How To Design A Logo with Inkscape

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In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a simple logo with Inkscape. The font I’ll be using in the tutorial is called Kirsty and can be downloaded here. Just make sure that you install the font before opening up Inkscape, otherwise the font won’t populate in the Inkscape font library.

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The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to create this design. More experienced users can probably get the hang of it just be seeing the steps depicted, but for everyone else I would recommend watching the video tutorial at the top of the page. It has complete step-by-step instructions with voice narration.

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The first thing we’re going to do is create a series of perfectly round circles that overlap with each other. The intersection area (indicted in red in the image below) will make up the shape of the logo design.

We’re going to pay special attention to the spacing between the 3 circles because if it’s not equal then we’ll end up with a shape that isn’t symmetrical.

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Next, we’re going to use Strokes and the Stroke To Path function in order to create a boarder around the shape with some negative space padding within it.

Once we’ve done that we will add our text and center it up on the page, then delete a portion of the shape where the text will go, add some accent pieces, and finally, add a few stars to top it off.

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You don’t necessarily have to use stars. You can use whatever imagery you’d like there, or you can even leave it blank.

We can now bring the opacity all the way up to 100% and color it in however you’d like, and with that, our design is complete! We have created a simple but professional-looking logo using Inkscape.

Finished Inkscape logo design

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Nick Saporito

Nick Saporito is a Philadelphia-based graphic designer who specializes in branding-specific design. A full portfolio and information regarding services offered can be found at LogosByNick.com.

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