Logotype design

Using you can create effective commercial illustrations in no time. Tom Knight shows you how by creating an illustrated logotype featuring spot colours and colour separations

In today's fast-paced environment, artists and designers need to learn as many shortcut ways of working as possible to speed up the creative process. While I can illustrate by hand, as a commercial artist I'm always looking for new tricks and techniques I can use to produce work faster and more effectively.

In this tutorial I'll show you that creating custom illustrations and logo elements within CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 can be a simple process and doesn't always require expert penmanship. In fact, if you have a good eye and a steady hand, you can tackle just about any commercial illustration project using these techniques.

Beyond the illustration tips in this tutorial you'll see that you can set up bitmap images and objects in CorelDRAW X3 that will be supported by the application's spot colour features. These spot colour bitmap objects can then be automatically colour separated within CorelDRAW's print engine. This spot colour support of bitmap objects in CorelDRAW is one of the application's most powerful features, especially for artists and designers who work with spot colour projects on a regular basis.

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