Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Numerical sizes and coordinate positions, part of Creating and Adapting a Logo.
- In this movie, I'll show you how to create…the first couple of shapes…that represent the nose cone of the rocket.…And we'll do so with precision control.…So I'll show you not only how to specify…the exact size of an ellipse and a rectangle…inside of Illustrator,…but also how to dial in their coordinate positions…inside the Transform panel.…I'll go ahead and switch over…to my document in progress here inside of Illustrator.…And then you wanna make sure…that your Smart Guides are turned on in the View menu.…So if you see a check mark…in front of the words Smart Guides, then all is well.…
If you don't, then go ahead and choose the command.…Next, go the Shape Tool fly-out menu here…and select the Ellipse Tool.…And then, at least in the most recent version…of Illustrator, notice that, as you drag,…you're gonna see a heads-up display…that's gonna tell you the size of your ellipse,…in points, in our case, on the fly.…And if you wanna change its position,…then you can press and hold the spacebar…in order to move it to a different location, like so,…
- Identifying the brand's objectives
- Sketching a design
- Drawing the artwork in Illustrator
- Selecting the perfect font for a logo
- Adding type
- Choosing and assigning spot colors
- Adding vector-based shading with gradients
- Using photographic details for a more photorealistic look
- Changing the orientation of a logo
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Brainstorming and Development
2. Drawing the Art for Your Logo
3. Setting the Type
4. Assigning Spot Colors for Print
5. Adding Device-Independent Shading
6. Adding Some Photorealism
7. Changing the Orientation
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