I’m going to show you how to easily create a vector watercolour badge logo from scratch (yes, starting with paint).
While there is definitely no shortage of templates and Photoshop brushes out there, you can create your own badge from scratch with just a few steps. Doing it from scratch will give you a truly unique design, and since working with real paint can be unpredictable compared to digital brushes, you may be pleasantly surprised with the results.
Part I: Create Original Artwork
In Part I of this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create your original watercolour artwork. I’ll explain what materials you’ll need, how to apply your paint, and show how you can create additional textured effects.
Part II: Convert Your Artwork to Vector Artwork in Illustrator
In Part II of this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to convert your original artwork to vector artwork using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
That’s it! Your badge is now fully scalable. You can use your illustration for your projects in Adobe Illustrator, or you can import your vector artwork as a Smart Object in Photoshop. If you’re using your badge over a coloured or textured background, remember to set the blend mode to multiply to achieve the transparent wash effect of watercolour.