Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1
Tutorial: Blue LightingTV YouTube Channel
I did this image for a number of reasons. 1) the tutorial was quick 2) I liked the basic design 3) It is a logo that has a shaded colour (green triangle) that could be easily converted to a single flat colour.
The third reason is the most interesting. When designing logos I have always avoided having tinted/shaded colours. The colours have always been flat colours (no shades or tints). I have also made it a goal to keep the number of colours down to a minimum.
I have come to realize that these traits is the result of my early work. I was working for a company that often asked me to design a logo for a new product line or service. After the logo design was approved one of the first questions was, could I order some golf shirts with the logo embroidered on the chest pocket. I quickly learned that embroidery works best on flat colours and they charged on the number of colours. The more colours the more the embroidery would cost. The desire to limit shades/tints and number of colours is a habit that I often try to fight (mind you it has often been very useful in many cases!)