185 Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

July 18, 2011 · 13 comments

by Dustin Betonio

Illustrator Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems.It is in my opinion the most powerful vector software available, and whether you’re using it alone, or in a workflow with other tools such as a 3D program, Photoshop, In design, or something else, it can be a great asset to any designer’s arsenal. Adobe Illustrator is perfect for designing logos, icons, and anything that you want to use in different sizes. In this article I have collected a huge set of Adobe Illustrator tutorials that will surely inspire you and help you take illustrator to the next level.


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1. Learn Illustrator in 30 Days

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2. Create a Gorgeous Landscape Wallpaper for your Desktop in Illustrator

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3. Make A Robot Character in Illustrator

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4. Bling Bling Text Effect

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5. Coin stack icon in illustrator

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6. Perfect Silhouette with Live Trace

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7. Design and Print Bold Promo Cards

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8. Create a Smokin’ Western Type Treatment in Illustrator

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9. Create a Jeans Pocket Icon Using Illustrator

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10. How to Create a Vector Illustration and Prepare it for Micro-Stock Sale

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11. Design a Cute Hamster Avatar

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12. How to Draw a Vector Kiwi

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13. Create a custom type illustration

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14. Design Gift Boxes Using Illustrator’s 3D Tools

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15. Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

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16. Swirl Mania in Illustrator and Photoshop

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17. Create a Vector Art Twitter Bird Character in Adobe Illustrator

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18. Create Realistic Grass

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19. Generate Animated Snowflakes

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20. Create an Awesome Space Rocket in Illustrator

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21. Create an unique twitter bird for your website

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22. Smoothly Shift Winter Colors to Create an Icy Vector Landscape

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23. Creating a Cute Little Tiger in Illustrator

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24. Creating a Surrealistic Hand Drawn Illustration

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25. Create a Themed Repeating Pattern in Illustrator

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26. Turn a Sketch into a Fat Cat Vector Illustration

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27. How to Create a Vector Wacom Tablet in Illustrator

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28. How to Create a Craft’s Inspired Vector Kid Illustration

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29. Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

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30. A Boring Bar Graph into a 3D Masterpiece with Illustrator

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31. Create a Gang of Vector Ninjas in Illustrator

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32. Create an Open Book with Illustrator’s 3D Extrude and Bevel Tools

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33. Create a Bright Retro Grunge Vector Illustration

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34. Creating Omspace 3D Cylinder Graphics in Illustrator

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35. How to Design a Skate Deck with a Cool Skull Pattern

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36. Making a Retro/Vintage Style Badge

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37. Designing a Sleek Pencil Icon in Illustrator

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38. How To Design a Classic Heraldic Figure in Illustrator

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39. Create a Colorful Abstract Artwork in Illustrator

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40. Illustrator Tutorial: Surprise Gift

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41. Real World Effects in Photoshop and Illustrator

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42. Create A Stunning Undersea Painting Using Vector Packs in Illustrator

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43. Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

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44. Create a Cartoon Spaceship Interior

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45. How to Create Shiny, Vector Dice in Illustrator

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46. How to Create a Stained Glass Effect in Illustrator

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47. Create an old TDK cassette

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48. Create a Rolling Stones Inspired Tongue Illustration

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49. How to draw an USB Flash Drive

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50. Complex Symbols with Pathfinder

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51. Create a Realistic Candy Bar in Illustrator

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52. Draw an angry little samurai in Illustrator

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53. How to Make a White Holiday Scene in Illustrator

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54. How to Make a Vector Diamond Ring in Illustrator

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55. How to Create a Vector Goldfish in Six Steps

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56. Sketching a Boat with Graphics Tablet

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57. How to Design a Vector Character in Illustrator

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58. Mastering Masking in Illustrator

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59. Create a Simple Storefront Icon

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60. How to Create Your Own Cartoon Character

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61. Create a Briefcase Icon in Illustrator

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62. Simple Organic Shapes the Illustrator Way

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63. Old School Type Line Gradients in Photoshop and Illustrator

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64. Create an Abstract Vector Design in Illustrator

