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65 Best Illustrator tutorials from 2018

This week’s roundup emphasis is focused all around the latest and best illustrator tutorials, which where all created in 2018. There’s a broad range of illustrator tutorials featured in the post. This a is a great resource to strengthen your design skills, whether you want to get better at text effects or creating illustration. There’s a tutorials suited for every skill range, if you’re a beginner or a long time user of illustrator.

Tutorials are the best way to learn for free. I hope you enjoy the tutorials featured in the roundup.

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1. How to Create Two Slices of Avocado in Adobe Illustrator

In this Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create two slices of the avocado.

avacod

2. How to Create a Crunchy Cartoon Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create an editable crunchy text effect in Adobe Illustrator.

cruunchy

3. How To Create a Shaded Type Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Cursive type, whether a script font or hand-lettered, often features elegant swashes and overlapping strokes. One way artists emphasise the curvature of their type is to apply shading, which adds an illusion of depth to the lettering piece. In today’s tutorial I’ll show you how to produce a shaded type effect in Adobe Illustrator.

love

4. How to Create an Easy Rangoli Design for Diwali in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps, you will learn how to create an easy rangoli design for Diwali in Adobe Illustrator.

happy-diwali

5. How to Draw a Sugar Skull

Sugar skulls are traditional decorative skulls created for the celebration of Día de Muertos—the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday. It’s believed that on November 1 and 2 the souls of the deceased come down to reunite with their loved ones. To celebrate, families create special altars for remembrance of the lost members and decorate them with flowers, candles, food, and little ornamented skulls made of sugar or clay—one skull for each loved one.

sugar-skull

6. How to create animal donuts designs

you’ll use some simple shapes and tools that you would normally use on a daily basis to achieve the final result. By the end of the tutorial, you will have the skills to draw other animal donuts in future projects.donuts

7. Create a hot air balllon

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a hot air balloon illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

ballon

8. All the Rage: 3D Style Retro Text Effect Tutorial

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create dimensional text inspired by vintage packaging designs and logotypes. Pour a cup of coffee, sit back, and let’s create some text with the help of Illustrator effects, the Blend Tool, and textures fit for the branding of a coffee house.3d-text

9. How To Create a Line Art Badge Logo in Adobe Illustrator

Despite creating the whole design with just lines, we’ll still incorporate a variety of useful Illustrator tips and techniques.

line

10. How To Create an Isometric Type Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is the perfect tool to create such an effect; the 3D Extrude & Bevel tool easily generates an accurate isometric layout, then the artwork can then be broken down into individual vector shapes for easy customisation with colourful fills and detailed patterns.type

11. How to Create Transparent Water Droplets With Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a set of transparent drops!

rain-drops

12. How to Create a Wafer Text Effect Covered With Melted Chocolate in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a wafer-inspired text effect with the help of the 3D options and the Transform effect to obtain the wafer layers in Adobe Illustrator. You will also create the wafer pattern from scratch using a custom pattern brush, and you’ll finish with the shiny melted chocolate running down on the letters. Sounds delicious!wafen

13. Create a Scary Look-Through-The-Keyhole Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

You’re going to take a look behind the process of creating a scary illustration using mostly a couple of basic geometric shapes.

sacry

14. How to Create a Spanish 3D Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a Spanish 3D text effect in Adobe Illustrator.3d-text-tyype

15. Create a Simple Fishbowl Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple fishbowl illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

fish-bowl

16. How to Create a Letter Characters Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a letter characters text effect in Adobe Illustrator. How to Create a Vector Autumn Background in Adobe Illustratorhttps://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-draw-a-vector-autumn-background-in-adobe-illustrator–cms-31730design

17. How to Create a Vector Autumn Background in Adobe Illustrator

In this simple tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and a bit of Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator to create an autumn background!Bright Light Bulb Vector: Lights On in Under an Hourwlellies

18. Bright Light Bulb Vector: Lights On in Under an Hour

Turn on the light with this icon and illustrative light bulb vector. In the tutorial below you’ll create the light bulb vector from simple shapes, manipulate gradients, gradient meshes, and blending modes all in pursuit of a semi-realistic light bulb vector design.

