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35+ tutorials for learning how to create a logo using illustrator

A logo is the fundamental part of any brand. Its what makes a company or an indivdual memorable and leaves and lasting impression. A great logo also separates you the crowd of thousands of different logos already out there. The most troublesome part of when it comes to logo design is knowing where to start. What’s the best techniques to use ? How do you find the right color scheme ? There’s so many question you want answered when it comes to producing a logo design.

We have compiled this post together of the very best illustrator tutorials for creating logo designs. There’s a range of different tutorials, so there’s tons tricks and techniques which can be learnt. I hope you the roundup its certainly one bookmarked and revisit in the future.

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1. Create the chevrolet logo

CHEVLOET-logoIt will show you how to create the Chevrolet logo. You might encounter some problems in creating the overall shapes but the Grid and the Snap to Grid will help you get over it. Then, using multiple linear gradients and some basic effect you will reach the final result.

2. How To Create a Colorful Logo Style Ribbon Graphic

ribbionIn today’s tutorial you’re going to look at creating a colorful ribbon graphic. Despite being a typical logo style icon, we don’t have a live client for this particular design. The tutorial is aimed towards giving you insight into actually making the cool graphic as opposed to the full logo design process. We’ll use various tools and techniques in Adobe Illustrator to create a great looking vector based design complete with subtle gradients and shading.

3. Use Illustrator to Create a Fun, 3D, Character Logo

crazy-rabbitIn this tutorial you’ll use illustrators 3D tool to create text with depth. you’ll give the letters personality by placing them at angles and choosing a fun font. We’ll add a crazy rabbit character and unify all the colors as we add simple shading. Lastly, we’ll give this fun logo a sticker effect. We cover quite a bit of ground in this tutorial, so fire up Illustrator and let’s begin!

4. Quick Tip: How to Create a Retro Style Textured Logo


Learn how to create a retro vector seal logo in Adobe Illustrator with Ryan Quintal. You’ll be using simple shapes, effects, transparency masks, and a free grunge texture pack from PSD TutsPlus to create the final effect.

5. Create the BMW logobmw

Next you can learn to create the BMW logo. It’s one of the simplest logo tutorials so far. You’ll start with some basic tools and simple shapes. Then, with the Pathfinder options and some Warp effect you’ll get the desired shapes. Finally, you’ll need several gradients, strokes and some simple effects.

6. Create a Logo Design from Start to Finish

start-to-finishIn this logo design tutorial, you will go from the reception of a design brief through to finishing the project and delivering the final products to the client. We’ll start by interpreting the brief and roughing things out with pencil and paper, before moving on to develop the logo design in Illustrator, presenting to the client and acting on their feedback. We’ll focus on editing with paths and gradients and a few tricks that can be used to make your everyday interaction with Illustrator better.

7. Create a Logo Design from Start to Finish

retroIn this logo design tutorial, you will go from the reception of a design brief through to finishing the project and delivering the final products to the client. We’ll start by interpreting the brief and roughing things out with pencil and paper, before moving on to develop the logo design in Illustrator, presenting to the client and acting on their feedback. We’ll focus on editing with paths and gradients and a few tricks that can be used to make your everyday interaction with Illustrator better.

8. How to Create the Batman Dark Knight Logo in Adobe Illustrator

darknightFor starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create a a bunch of pixel perfect shape that will help you create the main logo shape. Using basic masking, blending and vector shape building techniques you will learn how to add some subtle highlights and texture. Taking full advantage of the Appearance panel you will learn how to add color, shading and more texture for your background and the logo shape. Finally, you will learn how to add several, tiny, glowing spots.

9. Sony Ericsson Logo

sony-ericson-logoIn this tutorial you will make Sony Ericsson logo in about 20 minutes. Besides this you will understand how to save your time, changing layer styles and using the copies of your initial effect or form.

10. Logo Design Project Step by Step Walkthrough

my-nite-life As part of the overall design process one of the first jobs of the project was to develop a logo and brand for the website, follow this step by step documentation of the whole process of the logo design from conception to completion.

11. How to Customize Logo Templates in Adobe Illustrator

spherecubeLogo templates have all sorts of uses: speeding up a project, inspiring a small business, or even being excellent for product mock-ups. Whatever your reason for downloading a logo template, let’s break down some of the basic ways in which to customize them in Adobe Illustrator CC.

12. Design a Grungy Circular Logo

grungy-circle-logoIn this tutorial it will detail how to create 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 case, we are going to use some vector art, then grunge it up. This will give it that worn beach look I’m going for.

13. Create mac finder logo icon

mac-finder-logoIn this week’s tutorial It will show you how to create the Mac Finder logo. It all start with a simple rectangle and a curved path. Next, using some Offset Path and Pathfinder options you will create the rest of the shapes. Finally, using several linear gradients along with some thick strokes and basic effects you will create your own Finder logo.

14. Abduzeedo Logo Design

abduzeddo-logo-designSo in this tutorial/case study I will show you how I created the symbol and what the inspiration behind it was. We will use Adobe Illustrator for the tutorial

15. Quick Tip: Create a Coat of Arms Logo with a Texture Background

cambridgeIn this tutorial, you will learn how to create an organic, natural looking confectionary logo by adding a textured background. Major techniques covered in the tutorial include outline, swirls, warp and blend mode.

