with Dave Clayton
If you have Photoshop you can make a logo! Join Dave Clayton for a fun introduction to creating logos in the Swiss Army knife of programs, Photoshop. You’ll learn how to use type... READ MORE
lessons: 12 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 39min
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Making Logos in Photoshop
with Dave Clayton
If you have Photoshop you can make a logo! Join Dave Clayton for a fun introduction to creating logos in the Swiss Army knife of programs, Photoshop. You’ll learn how to use type, custom shapes, combine shapes, put type on a path, create mockups, export your finished logos, and a whole lot more. Dave packs expert tips and tricks into each lesson and eases even a beginner into the tools and process of creating a logo from scratch. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
The instructor introduces the class and discusses what will be covered in the lessons that follow.
lesson 2: What Makes a Logo Bad
Dave shares some examples of bad logos and explains why they are bad.
lesson 3: Combine Shapes
This allows you make new shapes from other shapes.
lesson 4: Manipulating Type
Learn how to turn live type into shapes and then manipulate it to your ends.
lesson 5: Adding Texture
Building on the previous lesson, Dave demonstrates how to view your logo with texture to make it look more real.
lesson 6: Monogram Typeface
A special type of typeface can really take your logos to the next level.
lesson 7: Leaf Logo
Building on skills you’ve learned so far, Dave takes you through a more advanced project.
lesson 8: Placing Vector Files into Photoshop
You may receive a vector file or create one in Illustrator. Dave teaches you how to bring those into Photoshop.
lesson 9: Using the Pen Tool
Learn the basics of using the powerful Pen tool.
lesson 10: Color
Color is very important in logo design.
lesson 11: Type on a Path
Placing type on a path is a powerful design tool.
lesson 12: Exporting a Logo
Once you’ve created a logo you need a way to get it out that maintains it as a vector file.
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meet  Dave Clayton
Dave Clayton is a UK based graphic designer and creative specialist with over 30 years of experience. With a great passion for all things design, Dave has always loved working in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. He specializes in creating branding projects and logos for clients and has had work published by Peachpit and KelbyOne. He is also an Adobe Influencer and ACA in InDesign.
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