The end result
We finished off our sailing club design by putting it in a circle with a bold edge colour. We chose a 3mm stroke effect and used a pale fill colour so the background didn’t obscure the other objects (we could also have created a separate background layer). The circular addition helped to make our logo feel complete and self-contained. It now looks like a badge, and would look good on a t-shirt or on stationery. We kept the shapes and colours simple, which means they’ll also be easy and cheap to print. The only effect we applied was the gradient on the sails (using the Gradient tool from the vertical menu – double-click an object to add a gradient). Save your logo to tweak in Inkscape, or export it as formats such as PNG or JPEG, to use online or print.