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Create a Seal Logo - In Adobe Illustrator

Lindsay Marsh, Teacher & Freelance Designer 14+ Years ✅

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7 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Class Preview

      0:33
    • 2. Setting Up The Text!

      9:01
    • 3. Creating the Center

      7:08
    • 4. Finishing the Basic Layout

      7:11
    • 5. Creating Different Varients of Our Logo

      6:36
    • 6. Adding finishing Touches

      7:33
    • 7. Adding a Splash of Color

      6:51

About This Class

Join me as I take you through the steps of creating a circular seal type logo in Adobe Illustrator.

I suggest some basic illustrator knowledge (not required!) to enjoy this class. If you need to brush up quickly on some illustrator basics, I also teach an Illustrator Crash Course on Skillshare. 

I will take you through the entire process of a logo design project. We will learn the all important "type on path" tool to create that circular text effect used on seal type logos. We will also explore textures, colors and fonts to create a finished professional logo. 

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1. Class Preview: learn to create dynamic seal logos. Well, do this Using Adobe Illustrator on Well, Master the Taipan Path tool so you can create live text around circular logos. I'll show you how they take the seal logo that we worked with and create different variations. Well, finally finish the logo were playing around with color and texture to get finished product . Let's learn together. 2. Setting Up The Text!: All right. So today we're going to create our first seal logo, and we're gonna do this. An adobe illustrator. Probably the best on most useful tool for Coronado Onley creating logos but creating seal vector based logos. So let's go ahead and open up a standard 8.5 by 11. Document. And you can really create whatever document sighs you like, since we're just really sketching out the logo for now. So go ahead and have this love. Ah, this art board open, I'm gonna go ahead and zoom in to a good size. So the first thing I want to do for any seal logo is its seal logos or usually in a round shape. We're gonna go ahead and take our eclipse tool, our circle tool. And here's the trick. I'm gonna hold down the shift button while I press the mouse key and hold it and the metals a drag and create a circle. So if you're not familiar with Adobe illustrator having Adobe Illustrator crash course, I suggest you become a little bit familiar before kind of containing going on. But if you know the basics, uh, then you're good to go. This is very simple. So I went ahead and created Ah, just a plain circle. The dimensions. It's a perfect circle because I held down the shift key when I created the circle. So I know the dimensions are perfectly round, so this is gonna be kind of our base shape. Um, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna make this this stroke, which is the thickness of this line a little thicker. Eso I could do that over here in this stroke panel. If you do not see this, go to your window panel and you'll be able to pull it up by clicking on stroke. So I'm gonna go ahead, increase this nice, thick stroke. That's got to be the ah, the basis for our logo. Um, so one of the first things I like to add, especially with a seal, is it like to add the text around the logo. So it's kind of the defining point, the defining feature of ah, circular logo like this. So let's go ahead and add that element already have this nice, perfect circle created, and I like the size is going to be the border and size of our logo. I'm gonna go ahead and copying. And, uh, copy and paste this. Sorry. Go ahead and copy and paste it. So now I have another circle just like this. So here's what I'm gonna dio, uh, I'm gonna be using the type tool, and I'm gonna be using a clever little tool that's gonna be ableto create text in the circular stroke fashion. So here's we're gonna do I'm gonna go ahead and drag this down so it doesn't interfere with anything. Can drag this down here, and I'm gonna hover over my text tool, and I'm gonna do type on path. This is your path, and you can start the text anywhere along the path. Um, usually, when I do see logo's at two layers of text, I have, ah, text that goes in a semi circle on the top and text that goes in the semicircle in the bottom. We're gonna do my tops in my circle text. I'm gonna go, um, good food lives. Here's kind of creating a fake little company name and I'm gonna do my trusty railway fund . Do railway black. That's nice and thick. This is obviously too short to stretch around the logo and Now that I've created this, um, I'm gonna go and drag us back up to our circle news the same size. So now that the same size, we don't want our text to be on this thick outline of our logo, so I'm gonna make it a little bit bigger, but I'm gonna keep the same dimensions by holding down the shift