Round-Up of (New) Superb Quality Illustrator Tutorials
In terms of quantity of tutorials, Photoshop beats Illustrator by miles. However, when we do see an Illustrator tutorial, they’re usually pretty good, and almost always unique (unlike a lot of Photoshop tutorials that have been done over and over again).
This round-up article showcases a compilation of 25 high-quality and fresh Illustrator tutorials, from detailed illustrations to print-ready business card templates. Get learning!
Use various tools such as the Symbol Tool, Mesh Tool and Twirl Tool to create a “financial crisis” vector illustration.
Learn how to create custom type whilst using different Illustrator effects to extensively optimize your work.
Learn how to create this cafe style coffee illustration which was produced for and published in the book “1000 Restaurant, Bar & Café Graphics”.
This tutorial will teach you how to combine basic shapes with some clever coloring and blending techniques to make a fantastic looking koala character illustration.
Learn how to create a colorful, jolly, full-face carnival mask in Illustrator using a handful of great tools and techniques.
Follow the walkthrough and learn how to combine traditional drawing skills with digital illustrating skills to create a Valentine’s theme heraldry illustration.
Learn how to create an abstract composition of dots using useful effects and techniques to create your own handy backgrounds and textures.
Use a combination of craft and Illustrator’s 3D tools to create a first aid icon, ready to use for web/devices and print.
Put Illustrators built in tools to use (such as the Warp and Twirl Tools) to create stunning abstract vector art in minutes.
Use Illustrator to produce a print-ready business card using hand-drawn elements.
Learn how to create your own snowboard design by cutting, splitting and joining vector paths to produce an intricate weave of shapes.
Follow this tutorial and learn numerous techniques such as creating your own shapes and using the Scissor Tool.
Travel back in time and learn how to create a Gustav Klimt inspired digital piece of art in Illustrator.
Learn the technique used to create this segmented star that appears to be three-dimensional when gradient fills are applied.
Learn how to use basic Shape Tools, the Pen Tool and various other techniques to create this monkey character illustration.
Use basic shapes and path editing tools to create your very own cool (and cute!) vector panda character.
Create a print-ready business card template using basic shape tools and typography settings.
Learn how to draw and then trace a linework-style illustration inspired by the gifted guys at Mulheres Barbadas.
Learn how to create a print-ready business card, combining a handful of techniques to produce a clean and elegant outcome.
Learn how to use the Gradient Tool to color your linework illustrations, adding highlights and shadows to create depth.
Learn how to create a suitcase tag with the help of the built-in 3D Illustrator Tools. You’ll also be using the Warp Tool, Pathfinder Tools and basic shape tools.
Learn how to create the face of a goofy bunny character using the Ellipse and Rectangle Tools, as well as some basic Photoshop-style effects such as the inner glow and drop shadow effects.
Use simple and basic tools to create a quick and simple calendar icon that can be used for web and devices or for print.
Make use of Illustrators powerful Pathfinder Tools to create a detailed audio speaker icon with a glass effect.
Use Illustrators basic Shape Tools to form the outline and structure of a cute baby monster illustration, and then add color and gradients to bring him to life.
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