16. How To Create a Retro Badge/Emblem Style Logo

powerhouse-gymThe retro style badge/emblem of logos is a hot trend at the moment, and it’s no surprise why – They’re super cool! We’ve already looked at a showcase of retro and vintage style logos based on circular motifs, now let’s build our own. We’ll put the basic structure together in Illustrator, then give it that aged vintage appearance with some finishing touches in Photoshop.

17. Zee Logo in Illustrator


A few weeks ago we decided to redesign the Zee logo. When companies redesign their logos, that means, most of the time, that they are changing something in their business, it can be a new strategy, new products, etc… But it’s pretty much sure that something is new behind the logo.

18. Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Waysvivid-ways

The design process and a walkthrough of how the final logo is created in Adobe Illustrator.

19. How to design a crest logo

crest-logoAdobe Illustrator can make an artist out of us all! Join us for this series of videos and discover how simple it is to create a personalized logo using vector based images, which can scale to any size without losing quality. We’ll lay the building blocks for your logo in this first video by drawing some basic shapes in Illustrator.

20. Creating Editable Letterpress Styled Text

letterpressedA popular typography trend in web design and print design is letterpress styled text. This text styling is easy to do in Photoshop, but in Illustrator, it is super simple to create letterpress styled text while keeping the text editable. Utilizing the Appearance panel and Graphic Styles, you can quickly and consistently apply this style to any editable text and other vector objects.

21. How to Create a Logo

font-awsomeDesigning a logo from scratch can seem like a daunting task. In this article I’ll walk you through the process of creating memorable, unique and distinctive logos that exceed your clients’ expectations.

22. Create a unique logo identity in just 7 steps

jurisuIf you’re setting up on your own, you’re going to need a logo. Follow Alan Wardle’s advice on how to create a unique design.

23. Create the mercedes logo

mecradesIn this new tutorial I will show you how to create the Mercedes logo. It’s a pretty simple tutorial. Using the Grid, the Ellipse Tool and the Star Tool you will create the basic shapes. Later, with some linear/radial gradients, strokes, gaussian/radial blur and Drop Shadow you will get the final logo.

24. How To Create a Cubist Style Logo Design in Illustrator

cubist-logoFollow this logo design process walkthrough to see the making of a cubist style logo design made up of lots of detailed vector facets. Not only will we be creating the actual design in Adobe Illustrator, but I’ll also be describing the whole logo design process in this tutorial, from the initial sketches right through to finishing off the final design.

25. Create a 3d opera logo

opera-logon the following tutorial I will show you how to create a simple penguin character. The twenty-seven detailed steps wil introduce you to the basic tools and shape building techniques. After you create the starting paths, you will add some basic colors and effects. Finally, you will learn some basic stuff about the bleding techniques.

26. How To Create a Colorful Logo Style Icon in Illustrator

colorful-logoFollow this step by step to create a vibrant and colourful logo style icon graphic. This style of abstract three dimensional shape has become a popular trend in the world of logo design. Today we’ll look at how to build the graphic in Illustrator using a range of tools and techniques.

27. Design Simple & Effective Type Logos


Typography plays a huge part in the way brands are perceived, and how successful brands become with consumers. A wise choice of type can make a logo more memorable, more aspirational, more trustworthy and more exciting. Minimal typographic logos are simple to achieve, and can often have more impact than a symbolic logo design.

28. Logo Design Process Tutoriallogo-design-process

This tutorial is intended to benefit both our potential clients, so they can have a fully comprehensive overview of our logo design process and methods; and many of our users, interested in the process of designing and developing a logo.

29. Logo Design On A Budget

second-natureIn this tutorial it will break down my creative process used on a logo design for the UK hip-hop duo Second Nature.

30. Create the opel logo

opel-logoHere’s a new tutorial on how to create the Opel logo. In the following steps we’ll be using some classic tools, such as the Rectangle Tool, the Ellipse Tool or the Direct Selection Tool, along with some quite simple effects, such as the Drop Shadow, Offset Path, Reflect&Move and Zig Zag.

31. 3D Logo

3d-logoThis tutorial will show you how to make a 3D gradient logo in minutes by using the Warp and 3D effects. It is great for making 3D graphics and icons.

32. Create a Cool Ribbon Style Logo Graphic in Illustrator

ribbionFollow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a cool ribbon style logo graphic with gradients and effects in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll create the graphic as a vector design to allow scalability as a logo and add flat and mono versions to keep the logo versatile.

33. Create the volkswagen logo


In the following tutorial you will learn to create the Volkswagen logo. You’ll 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.

34. How to Design a Weathered Illustrative Logo Set in Adobe Illustrator

baked-logosIn this tutorial, I’ll show you a potential process for approaching a simple illustrative logo design project. We’ll go through the steps you can take to develop ideas, refine your logo work, and experiment with different looks for a logo.

35. Create the audi logo

audi-logoIn the following tutorial you can learn to create the Audi logo. It is mainly about circles, strokes and the Pathfinder pallete. It’s a pretty simple and fast tutorial but you might find some interesting stuff about working with these classic tools.

36. Logo Design Tutorial (Cherry)

cherry-logoIn the following tutorial you can learn to create the Audi logo. It is mainly about circles, strokes and the Pathfinder pallete. It’s a pretty simple and fast

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