50 Astounding Adobe Illustrator Tutorials



Adobe Illustrator can be a little tricky to get your head around, particularly after getting used to the workflow of such applications as Photoshop.

In this post we present a collection of excellent Adobe Illustrator tutorials for beginners and advanced designers.

Have fun and Good Luck!

1. Create a Magic Book Using Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial will find out how to create a magic book. The first half of this tutorial is dedicated to creating an open book, and in the remaining steps you’ll  learn how to create the background and add the magic effects.

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2. Gradient Mesh Flower

In this tutorial you will see how to use Gradient Mesh for creation of this wonderful flower.

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3. Create Bloody Halloween Ornament Using Adobe Illustrator

In this 20 steps tutorial you will find out how to create a bloody Halloween ornament yourselves. The ornament is a bit psychedelic however it worth doing it.

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4. Realistic Vintage Vector Tutorial

In this tutorial you will discover how to make a great realistic typewriter with the help of Adobe Illustrator, so fasten your seat belts and let’s go.

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5. Create Trees in Illustrator

In this tutorial you will see how to create a tree from a photograph. During the steps of this tutorial you will see the following tools in use: the freehand drawing tools, the shape tools and the Layers palette.

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6. Create A Semi Realistic Bulb

In this tutorial, you will  see how to create a light bulb illustration. It’s a good tutorial for those struggling with drawing freehand.

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7. Create psychedelic Halloween pumpkin face using Adobe Illustrator

During this 20 steps Illustrator tutorial you will create a cool spooky 5-eyed pumpkin.

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8. Create a Jelly Fish In Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial,  you will learn how to create a stylized jellyfish using blends and brushes.

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9. Create a Sparkly Female Portrait

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to create a sparkly female portrait by playing with transparency and overlapping vector shapes.

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10. Create a Painterly Landscape With the Blob Brush Tool

In this tutorial you will create a painterly landscape with an intuitive and versatile Blob Brush Tool.

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11. Create a Smoking Wooden Pipe

In this tutorial you will find out how to draw a stylish smoking tobacco pipe. You will also see how to create wood texture illustrator effect on the pipe.

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12. Tracing a Vector Face From a Reference Photo

In this tutorial you will see the the process of tracing the basic shapes and contours of a photograph, as opposed to using predominately vector lines with strokes. This will result in a desirable, realistic yet stylized image.

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13. Create a Lava Island Scenario in Illustrator

This tutorial is inspired by the Tiki and Mario culture. You will see how to draw these Mario characters.

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14. Create an Elegant Patterned Vector Owl

In this tutorial you will draw an elegant patterned vector owl.

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15. Zombie Illustration

In this step by step tutorial you will create a hand-drawn zombie illustration.

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16. Create an awesome vector skate deck

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will create your own vibrant and stunning vector artwork using geometric lines, shapes and a perfect color scheme. The result is an awesome deck design ready for wall hanging, or hooking up with trucks and wheels for a session on the street!

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17. How to Illustrate a LeBron James Cartoon Character

This tutorial shows how to create an illustration of a LeBron James.

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18. Perfect Vector Portraiture

In this tutorial by Simeon Elson you will see how to create a vector portrait.

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19. Rolling Stone Inspired Tongue

In this tutorial you will create a graphic design icon – the bright red Rolling Stones tongue and lips logo.  It’s not a direct copy of the original but an inspired tongue graphic, starting with a quick pencil sketch and finishing with a vector based graphic in Adobe Illustrator.

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20. Create an Grisly Zombie Illustration

In this tutorial you will create a zombie illustration with a pen tablet from a photo. Have fun utilizing the Blob Brush and Eraser tool in recreating this tutorial or apply these techniques to other ghoulish illustrations!

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21. Create an awesome music Poster

In this tutorial you will draw an awesome music poster.

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22. Create Realistic Bubble Effect

In this tutorial we will find out how to create realistic colorful bubbles. This tut covers numerous techniques.

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23. Design a Skate deck With a Cool Skull Pattern

In this tutorial you will use Symbol Sprayer tool can for creating awesome pattern graphics and then combine them into an intricate pattern design to customize a skateboard deck.

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24. Comic Book Style Graphic Design

In this tutorial you will learn how to create awesome illustrations and turn them into flyers or posters.

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25. Stinking style Zombie Flesh Eater

In this tutorial, you will see how to create a cartoon zombie in Adobe Illustrator. Starting by creating a fresh corpse, you will then ‘yuck’ it up using a number of techniques.

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26. Design With Flair

In this tutorial you will see how to apply flair technique. You will start from scratch with a basic photo and create a fully realized design.

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27. How to Create Transparent Battery icon

In this tutorial,  you will create a detailed battery icon similar to the one used in the iPhone.

