Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Geometric patterns, part of Logo Design: Techniques.
- [Instructor] Here, I'm going…to create a simple geometric pattern,…and then place that pattern into simple shapes…to create a bold logo of abstract letter forms.…I'll start by zooming out, Command or Control + Zero.…If I just pan over to the left, on the paste board,…we have the pattern tile that we need to recreate,…and to do that, I'm going to choose my polygon tool.…I'll hold down the Shift key as I draw my polygon.…
If you find that you need to add to the number of sides…as you're drawing, keep your mouse button held down.…Keep the shift key also held down,…and press the up arrow to add sides…or the down arrow to remove sides.…This object has a black stroke,…and I'm now going to rotate it…by moving to its corner, holding down the Shift key,…so that it's pointed sides are at the top and bottom.…I'll double click on the Scale tool…and make a copy at 50%.…
I'll now switch to the Line tool…and draw lines that connect the edges.…First of all, deselect, Command or Control,…click outside of the selection.…Move back over the center point,…
- Generating logo ideas
- Choosing the right typeface
- Designing with simple shapes
- Adding shine, texture, beveled edges, and transparency
- Designing with negative space
- Choosing logo colors
- Preparing final files
Skill Level Beginner
1. What Makes a Good Logo?
2. Exploring Type Variables
3. Type Treatments
4. Designing with Simple Shapes
5. Logo Motifs
6. Logo Effects
7. Choosing Logo Colors
8. Lines and Stripes
9. Simple 3D and Shadow Effects
10. Finalizing the Logo
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