Create the Android Logo Using Adobe Illustrator
By: Juan Bernal
Difficulty: 2 / 5
Estimated Time For Completion: Under 30 Minutes
Recommendations: Make sure to have Smart Guides enabled under View > Smart Guides
Make sure to have Rulers showing enabled under View > Show Rulers
You should have a basic understanding of the Pen Tool
Open up Illustrator and create a new document by going to File > New… (CTRL+N / CMD+N)
Within the New Document Profile drop-down menu, select Web. Click OK.
Grab the Android Logo here so that you can use it for reference while creating your own.
The first thing we are going to do is Place the picture into the document by going to File
> Place… and start placing Guides using the Rulers in order to make the illustration proportional
and symmetrical. In order to create a guide, start by clicking and dragging from either the top or
I have created rulers here down the center of the
robot, on the sides, and horizontal across the top and
Once you are done creating guides, select the Pen Tool (P) and start at the top, working
your way down to the bottom. Only work on the left half or the right half as we can just reflect
the image later on.
Let’s start on the head. In order to create the
head I used a Line using the Line Segment Tool (\) with a
Stroke of 1pt and 7pt. Round. The actual “head” is a path.
I have the line and path set to black so that you can see
what I have done so far.
In order to create the eye, create an ellipse using the Ellipse Tool (L) while holding down
Shift in order to create a perfect circle at the same size as in the logo. Having both the “head”
and the “eye” layers selected, go into the Pathfinder menu (Shift + CTRL +F9 / Shift +CMD +
F9) and select Minus Front. This will make a hole in the head for the eye
Here I started creating the arm by using
the Line Tool (\). I made a line down the cente