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66. Creating a Crazy Cool Logo in Illustrator

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67. Creating Vector Characters in Illustrator

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68. Spraying Symbols in Adobe Illustrator

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69. Illustrator Tutorial: Dynamic Burberry Text

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70. Creating a Cool Water Effect

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71. Duplicate with rotate tool

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72. Envelope Distort

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73. Draw a Cute Purse Using Simple Shapes

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74. Create a Stylish Sports Car Dashboard With Areas of Detailed Realism

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75. Master painting in Illustrator

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76. Recolor Artwork Using Illustrator’s LiveColor

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77. Swingin’ Retro Look in Adobe Illustrator

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78. Design a Print-ready Ad in Adobe InDesign

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79. Create an Milk Bottle with a Funny Cow Label

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80. Create Abstract Backgrounds

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81. Create a Disco Environment with Twirl Tool, Crystalize , and Envelope Tool

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82. How to Create a Killer Chainsaw Bunny Character

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83. Create a Cute Vector Monster from a Pencil Sketch

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84. Drawing Homer Simpson

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85. Creating convincing characters

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86. Create the Face of a Grumpy Bear

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87. Trendy Geometric Lines Tutorial

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88. Tug and Twirl Text in Illustrator

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89. Command Shape in Illustrator

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90. A Time to Shine

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91. Creating Road Maps in Adobe Illustrator

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92. Use the power of Illustrator to create cool 3D infographics

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93. 3D Charts in Adobe Illustrator CS

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94. 3D Graphs

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95. How to make retro/futuristic curves in 10 Steps

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96. Create a Dynamic 3D Puzzle Effect in Illustrator

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97. Retro Car Vector

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98. Create a Four-Leaf Clover

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99. Spice up Pie Charts

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100. Create a Rotatable Globe in Adobe Illustrator

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101. Design a Coffee Shop Menu Layout with Illustrator and inDesign

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102. Create a Cute Hippo Character in Illustrator

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103. How to Create a Halftone Effect

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104. Create the Yin Yang Symbol Tutorial

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105. Decorative Pattern Borders Tutorial

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106. How to Draw a Perfume Bottle

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107. Old Torn Paper Effect Tutorial

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108. How to Create a Print Ready Cafe Menu Tutorial

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109. Design a Cool Print Ready Business Card in Illustrator Tutorial

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110. Create an Abstract Vector Lava

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111. Create an Inspirational Poster Design

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112. Create a Google Buzz Icon Tutorial

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113. 3D Cubic Text Effect Tutorial

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114. Design The Macbook Line in Illustrator Tutorial

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115. Chocolate Packaging Box

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116. Creating Scalable Textures Within Illustrator

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117. Vector 3D Christmas Bells Tutorial

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118. Vector Retro Television

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119. Map Art and Blend function Tutorial

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120. Using Multiple Styles of Gradients in Vector Illustration and Vector Art

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121. Funky Cartoon Mascots Design

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122. Vector Darts on Bullseye

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123. Contemporary Wallpaper Art Tutorial

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124. Create a Simple Bomb Icon

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125. Vector bacterial logo tutorial in Adobe Illustrator

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126. Create Hair in Illustrator

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127. Waving Flag of the USA

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128. Stylish Bird

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129. Vector Plasma Television

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130. Wooden Smoking Pipe

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131. Create a Cute, Stylized Suitcase Tag in Pink

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132. Designing a Typeface, With Illustrator and FontLab, from Start to Finish

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133. Illustration of Children’s Book Tutorial

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134. Create a simple paperclip icon

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135. Japanese Sushi

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136. Creating Curls Graphic Effect In Illustrator

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137. Create a Grisly Zombie Illustration

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138. Stylish Flowers & Leaves

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139. Create a classic calendar icon

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140. Create the face of a greedy monkey

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141. Pixels and Vectors – Closing the Gap Between Photoshop and Illustrator

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142. Turn a Client-Approved Snack Label into a 3D Snack Pack

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143. Use Effects to Create a Cool Design

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144. Ornate Lettering Process

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145. Brighten Your Work with Custom 3D Shapes

