Hello everyone, thanks to logolemon.co I created my first tutorial. Feel free to check it out there as well.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how I do my magic creating a Mammoth shield logo emblem.
I’ll be here to guide you trough this logo creation journey but pay attention to the images because they are the visual guidance.
1. The very first step is the sketching. My opinion is that the sketch is really important in this type of logo so if you get that right then it will be an awesome logo.
2. Double click the illustrator icon to open ( just kidding :), click File / New. You can set the file however it pleases you. Click File / Place your sketch. Then select the image and click Object / Lock selection.
3. Now let the awesomeness begin. Using the pen tool draw along the outline of the Mammoth or whatever you draw. After you finished you can draw the inside shapes as well. Flip from strokes to fills. Normally the outer shape should be under the inside shapes, this is important because of the next step. Now select all and use Pathfinder / Minus Front and voila! Cool right?
4.Same way with the pen tool draw the left side of the shield and the use Reflect tool to flip it, place the little blue Anchor point to the side of the shield and then hold Alt / Optionkey and flip it. After this join them with Pathfinder/Unite.
5.Again using Pen tool, draw the cut shapes on the shield to give it a bit more originality and then use Pathfinder / Minus Front. To get rid of the image you have to click Object menu / Unlock all and then just delete the image.
Congratulations, you just made an awesome shield logo!
I’ll keep them coming in the future so feel free to come back.
Good luck with all the designing you’re doing. Cheers!