20 Fresh Must See Illustrator Tutorials


There are so many illustrator tutorials been released constantly all over the web its difficult to keep up with all the fresh and latest tutorials. This is a short but delightful collection of 25 of the freshest illustrator tutorials created over the last 3months, hopefully their maybe a few good tutorials which can help educate you and teach you some useful tips.

1. How to Create a Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie In Illustrator


In this simple tutorial, I will show you how to create a super detailed cookie illustration inside Adobe Illustrator.

2. How To Create A Very Scary But Cute Monster In Illustrator


Monsters, they can be bad and ugly or they can be nice and cute. How is this monster you decide by yourself. This is a tutorial on how to draw a complex monster illustration, I tried to make it as easy as possible but knowledge of basing drawing tools is advised anyway.

3. Create a Detailed, Vector-based iPhone Illustrationiphone

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a photo-realistic iPhone illustration and every single icon you can find on the iPhone touch screen. That’s 18 icons! With so many fantastic tips and tricks we’ve broken the tutorial into two parts, in part two you will learn how to make the remainder of the icons and finish your illustration.

4. How To Create a Detailed Vector Sugar Skull Illustration


Follow this Illustrator design tutorial to create a super detailed sugar skull illustration made from lots of sweet vector elements. We’ll use a mix of basic and advanced Illustrator tools to build various decorative objects to slowly build up the features until we have an awesome looking skull design that pays homage to the Mexican Dia de los Muertos tradition.

5. Create a Painterly Apple with Illustrator CS5’s new Bristle Brush


The new Bristle Brush in Illustrator CS5 gives you the best of both worlds: The painterly effects of real media and the control and flexibility of a vector drawing. We’ll use another new feature in CS5, the “Draw Inside” drawing mode, which will let us do what every artist likes to do — color outside the lines.

6. How to Draw a Vintage Typewriter Icon Inside Adobe Illustrator


Many of you probably remember those days when there was only one typing machine available for writers and business offices around the world, the classic typewriter. In our days we type everything we need on computers and there is no room left for these old and heavy devices.

7. Create a Glowing Neon Sign using the Appearance Palette


This tutorial shows the potential the Appearance Palette in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be building an elaborate neon sign, utilizing the Appearance Palette to speed up the process and remove the need of drawing complex paths.

8. How To Create a Trendy Seamless Pattern in Illustratortrendy-seamless-pattern

The great thing about seamless repeating patterns is that once created, they can be used as a base for all kinds of awesome designs. Skateboard decks, custom apparel, package designs and website backgrounds are just some of the uses for the good old pattern swatch. Follow this tutorial to build a vector based repeating pattern of your own, featuring trendy graphics of skulls, stars, lightning bolts and other cool pop imagery.

9. Illustrator Tutorial: Wooden Smoking Pipetobaco

This tutorial is on how to draw a stylish smoking tobacco pipe in Illustrator. You will learn how to create wood texture on the pipe in this tutorial. Also, you will learn how to make the tobacco and the smoke. The steps are simple and I hope you will find it useful.

10. Create Volkswagen Logo


In the following tutorial you will learn to create the Volkswagen logo. You’ll only need some simple circles, gradients, strokes and some basic effects. You might face some problems with the letter shapes but the grid and the snap to grid will simplify your work.

11. How to Draw a Funny Bee Illustration


Although they can be very dangerous, bees are loved around the world for honey they are producing, and just like everyone else, I have a great respect for these little hard-working creatures.  From this tutorial you will learn how to create a funny illustration of a bee inside Adobe Illustrator.

12. Create The Mini Logo


Although they can be very dangerous, bees are loved around the world for honey they are producing, and just like everyone else, I have a great respect for these little hard-working creatures.  From this tutorial you will learn how to create a funny illustration of a bee inside Adobe Illustrator.

13. Create a Tiger Striped Cat with Illustratortiger

I’d like to have a cat here in Krakow but there’s too much responsibility attached to such a pet. Until I decide to put up with that, vector cats will have to do. Here’s how to create one in Illustrator.

14. Create a Polished Raised Type Treatmentvectip-typography

If you have read some of my other type tutorials, you know I love the Appearance panel. This tutorial is no different. Using the Appearance panel, some gradients, and transforms, you can create a polished lifted type treatment. Using the Appearance panel makes it super easy to apply the treatment to other fonts and vector elements.

15. How to Create a Three-dimensional Airplane with Adobe Illustrator


In this tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed three-dimensional image of an Airplane based on two two-dimensional plans. The knowledge acquired will help you to simulate a three-dimensional image of many different complex objects.

16. Create a Trendy Seamless Type Patternvectips-typogphy

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a trendy seamless type pattern in Illustrator using some text and icons. Although I won’t go in-depth about creating the icons, we will take a close look at creating a seamless pattern swatch. You can easily apply these techniques to other seamless pattern swatches.

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


Follow this step by step design process of the making of a vector character. We’ll start with a hand drawn sketch of my dog, Jake the labrador retriever, then add various lines, colour fills gradients and highlights to produce a cute cartoon representation.

18. Create an Ominous Jar of Purple Oozebottle

Beef up your Illustrator skills while creating an ominous jar of purple ooze. In this tut you will find handy tips and techniques for illustrating glass, chrome and toxic ooze.

19. Create a Detailed Vector Emblem Badge in Illustratorchrispoon

Use a range of vector shapes in Adobe Illustrator to create a detailed black and white emblem badge. We’ll use a mix of basic tools to align the various shapes together, then add some cool detail using the more advanced Pathfinder and Blend tools.

20. Design a 3D Digital Clock Icon with Illustratordigital-clock-icon

This tutorial will explain how to create a glossy and stylized digital clock from scratch in Adobe Illustrator composed of basic shapes and nifty gradients. We will make a vector icon that will be scalable to any size by taking advantage of designing icons and graphics using a vector-based application like Illustrator.

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