After the succes of the 10 New Creative Adobe Illustrator CS6 Tutorials article, I hand-picked 11 Best Adobe Illustrator tutorials that will improve your design and illustration skills.
1. Create a Dimensional Raindrop Desktop Wallpaper Illustration in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial we’ll use simple shapes and create cut-outs and gradients to generate depth and dimension within a widescreen-friendly desktop wallpaper. Drop Shadows and offset objects join our gray and white gradients to finish this design off in spectacular style. Use the techniques in this tutorial to create a whole set of cut-out wallpaper designs, and don’t forget to share them with us in the comment section below this tutorial.
2. Typographic Logo in Illustrator and Photoshop
For this tutorial I will show you how to use simple Illustrator tools to create a very trendy logo. The process is quite simple and can be applied to all sorts of logos and illustrations for your future projects.
3. Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography
In this tutorial, we’re going to create a 3D Typography based design. All the elements will revolve around the centerpiece and theme: dreaming. The word will dictate the entire layout and control the space by allowing everything else to emerge from within. The trees will grow out of the letters; the mountains will show themselves behind the word and overshadow the glowing moon.
4. How to Create a School-Themed Vector Pack in Adobe Illustrator
Learning something new is not just for the kids; it can be for teachers and educators, too. That especially applies when it comes to creating images for use in class projects or for a school webpage. Luckily for you, we have a new tutorial that will teach you how to create a nice minimalistic school-themed vector pack in Adobe Illustrator.
5. Create a Death Goddess inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead
Want to produce clean and detailed line work but with a hand drawn edge? Not sure whether to use the pen tool in Illustrator or a tablet in Photoshop?
With his stunning tattoo-style designs, digital illustrator and ‘part-time thrasher’ Chris Parks has all the answers and more in this tutorial.
6. How to Create a Fun Wiener Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a wiener pattern brush and how to use it to create a nice text illustration.
7. How To Create a Cartoon-Style Illustration in Photoshop
In this video-tutorial we’re going to show you how to create a cartoon-style illustration of an ax in Photoshop. We will be spending time with layer masks, the pen tool, and Photoshop brushes. We will finally import and apply a vector pattern from Illustrator to Photoshop. At the end of this tutorial you should be able to easily create your own cartoon-style illustrations of just about any object.
8. Creating Isometric Icon Vectors
In today’s tutorial you will learn how to draw rather complex three-dimensional isometric icon vectors, specifically an isometric bank icon. This tutorial contains a description of the preparatory phase, which I hope will simplify your workflow and detailed guide for designing elements of the building. It is likely that isometric icon vectors will become a design trend in 2015, so it’s time to master this style!
9. Create a retro T-shirt design in 10 easy steps using Illustrator
Design a T-shirt featuring retro graphics by creating simple vectors and textures in Adobe Illustrator, by following our step-by-step guide.
10. How to Create a Vintage, Camping Lantern Icon in Adobe Illustrator
In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed old lamp illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to prepare your document. Next, you will learn the basics of pixel perfect vector shapes building techniques. Moving on you will learn how to add shading, highlights and subtle textures using the Appearance panel, a simple mesh, a bunch of linear gradients, the Film Grain effect and some basic blending techniques. Finally, you will learn how to easily recolor your entire lamp.