Highest Rated Illustrator Tutorials

Illustrator’s built in Symbol Sprayer can be a highly useful tool for quickly creating awesome pattern graphics. Let’s look at creating a few vector skull graphics, then combine them into an intricate pattern design to customise a skateboard deck. Let’s give it a try…

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Skull Patterned Skate Deck

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial will show you how to create an abstract art that can be used for wallpaper, website header or background images. It is fun and easy. You will learn how to use the Warp and Twirl tool to create abstract vector art in minutes. Users with basic skills should be able to handle this tutorial. To continue on this tutorial, you need Adobe Illustrator CS or above.

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Colorful Abstract Swirls

In this tutorial it will take you through the steps and techniques of creating a golden compass. This tutorial just uses Adobe Illustrator and a heavy dose of ingenuity so let’s get started!

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Golden Compass

This awesome tutorial shows you how to create a colorful spirograph effect in Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn some great techniques and have a chance to experiment and create your own individual poster or wallpaper. Check it out!

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Spectrum Spirograph

In this tutorial you’ll start by taking a photograph of a tree, then trace its natural form and add your own creative touches to produce an eye-catching, contemporary illustration. You’ll use a range of Illustrator tools, including the freehand drawing tools, the shape tools and the Layers palette. Give it a go!

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Colorful Trees

This tutorial is perfect for the beginning to intermediate Adobe Illustrator artist. We’ll cover how to layout a website and prepare it for use on the web. Also, we’ll use the Website Elements Freebies from Vector Tuts to mock up the design as well.

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Clean Website Layout

In this tutorial, It’ll show you how to create a vector film slate icon. The tutorial uses some basic shapes, some gradients, and even a blend. Moreover, you can easily customize this tutorial with your own logo or typography. Let’s get to it…

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Shiny Film Slate Icon

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial will show you the process of creating a full logo. It will take you through the concept stage then you will develop the concept in Illustrator and the result will be a colorful vector logo. Let’s get going…

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Colorful Logo Design Process

Twitter is quite a social media juggernaut as of late. It’s getting to the point that one has to have a Twitter account. And what good is a Twitter account without a link to it? And what better way to link to your Twitter account than with a cool blue bird character illustration? This tutorial will walk you through the steps from sketch to vector in creating an original cartoon-style character vector illustration.

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Twitter Character Icon

Realistic renderings can be done easily in Adobe Illustrator. With vector shapes, the objects can be preserved and edited infinitely which is a great advantage over raster objects. A few simple tweaks from the Effects menu and an understanding of basic object rendering can create a bold and stunning finish. In this tutorial It’ll be guiding you step by step through the stages required to create a realistic candy bar using Illustrator.

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Realistic Candy Bar

With oil prices the way they are today, everybody is thinking Green. In the following Illustrator tutorial, It’ll teach you how to create a Green type treatment. It works great for logos and other design elements. Let’s give it a go!

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Leafy Green Type

This blueprint technique has been seen just about everywhere—even on the cover of The Photoshop Help Desk Book by Dave Cross. This is a quick demo using a blend of live effects, filters, and even a little gradient mesh to create a seemingly complex logo treatment. Check out this great Adobe Illustrator tutorial!

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Blueprint Style Type

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I build a light bulb from scratch in Illustrator. We’ll use numerous shapes and effects to create this illustration. I’ll take you through each step in creating this bulb. Let’s get started!

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Realistic Lightbulb

In this logo design Illustrator tutorial it will show you how to create a slick logo and a splash in Photoshop. The logo we will be learning to design is for Zee. Let’s give it a go…

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Slick Logo Design

In this tutorial we will explore the “Average” command in Adobe Illustrator, and learn how to use it in rather unusual way. In this case, we’ll create abstract scribbles using relatively simple methods and apply it to our type. Let’s get going…

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Scribble Type Effect

There are some popular sketchy fonts available that are great for grungy and hand-drawn designs and illustrations. My problem is, I want to be able to use this sketchy style in any font. Turn’s out, it is actually really easy to do in Illustrator. Moreover, you can create a Graphic Style and easily apply the style to other editable fonts!

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Sketch Font

It’s about time for an Illustrator character tutorial. This time follow this Adobe Illustrator walkthrough on the creation of a cute little vector monster character, beginning with a quick pencil sketch on paper. Let’s try it!

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Cute Green Monster

This tutorial will show you the whole process behind creating a comic book style poster. Starting from pencil sketches right through to the final design in illustrator, you’ll learn some invaluable techniques that you could transfer to other project. Let’s take a look!

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Comic Book Style Poster

A popular typography trend in web design and print design is letterpress styled text. This text styling is easy to do in Photoshop, but in Illustrator, it is super simple to create letterpress styled text while keeping the text editable. Utilizing the Appearance panel and Graphic Styles, you can quickly and consistently apply this style to any editable text and other vector objects.

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Letterpress Type

Learn how to create a colorful scene in Illustrator, you’ll learn some great techniques that you can use to make web mascots or any vector image. This tutorial will show you the whole process from sketching to linework to coloring. It also includes some helpful tips on how to prepare your work for stock image sites. Enjoy!

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Colorful Scene Illustration