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100 Best Illustrator Tutorials of All Time (From Newbie to Pro)


Adobe Illustrator is the most powerful vector software on the planet, and whether you’re using it alone, or in a workflow with other tools such as a 3D program, Photoshop, InDesign, or something else, it can be a great asset to any designer’s arsenal. However, Illustrator is also one of the most daunting programs to learn how to use, with a vast array of tools and features at your fingertips.  Some high quality tutorials will go a long way to easing the process, and get you up and going on your own vector creations.

In our sequel to the Best Photoshop tutorials of all time, today we have the best Illustrator tutorials ever created and showcased on the web.  Whether you want to learn the basics, or something a bit more advanced, this list has it all, from vector characters, icon tutorials, coveted infographic tutorials (which are in high demand), or graphic-design illustration tutorials, this collection of the best Illustrator tutorials will be sure to help you out.

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Hope you enjoy our selection of the best Illustrator tutorials.

Best Illustrator Tutorials:

Learn Illustrator CS3 In 30 Days

Create a Gorgeous Landscape Wallpaper for your Desktop in Illustrator

Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Swirl Mania in Illustrator and Photoshop

Make A Robot Character in Illustrator

Icon Design Tutorial – Designing a New Icon in Illustrator

Turn a Boring Bar Graph into a 3D Masterpiece with Illustrator

Create an Easy Landscape Scene in Illustrator

Create Environmentally Friendly Nature Typography in Illustrator

Super Cool Abstract Vectors in Photoshop

Create a Gang of Vector Ninjas in Illustrator

How To Design a Classic Heraldic Figure in Illustrator

Creating Omspace 3D Cylinder Graphics in Illustrator

Create a Colorful Abstract Artwork in Illustrator

Illustrator Tutorial: Surprise Gift:

Real World Effects in Photoshop and Illustrator

Create A Stunning Undersea Painting Using Vector Packs in Illustrator

Simple Organic Shapes the Illustrator Way

Create an Open Book with Illustrator’s 3D Extrude and Bevel Tools

Create a Bright Retro Grunge Vector Illustration

Old School Type Line Gradients in Photoshop and Illustrator

Create an Abstract Vector Design in Illustrator

How to Create a Vector Illustration

Creating a Crazy Cool Logo in Illustrator

Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

Designing a Sleek Pencil Icon in Illustrator

Creating Vector Characters in Illustrator

Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

Draw a Windy Sunset Illustration

Create a Cartoon Spaceship Interior

Create a Super Happy Octopus Character

Creating a Ribbon in Adobe Illustrator

Creating an Awesome Rocket Space Avatar in Illustrator

How to Design a Vector Character in Illustrator

Create a Tiger Striped Cat with Illustrator

How to Make a Calendar Icon

How to Create a Sweet Popsicle Vector Illustration

Mastering Masking in Illustrator

Create a Stinking Zombie Flesh Eater in Illustrator

Create a Simple Storefront Icon

Drawing a Funny Game Character in Illustrator

Create a Vector Pirate Cartoon Character in Illustrator

Create a Cute Bunny Vector Character

Create a Translucent Style IM Icon

Create a Safari Compass in Illustrator

Create a Happy Sun Character

How to Create Your Own Cartoon Character

Create a High Quality GUI Button Slider in Illustrator

Use a Freebie Swirl to Create a Seamless Swirl Pattern

Create a Retro Vector Illustration with Stylized Lines

Create a Briefcase Icon in Illustrator

Full Spectrum Spirograph in Illustrator

Create a Cute Hamster Avatar in Illustrator

Create a Photorealistic iMac and Magic Mouse

Gradient Mesh Flower Tutorial

Blend and Mask Yourself a Great Poster in Illustrator

Master Painting in Illustrator

Create Seamless Watermark Patterns in Illustrator

Create a Cute Character from a Sketch

Create an Identity Package in Illustrator

Create a Pseudo-Sugar Skull from Start to Finish

Create a Crafts Inspired Illustration

Learn to Create a Financial Crisis Illustration

Owl Ding Tutorial in Illustrator

Create a Rocketing Vector Aircraft Shuttle

Vexel Illustration Tutorial

Creating Road Maps in Illustrator

Create a Swirly Type Treatment

Brighten Your Work with Custom 3D Shapes

Ornate Lettering Process

Create a Yummy Vector Cupcake

Use Effects to Create a Cool Design

Create a Cute Vector Bear T-Shirt Design

Turn a Client-Approved Snack Label into a 3D Snack Pack

Pixels and Vectors – Closing the Gap Between Photoshop and Illustrator

Create a Grisly Zombie Illustration

Create Cool Infographics in Illustrator

Create the First Page of a Fairy Tale Book

3D Pie Charts in Illustrator

Create a Vector Collegiate Notebook Design

Trendy Geometric Lines Tutorial

Create a 4 Leaf Clover in Illustrator

Create a Rubik’s Cube in Illustrator

Create the Face of a Singing Pig in Illustrator

Create a Simple Bomb Icon In Illustrator

Creating Convincing Characters in Illustrator

Create a Rotatable Globe in Illustrator

How to Create Outstanding Modern Infographics

Create a Cute Hippo Character in Illustrator

Design a Coffee Shop Menu Layout with Illustrator and inDesign

Retro Car Vector

Create a Dynamic 3D Puzzle Effect in Illustrator

Tug and Twirl Text in Illustrator

Create the Face of a Grumpy Bear

Turn a Sketch into a Fat Cat Vector Illustration

Create a Themed Repeating Pattern in Illustrator

Creating a Surrealistic Hand Drawn Illustration

Quick Tips #2 – Scatter Brushes in Illustrator

Creating a Cute Little Tiger in Illustrator

Smoothly Shift Winter Colors to Create an Icy Vector Landscape

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