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Logo Recreation (Advanced)

Due Date: September 10 (There is only a one day salvage date for this assignment)

Logo Reconstruction Advanced

Watch this video on using Pathfinder first!

Now, watch this video on how to use Guides & Grids

  1. Open your Logo Recreation project in Illustrator
  2. Select the Android logo and make sure that it is all one piece (not separate overlapping shapes.
  3. Copy the Android logo
  4. Paste the android log into a new Illustrator document
  5. Use Transform (under Window, on the menu bar) to stretch out the Android Logo until it is 370 points wide (type in "370 pt" in the little boxes - make sure that the little link button is enable to constrain the proportions first).
  6. Under “File,” change the Document Color Mode to RGB
  7. Use the “Export” command in Illustrator to export this document as a Photoshop (PSD) file, saving the file as “Android Logo” in your Logo Recreation folder 
  8. Click “Save”
  9. When the Export window comes up, use these settings:

     Close Illustrator
  10. Open Adobe Photoshop
  11. Go to “Open”
  12. Navigate to “Android Logo.psd” file and open it

What you should see looks like this:


The gray and white grid pattern represents transparency – no color.

Photoshop is a “layer heavy” application, meaning that it relies less on shapes and elements and more on layers and what is on those layers. There are ways to create shapes in Photoshop, but it is not Photoshop main focus or priority.

This android logo needs to be modified, to make it far more eye appealing.

  1. Go to Window
  2. Select “Layers”
  3. Select the android layer is selected by clicking on the actual android layer 
  4. Click on the layer “fx” button (short for Effects)
  5. Choose “Gradient Overlay”
  6. Click on the Gradient Overlay color strip and change it from Black&White to “Blue, Red, Yellow” 

Your image should now look like this:

  1. One the Tool Box palette, click on the “custom” shape button 
  2. On the Properties Bar (underneath the top menu bar), click, on the “Shape” options and select the Heart shape 
  3. Draw a heart on the Android
  4. Use the Layer FX to color the heart red by choosing “Color Overlay” and then selecting Red.
  5. Select “Outer Glow” and change
    1. Spread: 13
    2. Size: 35
  6. Select “Bevel & Emboss” Use these settings:


  1. Hold the “Shift” key and select both layers
  2. Click on the “Link layers” button at the bottom of the Layer’s Pallette This will link the layers to that they move and resize at the same time.
  3. Select “Edit” from the menubar
  4. Select “Transform”
  5. Select “Scale”
  6. Hold the “Shift” key and grab the corners of the image to rescale it, give an adequate amount of breathing room around so there is space between the edge of the document and the android logo itself
  7. Click “Enter” when you have completed scaling the image
  8. On your android layer (Layer 1), click on the FX button and add the “Drop Shadow” effect
  9. Set the drop shadow “distance” to 12
  10. Add a “Stroke” effect
  11. Set the Stroke’s Position to “Inside”
  12. Change the Stroke’s color to Green Your image should look like this:
  13. Save your file
  14. Save your file again, this time as a .JPG file (“Android Logo.jpg”)