30 Really Fresh and Stunning Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

When it comes to creating vector graphics, Adobe Illustrator is the most favorite tool for the designers. The graphics made in illustrator can be and is used for websites and graphic works. Designers are always in a search for some useful tutorials on the web. Many bloggers have been real busy preparing tutorials in illustrator for beginners as well as professionals. These tutorials can help you improve your skills and in your knowledge in illustrator

In this post we have collected some of the 30 Really Fresh and Stunning Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for designers to help them get a good knowledge. Tutorials cover various fresh and innovative illustrator techniques and tools which you can incorporate into your designs and create beautiful arts and graphics.

In the meanwhile you may want to read some more Tutorials to improve your skills in Photoshop, Web Design and WordPress

Cool Vector Yeti Character in Illustrator


The Yeti character that will be created is made up of basic shapes to maintain that simple illustration feel. The plump round shapes all help create a friendly and loveable character while the high shoulders and wide stance give him a slow and lazy personality.

Create a Cubist Style Logo Design in Illustrator


The design is based on a fictional brand or company named Raven, but the whole process is the same for a live client. We’ll first create the full color logo in all its glory with gradients and effects, then tone back the logo to create flat and mono versions to provide a versatile design for use in any situation.

Create a Simple Vector Ninja Character in Illustrator


The ninja character we’ll be creating is made up of simple shapes to create a cute overall appearance. Despite being generally dark in colour we’ll add definition to the character with the help of strokes and gradients using subtle changes in tone.

Create a Cute Vector Penguin Character in Illustrator


The whole body is created from various circles and ovals which help give the penguin that cute and friendly appearance, while the gradients and shading help lift the character from the screen with a three dimensional illusion.

Create a Cute Hairy Vector Monster Character


The fantasy woodland monster we’ll be creating is made up of lots of simple rounded shapes to give the character a friendly appearance. The large eyes in relation to the size of the body is the key ingredient to creating a cute and lovable character.

Create Snowflakes and Colorful Christmas Balls


This shape of the snowflake was obtained through changing the dynamic shapes and adjusting the parameters of the applied effects.

Create a Grass Background Using Adobe Illustrator


This technique is not just limited to a grass effect. For example, wool texture is also possible.

Wooden Smoking Pipe in Illustrator


This tutorial is on how to draw a stylish smoking tobacco pipe in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to create wood texture illustrator effect on the pipe in this tutorial. Also, you will learn how to make the tobacco and the smoke.

Clock Icon on Illustrator


This is a beginner tutorial, even though some of you are really skilled with Adobe Illustrator, I would recommend to take the time to read this as you can get some insights and ideas out from this tutorial.

Illustrate a Tomato


You will use Meshes, Gradients and Blends for creating the resulted picture. The skills you will learn here can easily be transferred to creating various objects.

Create 3D Typography Text in Illustrator


A superb 3D effect to the text of your choice could easily be given in illustrator. You could use this skill in varied areas.

Create a Colorful Retro Style Poster


From this Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a colorful retro style poster using gradients, geometric shapes, patterns and 3D effects.

Create a Burning, Vector Match Using Gradient Meshes


In this tutorial you will learn how to create realistic vector fire, using the Gradient Mesh Tool and Screen Blending mode.

Create an Open Book with Illustrator’s 3D Extrude & Bevel Tool


In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to create an open book mostly with Illustrator’s 3D Extrude & Bevel Tool. We’ll create open pages with graphics and add a wavy background. The book can be customized by applying your own graphics to the pages.

Create Happy Feet Font – Text Effect


We’ll be using Adobe Illustrator, 3D effects & Gradients to create this cute text.

Create a 3D Film Strip Using Adobe Illustrator and VectorScribe


Dynamic Corner Tool: I think there is no easier way to round a corner, than just clicking on it. No wonder this tool is called dynamic. After rounding the corner, we can change the radius by simply dragging of one or more radius points.

Create a Peeled Sticker Effect


In this tutorial we would using the pathfinder divide tool and then reflecting the area would give us the peeled effect.

Create a Tennis Ball Using VectorScribe and Adobe Illustrator


In this tutorial we will learn how to create a tennis ball using 3D modeling, Wrinkle Tool, Scatter Brush and gradient fills in Adobe Illustrator.

Create a Vector Gift Box


We are going to use few usual types of tools, such as, Rectangle Tool (M), Ellipse Tool (L), Extrude&Bevel 3D effect and some nice colors to create an eye catchy illustration

Create a Wallet Icon Using Adobe Illustrator and Phantasm CS


In this tutorial we will learn how to create wallet icon using simple techniques and objects. To round the corners of multiple rectangles, we will be using the Dynamic Corners Tool, part of the VectorScribe plugin, which is much easier to use and accelerates our work. It is also very convenient to use Phantasm CS for processing of raster textures and creating of vector textures.

Create an Eye Catching Upload Button in Adobe Illustrator


This is video tutorial to create a fantastic design of a button that can be used very efficiently in web designs

Create a Happy Drummer Using Adobe Illustrator


In this tutorial we will learn how to create a vector character using the Pen Tool, linear and radial gradients, Art Brush, Pattern Brush and Blend Tool.

Illustrate a Lighthouse

Create A New Year Card in Illustrator


You’ll learn how to use Clipping Mask, gradient, and create strokes in Appearance panel.

Create an Isometric Shopping Basket Using Illustrator


In this tutorial we will learn how to create a Shopping Basket with the help of 3D modeling.

Create a Travellers Suitcase Icon in Illustrator


We’ll be using a mixture of shapes, effects and various techniques to create this icon.

Create a Love Heart Greeting Card for Valentine’s Day


On Valentine’s Day, a holiday of people who are in love, everyone gives greeting cards to each other. This day is a good opportunity to show your feelings with an unusual gift.

Illustrate a Microscope in Illustrator


You will learn how to use blends, art brushes and 3D rendering in Adobe Illustrator.

Create a Cute Bird’s Nest in Illustrator


In this tutorial, we’ll create a cute bird’s nest with a cracked eggshell inside of it. We’ll start by drawing our artwork with the Pen Tool, bringing it to life with the Gradient Tool, and finishing it up by adding shadows and highlights. We’ll use some often-neglected Illustrator tools and features, such as the set of symbol tools in the Tools panel and working with color groups in the Swatches panel.

Holland Tulip Field in Illustrator


This tutorial will show you how to create a beautiful Holland landscape filled full of colorful tulips and a traditional Dutch windmill. We will start by creating a red tulip flower with the Gradient Mesh tool and then make yellow and purple color variations of the tulips. Then we will create the windmill using simple gradients and solid fills and finally we will arrange all the elements to complete our landscape.

Create A Jeans Vector in Illustrator


You’ll learn how to use blends, gradient, add effects, and create strokes in Appearance panel.

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2 Responses to “30 Really Fresh and Stunning Adobe Illustrator Tutorials”
  1. SDWHaven

    Fantastic collection! Thanks for putting it together.

  2. Neal

    Excellent tutorial,I love these!

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