48 Logo Designs and Techniques

Learn various techniques to create high-quality and professional Logos
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Logos are everywhere, we daily come in contact with thousands of logos. They are part of visual representation and culture. People are aware of logos more than any time in the history. So if you have great logo, they will definitely response to them. To learn how to create your own, it's important to be able to identify the components and design techniques behind the most successful designs. In this course, we will constructs popular logos in order to explain why and how they work, and offers a methodical approach to creating a logo in Illustrator.

In this course we will be looking closely at list of iconic and high quality logos, working on each design individually, and understanding how they works & most importantly , what techniques were used in their creation.

This is a course for learning various unique and innovative techniques to design an industry level logos, exploring from the basic to the most advance designs. This will definitely enhance your designing skill and help in developing more creative ideas.

Contents and Overview

The course module will include:

  • Project Files
  • Color Presets
  • Fonts
  • Keyboard Short-cuts PDF
  • Logo Design Tutorials

Before Starting the Lectures, download all files in the first section. The PDF which include all the Keyboard Shot-cuts,The fonts folder, Project files and the color Presets Then start with the course.

in the First Section, you will get the PDF for Basic Keyboards Short-cuts. Which will help you in following the tutorials step by step. My suggestion will be first go through all the keyboard short-cuts mention on the PDF and then start the course.

Next download the the fonts folder and install it before you began the course. These are all the fonts used in every design i have worked on.

Also the Color Presets folder. In this you will get all the color and gradients in have used in designing the logos. So this will help you to directly apply the color to your design.

Finally with every exercise, download the project file and practice along the lesson. Working with the project files will help in understanding every single steps explained in the lessons.

What are the requirements?

  • Should have basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.
  • Before starting this course, have the foundation of the software.
  • If you are a beginner, than this course will take you to the next level.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • have the knowledge of various techniques to create high-quality logos
  • Design iconic and professional logos for clients
  • apply various techniques while creating a logo
  • become a professional logo designer
  • Have Technical knowledge of using the software.
  • To create any kind of advance concept into high quality design.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for those who want to establish or expand their logo design skills.
  • People want to learn how to design a logo in order to - sell it as a service or to design their own logos
  • People who want to learn various techniques to create high-quality logos
  • People who want to learn about logo design and Adobe Illustrator should take this course.
  • Experience logo designers can also enroll this course for enhance their technical and designing level

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Curriculum

Section 1: Essential Elements
00:57

Welcome to Professional Logo Design VOL-2, I am Rawson. Logos are everywhere, we daily come in contact with thousands of logos. They are part of visual representation and culture. People are aware of logos more than any time in the history. So if you have great logo, they will definitely response to them. In this course we will be looking closely at list of iconic and high quality logos, working on each design individually, and understanding how they works & most importantly , what techniques were used in their creation.

This is a course for learning various unique and innovative techniques to design an industry level logos. Explore from the basic to the most advance designs.I believe that by reconstructing these logos, its will definitely enhance the designing skill, help in developing more creative ideas. Lets get started.

2 pages

In this First Section, you will get the PDF for Basic Keyboards Short-cuts. Which will help you in following the tutorials step by step. My suggestion will be first go through all the keyboard short-cuts mention on the PDF and then start the course.

Next download the the fonts folder and install it before you began the course. These are all the fonts used in every design i have worked on.

Lastly the Color Presets folder. In this you will get all the color and gradients in have used in designing the logos. So this will help you to directly apply the color to your design.

And lets began with first Video.

Section 2: Basic Principles
12:12

WorlWide

This the first beginning tutorial. It will basically cover up all the steps you need to follow while working on any design. I have explained every single important thing you need to know . Later tutorial will advanced, where i will be using lots of short-cuts and tricks. SO this one is in detail description to help you in following the further tutorials. So firstly follow all the tutorials in the basic sections. Then go to advance section.

11:20

In this lesson we will understand the use of pen tool, how to create interesting design using the pen tool. Creating out the gradient color and doing adjustments. Adding highlight to the design.

08:12

Logo

Very different techniques to create a design. The proper use of rotate tool and the duplicate option.

