70 Best Illustrator Tutorials From 2011

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70 Best Illustrator Tutorials From 2011

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70 Best Illustrator Tutorials From 2011


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 Cute Vector Penguin Character in Illustrator


Follow
this step by step Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a simple vector
penguin character. We’ll be using many of Illustrator’s basic shapes to
create the structure of the character, which makes this tutorial great
for beginners. We’ll then make use of various gradients to really bring
the character to life with depth and dimension.
3. Create a Poster Theme Illustration in Illustrator


In
the following steps I will show you how to create a poster theme
illustration in Adobe Illustrator. First, you will have to follow the
previous tutorial on how to create the speaker illustration. Next, using various techniques and effects you will reach the final illustration shown in the image below.
4. 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.
5. How to Create a Seamless Pattern in Khokhloma Painting Style Using Adobe Illustrator



In
this vector tutorial you will learn how to create a seamless pattern in
the style of Russian Khokhloma. We will learn the techniques of
creating the basic elements and steps of creating an ornament. Seamless
pattern is very high in demand, as they are used in the textile industry
and for creating of the backgrounds. After studying this lesson, you
learn how to create these ornaments on a professional level.
6. How To Create a Gruesome Zombie Illustration


Follow
this step by step Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a hand-drawn
zombie illustration. We’ll use a photograph as a basic reference then
use our Wacom tablet along with Illustrator’s vector brush tools to draw
up various gruesome elements on our zombie character.
7. Quick Tip: How to Create a Delicious Chocolate Text Effect

For
all the chocolate lovers out there, here is how to create a delicious
chocolate bar text effect in Illustrator. You will use the Blend Tool,
effects like Roughen and Chrome, different Blending modes and also the
3D Extrude & Bevel effect to create perfect chocolate squares.
8. 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.
9. How To Create A Great Pig Postcard Illustration

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.
10. Create a Bending 3D Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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.
11. Create a Bending 3D Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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

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. It creates too many anchor points that can be
an obstacle in the printing process. We will try to avoid that and to
create our illustration with simple tools, such as the Pen Tool (P), Ellipse Tool (L) and Rectangle Tool (M).
13. 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.
14. create mac finder logo

It
will show you how to create the Mac Finder logo. It all start with a
simple rectangle and a curved path. Next, using some Offset Path and
Pathfinder options you will create the rest of the shapes. Finally,
using several linear gradients along with some thick strokes and basic
effects you will create your own Finder logo.
15. Create a Fashionable Dress Shoe in Illustrator

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.
16. Create a Badass Gas Mask in Illustrator

Years
and lots of hours of illustrating later, I think I can finally
understand aspects such as sketching, outlining, shading, hachures and
filling that are most used to make great artworks. So, today we are
going to learn how to create this gas mask using only vectors. This is a
really advanced tutorial, not only for the ones who are familiar with
this software, but for the ones who are used to making traditional
illustration too. I hope you learn a bit about depth, shading, hachures
and other aspects involving this illustration, and, of course, have fun.
So hey, If some of you get a bit confused, please contact me later .
17. 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.
18. Create Waving Checkered Flag Art in Adobe Illustrator

In
this very detailed tutorial you will learn how to create a waving
checkered flag vector graphic using two very useful Adobe Illustrator
features: the Pen Tool and the Blend Tool. The creation process is quite
simple. We just need to focus on the realistic look of the waving flag.
We’ll create an illusion of 3D in this illustration, which is very
important. You can achieve a nice and semi-realistic look by creating an
illustration in perspective and applying nice color gradients.
19. Broken Text in Illustrator

Sometimes you need a different style of Titles, while working on any Printing material, so here I’m going to tell you a different technique to make your text broken in Illustrator.
20. Creating Simple Origami Style Typography in Illustrator

In
this tutorial you will learn how to create a simple Origami style piece
of Typography. You will create a set of basic shapes to build letters
from and see how to refine those into a more realistic look of your
type. Gradients and the appearance panel will help us, to create the
final completely custom type.
21. How to Create Vector Denim Texture Using Adobe Illustrator

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.
22. How To Create a Cute Vector Mushroom Character

Follow
this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a cute vector mushroom
character with a Japanese kawaii influence. you’ll create the basic
structure using Illustrator’s basic shapes, add variation in the
linework to define the character then finish it all off with some
vibrant colour fills.
23. Create a Cute Halloween Ghost

Use of the Mesh Tool is one of the best techniques for achieving a semi-realistic look for an illustration. Today we will demonstrate how to use this great Adobe Illustrator
feature for creating a cute little ghost. The only colors we are going
to use are white and different shades of gray. So, It might be little
tricky to transform this floating bedding into the cute little ghost. We
will have to find a way to create the illusion of the wrinkled sheet.
The Mesh Tool will help us a lot to achieve that.
24. How to Create Rays in Just a Few Minutes Using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

In
this tutorial you will learn how to create vector rays in a simple and
efficient way, using a Wave filter in Photoshop and the Gradient Mesh
Tool in Adobe Illustrator. This technique was developed by my friend
Yemz.
25. Create a Security Seal in Illustrator Using Guilloche Patterns

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.
26. 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.
27. How to Create a Knight’s Shield in Illustrator

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.
28. 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.
29. How To Create a Patterned Vector Skateboard Design

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.
30. Create a Photo-Realistic Candle with Gradient Mesh

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.
31. 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.
32. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. 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.
36. 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.
37. 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.
38. 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.
39. 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.
40. 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.
41. 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.
42. 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.
43. 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.
44. 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.
45. 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.
46. 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.
47. 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.
48. 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.
49. 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.
50. 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.
51. 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.
52. 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.
53. 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.
54. 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.
55. 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.
56. 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.
57. 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.
58. 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.
59. 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.


60. 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.
61. 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.
62. 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.
63. 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.
64. 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).
65. 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.
66. 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.
67. Create A Fun Scrap Book


Learn how to create a fun & playful scrapbook in Illustrator & displaying it on a background in Photoshop!
68. 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.
69. Create A Transitor Radio Icon



Learn how to create a Transistor Radio icon in Illustrator and present on a colourful background in Photoshop.
70. 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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