light

19. How to create a gingerbread cookie

In this tutorial you will learn how to create delicious gingerbread cookies in Adobe Illustrator.

ginger-bread-cookie

20. How to Create a 3D Text Art Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a 3D text art effect in Adobe Illustrator.

hoyo

21. How to Create a Set of Cleaning Icons in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s Illustrator tutorial we’re going to take a close look behind the process of creating a cleaning themed icon set.cleaning-icons

22. How to Create a Christmas Sleigh Design With Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Mesh in Adobe Illustrator to create a vector Christmas sleigh design with a sleigh and a pile of gift boxes!christmas

23. How to Create a Simple Clock Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple clock illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

clock

24. Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Pose characters using the new Puppet Warp tool

Adobe Illustrator’s relatively new Puppet Warp feature is a really great simple tool to adjust shapes and lines, especially to pose or reposition a character.

pose

25. How To Create a Retro 70s Style Striped Logo Type Effect

Adode Illustrator tutorial I’ll take you through my process of creating such artwork to produce a similar 70s inspired type style, then follow it up with an alternative process that has the advantage of preserving the live text.

renegade

26. How to Create a Deep Diving Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, let’s imagine an underwater journey while drawing a deep diver and lost sea treasures in Adobe Illustrator. As usual, we will use the most common instruments and techniques.

deep-diving

27. How to Create an Oreo-Inspired Icon in Adobe Illustrator

If you love Oreo cookies and vector drawing then this tutorial is for you. You will learn how to draw an Oreo-inspired icon with the help of the 3D effect and Mapping option, plus you’ll use a lot of brushes and effects for texture and a more detailed look. Let’s make this icon as delicious as possible!

oreo

28. Create a Set of Traffic Lights in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a set of traffic lights in Adobe Illustrator. At the beginning you will create the body of the traffic light using the Rectangle tool, Transform panel and some basic effects. Then you will create the turned off and on lights using the Ellipse tool, Offset path and bunch of gradients. This tutorial is a great example of what you can do with the Align panel in Illustrator. traffic-lights

29. How to Create a Candy Monster Character in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a candy monster cartoon character in Adobe Illustrator.

monster

30. Ñam Ñam! Make a Delicious Taco Icon in 10 Simple Steps!

In this tutorial we’ll be cooking a yummy vector taco in Adobe Illustrator, using basic geometric shapes in order to preserve a simple flat style.

nam-nam

31. Create an Electric Fan in Adobe Illustrator

In the following Illustrator tutorial, you will learn the step-by-step process of how to create an electric fan.

fan

32. Smile! Learn How to Create a Camera Icon

In today’s tutorial you’re going to take a look at the process of creating a camera icon, using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools that we work with on a daily basis.

camera-icon

33. How to Create an Elderly Man Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

You will create an illustration of an elderly man. We’re going to do this by using some basic geometric shapes combined with the power of some simple tools in Adobe Illustrator.

ellferly-man

34. How to Draw a Spider Cartoon Character in Adobe Illustrator

We will create this spider in vector form using basic shapes and a few simple manipulation techniques along with a custom blend brush that will help us to add details. At the end, we’ll give this character a cute face and complete the illustration.

spider

35. How to Create a flip clock

We will create this spider in vector form using basic shapes and a few simple manipulation techniques along with a custom blend brush that will help us to add details. At the end, we’ll give this character a cute face and complete the illustration.

flip-clock

36. How to Draw Heart-Shaped Daisies in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and Warp Effects in Adobe Illustrator to create a beautiful pair of heart-shaped daisies!

dasie

37. How to use distort wrap tool

We’ll talk about all the methods of deformation of objects used in Illustrator with the help of the Envelope Distort feature. Hopefully, this tutorial will broaden your options and will save you plenty of time in the future.

distort

38. How to Create a Hiking Backpack in Adobe Illustrator

Are you ready for our next adventure? This time we’ll be creating a flat backpack for camping using geometric shapes, Stroke panel and various tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator.

backpack

39. How to create a mac

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple Mac icon in Adobe Illustrator.