09:54

Axis

Understanding to design a logo using basic tools with best output.

07:32

e9

Another bigining tutorial before advance design.

06:11

Skype

In this tutorial i have used pathfinder, gradients, drop shadow, and many other techniques which will clear up your basic steps.

06:05

Sony

This are the beginning tutorials. Which will follow all the steps in desgning. In this tutorial we have used pathfinder, gradients, drop shadow, and many other techniques.

07:41

Volkswagen

Follow the tutorial for deep understanding of tools.

Section 3: Advance
16:46

Professional Logo Design - Adobe Illustrator cc (Escape)
Here is another new Logo Design Tutorial. We will discussing each steps required to design this logo. The design is derived from the basic shape circle. The flow of the design is also following the circular path along with the semi-circular details. The wings has got got nice gradient colors which has been created using the pen tool. SO create this logo, the most important tool used in the creation of this logo is the ellipse tool. So, with the help of ellipse tool create the basic shape, the duplicate t for multiple number of times and create out all the important details. After that use the shape builder tool separate out each pieces. Lastly we will create the wings using the pen tool, direct selection too, and shape-builder tool. Check out the video for more details.

11:00

Tangled

lets create another very amazing logo design. Its has got very unique style. and It is basically hand drawn. Each layer has been drawn and having different flow. There are three layers, each layers applied with different colors, yellow, blue and orange.

So to design this logo we will use the pencil tool, and draw it out with hand. And after that with the help of direct selection tool and handle tool, we will tweak out the sharp corners.

16:57

Rio2016

Here is another logo design.This logo is being inspired from the Logo Rio2016. Its has got lots of meaning hidden inside it. The design consist of three Human figures which are connected in such a way, representing the flow of energy.

The basic formation of this logo consist of two ellipse tilted to each other. And the the whole design have been created maintaining the volume and the shape.

SO to design this logo we will use the ellipse tool to create out two ellipse tilted to each other. The whole design will be created using the ellipse too, Shape builder tool and pen tool.

09:03

AREAL

Here is another new 3 Dimensional logo design. The logo is in perspective view. On the top surface there is hexagon, 4 hexagon has been joined together and has been extruded to certain distance. So to design this logo we will first use the polygon tool and create a hexagon. The create the basic shape by duplicating 4 hexagon. The we will extrude it to certain distance with the help of extrude and bevel option. Expand it and apply the particular gradient colors.

17:31

Endure

Here is another logo design.This design has got three layer of spiral shape. Which has got nice glossy effect with few details. So to design this logo we will first create out the single shape using the rectangle tool and the envelope distort option. And we will tweak it out to maintain the curve shape. Then add up the square boxes in the flow. Duplicate the prepared shape three times and add the inner surface. Finally add the color and the text.

11:38

Dorex

Here is another very catchy logo design. The logo is formed by the combination of various shapes which looks like glass pieces. Each pieces have different shades of color and few pieces have different transpiration level.So, the over all appearance looks like a glass surface. So, to design this ;logo will use the polygon with eight sides and after that with the help of line segment tool and the pen tool, we will create out the segments.Then using the shape builder tool separate out each pieces. Add up the gradient color and play with some opacity level of few shapes.Finally put the proper font for the design.

12:36

Professional Logo Design - Adobe Illustrator cc (Pool)

Here is another new Logo Design Tutorial. We have a fancy fish design with some glossy effect on the top. The body is subdivided into different shades of colors. So to design this logo, we will use the ellipse tool and create out the basic shape of the fish. Then create out the subdivision using the pen tool and the shape builder tool. Then fill it up with the gradient colors,add up the glossy effect and the text. Check out the video to follow the whole designing steps

11:17

Countless

Another logo design tutorial, with very unique feature. It is from from number of pieces of circular surfaces. Each pieces are arranged in different layers forming like a wave. These various waves are composed in a circular shape. So design this logo we will first use the ellipse tool and create out the basic the basic structure. The use the ellipse tool to create number of rings, which will be arranged according to the shapes. Use the shape builder to separate out each pieces separately. We will also use pen tool to create the rounded shapes on the top. Then fill the color and the text.

