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40 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

40 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Are you a professional or a beginner in Adobe Illustrator? Well, never mind! To make progress at least in something you should read, learn and practice, practice and again practice. And if you are ready to start learning new techniques, you’ll need some fresh tutorial to keep to. To help you with that we’ve gathered here a list of step-by-step tutorials that might come of a great interest to you, in case if you’re searching for new methods of enhancing your personal skills and to make your work with this program more efficient and easy.

How to Create a Vector Binders Illustration

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a binders illustration.
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How to Create Glowing Progress Bars

Follow this quick tip and learn how to create a glowing progress bar. We will take advantage of the Appearance Panel and use multiple attributes plus plenty of effects: Outer Glow, Inner Glow, Feather, Drop Shadow, Gaussian Blur and Radial Blur.
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Create a Set of Embossed Player Buttons

Follow this new quick tip and learn how to draw a set of player buttons, purple and pink style this time because gray and black may be a bit boring sometimes.
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How to Create Vector Camp Badges

Using Drew Wilson’s “Pictos” icon set as our starting point, Ryan’s first tip in Illustrator CS6 is here to kick off the season and get us ready to roast some marshmallows.
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Create An Aperture Style Camera Lens Icon

In this tutorial, we’ll create a detailed camera lens similar to the one used as the logo for Apple’s Aperture photo-editing software.
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Draw a Compact Camcorder in Illustrator

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create your own illustration of a compact camcorder by using the Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool and gradients in Adobe Illustrator.
Draw a Compact Camcorder in Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Tasty Cupcake Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create a tasty cupcake icon. You’ll learn how to create your own guide to trace from, stylish line art and then onto creating your own quick decorations in Adobe Illustrator.
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Create a Swirly Lollipop Using the Spiral Tool

In this tutorial, you’ll be shown an easy and accurate way of creating your own swirly lollipop using a custom Art Brush and the Spiral Tool in Adobe Illustrator. If you’re a beginner Illustrator user, this tutorial will help you get familiar with how to use Illustrator’s tools creatively.
Create a Swirly Lollipop Using the Spiral Tool in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Detailed Syringe Illustration

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed syringe illustration. We’ll use basic illustrator shape creation tools and Illustrator’s Pathfinder tool to cut the shapes you need.
Create a Detailed Syringe Illustration in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Stylish, Vector Hair Typography Illustration

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I created this stylish piece of hair typography in Adobe Illustrator CS5. I’ve also finished it off with a quick aged coloring giving it a vintage design feel.
Create a Stylish, Vector Hair Typography Illustration in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

100% Vector Drop Shadow with Illustrator CS6

In this quick tip tutorial, I’m going to show you how to use one of the great new features of Adobe Illustrator CS6, gradient on stroke, to create a 100% vector Drop Shadow and Inner Glow.
100% Vector Drop Shadow with Illustrator CS6 in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

How to Make a Table Tennis Vector Illustration

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your own table tennis illustration that includes a ping-pong paddle and ball.
How to Make a Table Tennis Vector Illustration in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Vintage Vector Framed Silhouette Design

In today’s tutorial I’m going to collaborate with a great friend of mine, Ashley Benson and show you how to create a Victorian styled Silhouette.
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Create a Shimmering Cityscape in Perspective, Using Illustrator CS5

The Perspective tools in Illustrator CS5 make it a lot easier to draw in perfect one, two or three-point perspective. Using symbols in conjunction with the Perspective tools will make quick work of this stylized cityscape.
Create a Shimmering Cityscape in Perspective, Using Illustrator CS5 in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Realistic Leather Wallet with Illustrator

In most vector illustrations, the underlying objects are pretty simple. It’s the details and polish you add that really bring them to life. In this tutorial, we’ll start with basic building blocks, then use texture and effects to add realism.
Create a Realistic Leather Wallet with Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

How to Create Funky 3D Springs in Illustrator

How to Create Funky 3D Springs in Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

How to Create a Projector Screen Illustration

In this new quick tip you will learn how to create a simple Projector Screen illustration using some basic shapes and the Appearance Panel.
How to Create a Projector Screen Illustration in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Keyboard Button Using Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial will show you how to create you own keyboard button. We’ll use basic shape building and pathfinder tools to create our shapes, and then color our button using gradients, while keeping a keen eye on lighting directing.
Create a Keyboard Button Using Adobe Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Simple Set of Web Sliders

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple sliders set.
Create a Simple Set of Web Sliders in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Sketchy Hand-Drawn Camera Illustration in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’re going to use Illustrator (and a bit of Photoshop) to create an image that looks roughly hand-drawn on textured paper. We’ll be creating a camera illustration in this rough sketchy style.
Create a Sketchy Hand-Drawn Camera Illustration in Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Detailed, Vector Clothespin Illustration

