Vector Logo Design in Affinity Designer
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Vector Logo Design in Affinity Designer

Learn from a published, award winning, logo design professional!
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4.5 (120 ratings)
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Created by Daniel Evans
Last updated 3/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Discover why vector is paramount to awesome, effective logo design.
  • Follow a comprehensive client brief delivering total satisfaction.
  • Construct a mood board based upon reference material and use it to develop designs.
  • Mind Map to generate awesome ideas to apply to your logo designs
  • Discover the manual material used in the sketching process.
  • Prepare sketches ready for the scanner of camera.
  • Understand the art of sketching and how we execute ideas on paper.
  • Discover how we add extra meaning to symbols to develop awesome logos.
  • Master every primary vector tool in Affinity Designer
  • Navigate around all Affinity Designer panels and menus with ease.
  • Wield the pen tool like a pro, mastering nodes and segments.
  • Design almost anything in vector in Affinity Designer.
  • Marry text like professionally with the logo design symbol.
  • Kern text properly for ultimate logo design aesthetics.
  • Place and setup taglines for the ultimate presentation and legibility.
  • Apply colour meaningfully and effectively to finish off a fantastic looking logo.
  • Speak to me at any time, to show me your work and / or ask a question in the Q&A!
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Requirements
  • Affinity Designer is required for Mac or Windows. Free Trial available for Mac.
  • Scanner or digital camera / iPad / tablet camera is preferable to photo sketches to trace.
  • Pencil, paper & eraser.
Description

* 'Excellent extensive crash course in vector based logo designing in Affinity Designer.'

* 'Fantastic course! Not only have I learned a new piece of software, I’ve learned even more about the professional logo design process!'

* Very to the point course - simple basics and, most amazingly, creative workflow of logo design!

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Do you want to discover how professionals design PROPER logos with minimal hassle and learning?

I'm Daniel Evans.

I'm a multi award winning, published logo designer and I earn my living designing logos and the majority of every penny I’ve ever made has came from logo design.

I'm going to teach you the entire steps of professional logo design from concept to finished, digitised product using Affinity Designer!

From start to finish, leaving no stones unturned! We’re going to explore every tool and primary feature in Affinity Designer which we’ll use to weave solid business brands that make good money!

From the ground up, you’re going to discover every step as we explore extraction of concept from mind to masterpiece!

If you want to learn the tricks of professional logo design in Affinity Designer and amaze people with your skills, I can have you achieve this lightening quick!

Those who succeed take the next step! Those who succeed, find that it’s easy!

Join us today and I’ll teach you how to design proper, professional logos faster than you ever imagined!


Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners who haven't used Affinity Designer.
  • Anyone who wishes to learn the process of professional logo design.
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Curriculum For This Course
57 Lectures
03:06:34
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Introduction
2 Lectures 02:31

An introduction to the tool we will be using to design a logo - Affinity Designer!

Preview 01:02

Taking a look at the primary differences and drawbacks of raster vs vector logos.

Preview 01:29
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The Workspace
4 Lectures 14:03

A quick look at the layout of panels in the workspace of Affinity Designer.

Preview 03:12

Discover the persona we are going to use in Affinity Designer to design a professional logo.

Preview 01:50

Learn more about the Affinity Designer workspace for ease of workflow.

Preview 05:54

How to prepare an Affinity document to commence work.

Setting up the Document
03:07
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Master the Tools
18 Lectures 30:50

Affinity Designer has two toolbars.  Discover the different between each and how we can use each effectively.

Toolbar & Context Toolbar
00:54

Discover how we can move graphics quickly and easily around the document.

Move Tool
01:16

Learn how to manipulate the art board quickly and easily.

Artboard Tool
00:59

Learn the basic of the node tool which you'll use often as a vector designer.

Node Tool
02:01

Learn how we can manipulate corners to our needs with the Corner Tool

Rounded Rectangle Tool
02:49

An introduction to the mighty pen tool in Affinity designer.

Pen Tool
01:27

Discover how we can use the pencil tool in Affinity Designer to draw paths.

Pencil Tool
01:35

Learn how to use the paint tool quickly and easily.

Brush Tool
02:23

Learn how to apply solid fills and gradients with the Fill Tool.

Fill Tool
02:55

Discover the Transparency Tool - a refreshing new feature in Affinity Designer.

Transparency Tool
01:44

Learn how to import graphics into the document with the place tool.

Place Tool
01:31

Discover how to crop images for partial visibility.

