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45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

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 Traditional Wreath in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to quickly create a wreath for emblems, logos or stamps.
How to Create a Traditional Wreath in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Use Basic Shapes to Create a Complex Catrina Poster in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we are going to create a Catrina poster illustration in Adobe Illustrator, by using mainly geometric shapes like the rectangle, circle, polygon, etc. We will also be using the Pathfinder panel, the Outline Stroke option, Offset Path and the Zig Zag effect, all this while using only three colors.
http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/designing/quick-tip-how-to-create-a-traditional-wreath-in-adobe-illustrator/ in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Tim Burton Inspired Bride of Frankenstein in Illustrator

This tutorial will go through the process of creating a symmetrical Halloween Brides of Frankenstein portrait in Adobe Illustrator using the Reflect Tool (O).
Create a Tim Burton Inspired Bride of Frankenstein in Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

From Editor to Zombie: Create an Undead Portrait From a Photo in Illustrator

In this tutorial, I’ll be using a reference image and turning our victim into a zombie in Adobe Illustrator.
From Editor to Zombie: Create an Undead Portrait From a Photo in Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Use Stroke Textures to Enhance a Halloween Illustration in Illustrator

As one of the most liked holidays is approaching, I will show you how to create a fun Halloween themed illustration using Adobe Illustrator. We’ll start by forming some simple vector shapes using the Pen Tool and then with the help of brush strokes to add a dash of a vintage look to it. We will focus on detailing with objects and brushed strokes.
Use Stroke Textures to Enhance a Halloween Illustration in Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Quick and Easy Set of Spooky Ghosts in Adobe Illustrator

In this new quick tip you will learn how to create a spooky ghost in Adobe Illustrator. At the beginning, using simple shapes you will create the shape of the ghost then you’ll create the folded look and add details with the help of the Create Gradient Mesh option and Art brushes. Finally, for the face of the ghost you will also use simple shapes along with the Transform effect.
Create a Quick and Easy Set of Spooky Ghosts in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Haunting, Dia De Los Muertos Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’ll go through the step by step process of creating your very own “Lady of the Dead” just in time for November. Hopefully the process will fill your heads with fantastically spooky ideas with a touch of tradition. This happens to be one of my favorite festive occasions to illustrate, and I’m so happy that I get to share my latest with all of you.
Create a Haunting, Dia De Los Muertos Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create an Easy, Retro Pumpkin Card in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a retro Halloween greeting card in Adobe Illustrator. It will include an easy to create pumpkin and a simple background. You will use the basic shapes and a little bit of the Pen Tool (P).
Create an Easy, Retro Pumpkin Card in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Colorful, 1940s-Inspired Witch in Adobe Illustrator

Pick up your broom, we’re going for a ride! Join me in Adobe Illustrator to create a bright and colorful little witch flying high above a city with the Pen Tool, Blob Brush Tool, Gradient Tool, and Shape Builder Tool.
Create a Colorful, 1940s-Inspired Witch in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create an Adorable Hedgehog with Basic Tools in Inkscape

In this tutorial, we’ll be using basic shapes in Inkscape to create a hedgehog character. We’ll also go over some neat concepts such as custom tapered lines, random object scattering, and shape manipulation.
Create an Adorable Hedgehog with Basic Tools in Inkscape in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Punk Queen of Hearts, With a Sleeve Tattoo in Illustrator

In this tutorial we are going to take a walk through the process of vectoring my rendition of the “Queen of Hearts” playing card with an eccentric young girl who has an old-school sleeve tattoo.
Create a Punk Queen of Hearts, With a Sleeve Tattoo in Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create an iOS 7 Inspired Tab Bar Icon Set in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a cute nerd-looking snake character in Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two main parts, creating the head and creating the body. You will start from basic shapes and with a few distortion techniques that involve the Direct Selection Tool, Round Any Corner script, Warp, Roughen and Transform effects you will easily create the shapes that you need. The Blend Tool also plays an important role in this tutorial along with some build-in Art Brushes and Blend brushes.
Create an iOS 7 Inspired Tab Bar Icon Set in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

