40 Fundamental Illustrator Tutorials You Must Know

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Learning a new software application can be a difficult task, especially when there is an application that is as deep as Adobe Illustrator! Fortunately, Teresa illustrator colection veterans who are generous enough time to take the basic document, so that new users of the first activities to capture and gain knowledge of tools and basic techniques. This collection of tutorials covering various dialer tools and provides many useful tips and advice. Together, they constitute a very useful tool for all beginners who work with their heads, put up in Adobe Illustrator.

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

Many things can be in Illustrator need not be the tool Pen, as evidenced by the recent Hourglass tutorial. Using only simple predefined types, and tools such as Pathfinder and the conversions can be created all the images from scratch. In this tutorial we will create the right image for display options, settings, preferences, etc., similar to OS X System Preferences icon.

2. How to Create an Abstract Vector Design in Illustrator

A great looking abstract designs can be created from the simplest form. You can take a look at the creation of geometric shapes and objects to form a dynamic composition of Illustrator, then all shine with some effects of transparency in a picture body tends to be created.

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

This tutorial will show you how a Western-style primary treatment with Illustrator to achieve results. The impact of these guidelines, you can simply use the appropriate settings in otherwise treatment and logos

4. Create a Bright Retro Grunge Vector Illustration

Follow these steps to create in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create a range of body shapes and graphics that are combined into one large collage have body image. Well, then end the show with some differences in depth and detail so that a polished image, with a touch of retro-grunge style.

5.Illustrator Tutorial: Surprise Gift

There are times when you need to make a gift box and effects for special occasions. This tutorial gives you an idea of how this can be achieved with brushes and some other techniques. I will not go into detail how each step is feasible, but I’m sure techniques to emphasize the creation of this presentation.

6. How to Create an Open Book with Illustrator’s 3D Extrude & Bevel Tool

In this tutorial, we will explain how to create an open book, especially the illustrator 3D Extrude and Bevel Tool. We open the pages with graphics and a corrugated bottom.

7. Super Cool Abstract Vectors in Illustrator and Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how an abstract type of flowers to blend tool in Illustrator, then played with this Photoshop to produce a colorful wallpaper created.

8.Create a cool water effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to use the mesh tool to create water drops, the Symbol Sprayer tool-use icon with the help of water droplets and dispersion.

9. 3D lighted text effect

This tutorial shows you how to add 3D text, then we have some brushes for art in order to create an efficient, clean futuristic spacey.

10. Swirl Mania in Illustrator & Photoshop

In this tutorial, show you 4 ways to turbulence and mixing of very powerful techniques that you can easily tonnes of various types of bodies and vertebrate sperm crazy to see the learning.

11. Design with Flair from Start to Finish in Illustrator CS4

Weve all seen some courses with outrageous designs, where shows you how to make a game technology. In this article, and start from scratch with a basic photo and create a full effect in all Designin no time.

12. Use Adobe Illustrator to Create a Clean Website Layout

This tutorial is ideal for beginners and advanced beginners artists Adobe Illustrator. We will, as the coverage and development of a site and prepare it for usage.

13. Illustrate Image into Vector

Basically, it’s easy to present a lively and not a real object. Tuna is easy to apply and easily. It is a great way to practice for beginners

14. Creating trees in Illustrator

In this tutorial, I will begin by presenting an image of a tree, then draw the physical form and add your own creative ideas into a hub for the production of contemporary illustrations. You can use a variety of tools, Illustrator, Freehand, including tools, instruments, and the shape of the pallet Layers.

15. Craft a Dramatic Vector Landscape Environment

This tutorial shows the average capacity Adobe Illustrator artist how a spectacular environment.

16. Figure Shading

In this tutorial I will, however, simply and quickly in figure drawing your shadow seem credible and the establishment of the amount so it can be easy to Adobe Flash Cartoon Series. To become more attractive, I will try to do everything, the simplest way possible and with less effort

17. Learn Illustrator CS3 in 30 Days

This depth of 30 days during the registration Vector is one of the most useful lessons there. It is free!

18. Illustrator Beginner’s Series

Illustration of the information contained Illustrator beginners series, the tools used most often with an overview of their use.

19. Adobe Illustrator Guides and Tutorials

The collection of tutorials and guides klethegr8 include various hints and tips on all types of tools.

20. Beginner Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Comments received during the coming days to a few ShapeShed Illustrator import much more than the basic tools and techniques, including mixtures, rounded edges and scouts.

21. Illustrator CS4 Blob Brush

The new addition to Illustrator CS4 Blob Brush opens the door to new opportunities. Magazine sections explain more with this helpful video tutorial.

22. Illustrator CS4 Gradients

Another new feature in CS4 is a new package processed. Heres to give an overview of some of the new opportunities and optimize color gradients in Illustrator.

23. Working with Illustrator Art Brushes

Brushes are an important tool in Illustrator, and come in different styles. This tutorial covers the kind of brush BittBox, with great examples of how it can be used.

24. Illustrator Opacity Mask Basics

Illustrator Opacity Masks are a function that can be really useful, especially for people with older versions of CS4, which now have greatly expanded access to a new state of opacity.

