Hello! Today I am going to be doing a tutorial on how to make a minimal letter logo!
Minimal TV logo for a friend, you cannot use it.
Minimal A logo for me, you cannot use it.
To Start Making Your Minimal Logo:
So, first you want to decide what you want your minimal logo to be like, I like to make mine based on letters, there are some letters that are harder than others like B and R, some easy letters include O, Z, V, T, D, S. You can also make a double letter logo, creativity has no bounds when making a letter logo so you can do anything you want, as long as you are happy with it.
Applications you can use include: Photoshop, Pixlr, Photopea, or any other application you are familiar with.
Step One :
First, pick a method, if you are using Pixlr, Photoshop or Photopea you should have a pen/lasso select polygon tool, you can then use this to draw out a minimal logo. Another option is to use basic shapes and edit them to look like a letter, both of the ones above were done in this way. One last method is the box method, this only works for certain letters like Z, S, N or some other double sided letter, this method is where you get a 500 x 500 square, and cut out a letter from it, when you are done it might look like the image below.
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Ok, so you chose a method now lets’s get into it, for this tutorial we are going to assume your minimal letter logo is the letter Z and your method is basic shapes. First, you might want a reference image, go to Google and search “minimal *insert your letter(s) here* logo”. You should not copy these but if you need inspiration this is a good place. For a Z there is an easy Method I like to do, first make two long rectangles (pick your desired width). Once done it should look similar to this:
Pretty simple just two rectangles, here’s the hard part. First get your first line and rotate it to be horizontal. Then, put it at the top left of your image. Get your second rectangle and rotate it until they look somewhat like a seven, when done it should look like this:
Now, this part is a bit hard to explain so I am recording a video to show you how.
Now that you have done that, merge your two layers, duplicate, and then mirror it. Center them, and it should look like this:
Now, you want to make it look more clean by flattening edges, stretching parts, etc. i have attached a video showing you how.
Now you need to change some more edges (if you want to), I do not like how long the sides of mine are, so I am going to add a diagonal cut to them, that way it looks more interesting. This step is essentially the step where you make adjustments until you have perfection.
And there we have it, a minimal Z (or seven) logo using the shape method!
If you liked this tutorial leave a comment, and I will make another article on the box, and selection methods!
Speedart video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAdM1jUudNU