You are part of the rebel alliance and a traitor. Therefore you need to know how to make the Star Wars rebel insignia in Illustrator. Inspired by seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which brought back all the OG memories, I felt compelled to do an Illustrator vector tutorial on how to create that iconic symbol of the rebellion. For those of you who wish me to make the insignia of the Empire as well…I will have to think about it. I have no wish to aid the enemy. This Star Wars rebel insignia logo is truly just made up of a few shapes: circles, a diamond, some ovals and 2 little curvy triangles. This tutorial will show you how to use the Pathfinder to your advantage. The Pathfinder is one of the most important and useful tools in Illustrator. It will help you learn how to cut out shapes in a time-saving manner, so that you may make better use of your time in your Jedi training. Do or do not. There is no try.
Have no fear of the Gradient Tool in Adobe Illustrator! This is a Beginner’s Tutorial on how to get started with your mad gradient skills. No advanced mesh or 3D tools needed to make your graphics and type fade lovingly in and out – just use the Gradient Tool Palette and play around until you see what you like. Just remember – when you want your type to have a gradient, outline it first. Then use the sliders to pick your colors. If you want one end of the gradient to fade out into nothingness – just change the opacity to zero. This is your first step into a larger world of logo design and illustration. Go forth!
It’s easy to give your logos, type and graphics a 3D look using the Extrude and Bevel Tools in Adobe Illustrator. Here is another longer tutorial explaining how to go about just that, plus learn how to give it a gold, silver, copper and any other metallic-looking surface. There are metal gradients built in to the Illustrator Swatches which makes it even easier.
I’m using the Twitter logo in this tutorial as a shout out to my followers on Twitter who have been kind enough to leave comments and ask questions. I am taking requests, so please feel free to tweet me @1MinDigital. I hope this video is fun and helpful for you!