Ultimate Roundup of 200+ Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Ultimate Roundup of 200+ Adobe Illustrator TutorialsThis article is an ultimate and huge collection of adobe illustrator tutorials from all around the web, 205 tutorials to be precise. These tutorials can help you improve your skills and in your knowledge in illustrator. It can advance you from beginner to professional. The tutorials are very detailed and informative written by professional illustrators for your benefit.

All the tutorials are categorized in 6 categories so that you can easily find what you are looking for (clicking on the category will navigate you to it):

  1. Scenes Tutorials
  2. Text Effects Tutorials
  3. Character Tutorials
  4. Icon Tutorials
  5. Objects Tutorials
  6. Illustration & Design Tutorials (Misc Tutorials)

1. Create an Elegant Theater Interior with Illustrator

2. How to Create a Vintage Ocean Liner Poster

3. Create a Realistic, Vector Building Illustration

4. Create an Illustration of a Pearl-Filled Clam on an Ocean Bed

5. Learn to Create a Financial Crisis, Vector Illustration

6. How to Create a Cute Earth Illustration in Vector

7. How to Make a White Holiday Scene in Illustrator

8. Smoothly Shift Winter Colors, While Creating an Icy, Vector Landscape

9. How to Create a Landscape Wallpaper for your Desktop

10. How to Create a Cartoon Spaceship Interior in Under One Hour

11. How to Create Your Own Stylized Vector City

12. How to Create a Classic Vector Painting with Watercolor Washes and Line Art

13. How to Create a Fun Hot Air Balloon Sky Scene

14. How to Create a Textured Vector Landscape

15. How to Create a Stylized Underwater Scene

1. Create Colorful, Layered Paper Type in Illustrator

2. How to Create a Smokin’ Western Type Treatment in Illustrator

3. Make a Torn Vector Desktop Wallpaper with Angled Text

4. Create an Old Paper & Feather Pen Illustration

5. Create a Swirly Type Treatment

6. Create a bubble text effect

7. Create a folded paper text effect

8. Create An Editable Stitched Label Type Treatment

9. Turn Any Font Into a Sketch Font

10. Creating Editable Letterpress Styled Text

11. How to Create a Trendy Retro Type Treatment

12. Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment

1. Create a Cute Retro-Flavored Teddy Bear with the Gradient Mesh Tool

2. Modeling the Human Face in Illustrator

3. How to Design a Cheeky Koala Mascot Head

4. Create a Colorful, Vector Carnival Mask

5. How to Create Typeface Characters

6. Create a Set of Shiny Character Eyes

7. How to Create a Curious Owl in Illustrator CS4

8. How to Create a Vector Goldfish in Six Steps

9. Use Illustrator to Create a Fun, 3D, Character Logo

10. Tracing a Vector Face From a Reference Photo

11. How to Create an Eagle Head Sticker

12. How to Create a Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater in Illustrator

13. How to Create a Mosaic Portrait from a Photograph

14. How to Create a Fantasy Character in Illustrator

15. How to Illustrate a LeBron James Cartoon Character

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

17. How to Create a Web Site Mascot

18. How to Create a Cartoon Character with Expressive Lines

19. How to Illustrate a Cute Emo Kid

20. How to Create a Killer Chainsaw Bunny Character

21. How to Turn a Sketch into a Fat Cat Vector Illustration

22. Create a Sweet Pair of Glossy Vector Lips