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed clothespin illustration. It all starts with a simple pixel perfect vector shape building techniques.
Create a Detailed, Vector Clothespin Illustration in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

How to Illustrate a Vector Vacuum Cleaner

Do you want to illustrate a vector vacuum cleaner? You’ll learn some excellent vector illustration techniques in this tutorial, as well as use powerful Illustrator tools, such as: 3D tools, Opacity Masks, and Blends. Follow along, while creating your own impressive artwork.
How to Illustrate a Vector Vacuum Cleaner in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster

This tutorial is inspired by Sheppard Fairey’s famous political poster series for the Obama campaign in the US. We’ll be showing you how to create this style of design.
Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Set of Glowing Buttons in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple set of glowing buttons. It’s another tutorial that focuses on the Appearance panel as the entire button is created using only one shape with multiple fills and strokes plus some simple effects.
Create a Set of Glowing Buttons in Adobe Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Stylish Switch Button in Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple switch button in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll build the switch button using pixel perfect alignment, quality vector shape building techniques, and then color the work with Film Grain effect, Opacity Masks, and highlights.
Create a Stylish Switch Button in Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Beautiful Lily Pad Using Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a beautiful lily pad in Adobe Illustrator. We will use basic drawing tools: like the Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool, and Pen Tool for drawing. For coloring we will use the Gradient Mesh and Blend extensively.
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Create a Coat of Arms Logo with a Texture Background

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an organic, natural looking confectionary logo by adding a textured background. Major techniques covered in the tutorial include outline, swirls, warp and blend mode.
Create a Coat of Arms Logo with a Texture Background in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create an ASCII Inspired Text-based Image with Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an ASCII inspired Text-based Image.
Create an ASCII Inspired Text-based Image with Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Simple Clipboard Icon in Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple clipboard icon. Use a complete Illustrator CS5 workflow, vector shape building techniques, and vector effects to design this icon.
Create a Simple Clipboard Icon in Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

How to Create a Snowman in Adobe Illustrator

For those who already have a nice weather and are not able to create a Snowman with the real snow, we will show you how to create it from scratch in Adobe Illustrator.
How to Create a Snowman in Adobe Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Modern Volume Bar with Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple volume bar. It’s a pretty simple tutorial that will introduce you to the basic tools, effect and techniques used in Adobe Illustrator.
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Create a Sparkly Female Portrait in Illustrator

In this step-by-step tutorial you will learn how to create a sparkly female portrait through playing with transparency and overlapping vector shapes. In this tutorial you’ll also learn to experiment with colors and just letting go of your creativity.
Create a Sparkly Female Portrait in Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

How to Create a Cartoon Rocketship with Inkscape

This tutorial will teach you how to create a cartoon rocket ship with some nice lighting using only basic shapes like rectangles, circles and a triangle.
How to Create a Cartoon Rocketship with Inkscape in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

How to Create a Vector Grass Text Effect

Follow this quick tip and learn how to create a simple grass text effect. We will use the Note Paper effect then with the help of the Live Trace options to obtain the vector shapes that we need. The Pucker & Bloat effect can be used successfully in this case to create a pretty realistic grass look.
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How to Illustrate a Sausage with Ketchup

What can one say about sausage? A sausage is an appetizing food that allows any person to feel the strength returning after hunger. And if you want to increase your vector illustration skills, then learn how to draw a sausage with ketchup in Illustrator.
How to Illustrate a Sausage with Ketchup in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

How to Create a Cute Cartoon Dinosaur

This Quick Tip will show you how to create a cartoon dino using only basic shapes like rectangles and circles.
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Create a Designer Gift Bag Using Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a designer gift bag using basic shapes and various patterns, which are made available in Illustrator. You will also learn to add your own customized details to the design.
Create a Designer Gift Bag Using Adobe Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

How to Illustrate a Microscope in Illustrator

Throughout this tutorial on how to illustrate a vector microscope you’ll take advantage of numerous Illustrator tools. You will learn how to use blends, art brushes and 3D rendering in Adobe Illustrator.
How to Illustrate a Microscope in Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

How to Create a Cute Valentine’s Day Icon with Adobe Illustrator

Valentine’s Day is almost here and what better way to express your love for design than to send a letter? This tutorial explains how to create an envelope icon, you’d love to click!
How to Create a Cute Valentine’s Day Icon with Adobe Illustrator in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Printer Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed printer illustration.
Create a Printer Illustration in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

Create a Detailed Scanner Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed scanner illustration.
Create a Detailed Scanner Illustration in Web Design Inspirational Cocktail #5

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  • DesignPanoply

    Very nice list! There have been quite a few great new Illustrator tutorials lately.

    – John

  • Borjandreu

    thanks a lot

  • DesignPanoply

    Very nice list! There have been quite a few great new Illustrator tutorials lately.

    – John

  • Borjandreu

    thanks a lot