Create a origami bird logo Ep29/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

In this tutorial I am going to demonstrate how to create a polygonal bird logo from scratch.


In this video tutorial I will be using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 for mac. Almost all of the principles demonstrated and covered will apply to future and previous versions. Some differences may apply if you are using a previous or future version.

Topics Covered

00:00:00 Start
00:02:34 Trace sketch with shapes
00:04:58 Add colour
00:09:07 Create ribbon
00:12:28 Ad type
00:15:00 Add background
00:18:00 Add logo to main book cover document

Keyboard shortcuts used in this video

T – Type tool
V – Move tool

cmd (Ctrl PC) + A – Select all
cmd (Ctrl PC) + C – Copy
cmd (Ctrl PC) + W – Close document
cmd (Ctrl PC) + V – Paste
cmd (Ctrl PC) + T – Free transform
cmd (Ctrl PC) + G – Group layers
cmd (Ctrl PC) + S – Save document
cmd (Ctrl PC) + J – Duplicate layer

cmd (Ctrl PC) + shift + N – New layer

Press & hold shift + click – Select multiple layers

Press & hold cmd + D + press enter – Deselect type (with type tool active)

Press & hold alt + shift + click & drag – Scale object (with free transform tool active)

Press & hold alt + click & drag – Quick duplicate object (with selection tool active)


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This video is part of a 33 part course:


The Complete Beginners Guide To Adobe Photoshop


GD Studio

“I’m Gareth David, a freelance creative specialising in design for logo identity & branding. I am currently based in London UK with over 12 years experience in the design industry with a passion for sharing knowledge and teaching.

I have created this channel to share my experience and give some advice to aspiring designers at any level who wish to find out more about Graphic Design and the industry.

So have fun guys and be creative!”

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