Marvelous Logo Design
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Marvelous Logo Design

Transform any font into an exciting, poster-quality logo using Adobe Flash
4.3 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
90 students enrolled
Created by Justin Dike
Last updated 2/2015
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a poster-quality logo from start to finishing using Adobe Flash
  • Transform fonts into editable vector art with dimension and unique shading.
  • Add three-dimensional shading without a 3d program
  • Work exclusively in a print-friendly vector format
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  • Install Adobe Flash CC, CS6 or CS5

Chances are, Marvel Studios won’t be knocking on your door next week to hire you to design logos in their next phase of movies, but that doesn’t mean you can’t master the same techniques they use to create strong, professional title-art for your own projects. If you’ve got an upcoming app that needs an eye-popping logo or even if you’re just designing a banner for your school’s next epic table-tennis tournament, then this course will teach you everything you need to know to start from nothing and end with a polished vector-based logo. Your finished piece could be used in countless digital media formats or exported at a higher resolution for print.

So “true believers”, who’s ready to tackle their first Marvel-style logo?!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone that needs a great logo. Prior knowledge is not required.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 13 Lectures Collapse All 13 Lectures 01:42:53
Course Assets
1 Lecture 00:03
Course Assets
Text Fundamentals in Adobe Flash
3 Lectures 26:06

In this first video we will discuss some initial settings in Adobe Flash and a few of your instructor’s personal preferences.

Preview 02:48

In this video we will look at how to create text in Flash, adjust basic properties, then use the Break Apart command to convert editable text to vector art.

Preview 12:59

In this video we will work with the Expand Fill tool in Flash to both expand or inset our vectorized text

Lettering Inset and Expansion
Adding Dimension and Texture
4 Lectures 36:01

In this video we will apply a gradient swatch to our Fill, learn how to manipulate it using the gradiant transform tool and work on shadowing the text

Gradients and Shadowing

If you have access to Adobe Photoshop, you can follow along as your instructor does about 5 minutes of quick work to prep an image of a rocky texture which will get imported into Flash in the next video.

Working with a Texture in Photoshop

In this video we will import in our rocky texture, mask it, and manipulate it so that it adds to, but doesn’t distract from our logo.

Masking & Adding the Texture to Flash

In this video, we will work on a few more techniques to add three dimensional depth to our logo.

Adding More 3-Dimensional Aspects
Complimentary Enhancements around the Text
5 Lectures 40:42

In this video, we will add cracks using the brush tool, then use our previously imported image to create a dark backdrop for the logo. We will also explore Filters and Blending modes.

Adding Cracks and a Rocky Backdrop

Unlike Photoshop, Flash does not have a filter to quickly create a lens flare, so we will create our own from scratch. We will also work on making electrical beams / bursts using the brush tool.

Adding Lens Flares

In this video we will use a Radial gradient on a star field to imply a slight “cosmic" connection to our text.

Adding a Cosmic Star Effect using Radial Gradient

Finally we will play around with adding an optional subtitle.

Adding an Optional Subtitle

We will wrap up the course by looking at a variation of the finished piece.

About the Instructor
Justin Dike
4.3 Average rating
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40,725 Students
24 Courses
CartoonSmart / Owner / Leader Developer and Instructor

Justin Dike is the founder of CartoonSmart one of the internet's first video training websites. He is a long-time illustrator and animator, focusing mostly on Adobe Flash, and experienced programmer with Swift, Sprite Kit, Actionscript 3, Objective C and Cocos2d. For CartoonSmart he has recorded hundreds of hours of video tutorials and recently published his first full length book titled iOS Programming with Xcode and Cocos2d available in the iBookstore. Justin has also developed many iOS games, including a side scrolling game engine.