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28. Making an abstract art Work

This tutorial shows you the principles of using the Live Paint Bucket tool, and what can be achieved with this great innovation in color management, which saves time, and may be used in countless sorts of project from character design to abstract Illustration.

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29. Test Your Creativity

In this simple Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will create some sort of abstract mask.

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30. Add Motion To Illustration Using lines

In this tutorial by Eric Van Den Boom you will see how to use lines and patterns to add a sense of motion to your illustration or photograph.

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31. Create an Awesome Retro Beetle Type

In this tutorial you will create a vector image of an original Volkswagen Beetle using one of Illustrators most-used tools; the Pen Tool, as well as adding some finishing touches using a graphics tablet (an affordable Wacom Bamboo tablet in my case) to give the vector a nice hand-drawn style.

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32. Create a Valentines Day Illustration For Your Sweetie

In this tutorial you will discover how to create a cheerful character and lovely, colorful bubbles. Use this knowledge to create a darling Valentine’s Day card for your sweetie.

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33. Create a Realistic Candy Bar In Illustration

In this tutorial, you will see step by step how to create a realistic candy bar using Illustrator.

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34. Create Movement In Illustration

In this tutorial you will learn how to create stylistic lines that can be used to simulate movement.

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35. Creating a Toaster popping Illustration

In this tutorial, you will learn how to apply such rare effect as the Chrome effect, which is used to create a metallic look.  You will also use Texturizer tool to create a toast texture.

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36. Create an Angry Octopus

This tutorial shows how to create an angry vector octopus character using brushes in Adobe Illustrator. It’s a simple 12 steps tutorial. Have fun!

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37. From Start To Finish

In this tutorial,  you will find out how to create an illustration art piece so that you can witness what goes behind a digital illustrator’s work, as well as gain some new insights for your own projects’ workflow. We’ll go through conceptualization and idea gathering, creating illustrations in Illustrator, and then finishing the piece in Photoshop.

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38. Create a luxurious Gold Watch

In this tutorial you will see how to create a very realistic and stunning gold watch using simple tools and techniques like the Pathfinder, Blend, Clipping Mask, etc.

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39. Make a colorful, Environment Slice

In this tutorial you will create an earth slice that looks like a piece of cake.

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40. Create a Cubist Style Logo Design

In this tutorial you will see how to create a cubist style logo design made up of lots of detailed vector facets.

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41. Create a Realistic Guitar

In this tutorial you will draw a realistic guitar from scratch using the free vector program.  This tut requires a basic knowledge of vector tools, such as: the Pen tool, Edit Path Nodes tools, and you should be familiar with the Fill and Stroke toolbox.

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42. Create a Video Projector

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to make an old film projector, such as the early 20th century. Get ready because it’s time to start, open your Illustrator and let’s go.

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43. Create a trippy Psychedelic Poster

In this tutorial you will see how to make a funny psychedelic poster in Adobe Illustrator.

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44. Create a Clean Retro Badge

In this tutorial you will draw a clean retro-looking badge/burst in Adobe Illustrator. These are great for adding to a website, advertisement, etc to help the text stand out.

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45. How to Illustrate a Tomato Using Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you  will use Meshes, Gradients and Blends for drawing a tomato. The skills you will learn here can easily be transferred to creating various objects. So let’s get started!

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46. How To Make White Holiday Scene

In this tutorial you will create an entire winter landscape and fill it using numerous techniques, like blended blizzards, sprayed snowflakes, and more. The techniques you will use to create this illustration are fairly basic.

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47. How to Create a Beautiful Windmill

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.

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48. Create a Grumpy Troll Character

In this step by step tutorial  you will create a grumpy Internet troll character.  You will start the process with a basic pencil sketch then build up a complete vector character design with linework, color fills and basic shading to create a funny cartoon mascot.

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49. Create a Picture Gallery In Gallery

In this tutorial you will see how to use 3D rendering, Blends, Opacity masks for creating this three-dimensional stage with vanishing points.

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50. Create a Disco Ball

In this tutorial you will find out the right way for drawing a realistic disco ball.

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Comments
  1. Very nice collection of Illustrator

  2. Graphically well designed epic specially like the picture named “A piece of cake” because the live fish was shown under the water on the cake.

  3. hey thanks for the roundup!

  4. These 50 amazing tutorial will help to make effective and attractive elements in the web page or web design because each tutorial is very nicely described step by step with graphics so it will be easy to understand.

  5. All design are exceptional & thinkable. Thanks lot for excellent idea.

  6. Really helpful post . I know if i able to practice by these tutorials then it will be a batter path to learn about illustrator . Thanks and looking more forwarding .

    Could you tell Please how to make a motion effect in Illustrator ?

  7. Semi realistic bulb is my fav. Is there a link from where we can download the unlocked psd file for that. I really like to play and learn fronm it.

  8. Very nice collection
    thank you