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146. Vexel Illustration Tutorial

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147. Create a Pseudo-Sugar Skull from Start to Finish

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148. Create an Identity Package in Illustrator

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149. Blend and Mask Yourself a Great Poster in Illustrator

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150. Gradient Mesh Flower Tutorial

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151. All About Transformation in Adobe Illustrator

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152. Create Media Player Button

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153. How to reduce EPS illustration file size Tutorial

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154. Multiple Fills Tutorial

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155. Orange Man Color Changes — Done in Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

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156. Create a Retro Vector Illustration with Stylized Lines

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157. Create a High Quality GUI Button Slider in Illustrator

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158. Dot Matrix Style Tutorial

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159. How to Use Scribble Effects in Illustrator Tutorial

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160. Create a Vector RSS Icon Tutorial

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161.  Tips for Working with the Gradient Mesh Tool in Illustrator

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162. Make A Torn Vector Desktop Wallpaper with Angled Text

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163. How to Create Vector Spirograph Designs

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164. How to Create Your Own Color Seperations in Adobe Illustrator

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165. How to Design a Set of Multicolored Buddy Icons

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166. Raw Logo Design in Illustrator

 

167. How to make custom brushes in Illustrator Tutorial

 

168. Applying Clipping Masks & Blends Tutorial

 

169. Creating 3D Shapes in Illustrator

 

170. Creative Background Effects

 

171. Roundtrip Logo from Illustrator to Photoshop

 

172. Drawing a Nice Vector Golden Badge Award

 

173. Feynman Diagrams

 

174. Creating Comic Book Style Text

 

175. Creating Seamless Pattern

 

176. Create Swirling Rainbows with Ease

 

177. Create 3D Pyramid

 

178. Creating an iPod

 

179. Drawing a Nice Vector Golden Badge Award

 

180. Make a Celtic Knot With the Shape Builder Tool

 

181. Illustrator Tutorial Creating Perfect Logo Backing With The Pathfinder

 

182. Quick grids in Adobe Illustrator

 

183. Adobe Illustrator – shortcuts tutorial Tutorial

 

184. Adobe Illustrator – Fill and stroke tutorial

 

185. Gradient and layer mask Tutorial

 

Author : Dustin Betonio

Dustin Betonio is a Translation Management graduate at University of Mindanao. His earlier career was devoted on customer service outside the information highway. Currently studying Law in the same University.

 

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Ganesh Rao R June 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

super the creating

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SUper April 3, 2012 at 4:33 am

Thanks a bunch for sharing the ideas…

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Rosacea Dieet January 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I have tried some of these tutorials for one of my websites. Normally I use photoshop to create my graphics, but I think I will try a bit more of the above tutorials.

In my opinion it is sometimes easier to use Illustrator than photoshop. Does anyon agree? Also I think illustrator is easier to learn…

Thanks for this exccelent collection.

Dennis (Holland)

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Binaya Shrestha January 6, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Amazing collection full blend of arts & designs; concepts along with heap full of learning materials. It is beyond my imaginaton that the website like this actually exists. I am sincerely thankful and honor all the people who have offered their valuable times in giving a LIFE – Unbelievably LIVELY! I won’t take any chances of forgetting this site; and surely am gonna give a go for whatever contribution I might offer to this lovely place. I would also like to give credits to all the tripwire Mag team.

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Stock Images December 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

What a list! I think, if I complete all these, I will have covered all the options available in illustrator!

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Country House Weddings December 9, 2011 at 8:46 am

Wow! Nice list. Great work, man!

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melanie November 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm

it looks so easy. 😀 i really need to study very hard. 😀

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Daniel Bevis October 20, 2011 at 6:45 pm

A staggering amount of good stuff here – bravo!

I look forward to working my way through a nice chunk of these. :)

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Moto CMS June 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Great job! You must have put so much efforts in collecting all these together. Thank you, a really useful stuff!

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lvraa June 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm

you’re welcome, glad it helped you out.

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WPExplorer May 31, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Lots of good stuff here. I am really digging the retro badge, its nice!

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