Part Two: Making Shape Example
This is the hardest part of logo creation, define logo that you need, break down the shape parts in your mind, and decide how to do it properly, in the right sequence
Find a Shape to be Our Example
I’ve been learning some tutorial from youtube, and I’ve been a great fans of ‘Irfan Prastiyanto’. He has made some awesome Tutorial, so we can pick one of his logo shapes.
There are other choices, of course.
Nick Saporito Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEQXp_fcqwPcqrzNtWJ1w9w
Yoga Perdana: https://dribbble.com/yoga
My choice would be a modification of Telkom Vision Logo that is easy enough to implement as an example. I’m not a pirate of somebody’s hardwork so we have to modify the logo. While this original logo using five corners, our new logo is going to use seven corners.
The final version of this article would be similar to this preview:
The Polygon Layer
The earliest step would be copying our last template, and renaming it from ‘logo-template (01).svg’ to ‘logo-shape (01).svg’ After that. Open the new ‘logo-shape (01).svg’ file.
Let’s make a new ‘Polygon’ layer inside ‘Basic Shape’ layer. And choose that layer as our current working layer.
Create a transparent circle as a guidance. We need the circle to transparent so we can see the position of each shape, one on top the other, later.
Position: 0px horizontal, 0px vertical.
Size: 1000px width x 1000px height
Create a Polygon with 7 corners. Start click, snapping from center of document (handle guide to origin). And release at top most of the circle. The snap will place at top most of the circle.
Create a Rectangle, to make a divider line.
Position: 500px horizontal, 500px vertical.
Size: 10px width x 500px height
We need to move the rotation center. So prepare snap toolbar to enable Rotation Center.
click the rectangle. Zoom at selection, click again so we can see the rotation center (+). Move the rectangle rotation center to circle object center.
We need to enable snap corners to do below operation.
Duplicate this divider line, click so we can see the rotation tool. Click the top-left rotation, and drag to first left corner of the septagon. Release when you see (x) marking on the corner of the septagon.
Continue until the seventh corner, select all seven divider line and group them at once. Move the divider group rotatin center to center of the circle.
![Part Two: Divider Lines Rotation Center][image-p02-div-lrot-cen]
Mirror the group, by duplicate it first, then click menu (Object - Flip Horizontal)
Create ‘Umbrella’ layer inside the ‘Content’ layer.
Back to ‘Polygon’ layer, choose three objects, duplicate, and move it to ‘Umbrella’ layer.
Mirrored Didivder Line
Back to ‘Umbrella’ layer as current working layer. Disable visibility of ‘Polygon’ layer.
In ‘Umbrella’ layer, choose those two divider line groups, and Ungroup. Then click menu (Path - Union).
Select Polygon and Unioned Divider, then click menu (Path - Difference).
Now we get the umbrella like shape.
Let’s disable visibility of the ‘Umbrella’ layer. Enable visibility of the ‘Polygon’ layer. And go back to ‘Polygon’ layer.
Select The any of Divider Group, Duplicate, and Move it to ‘Umbrella’ layer.
Let’s go back to ‘Umbrella’ layer. Disable visibility of the ‘Polygon’ layer. And enable visibility of the ‘Umbrella’ layer.
Select Umbrella shape, and set opacity to 30% or else to differ it from the divider lines. And click menu (Path - Break Apart).
Create Inner circle.
Position: 300px horizontal, 300px vertical.
Size: 400px width x 400px height
Select divider lines group, then click menu (Object - Flip Vertical) Intersection of the circle and the divider lines would our new guidance.
Select one of the umbrella leaf, duplicate, and snap the corner to inner circle intersection. Then do this for all the other six leaves.
For each leaf, choose inner and outer, and click menu (Path - Difference).
Now you can safely remove the divider line group.
And move the inner circle to ‘Polygon’ layer.
We’re almost done with this star shape result.
Select all leaf from star shape, and click menu (Path - Union).
Create Ellipse from Circle in the middle of document. And Rotate 45 degree using Transform Tool.
Position: 50px horizontal, 150px vertical.
Size: 900px width x 700px height
Select both Star Shape and Ellipse, and click menu (Path - Intersection).
Object and Path
The next section require, two kind of logo.
Logo as Object. Optionally Groupped.
Logo as one single union Path.
We’re done with making the shape, but there are still more steps to go.
You can review our tutorial in this SVG source.
To be concluded