key and dragging it that's gonna keep it's not gonna distort it. If I did not hold the shift key, it would get distorted like this. And we want nice symmetry. We're gonna make a little bigger and eyeball it. There we go. Okay, So let's go ahead, make our text bigger. We want to stretch, maybe do the first half of this circle we wanted to cover. So if we leave it at this, the settings, the textures is that now let's go ahead and increase the thought size. We'd have to make this font insanely big to make it stretch all the way on the first half of this semicircle. That's a little outrageous. So the way toe kind of ah, finish this off a little bit is let's go ahead and make it smaller. I think right there is a good balance. So how do we stretch this all the way across here and make it look good? We adjust the spacing between letters on this is called leading arc earning. So we're gonna go ahead and do this by going into the character panel, and we're gonna adjust it right here. And if you cannot see the character panel goto Windows, so let character and you'll be ableto have it in any time you're in the text, um, type tool. You'll be able to have character in paragraph options right here at the top. Let's go ahead and adjust our tracking and let's do 200 sometime. It only goes up to 200 but you can manually type in. I believe any number was going to 800. See where that takes us? You'll notice it's stretching it way across a little too dramatic. So let's do 400. I need just a little more. Let's split the difference. Let's do 500 and just a tiny bit more 5 50 and you're gonna eyeball it a great win a check . Gonna get my rectangle tool on school, draw a box and kind of make sure the bottom of that G lines up with the bottom of that e. So I'm just gonna go make a few adjustments here, click on my text is gonna rotate it slightly. Since it's a perfect circle, I can rotate it anywhere, and it's gonna rotate nicely. Okay, so there's kind of our first line, our first text item. I wanted Teoh create some bullet points down here, so let's go ahead. And since we have this perfectly made text circle, let's go ahead and copy and paste it. This is gonna be what lives on the bottom hemisphere of our circle. And so I'm gonna go to drag it out of the way here so I can play with it. Um, So here's how. How do we get this text to be down here? Um, if I were to rotate it, how it is now it's upside out. Um, that's not good. Same goes, if I just continue to type, the text is gonna be upside down, so that's not good. We want people to be able to read it right set up. So let's go ahead and flip this text. So instead of being on the outside of the stroke. It's on the inside of the stroke. Um, so to do that, it's always a little tricky. There it is. Your to see this little icon when he could make adjustments, we go back. So this little arrow icon right here and it's gonna be at the end of your text on your circle. We're going Click that and then you get a hold down the mouse key, and you're gonna be able to flip it in and out, kind of just move your mouse to the left and right, and you should be able to have an option to have it be on the inside. So there we go right there. That's exactly where I want it. Perfect. So I know this text is going to be a different weight and font. It's not our main logo. Tax is kind of a subheading, So I'm gonna make this ah, medium weight and I'm gonna make it smaller. Okay, lets go and drag this back up to our logo. Now that we have that set, let's go ahead and drag this over here. And so this circle is the same. Sizes are other circle, but since the Texas on the inside. I may need to adjust it, make this circle a little bit bigger. Because if I were to use it at the same size, it doesn't quite fit perfectly. Go ahead and adjust it that way needs to be just a little bigger. And this is where you do optical adjustments. Which means you just do it by your I. So I'm gonna hold down the shift key to make sure when I scale it up, it scales with perfect dimension. And I'm gonna eyeball this. I'm gonna really make sure he used to feel like they're on the same circle. So this is workers start to zoom out and look at her logo, see if we like it. Um, I'm gonna do kind of a test hearings. Could do a box kind of eyeball. This. Gonna make sure the top of this G in the top of this e are about the same. Excellent. So now we have kind of the basic logo with a font already set up. That's one of the hardest things to do with the seal logo's. Go ahead and get this set up. Now we're gonna decide what we're gonna do in the middle of the next class. 