Creating a Logo and iOS Icons for a Mobile App in Illustrator

In this Illustrator tutorial, we'll learn how to create a logo and iOS icon for a mobile application. Software required: Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop CC.
Course info
Rating
(36)
Level
Advanced
Updated
Nov 4, 2015
Duration
1h 9m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(36)
Level
Advanced
Updated
Nov 4, 2015
Duration
1h 9m
Description

In this Illustrator tutorial, we'll learn how to create a logo and iOS icon for a mobile application. You'll learn how to do the right research for our app's icons and learn what questions we can ask before the project to help guide the design process. You'll also learn how to convert a sketch into a vector graphic by using the pen and smooth tools effectively. You'll takeaway some new skills using the pathfinder, shape builder, gradients, and type tools while we create our logo. From there, we'll review Apple's guidelines to adapt our logo into a mobile application icon. Finally, you'll learn to prepare the art for output and package it for the client. By the end of this Illustrator training, you'll feel confident enough to create a stunning and effective logo design that will suit the ever-growing mobile marketplace. Software required: Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop CC.

About the author
About the author

Anthony Putrino is a freelance designer located in San Diego, California. Anthony enjoys all things creative, but really does damage in logo design, branding, print advertising, and web design.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everyone, my name's Anthony Putrino. I'm a freelance designer, art director and illustrator in San Diego California. My latest projects include branding and brand strategy, web design, digital advertising and printed marketing collateral for a variety of high profile clients. In this course we're going to work within Abode Illustrator to create a logo and iOS icon for a mobile application. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include learning how to do the right research. I'll share some of the questions I ask prior to a logo project and provide some insight as to how that helps guide the design process. We'll also learn how to convert a sketch into a vectographic using the pen and smooth tools effectively. You'll takeaway some new skills using the Pathfinder, Shape Builder, Gradiens and Type tools while we create our logo. From there we'll review Apple's guidelines to adapt our logo into a mobile application icon. Finally, I'll show you how I like to prepare the art for Output and package it for the client. By the end of this training you will feel confident in your ability to create stunning and effective logo design. You'll also have the knowledge and resources to adapt that logo to suite the ever growing Mobile Marketplace. I'm excited to share these tips and techniques with you so let's get started with the first lesson.