60+ Beautiful Logo Design Tutorials And Resources


When we talk about a famous brand, the first thing that comes to mind is its logo. The logo is the most essential component of any personal brand and also the hardest part to execute. A logo must be appropriate, aesthetically pleasing and a reflection of the company’s credibility. Furthermore, a logotype should be synonymous with the company or product it represents and should penetrate people’s minds as a selling agent.

An amateurish logo design can more likely make your business fail for a number of reasons. A logo is of great importance in creating brand identity, and you should be very careful in selecting one for your business.

Today, we present some outstanding logo design tutorials to give you a head start when it comes time to creating an amazing logo for your own business.

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Logo Design Tutorials

Logo Design Project Step by Step Walkthrough3
Follow this step by step documentation of the whole process of the logo design from conception to completion.


How to Design the Firefox Logo in Photoshop5
This tutorial goes through how to create the Firefox logo in a scalable Photoshop format.


Design a Print-Ready Beer Label in Adobe Illustrator7
This tutorial takes you from setup to production of a really cool beer label, although this could be useful for any bottled concoction of your choosing.


Dache: Logo Design Process9
This case study provides full creative brief and progress images from start to final.


Sikbox Logo Design Process11
In this tutorial Artist want to share a bit of the ideas and the design process for the logo creation.


Logo Design (video Tutorial)13
Corey recreates a video game logo by building a grid background and circular target using the define pattern and polar coordinate distort commands.


Crest Logo Tutorial in Photoshop15
This tutorial shows how to create a crest logo in photoshop.


EURO 2008 Logo Design17
Step-by-step tutorial on creating the EURO 2008 logo.


Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment19
In the following Illustrator tutorial, Tutorial will teach you how to create a Green type treatment. It works great for logos and other design elements.


Logo Design Process Tutorial21
In the following Illustrator tutorial, Tutorial will teach you how to create a Green type treatment. It works great for logos and other design elements.


Creating a Crazy Cool Logo23
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create the crazy cool logo.


Step-by-step logo25
A very comprehensive Step-by-step Logo Tutorial


Making the ATI Logo27
In ATI LOGO tutorial Artist will use Photoshop and a mere mouse. Artist will use basic PS techniques and a little bit of layer styling.


Logo Design Process and Walk-Through for Vivid Ways29
In this tutorial, UK-based graphic designer Chris Spooner describes the design process and walks through creating the final logo in Adobe Illustrator.


Making the Metallic Transformers Logo31
In this really fantastic tutorial, you’re shown how to build a beautiful logo step by step. The process can be applied to any logo you are creating.


Illustrative Logo: Bow the Knee33
In this tutorial, the artist explains step by step how he designed this attractive logo. Source files are included, so you can manually de-construct the method he used to create his reference image.


Papercraft Text Effect35
Easily create your own logo using the beautiful text effect in this tutorial. Test your logo with different fonts and colors.


Windows Vista Desktop Themes37
A simple step-by-step tutorial on making the Windows Vista logo in Photoshop. Learn how to make the mirror and glossy effects and how to use such Photoshop tools as gradient, pen, bevel and emboss, eraser, etc.


Wooden Text Effect in Photoshop39
An outstanding tutorial. Though not a logo tutorial per se, the effect and textures can easily be applied to any logo design. Very clear and easy to follow.


Create a Fly Logo Design, Part 241
This tutorial focuses on the process of creating a logo for a Web design client. It covers developing a logo from concept to completion and working with the client throughout the process.


Virtual DJ43
In this detailed tutorial, you will learn how to design this beautiful DJ smile. The tutorial is not specific to logos, but the process and tools used here may be very helpful when it comes to actually creating one.


Mac OS X Logo45
Learn how to design an awesome Mac OS X logo wallpaper.


Create a Retro Logo47
Your logo is much more than a corporate badge. After all, if you’re in the design business, it ought to reflect the “design” as much as the “business.” Here, the artist puts a new twist on a classic ’70s illustration-based Blaxploitation logo.


Euroleague 3D Logo49
Draw 3-D Euroleague logo using Photoshop and Corel drawing tools, gradient fills and 3-D effects.


Star Wars Text Effect51
In this tutorial, the artist works on the Star Wars text effect, which you could also implement in your logo project.


Umbrella Corporation logo53
The Umbrella Corporation is a fictional bio-engineering pharmaceutical company that appears in the Resident Evil series of survival-horror games by Capcom and in the film adaptations. In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, you’ll create Umbrella Corporation logo.


Create an Origami Logo55
By creating the origami logo in this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll get a little taste of one of the logo trends predicted for 2009.


