. Click and drag between the circle first of
all to merge them together, then hold the ALT key while clicking and dragging the lower
rectangle area to clip these shape away to leave a cloud outline. Position this cloud shape with the Selection
tool so it overlaps one of the mountains. Switch to the Scissors tool and snip the path
where the two shapes intersect and delete the overlap. Hold the ALT key while clicking and dragging
with the Selection tool to make a few copies for the other mountains. Use the Reflect transformation to flip some
for the other sides. The key to making line art like this is simplifying
objects as much as possible. Let’s make a tree using just lines. Begin with a straight vertical line as the
tree trunk. Switch to the Arc tool from under the Line
tool group, then use the Smart Guides to snap to the top point. Hold shift to make a smooth quarter circle
path. Hold the ALT and Shift keys while dragging
a duplicate with the Selection tool, then use the CMD+D Transform Again shortcut to
quickly add a couple more copies. If you want to extend the length of the tree
tunk line, you can use the Direct Selection tool to drag just the lowermost point. Select and make reflected copies of the these
tree branch lines, then use the snapping functionality of the Smart Guides to position them on the
other side. Draw a selection around all the paths that
form the tree and press CMD+G to Group. Position the first tree centrally within the
middle mountain, then drag a copy to one side. Rather than scale the tree down and affect
the proportions of the stroke weight, overlap it with the horizontal line then use the Direct
Selection tool to delete the lowermost branches and shorten the trunk to size. Place a few copies of this tree elsehwere
in the scene. Select the Ellipse tool and hover over the
end of the horizontal line to find the starting point, then drag out a circle that finishes
at the other end. Move this circle downwards until the upper
portion surrounds the main mountain scene but just overlaps the clouds slightly. Use the Scissors tool to snip the path and
delete the lower portion below the horizontal line, then also the overlapping areas on each
of the two clouds. Elsewhere on the artboard, draw a vertical
line. Make a duplicate of this line and position
it off to the side. With both of them selected, go to Object>Blend
>Make. Head back to the Blend Settings and change
it to Specified Steps. We can change this value again later, but
make a series of evenly spaced lines. Draw a circle on the artboard, then use the
Direct Selection tool to delete the lowermost point, leaving a semi-circle. Select this semi-circle along with the blended
lines and go to Object>Blend>Replace Spine. Head back to Object>Blend>Blend Options
and change the Orientation setting so the lines flare out from the centre. One of those flared lines isn’t playing nicely,
but a quick fix is to snip the top point with the Scissors tool to set all the lines in
place. Move this blend object centrally within the
main scene. Before scaling it up, you’ll want to open
up Illustrator’s Preferences and make sure Scale Strokes and Effects isn’t checked. This will keep the stroke weight the same
size, rather than enlarge it with the object. Scale the flared lines object to the same
width as the horizontal line. Head back to the Blend Options and alter the
number of blend steps to produce a series of sun ray lines. Go to Object>Lock>Selection for this next
step to avoid accidentally selected these flared lines. Hold the Shift key while selecting the various
segments of the semi-circle path and the two clouds it overlaps, then go to Object>Path
>Offset Path. Enter 4mm and change the Joins to Round. Click the Unite button from within the Pathfinder
panel to merge these shapes into one, then draw a rough circle to join the inner portion
of these shapes. Unite the shapes again to form one large outline. Go to Object>Unlock All to release the locked
flared shapes, then go to Object>Expand. Choose just the Object in the options, not
the Fill or Stroke. Add both the flared lines and the temporary
outline shape to the selection, then grab the Shape Builder tool. Hold the ALT key and carefully click each
line to delete it, making sure to only click where the red highlight appears, not the grey
highlight. CMD+Z to Undo if you accidentally click while
the grey area is highlighted. Run through and delete all the flared lines
to trim them to the size of the temporary outline shape. Once you’re done, that outline shape can be
deleted to leave a series of sun rays that have an even space between all other objects
in the scene without any overlaps. To finish off the artwork as a badge style
logo, draw a rectangle, aligning it to the exact width of the rest of the design using
the Smart Guides. Add some text with the Type tool. I’m using a font named Smoothy Sans, which
has a nice rounded appearance, with increased tracking to spread out its width. Once your layout is complete, you might want
to save a copy with editable paths in case you want to change anything later. Select everything and drag a duplicate into
some empty space on the artboard. To finialise the design so it can be used
as a logo, begin by creating outlines from the text using the shortcut CMD+Shift+O. Go to Object>Expand Appeance, then go to
straight back to Object>Expand to convert any strokes to solid shapes. Click the Unite button from the Pathfinder
panel to merge everything into one outline. If any elements disappear, it means there’s
a couple of blends that haven’t yet been Expanded. Go to Object>Expand again, then try the
Unite button. The artwork is now made of continuous paths,
so the colour can be changed by altering the fill. You can choose any colour combination you
wish, and even place it on a darker background with a lighter coloured fill. So I hope this tutorial helped you learn some
new tricks in Adobe Illustrator. If you did, a thumbs up on the video and a
share with your friends would be a great help to spread the word. Subscribe to the channel if you want to stick
around for more tutorials, and be sure to head over to my website at spoon.graphics
for more written tutorials and free design resources. Big thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring this
video. Be sure to check out their website building
tools and grab a 10% discount with the code Spooner if you want to set up your own blog,
design portfolio or online store. So as always thank you very much for watching,
and I’ll see you in the next one!

