There are thousands of tutorials that will teach you how to create logos in Illustrator out there. But finding the one that you need will probably take much of your time. To save you time from browsing through hundreds of logo design tutorials, we decided to compile only the best logo design tutorials in one post. You will notice that we only selected logo design tutorials that make use of vector-based program like the Illustrator (which is the Industry standard) since we believe that every logo should be created in a vector-based program like Illustrator for ease of use in any platform, be it for print or web. Remember, you are going to use your logo in different materials such as fliers, posters, brochures, corporate brand identity materials, online advertisements, and many more. Creating a logo in Photoshop and other bitmap-based programs make your logo resolution-dependent. To be a logo designer, therefore, one must have knowledge on how to use Illustrator or other vector-based program.
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CREATING LOGOS IN ILLUSTRATOR
01-Logo Design Process and Walk Through for Vivid Ways
Recreate the logo of Vivid Ways, a blog focusing on the topic of personal development and colourful living, with this step-by-step tutorial in Illustrator from the logo designer himself.
02-Design a Grungy Circular Logo
This tutorial lets you create a text along a path in an interesting way and apply it to a common application. Although the circular logo has been used forever, it can still be effective if done well, while mixing in some modern design. In this tutorial, you are going to use vector art then grunge it up to achieve a worn beach look.
03-Web 2.0 Logo Reflection in Vector format with Illustrator
This tutorials shows you how to create a more flexible vector-based logo with a glossy web 2.0 look.There are hundreds of other tutorials in Photoshop that let you create the same effect. However, a vector-based logo is more advantageous especially if you are thinking of using your logo for print materials such as business cards and brochures.
04-Glossy Vector Web 2.0 Logo Text in 5 Easy Steps
This tutorial explains how to create a vector-based, glossy logo with a web 2.0 look and feel in five easy steps. Again, this look can be easily achieved using programs like Photoshop but having a logo vector has many advantages.
05-How to Create a Trendy Retro Type Treatment
In this Illustrator tutorial, you are going to create a trendy retro type treatment with a free font, gradients, blends, and some scatter brushes. This is a relative easy tutorial containing techniques that can be quickly applied to many other type treatments and various graphic elements.
06-The Logo Design Process for Ultimate Potential
In this tutorial, designer Jacob Cass will guide you through the process of creating the logo for Ultimate Potential. This article offers insights into, not only the thought process behind creating the logo, but also the creation of the logo itself.
07-My Nite Life: A Logo Design Project Step by Step Walk Through
In this tutorial, UK-based designer Chris Spooner walks you through the process of creating a logo design for a client, myNiteLife. Also discussed in this tutorial are the process of sketching, typeface selection as well as the digital illustration and production in Adobe Illustrator.
08-Creating a crazy cool logo
This tutorial will show you how the logo for a company called Zagora was created using Illustrator. Creating this logo involves the use of the Ellipse tool, the Direct Selection tool, and using effects and the Gradient tool for adding the finishing touches.
09-Design a Print-Ready Beer Label in Adobe Illustrator
This is a full-featured Adobe illustrator CS3 tutorial that walks you through from setup to production of a really cool beer label. This tutorial covers the use of different Tools like Type On A Path, Live Trace, and the Opacity Mask.
10-Logo Design Process and Walk Through by Dry Icons
This tutorial provides a comprehensive overview of a logo design process and methods from conceptualization, research, drawing and using a drawing program like Illustrator to execute the design. This tutorial is useful for businesses who intend to have a logo designed by a professional logo artists as well as for designers who are interested in the process of designing and developing a logo.
11-Create a Silhouette Logo for a Steak House Restaurant in Adobe Illustrator
This tutorial walks you through some of the steps of creating a logo, with a custom silhouette logo mark, for a fictitious steak house restaurant named “Lone Star Steaks”.
12-Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment
Learn to create a typographic logo featuring an environment-conscious theme using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial makes use of various techniques such as the use of the Pen tool to draw the leaves and many more.
13-Quick Logos with Live Trace in Adobe Illustrator
Perhaps one of the most underutilized features in Illustrator is Live Trace, which can convert any photograph into vector art in just a few clicks. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Live Trace to vectorize a photo for a logo design.
14-Create the Volkswagen Logo in Illustrator
In the following tutorial you will learn to create the Volkswagen logo. You will only need some simple circles, gradients, strokes and some basic effects. You might face some problems with the letter shapes but the grid and the snap to grid will simplify your work.
15-Create the Mini Logo in Adobe Illustrator
In the next tutorial you can learn to create the Mini logo. You will start with some basic tools and simple shapes. Then, with the Pathfinder options and some Warp effect you will get the desired shapes. Finally, you will need several gradients and strokes plus some Gaussian Blur and Drop Shadow effects.
16-How to make a vector badge logo in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial you will learn how to make a logo with a badge, fence and barbed wire, using simple shapes, a custom brush and few simple Illustrator.
17-Create the Toyota logo
In this tutorial you can learn to create the Toyota logo. It is all about circles and the Pathfinder panel. You will have to create a series of circles of exact dimensions. Regarding that,the grid and the snap to grid option will ease your work.
18-Creating a Gradient Flower Icon Logo in Adobe Illustrator
Here is a tutorial about how the Cecif.com logo icon was created. This process lets you use basic Illustrator techniques such as the Pen, Reflect, Scissors and Gradient tools, and of course the super time-saving Transform again technique.
19-Create a Swirly Type Treatment
In this Illustrator tutorial, you will learn how to create a swirly type treatment. With a free font, some brushes, and gradients you can easily create this type treatment. Moreover, you can apply these techniques to other type treatments, logos, and illustrations as well.
20-Make a Logo Flow in Illustrator
Here is a walk through on the process of developing a logo for a conference in Thailand on protecting the health and safety of the world’s rivers by Innosanto Nagara of Design Action.
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Logo Tutorials in Illustrator
Review of tutorials on creating logos in Illustrator.
20 Tutorials for Creating Logos in Illustrator
Written by: Gisela Gutierrez
Date Published: 10/05/2010
A compilation of 20 excellent tutorials on creating logos in Illustrator.
9 / 10 stars