Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems. Illustrator is similar in scope, intended market, and functionality to its competitors, CorelDRAW, Xara Designer Pro and Macromedia FreeHand. The latest version, Illustrator CS6, is the sixteenth generation in the product line. - From Wikipedia - In this post we have collected some Adobe Illustrator tutorials for beginners and advanced designers. Hope you’ll find a wide selection of tutorials and resources to help you learn about how to master the essential techniques in Adobe Illustrator. Enjoy!
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make an illustration of a webcam by using Adobe Illustrator tools, such as: the Ellipse Tool (L), Pen Tool (P), Rectangle Tool (M), Gradients and the Pathfinder Panel. We’ll follow a professional vector illustration workflow. Let’s get started.
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a mobile phone blackjack app interface. This tutorial uses many different vector techniques including the Appearance Panel, Transparency Settings, Patterns and more. This is an advanced tutorial that people of an intermediate skill level will find to be a challenge, but also very rewarding. Let’s begin!
In today’s tutorial, we’re going to learn how to create a cordless mouse and mouse pad using basic shapes, brushes and gradients in Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn how to create a variety of Blend Art Brushes as well as the odd texturing effect. So let’s get started!
In this tutorial, we will learn how to collect and process statistical data, then visualize it using Adobe Illustrator. You will also learn how the various vector elements of this project were created, as well as how to save the project in PDF format, edit it, add hyperlinks, and place navigation between pages. This is a detailed infographic tutorial and you can follow along at the jump.
In this tutorial we will look at how to design a character for a video game, in this case a “beat ‘em up”. We will work from the very first sketch to the final artwork. I will share my process and workflow for drawing vector characters with lots of tips, tricks and shortcuts to use in your everyday vector workflow. So lets get started!
If you play a lot of fantasy video games, you’ll often come across potions… be it mana, health, strength etc… and it’s with this inspiration I’m going to show you how I created this trio of potion bottles. I’ll be using a mixture of tools including Gradients, Bristle Brush, 3D Revolve and the Blob Brush Tool.
I would say this tutorial it’s half a case-study and half a tutorial, I’m just saying that before someone may complain of the fast pacing on some parts. Anyway, If you’re used with my illustration tutorials, this will not be a big deal, please have fun.
In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a textured bunting decoration, which you can use to add detailing to a variety of projects including posters and illustrations. This tutorial is specifically aimed at those who regard themselves as beginners.
Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a set of glossy labels and also a rollover state. We will use multiple appearances and custom Art brushes to obtain the glossy look and when we are done we will analyze the Save for Web options. We will talk about settings and compare different file formats to get the best image for your web page.
Learn how to create a super cute vector illustration of a monster. This tutorial focuses on many aspects of drawing characters, lighting techniques, and unique brush creation that will help you in you future character projects. If you’re wanting to learn about expressive illustration with Adobe Illustrator, then this is a great intermediate level tutorial for you!
In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create your own student’s desk in a top-view. In order to make it we are going to use the Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool, and we’ll use a texture for the desk and the floor that we are going to make. This tutorial is great for beginners, let’s begin!
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!
All of these decisions will result in the look and style of your final image, and your work as a whole. As a commercial designer/illustrator, the style and look of your work will make or break you. This tutorial will cover these decisions as we create an illustration from a reference photo.
Water pipes and taps are known for more than two thousand years. The first water pipes were built in ancient Rome and named aqueducts. Let’s illustrate now this symbol of irresistible flight of engineering ideas and of mankind’a progress. While reading this tutorial, you’ll undoubtedly learn excellent vector illustration techniques, and use various powerful Illustrator tools. We’ll construct a water tap object using gradient meshes, art brushes, and more. Follow along, while creating your own vector artwork.
In this tutorial we will learn how to create the trash bin icon using such techniques, as 3D modeling, gradient mesh, blend tool and blending modes, as well as tracing raster images. This tutorial is made by Iaroslav Lazunov and a professional Ukrainian designer Sergii Korolko.
In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a set of sleek web ribbons. We’ll start with two simple shapes and some basic masking techniques. Next, using a simple rectangle and some simple vector shape building techniques we’ll create the overall ribbon shape. Once we have the starting shapes we’ll continue with the smaller parts. Using some Pathfinder options, several Warp and Gaussian Blur effects plus some basic blending techniques we’ll add the final touches.
