This cute minimal fish design is a very fresh and sophisticated logo. Thus, in this tutorial we are going to talk about how to create a logo with help of shapes. We will only work with circles and squares for this logo. I have used a set of green color palettes. You may find additional inspiration by searching on Vlemonn.
Let’s get started!
First, we create a new document (cmd+N or ctrl+N) in Adobe Illustrator with an artboard size of 600 x 600px
Now use Ellipse Tool (L) from your tool panel and create a circle. To create a perfect circle press on your shift on your keyboard and drag your mouse.
Select the Rectangle Tool (M) from the tool panel and create a square by pressing shift. Place this square on the right top of the circle. The vertex should align with the centre with the circle.
Now select your entire design and select the Shape Builder tool (Shift + M) to one combined object.
Select the Shape Builder tool and then click and drag across the selected shapes to create one single object. Remember that your paths must be either aligned or overlapping for the Shape Builder tool to work.
Create a circle on the right top corner of the object. Align the centre with the right top vertex. Then create a square of the same size as the circle. Select the Shape Builder tool and then click and drag across the two shapes to create one single object. This one should be a half circle as shown below. Delete the unwanted shapes.
Now select the semi circle on top and Click Right > Transform > Rotate. A new rotate panel will appear, then set the angle to 270 degree and then hit copy. Place this new semi circle next to the existing one as shown below.
Now copy the semicircle on the top and paste it on the bottom of the object. Then select the vertical semicircle, Click Right > Transform > Reflect > Horizontal > Copy. Place this new one on the bottom of the object as shown below.
Now select the bottom vertical semicircle and Click Right > Arrange > Send to back.
Then create a small circle on the object. Align this circle to the object so that it acts like the eye of a fish.
We’re now going to generate our color palette.
First select your colors for light and shadows. Draw squares with fills of the colors you’re going to use for the different parts of the design. I've picked four colors, two for light, two for shadow.
Now you can use the colors and add them to the Swatch panel by selecting them and clicking on the New Color Group button.
Our design and the color palette are ready. Now select an object, then select the color panel and add color to your design.
Our minimal fish logo is complete! I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you do follow this tutorial and create your own logo, please post it in the comments so we can see your result. Thankyou fellow designers!
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