Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing with polygons and stars, part of Designing a Logo.
So we have seen squares and rectangles, we have seen circles and ellipses,…let's now look at triangles and stars.…To draw a triangle we use the Polygon tool, which is on the same tool space as…the Rectangle and Ellipse. Click and hold down to access that.…If necessary, you can tear off the whole panel. Then you've got access, easy access, to…all of those tools. So with my Polygon, as I click and drag if I want to add to…the number of sides, I just press my up arrow or my down arrow to remove the…number of sides. Now, actually I want a triangle, if I want to constrain it, I…hold down the Shift key. So there is my triangle and the triangles of course…will look like arrows, so they suggest direction.…
I can flip this around like so, I'm holding down the Shift key to constrain the…rotation to 90 degrees. I can put it right there and maybe I would want to just…size it so that it's the same size as the type itself and there we have a logo,…I could position it anywhere relative to the type to suggest all kind of…
- 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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