Create an Eye-Catching Resume in Illustrator – part 2 - Creating a logo

Logo as graphic appeal is the often first impression you make on a potential employer. There are many different ways to create logo, but not all suit for the resume type. In order to create a printable logo, you have to find a tool that will create vector graphics for you.
The best tool for vector graphics is Adobe Illustrator. The following section I will work you through for how to create a logo using Illustrator:

Step 1

Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document then fill in the information as the following screen shown below:

step1

Step 2

1. Select View > Show Grid to turn on Grid.
2. Hit your Z key to select your zoom tool, click the zoom tool three times to set your environment at 300% magnification.

Step 3

1. Add a new layer by clicking on the “New Layer” icon in the Layers Palette.
2. Start by drawing a 14mm by 10.5mm ellipse with the Ellipse Tool (L). Fill the ellipse with color #00A4CF.

step2-oval-size

Step 4

1. Add a new layer by clicking on the “New Layer” icon in the Layers Palette.
2. Drawing a 7mm by 10.25mm ellipse with the Ellipse Tool (L). Fill the ellipse with color white.
3. With the new shapes selected, drag it into the center of the large ellipse. The positions: X = 135mm and Y = 182.6mm.

step4-small-oval-size

Step 5

1. Create another new layer.
2. Drawing a 17mm by 0.5mm rectangle with the Rectangle Tool (M). Fill in white color.

step5-rec-1

3. With the rectangle still be selected, drag and place it to cross the logo horizontally.

step5-rec-cross-2

4. With the rectangle still be selected, make a copy (Ctrl + C) and paste it in front (Ctrl + F) and change Y value to 189.5mm.
5. Make another copy and paste in front. This time change Y value to 188mm and repeat copy and paste in front, each time change Y value decrease -1.5mm until the white rectangle covers the whole logo face.

step5-rec-3

Here is the logo we have created:

step5-4

Step 6

Now we are going to make our text.
1. Create a new layer call it Text.
2. Select the text tool (T) and click anywhere on your artboard to begin typing. Type in your full name with your favorite font (I used Calibri) and right size (regular 36 pt in this example).
3. Bring up Character panel (Ctrl + T), adjust text kerning to -10 (see below screen shot).
4. With the text still be selected, click Selection Tool (V), then click Type > Create Outlines (Shift + Ctrl + O).
5. Line up your text with the logo you have just created.

step6-text

6. Finally, the logo needs to be transformed into illustrator .eps format.
Choose File > Save As > Choose Illustrator EPS (*.EPS) as the file format, and click Save.

Step 7

Let’s create a watermark logo.
1. Copy the existing logo without text.
2. Change logo color to black.
3. Bring up Pathfinder Panel (Shift + Ctrl + F9) > Click Transform tab > Set watermark size to 135mm by 180mm.

step7-watermark

4. Save watermark logo as Illustrator EPS format.

8 Responses to “Create an Eye-Catching Resume in Illustrator – part 2 - Creating a logo”

  1. zynga poker Says:

    wow several of the responses folks post make me giggle, often i ponder whether they seriously read the articles and reviews and threads before leaving your 2 cents or whether they actually look at the title of the blog post and prepare the initial thought that pops into their heads. anyhow, it is pleasing to browse through sensible commentary now and then as opposed to the identical, traditional post vomit that i ordinarily notice on the net

  2. add site Says:

    You have right, I completely agree.

  3. Fringe Artists Community Says:

    Great blog, thanks a lot for the awesome posts!

  4. Fringe Artists Community Says:

    Very inspirational post! Thank you!

  5. Health Blog Says:

    Nice post, great write up.

  6. carpet cleaning Says:

    Thank you for all the great posts from last year! I look forward to reading your blog, because they are always full of information that I can put to use. Thank you again, and God bless you in 2010.

  7. farmville Says:

    Hello buddy, i liked your farmville post. I want to ask you something, Is farmville cheat codes %100 legal ? Do you know anything about it ? Waiting your answer-reply, thanks.

  8. rss sex Says:

    As usual, a very informatively news. The Blog belongs for me to those I regularly reads and informs me on the subject always very well and help me. Many thanks for the excellent work.

Leave a Reply

Anti-Spam Protection by WP-SpamFree