05:20

Delmon

Here is another logo Designing tutorial,In this video we have created the wave like structure which has been masked inside a shape of Alphabet D. We have designed this logo in 2 steps. First we created the wave like structure using the rectangle tool and the Envelope option. Secondly we created the shape of alphabet D using the Ellipse and Rectangle tool, and then applied the clipping mask option. The steps we followed is very simple with limited use of tools. Whole preparation process has been explained step by step.

13:15

ScreenArt

In this Logo Design Tutorial. There is Zig-zag formation of a very thin film strip. In which top surfaces have got black color and inner surfaces have got certain gradient color. To create this logo we will first create the zig-zag formation using the pen tool. Then we will use the extrude and bevel tool to create the surface. We will add up the gradient color and finally we will add up the text.

If you want to Know more about Designing,

11:42

GALAXYMEDIA

We will be designing a media logo. The logo is very simple and classic. It consist of number of rings, where there circular shapes representing the planets. Some musical icons and few pieces of rings.

SO design this logo we will first use the ellipse tool and create out a circle. Then using expand option, we will expand this into circular rings. Create out the shapes and after that with the help of 3D Rotate option, we will rotate it and adjust the perspective view.

07:34

Gsquare

Here is another LOGO Designing Tutorial. This video totally different from other videos. it shows which are the important steps to be followed while making a logo.From the first step to the final step , With deep understanding about the design. we will Create a logo with Professional flow.

13:34

Harmony

We will be creating another very unique design. If you look at the logo it has got a very complex structure. But the way it has been presented is very simple. It has got a basic shape of hut where in the middle it has got a very complex structure. Where a surface is revolving around an invisible cylinder, where the base is thick and the top is narrow. So design this logo we will use the rectangle too to create out the basic shape of hut. Then with the help of pen tool and line segment tool we will create out each pieces. Then with the help of shape builder tool we will separate out the individual shapes. Fill up the gradient color, the glossy effect and finally the text.

15:34

Split

Here is another logo design. Today we will be designing this very unique style of logo design. There are number of pieces which are split together to form this shape of an elephant. Each pieces are placed one above the other casting a shadow on the below surface. So design this logo we will use the rectangle tool and create out the basic shape. Then with help of pen tool we will create out the shape which are little complex. After that select everything and fill up with gradient color. Then tweak each pieces precisely.

03:24

Poly

Here is another new Logo Design Tutorial. In this, there is a basic six sided polygon which has been sub-divided into small small pieces. And after that two of the pieces has been extended downward. So to create this logo,we will first use the polygon tool to create 6 sided polygon. Then use the line segment to sub-divide into smaller pieces, then extend the two pieces down by duplicating it.

Finally we applied the color from the pallet and the proper font for text.

19:26

Pictures

In this video we will be making this another Film Strip Logo design. This logo has got two film strip, So on the left hand side which is forming a semi-circle has got lesser height as compare to the other piece on the right hand side. In the edges there are smaller white square boxes, which has been placed on either side of the pieces. So to create this logo, we will use the ellipse tool and with the help of extrude and bevel option we will create out these effect. And after that we will use the ellipse tool again and create out the square boxes with help of stroke option. And finally we will expand every thing and edit each pieces separately. Then little bit of tweaking is required.

10:36

Arise

This logo has got a very Unique style. Shape formed on the top, looks like a peak. As we go down there are few more shape which resembles like feather with different shades of color. With little transition in color it is giving out a very nice effect. We will be designing this in following steps. First we will understand basic structure of the logo. Then we construct that using our basic shapes. After that we will do little bit of adjustment using the rotate tool, ruler and other options. Then we will use the shape builder tool to create each of the pieces. Finally we will work with the color and Text. Continue with the tutorial to follow step by step.

10:39

Oratech

In this video we will be making another very catchy logo design. this logo has got a circle of certain thickness with various shades of gradient colors. Which has been applied on various smaller peaces. So to design this logo we will create out the circle with the help of ellipse tool and stroke thickness option. Then with the help of divide object below option, we create this unique design. check out the tutorial for more details.