3. Creating the Center: All right, So now we have the text set up inner circle and seal fashion. We're going to kind of figure out what we want to do in the middle. So this is kind of a foodie place. Um, I still need to kind of update what I'm gonna do here. But I know it's based around food and organic food, So I'm gonna kind of do future four separate images in the middle to kind of represent what my brand is going to be involved with. So I'm gonna do kind of an older school what they did, probably in the mid 19th or the mid 20th century, as they kind of had this style. So I'm gonna go ahead and show you it's gonna drawn X, and I'm just taking the pin tool and creating a stroke. So I'm gonna go and click off. So there's there's 1/2 of my ex. I'm gonna copy and paste this. Go line it up. Names could have rotated, so I'm gonna rotate it by 90 degrees. And I just made a perfect X. So feel free to pause the video and rewind. If you kind of want to see what the steps I did with that. Um, so now I have these exes, but it's not perfectly aligned. I see. It's awful little bit on the top. So a great way to align objects perfectly. Um, and symmetrically is I'm gonna go and click. This loon could make these thicker so I can click on better. Ah, let me make a stroke. It's on stroke on down on the stroke option paneling to make this a little thicker. Okay, so there's our excellence. Make it align perfectly with each other. What I did is I went hand selected one. I hold down shift, and I could select the other. Now, both are selected. Both objects were selected. And this is my alignment options. And if you need to access this here it is. Here, in your windows panel. Align. This is super duper handy. So I have it here. But I also have it up here in the options. This is central line. This gotta horizontally align it. And I got to go down to this one right here, which is vertical discreet center. Click on that, and I'm doing basically all the center options. Okay, lets see if it's center lined on the top. Okay, so this is vertical. Let's go line everything. See this line here? It's gonna line all your objects to the top. There it is. Perfect. It's another to have that aligned. I don't want to have this. I'm gonna go and zoom, and so you can see I don't wanna have this rough, unfinished look, I would have a nice around its smooth look. It's an easy way to do that. I'm gonna go and slit both my objects and there's caps right here in your stroke panel. You have a square cap. We could have a nice round of cap, so that has a nice finished look to it. So I'm gonna do same thing with the line and make this just a little bit thicker. Can never have your stroke lines thick enough with the logo. When you zoom out to maybe 33%. This this could be the size that of you were will be looking at your logos. You need to make sure everything is readable and translate translates really well. You're gonna make your stroke. Make sure your strokes are thick enough, your fonts thick enough and may seem kind of bulky when you're looking at it on a large format. But when you zoom out, you want to make sure everything is really crisp and clear. Let's go ahead, make my wait a little bigger. Let's make this outside a little bigger. Thicker too. Here we go. And we can adjust the text a little bit later. We're just gonna We're getting there, just the basics down here. I still need to add my sub line right here. So Okay, so now we need to find my four little objects to put inside the seal. And there's a great ah place called free picks dot com. We can find some free vector. Resource is, it's where I found the ones that I'm gonna be using today. Let's go ahead. Most of them are free to step to check the copyrighted, forget to use it for a logo. Um, make sure you have the rights to use them. Okay. Sums gonna pull up. I just have some Resource is here trying to find the resource here. It iss so here's kind of some gonna go ahead and pluck these four. Since they're already nicely created. I already have my ex created by myself. Go ahead and delete those. I'm just dragging these vector elements that I just took from this file I opened. I'm just dragging him into my documents and I'm just holding down the shift key. So when I make these bigger, the objects expanded the night a perfect dimension. You make this all black for now, and I'm just gonna kind of adjust each individual one. I don't need to have him quite as big. Maybe that one a little bit bigger and the pig a little smaller. Put anything in here. I also downloaded some other little vector things that I can place in here instead of those . But just for the sake of showing you the basics of how to create a seal logos what will stick with and just eyeballing these things as I go along, I'm just going to make the weight a little shorter or a little bit smaller on the X, just as I'm starting to see the elements come together. So I'm really liking the balance of all this. I want to make sure my ex, though, is aligned really good with my circle border right here. So we already lined our X. So let's go and click on the one side. Hold down, shift and click on the other one. I'm gonna right click and group this together. And so now this X is one element. So I'm gonna go now that this one element, I'm gonna click on my ex and then click on my stroke. And now both of these air selected I'm gonna