How to Add Clear Space to Logos

August 2, 2020


Hey, logo designers, today I'd like to show you how you can add padding or clear space to your logos when you export them from Logo Package Express.


In order to add padding, we need to go to the padding tab in the settings page to get to the settings. You can go to the upper right corner of the panel and click the gear icon. There are several tabs here, but today we're going to be looking at the padding tab in order to add padding.


All you need to do is come down to the fields and enter the amount of padding that you would like to include.


I'm going to do 20 pixels and instantly you can see that the padding has been applied to all of the artboards. You may want to apply padding unevenly or in different amounts on each side of your logo. In order to do that, you just click the link icon until it's broken. Then you can add custom amounts for anything you want. Really? I'm going to change it back to the way it was before. I'll turn the link on and I will put in 20 pixels.


You can change the unit for your padding by going to the unit dropdown and choosing any of the available units. Let's say we wanted to add one 3p to each side. This is in picas.


I've entered it and it's automatically updated on the artboards.


One really common way for determining clear space is to use an element of the logo itself to figure out how much space should be allowed around the logo. In this example, I've used the "L" from the Leaf Logotype to make sure my padding is correct. All I need to do is select this element and copy its height. Once I do that, I can return to the logo package working document and I can set this to pixels and put in the height that I just copied from the other document.


I will paste that in and check to make sure that everything came out correctly. So it's great on top, I rotate. It's good on the sides. And lastly. It is accurate on the bottom. So there you have it, that's how you can use Logo Package Express to add padding to your logos. Thanks for watching.

Keep your clients in check with clear space

Use Logo Package Express to add clear space around your logos. With clear space in your files, your clients will never be able to put their logos too close to other design elements.

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