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Logo Design: 40+ Must Have Tutorials

Logos a very important part of building your brand’s identity. “Branding” yourself, is the best way to represent who you are and what you are all about. If designed properly, logos can have an enormous impact on your company’s success. In this post I have hand-picked a great collection of very useful logo tutorials for you to try out. I am confident that your next logo design will benefit from these tutorials. Enjoy!

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EURO 2008 Logo design

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Hello and welcome in making of the EURO 2008 Logo design. I thought it will a great idea to create this tutorial during the EURO Championship. So I hope I will be a nice one.

Logo Design Project Step by Step Walkthrough

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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.

Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways

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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.

Volks Logo Tutorial

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Today I’m going to teach you how to recreate the Volkswagen logo. Now generally, logos are made in a scalable vector graphics program such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape so that logos can be resized without any quality loss, but for the sake of this tutorial, I will show you in the Gimp.

How to Design the Firefox Logo in Photoshop

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This tutorial will go through how you can create the Firefox logo in a scalable Photoshop format.

Google Chrome Logo Design Tutorial

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Google Chrome Logo Design Tutorial

Digg Logo – Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

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Digg Logo – Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

Making of Metallic Transformers Logo

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We will use an image of the Transformers logo, Cracks Brushes from Falln Stock and Texture Set from Krakograff.

Creating a Crazy Cool Logo

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I’m a huge fan of typography and logo design, even though I havent worked on too many logo design projects I had the opportunity to express my love on a few, but at the same time, very pleasant ID projects. One of them was in 2005 for a company called Zagora.

BzZz, Create a Fly Logo Design Part 2

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This tutorial is focused on the process of creating a logo for a web design client. It will cover developing a logo from concept to completion and working with the client throughout this process.

Firefish Photoshop Tutorial

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In this Photoshop Tutorial, you’ll learn how to design a mascot based on the Firefox logo, and mimic the fire effect using the pen tool and gradients.

Sony Ericsson Logo

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In this tutorial we will make Sony Ericsson logo in about 20 minutes. Besides this you will understand how to save your time, changing layer styles and using the copies of your initial effect or form. So let’s go.

How to make an awesome logo

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How to make an awesome logo

Create a Cool Music Logo on a Grunge Background

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I really like the artwork that is used in Pitchfork’s Web site, so I decided to recreate something similar in Photoshop and make a tutorial on how I did it. These techniques can be used to make a logo and background for a cool grunge-style Web site.

Logo Design Process Tutorial

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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.

Mac – Colorful Design

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Mac – Colorful Design

The Amazing Spider-Man

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The amazing spiderman

How Web 2.0 Logos are drawn (Photoshop)

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Ever wonder how these guys draw their Web 2.0 Logos? Sometimes its nice to learn from others, build up the basic skills and start your own creativity from there. In this Photoshop tutorial, I’m going to reveal you some of the nice Web 2.0 logos, how you can draw their logo exactly the same (well, not really 100% though) with Photoshop.

Skype Logo Tutorial

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Skype Logo Tutorial

Zee Logo in Illustrator

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A few weeks ago we decided to redesign the Zee logo. When companies redesign their logos, that means, most of the time, that they are changing something in their business, it can be a new strategy, new products, etc…

Dache: Logo Design Process

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This case study (written by David himself) provides full creative brief and progress images from start to final. Read on to find out how David got inspired by Wassily Kandinsky’s art (one of the most famous 20th-century abstract artists) to create this fantastic logo.

Create a Glossy Volt Icon in Photoshop

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First of all I would like to thank Negreu Andreas for collaborating with me in creating this tutorial. This is an inspiration from the Bolt movie poster. In this tutorial you will create a glossy thunder logo using a few layers and some white shapes that will make the thunder more interesting and glossy.

Lyric Culture Logo

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They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but I say it can also be a valuable learning tool. Whether you’re a novice guitarist attempting to play along with your favorite Hendrix tune, or an developing designer with aspirations as lofty, imitation can be a valuable way to hone your skills.

Umbrella Corporation logo

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The Umbrella Corporation is a fictional bioengineering pharmaceutical company appearing in the Resident Evil series of survival horror games by Capcom and in its film adaptions. In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial we will create Umbrella Corporation logo.

Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial

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This Adobe Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a rounded logo, inspired by the Versus cable network. We will use gradients and layer style to create this logo in Photoshop. This tutorial is great for all Photoshop users from beginners to intermediates.

Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment

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With oil prices the way they are today, everybody is thinking Green. I have done many projects recently that require a Green style applied to the design. In the following Illustrator tutorial, I’ll teach you how to create a Green type treatment. It works great for logos and other design elements.

Making the ATI LOGO Photoshop Tutorial

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Hello and welcome in making the ATI LOGO tutorial. For this one we will use Photoshop and a mere mouse. We will use basic PS techniques and a little bit of layer styling.

