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Learn how to create stunning Logos with Illustrator, this course is set up for Beginners to Advanced users.
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Last updated 8/2014
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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!
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
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What Will I Learn?
Showing you our workflow
Getting you familar with illustrator
Showing you best practices
Once completed you will be able to create anything within illustrator
View Curriculum
  • 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
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 19 Lectures Collapse All 19 Lectures 03:53:12
Setting the foundations
2 Lectures 09:03

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!

Preview 05:18

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!

Preview 03:45
Sketches and Mockups
5 Lectures 43:02

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

Methods for creating our initial design for approval

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

Sketching our ideas with pencil and paper

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

Photoshop colouring our Sketches

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

Sketching and Colouring in Illustrator

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

Quick quiz on lessons learnt so far
5 questions
Illustrator designing our logo
9 Lectures 02:25:49

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

Illustrator Basics

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

Creating the Circles

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

Creating the Beans and leaves - these are the main company logo elements

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

Adding text to our Logo

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

Adding final details part 1 - Finishing off our Logo design in Illustrator

Part 2 finishing off our Illustrator logo details.

Adding final details part 2 - Finishing off our Logo design in Illustrator

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

Changing the Colour Mode and Setting up Pantone 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.

Special Effects in Illustrator

A quick set of question on aspects of the course.

Let see how well you remember the course?
10 questions
Bonus Material
3 Lectures 35:12

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

The Muffin version – Creating another version

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

Mocking up visuals from the Logo Design

About the Instructor
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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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