23. How to Create a Cute Bunny Vector Character

24. Create the face of a grumpy bear

25. Create the face of a greedy monkey

26. Create the face of a goofy bunny

27. Create a cute and simple hippo face

28. Create A Vector Art Twitter Bird Character Icon

29. Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

30. How To Draw a Cute Vector Dog Character in Illustrator

31. Create a Rolling Stones Inspired Tongue Illustration

32. Create A Cute Creature Character From A Sketch

33. Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

34. Create a Happy Sun Character

35. Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

36. Create a Twitter Style Bird Mascot

1. How to Create a Simple Cardboard Box Icon

2. Create an Ominous Jar of Purple Ooze

3. How to Draw a Glossy Yo-Yo Icon using Adobe Illustrator

4. How to Create a Distinguished Personal Diary Icon

5. How to Make an Opulent Chair Icon

6. How to Create a Hyper-realistic Flashlight

7. How to Create a Shiny Bucket Icon

8. Create a Stylized First Aid Icon in Illustrator

9. Creating a Toaster-Popping Illustration

10. Reflections Done Right – Creating a Money Roll Icon

11. How to Create A Realistic Chef’s Knife in Illustrator

12. How to Create a Golden, Vector Compass in Illustrator

13. How To Create An Academy Icon From Simple Shapes

14. How to Create an Energy Saving Bulb in Illustrator

15. Create a Fun Icon of Frozen People on Ice – Part I, Create a Fun Icon of Frozen People on Ice – Part II

16. How to Create a Recycling, Paper Bag Icon

17. How to Create a Photorealistic iMac and Magic Mouse

18. How to Illustrate a Brain Icon for OSX and Vista

19. How to Create a Gearbox Settings Icon Using Simple Shapes

20. Create a Yummy Ice Cream Icon with Mesh Objects and Blends

21. Abracadabra, How to Create a Magic Hat Icon

22. How to Make a Sweet Vector Popsicle Illustration

23. How to Create a Vector Sketchbook

24. How to Create an Hourglass Icon in About an Hour

25. How to Create an Alarm Clock Icon

26. Make 3D Yet Flat Looking Shopping Basket Icons

27. How to Make a Vector Military Cap Icon

28. Craft a Delicious Chinese Food Icon

29. How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon

30. How to Create a Magic Wand Icon

31. Create a laptop icon

32. Create a simple paint brush icon

33. Create a documents icon

34. Create a simple lcd monitor icon

35. Create a classic calendar icon

36. Create A 3D Vector Book Icon

37. How to Create a Vector iMac Graphic in Illustrator

38. How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator

39. Create a Tasty Burger Icon in Illustrator

40. Design a Stylish Wallet Icon in Illustrator

41. Create a Vintage TV Set Icon in Illustrator

42. Create a Simple Storefront Icon

43. Create A Briefcase Icon

44. Create a Stylized GPS Icon

45. How to Design a Set of Multicolored Buddy Icons

55. Make a Handy 3D Vector Calendar Icon

56. How to Create a Transparent Battery Icon

57. How to Create a Juicy RSS Feed Icon

58. Design a Vector Audio Speaker Icon In Illustrator

60. Create a Vector Film Slate Icon

61. Create An Aperture Style Camera Lens Icon

62. Create a Vector Lock Icon Design

1. How to Create a Still Life in the Style of Primitive Art

2. How to Create a Medieval Paper Scroll

3. How to Create a Lustrous Electric Guitar

4. Create a Detailed, Vector-based iPhone Illustration, Part 1, Create a Detailed, Vector-based iPhone Illustration, Part 2