black & white Instagram logo design with adobe illustrator

black & white Instagram logo design with adobe illustrator


black and white instagram logo design with adobe illustrator in 1 minute create a new project in adobe illustrator click and hold on shape icon and select “Rounded Rectangle Tool” Hold shift + Click and Drag draw a circle with Ellipse tool
shift+click and Drag Select Rounded Rectangle and bigger Circle Go to Aligne Menu and click at two item
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Singaporeans Try: Drawing Logos

Singaporeans Try: Drawing Logos


Oh, logos! I saw, I saw some things.
I saw logos! Hi guys! Hello! Are you an observant person? Kinda. Kinda.
Not really. In my free time right, I like to people-watch. I try my best to be very observant, but I just end up getting very distracted. I guess? I would say that when I’m switched on, I become very observant. But most of the time I’m switched off lah. Describe 1 of your favourite brands and describe how it looks. Oh wow. Favourite brand? I went all the way to NASA. It’s blue, and then have “NASA”. And then you have the stars, and then you have the red *makes sounds* Nike has a tick. Right?
I was also thinking Nike. It’s a white tick. On today’s episode of Singaporeans Try, we will be drawing brand logos from memory. I KNEW IT!
Omg. I knew it… My art is terrible. It’s a… It’s a circle. Right? I don’t know how many like… small circles there are. Ah there are many small circles? Oh my face (is) damn ugly. Yes. As in no that’s the…
Yes. She’s holding her legs, is it like… How is that even physically possible? No she does the, like… Time for some… Gymnastics. She’s kind of like a… like a mermaid but with 2 fins. So she’s holding them up a lil’ bit. She’s holding something meh? Waaaiiittt… There’s an outer ring if I’m not wrong. Last touch(-ups)… Okay. 3, 2, 1. Bam! She’s holding up her fin. I love yours! It’s so cute. You know what the face is like? “Aiya come saman (fined) I don’t care la” Look at her face it’s like “Mmm…” I’m quite confident. The point goes to Chuan. Oh! What?
Oh! I can’t take it. Eh? So those are her legs ah? Those are her fins. Ohhhhhh. They have 2 colours. Oh. So do y’all go there often? I go there for the bed eh. Oh, for the bed? I don’t actually go there with the intention of shopping. I usually go there to eat the meatballs. Always get lost there one. Why do I keep going back to the same spot? I don’t know, it’s like a maze. Wow I’m failing so badly in this. You draw the circle, make(ing) me think even more. THIS STRESS! Is it an oval, not a rectangle? I’ll find any way. Do it. PD: Okay 30 more seconds. Oh no I realized mine is completely inverted. Have you eaten crayon? No! Is it good? I don’t know! Like… KAPOW! I tried. I’m so tired eh. OMG there’s an oval! There’s an oval?! Wow! It’s really like a circle! I (was) even so confident, I go and outline some more. Your diploma is in branding. Well. With the correct colours ah? PD: Yes! How to know? I don’t know what the correct colours are. Oh man! I don’t remember.
I think I got the coRours… CoRours Right. CoRours? I’m quite sure don’t have. So it’s red, green, yellow, blue. 2 at 1 time. No? What the heck.
Oh shit I missed. This looks right. I don’t know, but I know the ‘g’ is fancy. Time for the fancy ‘g’. How fancy is it? Is this a fancy ‘g’? How does a fancy ‘g’ look like? Yours looks legit. BAM!
Yours looks quite legit. I know. I tried. Yay!! No!! PD: Ra got it! PD: Jon! Yes! Omg Joyce if you don’t know this, I don’t know what to say. No eh, I don’t remember a single thing. Ahhh I’m so sorry Jolene Chia. Jolene Chia is my sis, she’s an air stewardess in SIA. I just know it a bird. It a bird. Oh!
It’s a duck. It’s a long bird. I remember got some triangle triangle thingy at the end of the plane. Done is it? Yup I guess. Omg so different! I think I got the wrong side. Look at hers! Actually yours looks more zhun (accurate) than mine. Ahhhh it’s so wrong. PD: Wow. Every time she says wow I don’t know what to feel. Like “Wow! You gon’ suck.”
Like “Wow! That was poorly done.” Yup. What? How is this not that? I just didn’t get the- Orh… Eh this one Aftershock la. Is it Aftershock’s logo? What’s this? I don’t know, waterslide. This is Wild Wild Wet. Really ah? TheSmartLocal.com I think it’s the airplane comes first. Then as the airplane comes, then the bulb comes.
Then the dot comes. Come on la, I designed the damn logo. Huh really ah? Ya. Wah, this one if I get wrong ah… Please don’t fire me. Then there’s also like a… a stick man, and the stick man is supposed to look like an aircraft
from a certain angle. Does he do this? I think he does! Is he holding something? Like a kopi bing packet. There’s the Marina Bay Sands, everything… He’s walking around Singapore. Okay, this is as close as I’d get. Hi Bryan! The Smart Local is… Great. Our drawing… Not so much. You’re doing amazing sweetie. I swear there’s something like… He’s walking around! Looks about right. We both got it wrong. The audience should vote la, I think this is a nicer design. You just realize how clueless you really are. The thing is, some of the changes actually quite big one. I never notice. The Smart Local! Starbucks. I really thought there were waves somewhere What have I been looking at ah? Ikea. So sorry I forgot the yellow! I thought the Ikea one, I was quite confident. That’s why I even got time to outline. I think since the start I already said it’s damn bad right. Haha ya. It’s proven, it’s even worse.
Ya. I said I was a 2, now I feel I’m a… 0. At least you got 1 point what. We both got 1 point. Anybody would have gotten 1 point for Google, come on! Eh! I didn’t. If you like this episode of Singaporeans Try, don’t forget to like, share and subscribe, and watch our other videos over here. Bye!

