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Create a Simple Logo in Adobe Illustrator


Create a Simple Logo in Adobe IllustratorIn the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple logo in Adobe Illustrator.

Final Image

As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating:

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner – Intermediate

Step 1

Open Illustrator and hit Control + N to create a new document. Enter 600 in the width box and 300 in the height box then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB, Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the “Align New Objects to Pixel Grid” box is unchecked before you click OK.

Create a Simple Logo in Adobe Illustrator 1Step 2

Pick the Type Tool(T), click anywhere inside your document and add the “VectorCove” piece of text. Use the Days Regular font, with the size set at 60pt and the color at R=23 G=114 B=186.

Make sure that your text is selected and move to the top bar. Check Align to Artboard then simply click on the Horizontal Align Center and Vertical Align Center buttons.

Keep focusing on the text, select the “r”, move to the Character panel and set the tracking to 200. This should add some extra space between the “r” and the next letter. In the end things should look like in the third image below.

Create a Simple Logo in Adobe Illustrator 2Make sure that your text is still selected and simply go to Type > Create Outline ( Shift + Control + O ).

Step 3

Focus on the Layers panel, select the group made in the previous step and ungroup it (Shift + Control + G).

Select the six shapes that make up the word “Vector” and turn them into a compound path (Object > Compound Path > Make or Control + 8 ).

Select the other four shapes and do the same thing (Control + 8).

Select this second compound path and focus on the Appearance panel. First, remove the color from the fill then add a 1.5pt, black stroke.

Step 4

Turn on the Grid (View > Grid) and the Snap to Grid (View > Snap to Grid). You’ll need a grid every 1px. Simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid, enter 1 in the Gridline every box and 1 in the Subdivisions box.

You can also open the Info panel (Window > Info) for a live preview with the size and position of your shapes. Do not forget to set the unit of measurement to pixels from Edit > Preferences > Unit > General. All these options will significantly increase your work speed.

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Technique worked pretty well

by annagypsey

I never could find the YouTube
tutorial "Adobe Illustrator Sketch"
that I was looking for, but I
tried out bring a sketch into
AI and using the pen tool to
bring out the outline.
It works pretty well...
Adobe Illustrator CS5 used
effect->photocopy which
turned a black and white
photo into a sketch. Then
I used the pen tool to fill
out the outline.
Used old photo of me when
I was 21.

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