40 Tutorials and Techniques for Creating Business Logos

by . August 31st, 2010


A logo alludes to its company’s identity in its appearance and visual impact; that’s how it starts branding. Seeing how important it is, we designers must not underestimate the potential of this simple graphic, and instead hone our skills as much as possible in creating and polishing logos, as well as understanding what makes logos work.

These following logo design tutorials either show you what processes went behind the logos you see on the Net today, as well as guide you on how to create new ones of your own. Some even teach you how to make enhanced versions of popular logos, or present your logo in a way that looks more realistic. Go through this collection and improve your logo designing skills through them; we hope they help you make your next logo designs pop and sparkle like wow!

Firefish Photoshop Tutorial


This is a simple and straightforward tutorial. Learn the technique behind the popular logo with this Mozilla Firefox inspired Firefish emblem.

Create Rainbow Logos With Warped Grids

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PSD Tuts demonstrates a variety of ways on how to make rainbow-colored logos. With
the trademark that is so PSD Tuts, they use their own logo in this exciting tutorial.

Drawing a Good Logo

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This article will help you understand the different factors that go into logo-making. This is not an actual step-by-step tutorial but if you are new at making logos, this one is a must-read!

The Amazing Spiderman


This fun tutorial shows you how to make a Spiderman logo in a few simple steps. Have fun and learn how to get the action into your own screens.

Sikbox Logo Design Process

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Logo-making definitely is an art. Learn the basic concepts behind the Sikbox logo in this cool post.

How to make an awesome logo

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Grasp basic logo concepts and create a logo from there. This post will show you how to create this logo.

Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways

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See the V and W on that wave? See more in this cool tutorial. It will demonstrate how to make this colorful logo step-by-step.

Create a retro logo

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Get that great ol’ feeling back and incorporate that to your logo, add the spice of a good image and a dash of this type font–and viola! A retro logo this cool. See how it has been done, step-by-step.

3D Max Globe Logo Tutorial

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Learn how to make this logo straight on 3DMax!

Brainstorm #9 Logo Process


A good logo can always become better. See how this logo was conceived from sketch to finish, from a good one to something even better!

Create an Amazing Ad in Photoshop

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Create a fiery Nike logo the Abduzeedo way in 16 easy steps.

How to Design the Firefox Logo in Photoshop

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This looks exactly like the real thing, right? Learn the technique on how to do it as exactly as this one.

How to Make a Badass WordPress Logo

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Simulated light and shadow gives a logo the 3D feel, like in the case of this rendition of the classic WordPress logo. Learn how to make the effects that will make the different details on your logo stand out.

Create a Simple Logo in Photoshop

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Are you opting for something simple this time? Learn how to make a minimalistic logo using Photoshop.

Logo Design Project Step by Step Walkthrough

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Learn the logo-making process for this logo, from conceptualization to the finished product. Learn the techniques as they have been done on Illustrator.

Designing a Logo


This tutorial shows you in a few simple steps how to make a straightforward honey bee inspired logo in Illustrator.

Modern Green Logo

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Logo creation is sometimes very tricky and difficult. Let us try it the easy way this time. This tutorial will show us how to make a modern green logo in 9 easy steps.

Create a Silhouette Logo for a Steak House Restaurant in Adobe Illustrator

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Doing logos in black and white is sometimes the best way to go. It works well for many businesses since logos in one tone is easier to reproduce, and it can be used on any background or accompanying image, like this logo for Lone Star Steaks.

Digg Logo Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

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Many websites prefer simple logos, like Digg. It is in many ways easy to recognize and remember. Learn how to make this Digg logo in Adobe Illustrator.

Origami Swan Logo in Photoshop

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Origami is a Japanese art of folding paper into many different things, like in this case, a swan. Learn how to make a paper swan logo in Photoshop, fold by fold.

Create a Cool Music Logo on a Grunge Background

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For something simple yet grungy at the same time, try out this tutorial on Photoshop.

Quick Logos with Live Trace in Adobe Illustrator

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Make this logo in 12 easy steps.

Create a black and white logo

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a monogram logo using circles and lines. Yes, it will be in black and white.

Logo Presentation Tutorial

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Learn how to simulate a macro photo of a printed logo with this tutorial.

Create an Origami Logo

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In 7 easy steps, learn how to create that folded paper feel on Photoshop. The post also contains a similar tutorial for Illustrator!

Photoshop Logo Jelly Remake


Making the illusion of depth and clarity is getting easier with technology. In this tutorial, learn how to make reflections and shadows using Photoshop, and end up craving for this delicious jelly candy inspired logo.

Mac – Colorful Design

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Create a colorful Mac logo in a few simple steps using Photoshop.

Dache: Logo Design Process

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Know the story behind the logo.

Create the Toyota Logo

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Can you see the letter T in Toyota’s logo? Here, you will learn how to make your own Toyota logo from scratch.

How to Design a Logotype from Conception to Completion

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Learn how to make a literally purple lemon logo in Illustrator.

How to Create a Stylish Cubism Inspirired Logo

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Another origami inspired logo tutorial. Here, you will also learn how to put texture to your “folded” paper design.

Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment


Learn how to make a “green” logo. Vector Tuts will illustrate how to create the logo in this simple 24-step tutorial.

Pepsi Logo

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Using Photoshop, recreate the popular Pepsi logo with the help of this tutorial.

Google Chrome Logo Design

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Render your own Google Chrome logo in Photoshop.

Volks Logo Tutorial

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Could you make this logo in 6 easy steps? You can! Just click the link and learn how.

Logo Design Creation Process from Start to Finish by Expert Graphic Designer – Mark Misenheimer

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If you have been commissioned to do a logo, it will always boil down to what the client wants. In this post, you will see the different factors that need to be taken into consideration in the logo-creation process.

Create the Audi Logo

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Sometimes circles are more than just geometric shapes. Sometimes, they make a logo! Learn how to make the 3D effects on this logo straight on Illustrator.

Photoshop skodaauto company logo stock photo in Photoshop


Another circular logo. Circles really work well for logos; that’s why they are popularly used. Learn how this logo has been done in Photoshop.