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Building a Logo in Illustrator: Papa's Surf Shop
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Released May 3, 2010
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
In this series of lessons, we'll work to build a finished vector logo based on an initial sketch. We'll begin by quickly exploring both the initial sketched idea and the final outcome of our logo. From there, we'll use Illustrator's live trace feature to convert raster artwork to vector for use in the logo. Next, we'll build a wave pattern that begins on our surfer's board and transitions into a baseline for our logo's type. We'll move on from there and begin working with the type for our logo by customizing a problematic character. We'll complete our design by adding stylized curls to the wave pattern and then color to our logo.
Project introduction and preparing basic elements
1

Project introduction and preparing basic elements

 
10:45
Building the wave pattern on the surf board
2

Building the wave pattern on the surf board

 
10:13
Finishing off our wave pattern and placing type
3

Finishing off our wave pattern and placing type

 
11:04
Customizing a typeface and adding curls to our waves
4

Customizing a typeface and adding curls to our waves

 
11:02
Adding color and finishing touches to the logo
5

Adding color and finishing touches to the logo

 
10:20