Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with clip art, part of Designing a Logo.
Clip Art has a bit of a bad name, perhaps deservedly so. It conjures up images…of businessmen shaking hands or party balloons or other cliched graphic images…that we want to avoid at all costs really. Having said that, they are a number…of Clip Art type options that we have available to us in Illustrator. You have…seen me in a few of the videos up until now use some Illustrator symbols and…adapt them and these examples that we have on screen are all using Illustrator…symbols. The idea of the Symbol Sprayer tools is that you get multiples of…these things, so you can build up a whole background of leaves or grass or…whatever it is. But in this application of them, I'm taking a single of these…symbols and then adapting them to my needs.…
So, let's just take a look at those and I also want to point out and this is a…point I did also make in a previous video and that's where we can get some…shape tools, some very interesting shape tools in Photoshop and copy and paste…the vector parts into Illustrator, and then adapt them in there. So, the…
- 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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