mac

40. How To Create Vector Avatar Characters with Adobe Illustrator

It’s always fun making character illustrations, but even more so when that character is based on an actual person! Cartoon style avatars are commonly used for their balance between resembling the person they’re representing, whilst retaining some anonymity. In today’s tutorial we’ll use the vector tools in Adobe Illustrator to produce a simple avatar character with a line art style and flat colours. We’ll build the character in such a way that it’s somewhat modular, where multiple personas can be built from one basic foundation.

avatar

41. Create a Shopping Paper Bag Tutorial in Adobe Illustrator

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a Shopping Paper Bag. We’ll use basic tools, a bunch of gradients, Blending Modes, Clipping Mask and some basic effects. This is a great tutorial for beginners.

shopping-bag

42. Create a Shopping Paper Bag Tutorial in Adobe Illustrator

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a Shopping Paper Bag. We’ll use basic tools, a bunch of gradients, Blending Modes, Clipping Mask and some basic effects. This is a great tutorial for beginners.

shopping-bag

43. How to Create a Battery Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In the tutorial your are going to look behind the process of creating a battery icon using a couple of basic geometric shapes which we will adjust here and there.

battery

44. How to create shopping basket icon

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple shopping basket icon in Adobe Illustrator.

basket-icon

45. How to Draw an Ultra Violet Collection of Presents in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a vector collection of gifts using the Pantone Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet!

bag-icons

46. How to Create Cartoon Style Vector Burger

The secrets of creating modern cartoon style vectors. Many effective techniques described here will allow you to achieve excellent results.burger-illustration

47. How to Draw a Celebrating Sporty Character in Adobe Illustrator

There are so many things that people celebrate when feeling happy about their achievements. In this tutorial we’ll be drawing a cheerful character celebrating a victory in a sports event. We’ll be using various functions of Adobe Illustrator and modifying geometric shapes in order to make the process easy and fun. Join the marathon, and let’s run through this tutorial together!

sporty

48. Create a Mailbox Icon in 10 Simple Steps in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you’ll be creating a simple mailbox icon in flat style, that can be used for your newsletter or website design. We’ll be modifying basic geometric shapes and using various handy functions of Adobe Illustrator.mailbox

49. How To Create an Isometric Type Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you’ll be creating a simple mailbox icon in flat style, that can be used for your newsletter or website design. We’ll be modifying basic geometric shapes and using various handy functions of Adobe Illustrator.

type

50. How to Create a Simple & Cute Fox Logotype in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you’ll go through a fun and easy process of working with simple shapes and warp effects to create this fancy fox logotype! We’ll be modifying and transforming objects, using various tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator, so you don’t need to draw anything by hand or use a graphic tablet.

cute-fox

51. How to Create a Portrait With One Colour in Adobe Illustrator

When you’ve not created a new vector in a while, Adobe Illustrator can seem very scary. And if you’ve been creating vectors as long as I have, you don’t want your first vector in over a year to be a “run of the mill” one or predictable. You want to set yourself a challenge, whilst still in your comfort zone.

portait

52. How to Draw a Watermelon and a Glass of Juice in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a watermelon, a watermelon slice, and a glass of juice!

juice

53. Create a Simple Stopwatch Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a simple stopwatch illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to prepare your document and how to set up a simple grid. Next using basic tools and effects along with the Appearance panel and the Pathfinder panel, you will learn how to create the main shapes of the stopwatch.

stop-watch

54. How to create lego text effect

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a fun and colorful Lego text effect in Adobe Illustrator.lego-tetxt-effect

55. Create a Simple Flower with the Effects Panel

Here is a very short Adobe Illustrator tutorial about how to create a Simple Flower using only the Basic Tools and the Distort & Transformation Effects.

flowers

56. How to Create Flat Bride & Groom Characters in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll be designing stylized flat characters, depicting a happy couple getting married. We’ll be modifying a lot of basic geometric shapes, applying various warp effects and using handy tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator to make the characters look fancy and lively.

wedding-icon

57. How to Create a Textured City Snapshot Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

I the tutorial, we’re going to explore the process of creating an instant snapshot of a busy city, using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools that we work with on a daily basis.

city

58. How to create a pattern brush

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple chain pattern brush in Adobe Illustrator.

