How to use Blend Mode to create a Logo

How to use Blend Mode to create a Logo

Use of blend mode in Adobe Illustrator is simple and effective. Blend mode is one of the easiest ways to create a minimal and sophisticated logo. We will cover how to use blend mode in Illustrator and how to make a logo. We’ll try to understand two different types of blend modes. I used blend mode to create a letter logo. You may find additional inspiration by searching on Vlemonn.

Let’s get started


Step 1

First, we create a new document (cmd+N or ctrl+N) in Adobe Illustrator with an artboard size of 800 x 600px

Step 2

Now use Ellipse Tool (L) from the tool panel on left side of the artboard to create a circle. To create a circle, you need to press Shift will using the ellipse tool.

Step 3

Select the circle and copy and paste it on the right side. Then copy both the circles and paste them beneath the first two as shown below.

Step 4

You need to create color palette. Draw squares with fills of the colors you’re going to use for the different parts of the design. Now you can use the colors and add them to the Swatch panel by selecting them and clicking on the New Color Group button.

Step 5

We’ll now apply the smooth blend mode option. Add color to two circles and select them and then go to Object > Blend > Blend Options. A blend options panel will appear on the screen. Select the Smooth Color in the Spacing option and then hit Okay.

Step 6

Go to Object > Blend > Make (alt+ctrl+B or alt+cmd+B). This will complete the blend mode option.

Step 7

For for the second blend mode type, select the two circles and fill them will colors. Go to Objects > Blend > Blend Objects. When the Blend Objects panel appears on the screen and select the specified steps to 10. Then again go to Object > Blend > Make. This blend mode creates different shapes with different colors.

Step 8

Let’s complete our logo design now. Select the two circles in bottom and create the smooth blend mode. Now copy and paste two circles on the previous circles as shown below.

Then select the new circles and apply the smooth blend mode to finish the letter design.


Our blend mode logo is complete! I hope this tutorial made understanding the blend mode easier and you enjoyed doing it. 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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