Create a 3D Glossy Box Logo in Photoshop

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Create a 3D Glossy Box Logo in Photoshop

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

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Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen

Design a Print-Ready Beer Label in Adobe Illustrator

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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.

Creating the Sky Logo

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In this tutorial, I will be explaining a very simple and straightforward way of creating Sky’s latest logo. We will be using layer styles and adjustment layers to achieve a transparent glass effect, which will come in handy for many other graphics too.

Sikbox Logo Design Process

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For the last few weeks I’ve been working on some projects, but there is one in particular that I think will be really useful for the blog community. It’s called Sikbox. Sikbox is a web app that allows you to add a live search to your site, or any site. It uses the Yahoo Boss api and it actually works better than my Drupal default search system.

Create a logo identity

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Your logo is one of the most important things you can create. It’s the image that will represent you as a freelancer; an opportunity to embody your brand and separate yourself from the competition. Above all, it’s a tool for immediate recognition.

Design a Grungy Circular Logo

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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.

Create Rainbow Logos with Warped Grids

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This tutorial is another user’s request. 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.

How to Design a Logotype from Conception to Completion

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This first tutorial at Spoon Graphics covers the process of designing a logotype, this particular logo created in the tutorial is for a fictional business named Purple Lemon, which immediately suggests a modern, trendy, possibly web/internet or design related company.

Quick Logos with Live Trace in Adobe Illustrator

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Perhaps one of the most underutilized features in Illustrator is Live Trace, which can convert any photograph into vector art in just a few clicks. In this tutorial, we’re going to use Live Trace to vectorize a photo for a logo design.

Simple Vector Logo Design

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In this tutorial we will explore the idea of creating custom (vector) logos in Photoshop. We will explore the idea of font manipulation as well as adding custom shapes to the mix.

Casino Royale Logo

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Create an effective logo that can be used for a casino site.

The Logo Design Process for Ultimate Potential

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My name is Jacob Cass and I am a logo designer, web designer and graphic designer from Sydney, Australia and in this article I will guide you through the process of creating the logo for one of my recent clients, Ultimate Potential.

Brainstorm #9 Logo Process

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Last month Carlos Merigo, from Brainstorm #9, one of the biggest and most prestigious Brazilian blogs, contacted me asking if I would be interested in redesigning his blog brand. I was totally amazed by the opportunity to work on a project like that.

Simple & Cool Urban-Style Logo

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In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll be learning how to design a simple, urban-style logo, good for your local band website or something like that. You can see exactly what we’ll be designing below.

Photoshop create crest logo tutorial in Photoshop

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Photoshop create crest logo tutorial in Photoshop

Indiana Jones Movie Logo/Text Effect

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Indiana Jones Movie Logo/Text Effect

Photoshop Logo Jelly Remake

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Photoshop Logo Jelly Remake

  • Great list logo tutorial tony… useful.

  • Awesome logo designs

  • Very nice inspirational list, i will have to use something from here for my logo :) thanks!

  • Nice collection, very inspirational.
    Really helpful tutorials. Thanks for sharing.

  • super post, thanks

  • Great article. I will totally use some of these techniques in the future.

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  • These are very awesome logo design, I should apply some of the great designs on my free design logo project.

  • WoW :) awesome collection of logo tutorials. Great to learn lots of tutorials. Thanks for sharing this nice post.

  • great tutorials! its interesting to see the design of logos broken down into steps! i have to say you make it look easier than it is! thanks for sharing

  • The VividWays logo really reminds me of Google Wave’s logo :P !

  • Gret tutorials.
    This is very useful for all logo designers.
    Thanks.

    Regards,
    business logo design

  • This is a great post I must say. Logos should have impact in the viewers’ eyes. Indeed very helpful to all the logo designers. Thank you for posting this. Keep it up!

  • I’m looking for inspiration on making my own logo. This post helped me to do that. Grungy Circular Logo is my favorite so far.

    Thanks!

  • Wow, possibly the biggest and best logo design resource I have seen on the web. Bookmarking this page now! Thank you very much for sharing this I am well pleased :)

  • Pretty good list of links, the VW tut is good.

  • Mark

    “Nice article ..as i am also associated with this business so i am well aware how useful this article really is..

    Commented by:Logo and Stationary Design Firm”

  • Great design. I like all of your design.

  • Where can I get ideas for design For weaving socks

  • This is nice and impressive posting .
    thanks

  • warren

    very neat work you done here.

    Warren
    electronic medical record system

  • great site of logo design. i am bookmark this site.thanks

  • Great tutorials here, the VW being my favorite.

  • great posts for beginners who don’t know how to design logos and for experienced people also, who want to polish their designing skills.

  • WoW :) awesome collection of logo tutorials Thanks .

  • These 40 tutorials are really great and inspiring. All these are famous and different with unique ideas.

  • Fantastic collection, there’s no doubt that most of them are freelance graphic designer.
    You need to spend a lot of times just to create true piece of art.

  • Excellent resources. But do you have logo design tutorials specifically for Green designs and using photoshop?

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