26 Best Illustrator tutorial

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These tutorials, tips and techniques that will help you improve your Adobe Illustrator skills.


1. How to Illustrate an Auction Gavel Icon

This work is a common project created together with Iaroslav Lazunov and Oleksandr Iegupov. We have used 3D-modelling, Gradients, Blends, and Gradient Meshes for creating this picture.

2. Create a Neat Ribbon in Adobe Illustrator


Holidays are arriving. One of the most necessary things for gift wrapping is the ribbon. Today we will be learning how to create a vector illustration of a beautiful red ribbon in Adobe Illustrator. All you need is the Pen Tool, 3D effect Extrude & Bevel and a good taste in color selection. This could be a nice practice for less skilled Pen Tool users.

3. Magnifying Glass Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator


In this tutorial you will be learning how to create a Magnifying glass in perspective in Adobe Illustrator. When it comes to creating semi-realistic vector illustrations the most important items are to find the easiest way to create them, make sure to create reliability and to try to keep from creating objects with too many anchor points in order to avoid an obstacle in the printing process.

4. Create a Bending 3D Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator 3dtxt

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a 3D Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator. In addition to using the 3D tools, you’ll layer letter shapes to create color shifts with gradients and highlights. You’ll also work in subtle patterns controlled with Opacity Masks.

5. Create a St. Patrick’s Day Postcard in Adobe Illustrator stpatricks

You will be creating a design fit for any number of St. Patrick’s Day uses. In this tutorial you will find useful information on how to create a pile of golden coins and a Pilgrim hat. There is one very convenient way to create a hat in Adobe Illustrator. It includes 3D effect Revolve. Revolve is a very handy tool which will create 3D objects in just a few steps. However, it has one flaw.

6. Create a Marker Text Effect in Illustrator


In the following tutorial I will show you how to create a marker illustration. This tutorial involves intermediate vector shape building skills in Illustrator to create the markers, along with some layering and script usage to create the text effects.

7. Create a Fashionable Dress Shoe in Illustratorshoe

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a dress shoe with the help of gradient meshes. We will also explore how to create custom vector textures as well.

8. Greedy monkey


9. Icy cocktail


10. Dirty waterdrop


11. Business woman


12. Piggy bank


13. Grapes


14. How to Illustrate a 3D Email Sign


This work is a common project together with Iaroslav Lazunov and Oleksandr Iegupov. This tutorial is for intermediate Illustrator users. We’ll use 3D-modeling, gradients, blending modes, blends, gradient meshes for creating the picture.

15. How to Create Vector Denim Texture Using Adobe Illustrator denim-texture

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a realistic vector denim texture. It’s easier than it might seem at first sight, and I think it can be done by those who are taking their first steps into the world of vector graphics. Creation of other elements of this tutorial is more advanced, although I tried to describe each step clearly. Let’s continue at it’s an interesting and useful tutorial.

16. Create a Security Seal in Illustrator Using Guilloche Patternsgulluch

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a security seal using Guilloche, the artistic technique that is typically used in banknote design and other documents to prevent them from being forged.

17. Create A Flask Illustration


In the following tutorial It will show you how to create a simple chemistry flask illustration. You will start with a group of simple shapes then using some effects and the Round Any Corner script you will create the two basic shapes. Next, using multiple fills and strokes along with various effects and options you will create your own chemistry flask illustration.

18 . How to Create a Knight’s Shield in Illustratorshield

You will will go through creation process of a Medieval Knight Shield in Adobe Illustrator. We will try to create nice, shiny Shield that can be used as the website icon or a company logo. Creation process is quite simple. All we have to do is to use simple shape as ellipse, to distort it a little bit and to combine it with other shapes. Beside that we will get the chance to play with nice metal gradients, trying to create an impression of the light reflection on the shiny metal.

19. Create a Corn Cob in Adobe Illustrator


In this very interesting tutorial we will have the opportunity to create something unusual. We will create a Corn Cob by using Adobe Illustrator. We will use some great tools such as Blend Tool, Envelope Distort and of course the Pen Tool. Blend Tool will help us to create the grains, Envelope Distort will help us to form the cob and we will practice the usage of Pen Tool by creating beautiful green leaves.

20. How To Create a Patterned Vector Skateboard Design skateboard

There’s something about designing for unusual applications such as skateboard decks that really makes the design process much more fun. Maybe it’s the unique canvas size that makes things a little more challenging, or just the cool feeling you get when you see it mocked up as a complete deck. Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a vector patterned deck design with a minimal colour scheme.

21. Create a Photo-Realistic Candle with Gradient Mesh candle

Gradient Mesh can be intimidating for novice and experienced Illustrator users alike, but sophisticated results can be achieved with a simple mesh and careful coloring. This tutorial will set you on the road to mesh mastery.

22. Create a Cool Vector Robot Character in Illustrator


Looking to learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator? In this tutorial you’ll use various tools and techniques to create a simple vector robot character. With this robot being made of lots of basic shapes it makes for a great tutorial for beginners to get to grips with the Illustrator application.

23. How To Create A Beautiful Windmill Illustration Using Illustratorwindmill-icon

Windmills have been around for centuries and although their construction evolved through time the idea remains the same. Let this tutorial be a tribute to those old fashioned windmills that are hardly met these days.

24. Create a Burning, Vector Match Using Gradient Meshes


In this tutorial you will learn how to create realistic vector fire, using the Gradient Mesh Tool and Screen Blending mode. Believe me, there’s nothing overly complicated.

25. How to Create a Realistic Soccer Ball in Adobe Illustrator


In this tutorial you will demonstrate how to create realistic Soccer ball in Adobe Illustrator. Creating an illustration like this may seem complicated, but you will try to keep it simple. There are many different ways to create a Soccer ball, but we will use the simplest method – tracing the reference image with the Pen Tool. The main challenge will be to achieve a realistic look of the ball by using simple gradients and just a few details.

26. How to Make a Golden Compass in Illustrator


In this Illustrator tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an antique golden compass. We will use simple Illustrator drawing tools such as the Ellipse Tool, Pen Tool and Line Tool. We will get the chance to use gradients and simple vector-drawing techniques throughout the tutorial. If you’re a vector illustration beginner, don’t hesitate to try this tutorial out — I promise it’ll be a great learning experience.