40 Fresh Illustrator Tutorials From 2011

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40 Fresh Illustrator Tutorials From 2011

Post by evergreen on Tue May 15, 2012 9:20 am

40 Fresh Illustrator Tutorials From 2011





1. 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.
2. How To Create A Beautiful Windmill Illustration Using Illustrator

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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. How To Create a Beautiful Vector Portrait in Illustrator



I’ve
always love browsing the amazing style of art known as Vexel
illustration and recently I decided to finally give it a go myself.
Follow this step by step tutorial for the making of my first vector art
portrait of Tron Legacy’s Quorra. Learn how the portrait is carefully
traced and vectorized in Adobe Illustrator to create an interesting
vexel style design.
6. 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.
7. Create a Vector, Space Rocket in Illustrator CS5


In
this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a colorful rocket from simple
geometric forms and 3D effects. We’ll use filters like Blur to create
smoothness and movement in some of the illustration elements. Effects
like Inner Glow will also be used to accentuate the depth of the 3D
forms.
8. How to Create a Cute Piggy Bank in Perspective with Adobe Illustrator

Many
people have difficulty in drawing objects in perspective. Most of the
time it helps if you have that particular object in front of you, but we
still need our imagination.The most important aspects of perspective
are size and distance. If you increase the distance between you and the
object you are observing, you need to decrease the size of that object.
That way you can achieve a nice depth effect in your illustrations.
9. Create a Royal Crown Using Adobe Illustrator CS5


In
today’s tutorial you’ll learn how to create a crown using four stages
of design: 3-D modeling, creating of elements of the crown, colors, and
creating glare on the surface.
10. Create a Semi-Realistic Light Bulb in Adobe Illustrator



In
this Illustrator tutorial, you will learn how to draw a light bulb
illustration. Most of the time, we’ll be using the Pen Tool, so this is
great practice for those struggling with drawing freehand. A light bulb
is a complex object that contains many small parts and details, and we
will try our best to draw them all, in order to create as close to an
accurate portrayal as possible.
11. Create an Adorable Puppy with Negative Space and the Paintbrush Tool

Show
you how to create a quick illustration of a puppy using negative space
and the ever so versatile Paintbrush Tool (B). I recently became the
proud parent of a Blenheim colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy
(named Shelley!) and couldn’t help creating a quick vector of her. One
of the key characteristics of her is her lovely red and white coat and
these two colors gave me an idea.
12. How to make a realistic vintage typewriter in Illustrator



Hello
friends, did you guys enjoyed our programming tutorial on how to make a
nice typewriter contact form?, well if you nailed that one now you’re
probably wondering about the design itself, because it’s useless to have
the code if you can’t apply it to a truly brilliant design. Don’t panic
because now the second part of the tutorial has arrived and we’re about
to show you how to make a great realistic typewriter with Adobe
Illustrator.
13. Give a 3D, Vector Robot a Realistic Feel in Photoshop



In
this tutorial you are going to learn how to combine different methods
from Illustrator and Photoshop to enhance your 3D vector art. Through
the process you will learn how to use the appearance panel, 3D extrude
and 3D revolve. You will also create a custom art brush, and your own
symbol. I am going to show you how to create masks using Channels and
Layers, as well as creating Clipping Masks in Photoshop.
14. Create A Cube Embossed With Letters



I
will show you how to create a nice cube with some embossed letters on
each side. First, you’ll learn to create some simple symbols then using
the 3D Extrude&Bevel effect you’ll create the rough cube shape.
Next, using basic tools, effect and options you will reach the final
result.
15. Draw a Magician’s Hat in Illustrator


In
this tutorial, we will make a magician’s hat in Adobe Illustrator. You
will use 3D effects to create a reference shape for the illustration
process, the Pathfinder Panel to combine different shapes and forms,
apply nice gradients, create reflections and highlights, and more.
16. How To Create a Vector Soldier Character in Illustrator



Follow
this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a simple vector
soldier character. We’ll begin by building the structure of the
character with basic shapes, then adjust the line weights to create
definition between the elements. To bring the character to life we’ll
add blocks of colour before finishing it all off with a simple shading
technique.
17. How To Create a Vector Soldier Character in Illustrator


The
key to this satiny ribbon is the careful placement of gradients on its
component parts. And once you have the individual elements down, it’s a
snap to create award ribbons, medals, or bunting.
18. Create
a Shimmering Cityscape in Perspective, Using Illustrator CS5Create a
Shimmering Cityscape in Perspective, Using Illustrator CS5



The
Perspective tools in Illustrator CS5 make it a lot easier to draw in
perfect one, two or three-point perspective. Using symbols in
conjunction with the Perspective tools will make quick work of this
stylized cityscape.
19. Anyone Up for a Cup of Coffee?