pattern-brush

59. Fitness Tracker Icon Tutorial

You are going to explore the process of creating a fitness tracker icon, using some of Illustrator’s most basic shapes and tools.fitness-tracker

60. How to create a Revolver Icon

Another quick icon tutorial in which you will take a look behind the process of creating a cute little revolver pistol.

gun

61. How to Create an Irish Door Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’re going to create a beautiful Irish door like those found in Dublin.

house-icon

62. How to Create an Editable Bar Chart in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a fully editable chart in Adobe Illustrator and how to adjust its style.

graph-icon

63. How to Create a Golden Camping Trailer in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a colorful surfing van using the most basic shapes and tools of Adobe Illustrator.

van-icon

64. Wow Your Upscale Crowd with This Simple D-I-Y Ribbon Font Text Effect

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to take a “plain Jane” font and transform it into folded ribbons to create a stunning ribbon font text effect, perfect for your upscale designs. Combining use of the Shape Builder Tool and Appearance panel, you’ll have this project tied up in no time.

fab

65. Wow Your Upscale Crowd with This Simple D-I-Y Ribbon Font Text Effect

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to take a “plain Jane” font and transform it into folded ribbons to create a stunning ribbon font text effect, perfect for your upscale designs. Combining use of the Shape Builder Tool and Appearance panel, you’ll have this project tied up in no time.

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50 Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials Of 2018

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of 2018 for vector designers, painters and artists who wants to learn how to use illustrator for illustration. This article is only for Vector and Illustrator Lovers. Here we are gathered 50 best Illustrator tutorials of 2018 for beginners and advance vector graphics to improve your illustration skills and create new, drawing and vector backgrounds and vector icons. All tutorials taught by highly qualified and professional designers in a very easy way. 

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1. How to Create Flat Logo Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create logo design from flat design illustration. It’s Easy and Cool technique. I used Adobe Illustrator software for the logo design tutorial. I created the logo design, but you can use these skills for outlined illustrations as well. Enjoy the step by step and easy tutorial and use these skills to express your creativity and personality.

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2. How To Create Vector Avatar Characters with Adobe Illustrator

It’s always fun making character illustrations, but even more so when that character is based on an actual person! Cartoon style avatars are commonly used for their balance between resembling the person they’re representing, whilst retaining some anonymity. In today’s tutorial we’ll use the vector tools in Adobe Illustrator to produce a simple avatar character with a line art style and flat colours. We’ll build the character in such a way that it’s somewhat modular, where multiple personas can be built from one basic foundation.

Tutorial Link

3. How to Create a Candy Monster Character in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a candy monster cartoon character in Adobe Illustrator.

Tutorial Link

4. How to Create a Cute Welsh Corgi in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will create a cute Welsh corgi using line art. While creating this illustration, you have two options: you can draw a line with the Pencil Tool, or by using the Arc Tool and then creating the desired curve from it. After that, we will color the illustration, and that’s actually it. You’ll learn how to move the anchor points and handles in order to achieve the result you want.

Tutorial Link

5. How to Create Four Ninja Turtles Characters in Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw four ninja turtle characters in Adobe Illustrator. As usual, we will use basic tools and vector shape-building techniques to create the main shapes. You will also practice your drawing skills, apply gradients for more realism and use some basic effects. You can use these techniques and elements to create whatever character you want.

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40 Fresh new Illustrator tutorials from 2018

This roundup up emphasis is on the very best and latest new illustrator tutorials each created in 2018. With each tutorial you can learn the latest techniques and tricks available within illustrator. There’s a great selection of new techniques that can be learnt from across the tutorials featured in the round up, whether you’re a beginner or veteran user of Illustrator there’s tutorials featured for every skill level. From creating unique character illustrations to unique typography effects.

Tutorials are great way to learn I really enjoyed putting together roundup together. I Hope you enjoy the tutorials featured in the roundup, and look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments section below.