Crop Tool
01:10

An introduction to the rectangle, ellipse and rounded rectangle tools.

Primitive Shapes
01:43

Here we learn the more complex primitive shapes which we have at our disposal.

More Primitive Shapes
03:26

Learn how to add and manipulate text in the document.

Text Tool
03:03

Learn how to match colours quickly and efficiently. 

Colour Picker Tool
00:43

Learn how to position the art board with the view tool.

View Tool
00:22

Learn how to magnify the document to your needs.

Zoom Tool
00:49
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Test your Knowledge!
0 Lectures 00:00

Test your knowledge on Affinity Designer tools!

Test your Knowledge on Tools!
5 questions
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Interface Explored
10 Lectures 38:28

A look at the menus in Affinity Designer.

Primary Menu Functions
04:56

An overview of the colour panel in Affinity Designer.

The Colour Panel
03:40

Learn how to use the Swatches panel.

The Swatches Panel
03:21

Discover how e use the stroke panel to add an change stroke.

The Stroke Panel
04:02

Learn how to apply different effects to the brush in the brushes panel.

The Brushes Panel
04:51

Learn how we arrange our work in the Layers Panel and how we stack for workflow efficiency. 

The Layers Panel
03:34

Discover how we assign a masking layer.

Masking Layers
00:48

A quick overview of effects and styles.

Effects & Styles Panels
02:10

Discover dynamic alignment, grids and rulers.

Snapping, Guides & Grids
06:29

The all-important character panel for developing gorgeous logo design text!

The Character Panel
04:37
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Test your Knowledge !
0 Lectures 00:00

Test your knowledge on the Affinity Designer interface.

How much have you learned about the interface?
4 questions
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Selecting Graphics
2 Lectures 09:23

Discover the various means of selecting vector graphics in the document.

Selecting Vector Graphics
06:29

Lean how to manipulate graphical objects with scale, rotate and skew functions.

Scaling, Rotating & Skewing
02:54
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Pen Tool Mastery
3 Lectures 09:29

A quick yet valuable bit of advice about the pen tool.

Pen Tool Foreword
00:42

Learn the basics behind notes and their proper use.

Working with Nodes & Lines
03:07

Discover how to master segments and control handles to create any shape.

Segments & Control Handles Explored
05:40
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Test your Knowledge!
0 Lectures 00:00

Discover what you've learned so far!

Test your Knowledge on Nodes, Segments & Control Handles!
3 questions
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Planning the Logo
5 Lectures 10:57

Learn how to analyse the client logo design questionnaire before commencing work.

The Client Questionnaire Reviewed
02:57

Learn how to collect reference material to develop an effective mood board - the first step in the logo design process!

Mood Board
01:51

Learn how to brainstorm logo design ideas and how to utilise the mood board concepts in a mind map.

Mind Mapping
02:11

See the chosen logo design concepts from the Mind Map which will be carried forward to the sketching stage.

Chosen Concepts
01:13

Discover how we sketch logo design concepts based upon the concepts we garnered from the mind mapping process, to place into the software to trace.

Sketching
02:45
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About the Instructor
Daniel Evans
4.6 Average rating
964 Reviews
15,638 Students
10 Courses
Published, award winning logo designer

Daniel Evans is a professional logo designer and graphic designer from the North-East of England with 17 years dedicated and fruitful experience!

He has worked on behalf of Hewlett Packard in Utah, design agencies in Seattle, New York and various agencies in Britain gracing them with his wondrous logo designs.

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Daniels work is featured in the publications: 

*     Logo Lounge 7 by Rockport Publishers (Available at Amazon)
*     Logo Creed by Rockport Publishers (Available at Amazon)
*     Damn Good by HOW Design (Available at Amazon)
*     LogoPond Vol 1
*     New Graphic 30 by Hiiibrand
*     Logo Nest 02
*     IHeartLogos Season 1
*     IHeartLogos Season 2
*     IHeartLogos Season 3
*     Logos 2 by Bright Books

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He boasts a prestigious Hiiibrand Silver Award and 3 Hiiibrand Nomination Awards in the Professional Logo Design category.  He also holds a Wolda Award for 5 logo design pieces and an Amazing Pixels Award from being one of the first people in the world to be published in the first dedicated logo design ebook.

The Internet too is swarmed with Daniels work which features on hundreds of graphic design and logo showcase websites.

In a nutshell, he's excelled in logo design and it's your opportunity to learn from him in his range of logo design courses here on Udemy!

Join Daniels courses TODAY and YOU can become the next logo design professional! >>>>