Emblem style logo making
It's always fun to be able to create something yourself.
Today, I would like to briefly show you the process of creating an emblem-style logo using Illustrator.
A logo in the form of an emblem is a logo in which text and visual expression are combined within a certain mark, which is a combination of a logotype and a symbol.
Emblem-style logos are suitable for use anywhere, such as web pages, social media, or products. You can put your own brand history in the round space. For example, it is effective because you can put a lot of text in a relatively small space, such as year of establishment, website address, copyright indication, etc. In particular, these emblems can become history itself.
Let's make an emblem logo that can maximize the characteristics of text and symbols like this.
First, open a new file in Illustrator. And draw a round circle as shown below.
When drawing a circle, press the shift key at the same time to draw a symmetrical circle. Draw a small circle as shown below and put it inside.
Next, select the small circle inside and write the text by selecting the Type on A Path Tool among the Type tools from the toolbox on the left.
As references, I wrote "Designed by Myungja Anna Koh" on the right screen above.
When you turn the direction of the text after writing the text, hold the line in the red square below and rotate it.
Also write text at the bottom of the emblem. After writing, adjust the contents of the properties menu on the right to change the size, shape, spacing, etc.
Another thing to note here is that you have to rotate the blue line under the red square at the bottom to put the text in the desired position.
In my case, since the text is too close to the original, I changed the property that adjusts the spacing of the letters among the properties below and repositioned it.
When the text is complete, click the Direct Selection tool to change the color as desired.
Then, load the picture that will be placed inside the emblem.
Designate Color Burn of the Opacity attribute so that this picture will naturally melt into the emblem.
Below is the finished logo.
In fact, you will find that making your own is much more fulfilling and flexible than leaving it to a logo maker or someone else. Hope you all make your emblem logo great.
Myungja Anna Koh