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1. How to Create a Deep Diving Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, let’s imagine an underwater journey while drawing a deep diver and lost sea treasures in Adobe Illustrator. As usual, we will use the most common instruments and techniques.

deep-diving

2. How to Create an Oreo-Inspired Icon in Adobe Illustrator

If you love Oreo cookies and vector drawing then this tutorial is for you. You will learn how to draw an Oreo-inspired icon with the help of the 3D effect and Mapping option, plus you’ll use a lot of brushes and effects for texture and a more detailed look. Let’s make this icon as delicious as possible!

oreo

3. Create a Set of Traffic Lights in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a set of traffic lights in Adobe Illustrator. At the beginning you will create the body of the traffic light using the Rectangle tool, Transform panel and some basic effects. Then you will create the turned off and on lights using the Ellipse tool, Offset path and bunch of gradients. This tutorial is a great example of what you can do with the Align panel in Illustrator. traffic-lights

4. How to Create a Candy Monster Character in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to draw a candy monster cartoon character in Adobe Illustrator.

monster

5. Ñam Ñam! Make a Delicious Taco Icon in 10 Simple Steps!

In this tutorial we’ll be cooking a yummy vector taco in Adobe Illustrator, using basic geometric shapes in order to preserve a simple flat style.

nam-nam

6. Create an Electric Fan in Adobe Illustrator

In the following Illustrator tutorial, you will learn the step-by-step process of how to create an electric fan.

fan

7. Smile! Learn How to Create a Camera Icon

In today’s tutorial you’re going to take a look at the process of creating a camera icon, using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools that we work with on a daily basis.

camera-icon

8. How to Create an Elderly Man Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

You will create an illustration of an elderly man. We’re going to do this by using some basic geometric shapes combined with the power of some simple tools in Adobe Illustrator.

ellferly-man

9. How to Draw a Spider Cartoon Character in Adobe Illustrator

We will create this spider in vector form using basic shapes and a few simple manipulation techniques along with a custom blend brush that will help us to add details. At the end, we’ll give this character a cute face and complete the illustration.

spider

10. How to Create a flip clock

We will create this spider in vector form using basic shapes and a few simple manipulation techniques along with a custom blend brush that will help us to add details. At the end, we’ll give this character a cute face and complete the illustration.

flip-clock

11. How to Draw Heart-Shaped Daisies in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and Warp Effects in Adobe Illustrator to create a beautiful pair of heart-shaped daisies!

dasie

12. How to use distort wrap tool

We’ll talk about all the methods of deformation of objects used in Illustrator with the help of the Envelope Distort feature. Hopefully, this tutorial will broaden your options and will save you plenty of time in the future.

distort

13. How to Create a Hiking Backpack in Adobe Illustrator

Are you ready for our next adventure? This time we’ll be creating a flat backpack for camping using geometric shapes, Stroke panel and various tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator.

backpack

14. How to create a mac

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple Mac icon in Adobe Illustrator.

mac

15. How To Create Vector Avatar Characters with Adobe Illustrator

It’s always fun making character illustrations, but even more so when that character is based on an actual person! Cartoon style avatars are commonly used for their balance between resembling the person they’re representing, whilst retaining some anonymity. In today’s tutorial we’ll use the vector tools in Adobe Illustrator to produce a simple avatar character with a line art style and flat colours. We’ll build the character in such a way that it’s somewhat modular, where multiple personas can be built from one basic foundation.

avatar

16. Create a Shopping Paper Bag Tutorial in Adobe Illustrator

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a Shopping Paper Bag. We’ll use basic tools, a bunch of gradients, Blending Modes, Clipping Mask and some basic effects. This is a great tutorial for beginners.

shopping-bag

17. Create a Shopping Paper Bag Tutorial in Adobe Illustrator

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a Shopping Paper Bag. We’ll use basic tools, a bunch of gradients, Blending Modes, Clipping Mask and some basic effects. This is a great tutorial for beginners.

shopping-bag

18. How to Create a Battery Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In the tutorial your are going to look behind the process of creating a battery icon using a couple of basic geometric shapes which we will adjust here and there.

battery

19. How to create shopping basket icon

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple shopping basket icon in Adobe Illustrator.

basket-icon

20. How to Draw an Ultra Violet Collection of Presents in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a vector collection of gifts using the Pantone Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet!

bag-icons

21. How to Create Cartoon Style Vector Burger

The secrets of creating modern cartoon style vectors. Many effective techniques described here will allow you to achieve excellent results.burger-illustration

