40 Logo Design Tutorials

Logo design is a sophisticated and complex process. The hardest thing to do is to come up with the concept behind the logo. Once you know what kind of logo you want, you sketch and design it. Logo design is one of those things that has to be perfected, because a logo represents an idea, a brand and an identity.

In recent contest I asked Desizn Tech’s reader what kind of post they would like to see, some readers asked about logo design tutorial. In this post, you will find 40 different kinds logo tutorial from beginners to advanced level. Besides logo design, some of the links included are broad analysis behind the logo design process which should be helpful for graphic and web designers.

1. Quick Logos with Live Trace in Adobe Illustrator

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Layers magazine shows how to create a logo quickly using Illustrators live trace technique.

2. Jelly Remake

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A very unique tutorial that shows how to create a candy-like logo.

3. Bubble Tutorial using Photoshop

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If you are looking a simple logo tutorial, this tutorial shows how to create a simple logo using Photoshop.

4. A Brief Logo Tutorial

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An HTML page tutorial shows how to add a refection after creating the logo in Vector.

5. Futuristic Web Logo Design Tutorial Using Photoshop

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PSD Rockstar shows how to create an awesome logo using layer styles properties in Photoshop.

6. 3D gradient logo in Illustrator

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Nick La shows how to create create a 3d Logo in Illustrator, which is a great technique for making 3D graphic objects and icons.

7. Rectangular Glassy Logo

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Create a glassy dark looking logo step by step in photoshop .

8. Making the ATI LOGO

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This tutorial shows the recreation process of ATI logo in photoshop.

9. 3d Logo in Gimp

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This PDF tutorials shows that you can create a 3d logo even using GIMP.

10. Skype-like logo in Pixelmator

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Skype has a very cool looking logo. If you wanted create something like that this tutorial shows how create a similar logo like that.

11. Drawing the Honey Farm Logo

Very detailed tutorial on how to create a professional looking honey farm logo in illustrator.

12. Awesome Logo Using Anime Charater

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This tutorial comes from a Professional Logo designer Gary Simon. He shows a detailed necessary process on creating a logo.

13. Create a 3D Logo in Corel Draw

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Corel Draw is another well Known Image Editor. This tutorial shows how create a 3D logo in Corel Draw

14. Logo Presentation tutorial

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You have logo that you want to perhaps print it on paper. This tutorial will teach you how to do that.

15. Volks Logo in Gimp

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Create the Famous Volkswagen using Gimp.

16. Design the Firefox Logo in Photoshop

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A detailed tutorial that shows how you can create the Firefox logo in a scalable photoshop format.

17. Professional Logo

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Who said you can not design a logo like professional. Using photoshop pen tool you too can create a professional looking logo

18. Logo Design Process Tutorial

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Dryicons has some of the best icons on the web. Now, on these tutorial they present a logo tutorial: from sketching logo in paper to designing it in illustrator and printing in it paper again.

19. Digg Logo in Illustrator

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If you thought creating a digg logo/icon was hard, get ready to be surprised. This tutorial shows how create digg logo in easy steps everyone can follow.

20. Step by Step Logo

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Chuck Green presenting a detailed analysis and step by step logo creation process .

20. Simple Vector Logo Tutorial

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Another tutorial that takes simple approach on creating a vector logo.

21. Coffee Shop logo in Corel Draw

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Create a very unique looking coffee shop logo in Corel Draw .

22. Transformer Logo Tutorial

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Using trace counter method create transformer logo in Illustrator.

23. Dark Logo in Photoshop

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How about some dark logos? This tutorial shows how to create a dark logo, which you can your for those a gaming or dark layout websites.

24. Creating the Brand Identity for a Sports Team

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This tutorial which comes in a PDF shows how to create a logo and turn it into a brand.

25. Medieval Crest Logo

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Are you creating a historic website?Need a Medieval logo? This tutorial shows how to create a crest logo in photoshop.

