Create a Brewery Logo

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a brewery logo in Picta Graphic for Mac.

For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid, how to create several basic shapes and how to easily place them in the center of your canvas. Using the Layers panel, you will learn how to cleverly organise your vector shapes.

Moving on, you will learn how to add text on a path and how to easily adjust it. Finally, you will learn how to add some subtle shading and highlights using the Effects pane.

Step 1

For this tutorial we'll create a 680 x 680 px document. Go to File > New (Command + N)to bring up the New Document panel. Select the Grid document style and set the document units to pixels. Set the document dimensions to 680 pixels wide by 680 pixels high and then click Choose to create your document.

Next, we'll adjust the document grid. Switch to the Grid pane in the Properties panel. You can easily open or close the Properties panel using that ruler icon. Change the X & Y Spacing to 5, set the Subdivisions to 0 and don't forget to enable Snap to Grid—all these features will make your work easier.

Keep in mind that you can quickly enable or disable the grid and the Snap to Grid feature using the Command + ' and the Command + Shift + ' keyboard shortcuts.

Step 2

Focus on the Toolbar and click the Stroke color well. Drag the Alpha slider to 0% which will simply make your stroke invisible. Click the Fill color well and replace the existing color with R=254 G=184 B=0.

Pick the Ellipse Tool (O), focus on your canvas and create a 390 px circle. Holding the Shift key will make it a lot easier for you to create a perfect circle.

Step 3

Make sure that your shape is still selected and go to the Alignment pane from the Properties panel. Simply click the Horizontal Centers and the Vertical Centers commands to easily move your selection in the center of the canvas.

Step 4

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to R=34 G=51 B=87. Using the Ellipse Tool (O), create a 370 px circle and don't forget to center it.

Step 5

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color back to R=254 G=184 B=0. Using the Ellipse Tool (O), create a 350 px circle and don't forget to center it.

Step 6

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to R=216 G=31 B=52. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 450 x 40 px shape and don't forget to center it.

Step 7

Pick the Move Tool (V) and select the largest yellow circle. First, hit Command + C to copy it, and then hit Command + Shift + V to add a copy in the same place.

Using the same tool and holding the Shift key, select your fresh copy along with that red rectangle. Move to the Path Tools pane from the Properties panel and simply click the Intersect command.

Step 8

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to R=34 G=51 B=87. Pick the Ellipse Tool (O), create a 250 px circle and don't forget to center it.

Step 9

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to R=247 G=235 B=188. Using the Ellipse Tool (O), create a 230 px circle and don't forget to center it.

Step 10

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to R=34 G=51 B=87. Using the Ellipse Tool (O), create a 210 px circle and don't forget to center it.

Step 11

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to R=216 G=31 B=52. Using the Ellipse Tool (O), create a 190 px circle and don't forget to center it.

Step 12

Focus on the Layers panel, double click the name of the existing layer and rename it "Main". Use the plus button from the bottom of the panel to add a second layer. Rename it "Text" and make sure that it stays selected, as the new objects you are about to create will go here.

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to white (R=255 G=255 B=255). Pick the Ellipse Tool (O), create a 270 px circle and don't forget to center it.

Step 13

Pick the Text Tool (T), click on your canvas and go to the Text pane from the Appearance panel—click the leftmost inspector panel icon to open or close the Appearance panel whenever you want.

Select the Montserrat font, change the style to Black, set the size to 40 pt and increase the Character Spacing to 4. Type the "ARTISANOS" piece of text, place it as shown below and set the color to R=216 G=31 B=52.

Step 14

Using the Move Tool (V), select your piece of text along with the white circle and go to Modify > Place Text on Path. This will simply place your text on the selected circle. Focus on your text and use that round handle to move the text on the path as shown in the second image.

Keep in mind that the text on the path is fully editable. Simply double-click it to change its content or its attributes.

Step 15

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to white. Pick the Ellipse Tool (O), create a 330 px circle and don't forget to center it.

