Creating a logo
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In this tutorial, you will create a logo based on a butterfly. This is what the final logo will look like:
What you will learn
In this tutorial, you will learn how
to set up a custom page size
to use the Artistic media tool
to use the Shape tool
to duplicate objects
to mirror objects
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Setting up the drawing
To start making the logo, you will first create a new document and set the page size.
To set up the drawing
In the Create a New Document dialog box, type 5 in the Width and Height boxes, ensure that inches is
selected as the unit of measurement, and click OK.
Drawing the butterfly
To draw the first butterfly wing, you will use the Artistic Media tool to give the logo a playful, hand-drawn feel.
You will then fine-tune the wings with the Shape tool by manipulating the nodes in the Artistic Media stroke. You
will also duplicate and mirror the Artistic Media stroke to create the second wing.
To draw the butterfly wing
From the Zoom levels list box on the property bar, choose To width.
In the toolbox, click the Artistic media tool
From the Preset stroke list list box on the property bar, choose a stroke that is tapered at both ends
In the Stroke width box, type .177.
On the color palette, click a Red color swatch.
Drag in the drawing window to create one of the butterfly wings.
To fine-tune the butterfly wing
Click the Shape tool
Drag any node in the stroke to modify the butterfly wing to your liking.
This is what the butterfly wing looks like:
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To duplicate the butterfly wing
Click the Pick tool
In the Duplicate offset dialog box, type 0 in the Horizontal offset and Vertical offset boxes, and click OK.
in the toolbox, and click the butterfly wing.
Duplicate to create another butterfly wing.
If the Duplicate offset dialog box does not appear, click Tools
the boxes in the Duplicate offset area.
In the toolbox, click the Free transform tool
the property bar.
General and use
Drag the axis so that the duplicate mirrors the original butterfly wing.
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and then click the Free angle reflection button
To draw the body of the butterfly
Click the Artistic media tool
From the Preset stroke list list box on the property bar, choose the stroke that is tapered at one end and flat
at the other
Now, you’ll add the head. In between the two wings, draw a circle that is approximately centered between
Now you’ll add the body by drawing an ellipse below the head.
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