35 Illustrator Tutorials – All Designer Should Acquire New Techniques

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35 Illustrator Tutorials - All Designer Should Acquire New Techniques

Designing is the field of creativity and I’d like to say that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. So, in this regard illustrator is well-known software, and learning a new software application can be a problematic task, specifically when there is an application that is as profound as Adobe Illustrator. In illustrator designing include typography, character design, poster design, logo design, portrait design and many. So, here I collect an account of illustrator tutorials for all te designers below you can see…

Quick Tip: Create a Moustach Using Custom Art Brushes

Learn how to make custom Art brushes in Illustrator, then use them to create a hipster moustache. This is the perfect tutorial for a last minute costume, just print it out on some paper and you’re ready to go! Let’s get started.

Quick Tip: Create a Moustach Using Custom Art Brushes

Create a Jar Illustration and Splashy, Purple Text Effect

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a jar illustration and splashy, purple text effect. We’ll craft this with numerous, layered shapes and with various opacities. We’ll work with paths and the Pathfinder tools to enhance our text, give it dimension, and style. Let’s get started!

Create a Jar Illustration and Splashy, Purple Text Effect

Create a Sparkly Female Portrait in Illustrator

In this step-by-step tutorial you will learn how to create a sparkly female portrait through playing with transparency and overlapping vector shapes. In this tutorial you’ll also learn to experiment with colors and just letting go of your creativity. Let’s get started!

`Create a Sparkly Female Portrait in Illustrator

Create a Burning, Vector Match Using Gradient Meshes

In this tutorial you will learn how to create realistic vector fire, using the Gradient Mesh Tool and Screen Blending mode. Believe me, there’s nothing overly complicated. Let’s strike a match!

Create a Burning, Vector Match Using Gradient Meshes

Halloween Pumpkin

Let’s have some fun for Halloween. Learn how to draw a realistic Halloween pumpkin in Illustrator. Perhaps you can attach to your eCard or email. This tutorial will focus on the Pen Tool, Pathfinder, and Gradient Tool.

Halloween Pumpkin

Swirl Mania in Illustrator

In this tutorial, show you 4 ways to turbulence and mixing of very powerful techniques that you can easily tonnes of various types of bodies and vertebrate sperm crazy to see the learning.

Swirl Mania in Illustrator & Photoshop

Create a Vintage Art Deco Poster with Illustrator’s Grain Effect

Illustrator users can keep our hands clean and duplicate this technique with various texture effects. This is a beginner tutorial, which starts with basic shape-building methods. More experienced users can skip ahead to the texture part. Let’s get started!

Create a Vintage Art Deco Poster with Illustrator’s Grain Effect

How to Draw the Monkey King in Illustrator

Today we will create a vector drawing of the main character from the Chinese novel “Journey to the West”, the Monkey King. The tutorial will show you drawing techniques for Illustrator,tips for character design and composition setups. Whether you’re an advanced Illustrator user or a beginner, you’ll be able to complete it easily.

How to Draw the Monkey King in Illustrator

Christmas Tree

This tutorial shows you how to make a beautiful Christmas tree with Adobe Illustrator by using the Roughen effect and Art Brush.

Christmas Tree

Create a Vibrant Digital Collage Mixing Buildings and Vector Shapes on Paper

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Fireworks CS3 and Illustrator CS3 together. You’ll create some illustrative vector elements to add to the final composition. You’ll also mix in photos and light effects. Learn how to use a cool paper background and tips to improve your workflow.

Create a Vibrant Digital Collage Mixing Buildings and Vector Shapes on Paper

Create an Adorable Puppy with Negative Space and the Paintbrush Tool

Today I’m going to show you how to create a quick illustration of a puppy using negative space and the ever so versatile Paintbrush Tool (B). I recently became the proud parent of a Blenheim colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy (named Shelley!) and couldn’t help creating a quick vector of her. One of the key characteristics of her is her lovely red and white coat and these two colors gave me an idea.