Create a Logo Identity57
If you’re setting up shop on your own, you’ll need a logo. Follow Alan Wardle’s advice on creating a unique design.


3D Logo Tutorial59
In this tutorial, you’ll start making a logo shape, put it in rough 3-D and then finish it in Photoshop. So easy even a beginner can do it.


How to Create the Volkswagen Logo61
This tutorial shows you how to draw the legendary Volkswagen emblem, using layer styles, radial gradients and the polygonal lasso selection tool (to do the tracing part).


The Amazing Spiderman63
Learn how to easily make the Amazing Spiderman logo for a wallpaper.


Cool Music Logo on a Grunge Background65
You will find these techniques to make a logo and background for a cool grunge-style website outstanding.


3D Encide Logo Tutorial (PSD Included)67
A great tutorial, showing the entire process of making a logo in Photoshop.


How to Make an Awesome Logo69
In this tutorial, the artist documents the entire process of creating a logo, from start to finish. He encourages you to open up Photoshop and follow each step, which would help you learn a lot more than by just reading it.


The Chronicles of Narnia Logo71
In this tutorial, the artist shows you how to create the “Chronicles of Narnia” logo, such an outstanding piece of artwork.


Create Rainbow Logos with Warped Grids73
Warped Grids are an easy technique, but very versatile, too, and you will be able to use it in all sorts of designs. In this case, the artist uses it for a logo.


3-D Glossy Box Logo75
Create a 3-D glossy box logo in this amazing Photoshop tutorial.


Sony Ericsson Logo77
In this tutorial, the artist makes Sony Ericsson logo in about 20 minutes. Besides doing this, you will learn how to save time, change layer styles and re-use copies of your original effects and forms. So let’s go.


Versus Inspired Photoshop Logo Tutorial79
This Adobe Photoshop tutorial shows you how to create a rounded logo, inspired by the Versus cable network. This tutorial, in which gradients and layer styles are used, is great for all Photoshop users, from beginner to intermediate.


Glowing and sparkling intense light 3d logo81

In this tutorial Artist going to teach you how to create a glowing and sparkling intense light 3D glow logo. This tutorial shows different techniques.


Creating a Retro Logo83

In this tutorial Artist will try to show you how he normally make his pics look retro.


Brainstorm9 Logo Process85
Comprehensive Briefing the design process of Brainstorm #9 Logo.


Logo Presentation Tutorial87
This tutorial will teach you how to present your logotype, simulating a macro photo of the logo printed on paper.


Logo Design Articles and Resources

2009 Logo Design Trends89


Logo Design Creation Process from Start to Finish by Expert Graphic Designer, Mark Misenheimer91


10 Things to Expect from Your Logo Designer93


How Google Got Its Colorful Logo95


5 Vital Logo Design Tips97


The Logo Design Process of Top Logo Designers99


Logo Design Process for Just Creative Design’s Award-Winning Logo101


The World’s Best Logo Designers103


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Aquil Akhter is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 8 years. He also runs the blog webdesigncore.com, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

  1. 1

    Ricky Salsberry

    May 2, 2009 10:04 am

    Normally I find the lists at Smashing to be, well, smashing!

    This list, however, is pretty horrible.
    “How to apply this gradient”
    “How to apply this green treatment”
    “How to make your piss-poor logo look like a shiny marble”
    “How to create swirlies a-la every-trendy-kid of 2007″

    Nothing here gets to the core of true logo design: concept, black-value, legibility, reproducibility, simplicity, communication… etc..

    It’s all effects. Anyone who bases their ‘design’ off of these tutorials is doing a disservice to their client and the industry. Sorry.

  2. 52

    thanks for the post I can keep myself busy with these tutorials

  3. 103

    Absolutely Amazing Post!

    Every example gives something wonderful knowledge of Logo Creativity. In spite of being a specialized in LOGO designer, I did learn (and will continue to learn) from this very useful resource.

    Tons of Thanks to ALL of YOU….for inspiring Us.

    Murtaza Ali.

  4. 154

    pretty horrible examples. at best it looks like an article from 2006, written by a ps beginner discovering “effects”.

  5. 205

    sama creation

    May 3, 2009 5:43 am

    thanks for the post I

  6. 256

    I have to agree with some of the others– not all these logos would pass the basic tests of a good all-round logo: scalable, readable in b&w, etc. You can take whole classes in logo and identity design, so I know it’s a large topic to cover. But I think a big part of these lists is determining what the logo needs are/were for each case– if it’s purely for web, than creating the logo in Photoshop is perfectly fine. I think that would be a great post topic here in the future.

  7. 307

    some cool ressources here, thanks for the inspiration.