Watch Me Design a Logo: Using Adobe Illustrator & Procreate

Watch Me Design a Logo: Using Adobe Illustrator & Procreate


I thought I would show you how I design
a logo I’m going to talk you through this logo that I made it’s this one here
I made it for my friend Beth and she is a freelance photographer and wanted a
nice girly yet professional logo but I actually got Beth to send me a selection
of screenshots of logos that she had seen that she liked the look of because
that helps me gauge the idea of what my client wants and I kind of combine those
ideas into a logo I’ve also done a few different videos like this now so I
will leave the playlist link on screen and in the description if you want to
check out more logos that I’ve designed and how I go about my life as a graphic
designer don’t forget to subscribe and let’s get
into it so this is the email I got from Beth I noticed she quite liked the look
of the circular logos and like nice flowing text maybe some flowers it was
all very cute and girly but professional as I said so from these I kind of picked
out the ones that drew my attention and that kind of had something in common so
I narrowed it down a little bit and picked the ones that I thought would fit
really nicely together and then what I do is take that in to procreate which I
use on my iPad pro with the Apple pencil and I’ll do some sketches so I used to
sketch logo ideas on paper but ever since I’ve had my iPad I get to save
paper and I like that I can have a JPEG version of my sketches that I can just
send straight to my laptop and then trace and copy from there you’ll see
what I’m gonna do so you can see here that I am just sketching out a few
different ideas initially I wanted to go with kind of a scroll calligraphy style
of font I couldn’t work out the spacing of it I was trying to work out over to
do it in a square in a circle in an oval I went back and forth quite a lot and
then I found that kind of chopping the circle in half and drawing some flowers
worked really nice and actually you’ll see that the final logo design isn’t
even on this sketch because I adapted it as I got into illustrator once I’ve done
in procreate I will go into Adobe Illustrator so I just saved the file out
and send it straight to my MacBook I love the airdrop feature on iPads and
Mac books and stuff honestly I air drop things to myself at least 10 times every
single day so now I am in Adobe Illustrator with my sketches on the
right hand side just for reference I’m gonna pick up a bunch of different
styled b’s I just basically went through the text option and looked at
all the different styles and then I created outlines so I could adjust them
if you’re familiar with Adobe Illustrator you’ll know what create
outlines is but if you do want me to do a video on that in a bit more detail and
a bit slower and let me know and I’ll do that for you but I’m just creating a big
letter B and typing around it in a circle as you can see so I’ve just
written Beth B photography around it and I’m playing around with the
different placements originally I was gonna try and do just a single B in the
middle i was mirroring a style of logo that Beth sent me by like chopping bits
of the letter out but it just looks a bit naff so you’ll see that I’ve
played around with this a few times I ended up adding the background changing
the color but no matter how many times I looked at it it was annoying me so I
decided to abandon the idea and go back to a different one so yeah I’m just
doing type on path tool which I do have a tutorial of so if you want to know how
to type around a circle I can show you that but yeah I did that and then I’m
just changing the B’s in the middle so I’ve lined this B and again I was just
trying with the single letter but I didn’t I don’t know it was just
something looked a bit weird it looked really simple and like I had not really
tried very hard so that is when I decided to start doing the full name of
Beth b photography on the top and bottom and then the double B so this
kind of reflects what I used in my sketches in the beginning so this is
where the create outlines feature became super handy because I wanted to erase
just parts of that letter so as you can see I’m just deleting the bits that I
want to be hidden and I played around with this a lot you
can see that I spent a lot of time on this one because it was really
frustrating me and I couldn’t do it so I kept going back to it and having a bit
of a break and then revisiting it which i think is super important because being