04:02

Prism

Here is another new Logo Design Tutorial. In this video we will be making 3 Dimensional object. which has got multiple number of surfaces, each filled up of different shades of color.

So to create this logo we will first use the polygon tool, to create the seven sided polygon. And the use the line segment to create each segments. And we will use the Shape Builder Tool to sub-divide each pieces. Finally we will add up the color and the text.

To Understand step by step process check out the video.

07:00

Motion

This logo has been formed from the basic hexagon, it has got 6 sides. Then it has been subdivided into small-small pieces of triangle. So design this logo we will first create the hexagon using the polygon tool, then we divide it into number of small triangles, using the very few tricks. Then delete out that un-necessary parts, and add up the color and the font. Check out the full tutorials with step by step description.

09:21

Pulse

Here is another Unique shaped Logo Design. The 3 Dimensional view is represented by using few shades of color. So create this logo we will first use the rectangle tool to create a square. Then use the extrude and bevel option to obtain a cubical box to ensure basic structure of the design. Then using the symbol, which we will be creating from a square by dividing them into 3*3 rows and column. we add up that in each surfaces of the cube. And then we will expand them with the expand option. Then do arrangement of all the pieces in their proper places. Finally add the color and the text.

17:21

Dual

Here is another new 3 Dimensional logo designing, where there is BASIC shape of alphabet D. It has got certain Depth and on the top surface there are different rings of colors. So to design this logo we will first use the ellipse tool and create out the shape . Then tweak few of the vertices's. Then create the depth using the 3D option. Finally add up the different rings of color with the help of pen tool and the shape builder tool.

09:15

Source

In this there is a smooth wavy structure formed by single object. But due to its placement, it has three different surfaces. each filled up with three diferent shades of color. So to design this logo we will first create the basic structure of the design using the Ellipse tool and the line segment. Then we will use the shape builder tool to extract out each shapes. And then finally we will add up the gradient and the font. To see step by step process, check the video.

11:15

Mypage

In this Video there is cuboid with three side facing toward us. We have got two text M and P , where one portion of the M is on the top and

rest are on the side and P is on the front. So to design this logo we will use the polygon tool to create a six sided polygon. Then we will use it to create the strips using the stroke option. Then create the front view using the line-segment tool and with the help of shape builder tool extract out the shapes.

09:49

Crease

Here is another logo Designing tutorial. In this the hexagon has been folded from the top, and the right side has been extended to form a folding structure. we have also used a simple gradient color which include White and Black. It is applied to the design to create some nice depth. the creation includes various tools , The polygon tool is used to create the hexagon. we did some basic tricks to create the folding effects. Expand, Pathfinder, Divide option are used to modify our design. WE have also used pen tool to add extra pieces, "Direct selection tools" and "Convert anchor point tool" to do some manual adjustment. the gradient tool we have given a very nice finishing.

09:08

Flight

This logo represent Flying bird . It looks like , it has been formed from a paper which has been folded in such a way to form these shapes. To create this logo, we will first create those paper like shapes using very few Techniques. Then we will add up the gradient color, then we will create those folding shadows and finally the text.
12:30

Hadal

This logo is in 3D dimension, which is forming a shape of alphabet H. Where half portion of the H is on one side and other half on the other side. In the middle it is inclined inside which is forming a depth. So to create this logo, we will create half portion of the H using rectangle tool and convert that shape into symbol. After that use the extrude and bevel option

to create a cube, and map that symbol to its face. Then expand it into object form, the trike each surfaces separately. Finally fill up the color from the color pallet.

09:43

Justime

In this 3D Logo design, there are two font j & t. The basic formation of this logo include the proper placement of 3D cube in an order. to create this logo first create the 2 dimension of the font i.e. J & T. then we will use the 3 d option to create the 3D object. We will use the color from the color preset to create the sense of depth. And then finally we add up the text.

17:54

Multicolor

Here is another logo design. This logo represent chameleon, which changes into multiple number of colors. Here we got the basic shape of the chameleon where its body is subdivided into multiple number of color. At the tail there is a nice curly effect and a nice layer of colors at the eyes. So design this logo we will be using the pen tool and create out this basic shape. Then with the help of ellipse tool we will create out the rings of color. Then we will concentrate on the tail by creating out the curly effect with the help of spiral tool. Then create the eye with different layers of ellipse.