26. Skull logo Tutorial

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Create skull type logo using pen tool in Illustrator.

27. Cloud Logo

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PSDCORE presents a very cool photoshop tutorial, that shows how to create could logo for you site.

28. Glowing Sparking Logo

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Marco Kuiper’s logo tutorial will blow your mind. Following this tutorial you can create 3D sparking tutorial.

29. Modern Day Green Logo Tutorial.

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Creating a site green movement organization and you need a green logo? psFreak tutorial can help on creating a green logo

30. How to Design a Logo.

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This more like a guide line then tutorial. Jacob Cass from Just Creative Design explains how to design a logo in a must read detailed post.

31. Simple Multimedia Business Logo.

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a glossy and professional logo for a multimedia business website.

32. Leaf Logo

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Using photoshop preset shapes you can create an amazing leaf logo with a Web 2.0 style.

33. Making a Logo

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A very detailed and well analyzed and detailed article from Mihai Panu-Ionascu about logos and how create a logo.

34. Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways

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How to come up with the logo design? Whats is idea behind it? Chris Spooner writes about a detailed post about the process of creating a logo.

35. Retro Logo

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36. Designing a Cake Shop Logo

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Need a logo for cake shop? This tutorial very nicely show how create a artistic cake shop logo .

37. Create a Planet Logo

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This tutorial shows how create a clean and simple logo in photoshop.

38. Fitness Logo

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Yet another tutorial that shows how to create a fitness logo using different techniques in photoshop.

39. Simple Vector Logo Design

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PSHERO shows how to create custom (vector) logos in photoshop.

40.Creating a Crazy Cool Logo

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In this tutorial Fabio Sasso from Abduzeedo teachs you how to create a logo using shapes in Adobe Illustrator. A very cool concept.


Author:

Kawsar Ali is a web designer who also likes blogging. In his spare time he walks around with a Nikon D5100 hunting for good textures.


  • James Bond

    great effort thanks for sharing..

  • FarvezKS

    Nice Thank You…… I like This……

  • manoj

    i like it’s, thanks for sharing

  • vstudents

    great stuff as well as what i was need for my website Idea for money

  • http://kemonbaca.blogspot.com/ Kemon Baca

    great inspiration for logo design…
    I like Simple Multimedia Business Logo.

  • Akash Malhotra

    wow…really good…. plz send me some more blogs….. thanks…

  • http://bloggingtalks.com bloggingtalks

    Hey, thats a great tutorial thanks for sharing this i got a lot ideas now from your post :) cheers!!!

  • nnosiri chizoba

    This is wonderful, want to learn about it

  • http://www.duartepires.com Duarte

    Heres the correct new link for the 3D logo tut
    http://duartepires.com/assets/tutorial/3d/3d_logo.html

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    Okey, I want to try it. Tanks mister.

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  • http://www.levelgraphic.com/ marko

    excellent selection of tutorials for logos, thanks

  • http://prachimehta.me Prachi

    Thats an amazing collection! Thanks a billion! Helped me tonnes!

  • http://desizntech.info/2009/04/40-logo-design-tutorial/ pankaj

    can u send me url link for your website…….

  • rahul

    It’s very interesting design i like the way of explain and there are many tricks which i can use………..
    thanks …….. :P

  • http://desizntech.info Kawsar Ali

    Which link are you referringto ? just checked all links are seem to working

  • http://www.petermikhael.com Peter Mikhael

    thx for the tutorials :). I have a tutorial 3d logo design – Logo Design behind the Scenes. I use Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe after Effects, Adobe Flash and Adobe Dreamweaver. so the final logo ready for printing, TV production and Web Publishing.

    http://www.petermikhael.com/tutorials_3d_logo_design.html

  • Kawsar Ali

    @Ashely Adams: Thanks. hope it was helpful

  • Ashely Adams

    A marvelous list. I found quite a few ideas that I may use. Lists such as this show you that when it comes to great digital designs, you are limited only by your creativity. Thanks for the compilation.