5. How to Create a Charming Jewelry Box

6. How to Create a Tube of Paint and a Brush, Using Adobe Illustrator

7. How to Illustrate a Marvelous Violin Icon

8. How to Create a Vector Baseball Bat and Ball

9. How to Illustrate a Professional Looking Apple iPad

10. How To Create a Sleek DVD Player with Adobe Illustrator

11. Create a Stylized, Vector Rubik’s Cube

12. How to Create a Shiny, Vector Laptop

13. Create a Cute, Stylized Suitcase Tag in Pink

14. Draw a Glowing, Vector Pocket Watch – Front and Back

15. How To Make an Olympic Gold Medal In Adobe Illustrator CS4

16. How to Create an Electronic Piano in Illustrator

17. How to Create an Elegant, Vector Pen in Illustrator

18. How to Make Super-Sharp, Vector Swords

19. How to Create a 3D Marker in Illustrator

20. How To Create A Vector Wacom Tablet In Illustrator

21. How to Create Stereo Headphone Plugs in Illustrator

22. Make a Sleek and Refreshing Vector Energy Drink

23. How to Create Semi-Realistic Scissors in Illustrator

24. Hit the Mark with a Realistic Vector Dartboard

25. How to Make a Vector Diamond Ring in Illustrator

26. How to Create a Stack of Poker Chips

27. How to Create Shiny, Vector Dice in Illustrator

28. How to Draw A Realistic Vector Light Bulb From Scratch

29. Make a 3D Vector Film Roll, Drawn In Perspective

30. How to Make a Detailed 3D Vector Tire in Illustrator

31. Create a Milk Bottle with a Funny Cow Label

32. How to Create an Enchanted Holiday Ornament Design

33. How to Make Festive Vector Gift Boxes

34. Craft a Vector Collegiate Notebook Design

35. How to Create a Colorful Retro Style TV

36. Create a Checkered 3D Chess Figure Scene

37. How to Create a Fresh Mojito Cocktail Glass

38. Create an iPod Nano

39. Create a popcorn box

40. Create an illustration of a fountain pen

41. How To Create A Realistic Pendrive

42. Wooden Smoking Pipe

43. Vector Plasma Television

44. Create An Awesome Space Rocket Avatar in Illustrator

45. How to Create a Box Cutter Style Vector Knife

46. Make a Shiny Gum Ball Machine with Mesh Gradients

47. Create a Stylized Vector Police Badge with Metal and Leather

1. Using Gradients to Create a Vector Bug

2. How to Make an Attractive Vector Butterfly

3. How to Create a Stylized Vector Grasshopper

4. How to Turn a Client Approved Snack Label into a 3D Looking Snack Pack

5. Make an Awesome Military Themed Vector Package

6. How to Create Sheet Rolls with Custom Spirals

7. How to Make a Vector Photo Album and Wood Background

8. Create a Customizable Aluminum and Glass Styled Vector Emblem

9. How to Create an Art Gallery Frame in Vector

10.How to Create a Caramel Ripple Effect

11. How to Create Realistic, Vector Bubbles

12. How to Create a Rainy Window Vector Background

13. How to Create a Vector Optical Illusion

14. Create a Vector Tree with Custom Brushes and the Gradient Mesh Tool

15. How to Create a Rocketing, Vector Aircraft Shuttle

16. How to Create Your Own Abstract, Music Design

17. How to Create a Captivating, Self-Promotion Kit

18. How to Make an Inspired, Golden Painting in Illustrator

19. Create an Abstract, Textured Artwork in Illustrator

20. Create a Valentines Day Illustration for Your Sweetie

21. How to Create a Retro Vector Illustration with Stylized Lines

22. How to Create Colorful Abstract Artwork in Illustrator

23. How to Illustrate Deliciously Realistic Grapes using Simple Techniques

24. From Sketch to Vector, Simple Illustration That’s Not So Simple

25. Illustrating a Chili Pepper with Illustrator’s Envelope Distort Tool

26. How to Design a Shiny Zipper

27. How to Create a Pencil and Paper Illustration

28. Dress Up Your Desktop with a Sharp Dual Screen Wallpaper

29. How to Make a Retro RC Airplane Poster

30. How To Create Outstanding Modern Infographics

31. Turn a Boring Bar Graph into a 3D Masterpiece

32. How to Make Realistic Skate Wheels in Illustrator

33. Create a Code-Style T-Shirt Design for Website Promotion

34. Create a Fun Halloween Vector Poster

35. Create the Mini Logo

36. Japanese Sushi

37. Gradient Mesh Flower

38. Realistic Orange

39. How to Make an Icy Cocktail

40. Create A Mouthwatering Chocolate Covered Strawberry

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

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

Let us know if we have missed some thing awesome and we will be happy to update the article.

Ahmad Hania

Ahmad Hania is a professional designer and developer with a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering. He is interested in freelancing and blogging. He is a cofounder of Wateen Technologies an application development and hosting company. He loves video games and sports. Read more articles by Ahmad Hania at his blog Follow Ahmad Hania at Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. Dominica Medrano says

    Hey there, You’ve done a great job. I will definitely digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this site.

  2. Saurabh Sharma says

    Great Collection. I’m glad to see 3 tutorials of mine in the list. Nice to see such a huge roundup.

  3. Jarkko Sibenberg says

    I have some issues with Illustrator… erm… illustrations because too often they are made of unnecessary wild gradients and too bright colors, looking like something from the 90’s. There’s some bad apples in your list above, but most of them look useful. I especially like some of the text and logo examples.

    Thanks. It’s quite a big list. I believe there’s something for everyone in it. I’ll have to come back when I need some inspiration or help with Illustrator.