do the same thing with the align panel. I'm gonna horizontally online it, see how it adjusted just a little bit. I'm gonna go back in my history one step so you can see. See how it adjusted it just a little bit to make sure it's perfectly aligned with each other This X and the circle, I'm gonna click a few more and this is this gonna take some experimenting toe learn which one does which I just have to look at the icon to see how it's good online. I usually like to click all the science center, align it and then I align it vertical distribute center, and then I do horizontal distribute center, and that tends to do a really good job that's all perfectly aligned. I feel happy. We click on the pig and click on this element, Get a horizontally aligned him. So now this is all align perfectly. I'm gonna make sure these are aligned vertical alignment. And this is where I'm gonna have to do some optical adjustment, and that just means I eyeball it. I click on this and I just see what looks good to the eye. No drug this down a little bit. I think that's a better balance. Sometimes the computer doesn't always. It does a technical adjustment, but sometimes in the end, the human eye is better at judging what looks good and the balance. Okay, so we have the basics ready. So we're gonna finish out or text on the next video, start adding some color and start to finish the seal, and then we're going to start exploring some other options. 4. Finishing the Basic Layout: Okay, so now that we have are kind of basic logo pretty much ready to go, we're gonna kind of finesse it a little bit and finish it up. Um, so I'm gonna go ahead and first change our sub line, which is going to be the this bottom circle right now. And when we created the two circles, it's basically ah for the text. We have the upper hemisphere and the lower hemisphere text, and these live and different circles. Okay, Just like that. So sometimes when you're there together like this, when you try to select him, it will select the wrong one. So you really just have to kind of it's a little finicky, so I'm gonna go and choose the bottom one. That was easy to select this time. Sometimes you'll accidentally choose this one. But we went ahead at this text. I'm gonna go and highlight it, and I'm gonna do Morning. I was dio morning, um, afternoon and night. Okay. So that checks iss gonna be Let's make that a little smaller because it's a lot of text that were And that might be too much sex. Morning, noon, afternoon and night. Okay, let's put a little spacing. I'm gonna put some bullet points between these texts, and I'm just ah, rotating the circle to kind of make sure there's even spaces between here. I'm gonna add some bullet points using the URL clips tool our circle tools. I like to call it well, downshift. Just create a little circle with a bullet point manually copy and paste it. And I got one right here. So we're really starting to see how we did bold text up here and we did light text up here , so that really kind of helps, um, differentiate the text. It doesn't all run together. There's balance in the logo. And so I'm also noticing when I kind of hover over these two, I may want to and this is just when you just do some optical adjustments. Which is this you Ah, making some small to make that circle a little smaller, tuck it in and notice how this is. This is, uh this is the stroke that it's on. It comes up around here and curves nicely over the other text. That's how I know it. Za nice, even circle. That's great. I'm really liking where this is going. I want to add maybe a little bit more color. Let's add some color to this logo. Um, so right now I have a stroke. So this is a stroke, which is great. This is how you access your stroke. Go over to your stroke panel. You can make it thicker, you can make it center. But what if I really like where it waas? I'm happy with that. Let's go ahead and basically the same way we can outline text, we can outline strokes. And the great thing about outlining strokes is if I were to zoom out and I wanted to make this logo a lot bigger, I would select everything, hold down shift and when I make it bigger, the stroke is smaller because the stroke is gonna just when I make it bigger or smaller. I don't want that. I want the logo to be consistent. I want the logo to have that stroke be the same size whether I blow it up or make it smaller and my vector environment. So to prevent it from changing, I'm gonna go and highlight the path I'm gonna go toe object path outlined. Stroke When I outlined stroke. I lock it in. So now this path, the stroke cannot be made thicker or thinner. But when I expand it and make it bigger, the stroke is going to stay the same size. Just like kind of a little trick if we ever noticed that. And Illustrator, Same thing. I think this is a stroke to this X, so I'm gonna highlight that Goto object path outlined. Stroke. So now its ah, one object. I don't have any kind of path or stroke editing anymore. That's