22. How to Draw a Celebrating Sporty Character in Adobe Illustrator

There are so many things that people celebrate when feeling happy about their achievements. In this tutorial we’ll be drawing a cheerful character celebrating a victory in a sports event. We’ll be using various functions of Adobe Illustrator and modifying geometric shapes in order to make the process easy and fun. Join the marathon, and let’s run through this tutorial together!

sporty

23. Create a Mailbox Icon in 10 Simple Steps in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you’ll be creating a simple mailbox icon in flat style, that can be used for your newsletter or website design. We’ll be modifying basic geometric shapes and using various handy functions of Adobe Illustrator.mailbox

24. How To Create an Isometric Type Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you’ll be creating a simple mailbox icon in flat style, that can be used for your newsletter or website design. We’ll be modifying basic geometric shapes and using various handy functions of Adobe Illustrator.

type

25. How to Create a Simple & Cute Fox Logotype in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you’ll go through a fun and easy process of working with simple shapes and warp effects to create this fancy fox logotype! We’ll be modifying and transforming objects, using various tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator, so you don’t need to draw anything by hand or use a graphic tablet.

cute-fox

26. How to Create a Portrait With One Colour in Adobe Illustrator

When you’ve not created a new vector in a while, Adobe Illustrator can seem very scary. And if you’ve been creating vectors as long as I have, you don’t want your first vector in over a year to be a “run of the mill” one or predictable. You want to set yourself a challenge, whilst still in your comfort zone.

portait

27. How to Draw a Watermelon and a Glass of Juice in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a watermelon, a watermelon slice, and a glass of juice!

juice

28. Create a Simple Stopwatch Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a simple stopwatch illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to prepare your document and how to set up a simple grid. Next using basic tools and effects along with the Appearance panel and the Pathfinder panel, you will learn how to create the main shapes of the stopwatch.

stop-watch

29. How to create lego text effect

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a fun and colorful Lego text effect in Adobe Illustrator.lego-tetxt-effect

30. Create a Simple Flower with the Effects Panel

Here is a very short Adobe Illustrator tutorial about how to create a Simple Flower using only the Basic Tools and the Distort & Transformation Effects.

flowers

31. How to Create Flat Bride & Groom Characters in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll be designing stylized flat characters, depicting a happy couple getting married. We’ll be modifying a lot of basic geometric shapes, applying various warp effects and using handy tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator to make the characters look fancy and lively.

wedding-icon

32. How to Create a Textured City Snapshot Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

I the tutorial, we’re going to explore the process of creating an instant snapshot of a busy city, using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools that we work with on a daily basis.

city

33. How to create a pattern brush

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple chain pattern brush in Adobe Illustrator.

pattern-brush

34. Fitness Tracker Icon Tutorial

You are going to explore the process of creating a fitness tracker icon, using some of Illustrator’s most basic shapes and tools.fitness-tracker

35. How to create a Revolver Icon

Another quick icon tutorial in which you will take a look behind the process of creating a cute little revolver pistol.

gun

36. How to Create an Irish Door Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’re going to create a beautiful Irish door like those found in Dublin.

house-icon

37. How to Create an Editable Bar Chart in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a fully editable chart in Adobe Illustrator and how to adjust its style.

graph-icon

38. How to Create a Golden Camping Trailer in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a colorful surfing van using the most basic shapes and tools of Adobe Illustrator.

van-icon

39. Wow Your Upscale Crowd with This Simple D-I-Y Ribbon Font Text Effect

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to take a “plain Jane” font and transform it into folded ribbons to create a stunning ribbon font text effect, perfect for your upscale designs. Combining use of the Shape Builder Tool and Appearance panel, you’ll have this project tied up in no time.

fab

40. Wow Your Upscale Crowd with This Simple D-I-Y Ribbon Font Text Effect

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to take a “plain Jane” font and transform it into folded ribbons to create a stunning ribbon font text effect, perfect for your upscale designs. Combining use of the Shape Builder Tool and Appearance panel, you’ll have this project tied up in no time.

watercolor

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Adobe Illustrator tutorials: 72 lessons to boost your skills

Adobe Illustrator tutorials can help you get a lot more out of the industry's favourite vector art programme. Whether you want to make a complex illustration or design a simple icon, the more tricks and techniques you know, the quicker you'll be able to produce the result you're looking for. 

