27 New and Fresh Illustrator Tutorials

If you’re interested in learning some new tricks and improving your skills in Adobe Illustrator, there are plenty of great tutorials out there that will lead you through the process. In this post we’ll feature some of the best Illustrator tutorials that have been published within the past few months. For more Illustrator tutorials, see the following posts from our archives:

Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

How to Create a Vector Wacom Tablet in Illustrator

How to Create a Vector Wacom Tablet in Illustrator

How to Make an Icy Cocktail

How to Make an Icy Cocktail

How to Turn a Client-Approved Snack Label into a 3D Looking Snack Pack

How to Turn a Client-Approved Snack Label into a 3D Looking Snack Pack

Create a Realistic Candy Bar in Illustrator

Create a Realistic Candy Bar in Illustrator

Illustrator Type technique Using Shapes

Illustrator Type technique Using Shapes<

Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Turn Any Font into a Sketch Font

Turn Any Font into a Sketch Font

How to Create a Rainy Window Vector Background

How to Create a Rainy Window Vector Background

Go Media’s Rapid-Fire Illustration Technique

Go Media's Rapid-Fire Illustration Technique

How to Create a Golden Vector Compass in Illustrator

How to Create a Golden Vector Compass in Illustrator

How to Design a Skate Deck with a Cool Skull Pattern

How to Design a Skate Deck with a Cool Skull Pattern

Texturise Your Layered Vectors

Texturise Your Layered Vectors

How to Draw a Cartoon Duck Character Illustration

How to Draw a Cartoon Duck Character Illustration

How to Create a Quirkly Twitter Bird in Corel Draw

How to Create a Quirkly Twitter Bird in Corel Draw

How to Create a Radial Mesh in Illustrator and Make a Vector CD

How to Create a Radial Mesh in Illustrator and Make a Vector CD

Creating Editable Letterpress Styled Text

Creating Editable Letterpress Styled Text

Abracadabra, How to Create a Magic Hat Icon

Abracadabra, How to Create a Magic Hat Icon

Create a Stylized GPS Icon

Create a Stylized GPS Icon

Hit the Mark with a Realistic Vector Dartboard

Hit the Mark with a Realistic Vector Dartboard

Realistic Coffee Stain Design Using Illustrator and Photoshop (video)

Realistic Coffee Stain Design Using Illustrator and Photoshop

How to Create a Vector Smiley Icon

How to Create a Vector Smiley Icon<

Draw a Cute Purse Using Simple Shapes

Draw a Cute Purse Using Simple Shapes

Drawing People

Drawing People

Create a Cello Scroll from a Reference Photo

Create a Cello Scroll from a Reference Photo

Illustrator Tutorial: Perfect Silhouette with Live Trace

Illustrator Tutorial: Perfect Silhouette with Live Trace

16bits Vector Style Illustration

16bits Vector Style Illustration

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  • Gary, September 17, 2009

    Great list, wil use as reference for future

  • aledesign.it, September 17, 2009

    A good post. Illustrator is my favorite program. I love work with it. Special way in the advertising. In my site there’s so many works make with illustration ;)

  • Chris Khoo, September 18, 2009

    Any chance of doing posts similar to the above for open source tools like Inkscape or GIMP… I don’t know how popular they are generally in the design world, but they’re my tools of choice :-).

    • Vandelay Website Design, September 18, 2009

      Hi Chris,
      Possibly for GIMP, although there is nothing planned for that topic at this point.

  • Tutorial Lounge, September 18, 2009

    yes you saying right here is latest stuff regarding very much creative and professional illustrations, i really like as you post before too. thanks

  • Chris Khoo, September 19, 2009

    Thanks Vandelay Design :-) the stuff you post here is always quality.

  • Rok Mejak, September 19, 2009

    Great list I bookmarked this post for a future reference. I hope you’ll keep on posting useful data for us readers. Keep on the good work.

  • Chris, September 20, 2009

    Nice list.I always enjoy the tutorials

  • Alistair, September 20, 2009

    Thanks for the great list of tutorials, there enough there to keep me going for a long time.

  • sonnydesign, September 20, 2009

    Thanks for sharing this. I want to try snack label because i haven’t tried this before.

  • Great list of tuts, especially the quirky twitter bird! He look like he has a big night out on the town! hahaha

  • Mário, September 23, 2009

    Great! Thanks for sharing.

  • Alex C., October 3, 2009

    Great list! Just what I needed…
    This list will help me develop my skills even more!

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Vector Man, October 3, 2009

    Really useful collection. Thanks. It help in my work and improve my inspiration for next vector creations.

  • James Crusher, November 22, 2009

    Those are great logos. Very web 2.0 looking. Can they be used by visitors to the website or are they for guidance only?

  • Waasys, December 28, 2009

    Great collection, thnx for sharing!

  • Chicago Fence, December 29, 2009

    Great Collection. Thanks for sharing

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