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46 Excellent Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for Creative Logo Design

Posted March 15th, 2012 in Tutorials by Eko S

A logo is the most essential part of your branding, so make sure the design is definable and also a memorable one describe about your company and its business. And when creating a logo design, it’s would be far better if built appropriately in a vector program such as Illustrator, so it can be used in EVERY possible application, maintaining total scalability and function for print media as well as online. As Melanie Shellito said on our “50+ Step by step photoshop tutorials in designing a logo” comments.

Below, we present very useful 46 Adobe Illustrator tutorials to help you in designing a professional logo for your business. Also get as many techniques as you can for your advantage.

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Quick Tip: How to Create a Retro Style Textured Logo

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by Ryan Quintal
Learn how to create a retro vector seal logo in Adobe Illustrator with Ryan Quintal. We’ll be using simple shapes, effects, transparency masks, and a free grunge texture pack from PSD TutsPlus to create the final effect.


Create the Mercedes Logo

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by Andrei Marius
In this tutorial I will show you how to create the Mercedes logo. It’s a pretty simple tutorial.


How To Create a Cubist Style Logo Design in Illustrator

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by Chris Spooner
Follow this logo design process walkthrough to see the making of a cubist style logo design made up of lots of detailed vector facets. Not only will we be creating the actual design in Adobe Illustrator, but I’ll also be describing the whole logo design process in this tutorial, from the initial sketches right through to finishing off the final design.


Creating a crazy cool logo

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by Abduzeedo
In this post I will show you how we created the logo. I will skip the drawing parts, yes there were tons of drawings before going to the computer.


Design a Grungy Circular Logo

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by Andrew Houle
In this tutorial I want to detail how to create text along a path in an interesting way and apply it to a common application. Although the circular logo has been used forever, it can still be effective if done well, while mixing in some modern design. In this case, we are going to use some vector art, then grunge it up. This will give it that worn beach look I’m going for. I hope you enjoy it, here we go…


Use Illustrator to Create a Fun, 3D, Character Logo

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by David Laplante
In this tutorial we’ll use illustrators 3D tool to create text with depth. We’ll give the letters personality by placing them at angles and choosing a fun font. We’ll add a crazy rabbit character and unify all the colors as we add simple shading. Lastly, we’ll give this fun logo a sticker effect. We cover quite a bit of ground in this tutorial, so fire up Illustrator and let’s begin!


Create the Mac Finder Logo

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by Andrei Marius
In this tutorial I will show you how to create the Mac Finder logo. It all start with a simple rectangle and a curved path. Next, using some Offset Path and Pathfinder options you will create the rest of the shapes. Finally, using several linear gradients along with some thick strokes and basic effects.


Logo Design Project Step by Step Walkthrough

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by Chris Spooner
A personal project I’m currently working on with a developer friend is a website called myNiteLife. As part of the overall design process one of the first jobs of the project was to develop a logo and brand for the website, follow this step by step documentation of the whole process of the logo design from conception to completion.


Abduzeedo 2010 Logo Design

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by Abduzeedo
In this tutorial/case study I will show you how I created the symbol and what the inspiration behind it was. We will use Adobe Illustrator for the tutorial.


Create a Logo Design from Start to Finish

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by Chris Spain
In this logo design tutorial, we will go from the reception of a design brief through to finishing the project and delivering the final products to the client.


Logo Design Process Tutorial

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by DryIcons
For the purpose of this tutorial, we’re going to design and develop a logo for an imaginary company, called “LTD”.


Create the Toyota Logo

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by Andrei Marius
In this tutorial you can learn to create the Toyota logo. It is all about circles and the Pathfinder panel. You will have to create a series of circles of exact dimensions.


How To Create a Retro Badge/Emblem Style Logo

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by Chris Spooner
The retro style badge/emblem of logos is a hot trend at the moment, and it’s no surprise why – They’re super cool! Now let’s build our own.


Tutorial: Web 2.0 Logo Reflection in Vector format with Illustrator

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by Jay Hilgert
This tutorial was actually requested by a BittBox reader, Mr.Byte, and his idea instantly caught my attention. Thanks Mr.Byte. Another thing to note: I included a lot of screenshots for clarity purposes, but this process is actually very simple.


How to make a vector badge logo in Adobe Illustrator

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by reADactor
In this tutorial you will learn how to make a logo with a badge, fence and barbed wire, using simple shapes, a custom brush and few simple Illustrator tools.


