Adobe Illustrator Logo Drawing Masterclass
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Adobe Illustrator Logo Drawing Masterclass

Discover how to draw brands from scratch with Adobe Illustrator using a simple method that gets advanced results.
4.5 (17 ratings)
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  • 4 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Use Adobe Illustrator to Meet Design Goals
  • Design Professional Grade Brand Media
  • Understand Brand Theory and Decipher Effective Logos
  • Move Between Illustrator and Photoshop Seamlessly
  • Implement Brand Logos For Use in Email, Facebook, Business Cards, and More
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  • No experience is necessary, this course uses online tools so be ready to use a computer and software.

Draw brands from scratch with Adobe Illustrator.  Everything you need to take gain a basic grasp of Photoshop and Illustrator as we build your brand.

  • Get Adobe CC at a great rate
  • Learn to sketch brand logo ideas
  • Seemlessly move from sketch to Illustrator
  • Learn the right export settings so your logo works everywhere
  • Learn the perfect Facebook, email, and business card sizes in Photoshop.

Professional instruction to harness the power of Illustrator and Photoshop to conduct basic brand design.  

Learning the foundations of branding and visual design from this course.  This training will put a powerful and very useful skill at your fingertips. Branding has been one of the most enduring disciplines of visual art.

Being a skilled brand designer (and there really aren't many of them out there) opens many doors. Being a freelance brand designers is a huge opportunity as everyone struggles with building brands online.

Brand Design Using Adobe CC Content and Overview

Suitable for beginners, in this course you'll get a direct and focussed experience as you get just what you need to build your first brand logo. You'll build a strong foundation that you can use to break into other disciplines of visual arts if you want to branch out in the future.

You'll build your first brand logo as you join us from concept to implementing brands across three of the most important social media outlets.  

You will have the skills to create a unique and profitable brand logo.

A focussed and no-nonsense course.  You get exactly what you need to get your brand logo to the world FAST!

Who is the target audience?
  • Business Owners Looking to Save Money by Avoiding Pricey Designers
  • Entrepreneurs Looking to Build Their Brand Themselves
  • Those just starting their journey in branding, Illustrator, and Photoshop. No prior experience is needed. We'll even show you the best way to get a free, short term trial of Adobe CC and how to get the best deal for long term license.
  • People with a passion for branding, business, and social media design
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
Welcome To The Magic of Branding Using Adobe CC
3 Lectures 12:22

Make the most of Adobe discount and sale pricing using a simple trick. Earn back the price of this course, instantly! The Creative Cloud website offers a variety of pricing packages that can be confusing and sometimes deceptive. We've talked to Adobe and they revealed simple trick to potentially save hundreds of dollars on your subscription.

Preview 02:55

Here's All The References For The Course

Follow these steps and you'll never have to worry about freezing and data loss, even if your computer is several years old. There's a common misconception that you need a powerful machine to create professional media. By utilizing these tips for setting up your software properly, you can turn any computer into a design workhorse. To demonstrate how little is necessary to create a reliable workstation, we'll be using a laptop that's almost four years old!

Preview 07:04
Creating Your Core Brand Design
7 Lectures 01:28:02

It doesn't take a great, or even good artist to lay down the framework for a world class logo design. Adam is a living example of this. In this video he'll make a set of very rudimentary sketches and develop their first few iterations on paper, saving hours of potential work on the computer. We've been through this process a few times and have some great tips to keep in mind as you sketch out the alpha of your design. 

How To Come Up With Your Brand Icon Using Pen and Paper (Adam)

Take a crude drawing and convert it to a crisp and clean vector within minutes. You'll be amazed by how easy it is to make your first vector. Harness the power of illustrator to take your designs to the next level. Learn to use the pen and text tools and utilize a professional technique called iterative design.

From Pen To Illustrator (Adam)

Use these tools and techniques to engineer a color palette that's both sexy and effective. In this lesson, we'll learn about two free online tools that thousands of design experts use to develop brand aesthetics. Once we've chosen our color palettes, we'll go over how to import them into Adobe CC and ensure your brand media is visually consistent, forever.