Following
along this tutorial you’ll be learning how to use the Pathfinder Panel
in Illustrator CS5 with its very useful features. Combining various
forms with the Pathfinder tools, we can create nice shapes. Applying the
gradients and colors to those shapes, we can achieve great results by
creating a nice depth and perspective. Highlights and shadows are very
helpful as well and make the artwork look very realistic.
20. Create a Vibrant Abstract Vector Design Illustrator



Follow
this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a vibrant abstract
design. We’ll put Illustrator’s Gradient Mesh tool to use to create a
colourful shape, then build up layers of objects to create an abstract
design with lots of vibrancy, bright colours and transparency effects.
21. Create a Sparkly Female Portrait in Illustrator



In
this step-by-step tutorial you will learn how to create a sparkly
female portrait through playing with transparency and overlapping vector
shapes. In this tutorial you’ll also learn to experiment with colors
and just letting go of your creativity.
22. Create simple golden coins



In
the following tutorial I will show how to create a very simple coin
stack icon. First, you will need a simple circle and some 3D
Extrude&Bevel effect to create the starting coin. Next, you will use
multiple fills and strokes to improve the look of this first coin and
Transform effect to multiply it.
23. Create an Anti-War Icon Using Adobe Illustrator

In
this tutorial you will learn how to create a hand grenade with the help
of 3D modeling. This tutorial contains plenty of useful tips and
description of manual techniques.
24. How to create a cute little monster in Illustrator



If
you followed this tutorial to create your own little monster, please
share your results and experience with us in the comments.
25. Create a Textured Pool Table in Adobe Illustrator



In
this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a vector pool table. We’ll be
using the Appearance panel to create textures and add effects; we’ll use
the Swatches panel for creating pattern swatches; and we’ll use some 3D
and scripting.
26. How to Create a Glamorous Portrait Using Adobe Illustrator

he final result will be 100% vector;
therefore will retain its scalable properties. This walk through is
ideal for those an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Illustrator.
Illustrator CS5 was used for the tutorial although you can do the
majority of the elements in the majority of vector programs. A Wacom
Bamboo A5 tablet was also used, however you can achieve the same results
with a mouse.
27. Quick Tip: Create a Shiny Shield with Illustrator


In
this Quick Tip, you’ll learn how to harness the Appearance panel to
make the basic structure of a shiny, beveled shield. Once the structure
is in place, a few well-placed gradients are all it takes to achieve a
sharp, polished look.
28. Create a Lava Island Scenario in Illustrator


In
the following tutorial you can learn to create a fluorescent text
effect. After we add the text we expand it and add multiple strokes with
different blending modes and opacity percentages. Using the Offset path
along with various tools and effects we will create the rest of the
shapes.
29. Create a Loving Cup of Tea in Illustrator CS5



In
today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a quick, loving cup of
tea using Adobe Illustrator CS5 using 3D effects and the Bristle Brush
Tool.


30. How To Create a Cool Chrome Text Effect in Illustrator



Follow
this step by step tutorial to create a super cool retro chrome text
effect in Illustrator. We’ll use a range of gradients to give the
impression of bright highlights, then take the text into Photoshop for
some finishing touches.
31. Create A Lotus Flower With Adobe Illustrator CS5



In
this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a Lotus Flower in Adobe
Illustrator. We’ll use some basic tools (Ellipse, Direct Selection,
Pencil, and more) to draw lotus petals and leaves. Next we’ll color
these shapes with the Gradient Mesh Tool. Finally, arrange them to
become a complete work.
32. Create A Glowing Flouresent Text Effect



In
the following tutorial you can learn to create a fluorescent text
effect. After we add the text we expand it and add multiple strokes with
different blending modes and opacity percentages. Using the Offset path
along with various tools and effects we will create the rest of the
shapes.
33. How To Create a Stylish Skull Based Vector Illustration



The
skull and crossed pistons mark is a popular adaption of the tradition
skull and crossbones symbol and is commonly seen in motorcycle culture,
amongst other. Follow this Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create your own
underground skull & crossed pistons graphic. We’ll start with a
simple sketch, then build up the detail using a range of linework and
vector shapes.
34. Create a MIDI Drum Machine in Illustrator



In
this fun beginner’s tutorial you’ll learn how to get sophisticated
results using a few simple elements and effects. The design is based on
M-Audio’s discontinued Trigger Finger Drum Pad Control Surface (see
inset).
35. How To Create a Colorful Abstract Poster in Illustrator



Follow
this step by step tutorial to create a colourful and vibrant abstract
poster design. We’ll create a series of tessellating shapes using
Illustrator’s Pathfinder tool, then begin adding colour swatches and
gradients to bring the design to life. To finish the poster off, we’ll
then import it into Photoshop to add some polish in the form of subtle
textures.
36. Create a Padlock with Adobe Illustrator and VectorScribe


In
this tutorial you will learn how to use Shape Building, Clipping Paths
and Opacity Masks to make a metallic Padlock. You will also learn how to
use the VectorScribe Adobe Illustrator plug-in to save time when creating vector illustrations and designs.
37. Create A Fun Scrap Book


Learn how to create a fun & playful scrapbook in Illustrator & displaying it on a background in Photoshop!
38. Quick Tip: Create a Nice Award Medal Icon


In
the following tutorial you will learn to create an icon of an award
medal. You will use various shapes and pathfinder techniques to make
this great looking icon. This illustration can be made without the use
of the Pen Tool, so it’s a great tutorial for beginners.
39. Create A Transitor Radio Icon



Learn how to create a Transistor Radio icon in Illustrator and present on a colourful background in Photoshop.
40. How To Create a Grumpy Troll Character in Illustrator



Follow
this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a grumpy Internet
troll character. We’ll start the process with a basic pencil sketch then
build up a complete vector character design with linework, colour fills
and basic shading to create a funny cartoon mascot.


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