How to Create Logo in Adobe Illustrator for Beginners
In this tutorial we are going to create a logo using the basic shapes and tools of Adobe Illustrator.
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- How to Create a New Document
Let’s start our project by creating a new document. Just go to File > New (or Control/Command-N) and set up the document as follows:
- Number of Artboards: 1
- Width: 960 pt
- Height: 960
- Units: pixels
2. Create Shape
Let’s begin by creating a shape using Pen Tool (P). Hold Shift on your keyboard to create some curve lines.
3. Fill color to
4. Create another shape
Create anther shape using Pen Tool (P). Hold Shift on your keyboard to create some curve lines. Click shape and a blue line appears around the shape, then position shape whatever you like.
Also in the Align panel (Window > Align) or the Control panel, an Align box will appear then select your position your wish to align shape on anchor points.
5. Fill color to
Create another shape similar to figure 4 and fill it with color
#000000. You can also add some details on your logo by using Pen Tool (P).
6. Merge Shape
Now where going to merge shapes, select shapes with the help of the Selection Tool (V), holding down Shift. In the Pathfinder (Window > Pathfinder) Select Pathfinder > Shape Modes > Unite
Let’s continue adding some details on our logo. Using Pen Tool (P) create another shape for the outline. On you may copy and paste shape similar to figure 3 the one that already fill with color.
8. Clip Mask
If doesn’t know about clip mask read Clip Mask. Select shape go to Edit > Cut image.
Broken lines will appear around the shape. Select Drawing Modes (Shift + D) > Draw Inside.
Select shape go to Edit > Cut image.
9. Logo Title — Green Life
Select Type Tool (T) and type the text/title of your logo. Select text with the help of the Selection Tool (V), holding down Shift and position your text. You may also resize your text by dragging the blue line upward, downward if you wish to resize in small size.
Add some details on your Logo. You may change the color of the text and position your logo which ever you like.