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The Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for Beginners

Post by moh22 on Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:02 pm

The Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for Beginners


Adobe Illustrator is an amazing tool. With its user-friendly
interface yet astonishingly complex capabilities, it is an ideal program
for professional and recreational illustrators alike. Still, to an
individual who has never utilized this program before, opening up Adobe
Illustrator for the first time is understandably intimidating. Much of
it may look straightforward, but there’s only so much that one can
figure out by poking around on their own. Illustrator’s most impressive
capabilities tend to lie in places you wouldn’t think so look, and many
of them involve performing a combination of keystrokes, or playing with a
variety of settings.

Take a look at this collection of the Illustrator tutorials for beginners from around the web to get a quick start on effectively working – or playing – with Adobe Illustrator.

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Hope you find these Illustrator tutorials for beginners useful!

1. General Tutorial from Adobe.com

This is a great video series from the makers of Illustrator
themselves. Twenty-one concise but thorough videos show users how to
perform the basic tasks involved in operating Illustrator. As the videos
progress, the user is introduced to more advanced concepts. This
tutorial will bring you up to the intermediate level and make you
confident in your fundamental Illustrator tasks.



2. General Tutorial from NewThinkTank.com

Here is another series of video tutorials, for all of the visual
learners out there. There are three videos in this series, each one
anywhere from 7-10 minutes in length. Each video covers a new set of
skills and teaches the viewer exactly the purpose of every tool you see
onscreen. These videos let you know the specifics of every tool so that
you’ll know exactly what to reach for the next time you have a task in
mind to complete in Illustrator.



3. Vector Illustration Tutorial from Abduzeedo.com























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Adobe Illustrator is an amazing tool. With its user-friendly
interface yet astonishingly complex capabilities, it is an ideal program
for professional and recreational illustrators alike. Still, to an
individual who has never utilized this program before, opening up Adobe
Illustrator for the first time is understandably intimidating. Much of
it may look straightforward, but there’s only so much that one can
figure out by poking around on their own. Illustrator’s most impressive
capabilities tend to lie in places you wouldn’t think so look, and many
of them involve performing a combination of keystrokes, or playing with a
variety of settings.

Take a look at this collection of the Illustrator tutorials for beginners from around the web to get a quick start on effectively working – or playing – with Adobe Illustrator.

If you like our collection of Adobe Illustrator tutorials for beginners, check out these posts:


Hope you find these Illustrator tutorials for beginners useful!

1. General Tutorial from Adobe.com

This is a great video series from the makers of Illustrator
themselves. Twenty-one concise but thorough videos show users how to
perform the basic tasks involved in operating Illustrator. As the videos
progress, the user is introduced to more advanced concepts. This
tutorial will bring you up to the intermediate level and make you
confident in your fundamental Illustrator tasks.



2. General Tutorial from NewThinkTank.com

Here is another series of video tutorials, for all of the visual
learners out there. There are three videos in this series, each one
anywhere from 7-10 minutes in length. Each video covers a new set of
skills and teaches the viewer exactly the purpose of every tool you see
onscreen. These videos let you know the specifics of every tool so that
you’ll know exactly what to reach for the next time you have a task in
mind to complete in Illustrator.



3. Vector Illustration Tutorial from Abduzeedo.com


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This tutorial is more specific than the previous ones on this list.
Abduzeedo.com’s tutorial, “Playing with Vectors in Illustrator,” walks
users through the process of creating a vectorized image, starting from
the initial sketch. Vector illustrations are becoming increasingly
popular in the world of digital art, and can be found everywhere in the
design world. If you’re interested in creating beautiful, detailed but
minimalistic vector art, this tutorial is for you.



4. General Tutorial from VTC.com

VTC.com’s Illustrator tutorial is comprehensive and very much
detailed. The tutorials are arranged by category, and each category has a
handful of subtopics. If you have a specific inquiry regarding how to
perform a particular task, or the function of a specific tool, or even
the technical nitty-gritty such as the best way to save an Illustrator
file, this is the place to look. This handily-organized tutorial is the
next best thing to asking an Illustrator expert for help.



5. Creating and Using Brushes from VectorTutsPlus.com

Heading back into more specific tutorials, this page will show you
how to create and utilize your own unique brushes in Illustrator to
create a stylized image (in this case, a motorcycle.) This tutorial will
walk you through the steps of not only creating your own brushes, but
weaving and integrating them together to create exactly the effect you
want in your piece. As we can see, Illustrator is a very versatile
program that can be used to replicate virtually any type of media. This
leads us into our next tutorial…



6. Capturing Watercolor Style Tutorial from DesignInstruct.com

Speaking of replicating whatever media your artistic heart desires,
here is a great tutorial on how to create a watercolor-and-marker-style
portrait. Rather than the stiff, cold feeling that many people tend to
associate with digital art, this style produces a natural look that adds
character to any piece. Note that this tutorial does not attempt to
teach you to draw or paint; it is for users who are already fairly
confident in their ability to draw, color, and shade.



7. Creating 3D Text Tutorial from DesignInstruct.com

Playing with the text in an image can be a lot of fun; not to
mention, an image’s style of font can say a lot about its mood,
intention, and the capability of the artist. This tutorial shows you how
to create beautiful 3D text in Adobe Illustrator. It walks you
thoroughly through the process, step-by-step, so that you’ll be sure to
get it down. Once you do, you can mess around with the settings yourself
and discover all sorts of great new text styles you may have never even
thought to utilize before.



8. The Artist’s Process Tutorial from DesignInstruct.com

In this beautiful tutorial, a professional illustrator/designer walks
you through one of her pieces from start to finish. This is as much an
Adobe Illustrator tutorial as it is a fascinating look behind-the-scenes
of an artist’s mind. If you’re an aspiring illustrator, or even a
seasoned pro, you’ll be sure to find inspiration in observing how this
artist plans, executes, and polishes her unique work.



9. Harnessing Color and Gradients Tutorial from DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk
This tutorial deals specifically with color and gradients, essential
elements of a finished piece of Illustrator artwork. The artist teaches
you how to pick the right colors for your piece, and then how to use the
tools available in Illustrator to achieve exactly the effect you
desire. Mastering the skills presented in this tutorial will prove to be
extremely useful, as you’ll find any piece you create coming alive with
depth and color.



The tutorials presented here are just a few of the hundreds and
hundreds of thorough and often fun Adobe Illustrator tutorials you can
find on the web. These will give you all the tools, skills, and
confidence you need to move on to more advanced Illustrator tasks. With
these sources in mind – and of course lots of practice and patience –
you’ll be on your way to writing a tutorial of your very own.
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