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Naveen Mahesh
How to make this image for myself? It seems easy but...
on Oct 30, 2016 at 1:47:01 pm

Hi,

I want to make a logo (adobe illustrator file .ai) out of this image in attachment. Can someone help?



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Vincent Rosati
Re: How to make this image for myself? It seems easy but...
on Oct 31, 2016 at 3:03:09 am

Hi Naveen - Yes, it should be relatively simple. Do you have any experience using Illustrator?

You'd use the Ellipse Tool.
Then you could use the Scissor Tool to cut the circles in half, and drag them apart.
Then you could connect them, to add the straight lines, with the Pen Tool.
However, don't join the 4 corners that have the overlay effect (you can join then, but you'll have to cut them later).

After your structure is complete, you can adjust the stroke weights in the Stroke Palette.
This is also where you would add the rounding effect to the points.

After your rough shapes are correct, duplicate the structure and Object > Expand.

Now you can start working on the gradients.
Save your color swatches.
Add them to the objects using the Gradient palette.

You'll use the Transparency palette to achieve the overlay effects, at the 4 corners and the 2 section where the arches overlap. Though, I'm not sure which transparency mode you'll need. Just try them all, until you find the correct one.

I may have missed some steps, but let us know.

Vince

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Naveen Mahesh
Re: How to make this image for myself? It seems easy but...
on Oct 31, 2016 at 3:23:42 am

Thanks Vince very much. I'll try what you've suggested and revert in few hours


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Naveen Mahesh
Re: How to make this image for myself? It seems easy but...
on Oct 31, 2016 at 8:10:08 am

I've managed this much. Now I want to connect the paths for the top and bottom parts as seen. How do I do that? Currently top half is 2 semi circle paths with two straight line paths and similarly at the bottom.



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Naveen Mahesh
Re: How to make this image for myself? It seems easy but...
on Oct 31, 2016 at 10:13:34 am

Vince, thanks to your guidance, I've come this far. What am I doing wrong? How to get those dotted effects on the corners?



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Vincent Rosati
Re: How to make this image for myself? It seems easy but...
on Oct 31, 2016 at 5:19:27 pm

Almost there.



It just like like your overshooting your horizontal lines a little bit.
Tighten them up a bit.
I noticed a specific step, as I redrew the logo...
In the end, you'll have 4 vector objects.
But before you expand them (or, Outline > Stroke) set the paths to use: Round Cap and Miter Joint, in the Stroke palette.

You can Shift + Eyedrop to pull the exact colors from the raster image.

Vince

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Naveen Mahesh
Re: How to make this image for myself? It seems easy but...
on Nov 1, 2016 at 6:42:57 am

Vince,

This is amazing. I've learn so many things in making this one image itself. Please take a look and tell me if I've completed it correctly.



Many many thanks for your kind help.


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Vincent Rosati
Re: How to make this image for myself? It seems easy but...
on Nov 1, 2016 at 12:13:07 pm

That looks absolutely perfect! It makes me happy looking at it.

Vince

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