Color: Design and Perfecting a Logo

Avoid dozens of common mistakes and legal issues by sticking to these strategies when choosing the typeface of your brand. This lesson includes two great resources for font selection and advice on how to use them to their full potential. In addition we'll develop a basic understanding of font copyrighting and save ourselves from huge legal headaches and costs down the road. Implement and compare a variety of fonts in your Illustrator design.

Preview 14:36

After choosing a font, we can get down to the most creative part of the process: full scale vector design. Learn to modify characters within a font as vectors, and integrate them with your Illustrations. Use the stroke tool to balance and perfect your lines. Watch Adam turn unexceptional vectors into an eye-catching symbol. Expect to spend some time on this part of the process and the rest of your design will come effortlessly.

Vector and Font Play

Make your vector unforgettable with careful implementation of your chosen color palette. Stroke and fill your characters, lines, and shapes with a variety of color combinations. Experience one of the greatest joys of design: discovery. Learn how to prevent and solve many of the frustrating issues of color design. We'll also modify our vectors to make a design work with color, rather than depend on it.

Adding Punch With Color

Take a few minutes to export a variety of file formats and your brand media will always be reliable. In this lesson, we'll harness Illustrator to make our design versatile and ready for implementation. By understanding and utilizing artboards, we can take our document from workspace to publishable media. Adam also covers some of our best strategies for media labeling and organization. Develop an expert understanding of media exporting and when to use different file formats.

Exporting Your Brand Logo Using Illustrator
From Brand To Real Business and Profit
4 Lectures 30:47

Now that we've finished our logo, we can tackle the most effective forms of logo application and branding. We've found the best formula for an email signature. Jon will show you how to use an incredible web tool to create a consistent email signature across all of your accounts in a couple of minutes.

Create an Email Signature That Works!

Create cover and profile photo designs optimized for the unique Facebook format. Ensure your brand's social media is memorable and bold. Craft a profile that's sexy on any device. Understand and use Smart Objects for easy modification of all of your media implementation. We'll teach you to harness the design synergy of the Creative Cloud, using Illustrator and Photoshop in unison.

Use Your Brand on Facebook (Jon)

We look at thousands of business cards in our professional careers. Learn how to stand out. Make an impression with this straightforward formula for memorable business cards. We won't just design our cards; we'll learn the optimum media settings and formats to send to your manufacturer.

Create the Perfect Branded Business Card

Congratulations on your new brand media! Help us help you by suggesting tutorials on brand implementation.

Conclusion (Jon)
About the Instructor
Rapid Growth Coaching Online
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  Rapid Growth Coaching Online is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their human potential.  

  We feature pro instructors with real world experience.  Our instructors all have a proven track record of success and have helped thousands of students reach their dreams.  Our photography instructors have worked with major corporations and have real world credibility. Our courses have helped thousands of students reach their goals.  Our students range from novice photographers filled with passion to fellow professionals looking to sharpen their skills.  

  Our instructors have been featured by Popular Photography, Digital Photography School, and Tamron.

What can you expect when you take one of our courses?  First, you'll see immediate progress.  Second, expect personal attention as all your questions are answered and you get feedback on every image you post.  Third, expect to have fun as you learn and grow.  

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Adam Simon
4.5 Average rating
17 Reviews
1,801 Students
1 Course
Multimedia Designer and Artist, Millenial

With years of filmmaking and multimedia experience, Adam Simon is a versatile artist and technician. He primarily utilizes the tools in the Adobe Creative Cloud and is proficient in a variety of media software. He lives in Honolulu and New York City, but travels frequently to work as a brand designer and video director for both his own corporation and clients. 

In addition to film festivals across the country, Adam and his work have been featured on television, newspaper, and public radio. His short documentary journalism is regularly aired on PBS Hawaii, where he has also served as a show host. 

Adam studies Film and Television Production at New York University and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Design Philosophy. He is fascinated by theoretical and conceptual studies of art and design, their interplay, and roles in a computational world.