Step 16

Pick the Text Tool (T) and add the "BREWERY CO." piece of text. Use the same font and color attributes, but increase the Character Spacing to 8.

Step 17

Select your new piece of text along with the white circle. First, go to Modify > Place Text on Path, and then go to Modify > Reverse Path Direction to flip your text on the other side of the shape. Use that round handle to move the text on the path as shown in the second image.

Step 18

Pick the Text Tool (T), add the "EST." piece of text and place it as shown in the first image. Use the same font and style, lower the size to 15 pt, set the Character Spacing to 1 and change the color to R=247 G=235 B=188.

Using the same tool and attributes, add the "1982" piece of text and place it as shown in the second image.

Step 19

Focus on the Layers panel and add a new layer. Rename it "Spike", make sure that it lies in the top of the panel and select it.

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to a random green. Pick the Ellipse Tool (O), create a 190 px circle and don't forget to center it.

Step 20

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to R=34 G=51 B=87. Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool (Shift + M), focus on the Tool Options bar and drag that Corner Radius slider to 30 pt. Create an 80 x 200 px shape and place it exactly as shown in the following image.

Step 21

Select your green circle along with the rounded rectangle and click the Intersect button from the Path Tools pane. Make sure that the resulting shape is selected and replace the existing Fill color with R=34 G=51 B=87.

Step 22

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to R=34 G=51 B=87. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 10 x 25 px shape and place it as shown in the following image.

Step 23

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to R=254 G=184 B=0. Pick the Ellipse Tool (O), create a 20 x 35 px shape and place it as shown in the following image.

Step 24

Make sure that your tiny yellow shape stays selected, pick the Convert Anchor Tool (Shift + C) and simply click the top and bottom anchor points. In the end things should look like in the second image.

Step 25

Make sure that your tiny yellow shape is still selected and pick the Rotate Tool (R). Focus on the Tool Options bar, set the Angle to 45 degrees, and then click that Copy button.

Select the newly made shape, drag it down and place it as shown in the second image.

Step 26

Make sure that the shape added in the previous step is still selected and pick the Rotate Tool (R). Return to the Tool Options bar, set the Angle to 90 degrees, and then click that Copy button.

Select the newly made shape, drag it to the left and place it as shown in the second image.

Step 27

Multiply the rotated yellow shapes (Command + C > Command + V) and place the copies as shown in the following images.

Step 28

Select all your tiny yellow shapes, go to the Path Tools pane and click the Make Compound Path command. This will combine your selected shapes into a single object.

Step 29

Make sure that your compound path stays selected and focus on the Effects pane from the Appearance panel. Activate the existing Inner Shadow effect and select it. Drag the Size slider to 0 pt, enter 5 pt in the Y box, and then click the color well that stands for this effect. Drag the Alpha slider to 100% and replace the existing color with R=247 G=235 B=188.

Step 30

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to R=247 G=235 B=188. Using the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 10 x 45 px shape and two 10 x 80 px shapes. Place these new rectangles as shown in the following image.

Step 31

Focus on your Toolbar and set the Fill color to R=34 G=51 B=87. Using the Rectangle Tool (M), create two 10 x 130 px shapes and two 10 x 80 px shapes. Place these new rectangles as shown in the following image.

Step 32

Focus on the Layers panel, add a new layer and rename it "BG". Click and drag this new layer in the bottom of the panel and make sure that it stays selected.

Pick the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 680 px square and make sure that it covers your entire canvas.

Step 33

Return to the Layers panel and reselect that "Main" layer.

Select the largest yellow circle and focus on the Effects pane. Activate the existing Drop Shadow effect and select it. Drag the Size slider to 40 pt, enter 20 pt in the Y box, and then click the color well that stands for this effect. Drag the Alpha slider to 50% and replace the existing color with R=15 G=31 B=67.

Finished Design

Congratulations, you've finished the tutorial!

Hope you've enjoyed learning some of the techniques and processes presented in these steps. As always, feel free to adjust the final design and make it your own.

Graphic File: brewerylogo.idraw