While there's now competition from software like Sketch and Affinity Designer, Adobe Illustrator remains the most popular vector-based design programme for both individual creatives and the wider industry. If you need the software, see our guide to how to download Adobe Illustrator and our regular roundup of the best Adobe deals.

There's a huge range of Adobe Illustrator tutorials available online. To save you wading through them all to find the most useful ones, we've rounded up the most helpful lessons in this handy list so you can quickly start expanding your skillset. We've organised the tutorials over three pages, divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced. Use the drop-down menu above to jump straight to your level. 

To save yourself more time, don't miss our roundup of the best illustrator plugins. We also have a roundup of the best vector art tutorials and how to draw tutorials.

Adobe Illustrator tutorials for beginners

This entry-level series of Adobe Illustrator tutorials will help you learn the basic tools and techniques you need to get started. These will allow you to learn the ins and outs of the Illustrator workspace and how to open and save your images using the software.

Getting started with Adobe Illustrator

01. Illustrator tutorial for beginners in 10 minutes

This rapid walkthrough deals with the absolute basics of Illustrator. You'll learn all you need to get started in a short 10-minute session (and enjoy the richness of the narrator's voice, which is compared to Disney's Goofy by someone in the comments). Anyway, you'll learn all about Creative Cloud, how to use the interface and save documents, what vectors are, how to resize... the list goes on. This is perfect for total beginners. 

If you're already familiar with Adobe Illustrator but want a quick summary of what's new in the latest edition, this five-minute run through on YouTube provides a good overview of CC 2021.

02. Create and edit shapes

This tutorial from Adobe itself introduces you to the process for creating and editing shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC using the Shape tools. Learn how to use Illustrator to draw, combine, and trace shapes using the sample files provided.

03. Create with drawing tools

Another Adobe tutorial, this onewalks you through the concepts of Paths and Curves in Illustrator CC and introduces the tools you need to design and edit them, including the Pencil and Curvature tools.

04. How to use the Color Picker

The Color Picker allows you to select and apply colours to your artwork in Illustrator CC. This six-step Adobe tutorial demonstrates how to do it.

05. Add text to your designs

Looking to add text to your designs? This beginner-level Adobe Illustrator tutorial introduces the basics of using text in Illustrator CC. You’ll learn how to add text, apply formatting, reshape and style it, and place it on or inside a path.

Creative techniques

06. Isometric Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Isometric illustration has been very popular in recent years. This tutorial from Satori Graphics shows how to create isometric illustrations in Illustrator without using a grid. It's very clearly explained and demonstrated.

07. Masking in Illustrator

Masking, as you probably already know, is how you hide or reveal different parts of an image or design. In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, you'll learn about three different masking techniques: clipping mask, opacity mask and draw inside. 

08. Transform and edit artwork

This Adobe tutorial goes through the basics of transforming and editing artwork that you've designed in Adobe Illustrator CC. It teaches how to resize artwork, and how to use groups, align objects and more using the Selection tool, Transform panel, and other transform tools.

09. Get to know Adobe Illustrator's drawing tools

This handy tutorial focuses on the wide variety of drawing tools found Illustrator's Tools panel, each of which allows you to create in different ways. It will help you gain an understanding of how to use the Pen tool, Pencil tool, Curvature tool and Paintbrush tool.

10. Practise creating with the Pen tool

Once you’ve learned the fundamentals of the Pen tool in Illustrator, these exercises will help you hone your skills with the tool by creating new artwork.

11. Change colour and strokes

Discover how to apply colours to your artwork with this Illustrator tutorial. You’ll also learn how to change an object’s colour, create swatches and recolour artwork.

12. Draw and edit curves using the Curvature tool

Illustrator CC's Curvature tool allows you to draw smooth, refined curves and straight lines easily. This tutorial offers five simple exercises to help you understand how to use the tool in your designs. 

13. Add images and artistic effects

This tutorial starts out by explaining the basics of adding images to your projects in Adobe Illustrator CC. It then walks you through how to add and edit effects, apply brush strokes, and more.

