Lately, I have been into creating logos, and I wanted to give myself a challenge. Using Adobe Illustrator, I created a slot machine using shapes, the gradient mesh tool, and the 3D bevel and emboss tool.
I used the shape tool to create the lights around the slot machine, the black BAR’s, and the cherries. It was also used to create the outer frame of the slot machine.
I used the gradient mesh tool to create the black and gray inner frame of the machine, and the slots. To make the slots fade into the black, I would select the outer points of the gradient mesh, and made them black.
I used gradients in the cherry, the lights, and the number 7’s.
I used the type tool to write the number 7’s, the “BAR”‘s, and “JACKPOT”.
Just like the poker chips in the last logo, I used the 3D bevel and emboss tool to create the coins.
If there was something I’d do next time, I would add a glare to the coins to make them look metal rather than plastic. I would also find a way to distort the text to match the perspective of the slot machine.
Overall, this was very time consuming and challenging, especially for someone who is still new to the idea of creating logos. It was a fun task, and I enjoyed it.