Imagine what the casting of The Dark Knight Rises would look like if you detach it with the logo of the dark bat? It will immediately become dull and uninteresting. Or letís take the example of Spider Manís logo – number 2 below. If the movie posters didnít have that logo then the poster would have become stale and boring. Quality logos reinforce the brand name of a company. Donít dismiss the design of your companyís logo as something being trivial and unimportant. This small image is one of the most important aspects of your business as it will be attached to all the products manufactured by your company, on your companyís banner and possibly even on the walls of your companyís office. You, your employees and your clients will encounter it every now and then therefore get it designed with utmost care.
The obvious choice is to hire a professional designer. But not everyone can do that as it may be out of their budget. Well then you should design it on your own. Thousands of free tutorials are available on the Internet which claims to teach you how to design logos for free. But the problem with most of them is that they are not trustworthy. Any Tom, Dick and Harry can write a tutorial and upload it on his blog. He can get some details wrong, put images in the wrong position, etc. To help you out we have collected below 30 different logo design tutorials that seemed most authentic and most appropriate to us.
1. Create an amazing Ad in Photoshop
This tutorial is just an exercise I did with my friend Cameron trying to create a Nike ad, it’s not commercial, it’s just because we love some of their ads and we’d love to be able to design one, maybe someday. So in this tutorial we will use some images and play with Blend Modes and Color Adjustments to create a really cool Nike Ad in Photoshop.
2. The amazing Spiderman
3. How to Make an Awesome Logo
4. Making the ATI LOGO Photoshop Tutorial
Hallo and welcome in making the ATI LOGO tutorial. For this one we will use Photoshop and a mere mouse. We will use basic PS techniques and a little bit of layer styling.
5. Fire fish Photoshop Tutorial
In this Photoshop Tutorial, youíll learn how to design a mascot based on the Firefox logo, and mimic the fire effect using the pen tool and gradients.
6. Transformers Logos
The goal is to recreate the new Transformers Movie Logos into highly customizable vector objects. Once you have the vector edition you can apply custom styles to create your own personalized versions. You’ll learn about essential Pen Tool methods that can be reused in your future projects.
7. Design a Grungy Circular Logo
In this tutorial I want to detail how to create text along a path in an interesting way and apply it to a common application. Although the circular logo has been used forever, it can still be effective if done well, while mixing in some modern design.
8. Glowing and Sparkling Intense Light 3D Logo
I’m now going to teach you how to create a glowing and sparkling intense light 3D glow logo. This tutorial shows different techniques that I learned in the past couple of weeks and it’ll surely blow others away.
9. EURO 2008 Logo design
Hallo and welcome in making of the EURO 2008 Logo design. I thought it will a great idea to create this tutorial during the EURO Championship.
10. Create Flash Logo
11. Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment
12. Google Chrome Logo Design
13. Logo Design Process Tutorial
14. Mac Colorful Design
15. Designing a Cake Shop Logo
16. Create Crest Logo Tutorial in Photoshop
17. Creating a Crazy Cool Logo
18. Create a 3D Glossy Box Logo in Photoshop
19. Green Apple Style Design
20. Fitness Logo Photoshop Tutorial
This tutorial explains a simple way of creating a fitness related logo using mostly shapes.
21. Windows Vista Logo Photoshop Tutorial
Simple step by step tutorial Ė how to make Windows Vista Logo Ė Photoshop Tutorial. Learn how to make a mirror and glossy effects, and how to use Photoshop tools Ė gradient, pen tool, bevel and emboss, eraser tool etc.
22. Professional Logo Design
In this tutorial you will learn how to create an elegant logo that would fit in nicely with most any design company. The techniques taught in this tutorial can also be altered in many ways to create an almost entirely different company logo. The techniques taught in this tutorial can also be altered in many ways to create an almost entirely different company logo, perfect for your business promo items.
24. Photoshop Logo Jelly Remake
25. Print Ready Beer Label
Alright folks, itís time to roll up the sleeves and get down to business with this full-featured Adobe illustrator CS3 tutorial. This one takes you from setup to production of a really cool beer label, although this could be useful for any bottled concoction of your choosing.
26. Volks Logo Tutorial
Today I’m going to teach you how to recreate the Volkswagen logo. Now generally, logos are made in a scalable vector graphics program such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape so that logos can be resized without any quality loss, but for the sake of this tutorial, I will show you in the Gimp. This tutorial is based off of a Photoshop tutorial.
27. Create a Cool Music Logo on a Grunge Background
28. Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo
This Adobe Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a rounded logo, inspired by the Versus cable network. We will use gradients and layer style to create this logo in Photoshop.
29. Mac OS X
30. Umbrella Corporation logo
The Umbrella Corporation is a fictional bioengineering pharmaceutical company appearing in the Resident Evil series of survival horror games by Cap com and in its film adaptions. In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial we will create Umbrella Corporation logo.
I hope these logo design tutorials will help you create better logos for your brand. Let me know in the comments below what do you think about the above collection.