Hello everyone. Today we will show you how to create the Mazda logo. Using basic tools like Elipse Tool (E), Pen Tool (P), Gradient Tool (G) you will create beautiful Madza logo. For beginners most difficult task is usage the Pen Tool to create curved shapes.
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour
Number of Steps: 10
1. Step one “Create new document”
Create new 1280 x 800 document. First you have to turn on Grid go to View > Grid and Snap to Grid View > Snap to Grid. After you turn on Grid create ellipse 800 x 600 but extend as shown in the screenshot then Click on Stroke and increase to 45 pt.
2. Step two “Copy-paste ellipse”
In second step click on ellipse and make a copy Control + C and Contro l+ V then using Selection Tool (V) extend elipse as shown in screenshot below you can use different color elipse to help orient.
3. Step three ” Divide ellipse”
Go the the Layers panel select the both of copies and go to expand shapes Object > Expand now we have two shapes and we have to divide it. Select both shapes and click on the Divide from the Pathfinder Tools after that click right key and select Ungroup.
4. Step four “Remove red shapes”
5. Step five “Stretch green ellipse”
Using Select Tool (V) select on green shapes and stretched to the edge of the blue forms. If necessary to improve details use Direct Selection Tool (A).
6. Step six “M shape”
This is the most difficult task for beginners “how to create M shape?”. You have to learn how to use Pen Tool (P) the only way is to practice your hand. Look at the image below and slowly drag the line until you get the same shape. Don’t panic beginners it’s easy.
7. Step seven “Reflect”
Select shape and click right key then select Transform>Reflect after you make reflection move shape to right side.
8. Step eight “Separate shapes”
Next step is separate shapes using Pen Tool (P) and Direct Selection Tool (A). Try to practice your hands to achieve precision of joining points. Follow the screenshot details and don’t make you nervous you will succeed. In the red circle you can see a dark shadow using Pen Tool (P) make a triangle and paint it in dark black color.
9. Step nine “colors”
To make the logo as the real like crome with glow use Gradient. After you select shapes go to Gradient on the left side toolbars and choose two colors of gray RGB #e6e6e6 and RGB#999999. For the manipulation of light use Gradient Tool (G). Make Time for Success!