Beginner Illustrator Tutorial Vintage Logo Design

Beginner Illustrator Tutorial Vintage Logo Design

In Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials by Jason Secrest

Beginner Adobe Illustrator Vintage Logo Design

Beginner Adobe Illustrator vintage logo design tutorial on how to draw a logo using pent tool, fills, strokes, and vintage distressing effects. We will then add a vintage texture in Adobe Photoshop.

Pen Tool

We will be using our 2 step approach to the pen tool. The first is using straight lines to just get down our anchor points. We will then be using the convert anchor tool to create curves and handles.

Flat Color

Using live paint is a fast way of getting down flat color in enclosed areas without having to use pathfinder to create shapes.


Adding textures in Photoshop is an easy way of adding textures without having to clean up your layers in Illustrator. It can be done in Illustrator in your Transparency Menu or Layers Mode.

Beginner Adobe Illustrator Vintage Logo Design

Using Resource Folder

1. Place the anchor point guide into NEW illustrator document and scale to fit the 5″x 5″ artboard. In your layers menu select Template Layer. Create a New layer ABOVE IT for inking.

Using the Pen Tool

2. Trace the image using the shape and pen tool. There should be no fill when using the pen tool. Use straight line and the convert anchor point tool to create your curves.

Custom Brushes

3. Add OUR custom brushes library to create variation in your lines. Expand the lines and use the eraser tool to erase overlapping or unwanted lines. Unite brushes in pathfinder panel.

Using Live Paint

4. Select All – Object- Live Paint. Fill in flat colors wIth our color palette or find others on Object – Expand live paint. Ungroup (3X) or until you can select individual shapes.

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