Pepsi vector tutorial

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How to create the pepsi Logo in Adobe Illustrator

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Pepsi vector tutorial

  1. 1. Using vector shapes to create the Pepsi Logo<br />SBHSAdvanced Multimedia<br />
  2. 2. To begin with<br />Open Adobe Illustrator. You’ll see screen shown here.<br />Select Open and find the Pepsi graphic supplied for this project<br />
  3. 3. When the image opens, it won’t be big enough to fill the workspace.<br />Use the Select Tool (black arrow) and resize while holding the Shift key down.<br />
  4. 4. Now you have the image at the right size.<br />
  5. 5. In the Layers Panel, double-click Layer 1<br />Rename Layer 1 as Image<br />Click the box for Dim Image to 50% <br />
  6. 6. Now your image is faded, which will make it easier to trace vector images on.<br />But first you’ll need to lock this layer and make some layers to work on!<br />
  7. 7. In the Layers Panel, click the Lock box for the Image to prevent making any changes (like moving it)<br />Click the New Layer button two times and name your layers Logo and Text<br />
  8. 8. Select the Rectangle Tool from the tool panel.<br />Set the Stroke (line) color to None.<br />Set the Opacity to about 50% in the Options Bar.<br />
  9. 9. Double-click on the Fill swatch in the tool Panel. Set the color as shown here.<br />
  10. 10. Start at the lower left corner of the red bar in the logo and drag up and right to the other corner of the shape. <br />You can use the space bar to move the shape around as you draw.<br />
  11. 11. Use the Direct Selection tool (white arrow) to select the upper right control point.<br />Use the arrow keys on the key board to move it right to match the Logo. <br />
  12. 12. Now you’ll make a shape to cut out the end of the rectangle.<br />Now select the Ellipse Tool by clicking and holding on the Rectangle Tool and selecting from the drop down.<br />Hold down Shift while you click and drag to get the size and position correct on the circle’s placement.<br />
  13. 13. Unlock the rectangle shape in the Layers panel.<br />Select both the rectangle and the circle.<br />Use Minus Front in the Pathfinder Panel to cut the shape from the rectangle.<br />
  14. 14. Draw another ellipse the size of the red and white part of the logo.<br />
  15. 15. Draw a rectangle that you will edit to cut out the middle of the circle.<br />
  16. 16. Be sure the rectangle is still selected.<br />Using the Add Anchor Point Tool, click to create new points as shown.<br />
  17. 17. Select your new points and change them to Smooth in the Options Bar.<br />Using the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) move two points at a time, and adjust the position of the points to get the curve shape.<br />
  18. 18. Select both the new rectangle and the circle, then click Minus Front in the Pathfinder Panel.<br />Got to the Object Menu and select Ungroup. This will make two individual pieces of the shape. Set the color of each<br />

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