12:43

Organ

In this we are making three dimensional edgy logo design. The logo is formed from basic shape of alphabet O. On the surface there are very shape cut edgy structure like crystal, where few edgy shapes are joint together. So design this logo we will first create out the basic shape using the rectangle tool. Then with the help of line-segment and shape builder tool, we will create out each separate shapes.

04:56

PARALLEL

Here is another new logo designing, This logo very simple. To design this logo , we will be following very few and easy techniques. The logo is forming very nice design in circular shape which is formed the combination of various thin outlined rounded rectangle.

So to design this logo we use the rounded rectangle tool and create out the rectangle. Then we will create out the unique shape using very cool techniques. We will understand the use of transform tool, angles, duplication etc.

14:17

Reach

This logo has got a human figure made of basic shapes. the message convey by this full of energy. the formation of the this logo include to parts of semicircle, one placed on the top of other. the top one has few layers of detail which include some shadow, reflection glossiness and lower one has got small portion where, rest of the part are covered by the shadow of the upper one. on the top there is a small sphere which represents head. We designed this logo in few steps, 1st we created the basic shape with the ellipse tool, 2nd with the help of transform option we edited the ellipse formed . 3rd with the shape builder tool we sorted out each unique pieces. Finally we applied the gradient tool from the color pallet and the proper font for text.

18:21

RECORDS

In this video we will be designing this very classic logo design, where we will be using only two shades of color. The logo is representing two symbols, one is the hat other is the recording disc. SO this logo is basically for musical brands. So design this logo we will first use the pen tool and create out the basic shape. Then with the help of 3D revolve option we will be creating out this nice hat shape. After that we will expand it out, do little bit of tweaking and add up the details. Finally the font and the color.

19:25

Circuit

In this video, we will be designing this Circuit Logo. The Logo has got a very interesting designing techniques. It has got a circuit design with circular end at one side, whereas the other sides are converging toward each other.

SO to design this logo we will use the ellipse tool and create out a circle. then after that with the help of line-segment tool, we will create out the grid. We will modify the shape of the grid and with the help of shape builder tool, create out this circuit design. And finally add up the further details and the text.

18:48

Scanner

We will be designing this very unique and catchy 3D logo design. If we study the logo , we have got a eye ball, where from the pupil a beams of light are scattering out. And also there are few details along the borders. So to design this logo we will first use the ellipse tool and create out the basic shape. After that with multiple number of ellipse and create out the eye-ball. Then fill it up with the gradient colors and add the basic detail of the logo. Then after that we will create that beam of light using the line-segments and revolve option. Finally add up the highlight and the text.

14:19

Chemology

This logo is very simple, but got some unique style. The design has got some identical shapes but in different sizes in color. The shape has been rotated for multiple number of times by setting the pivot at one corner. So to design this logo we will first you the rectangle tool and create out a square. We will modify that square into this shape then with the help of rotate tool, we will duplicate it and rotate it to an angle for multiple number of times by setting the pivot ant one corner. Then we will modify each shapes and fill up the color and the text.

12:35

Session Logo Design - Adobe Illustrator cc
Today we will working on another 3D logo design. We have got the alphabet S which has got 3D perspective view and also nice 3d depth and glossy effect. So to design this logo we will first use the rectangle tool and create out the basic shape of this lower design. Then with the help of extrude and bevel option, we will create out the basic structure. After that using the pen tool, line segment tool and shape builder tool we will create out the upper design and do some tweaking. Now fill up the gradient color and finally add up the 3d depth, shadows and glossy effects. Check out the video for further details.

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Instructor Biography

MD Rawson, Graphic Designer/ Instructor

Hi, I am Graphic Designer. This is my Logo Design Course, where we will be learning how to create Unique logo design. This is not my full time job and I have client, i work with everyday. Most of my tutorials comes from actual client experience and things i have done on paying jobs. I have made Logos, Advertisements, Posters, Brand Identities, magazines covers etc.

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