How to create a logo using Adobe Illustrator

How to create a logo using Adobe Illustrator

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By Mrs. Nicole Martinez | January 1st, 2020

Logo Tutorial - Adobe Illustrator

Every artist has a particular style when it comes to designing their logos. In this tutorial, I will provide a YouTube Video Tutorial showing you how I designed a logo using Adobe Illustrator. I made this tutorial for those who are wanting to learn more about Adobe Illustrator. Maybe you’ve never used it before or maybe you are currently using another system to design your logos. Either way, I will explain why I feel Adobe illustrator is the winner when it comes to logos, how to make a logo and why it’s the best for logos.

Photoshop vs. Adobe Illustrator

Is Adobe Illustrator better than Photoshop for logos?

Yes, and here is why

I’ve noticed that a lot of self-taught beginner Graphic Designer are using Photoshop to design logos. I am going to explain why I feel Adobe Photoshop for logos is NOT the best option. Adobe provides a several design programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more. Keep in mind; each design program offered by Adobe is specialized for a specific type of job. Adobe Illustrator, unlike Photoshop, is a vector drawing tool. What does this mean? Adobe Illustrator offers an output file in a vector format/graphic that can be resized to any size without losing any quality. For logos, this is a must. When it comes to printing, the vector format of the logo file can print out super sharp no matter the size.
Super Zoom - Adobe Photoshop
Super Zoom - Adobe Illustrator

How To Download Adobe Illustrator

To use Adobe Illustrator, you must have it downloaded on your computer. As of now, Adobe offers a 7-day free trial. After, for Adobe Cloud, the cost would be $20.99 a month. They do offer student discounts if you can prove you are a student by having a student email, showing your transcripts, etc.

Download Adobe Illustrator

Fonts

With Adobe Illustrator, as you will see in my video tutorial, you are able to use fonts then create an outline so that it can convert to a vector format. You can also draw your own wording by using the Paintbrush Tool (B), Blob Brush Tool (Shift + B), Pen Tool (P) or Curvature Tool ( Shift + ‘)

Creating an Illustration - Adobe Illustrator

There are a few ways you can draw an illustration on Adobe Illustrator for your logo. Take a look at my YouTube video below to learn how to I draw an Illustration from a drawing I sketched.

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