25. The Power and Ease of Patterns in Illustrator

The base model in Adobe Illustrator is something we are very happy, but as an illustrator combined with other instruments may be some surprising results.

26. Wacom Settings in Illustrator

Not surprisingly, Adobe Illustrator seems, if used in the preparation of illustrations, Illustrator and there is not complete without a tablet Wacom. Heres some tips to improve your settings.

27. Quickly Change Fills and Strokes

Illustrators often fills strokes confusing and designers no Photoshop. This option tips and shortcuts Vectips gives a clear understanding of the speed used.

28. Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide

The pen is the most important control tool with Adobe Illustrator, and is unable to cope with a lot of exercise. Arm yourself with this great knowledge and understanding of how it works.

29. A Comprehensive Guide to the Pathfinder Panel

The Pathfinder master is also an important tool in Illustrator. The illustrator used in almost all the projects you work, so useful to know how it works.

30. Tips for Working with the Gradient Mesh Tool In Illustrator

Gradient Mesh is actually one tool I still need to wrap my head around, but once mastered, can significantly reduce your artwork to the next level with the ability to create photo-realistic graphics.

31.Illustrator’s Blend Tool: A Comprehensive Guide

The mixing tool is one of the illustrators of the most powerful features. The incoming mail fully focused on its use in a wide range of examples and diagrams.

32. Illustrator’s Type Tool: A Comprehensive Introduction

The tool can not text because it requires a lot of words, an illustrator, but also offers some options related dramatically. Heres a practical overview.

33. A Comprehensive Guide: Illustrator’s Paintbrush Tool and Brush Panel

Heres an overview of four types of brushes in Illustrator covered with a detailed explanation of how to use each.

34. The Basics of Clipping Paths and Opacity Masks

Just to show how masks in Photoshop, Illustrator uses masks to hide and various parts of the project. Here is an overview of clipping masks and opacity, and its use in a real world project.

35. Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts

These shortcuts aren’t only keyboard alternatives to popular menu items, they will also create new opportunities that otherwise aren’t available.

36. Beginner Illustrator Tutorial – Create a Vector RSS Icon

If learning by doing is more your thing, why not try the tutorial icon RSS ?covers the most basic commands plus some key advanced tools such as Pathfinder and offset the creation of roads.

37. Blueprint-Style Text in Adobe Illustrator

This technical project has shown that everywhere even to cover Photoshop Help Desk Book by Dave Cross. This is a brief demo with a mixture of live effects, filters and even a little gradient mesh objects to a seemingly complex treatment to create the logo.

38. Create a Themed Repeating Pattern in Illustrator

Follow this Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a series of simple objects around the body based on lifestyle designer, then the tiles to form a repetitive pattern look cool. The creation of objects based on the basic shape, is an illustrator for a good tutorial for beginners and is an impressive performance, to be introduced, using a variety of design projects.

39. Translucent IM Style Illustrator Icon Tutorial

The shiny and glossy image of Web 2.0 is comfortable when it comes to images. Follow this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, a Scalable Vector Graphic Instant Messaging style icon with the impression that creating a brilliant and translucent surface.

40. Create a Vector Pirate Cartoon Character from a Hand Drawn Sketch

As originally created by the power of pen and paper is a draft version, which is then scanned the computer for use as a basis for identifying with Adobe Illustrator. The end result is an animated character in the color vector format!

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20 Comments Best Comments First
  • Laurent JOUVIN

    Friday, February 12th, 2010 01:30

    9

    Illustrator has come a long way since I started using it… 17 years ago! and those tutorials will still come in handy. Thank you very much for sharing this amazing list.

    +2
  • Alex Flueras

    Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 08:30

    11

    Simply awesome! Thanks so much for putting this together and sharing with us.

    0
  • Krishna

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 15:19

    1

    Bookmarked! – Will definitely be referring to this in the future!!
    Good list!!

    0
  • djavupixel

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 13:39

    6

    Good list of tutorials, I will definitely give it a try! Thanks

    0
  • Jonathan Patterson

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 17:11

    5

    Cool. I’ll have to make use of the Wacom/Illustrator tut.

    A couple of my tuts made the list!

    0
  • Kresna Akhmadi

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 15:29

    2

    yeah .. .thanks for sharing, by the way, did you know how to colourize illustration for tees? like in http://www.emptees.com

    i can’t find any comprehensive tuts about it, and i have try it but ended suck ..

    thanks!

    0
  • Ari Suardiyanti

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 15:42

    3

    awesome list! ^.^

    0
  • 7creative

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 16:34

    4

    Great tutorials. Thanks for the collection.

    0
  • CSSim Benim

    Sunday, February 14th, 2010 03:04

    10

    I’ve bookmarked for reference.

    0
  • woooooooohooooooo

    Friday, September 9th, 2011 14:54

    18

    I like that jelly fish thingie :D

    0
  • Trent

    Saturday, November 19th, 2011 21:35

    19

    You’re GREAT.!!! thank you very much.It’s the best collection of illustrator tutorial that i’ve ever find on the internet.