fun, because I'm really happy with the way to that. So let's go ahead and figure out what we want to do. That a couple of options. Um, let's see. What we want to do is kind of what I made a little earlier as a sample. Um, we can add a watercolor effect. We can do a lot of different things. And so this is where I come up with a different different versions of logos. Um, let's go ahead. And I have some of these items that I downloaded. This one has a nice watercolors. Go and open up. This This could be a second option for us. Um If we're gonna do this for a client and we're doing this for ourselves, it's always good to do a lot of different options. This is just a free resource I downloaded from the free picks website. I'm gonna go ahead and trying to get Gun Zuman. These vector files. You never know how people set these up. A lot of times have a lot of layers in them. And so I want to get that green watercolor circle. So I'm just kind of deleting what I don't need to access. There it is. There's a circle. No dragon in hold down shift. So when I do like this, it'll scale perfectly. Sam, get a right click. Make sure I send it to the back in the layer. And if you're at all loss, make sure you ah, take my illustrator crash course kind of get used to a layering system and pin tool. So this would be a breeze for you guys. And if you're still learning Illustrator, you could still get a lot out of this class causes workout. You'll find out what you're gonna use the most. An illustrator. Okay, I see what's going on. So we go and click on this circle that I have right here, actually have. Let's see. There it is. Okay, so here's kind of our water color that we can add to the background. Kind of a little dimension to it. Since my thing is, my stroke is pretty thick. I can maybe just do this manual and get it all covered. Okay, so that's one option that I like. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go ahead. I'm selecting everything I can to select all I'm gonna right click anger, Rupe it. And so it's gonna be one group now, not individual elements. You hold down that trusty shift key and I'm gonna drag it, make it smaller. And since we outlined our paths, we don't have to worry about the past getting thicker or thinner when we reduce it. So I really like this. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna copy and paste it. So now it could start creating lots of different options and variations of our seal logo. So I want to do one that's clean. I want to do one with the water color. I also want to try one, and I'm just copying, pasting that maybe has a thicker instead of this being over white. This text I can actually put this over a thick border here instead of it just being hanging out in the open. So we're gonna do that in the next video. 5. Creating Different Varients of Our Logo: Okay, so now that we have a couple of options going, let's keep experimenting and creating more variations. So instead of having the text being out in the open here, I'm gonna create kind of a bold ah, stroke to go around this area so that text can live on a dark background. Let me to kind of show you what I mean. Ah, what I'm gonna do is I ungroomed this. Let's not do the watercolor in this one, so I could keep it clean. I no longer need this strokes. Let's go ahead and delete that. Oh, that looks kind of neat without any kind of stroke. So sometimes you just accidentally find a variation you like. I can make this a little smaller. Kind of tucks in nicely. Uh oh. Get those bullet points back in. Okay, so I really like that. I would like to make this. No, I think that's good. Great. So sometimes you'll actually find something you like when you're trying to do something else. So I'm gonna actually keep that as an option. I'm gonna select all just dragging and selecting all a copy and paste it. Now. Here we go. I just create a new one, Just not even thinking about it. So, um, I'm gonna make a thick, thick stroke. So what I'm gonna do, I'm gonna hold shift on my circle, tool the clips tool and create a circle. So what I'm gonna do is I'm actually gonna make this a different color, so I can kind of see what's going on. So I'm gonna actually, right click, and I'm gonna send this all the way to the back, which is arrange Send it back. Ooh, I like that one, huh? I keep coming up with different options. That's kind of cool, isn't it? Okay, so every time I create an option, I like a copy and paste it, and I keep it. Second of all these different options available. All right. So let's, um, shift these up a little bit sad, More white space to work with and our pork and always make my art art board bigger. Okay, here's what I'm gonna do. We gonna select this ah, kind of blue green color and I'm gonna flip to stroke. Looked a stroke and I could create a much thicker stroke than we did before. Enough where the text can fit nicely in there, holding down shift. I always hold down shift when I make things bigger, smaller? You'll probably