cooped up in my office all day stressing about how bad the logo looked I wasn’t
going to make it look any better so I tried to like interlace the B’s so I did
a few different ways of doing this I kind of interlaced them a bit zoomed out
had a bit of a look undid everything I did and then started again and this
again took a while for me to kind of find a route that I liked I then gave up
and went back down to the striped b and decided to do a whole different
thing I think that’s what’s super important about logo design in it’s not
just I had an instant idea and made it and it looked fantastic it’s trial and
error I made a bunch of different copies of the logo as you can see and kept
playing around with it and you can see there I’m just erasing the B so it
kind of doesn’t show behind and I still wasn’t happy so here I am getting rid of
the fancy serifs on the edge of the front B which I thought looked quite
cool this was when I was getting a bit of a breakthrough then I erased the
lines with the just a razor tool so it interlaced between the other one does
that even make sense I feel like at this point I’m just talking nonsense but if
you’re still with me congratulations you can deal with my nonsense so yeah I
decided to go with this interlaced B it overlaps just in one spot and it looks
really cute I think it was anyway and then I filled it in I ended up painting
it in because I don’t know why I think I must have lost my mind at this point
but when I zoomed out it still looked a bit weird so I dragged over the copies
of the logo that I liked the look of the most studied them for a long time and
then decided that I liked the one on the right hand side so I’m copying just that
one down and editing that as I go so I wanted to refine this logo and make it
look a bit better I go through this process quite a lot I will
play around with a bunch of different designs and then when I get to one I
like I will refine it and make sure it is perfect which is what I am doing on
screen right now so once I’ve got my design that I like the look of I
actually saved it as a PNG file so it had a transparent background and put it
back in to procreate because I wanted to create some kind of floral flourish of
some sort and I find it a lot easier to draw stuff like that in procreate
because it is like drawing on a piece of paper and back in procreate and I am
attempting to draw this flower it took me a few attempts I couldn’t really work
out what I wanted to draw but that’s what I love about procreate I don’t need
two rub anything out I can just press the undo button and draw it all over
again I make sure I have the gel pen tool on for this one and I also have
upped the streamline settings I have done a video on procreate and tips on
how I use it so again I’ll link that on screen if you want some more information
but you can see here that I’ve done the basic outline and then changed the width
of my pen and did some finer details and then I was actually really happy with
this it didn’t take me long to draw at all which surprised me and I basically
duplicated it flipped it over and then it was ready for the other side of the
image and now it’s time to copy the flowers that I drew back into
Illustrator so again I just saved the flowers as pngs and send it over to
illustrator so to make these flowers more clear and scalable I brought it in
to illustrator and then created outlines so I went into object image trace and
turned a flat JPEG drawing into a vector so once I have my vector I’m just
getting rid of all the bits I want and now this flower I can scale up and down
and it won’t get blurry at any point and then I’m just mirroring it leveling them
up and I have my pretty little flowers I’m very happy with this so here you can
see I’m just doing the two different versions so I just changed the text size
so it fit together well and made the finished logo and this is the final logo
I’m super happy with it I actually ended up doing two different versions of it we
did one that said Beth b photography and one that said b Barker photography
because Beth couldn’t decide which one she wanted so I just sent her both and
she can decide that at a later date but I think it suits really nice it’s something that
will look quite nice on uniform on like social media and it’s still cute and
girly but professional so yeah I’m super happy that Beth asked me to do that logo
it was a nice fun little project I hope you enjoyed watching this video
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Illustrator Logo Design Mistakes YOU MUST AVOID – Illustrator Logo Design Tips

