Make Logo design pay with illustrator in less than a day

Learn how to create stunning Logos with Illustrator, this course is set up for Beginners to Advanced users.
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Instructed by David Newton Design / Graphic Design
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

Welcome to the illustrator design course - Creating a logo

In this course we will be covering all the tools and techniques to build a logo from scratch, from a simple sketch, colouring it up using photoshop and Illustrator.

This couse will be targetting beginners to Illustrator but advanced users might find it of help as well.

We will be showing you some basic tools within illustrator that we willl be using and then jumping straight into sketching, colouring and finally drawing it all out within illustrator.

In this course we cover the following;

  • Producing visual for clients
  • Resourcing and working with references
  • Quick methods for colouring up a sketch
  • All the tools you need to know for logo creation
  • Loads of tip and tricks for logo design
  • and loads more...
As a BONUS I am including two more videos one on creating a logo variant and also a video on applying it to a coffee cup using photoshop!

What are the requirements?

  • Illustrator CS5 and above (we will use CS6)
  • Photoshop CS5 or above (we will use CS6) having photoshop is not essential though
  • If you do not have Photoshop then any digital imaging program will do

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Showing you our workflow
  • Getting you familar with illustrator
  • Showing you best practices
  • Once completed you will be able to create anything within illustrator

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is intended for beginners to illustrator we will move along at a slow pace, often recapping on the tasks we have performed, Advanced users will also find this course of help specially with recapping over some of the tools
  • The course will try to get you familiar with the tools you will most often use quickly and efficiently
  • Providing a few ways to do the same task will also help you develop your own style

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: Setting the foundations

It is very important at the early stages to understand the clients brief, make sure you ask the clients everything you are unsure of, it will save lots of time later!


Getting in the right mood is very important in design, setting the ambience and getting the reference are all things we may do to help our creative juices flow!

Section 2: Sketches and Mockups

In this video we will quickly look at how we can sketch out our ideas and send for first approval to client.


Its great to get the sketch pad out and just have fun!


In this lesson we are going to show you how to colour your black and white sketch within Photoshop.


Our first delve into Illustrator, in this lesson we will show you a method for quickly colouring up your initial sketches.

Summary on Sketches and Mockups
5 questions

Most of these questions are logical, but have you been paying attentions?

Section 3: Illustrator designing our logo

This lesson will take you through some of the common tools we will use for your Logo, pay attention you will be tested.

Work flow for our logo - I will tell you about the workflow for the Logo

A good place to start in Illustrator is with background elements and then work forward, so we will beigin with these elements.


We will spend a little time gettting these elements looking good, covering new techniques and best practices for Logo Design in Illustrator.


In this lesson we will look at adding text and also applying text along a path generated from another element.


Well done you made it through all the Lessons, now we will finish off the Logo Design and get it ready for export. Part 1 of 2


Part 2 finishing off our Illustrator logo details.


In this lesson we will do a colour conversion within Illustrator and show you how to access libraries of colours


For this final lesson of the Logo design course we will look at adding Illustrator special effects to our logo, and finally save an RGB and CMYK version.

10 questions

A quick set of question on aspects of the course.

Section 4: Bonus Material

I will show you a version done using the logo base as a start point for another version of the design.


Here we will add the logos to a variety of different merchandise

End of course summary

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Instructor Biography

David Newton, Teacher, Website and 3D Creative Artist

I have worked professionally in many creative sectors for the last 20+ years, being a creative veteran I have taught to advanced level Design, Art, Sculpture, 3D Modelling/Animations/Rendering and Website design.

I have worked for small companies giving me the rare opportunity not to be pigeon holed, it has also meant I have had to keep up with all the latest techniques and technologies.

I currently run a company specialising in multi-disciplined creative design, from 3D animations to CMS websites, Banners, Adverts, Logos and a whole host of other work.

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