35 Photoshop & Illustrator Logo Design Tutorials

Logo design is a pretty sophisticated and complex process. Usually the most difficult thing is to design the logo concept. Reflecting your company’s identity in a simple but eye catchy logo that sends a strong message could be quite challenging. Once you figure this out, it’s time for execution. Here i have collected 35 logo design tutorials using Photoshop & Illustrator you might find useful while designing your logo.

How to Create the Batman Dark Knight Logo in Adobe Illustrator

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For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create a a bunch of pixel perfect shape that will help you create the main logo shape. Using basic masking, blending and vector shape building techniques you will learn how to add some subtle highlights and texture. Taking full advantage of the Appearance panel you will learn how to add color, shading and more texture for your background and the logo shape. Finally, you will learn how to add several, tiny, glowing spots.

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How To Create an Origami Style Logomark in Illustrator

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We’ll use Adobe Illustrator to tackle this design for its advanced shape editing abilities and make particular use of Smart Guides to perfectly align our vector paths. Once the outline of our origami inspired design is complete we’ll then bring it to life with vibrant colours, resulting in a modern graphic that would look great as part of a logo design.

Origami Style Logomark in Illustrator Tutorial →

Photoshop CS6 Logo Tutorial: Clean Professional

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Learn how to create a clean professional logo in Photoshop with this tutorial. You are able to download the template for this tutorial on the tutorial page below.

Photoshop CS6 Logo Tutorial: Clean Professional →

How to make an awesome logo

How to make an awesome logo

In this tutorial, I will start and finish a logo while documenting the entire process. I encourage you to open up photoshop and follow every step, it will help you learn a lot more than just reading it.

How to make an awesome logo →

Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways

Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways

Vivid Ways is a new blog focusing on the topic of personal development and colourful living, it aims to inspire and encourage readers through ideas and tips on how to live an amazing life. After some initial correspondence with Scott and Jon via email we had fleshed out some thoughts on the style of the logo and what values would be presented through it. Examples of a previous design were supplied, and it was mentioned that the sans-serif font used was ideal. One other requirement was that the logo should use a separate graphic element along with the Vivid Ways wording. Otherwise, there was creative freedom surrounding the design – which is always nice!

Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways →

Logo Design Project Step by Step Walkthrough

Logo Design Project Step by Step Walkthrough

The whole idea behind myNiteLife is to provide an online organizer and planner for our local city of Sheffield’s nightlife, where bars, restaurants and clubs amongst other venues are listed along with user reviews and ratings. Also, the site includes a planner based on a map of the city, where users can plan a route between venues and send out party arrangements to their friends.

Logo Design Project Step by Step Walkthrough →

How to Design a Logotype from Conception to Completion

How to Design a Logotype from Conception to Completion

The logo that will be created in this tutorial can be seen below. Following the above rules this logo can be implemented on anything from a pen to full van livery, by designing it to work well in black and white, it can then be produced in flat colours, and then maybe even be given some trendy gradient and reflection treatment for use on screen.

How to Design a Logotype from Conception to Completion →

Creating crazy cool logo

Creating crazy cool  logo

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, because when they stole my computer and backups in 2006 they took all my photos of the drawings.

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Design a Print-Ready Beer Label in Adobe Illustrator

Design a Print-Ready Beer Label in Adobe Illustrator

Alright folks, it’s time to roll up the sleeves and get down to business with this full-featured Adobe illustrator CS3 tutorial. This one takes you from setup to production of a really cool beer label, although this could be useful for any bottled concoction of your choosing.

Design a Print-Ready Beer Label in Adobe Illustrator →

Design a Print-Ready Beer Label in Adobe Illustrator

Design a Print-Ready Beer Label in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial is going to be very interesting as the result is pretty amazing and you will be delighted to see the end result of your own hard work. It is a lengthy process but each step is so interesting and common techniques are used in combination one after the other to achieve final results. You will learn more about the transparency effect of illustrator and how it affects the particular geometric shape.

Design a Print-Ready Beer Label in Adobe Illustrator →

Logo Presentation tutorial by ~Nunosk8

Logo Presentation tutorial by ~Nunosk8

Logo Presentation tutorial by ~Nunosk8 →

Brainstorm 9 logo process

Brainstorm 9 logo process

Before going straight to the computer, I worked on some sketches, exploring a few concepts using the keywords that were selected before. Also I visit logopond.com for some logo references. You can take a look at some logos I used for reference at the Ultimate One Color Logos Inspiration article.

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Create Rainbow Logos with Warped Grids

Create Rainbow Logos with Warped Grids

It’s an easy technique, but I’m sure you will be able to use it in all sorts of designs. It’s very versatile. In this case, I used this technique for a logo, but I could use it to create grids with light effects as well.