How to Create an Alice in Wonderland Themed Stencil in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll make a fun and very simple stencil that we can use on a variety of surfaces which includes t-shirts, walls, and canvas bags. The possibilities only end with your imagination. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, I’ll create a mouse in a tea cup design in Adobe Illustrator and prepare it ready to be used as a stencil.
How to Create an Alice in Wonderland Themed Stencil in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

How to Create a Geometric, WPAP Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

The following is a tutorial on how to create a WPAP (Wedha’s Pop Art Portrait) portrait in Adobe Illustrator, by the WPAP master himself!
How to Create a Geometric, WPAP Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Sticky Summer Typography Printable Poster in Illustrator

In this tutorial I would like to show you a few techniques on how to create a typography poster perfect for closing of summer. We’ll be editing a pre-made font, adjusting a pre-made pattern and using quick and easy techniques to turn a simple illustration into a beautiful poster.
Create a Sticky Summer Typography Printable Poster in Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Vectoring Short Hair in a Negative Space Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, I’ll use a stock image as a reference and create an illustration which uses the same concept, this time in Adobe Illustrator. While this is an advanced tutorial, I won’t be going into too many details with regards to skin shading.
Vectoring Short Hair in a Negative Space Illustration in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

How to Draw a Simple, Super Kawaii Pineapple in Adobe Illustrator

Bring on the cute, bring on the funk! This tutorial highlights how easy it is to create a cute little pineapple with some basic shapes and simple gradients in Adobe Illustrator.
How to Draw a Simple, Super Kawaii Pineapple in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Tic Tac Toe Mobile App Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple icon for a Tic Tac Toe game. For starters you will learn how to create a radial mesh, how to easily mask it and how to add a subtle texture using the Appearance panel, basic blending techniques and some raster effects.
Create a Tic Tac Toe Mobile App Icon in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Sparkling, Glitter Portrait From Stock in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a sparkling portrait. I’ll show you how to create your own skintone palette, render flawless skin, create hair from brushes and of course… add a good handful of glitter, all in Adobe Illustrator.
Create a Sparkling, Glitter Portrait From Stock in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Simple School Teddy Bear in Adobe Illustrator

FIn this tutorial we will learn how to create a cute Teddy Bear and some school themed items. We’ll be using basic shapes and the Pathfinder panel, so you don’t need a graphic tablet or advanced drawing skills for making up such character.
Create a Simple School Teddy Bear in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Series of Colorful Vector Starfish in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this quick tip and learn how to draw a beautiful vector starfish. I will guide you step by step to create the starfish shape then using Art Brushes available in Adobe Illustrator you will add details on the body of the starfish. For the spines you will take advantage of the Blend Tool and the Replace Spine option which work great together in this case. For the tube feet you will use a custom Scatter Brush in order to add more details on the starfish. Once the starfish is complete with the help of the Adjust Color Balance option you will be able to create many other color versions.
Create a Series of Colorful Vector Starfish in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Cute and Simple Panda With Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a cute illustration with upside down panda in Adobe Illustrator. You will use the basic shapes and some use of the Pen Tool (P), so a great project for those who still see themselves as a beginner, but want a little challenge.
Create a Cute and Simple Panda With Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Use Inkscape to Create a Pair of Sunglasses With Ease

In this tutorial, we’ll be designing a cool pair of sunglasses. These sunglasses use a lot of different shapes comprised from multiple techniques throughout Inkscape. We’ll cover simple things such as drawing shapes, to some more complex things like path operations.
Use Inkscape to Create a Pair of Sunglasses With Ease in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create an Innocent Fluffy Kitten With Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

Who doesn’t love cute little kittens? In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create one in a very simple way. You don’t need to know anything about Adobe Illustrator to try this, but after you’re done with it, you’ll be familiar with manipulating basic shapes, matching colors, creating simple brushes, Clipping Mask and even Graphic Styles!
Create an Innocent Fluffy Kitten With Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Get It While It’s Hot! Create a Detailed BBQ in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed barbecue illustration. For starters you will learn how to create a simple pattern brush which will be use to create the grill along with a bunch of Transform and some basic blending techniques.
Get It While It’s Hot! Create a Detailed BBQ in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create an Awesome Chrome Typography Piece in Illustrator