get sick of me saying that. But it keeps the dimensions nice and even so, you know, this is where you get a just some things. I like the thickness of it. Go ahead and select these bullet points. And so, like this bottom section And a lot of times, if I don't know if I selected this top tech circle or this bottom, I'll just delete and see exactly what I selected. So that's exactly what I want in a right click and group that together. So now there's bullet points won't get lost. It's all connected. Now I'm gonna make this a little smaller. Make sure I can line it up so that there's even spaces between this part. This little section and this little section even This is the key. Make that a little higher. Okay, I'm liking that these elements here, almost two big let's make him all smaller. I'm gonna select all these elements holding down shift as I pressed them else make these little smaller just like that's that has a little bit better. Balance. White space is key. Having breathing room around your elements is very important. Um, so this is kind of an option. I'm gonna go and select this X Use the eyedropper tool. I'm gonna kind of experiment with some color. Um, I wonder if select both my elements here. This necklace, bottom one. I made this white. What? It Now, let's the great thing about fitness on a six stroke lips is now. It could have white text over a darker color that have just, like some different options. There we go, Finalist. Like that top one. Okay, that's looking really nice. Okay, so let's kind of play around. This is kind of a harsh contrast. So I gotta lighten this, lighten things up a little bit and do kind of a light gray. They're not quite associates. Nice and soft. Now, now we make it a little wonder if I make that all the same color. And this is totally up to you. At this point. We're just playing around. Do another color. What's Ah, good. Contrast This blue green hubby a warm color. I wonder if we try like a bright orange. Ooh, that's too much. Let's go back to kind of a dark gray. So I'm kind of liking where that's going. So you can see kind of how we have some different options with the seal on how we treat the font. So now here we just have a simple stroke of the text being on the outside here. We don't have a stroke at all. We just have the text making kind of that circular seal for us. Um, here we just have one solid circle and putting all of the elements inside is probably the easiest one to do. And then we have this one where we have a nice, thick stroke which gives us a chance to do some different colors for a font. I'm so the same with the other one. This is still on the stroke. Ah, let me see if I can select. This is where it gets hard. Cause now I have three different circles here. Sometimes it gets hard to dislike. Select which one? So all to select this one and see if I can select next object below select next object below. There it is. Okay, so now I have are teal blue, green color selected. It's currently in a path at 24. I'm really happy with the sickness. Maybe right there, I'm gonna go to path and just like it did with the previous logo I am. Good. Outline the stroke. Okay, so now it's one object. Now, it no longer has the path that I can edit. But that's OK, because I'm happy with thickness and make some adjustments to this. Okay, great. So I feel really happy with kind of the basic layout of this logo and the last lecture. I'm gonna go over some texture ring to kind of really finish out the logo and to get a final peace ready. 6. Adding finishing Touches: So now it's time to do some finishing for logo. So to do some finishing touches. I like to look at textures and kind of take another look at. Fought to see everything is how I like it. Um, so I'm pretty happy with a font layout. We can always ah, experiment when I zoom out. Always like to zoom out on any logo concept I have. If there's any element I can't read or it's really hard to read, I like to maybe do some adjustments. Um, so some of these spots could be a little bit thicker. So this one right here, I can probably make it a thicker wait so we'll do that easily. Here, ruin. Highlight that. Make that bold. That this helps helps it pop a little bit more. It's really, really important to make it readable, so probably need to do the same thing for all of these, since I copied and pasted. Just go ahead to doable, Funt says, could be a lot readable when I zoom out. So I went out a little bit of texture and experiment a little bit. I downloaded this texture from the free picks website, which is right here. Three picks. Um, so grungy texture. This is what I got when I open the file, go ahead and dragon and see what I got here. A lot of times, this is all vector. You could see all little pinpoints right there. So it's gonna really slow down your computer if you don't have an up to date computer, and I have top of the line computer and it's still slows down. Let's go and bring the Seine. What I love about this it's vector so