Create the BMW Logo

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by Andrei Marius
Now you can learn to create the BMW logo. It’s one of the simplest logo tutorials so far. You’ll start with some basic tools and simple shapes. Then, with the Pathfinder options and some Warp effect you’ll get the desired shapes.


Create a clean retro badge in Adobe Illustrator

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by Tyler
In this tutorial we are going to create a clean retro-looking badge/burst in Adobe Illustrator. These are great for adding to a website, advertisement, etc to help the text stand out.


Quick Tip: Create a Coat of Arms Logo with a Texture Background

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by Gabriella Guo
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an organic, natural looking confectionary logo by adding a textured background. Major techniques covered in the tutorial include outline, swirls, warp and blend mode. Lets’ begin!


Create the Chevrolet Logo

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by Andrei Marius
In the following tutorial I will show you how to create the Chevrolet logo. You might encounter some problems in creating the overall shapes but the Grid and the Snap to Grid will help you get over it.


Zee Logo in Illustrator

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by Abduzeedo
With the idea of “Stay in the Loop”, I decided to play in Illustrator to create a custom font for it. Also I wanted to make the logo resemble a bit of the Abduzeedo logo. We’re still working on the logo and the tag line, but the concept is this one that I will show you here.


Big Bocca – Illustrative Logo

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by IllustrationClass
This illustrative logo for an italian animation studio will show you a very quick turnaround and the design politics we sometimes have to deal with in our artistic pursuit to create the best work we can.


Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways

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by Chris Spooner
I recently finished up a project with Scott McIntyre of Vivid Ways and Jon Phillip of Spyre Studios. My part in the project was to work on a new logo design for the Vivid Ways website and brand. Here’s my design process and a walkthrough of how the final logo is created in Adobe Illustrator.


Create the Audi Logo

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by Andrei Marius
In the following tutorial you can learn to create the Audi logo. It is mainly about circles, strokes and the Pathfinder pallete. It’s a pretty simple and fast tutorial but you might find some interesting stuff about working with these classic tools.


Logo Design On A Budget

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by Drew Dunlap
In this tutorial I’ll break down my creative process used on a logo design for the UK hip-hop duo Second Nature.


Quick Tip: Create a Colorful Sliced Sphere to use as a Logo Design

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by Maciej Lenartowicz
In this Quick Tip we will take a look at how you can easily create an appealing colored sphere which will make a great foundation for a successful logo. Let’s get started!


Create the Opel Logo

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by Andrei Marius
an Opel Logo tutorials, in the following steps we’ll be using some classic tools, such as the Rectangle Tool, the Ellipse Tool or the Direct Selection Tool, along with some quite simple effects, such as the Drop Shadow, Offset Path, Reflect&Move and Zig Zag.


Create a black and white logo

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by Computer Arts
The following tutorial will help you understand the process of designing a brand identity, working with shapes and using your head to see what is effective and what isn’t. When creating a new identity, you should bear in mind that attention to detail is everything, and you need to focus on letter spacing, overall balance, and form.


Glossy Vector Web 2.0 Logo Text in 5 Easy Steps

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by Jay Hilgert
I’ve found a ton of Photoshop tutorials on how to do this, but you would be surprised at how simple and easy it is to get a “glossy” text effect in vector using Illustrator.


Create the Quicktime logo

Illustrator tutorials logo design
by Andrei Marius
A message from Pete asking me if I can make a tutorial on how to create the QuickTime logo. After several tries here’s what came out. It’s not a very complicated tutorial but you might learn some cool stuff.


How To Create a Colorful Logo Style Ribbon Graphic

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by Chris Spooner
The tutorial is aimed towards giving you insight into actually making the cool graphic as oppsed to the full logo design process. We’ll use various tools and techniques in Adobe Illustrator to create a great looking vector based design complete with subtle gradients and shading.


3D Logo

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by ndesign-studio
This tutorial will show you how to make a 3D gradient logo in minutes by using the Warp and 3D effects. It is great for making 3D graphics and icons.


Create the Opel Logo

Illustrator tutorials logo design
by Andrei Marius
In the following steps we’ll be using some classic tools, such as the Rectangle Tool, the Ellipse Tool or the Direct Selection Tool, along with some quite simple effects, such as the Drop Shadow, Offset Path, Reflect & Move and Zig Zag.


Obama Logo Tutorial

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by ClickPopMedia
I thought I would show some really helpful Illustrator techniques by making the Obama logo. In this tutorial, we’ll be going over the Pathfinder, Envelope Warps, Opacity Masks, and Gradient Meshes. And we’ll use a drop shadow!


