Tutorials

A Round-Up of Fresh Illustrator Tutorials

January 19, 2010 • By

It does not matter how creative and efficient you are within Illustrators environment. It doesn't even matter if you have 50 years or even 5 days graphic design experience… there is always room to learn a new technique.

In today’s news round-up we have collected ten of the best and freshest Illustrator tutorials to do just that, learn something new and maybe help inspire you for your next art project.

Cafe Style Coffee Art in Adobe Illustrator

In this Illustrator tutorial, the author will explain how he created the "Delicious Coffee" illustration which was published in "1000 Restaurant, bar & café graphics" by Rockport Publishing.

Cafe Style Coffee Art in Adobe Illustrator

How to Make Super-Sharp, Vector Swords

Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you'll be shown to draw a sword in Illustrator, using the Rectangle Tool, gradients, and other Illustrator tools.

How to Make Super-Sharp, Vector Swords

How To Create A Slick IPod Icon Using Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

This is a great little illustrator tutorial form Creative Nerds, which shows you how to create an iPod icon using Illustrator.

How To Create A Slick IPod Icon Using Illustrator

Create An Editable Metal Type Treatment in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial is pretty similar to the Letterpress Font and Sketchy Font tutorials in that it uses the Appearance panel to create a type treatment that is fully editable when it is done.

Create An Editable Metal Type Treatment in Illustrator

Create a student character mascot with Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

This is an intermediate Illustrator tutorial level where you can learn how to create a vector student character mascot from a sketch in Adobe Illustrator. The techniques can easily be applied to other character design, illustrations or icons.

Create a student character mascot with Adobe Illustrator

Create an Illustration of a Pearl-Filled Clam on an Ocean Bed

Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you'll create a shell with pearls in a unique ocean scene, using various effects, such as: mesh, blend, warp, clipping mask, opacity mask, depth of sharpness, editing of swatches, and pathfinder box.

Create an Illustration of a Pearl-Filled Clam on an Ocean Bed

Free Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator

In this tut you can learn hot to take advantage of Illustrator’s live effects and create a 3D pie chart to represent your data.

Free Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Creating a Surrealistic Hand-Drawn Illustration

Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a surrealistic illustration using fine liners, marker, an economic all in one printer, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Creating a Surrealistic Hand-Drawn Illustration

How to Create a Cute Vector Bear T-Shirt Design

Adobe Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to design a cute bear character and surrounding scenery in just two colours, ready for use as a cool t-shirt design.

How to Create a Cute Vector Bear T-Shirt Design

By Paul Andrew (Speckyboy and speckyboy@twitter).