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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 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 Link

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, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

  1. 1

    Thanks again for a wonderful post. I’m in the middle of a logo design project and it’s nice to see how others approach the problem.

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    You are great again! Thanks!

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    Great post, I really enjoyed the Vivid Ways proces, beautiful logo. It’s always an inspiration to see how other people think and create. Thanks Smashing Magazin for sharing.

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    Awesome resource! Thanks a lot!

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    The Firefox logo is fantastic!

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    Thank you for the many links out to my articles and resources… also check out: and – thanks!

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    well the ff logo looks good on the screen but as a logo its just a fail :D

  8. 8

    Nice Resource !! I also recommend to Try design your own logo. It’s cheap, visionary and meaningful.

    DKumar M.

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    Great article! Smashing Mag rules! :)

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    Thanks very much for mentioning my webmynd logo design process article :^)

    Kind regards,
    David Pache

  12. 12

    awesome …
    very very inspiring n fresh

  13. 13

    This is priceless!! Thanks for this awesome post.

  14. 14

    Great Timing, Im in the process of designing a logo. Thanks Smashing

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    Simon Harlinghausen

    May 1, 2009 3:05 am

    AMAZING article.

    Fantastic sample and great works.

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    thax for this wonderful post ..

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    Thanks, I’m always on the look out for logo ideas!

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    Cool list! I’m twittering it! :)

    Btw, once you’re done with the logo, here are several guidelines on how designers create the logo usage guidelines.

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    Nils Rasmusson

    May 1, 2009 4:44 am

    Such timing. I need to redesign a logo this weekend. Thanks for the usual dose of creative inspiration, SM!

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    Stefano Marino

    May 1, 2009 5:17 am

    What a wonderful post my darling smashings

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    Some great logos, some ugly logos. But overall very helpful – thanks! :)

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    Disappointing how many of these fail some of the most basic logo design criteria like legibility, scalability, and one color application.

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    David Henderson

    May 1, 2009 5:50 am

    Fantastic selection here…

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    Firefox has the best logo ever.

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    Another superb and inspiring post !

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    Not sure if it’s mentioned in the tuts, but as a design blog, it should be your responsibility to lean people towards Illustrator rather than Photoshop. I remember being green and designing what I thought was a beautiful logo, only to be told that it needs to be a minimum of 300dpi to even consider printing, much less it being in RGB.

    You should preface this article with logo 101, as a lot of these are “make it in Photoshop”.

    Just sayin’.

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    WOAH very comprehensive, I also think more focus should have been towards illustrator.

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    Thanks for mentioning my Papercraft Text Effect!

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    Amazing… thank’s a Bunch… This is something Really Amazing you guys have done!

    Thanks… I Loved it!

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    It’s pretty but it’s not good design.

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    Sweeet Set!

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    Maria Tchijov

    May 1, 2009 8:17 am

    Thank you for the great inspiration! I’m working on a new logo for my small business and all of these provide great food for thought.

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    And here I was hoping to actually read about tips for good ‘logo design’ not ‘logo recreation’.

    Perhaps an article on actual logo principles needs to be thrown around the internet before we forget all of the important principles, such as; print reproduction, legibility and scalability, one-colour reproduction, readable type etc. etc. etc.

    Just a thought.

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    May 1, 2009 9:00 am

    I don’t know why but I can’t make logo’s. I think it’s because they are to simplistic.

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    I collected similar resource link earlier. : )

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    My logo tutorial is featured in here and I’ll be the first to tell you, it’s not a great tutorial. I wrote it several years ago and it’s based in photoshop and was meant to just be a tutorial for photoshop owners only and how to hack one together..

    What’s interesting is my tutorial seems to show up in most of these lists across different design blogs, and it’s only because it ranks high in google for logo tutorial related keywords.. it pretty much goes to show how the authors of these lists go about building them… But hey, I won’t complain from getting link love ;)

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    Nice article…

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    I have to say that I love the vivid ways logo so much! And the 3D logo tut is also nice.

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    I agree with Greg and Jwo. These are great to be used as inspiration and even learning techniques to things you didn’t know.. but Logos should be done in Illustrator and certainly many of these tutorials aren’t, and many of these so called logos break every rule when it comes to logo design. Many aren’t scalable, & many won’t look as good when you remove the gradients and move to a 1 color application. Nice article for inspiration but seems a bit irresponsible not to bring all that up.

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    This is an amazing logo resource, thanks!

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    I just want to thank you for the feature :) I really appreciate it.

    I hope also that my tut help in something of course :)

    This site is in my favs now. I have to see the other tuts and resources, for sure.

    Nuno Lopes

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    Thank you for featuring DryIcons’ Logo Design Process Tutorial.

    The introduction text for our tutorial is pasted from the Vectortuuts text, maybe you would like to get this right :)


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    Andrei Gonzales

    May 1, 2009 11:23 pm

    Typical smashing mag post. A few gems lost in a sea of garbage.

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    wow – great list of resources…thanks

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    I’m not sure if all of the tutorials should titled “designing ____ logo” as they lean more towards simply crafting the logo rather than going through the whole design process, which in turn can become very misleading, especially coming from a design blog. Though the process-based walkthroughs are pretty insightful.

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    One of the awesome posts I ever found on the net. I was looking for some resource to design 3D logos and here I got alot :)
    Thanks alot dude!

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    Rongen -

    May 2, 2009 1:13 am

    Very good collection of logo process. Worth a bookmark! Thank you.

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    Thanks very much! Nice post :)

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    Robert (InToGraphics at the forum)

    May 2, 2009 8:11 am

    Anyone know if there is a good list of which objects/subjects, convey what concept.
    You know, an owl or graduation hat, conveys the concept of study, education, wisdom.

    Any format web, book, etc.



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