  8. 358

    awesome, thanks a bunch!

  9. 409

    I love you, smashing!

  10. 460

    Another amazing post. Thanks Smashing Magazine! Some of the tutorials really helped.

  11. 511

    Awesome logos for inspiration! AND with tutorials! Thanks Smashing!

  12. 562

    Absolutely brilliant! Thank you very much…

  13. 613

    Excellent post! Thank you so much for this very usefull colection!

  14. 664

    Really cool, makes me think a little further outside that box.

  15. 715

    Some great resources here in one place. There is a big difference though between designing something and building it, the MyNiteLife example is indeed about design but the Firefox example is all about production and really tells nothing about the design process. Both are useful, but “design” doesn’t encompass both skills.

    As a production artist in the commercial print industry for almost 20 years the differences in skill sets have been made abundantly clear, I’ve earned a lot of money taking cool looking designs and reproducing them into digital files that are actually useful in production. At least 90% of the files we receive from designers are pure garbage from a production sense and have to be completely rebuilt. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) most designers have no clue their files are junk. There is an entire economy of fixing bad art.

  16. 766

    I always love smashing collections. This one is also a very interesting collection on logo designing. As a logo designer it would help me alot regarding color correction and use of emblems.

  17. 817

    Great jobs!!!

  18. 868

    This is a GREAT piece of blogging. I love it when I find something online that really helps to boost the industry and make us designers better at what we do. Keep up the good work.

  19. 919


    thank you so much for posting…

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    Catherine Williams

    June 18, 2009 9:48 pm

    I am flattered by your creation. I want to be inspired by you. Will u help with my site?

  21. 1021

    affordable logo design

    September 10, 2009 1:26 am

    wow nice and creative logo design

  22. 1072

    I like my nite life logo

  23. 1123

    these are alright.

  24. 1174

    love the bow the vivid ways logo ( http://vividways.com/ )
    weird how it looks like the google wave logo..

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  26. 1276

    awesome collections

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    Ch Waseem Sajjad

    January 7, 2010 4:40 am

    Amazing, its owsum……..nice collection

  28. 1378

    Really very creative and inspiring.

  29. 1429

    I am just falling love with these designs thanks for sharing

  30. 1480

    Great logo

  31. 1531

    I liked the firefox logo design tutorial. The link is given in this blog post. Its detailed and step by step so that even novices understand it…


  32. 1582

    Amazing logo design resources.

    I also agree with Paul’s comment that :-
    At least 90% of the files we receive from designers are pure garbage from a production sense and have to be completely rebuilt. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) most designers have no clue their files are junk. There is an entire economy of fixing bad art.


  33. 1633

    بسیار سایت جذلب و زیبا و پر محتوایی دارین خیلی حال کردم با این همه حجم کامل اطلاعات .و خیلی حسرت می خورم از اینکه چرا دیر با این سایت آشنا شدم.
    تقاضا می کنم در صورت امکان راهنمایی بفرمایید که آیا می شود مطالب را به صورت pdf و یا نشریه تهیه نمود.
    مجددا خسته نباشید و تشکر فراوان به خاطر این سایت عالی که دارید.

  34. 1684

    I’m really interested in the simple 3D logo, but the link is broken. It takes you to one of those cheesy search related landing pages.

    Hook it up with another tutorial. Keep it simple – illustrator/photoshop.

    Great list otherwise,Thanks!

  35. 1735

    Great i like it..!

  36. 1786

    It is an amazing logo pack. Thanks for this discover, I love vividways and 3D logo

  37. 1837

    Hi…This is really nice collections.


  38. 1888

    I really love these smashing collections…

  39. 1939

    dap an de thi dai hoc

    May 13, 2010 12:51 am

    thank for sharing, i love Create a 3D Glossy Box Logo in Photoshop :D

  40. 1990

    Esta muy bien los tutoriales y poder aplicarlos en nuevos diseños y composiciones para darle una opción diferete a las ya hechas, sigamos inovando, saludos

  41. 2041

    great work again!!!

  42. 2092

    This tutorial really helped me to create a cool Logo for my new tattoo parlor. I will show you the website with the logo, after I am done with the rest of the design.

  43. 2143

    tankes soo match!

  44. 2194

    Awwwwww… lovely… it helps me alot. thanks buddy

  45. 2245

    koosol.com worked for my logo. i am very happy with that. you can also get professional logo service at affordable price.


  46. 2296

    Thanks for the huge amount of premium graphic design resources it has really inspired me, please check some of my work at:
    I´ll really apreciatte some feedback from you, thank you.

  47. 2347

    Thanks for the info.

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  49. 2449

    great logo designs

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