A logo design that is flat yet gives an impression of 3d style is very good way to create your brand. In this tutorial of abstract logo, we will see how to create a 3d logo. We’ll use rectangles our base and create triangles and add color shades to enhance the design. I started with it being abstract but it ended up being the design of letter A. You can use this style for letter designing as well. 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 Rectangle Tool (R) from the tool panel. Use this tool to create a rectangle on your artboard. Create a small rectangle and place it on the bottom of the artboard.
Use this tool to create three more rectangles as shown below. Place two long rectangles on each side and one of the same sizes above the previous rectangle.
Use the Direct Selection Tool (A) from the tool panel and select the top left corner of the right rectangle and drag it to align it with the bottom left corner of the top rectangle as shown below.
Continue using the direct selection tool and align points as shown in the pictures. The bottom rectangle should look like a triangle by now.
Copy the rectangle on right and paste on the right side of this rectangle. Now select the direct selection tool again and drag the top corners of the right rectangle and align it with the new rectangle.
Select the Pen Tool (P) and create lines on your design. Please follow the pictures shown below and follow the steps. Make triangles and slanted lines.
Now select your entire design and select the Shape Builder tool (Shift + M) to create different objects. Select the Shape Builder tool and then click on the objects. Create different objects as shown below.
Remember that your paths must be either aligned or overlapping for the Shape Builder tool to work.
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. 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 colors. I have placed the darker shade of yellow at the bottom triangle and the rest with different shades as shown below.
The last step is to select all the objects on your artboard and go to the path swatch panel on the top of artboard. Select the color white and keep the pt. to 1.
Our logo is complete! I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. This 3d logo is simpler to make than one would expect. 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!
Charu Jain Portfolio
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