animated gif, playing card
This Tutorial explains how to make the logo above in Illustrator 10.
  • Open Illustrator 10.
  • Click on File-New and hit OK.
  • Click on View-Show Grid.
  • Click on View-Snap To Grid.
  • Click on the Info Tab so you can see the X,Y coordintates when moving the cursor.
  • Click on the Rectangle Tool.
  • Move the cursor to X:360 Y:540 and hold down alt while pressing left mouse button.
  • Choose width 153pt, height 216pt.
  • Click on the Fill Box.
  • Click on the Color Tab.
  • Choose a light-green color.
  • Click on the Stroke Box.
  • Choose Black.
  • Click File-Save
  • Type logo_card_06.ai as the File name in the Save As Box.
  • Click on the Rectangle Tool.
  • Move the cursor to X:360 Y:540 and hold down alt while pressing left mouse button.
  • Choose width 75pt, height 75pt.
  • Click on the Fill Box.
  • Choose a black color.
  • Use the Black Selection Arrow to click on the small square.
  • Right Click Small Square - Transform - Rotate (choose 45 degrees).
  • Right Click Small Square(Diamond) - Transform - Scale (horizontal 80%).
  • Left Click Small Diamond and Drag to upper left corner.
  • Hold Down Alt Key while releasing mouse to copy Diamond.
  • Right Click New Diamond - Transfrom - Sacale (choose 33%).
  • Copy the upper left corner diamond to the lower right corner.
  • Use the text Tool to write 21-Shift-Ace-Shift-com in the center diamond.
  • Make the font white since the diamond background is black.
  • Hit Ctrl-Shift-C to center the text.
  • Right Click the text and choose Arial as the font and 18 as the size.
  • Use the text Tool to make an A in the upper left corner.
  • Choose an appropriate font and size.
  • Copy the upper left corner A to the lower right corner.
  • Right click on the lower right corner A and choose Transform - Rotate (choose 180 degrees).