Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing with circles and ellipses, part of Designing a Logo.
Okay, now we are going to work with circles and ellipses. So here we are in…Illustrator, just go to our basic type and I going to use my Ellipse tool,…draw myself a circle and I want to make sure you that has a Fill. Let's position…that up there. Then I am going to duplicate it holding down the Alt key…dragging away from it. Reduce the size of the duplicate, position that like so.…There we have a logo. Now I'm going to move that one over there, making it a…little bit bigger, choose this one and give it fill of white over there and…making it little bit smaller and there we got a logo.…
Now let's try something a little bit different. Let's put a -- I am going to…set my type to all be black. Actually I'll leave it to be white. All right, so it'll be white. …And then I will choose my Ellipse tool and approximately the center…point of that still selected type and now I can say it but its still selected…holding down the Alt and the Shift key and I will draw myself an ellipse that…will go behind it. Fill it and then send it to the back Apple+Shift or…
- Choosing the right typeface
- Exploring transparency, warped type, and other treatments
- Working with line, shape, and imagery in a logo symbol
- Considering current trends in logo design
- Fine-tuning a design after client selection
- Drawing up usage guidelines
Skill Level Intermediate
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Designing a Logo for a Media Companywith Nigel French53m 51s Intermediate
1. Defining the Parameters of the Job
2. Type-Only Logos
3. Type Treatments
4. Designing a Logo Symbol
5. Selecting and Preparing the Finished Logo
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