Create an Adorable Puppy with Negative Space and the Paintbrush Tool

Create a Painterly Landscape with the Blob Brush Tool

Illustrator’s Blob Brush is an intuitive and versatile tool. When used with a graphics tablet, you can create loose, painterly images that venture far from the sharp, clean lines usually associated with vector graphics. These files retain all the benefits of vector files, however, allowing you to experiment and be flexible with scale, color and composition. Let’s get started!

Create a Painterly Landscape with the Blob Brush Tool

create a watercolor vector flower illustration

Illustrator is great for creating sharp flawless lines and elements, but sometimes you want to create an illustration with some texture and depth. Watercolor paintings have great textures and depth, but when coupled with Illustrator it seems counterproductive to what the program was built for. You might think “Why not just do this in Photoshop?” Then you will miss out on all the wonderful things vectors have to offer, like scalability.

create a watercolor vector flower illustration

create a set of artist icons vector premium tutorial

Today, we have another Vector Premium tutorial, which is available exclusively for Premium members. Learn how versatile a tool Adobe Illustrator is for creating icons. If you’re looking to improve your icon design skills, then this is an awesome tutorial for you. It will walk you through the process of creating a high quality set of artist icons where you’re learn multiple helpful techniques.

create-a-set-of-artist-icons-vector-premium-tutorial

Illustrator Tutorial Wooden Smoking Pipe

This tutorial is on how to draw a stylish smoking tobacco pipe in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to create wood texture illustrator effect on the pipe in this tutorial. Also, you will learn how to make the tobacco and the smoke. The steps are simple and I hope you will find it useful.

Illustrator Tutorial Wooden Smoking Pipe

Create Sketchy-Style Vectors

Illustrator is great for creating clean and precise illustrations, but some of the time you don’t want clean and precise. There are many illustrations that call for a sketchy or hand-drawn feel. Creating these effects are relatively easy with Illustrator’s Live Trace, Live Paint, Brushes and the ability to create you own brushes. Check out some of my sketchy illustrations on iStock for more inspiration.

Create Sketchy-Style Vectors

ADD MOTION TO AN ILLUSTRATION USING LINES

In this tutorial, illustrator Eric Van Den Boom explains how you can use lines and patterns to add a sense of motion to your illustration or photograph.

ADD MOTION TO AN ILLUSTRATION USING LINES

create a vector male portrait from a photo

Learn how to create a Vector Male Portrait from a Photo Reference in Illustrator and create a sky background in Photoshop to finish.

create a vector male portrait from a photo

How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a cool, or should we say geeky, glasses icon. You should be versed in Adobe Illustrator’s tools to complete this tutorial. You’ll learn how to take creative license and create an illustration that uses a photo reference, but differs a bit in the final design.

How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon

Christmas Hat

This tutorial will show you how to create a furry Christmas hat with Illustrator roughen effect.

Christmas Hat

How to make a realistic vintage typewriter in Illustrator

Hello friends, did you guys enjoyed our programming tutorial on how to make a nice typewriter contact form?, well if you nailed that one now you’re probably wondering about the design itself, because it’s useless to have the code if you can’t apply it to a truly brilliant design. Don’t panic because now the second part of the tutorial has arrived and we’re about to show you how to make a great realistic typewriter with Adobe Illustrator, so fasten your seat belts and let’s go.

How to make a realistic vintage typewriter in Illustrator

 How to Create a Smokin’ Western Type Treatment in Illustrator

This tutorial will show you how a Western-style primary treatment with Illustrator to achieve results. The impact of these guidelines, you can simply use the appropriate settings in otherwise treatment and logos…

 How to Create a Smokin’ Western Type Treatment in Illustrator

Create A Stunning Undersea Painting Using Vector Packs in Illustrator

So Set 10 is out. It’s sort of sentimental because I remember when Set 1 was released and wondering to myself, “Wow, if people dig this and find some real usability out of it… we could keep cranking out sets… one day we’ll release Set 10… I wonder what that’s gonna be like!..

