Logo Design Processes

by Fred Showker

This month's graphic design quest gathers some of the better tutorials for designing logos. While they're certainly not complete, these just sort of stood out from the rest. I almost NEVER advocate using Photoshop for designing logos, but it does work. For the best design work of this sort, use Adobe Illustrator! These tutorials will help you develop your own design processes for designing logos.

On all the pages except Chuck's, always look out for broken links. I cannot believe how many people on the web allow their content links to go dead! Tsk, tsk, tsk. Anyway, if you hit a dead link please tell me about it! As always, we remind you, especially Windows users -- be careful what you click. There are malware, phishing stalker and predator links abundant in many of the replicated sites these days. Whatch those little popups in the text. Just stay on the tutorial / content paths and you'll be okay.


Step-by-step Logo

Step-by-step Logo

This is another excellent tutorial from the pen of Chuck Green and his IdeaBook. Herein, Chuck illustrates a thorough discussion on creating logos in Photoshop
Step-by-step Logo Step-by-step Logo


 

Logo Design Process Tutorial

Logo Design Process Tutorial

Another set of tips on creating logo is presented in this tutorial from the Dry Icons people. Visit their site and download all the free vector graphics you can stomach. dryicons.com
Logo Design Process Tutorial Logo Design Process Tutorial


 

The Process of Redesigning a Logo

The Process of Redesigning a Logo

Kristof Saelen is the Principal of EvilNation in Belgium and the designer of the Digital Web Magazine logo. He furnished this tutorial for beginners to learn how to redesign a logo ... any logo.
The Process of Redesigning a Logo The Process of Redesigning a Logo


 

Logo / Branding for the Godbit Project

Logo / Branding for the Godbit Project

Nathan Smith brings us this thoughtful although somewhat sophomoric, as he talks about the influences and factors that went into branding the Godbit Project.
Logo / Branding for the Godbit Project Logo / Branding for the Godbit Project


 

Creating the Logo / Identity for a Church

Creating the Logo / Identity for a Church

This is a detailed tutorial on creating a logo in Photoshop. The tutorial was written by the very talented, Mark Misenheimer of Misenheimer Creative, Inc. -- an expert freelance graphic designer who has been in the design business for years in design Project Management, Logo Design. (Adjust the web page to your monitor, it's sort of weird and squeezes the graphics!)
Creating the Logo / Identity for a Church Creating the Logo / Identity for a Church


 

Sikbox Logo Design Process

Sikbox Logo Design Process

Here's another tutorial from Fabio Sasso, from Porto Alegre, Brazil - http://fabiosasso.com -- learning the process of creating the Sikbox logo.
Sikbox Logo Design Process Sikbox Logo Design Process


 

Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways

Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways

Chris Spooner brings us this discussion on creating a logo in a comprehensive illustrated tutorial. Chris is a designer who has a love for creativity and enjoys experimenting with various techniques in both print and web.
Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways


 

Creating a Typographic Logo in Photoshop

Creating a Typographic Logo in Photoshop

The tutorial here discusses steps in creating a unique and cool logo using modified typography in Photoshop. (Careful there are so many animated ads and shrouded scripts running on the page you may want to just immediately print to PDF file and get out!) Does it work? Let's see how it works in grayscale and pure black and white -- two brutal tests. An truly good logo will work well in all three.
Creating a Typographic Logo in Photoshop Creating a Typographic Logo in Photoshop


 

Which ever example above you find suits you, experiment and try your favorites from all of the above. Once you are comfortable, you'll develop the right questions to ask the client before beginning the project. Hopefully, with the right questions, and the answers to those questions -- along with your design process -- you'll go on to design some outstanding logos! Have fun, and ...

thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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