you can scale it up and it's not gonna ever look pixelated, which is always great when you're designing a logo to not use pictures whenever possible. I make this white and click. OK, let's kind of see what that looks like. That kind has a neat rustic effect. We'll see what it looks like on this one. That looks pretty cool. Let me go ahead and go to the transparency pail, which you could be window transparency. And here it is down here. I'm gonna scale back the opacity a little bit, so it's not as intense. I will strike 40%. Just I just want a little texture and kind of see a little texture there, which is really nice. We can experiment with a lot of different textures. Let me take this and see what looks like on this logo. It's might look really need to are really like how that looks. So let's go ahead and zoom in. That has a nice texture to it. That's beautiful. Okay, I kind of like the solid color, actually. So what I'm gonna do, you keep that as a solid color just to have something really clean. Um, it's gonna be easy when you get these printed on T shirts. If you have. If you don't have the texture, the texture can be tough to do. Embroidery or other kind of ah, metal laser printing or anything could be hard to treat printed translate. So let's kind of, um, I really like this. So when I like something and get put off to the side, a copy and paste, so I always have my original and I am going to experiment quite a bit. So let's see, What can I do here? Let's let's try some different bonds just to see what that looks like. Go ahead and highlight this. Let's see something that could look good. You know, we could go for a high end look kind of have who I really like, the way that looks. That's pretty neat. Let's kind of make this bottom text emulate that. Let's say it started with a P. What I thought was that that I just use Let's do that polity. No italic that'll bold. Yes, they have a bold, perfect I love bold when it comes to logo design. Bolder, the better when it comes to fonts, really want to make sure it's readable. Win. The logo is small. It's the last thing you need is a logo that is hard to read. It's really small, and some of these seal logos it does get challenging. Cassie Logo's naturally could be hard to read because they're just more detailed than regular Lugo's. So it's always an extra challenge is usually with Seal logo's. You have a sub line just like this. Okay, so mm, I feel like this needs to be Let's adjust real quick. Go to character. I'm gonna adjust The tracking just a little bit. Doesn't need to be as much. I want to make the flop bigger and more legible. What's the justice of bullet points? My problem about manly putting in bullet points is he always have toe adjust them. Museum in There we go. Just these a little bit in the highlight, my elements of a little bigger rotated some just optically, optically adjusting just manually basically. All right, that's an option. I wonder if I make that black. Maybe that same dark gray I have here Oh, that's nice. So I wonder if I make this black too. And I could make this even bigger and thicker. It's highlight all my problem. Seal Ligas two circles here, one for the top one for the bottom that it wants to always select. And one way to get around this issue This if I go ahead and take one of these I cut it out some cutting. I can create a new layer. So I got on my layers panel. I'm gonna create a new layer and I got the paste. What? I just cut out into the new layer and even better, I got a paste in place, which means it's gonna paste it right where I cut it right there. So now I can lock this layer. And when I click here, I won't accidentally click the top. So yeah, that that's a few more steps, but it prevents me having to sit there and try toe Select him like that. Okay, so let's make this little big girls go back. That's my lock layer. We go back up here, let's make this a little tighter. Just that 400 one suggested even more. Let's do 3 50 and that's gonna give me a chance to make the pot bigger and more legible. So she sent the spots a little thinner, and it's a Sarah font. So it's got this little serifis at the end. I have a font crash course. If you want to learn all about fonts, it's also my photo shop Master class might want my class. Okay, so, uh, we could also experiment with color. Um, we can also do Grady in SA's Well, and I'll do that in the next video 7. Adding a Splash of Color: Okay, so now that we have a couple of concepts who really like, I want to play around a little bit more with great aunts. Kind of do a little bit more of a trendy Grady int on one option just to have something different. So, um, on a previous the previous videos I went had ah, did the path outline stroke. So this is an object. Now it's ready to have upgrading it placed on it. These are all individual vector objects, Cesaire ready to have a Grady int placed on it. But thoughts that are live just like this, which gives you the ability to edit. They do not play