How to Draw Custom Logo Shapes Easily in Adobe Illustrator CC
Hi there in this video, we're going to draw this shape here. We're going to use the shape builder tool. I know I've used it for a couple of tutorials already, but it's a really versatile tool and I use it so much that yes, it gets three videos. The cool thing about this kind of an impossible triangle is that it's super possible with the shape builder tool. And although this video is about five minutes long, it really only takes less than a minute to make this particular shape. Given our super powerful shape builder tool. Let's go and learn how to do that now in adobe illustrator. Okay, so to make our little shape, we are going to go to file, go to new and like always letter landscape and create. Okay, so what we want to do is we're gonna start with some lines, we're gonna start with three of them. So I'm gonna grab the line segment tool. I'm going to draw the line. And the good thing about the line segment to watch this, I can draw any sort of line, right? But if I hold down shift, wat...
ch this shift, locks it into kind of like 45 90 degrees nice angles. So I want it to be straight some holding shift and just drag out a line about that big. I'm gonna have no Phil I'm gonna have a stroke okay. Of black and it's going to be one point. So black arrow, I'm gonna move it to an appropriate place and I'm gonna make copies. So with it selected, go to edit copy, edit paste. I'm using Control C Control V paste. Another one. And what I want to do is show you a couple of things. One is I'm going to select all of these guys actually going to get into a rough kind of place, right like that. But they're not distributed nicely. I'm going to select them all. And first thing I want to do is make sure they spacing between them is even so I'm going to go to you can see by default under the Properties panel. I've got a line you can see it only does the basics. I can align center, which is what I want. You can see they don't quite line up. So align center is great but the distributes not there. See this little dotted line here that shows you that there's more options for the align panel that just shows you the kind of basics the main stuff you need to click on this one, you can see there's a lot more options in this case. I want distribute vertical centers. Okay. And you can see it just all lines up nicely there. All right. Next thing I want to do is I want to make another copy of these three. So I've got them all selected with my black arrow. Get a copy and paste and want to rotate them around. Now I wanted to be a triangle. So I needed to be like, I can never work out the math. So nice thing you can do in illustrator is C over here, but these guys selected, I've got in my properties panel, I've got this um you know, way of changing the rotation and I know that I need to take 360 degrees and divide it by three. So you can do math in these things. I do them quite often because my math is terrible. Okay, so divide by three and return and it's 1 20 turns out okay, you probably know that already. I don't I've got this one. I'm going to copy and paste it. And what I'd like to do for this one is I know that it's 120 times two. Okay, so that should get me my other angle. So I'm hoping return there. It is there to 40. I should be able to do math like that. So I've got my kind of basic building blocks for this one and this is where it gets super easy, I guess a bit my mending because we're doing like an impossible triangle, but super nice and quick. So I'm gonna grab the line segment tool and just draw off if you're unsure which ones you've got kind of four diamonds here. Draw off the top of these two. Okay, and draw these, you can see it kind of goes from intersect to intersect. It's pretty clever at kind of joining these things up if yours doesn't make sure view smart guides has got a tick next to it if it doesn't turn it on. Okay, so that's nearly done, right, I'm going to grab my black arrow, select on it all and over to my favorite tool. That's why it gets three videos. It's very useful, versatile. I'm gonna grab the shape builder tool and now it's trying to work out what I might do it. To tidy it up is get rid of these excess lines. So hold down the option key on a Mac or the old key on a Pc to delete them and just drag through these guys just dragging through. Don't need that. But either it's really cool slice C tool if you ever use the scissors tool, it's a pain in the bum. This one here super nice and quick. Now we need to join some bits up and I had to practice this loads just so you know, if you're finding it tough, don't worry. Everyone does well, at least I did. So I'm gonna click hold and drag their to the outside, to the inside, okay, Outside to the inside. That's why I have to keep telling myself outside to the inside. That kind of does it right. Then I joined these guys up these guys up, I'll show you just kind of it's really complex shape. Okay, But with the shape builder tool, it's pretty quick and easy. I love it. So what I'd like you to do now is all these are separate shapes, I'd like you to go through color them. Okay. Give it a background color as well, with a nice big rectangle and I'd like to see what you've designed and built and the colors that you've used. I'd love to see it as a project. Alright. That is going to be it for the last of the shape builder tools. Now we need to get onto the pen tool and the coverage tool. Alright. I'll see you in the video.