Reader Tutorial: Geometric Flower Effect Logo in Illustrator

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by Tomas Varil
In this tutorial I will show you how I made this nice logo for one of my clients in Czech Republic. Feel free to use it as inspiration, but please do not copy it in any form.


Create the Volkswagen Logo

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by Andrei Marius
In the following tutorial you will learn to create the Volkswagen logo. You’ll only need some simple circles, gradients, strokes and some basic effects. You might face some problems with the letter shapes but the grid and the snap to grid will simplify your work.


Create a Shiny Logo in Illustrator

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by StylishLogo
Making a Shiny Glass Logo in Photoshop is easy but how we can make it in Adobe Illustrator?
You can do it easily with this tutorial, I prepared the images step by step for making it easy, also you see the vector format (.svg) in the end of this tutorial.


Create a Sewed Adidas Logo

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by Andrei Marius
In the following tutorial I will show you how to create a sewed Adidas logo. First, you will create the basic shapes using the rectangle and the ellipse tools. For the sewed effects you will use some Roughen and Scribble effects. Finally, for a stitched effect you will use some simple, dashed strokes.


How To Create a Colorful Logo Style Icon in Illustrator

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by Chris Spooner
Follow this step by step to create a vibrant and colourful logo style icon graphic. This style of abstract three dimensional shape has become a popular trend in the world of logo design.


Create a 3D Opera Logo

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by Andrei Marius
In the following tutorial I will show you how to create a simple penguin character. The twenty-seven detailed steps wil introduce you to the basic tools and shape building techniques. After you create the starting paths, you will add some basic colors and effects. Finally, you will learn some basic stuff about the bleding techniques.


Designing a Logo

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by Tony Soh
Designing a logo is a common task in Adobe Illustrator. In this final project, we will sum up what we have learnt so far in Illustrator to create your own custom logo. I will show you the process in drawing a logo and hopefully you have more confidence after this tutorial.


Creating a Rockstar Brand, Logo & Styleguide in Illustrator

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by Collis Ta’eed
In this multi-part tutorial series I’ll take you through the processes and design I used to create the Rockable Press brand and its many different applications both offline and on. We’ll begin by looking at the creation of the Rockable logo, look and feel and brand.


Create a Grungy Nuclear Warning Symbol

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by Andrei Marius
In the next tutorial I will show you how to create a grungy nuclear warning symbol in nine coherent steps. It’s a pretty simple tutorial targeted at beginner users. You will learn some nice stuff about working with grid, basic tools, gradients, strokes and some nice effects.


Tutorial: Death Metal Logo

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by James Stone
In this tutorial, I’ll explain in detail how I went about creating the most popular of all my logos; the death metal logo. This will be a symmetrical, hand rendered, vector logo.


How to make a logo icon using a W letter and a custom art brush

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by reADactor
In this tutorial you’ll read again about a simple but very efficient Adobe Illustrator feature used in creation of a logo icon. I am sure that you already read plenty tutorials from where you had learn how to make a custom art brush used often for swirls creation. You will see that a simple custom art brushes can help you not just on decorations and pattern designs, but also on logo design.


Create the Renault Logo

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by Andrei Marius
In this tutorial I will show you how to create the Renault logo. First, the grids and the snap to grid will help you create the basic shapes. Next, you’ll need some simple paths to divide these shapes. Finally, you will use some linear and radial gradient plus some basic effects.

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6 Responses so far.

  1. Alan says:

    Wow! Awsome logo designs indeed!
    Do you have any information about the disigners?
    I’m currently working as a freelance designer at online marketplaces (mostly http://www.peopleperhour.com ) and I can’t find a way to promote my work in this certain domain.

    Perhaps freelancers are not very popular in logo designs… I’m not sure, but it seems that logos like these above, are made by companies.

    I’m looking for more information, so if you have tutorials for expanding job opportunities in the logo design, plz let me know!

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  3. Subir says:

    Excellent! these tutorials will help me to learn logo by illustrator.

  4. Stive says:

    Great tutorials !! Please check this video i think it’s nice .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQdnXqB1I0E

  5. Ferdous says:

    Great posts. Really helpful for designers. I think anybody related to design can get awesome idea by it. Thanks.

  6. David says:

    Hi thank you for this helpful collections :)
    I found this around might be help beginners .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wKoacm-ADU

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