Create Rainbow Logos with Warped Grids →

Day 30: Designing a Logo

Day 30: Designing a Logo

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.

Day 30: Designing a Logo →

Logo Design Process Tutorial

Logo Design Process Tutorial

One of the main aspects of the branding process includes logo development. Your logo, or brand mark, in other words, needs to reflect your brand accurately, as it will play a huge role in your brand recognition. This however doesn’t mean that the branding process ends when you’ve developed your logo, branding takes a lot of time, commitment, managing skills and finally, the ability to reflect the image you want others to have of you and your business

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Designing a Pepsi Logo

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This tutorial is about using the pen tool. When I first thought about using the pen tool it seemed difficult to me, and scary. It is actually a great tool for creating curved surfaces, and simple to use. Let’s re-create a popular thirst quenching logo.

Designing a Pepsi Logo

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

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

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.

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

Create a Cool Music Logo on a Grunge Background

Create a Cool Music Logo on a Grunge Background

These techniques can be used to make a logo and background for a cool grunge-style Web site.

Create a Cool Music Logo on a Grunge Background →

Star Wars text effect

Star Wars text effect

In this tutorial we will be working on a Star Wars text effect.

Star Wars text effect →

Dache: Logo Design Process

Dache: Logo Design Process

Dache: Logo Design Process →

Drawing the Volkswagen Logo

Drawing the Volkswagen Logo

This tutorial is going to show you how to draw the legendary Volkswagen emblem logo by using Layer Styles, Radial Gradients, and the Polygonal Lasso selection tool in order to do the tracing part. The image below show our end result.

Drawing the Volkswagen Logo →

Google Chrome Logo Design

Google Chrome Logo Design

Google Chrome Logo Design →

Create the mini logo

Create the mini logo

Hi there. In the next tutorial you can learn to create the Mini logo. 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. Finally, you’ll need several gradients and strokes plus some Gaussian Blur and Drop Shadow effects.

Create the mini logo →

Create the BMW logo

Create the BMW logo

Next 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. Finally, you’ll need several gradients, strokes and some simple effects.

Create the BMW logo →

Harley Davidson Wallpaper

Harley Davidson Wallpaper

Learn how to combine shapes and Layer Styles in Photoshop CS3 to create a Harley Davidson poster in this step-by-step guide. Layered PSD file included.

Harley Davidson Wallpaper →

Step-by-step logo

Step-by-step logo

I don’t know about you but I love to see examples of how other designers work—they reveal better (or worse) ways of doing things and allow me to gauge whether my methods are mainstream or totally whacked-out. “If anyone finds out how I obsess about this stuff,” I tell myself, “they’ll stick me in a home.”

Step-by-step logo →

Business Solutions Logo

Business Solutions Logo

This tutorial will show you how to create a modern logo for your company or for web site.

Business Solutions Logo →

Create a Swirly Type Treatment

Create a Swirly Type Treatment

In this Illustrator tutorial I will show you how to create a swirly type treatment. With a free font, some brushes, and gradients you can easily create this type treatment. Moreover, you can apply these techniques to other type treatments, logos, and illustrations as well.

Create a Swirly Type Treatment →

16 Comments

  1. wow awesome

  2. J.Shumisays:

    Previously I was not good enough in illustrator but only for the passion of logo design I have learnt this technique. I will try to apply some of the tutorials here to get the idea of designing a simple but impressive logo soon.

  3. Great piece of work. If a person have proper knowledge about photoshop then s/he can do various kind of awesome editing with that.

  4. Nice example. It is a really helpful post for my new project. I saw another good job here .. https://goo.gl/OnBQei

  5. Angietepetlsays:

    Awesome!! thanks!

  6. The logo is always essential for any kinds of online business. Glad to see you share the best logos tutorial with photoshop and illustrator.

  7. Great logo design tutorial with precise details.Sooth to say, I grasp you taking the time to propagate such a wonderful resource for us! Thank you!

  8. Ellasays:

    Great tutorial For logo design. I have know idea about the details of precise. so helpful

  9. Thanks for sharing 35 Photoshop & Illustrator Logo Design Tutorials with us. Your share really helpful for me.

  10. Great tutorial For logo design!
    Love it
    Thanks

  11. Amazing tutorials for the logo design. Thank you so much.

  12. tuhinsays:

    I always try to learn photoshop image editing work, but I need help. can you help with this photoshop? i have benefited here with this tutorial, thanks

  13. Herminesays:

    I am not even halfway the post yet and already learnt more than I did in 4 years of college studying graphic design.

  14. Great post with a lot of information. Many many thanks for sharing with us.

  15. Shawnsays:

    Very Usefull. Thanks

  16. Hi sir,
    Your article is very good.I really Like your Post.Many Many Thanks sharing your good knowledge.Keep it enjoy this work

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