How to Redraw the BP Logo in Adobe Illustrator CC
Hey there in this video, we are going to make the BP flour, we're gonna make one of the petals using ellipses and the curvature tool, then we're gonna set centers of rotation, spin it around shape builder tool. It's all very exciting. Let's go and learn how to build that now in adobe illustrator. Alright, first up, open up our exercise files. Okay and go to logo redraw. There's one in there called six BP open that one up. Okay, so there's a few ways of drawing this. I'm going to start with an ellipse draw one of the pedals and rotated around. It seems like the easiest way to do it. Okay, so you might have to hold down the rectangle tool, grab the ellipse tool and there's a couple of things I need, I kind of want to find out where the center of this thing is. So I'm going to open up my rulers. We haven't done this before. It's got a view. Gotta rulers. Let's go to the show. Um and we are going to click hold and drag in this dark area here to get a kind of an option for the middle, click...
hold and drag from this dark numbered area here to get a middle about awesome. We even get started and want to let them in a second. So within my lips to, I want to draw out something that kind of roughly looks like it's going to start from the center, so might as well connect to that if yours aren't on, we're going to turn the smart guides on and off during this class because sometimes they use super useful and sometimes they're not. So if you make sure they're turned on, Okay, black arrow, I'm making sure I've got a feel of none and a stroke of black are making sure the stroke is quite small at .25. I'm going to just drag this along. So smart guides now are being a bit of a pain. Okay, so I'm gonna turn them off you. It's my coats amen to that space bar, holding down space by clicking, holding and dragging to move. I feel like the basics are there. We need a little bit wider. Okay, you might have to come back to this stage a couple of times to get it to do what you want. Um yeah, so we're gonna hope for the best and so we've got this kind of rough shape in here. Now we want to kind of convert these two little points and the curvature tool is really good at, It looks like the pencil tool. Sorry, the pen tool, it's the curvature tool and if you click on these guys double click them. Okay, double click them, turns it from a curve too corner. Okay, so we might have to make some last minute adjustments. The black arrow, I'm going to probably move it in a little bit, here's my arrow key kind of get and you look okay, it's been way too long and hey, I'm not even watching these, so I'm going to drag these out to match those guys and I think what's happening here is this thing is actually just, it's not running from the center. Okay. So I'm moving it out so I'm trying to match the shape underneath. That's where I hadn't practiced this before the class. Anyway, that feels about right for me at the moment. There we go. Cool. So I'm going to select this guide and delete it, just dragging a box with a black arrow deleting them. So good finish now. So now I wanna step and repeat to rotate this thing around. I need to set the rotation point because at the moment is rotating around its center. I wanted to rotate around that center, mark that I just deleted. I'm gonna turn it back. One thing I want to do is make sure that just this guy here is kind of snapped onto that line there. The way to do it is click off, move it away, grab just this point here and it should snap into the line. Okay? And then I'm going to move it up just to make sure it's kind of directly on this guide. So next thing I want to do is I want to change my rotation point to the center bit here. Okay. And to do it, grab the rotation tool from your toolbar, make sure your view. Smart guides are now on, which is super handy. Okay, because it's gonna kind of find this intersect of the guide and all they do is hold down the option key on a Mac or the old key on a PC. This is how to set the rotation for an object, click it once and that will set the rotation there. Now next thing we want to do is work out what the rotation needs to be. Okay. Mine's defaulted because already practiced. Okay, so whatever it is here, it might be something else. Okay, you can drag it around now, you can see it's rotating around this point which is the I guess the important thing what I did was I counted the petals. Okay. And there were 18 of them. And then because my math is so bad, I went 360 Divided by 18. Okay. And I tabbed out And it said that is 20° down. I'm like okay and what I'm gonna do is I'm going to click on the copy button because the moment just rotating that original. So I want to click copy and rotates that. Now. We get to do this really cool thing. It says object transform, do that thing again transform again, command D on a Mac or control D. On a pc. See where we're going here. So I'm going to have a smash away at that shortcut and just keep going around until I get 18 of these things awesome. Okay, so we're partially there. Right? And what we're going to do now is with the black arrow, select all of these guys and we need to kind of do some merging and slicing and dicing first one we'll do the white ones that quite easy. And so we're gonna grab the shape builder tool, my favorite tool in the world. Okay. And with nothing held down on your keyboard, it's this little plus icon, can you see it? Okay, so what I wanna do is kind of like drag a little bit of a loop around here. Oh man, this is gonna be tough. There's lots of stuff in here um because I basically want to get out to these guys, right? So I'm just kind of dragging across these like these other ones at least I'll fix the inside ones up in a sec with a different technique that joined most of them. What I'm going to do is grab my white arrow, Okay? And click in the background and select all of these guys and just delete them. Cool, so we've got the kind of white center back to the black era zoom out and I need the colors now. Okay, so I might as well use the colors while I'm working. So I'm going to steal them first and then apply them. So I'm gonna grab my eyedropper tool actually black arrow, click in the background, nothing selected, grab your eye dropper tool there he is there to click on the green over here, go to Phil and I say you are a new swatch. It's gonna click Ok and there he is there a global swatch? Okay, same thing again, click off in the background. Actually no, just drop a tool, grab that green. Go back to properties um You swatch please click Ok, grab the eyedropper tool which I've already got the yellow in their properties. You I've got three colors that are going to use. Um So I've got my colors now with it all selected because at the moment is not gonna quite work because they were all still kind of like separate chunks. So I'm going to select them all. Black arrow. I'm gonna grab my shape builder tool. Okay and if I pre load my shape builder with a fill color let's say it is going to be the green. Okay And I just go around click click click click click. Okay I might get this sped up. Alright so I'm just going to use this technique to go through fill all the colors and yeah let's go this speedy version. Alright we're back. Okay so I've gone around and done it. The last thing I might do is select it all and go stroke. You have no stroke and it's didn't do it even come on stroke, no stroke click in the background and I think it's pretty good. Uh Yeah it's not too bad. Huh? Alright so that is how to redraw the flour from the BP logo using adobe illustrator. We learned how to use the curvature tool to kind of change those points from Curves two corners. We used the shape builder tool to kind of smash it all into pieces. We even use the direct selection tool to kind of clean up all the junk in the middle. Alright, that is it for this video. I will see you in the next one.