Create a Logo in Adobe Illustrator

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Hello, and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, you're going to learn how to create a logo using some of the Adobe Illustrator skills that we have learned so far. You'll be using the "Text" tool, the "Shape tool", the "Pathfinder" tool and the "Fill" or "Gradient" tool to create your logo. Before we start, it's important to have a visual conceptualization of what the logo should look like. Remember that the logo should be representative of your brand, and you should think about the colors that you'd like to use before starting the creation of your logo on Adobe Illustrator.

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    To start with, choose the "Ellipse Tool", which is on the toolbar.
    Click on the art board and drag across, making sure to hold down on the "Shift" key on the keyboard to keep the width and height of the circle the same. When released, the circle will appear with a black stroke.
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    Choose the "Selection Tool".
    Click on the circle, drag across and hold down the "Alt" key to create a new circle. Green lines will appear that indicate that the two circles are aligned horizontally and vertically. Let go, and a new circle will appear.
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    Repeat the same process again.
    Click and drag the circle while holding down the "Alt" key. Wait until the two green lines appear to show that the circles are aligned horizontally and vertically. Now there are three circles.
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    Click the "Window" menu, and select "Pathfinder".
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    We are going to merge the three circles.
    Select all three circles with the "Selection" tool, and drag across. Click the "Unite" button on the pathfinder toolbar. It will create a new shape.
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    Select the "Gradient" tool to fill the shape with a gradient.
    Double-click on the shape.
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    To play around with the gradient, click on "Window" and select "Gradient".
    To change the colors of the gradient, double-click on the gradient slider and choose a color. For example, we want to go from indigo to fuchsia to indigo.
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    Change the type from "Linear" to "Radial" by using the drop-down menu beside "Type:".
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    Select the "Type" tool, and click inside the created shape.
    Change the size of the text to 25, and change the fill of the text to white. In the example, we're going to name the logo "VP Design".
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    To change the font, select it and choose a new font from the drop-down box at the top of the screen.
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    To change the opacity of the text, find "Opacity" at the top of the screen, and change it to something a little bit lighter so that it blends into the background.
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    I have put together the "Shape" tool, the "Text" tool, the "Gradient" tool and the "Pathfinder" tool to create a new logo in Adobe Illustrator.
    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any questions or comments about Adobe Illustrator, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. Have a great day. Bye bye.
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