with Grady. It's very well. You have to outline the text first. Just like we outline the path. Eso. That's no problem. I wanted to make sure this was a little thicker, like I did in the previous logos. For what I'm doing, I want to make sure my logo is readable at a distance. Let me just make some really quick little adjustments to these, right? Maybe. And you do 13.5. There we go. We just do some quick optical adjustments. Okay, So let me. Go ahead. I think I'm ready. Teoh, Um, outline the text. That's Ah, that's from my text. A graphic. Let's delete that. That's that's from the logo next door. So let's just in the way. So we'll delete that. Yeah, There we go. Good riddance. That was on that one over there. So let's go ahead and add a really cool radiant. So let's outline or text sort of select both of these circles and you noticing that. Remember, from the first video, we have this one and we have this one. Let's go ahead and select both. Just take this tool in selecting both that way. Right click. It's a nice quick cheat for the create outlines. Just gonna right click create outlines. And it just created the outlines on fonts So everything is ready for a radiant Let's go to our radiant panel. Just gonna be where There it is, Grady int panel. Go ahead and bring this out. We're gonna create our own Radiant. First of all, we're gonna add a default radiance. Go click on the slider. So here's where we're gonna experiment. I'm going to do our radio and I'm gonna go ahead, take right down here, the radiant tool and I'm just gonna hold it down up here and just release it. Do a nice, long blended radiant. You do like a tight, radiant or a long blended one. So let's kind of do this is where good experiment the angle it comes at. Let's do that one. Let let's have some really cool, bold, popular colors. We're going to see him like a That's usually the environment. You want your logos to be in for print. Um, so it's good as cool, bold purple, and that's do. Let's do a pink make a boulder pink. And then let's do like a cool blue clicking on these and creating do it dark. That's cool. Let me see. This is totally experimental up to you. Whatever you're feeling for your logo design, I can make sure they're all kind of in evenly spaced apart and got my Grady and tool selected. I'm gonna play around a little bit. I want this to be bolder, deeper and tone just like that. Maybe I want this to be green. No, I kind of like it where it was. The purple. Okay, so let's see what it looks like most gotta zoom out, miss highlight it all and take her grading tool. I kind of see what we got here. That's kind of a neat modern Grady int that we can add to our logo course. There's always default radiance that you can add and your let's see. See if I can have it here. Nurse swatches panel There it ISS watches. You never see it on here. Just go to your windows and you'll be able to find hears us watches. There's some cool radiance you can add into your swatch panel. Are there some weaken Dalit on the Internet? If you can't create your own, you're just not sure what to do. If you want to live kind of your default radiance into your swatch panel, let's go down here to this library. Icahn Go to radiance and there's some really cool ones in here. Um, let's see Jim's Jim's jewels. Kind of the look I'm going for, isn't it? Here's some gems and jewels. We could try click on this kind of see what I'm talking about. Oh, take this and make it all blended. So that's an option. Kind of like what I had was gonna go back in time. Here, let me do one more radiance. Fruits and vegetables will be pretty, uh, bright. I'm really looking for bright. Um, we'll see what they got here. Oh, well, it's pretty bright, but I could see how that's kind of cool. So I'm gonna go back to what I had and just call it a day. It always attacks texture on it a little bit, but notice time zoomed out. I could still see. Morning. Afternoon. Night. That's good. Passes the test terms of the logo. I'd probably go with if I was a client. What? This is my own company. That's a good call. This is really great. I like the power of this. Ah, background on the stroke. It really feel strong. I really like the sand. Sarah are the Sarah font here? It looks a little bit higher. End more organic. I like this one. I think this bottom bottom two is probably be the winner for me. Although this is a little more contemporary and clean. Um, I like that too. So hopefully enjoyed this class. You learned a little bit more about illustrator. If you felt lost in illustrator. You know, I have an illustrator crash course. Please feel free to to take that and hone in the skills or pause and rewind certain sections. I did go fast. So if you just want to re watch certain videos to make sure, um, you know how to do certain things, especially when it comes to the all important type on a path tool, which is the whole key to creating a seal logo. So hopefully enjoy it, the class and thank you so much for joining me.