Just a little reminder: this is a beginner tutorial, even though some of you are really skilled with Adobe Illustrator, I would recommend to take the time to read this as you can get some insights and ideas out from this tutorial. Please comment If you have any questions, problems or doubts, have fun!
In this tutorial you will learn how to quickly illustrate a retro-inspired stylized birthday cake, layered with cream filling and covered with chocolate icing and candles on top. We will use the Pathfinder Panel and basic Pen Tool techniques to create our shapes. With the help of shortcuts, it is easy to speed up one’s workflow in order to create simple and stylish illustrations with little time effort.
In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps of how to create an illustration art piece so that you can witness what goes behind a digital illustrator’s work, as well as gain some new insights for your own projects’ workflow. We’ll go through conceptualization and idea gathering, creating illustrations in Illustrator, and then finishing the piece in Photoshop.
Follow this step by step Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a stylized vector owl illustration with simple shapes and patterns. We’ll start by building the basic owl character with various vector shapes, then begin bringing it to life with colour, shading and pattern fills.
One of the biggest movies at the moment is the Judge Dredd remake, which is obviously the inspiration for this tutorial. Follow this step by step guide to create yourself an awesome judge’s badge design with Adobe illustrator and Photoshop. We’ll create the basic artwork in Illustrator before moving over to Photoshop for colouring and texturing.
Recently I’ve been admiring the artwork over at RayGun52.com, which hosts 52 cool ray gun concepts from various designers. This gave me the inspiration to create a ray gun design of my own, so follow this step by step Illustrator to see the design process of my vector linework ray gun illustration, and learn how I use varied line weights to define the various elements.
Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a cool ribbon style logo graphic with gradients and effects in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll create the graphic as a vector design to allow scalability as a logo and add flat and mono versions to keep the logo versatile.
Follow this step by step tutorial to create a cool abstract lines design with awesome vibrant lighting effects. We’ll use Illustrator’s easy tools to create the vector linework then add a range of glows, colours and effects in Photoshop to finish the design with a cool grainy but luminous style.
Today designers and illustrators strive to add that retro/vintage style to their work with textures, so in this tutorial we’ll cover the process of creating a cute kids style illustration complete with a vector sponge stamp effect.
Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create the popular retro style pattern design made up of lots of colourful squares and triangles. The process is pretty simple, making this a good tutorial for newcomers to Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using tools to accurately align our elements, then see how the Pathfinder can easily create custom shapes.
Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a cool vector Yeti character. We’ll use as many basic shapes as possible to achieve that quirky style of illustration, then bring the character to life with a palette of cold colours. Despite the use of basic shapes this tutorial includes a good spread of intermediate to advanced tools and techniques.
During this tutorial we will learn to create a vector autumn leaf and the universal texture of a leaf. You will learn to use the following techniques in practice: Live Trace, Art Brush, Mesh and many others. The tutorial contains lots of practical advice and recommendations. The seamless leaf texture can be used in your future works as an element of a design. Learn more at the jump!
Hey psychedelic people! Here comes another Halloween tutorial. It will take you only 20 steps to create a cool spooky 5-eyed pumpkin. Within 4 extra steps you’ll learn how to mix this design with the ornament from the previous tutorial.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create your own illustration of a compact camcorder by using the Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool and gradients in Adobe Illustrator. With these professional skills you can create numerous digital electronic illustrations.
Learn to combine Brushes, vector tools, and Pathfinder to create crisp and clean line-art from a sketch. The finished product can be exported into Photoshop or a similar program for digital painting, or used as black and white line art on its own. This tutorial assumes basic knowledge of the Pen Tool (P). This tutorial uses techniques for pressure sensitivity tablets, but it can be completed with a mouse.
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a stylized navigation bar. You will learn how to use the Appearance Panel to style a navigation bar, and how to use the Slice Tool to cut and export the images so they can be used as part of a website. Let’s begin!
In this tutorial we will learn how to create random vector sand and pebble textures. It is not difficult to do if you have Phantasm CS. Of course, it could not be done without some magic, but I will generously share all the secrets with you.