Create A Stunning Undersea Painting Using Vector Packs in Illustrator

How to Create a Vector Illustration

The world of vector graphics opened it’s door for me after I discovered the royalty-free micro-stock community and the business possibilities for a start-up digital artist. It’s been more than a year since my first vector uploaded to Shutterstock and then…

How to Create a Vector Illustration

Draw a Windy Sunset Illustration

Blogs posts on design inspiration are very popular, and I too love to see bits and pieces of what people are creating without having to scour the web looking for art. But often, inspiration is lost soon after closing the page, because it’s not put into practice, or properly harnessed…

Draw a Windy Sunset Illustration

The Anatomy of a Vector Illustration

The pattern of vector illustrations is best viewed or represented as a hierarchy or “tree”. The illustration itself  would be at the top and its various parts would descend below it…

The Anatomy of a Vector Illustration

Tips for Working with the Gradient Mesh Tool In Illustrator

One of the most amazing and confounding tools in Adobe Illustrator is probably the Gradient Mesh tool. Working with this feature allows the user to divide almost any shape into a mesh. Each intersection of two lines (horizontal/vertical) can be colored with a solid color. This tutorial takes a different format than some of our other tuts, and will help you work with the Mesh tool better.

Tips for Working with the Gradient Mesh Tool In Illustrator

 Intricate Patterns in Illustrator

We’ll use some elements from Go Media’s Arsenal to give us a great starting point. In this particular tutorial I used Decorative 2 from Set 8 and also the Currency Ornaments from Set 4. If you do not have these elements, no problem, you can either create your own or use some stuff from our free sample pack. The principal behind this tutorial is using the Pattern Brush tool in Adobe Illustrator…

 Intricate Patterns in Illustrator

See-Through Car Illustration Tutorial

In this lesson we are going to create a 3-Point Perspective-view drawing of a generic car, working from plan and elevation view reference only (Fig 1 below). This type of angle is referred to as a “3/4 Perspective” or “Angular Perspective” view. For more information on perspective drawing techniques, go to: 2 Point Perspective Drawing Tutorial. The general rule of thumb is to divide this view of the car into thirds, showing one third of the car from the front (or back for a rear engine car), and two thirds of the car from the (drivers) side. This illustration was done using Adobe Illustrator CS4 drawing software for the line drawing and Adobe Photoshop CS4 for the color work, both run on a Power Mac G5, using a Wacom Intuos drawing tablet…

See-Through Car Illustration Tutorial

How To Create a Grumpy Troll Character in Illustrator

Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a grumpy Internet troll character. We’ll start the process with a basic pencil sketch then build up a complete vector character design with linework, colour fills and basic shading to create a funny cartoon mascot…

How To Create a Grumpy Troll Character in Illustrator

Creating an Illustrative Monogram

Monograms are an interesting way to go about making an identity. By nature they can be straight forward or extremely ornamental and illustrative. In this tutorial I’m going to walk you through the steps I (Chris Comella, designer at Go Media, hi!) took to making Go Media’s own Heather Mariano (formerly Heather Tropp) a monogram for her business card…

Creating an Illustrative Monogram

Illustrator Tutorial Vector Drums Kit

Read this illustrator tutorial to learn how to draw a professional drums kit from scratch. By the end, you will know how to make a tripod stand, drums, different types of cymbals and also how to create the texture for the drums. Hope you will find this easy to follow and useful. Enjoy…

Illustrator Tutorial Vector Drums Kit

Anyone Up for a Cup of Coffee?

Following along this tutorial you’ll be learning how to use the Pathfinder Panel in Illustrator CS5 with its very useful features. Combining various forms with the Pathfinder tools, we can create nice shapes. Applying the gradients and colors to those shapes, we can achieve great results by creating a nice depth and perspective. Highlights and shadows are very helpful as well and make the artwork look very realistic…

Anyone Up for a Cup of Coffee?

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