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20 Vector Art Tutorials to Help You Create an Awesome Logo

Your company’s logo is a big part of branding, and it’s undeniably important to have a high-quality eye-catching logo design. How do you get such a stunning logo? Vector art is one of the best ways to create it; you can either design a vectored graphic in Adobe Illustrator or ask a professional designer to make one for you. Here are some excellent tutorials on how to create a vector logo using Illustrator. With a little bit of learning and practice, you can create an amazing logo in no time – and it is much cheaper than hiring someone else to do it for you!

  1. Vector Tuts – An amazing blog with all kinds of great tutorials and inspiration to help you on your quest to logo creation perfectionism.
  2. Vector Illustration – Over 60 Illustrator tutorials and tips.
  3. Tutorial: Web 2.0 Logo Reflection in Vector Format with Illustrator – Thorough tutorial that teaches you how to create a reflected logo effect in Vector format with Illustrator.
  4. Vectorizing a Logo From an Image – This tutorial describes in detail how to recreate a logo from a small GIF image and turn it into a vector image.
  5. Illustrator Creating a Vector Logo – Another nice tutorial on creating a logo with Illustrator.
  6. Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, Brushes, Symbols, Vector Images, Books, Resources, and More – Comprehensive logo-creation resources from WebsiteTips.com.
  7. Simple Vector Logo Design – This tutorial explores the idea of creating custom (vector) logos in Photoshop.
  8. 17 Excellent Vector Logo Design Tutorials – Want a logo that creates immediate brand recognition? This resource has tutorials and inspiration to assist you.
  9. The Best Vector Tutorials of 2009 – 19 of the most beneficial vector tutorials from last year. They definitely haven’t lost any of their appeal!
  10. 50 Illustrator Tutorials Every Designer Should See – Adobe Illustrator is tricky, but it’s not impossible. This link has something for beginners as well as for pros.
  11. 30+ Cool Logo Design Tutorials – A compilation of more than 30 logo tutorials – including how to recreate famous logos, like President Barack Obama’s campaign logo and the Firefox logo.
  12. Vector Polishing Techniques – If you’ve ever wondered how to add more life and depth to your vector art, then this is the resource for you.
  13. Vector Logo Drawing Techniques – Another post on creating a logo (including merging layers).
  14. Vector Art Blog – Vector art blog is an online resource for digital illustrators, graphic designers and flash artists.
  15. Vector Guru – This project started about one year ago and contains illustrator tutorials for beginners.
  16. 45+ Incredible Vector Tutorials for Graphic Designers – Contains a wealth of information and tutorials about vector graphics, whether you’re a newbie or an expert.
  17. Tutorial – How to design your own Logo using Adobe Illustrator – This tutorial will give you an understanding of how to transform text into a graphic image and make it editable like any other graphic used in Illustrator.
  18. Vector Art with Photoshop – This tutorial provides nice insights about creating a high-quality vector image in Photoshop.
  19. Best of the Vector Web 7/10 – Here are some great tutorials, articles, and freebies for you all to take a look at, there are also some fantastic character illustration, logo design, and quick tip tutorials.
  20. 16 Excellent Logo Design Tutorials – This post features a wide range of logo tutorials, including how to make a Transformers logo.

Have these posts and articles helped you create your professional or personal logo? Do you have any tips to add to this list? Let us know by submitting a comment below. Don’t forget to read Vector Art 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Vector Artwork if you’re struggling with the concept of vector art and its importance to graphic design and promotions. Thanks for reading the Quality Logo Products® blog!

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Bubba

Bubba is the Quality Logo Products mascot. He may have started out as "just a stress ball," but he's come a long way since the company's launch in 2003. Bubba has been immortalized in numerous vector artwork designs for internal and external promotions, and you can see him change outfits on the Quality Logo Products homepage whenever a holiday rolls around. Oh, and he thinks pants are for the birds. You can connect with Bubba on

Comments

  1. Vernon

    Hold on, let me get my hacked (by the CORE team) version up and running

  2. QLP Jill

    All of these links are tremendously helpful! I don’t know a ton about graphic design and I get confused when I try to create an image in Illustrator, so any one of these tutorials would tell me more than I could have found out by trial and error. Vector art is so cool! 🙂

  3. Jana

    This is awesome. I’ve always cringed when I’ve seen promotional products with pixelated or blurry logos. How does that happen? Ugh. (Naturally, none of these were QLP items.)

  4. Jerry Jones

    I guess now I see how/why Adobe Illustrator is such an expensive program – you can do a lot of really, Really, REALLY cool things with it when it comes to logo design.

    Illustrator is hands down the de facto standard when it comes to creating illustrations digitally; it’s just so darn expensive though…

    Is it me or does it seem like Adobe has been cranking out new versions of their “CS” software suites more often and for more money with less features lately? I can’t be the ONLY one who feels this way!

    Also, Adobe needs to create a vector file viewer, just like they did for Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) files… Most people, customers especially, can’t open vector artwork on their personal or work computers, and this has got to be frustrating… I mean, who wants to buy a piece of software for $500.00+ just so they can view the contents of a popular file format. Why not BUILD this functionality into Acrobat Reader?

    Either way, if you’re end game is to create an AWESOME and memorable log, Illustrator/vector artwork is the way. It DOES have a learning curve though, and if anything – these posts reinforce that fact, so before you can dive in and just start using it, consider hiring a professional to help you develop your company logo!

  5. Scooby DOO!

    Vectoring is a skill that most are better off handing to the pros, (QLP!), because it is no easy task, especially when you are using the pen tool! However, it’s good to have some basic knowledge, so that without paying extra money or wasting time, you can add text, a drop shadow, or change a color with ease.

    Let us not confuse vectoring with logo making though! Making a logo is an art all of itself and if you want to take a stab at it, grab a pencil, a LARGE eraser, and a few sheets of good ole white paper and have at it. Don’t put the cart before the horse by jumping right into illustrator. Chances are even if you are a bad artist, your skill set if you never have touched AI, will be significantly worse and really limit your creativity. The most challenging part to logo creation is designing the concept. So draw it out, and then come see bubba, we can take care of the rest!

  6. Shawn

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  7. Nick

    Great post. http://www.vecteezy.com/ is another resource – it’s an awesome site to download some free vectors!

  8. Holly Kolman

    RT @qualitylogo: 20 Vector Art Tutorials to Help You Create an Awesome Logo #design #how to create a logo in http://bit.ly/983w8E

  9. Business Logo Designer

    Thanks for sharing these 20 great learning sites to design a vector logo. I love this blog!

  10. Sara

    It was certainly interesting for me to read the article. Thanks for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. I would like to read a bit more on that site soon. By the way, rather nice design you have at this blog, but don’t you think it should be changed every few months?

  11. Stacy Page

    How about adding some pictures? I’m not trying to offend anyone, your page is really nice. It’s just that information like this is much more effective when there are some helpful images!

    – Stacy

  12. Sara Stepman

    Damn, certainly cool info.

  13. Rex

    Thanks for the list! It really helps a lot…

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