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By Mordy Golding | Friday, June 5, 2015

The Key to Better Logo Design: Emotion

logo design improves with emotion

A designer employs many skills including typography, color, layout, and tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Good designers also make good use of a pencil when sketching out ideas.

But great designers know that the majority of logo design work comes before you even lift the pencil.

By John Roshell | Thursday, May 7, 2015

How I Created the Angry Birds Logo (Yes, That One)

How I created the Angry Birds logo

As a graphic designer working in the comic-book industry, I’ve created hundreds of logos over the past 20 years: Spider-ManThe X-Men, DaredevilThe Avengers

But the most well-known logo I’ve ever designed wasn’t for a comic book at all. It was an unexpected request that came from a couple of Finnish video game designers with a hit app.

And it came together pretty quickly—using a Sharpie and some scratch paper.

Here’s how I designed the Angry Birds logo:

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Handing Off Your Design to a Professional Printer

before sending your design to a professional printer ...

Last week, Deke took a design from his Creating and Adapting a Logo course and showed us how to optimize the colors for print using three Pantone-based spot colors, which he separated into three different channels in Photoshop.

This week he’ll show you how to hand off your design to a professional printer.

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Render a Logo with Spot Colors in Photoshop


In his new course, Creating and Adapting a Logo, Deke shows how to reconfigure a logo for many different types of projects—from web-based banner ads to printed business cards.

However, when you transition a logo from a digital format to print, you can’t only adjust the design. You also need to optimize the colors for print. RGB and CMYK colors simply won’t survive the transition to real-world inks.

So in this episode of Deke’s Techniques, he’ll show how to take a logo with text and photographic details and render it with spot colors in Photoshop.

By Kristin Ellison | Friday, July 25, 2014

Create Logo Text with Paths and Layer Styles


This week, Bert walks us through how to use paths and layer styles to create logo text.

By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, September 18, 2013

6 Attributes of Good Logo Design

Von Glitchka at work designing logos

Although there are many stylistic approaches to logo design, there are certain fundamental attributes that make a logo successful.

It’s unique It’s no secret that our world is being flooded with more images, tweets, articles, books, designs etc. every minute, so creating a unique design has never been more important. Although there are times when the creative fairy blesses us with an inspired design, more often than not great designs are hard earned. Proper research, intelligent creative thinking, and a lot of exploratory drawing should be part of your creative process every time.

It’s memorable Making a connection with your viewer and staying with them is an important part of effective logo design. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways: being unique, keeping it simple, using a clever concept or play on a business’ name, making an emotional connection with your viewer, and more.

By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Draw the Adobe CC Logo in Illustrator: Deke's Techniques

Draw the Adobe CC Logo in Illustrator

Explore this course at lynda.com.

Re-create the logo for Adobe Creative Cloud—even if you don’t have the latest version of Illustrator. In fact, in this week’s Deke’s Techniques, you can use Illustrator CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2, or even the original CS version. How? Let Deke walk you through the process.

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