Illustrator Logo Design Mistakes YOU MUST AVOID – Illustrator Logo Design Tips


do you consider yourself an efficient
logo designer follow along in today’s illustrator logo design tips video where
I’m going to show you guys some common mistakes that designers make when using
illustrator follow you’re designing so see how many common mistakes you
actually guilty of and how to avoid them I have six points in today’s checklist
of mistakes that you want to avoid when working in illustrator on a logo design
follow along and see what you’re already doing right in your local design
workflow but also see what points that you need to work on these points are
know particularly order by the way but the first point is cleaning up your logo
I have four areas of cleaning up a logo before saving the logo itself in
Illustrator that you need to take note of firstly
you want to keep the number of anchor points to a minimum as that is crucial
for professional and good logo design less is always best in terms of the
amount of anchor points on a logo design firstly if you’re wondering why my
anchor points look so large you can actually go into literature preferences
and change the size if you have illustrator CC so all of you without
illustrator CC I’m sorry but you can’t change the size of your anchor points
like I can on my screen here so the first step in cleaning up a logo is to
head into the simplified option and play around with the settings here making
sure the shape and the style of your logo remains the same but of course the
anchor points need to decrease in number you can select the original option that
will show you the anchor points being removed in red so once you reduce the
amount of anchor points you can go ahead and zoom into your design and see the
changes up close also there is actually a cleanup option which you can remove
stranko points and so forth and as you can see my design doesn’t have any
anomalies but it is something that you might want to think about using on your
later designs before saving them next we want to go ahead and make sure the
curves are really smooth by using the smooth tool this actually also
eliminates unnecessary anchor points with every stroke that you use on your
vector Lego design it is really an awesome tool for cleaning up a logo
design so go ahead and smoother up your curves right now if your logo design
concept is meant to be symmetrical then make absolutely sure it is symmetrical
by using the pen tool to draw a line perfectly down the center of your design
and then create a box shape like so and close the path then you can use the Pathfinder window
to remove one section with the minus for an operation all you need to do now is
to duplicate the shape using the old option key and then reflected over like
so this would ensure a perfectly symmetrical Lego design if you have
multiple shapes on a Lego symbol it’s always a good idea to merge them
together in the Pathfinder window with the unite this is because you want to
decrease the amount of shape used on your local design as well as the anchor
points that we mentioned earlier the second illustrates a logo design mistake
that designers commonly make is that they forget to expand their design this
logo design has a stroke around the circle as you can see here and if I turn
off the scale stroke option in the illustrator preference settings you will
see how the stroke will not actually scale up or down in relation to the size
of the logo symbol itself when you send a final Laker design to a
client you have no idea who’s going to play around the logo and the scale the
design up or down so to make sure this stroke will stay
the right scale in comparison to the overall logo design we expand it like so now if I take this Lego and duplicate it
you will notice that whatever size I make the logo the stroke is gonna stay
relevant to the design itself this is a very important logo design tip to
remember and it’s a common mistake people make so in today’s video so far
how many mistakes are you actually guilty of as a designer next we’re going
to look exporting Illustrator vector logo design for web-based use it’s
important to check your logo before sending it to a client and this can be
done if we go into the export for web option and then make sure that we’re
actually viewing the logo at 100% you can see this in the bottom left of the
screen this is going to allow us to scan over the logo design and make sure
everything looks ideal and as we want for our Lego design lastly once the Lego
design has been exported we can go ahead and locate it on our computer and then
open it up to see how it looks on screen a mistake that some designers make is
that they’re going to send a logo to a client without even checking it first so
don’t be guilty of this one guys another pretty common illustrator logo
design mistake is that the designer may set up the document with the wrong color
setting it is a simple mistake but it can cause pretty big issues so always
check that your document is CMYK for print an RGB for web-based graphics when
making a new logo design document always use the right color mode you also want
to use a resolution of 300 PPI for print and then 72 for web based graphics we have now moved on to funds which can
be quite tricky for some people to make sure that whoever prints or uses a Lego
design has no issues in their computer reading the font either outline the text
like so in a deeper illustrator or you can package the fonts along with the
labia files in a zip folder make sure you have licenses for all the fonts used the last tip on logo design mistakes to
avoid is a pretty interesting one and that is choosing the right file formats
when you save a logo for a client or file formats do you actually use I
personally use for myself and of course one of them is going to be AI which is a
standard native file format of Illustrator but also I will suggest
using EPS for prints this is an awesome file format for printing and you can
choose a transparent version or non transparent make sure that you either
embed or outline all of the fonts used for an EPS file when you have saved the
logo as an EPS you can go ahead and open it on your computer to check how it
looks just like we do with the PNG file earlier and speaking of PNG files I
always say the logo is both a transparent and non-transplant PNG
perfect for web use these are the four file formats that I
use for my clients when saving a logo design but and sometimes I also use PDF
but that’s not necessary so there is today’s video on common logo design
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What is Logo? Logo Design Course Class 1 in Urdu / Hindi