14. How to duplicate objects around a circle

Spencer Martin, aka Pixel & Bracket, teaches some great tricks in his Adobe Illustrator tutorials. Here he shows how to duplicate objects around a circle using the transform effect to create a non-destructive repeated shape. 

15. Create and edit gradients

This introduction to working with gradients in Illustrator CC explains how to create different types of gradients and how to modify options such as colours, position, and opacity. It's a useful tutorial to learn how to create basic gradient effects. This tutorial doesn't cover freeform gradients, which Adobe Illustrator added in 2019. For that, we can recommend this tutorial from Tutvid.

16. Create art with the Paintbrush and Pencil tools

The Paintbrush tool allows you to draw a path and apply a brush to the stroke at the same time to give paths an artistic look. This Illustrator tutorial explains how to use the Paintbrush and Pencil to create expressive, freeform drawings.

17. Edit paths in Illustrator CC

Here you can learn how to edit paths in your artwork using a variety of tools and options, including the Pen tool, Curvature tool, Anchor Point tool and others.

18. A guide to Pathfinder Shape modes

There are four different ways to combine basic shapes in Illustrator: unite, subtract, intersect and exclude overlap. In this, Dansky runs through how to use each one in just two minutes. 

19. Combine shapes in different ways

Shapes are the building blocks of illustration. This tutorial explains how to combine simple shapes to create more complex ones using the Shape Builder tool and Pathfinder effects.

20. Overlap artwork with drawing modes

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use the Draw Inside and Draw Behind drawing modes to quickly and easily add interest to your artwork.

Adobe Illustrator workflow

21. Illustrator hacks

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Designer Matthew Lucas shared a whole bunch of useful Illustrator hacks in a post on Twitter. They went down a storm, with fellow designers calling them "golden" and asking for more. See one of them above, and our post about it here.

22. Organise content with layers

Here’s a great beginner-level introduction to layers in Adobe Illustrator CC. You’ll discover how they work, what they’re for and how to use them to create, edit and organise content.

23. Explore the Essentials workspace

Learn how to customise your workspace using the Properties panel in Illustrator CC, allowing you to find and use the right controls when you need them. Making the right adjustments can save you time and energy, boosting your workflow.

24. Arrange artboards

Another super-rapid video tutorial from Dansky, this one demonstrates how to easily arrange your artboards in Illustrator. It's an essential skill if you're going to stay neat and organised, and it will help you keep your focus on your design work.

25. Work with artboards

This tutorial is another look at artboards in Illustrator CC. It explains the function of artboards, which are similar to pages in InDesign CC or Microsoft Word. If you watch all three videos, you’ll quickly learn how to create and edit multiple artboards.

26. Shortcuts to speed up your workflow

If you’re not using shortcuts, you’re probably not being as efficient as you could. Here’s a great list of Illustrator shortcuts to help save you time. There are options for handling layers, selections, text and more, along with some handy hints for brushes, saving and closing, and viewing options. 

Export and share work

27. Shortcut your logo design exports

Creatives will be well aware of the hassle of exporting logos in a range of different sizes and formats for different client needs, but Dansky has created a handy free pack to make things easier. In this helpful video tutorial, he shows how to streamline the process of exporting logo designs.

28. How to share artwork

This Adobe guide covers the basics of sharing in Illustrator CC. Topics covered include how to share files, how to save them as PDFs and how to export your images.

29. Export high-quality, optimised SVG

Once you’ve designed and created your vector artwork in Illustrator CC, you need to export it. This tutorial explains how to export lightweight SVG (scalable vector graphic) files.

30. Export assets for web and app design

It’s important to be able to share your assets with others in different formats. Since 2015, Illustrator CC has incorporated an option to export higher quality SVG artwork for use in web and app projects. This tutorial explains how to use it.

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Georgia Coggan is a regular freelance contributor for Creative Bloq, who has also worked on T3 and Top Ten Reviews. With a particular interest in branding and retro design, Georgia writes about everything from logo design to creative technology, enjoys hunting down genuinely good deals and has even used her knowledge as an ex-teacher to create buying guides on products including children's books and bookcases. Tying these design interests together is an obsession with London Underground posters from the last century.

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