How to Set Complex Logos

March 8, 2021


Hey, logo designers, today I want to talk to you about how you can set very complicated or illustrative type logos inside of Logo Package Express, so the more complicated a logo is, the more shapes it has, the more paths, the harder of a time Logo Package Express is going to have processing all of those shapes so we can do something to kind of trick it into working faster. And in fact, if you tried to set this logo right now, it may seem like it's actually going to crash.


Illustrator So here's how we're going to do this.


We need to select all of the artwork and then drag up a copy.


OK, we have a copy of her artwork now, what we're going to do is we're just going to make sure that everything is filled black and after we've got it filled black, we're going to go to our Pathfinder, which you can open up by going to window and then Pathfinder. And then I'm going to choose the Unite option. And this is going to combine all of these things into a single shape. All right, great.


Now we're ready to set our logo, so we'll set the logo.


And what this is doing is it's making an artboard. That's exactly the right size as the logo artwork that we want to export.


And then you're going to go ahead and make print logos or web logos, depending on which files you're trying to make first. And then we're going to generate all the artboards.


OK, perfect. Now, a principal of Logo Package Express is that anything that's on these artboards will get exported so you can make any edits you want. You can make changes, delete things, add things, anything you need to do to get your logos correct before you export.


So what we're going to do is go back and make a selection of our original artwork, copy it, come into the working file and delete every variation. That isn't the full color variation, because this logo, I'm really only concerned with getting the full color version. So I'm going to delete that as well and then make sure that you select the full color artboard paste in.


And then I'm going to just use the center vertically and horizontally options from the control panel.


And now the logo is inside of the artboard and it's ready to be exported. So this logo will now be exported with all the files in the naming and everything else that you've set up inside of your settings. And then you can go back and do the same thing when you generate your other set of logos. This will get you a full set of logos for really complicated or illustrative artwork inside of Logo Package Express. Thanks for watching.

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