What is Logo? Logo Design Course Class 1 in Urdu / Hindi


Asalamualikum welcome to GFXMENTOR I am your teacher Imran and first of all happy Independence day (belated ) and belated Eid mubark I am back after many days but came back didn’t want any where . i was preparing somting … so today’s topic is ” what is logo?” ………. ……… most of the students knows very well that what is logo and how to make one many know about that and most of the student have no idea that what is logo and few student think that they know what is logo but they actually have no idea about logo and few students actually know what is logo but they think they don’t know about it so every thing is mixed up and i will try to solve this so then lets strat all right welcome back so i was reading a very book ”logo design love” find it on net or you can also buy a printed one and is written by a very excellent designer davud iry .. ary i don’t know how to pronounce his name but in this book they told a brilliant thing in introduction so i want to share that with you when you wake up in morning any brand basically logo is actually the face of a brand right and when you wake up in morning in about 30 to 60 mints you see a lot of logo designs and for example amm when I wake I usually see my phoe first and u can see a logo on this phone then in washroom on toothpaste obviously what ever toothpaste you use have a brand so you see a brand on soap you see a brand even your toothbrush have a brand right and so on form the start of your day with in first few mints you see 30 to 35 logos and they are involved so much in our life that some times we don’t even notice logos but we can recognize some thing or that brand or it’s use with it’s logo I like this brand or don’t like this brad it does not suit me! this identifcation is the logo now logo is not a new thing it is even used in ancient times for example in those times when there was no designing even people were not literate and at that time people ,on there animals like horse , cow what evere they mark them with a hot seal to show that this is my property or this is my animal with that you can say logo design was started this is symbol just remember that ever one can’t read a written word but symbols every one can recognize them a very simple example of that is on washrooms globally there are male and female icons see I am not saying that logos with icons are good i will come on that i will come on that i am saying that some times yours design becomes your identity just like your facebook profle or just like your signature or your initials when ever you do those initials or signature people understand who is it from so to understand this we will need to do detailed study many things i will discus time to time in future classes so like told your even in very first classes that logo design is not a peace of cake i said that because there is a lot of thought process behind this aaa you see in many logo in many famous logo like apple’s or nike’s and like….. fedex ,canon,sony these all or even cocacola all these didn’t became popular over night didn’t became successful over night no one becomes successful in one night some times it happens that the logo is very good but there is no work to make to make it famous or didn’t spent mony to make it famous thats why it doesn’t become famous whats ever remember every big brand spend a lot of money there logos are shown to you many times that’s they are popular other wise they didn’t had that much value so keep this in your mind that it is not like that if you made a very good logo it will defiantly get famous or it will not get famous you becomes frustrated thinking i worked so hard that’s totally out of the topic don’t think that why your design didn’t became famous ( No.1) No.2 see now these classes they will not be one or two maybe it will continue for long maybe for 4 or 5 classes definitely i will try to complete as soon as possible but there will be very long procedures but