Instead of Designing Macs Apple Logo, How about Design a Pear Logo!
In this tutorial we will learn how to design a logo of a company that sells pears! Looks like they are getting pretty high tech these days.
Note: As a General rule every step should have a new layer.
Create a new document with the following properties:
Width: 1000 pixels
Height: 800 pixels
Background Color: #b1f6ad
Now use the Ellipse Tool (m) and make a selection like below, fill that selection with black:
Follow the same procedure but this time create a smaller ellipse near the top of the other circle and slightly to the left. Also fill it with black.
With both of your circle layers selected press ctrl+t (transform) and then while altering the top left vertex press ctrl+alt which allows you to skew only one side of the pear that is taking shape, move the mouse to the left until it looks like below:
Now Press Ctrl+e to merge the topmost Circle with the Bottom Circle Layer
Then ctrl+click on the Layer Thumbnail this will generate a selection of your pair logo, go to Select > Modify > Contract and Contract the Selection by 10 pixels Fill that selection with white to come out with the following:
Do the same thing as last step except for this time Only Contract by 5 pixels Fill this selection with #31e727 To come out with:
The next few steps might be a little confusing but here goes:
ctrl+click the layer thumbnail of the “Green” part of the Pear
Pull out the Elliptical Marquee and Press Alt to do a Substraction Selection and Un-Select the Top Half of your pear
Press Ctrl + Shift + I to invert your selection
Fill the inverted Selection with White
You should come up with something like below, if you find the steps above hard to follow let me know, I might make a video tutorial of this one. but basically you have to make a selection like below: (doesn’t need to be exact) Press ctrl+alt+g while the white layer is selected to mask it to the “Green” Pair Layer.
Now you need to change that White Area to a Gradient of White to Transparent you can do this by duplicating the white layer, and then ctrl+clicking the thumbnail to make a selection of that layer, then fill it with a white to transparent gradient with a angle to the left, set the layer mode to “overlay” you should come out with below:
Now you need to add the following Inner Shadow to your “Green” Layer
Add a bunch of similar “Pear Spots” to the top left of your pear, fill them with #23a71c and then Set their Layer Opacity to 60% to come out with:
Use the Pen Tool to create a Stem Like Below:
And finally I added some text for the company, and some shadows around the edges:
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, let me know if you have any questions.
So what can we learn from designing a logo of a pear? Well you can learn how to design logos, and that designing logos of fruit is always a good idea! Look at Apple.
“Lt. Dan Invested in Some Fruit Company … Then we didn’t have to worry about money no more, and I said, Great! One less thing” – Forrest Gump