In this post, we’ll be sharing with you a collection of useful creative Illustrator tutorials that will help you to use it in a variety of new ways. Whether you are a pro or a budding novice, you are bound to find something that will help you.
Below we present a collection of some of the latest, most useful and highly creative tutorials for Adobe Illustrator.
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In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create colorful, realistic bubbles. It’s pretty in depth though, so set aside a couple hours for this one.
With this tutorial you’ll use the Mesh Tool to create an interesting damask patterned curtain.
You will learn how to create realistic vector fire, using the Gradient Mesh Tool and Screen Blending mode with this tut.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a vector illustration of a beautiful red ribbon. All you will need is the Pen Tool, 3D effect Extrude & Bevel and a good taste in color selection. This could be good practice for less skilled Pen Tool users.
This classic school blackboard illustration is composed using vector shape building techniques, pixel perfect highlighting, as well as using brushes and textures to add detail.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a snail using various tools including the Pen Tool, Selection Tool, Direct Selection Tool, Ellipse Tool, and Gradient Tool, with some shapes created with the help of the Pathfinder panel.
In this tutorial you’ll create an interesting business icon that consists of two arrows and a globe. The techniques discussed are applicable to the creation of a variety of other illustrations as well.
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a colorful, glass text effect, using patterns, transform effects, multiple gradient fills, and more to construct this beautiful lettering.
You’re shown how to create a stylized jellyfish using blends and brushes with this tutorial.
Here you’ll create a design fit for any number of St. Patrick’s Day uses. You’ll learn useful information on how to create a pile of golden coins and a Pilgrim hat.
In this tutorial, you’ll use Meshes, Bristle brushes, Art brushes, and other tools and techniques to create a racing yacht in Illustrator. The skills you’ll learn here can easily be used to create various other objects as well.
In this tutorial you’ll use 3D-rendering, blends, and other tools and professional vector techniques to create an oil filled vector radiator. The skills learned here can easily be used to create various stock art objects or graphics for your next design project.
In this tutorial you’ll create a psychedelic design one step at a time using both Illustrator and Photoshop.
In this tutorial, you’ll explore how to create an open book using Illustrator’s 3D Extrude & Bevel Tools. You’ll create open pages with graphics and add a wavy background. The book can then be customized by applying your own graphics to the pages.
In this tutorial, you’ll get an overview of how to develop a character from the initial concept to the final site mascot, then go on to create several character poses for different parts of the site.
With this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a vintage, vector stamp set. They’ll go over building the stamp shape by shape, constructing the stamp border vector shape, highlighting the edges, creating the branding, and giving the vector postage stamp a vintage texture, and final illustrator stamp effect.
In this tutorial we learn how to create a vector snake using the Mesh Tormentor, a free Gradient Mesh plugin. The plugin makes working with the gradient mesh simple and enjoyable.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a realistic vector denim texture.
Here we learn a bit more about Illustrator’s Mesh tool. You’ll learn how to create a Super Mario-style mushroom in order to better understand how to use this tool on an example image.
In this tutorial you learn to make a retro looking poster that gives the impression of having been crafted in the 50’s.
In this logo design walk-through, you’ll learn how to make a cubist style logo design made up of lots of detailed vector facets.
Follow this step by step tutorial to create a simple vector ninja character. The design is made up of basic shapes and uses Illustrator’s core tools, making this tutorial perfect for beginners.
This tutorial covers a really simple exercise to create a slick clock icon. If you’re new to using Illustrator, this tutorial will be especially well suited for you.
Need a new set of business cards? Follow this step by step tutorial to create a cool business card design using Adobe Illustrator.
You’ll create the character using basic shapes to give a cute and friendly appearance, then bringing the character to life with gradient colors and a detailed fur effect.
You’ll use a photograph as a basic reference then use a Wacom tablet along with Illustrator’s vector brush tools to draw up various gruesome elements on your zombie character.
In this vector tutorial you will learn how to create an advertising billboard using 3D modeling and a few simple techniques, like shape building using the Pathfinder palette, defining the vanishing point by using the guides, filling an object with gradients and using the Blend Tool.
In this tutorial, using both Illustrator and Photoshop, you will learn how to create a candy cane text effect. This tutorial shows you how to use various vector-drawing tools in Illustrator to create a custom pattern brush and how to refine your vector work by finishing it off in Photoshop.
In this detailed tutorial you will learn how to create the Sonic The Hedgehog opening logo in Illustrator
It’s as simple as it sounds. In this detailed tutorial you’ll learn how to create a wireframe face in Illustrator using the envelope distort tool.
In this tutorial you’ll create an attractive gift box, using mostly the usual tools, like the Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool, Extrude & Bevel 3D effect and some nice colors to create an eye catching illustration.
This tutorial demonstrates how to draw evil skulls easily, as well as teaching us a bit of anatomy. It goes step by step, showing us how to draw an evil looking skull, the right way!
This tutorial even shows you how to simulate the look of folded corners on the paper by using simple color gradients. The creation process is surprisingly simple.
Create a Macbook Pro Illustration
In this very detailed tutorial, you will learn how to create a cocktail glass filled with a colorful drink and fancy decorations. Creating glass objects can be challenging since there are so few colors you’re allow to use. This tutorial shows us how!