Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding lines, part of Designing a Logo for a Band.
…If we're going to consider using an enclosing shape,…we'll also want to consider using a line or lines.…For this first version, I have a series of…lines, all of which have a variable width profile.…I'll use my direct selection tool to select one of those.…And you can see that I'm using this predefined variable with profile.…And behind these, where the type overlaps these lines, I've…just put a solid white skewed rectangle to obscure them.…I quite like that.…I'm wondering if we also need a line below it.…
Or, perhaps above it, and then, that…inevitably leads to me questioning whether I want a, a heavier line above and below.…Quite different, we have a blend here from a lighter weight of line to a heavier…weight of line that gives this effect, and if we take a look at the blend.…You'll see that the blend begins outside of…the letter shapes, continues outside of the letter…shapes, and I can double-click on that and we have a stepped blend of 41 steps.…
I can vary that if I wanted to.…So let's say if we change that to 64, how would that look?…
Want more information about building a solid logo? Check out Nigel's Designing a Logo Topics include:
- Exploring type casing, weight, and alignment
- Evaluating typefaces
- Adding an enclosing shape or lines
- Presenting different ideas to clients
- Choosing colors
- Fine-tuning the design
- Saving separate versions of the logo
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Design Brief
2. Exploring Ideas
3. Presenting Ideas
4. Finessing Ideas
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