    0
  • GRR

    Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 09:12

    20

    Bookmarked this list as well, plenty of useful stuff to increase one’s Illustrator skills.

    0
  • Moin

    Monday, July 25th, 2011 22:36

    17

    Thanks a lot for excellent tutorials, i like all of them, and i try it myself, really nice and helpful. specially ” 6. How to Create an Open Book with Illustrator’s 3D Extrude & Bevel Tool” is great.

    0
  • Dave

    Saturday, June 11th, 2011 00:59

    16

    Over years Adobe Illustrator has become the standard application when it comes to illustration design. Artists, illustrators and graphic designers use Illustrator to create vector-based graphics which — contrary to raster-based editors such as Adobe Photoshop — can be easily rescaled without the loss of quality. E.g., Illustrator is often used to quickly transform hand-drawn sketches on a sheet of paper into lively and colorful digital images.

    However, to master Adobe Illustrator isn’t easy; and the creating process of professional illustrations requires both time and patience. Therefore tutorials like this can turn out to be real life- and time-savers as they show exactly what needs to be done in order to create professional illustrations and how masters of illustration actually manage to do their magic.

    0
  • Jane Hostin

    Thursday, April 15th, 2010 13:37

    13

    Glad I found this. Some fantastic material I can use here.

    0
  • Saqib Imran

    Monday, August 23rd, 2010 09:11

    14

    Great job done all the tutorials are wonderful & very helpful

    0
  • Frank Zweegers

    Friday, March 4th, 2011 17:41

    15

    Beautiful selection.

    0
  • Graha Nurdian

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 18:48

    8

    Hey nice round ups y know!
    Awesome go get bookmark it

    -1
  • GRR

    Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 09:12

    20

    Bookmarked this list as well, plenty of useful stuff to increase one’s Illustrator skills.

    0
  • Trent

    Saturday, November 19th, 2011 21:35

    19

    You’re GREAT.!!! thank you very much.It’s the best collection of illustrator tutorial that i’ve ever find on the internet.

    0
  • woooooooohooooooo

    Friday, September 9th, 2011 14:54

    18

    I like that jelly fish thingie :D

    0
  • Moin

    Monday, July 25th, 2011 22:36

    17

    Thanks a lot for excellent tutorials, i like all of them, and i try it myself, really nice and helpful. specially ” 6. How to Create an Open Book with Illustrator’s 3D Extrude & Bevel Tool” is great.

    0
  • Dave

    Saturday, June 11th, 2011 00:59

    16

    Over years Adobe Illustrator has become the standard application when it comes to illustration design. Artists, illustrators and graphic designers use Illustrator to create vector-based graphics which — contrary to raster-based editors such as Adobe Photoshop — can be easily rescaled without the loss of quality. E.g., Illustrator is often used to quickly transform hand-drawn sketches on a sheet of paper into lively and colorful digital images.

    However, to master Adobe Illustrator isn’t easy; and the creating process of professional illustrations requires both time and patience. Therefore tutorials like this can turn out to be real life- and time-savers as they show exactly what needs to be done in order to create professional illustrations and how masters of illustration actually manage to do their magic.

    0
  • Frank Zweegers

    Friday, March 4th, 2011 17:41

    15

    Beautiful selection.

    0
  • Saqib Imran

    Monday, August 23rd, 2010 09:11

    14

    Great job done all the tutorials are wonderful & very helpful

    0
  • Jane Hostin

    Thursday, April 15th, 2010 13:37

    13

    Glad I found this. Some fantastic material I can use here.

    0
  • Alex Flueras

    Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 08:30

    11

    Simply awesome! Thanks so much for putting this together and sharing with us.

    0
  • CSSim Benim

    Sunday, February 14th, 2010 03:04

    10

    I’ve bookmarked for reference.

    0
  • Laurent JOUVIN

    Friday, February 12th, 2010 01:30

    9

    Illustrator has come a long way since I started using it… 17 years ago! and those tutorials will still come in handy. Thank you very much for sharing this amazing list.

    +2
  • Graha Nurdian

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 18:48

    8

    Hey nice round ups y know!
    Awesome go get bookmark it

    -1
  • djavupixel

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 13:39

    6

    Good list of tutorials, I will definitely give it a try! Thanks

    0
  • Jonathan Patterson

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 17:11

    5

    Cool. I’ll have to make use of the Wacom/Illustrator tut.

    A couple of my tuts made the list!

    0
  • 7creative

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 16:34

    4

    Great tutorials. Thanks for the collection.

    0
  • Ari Suardiyanti

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 15:42

    3

    awesome list! ^.^

    0
  • Kresna Akhmadi

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 15:29

    2

    yeah .. .thanks for sharing, by the way, did you know how to colourize illustration for tees? like in http://www.emptees.com

    i can’t find any comprehensive tuts about it, and i have try it but ended suck ..

    thanks!

    0
  • Krishna

    Thursday, February 11th, 2010 15:19

    1

    Bookmarked! – Will definitely be referring to this in the future!!
    Good list!!

    0

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