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What is the best way to round the upper right corner for this logo?

Feb 27, 2013 7:20 PM

Tags: #scripts #rounded_corners #rounding_rectangle_corner

A friend asked me to create a logo similar to The North Face by using a song name.  The upper right corner needs to be rounded allowing the color fill between the two silver parts.  It looks somewhat ok, but as you can see it is not very proportional.  I tried the aics_scripts file that I found from searching, but i can't get it right, most likely because the curve in the logo is not perfect.  any advice?  I have linked jpegs of 2 possibilities - the third image is made from creating a border in the appearance but then i cant get an additional outline around it with the silver color

 

hikingbird (2).jpg

Hikingbird.jpg

HB3.jpg

 
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    Feb 27, 2013 9:34 PM   in reply to wrayand

    Enable the grid and grid snapping it will make it easier to create a curve.

     

    curve.PNG

     
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    Feb 27, 2013 10:40 PM   in reply to wrayand

    another way, to make all curves proportional, I made the middle curve only and applied a super fat stroke to it, butt cap end. You can further expand the stroke and finish up the design, there are many options available.

     

    aintlifegood.PNG

     
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    Feb 28, 2013 1:30 AM   in reply to wrayand

    I don't know how you plan to use this, but I think you should be mighty careful about using a design from a registered trademark.

     
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    Feb 28, 2013 1:58 AM   in reply to tromboniator

    My thoughts exactly. Don’t steal.

     
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    Feb 28, 2013 7:42 AM   in reply to wrayand

    O.k., so basically you want to know how to draw concentric curves.

    Start off with them as concentric circles and drag ruler guides to their centres.

    Having done that you can easily chop up the circles, add rectangles to them etc.

    This is largely a Pathfinder or Shape Builder job.

     
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    Feb 28, 2013 7:44 AM   in reply to wrayand

    wrayand,

     

    To (show that you (or someone you know) can) do it, you may:

     

    1) With the Rounded Rectangle Tool create a sufficiently large rounded rectangle with a Radius corresponding to the innermost rounded gap and a Stroke Weight corresponding to the gap width,

    2) Object>Path>Offset Path so you get the desired distance to the second gap,

    3) Repeat 2),

    4) With the Rectangle Tool create a rectangle to cut the desired upper right parts off the rounded rectangles and Object>Path>Divide Objects Below,

    5) Delete the unneeded parts,

    6) Apply the desired Fill and Stroke colours.

     

    You may also start from the outside in 1) and go inwards, of course.

     

    Edit: Hi Steve. No show?

     

    And hi Peter. No show?

     
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    Feb 28, 2013 8:45 AM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    Hi Jacob. Not much of anything just now. Generally greyish.

     

    wrayand: Here’s what I meant by doing it mostly with Pathfinder/Shape Builder:

    Picture 1.png

    If you need to put physical spaces between the objects on the right, you just give them a stroke, expand the stroke and minus-front it from the other objects.

     
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    Feb 28, 2013 10:15 AM   in reply to wrayand

    wrayland,

     

    Too busy getting out in the workshop to make many small strips of leftover wood, down to 6x10x4 mm and 45x13x6 mm, all with one bevelled long edge, sorry.

     

    In continuation of the instructions in post #7, to get the rounded strips with gaps, you should also:

     

    7) Select all and Pathfinder>Divide,

    8) For each, Object>Expand and Pathfinder>Minus Front (or whatever it is called in your version.

     
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    Feb 28, 2013 1:40 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    The best way.... VectorScribe. But that's not a stock AI solution.

     
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    Feb 28, 2013 5:28 PM   in reply to wrayand

     

     

     

     

    JET

    RadialQuarters

     
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