In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw a retro typography design from scratch, then add dimension, tones and gradients and then bring it all to life! I’ll be working from a sketch and rendering it in Adobe Illustrator. I’ll then finish it off in Adobe Photoshop.
Create an Awesome Chrome Typography Piece in Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

How to Create a Beautiful Flip Flop Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a beautiful beach icon. This icon is made up of two main parts, the base that looks like a beach and the colorful beach flip flops. You will learn to create the sandy texture using various brushes, patterns available in Adobe Illustrator and effects like Film Grain and Radial Blur. Besides learning how to draw a basic flip flop, you will also create fun colorful designs.
How to Create a Beautiful Flip Flop Icon in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Geometric Kermit the Frog Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, I am going to draw Kermit (known in Mexico as “La Rana René”) by using simple shapes and basic tools in Adobe Illustrator.
Create a Geometric Kermit the Frog Illustration in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Detailed Coffee Maker Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed coffee maker illustration in Adobe Illustrator. Starting with the base, you will learn how to use a simple 3D Extrude & Bevel effect and how to add depth or shading using basic blending and vector shape building techniques. Next, using basic tools and effects along with some built-in patterns and a bunch of semi-transparent linear and radial gradients you will learn how to create the rest of the coffee maker. Finally, using basic masking and blending techniques you will learn how to add extra lightning and shading for the carafe.
Create a Detailed Coffee Maker Illustration in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Daft Punk GIF Animation Using Illustrator and Photoshop

This tutorial requires a bit of time but it will all be worth it when you see your helmet come to life, so lets get popping.
Create a Daft Punk GIF Animation Using Illustrator and Photoshop in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Cartoon Bear Scene Using Repeating Shapes in Illustrator

In this tutorial, I will be discussing various points in making a cartoon bear scene with simple shapes and with a limiter color palette in Adobe Illustrator. From sketching and planning, I will be choosing the overall color and feel with Adobe Kuler, illustrating main elements for the scene and learning to reuse existing illustrations to save time but will still be able to present a unique look in the elements to avoid redundancy in the design.
Create a Cartoon Bear Scene Using Repeating Shapes in Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Summer Underwater Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a summer underwater seamless pattern in Adobe Illustrator from sketch to the final image with the help of Blob Brush Tool, Pattern Options and Scale Tool.
Create a Summer Underwater Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Bald Eagle Illustration for Independence Day in Adobe Illustrator

Living beings are usually complicated and quite hard to draw. An eagle for example, look at all the feathers! It could take you all day! Actually, not. Adobe Illustrator provides tools to draw repetitious things in no time.
Create a Bald Eagle Illustration for Independence Day in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Detailed Envelope Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed envelope illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a grid and how to create a pattern and a simple graphic style. Next, using that pattern along with some basic tools and vector shape building techniques you will learn how to create the essential pieces of the envelope.
Create a Detailed Envelope Illustration in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Flamboyant Arab Male Avatar in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a fun looking Arabian male avatar in Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn how to use basic tools and trace from a sketch to create a quirky and quick avatar which is great for use on social media.
Create a Flamboyant Arab Male Avatar in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

How to Create an Aerial View Illustration of a Car in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an aerial view of a car using Adobe Illustrator. The nice part about illustrating it from this angle is that you only have to draw half of the car! As reference, I am using a photograph I took of a diecast model MINI.
How to Create an Aerial View Illustration of a Car in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

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In the following steps you will learn how to create a colorful text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create a set of graphic styles using the Appearance panel and some basic effects. Next, using the Ellipse Tool and the Transform effect you will learn how to create the pieces that will help you build the text. For the final touches you will learn how to create a scatter brush and how to use a built-in pattern or a pucker and bloat effect.
Create a Mosaic, BBC Inspired, Text Art Effect in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

How to Draw a Sweet Cherry Chocolate Cake Slice in Adobe Illustrator

Today I’m going to show you how to create a quick, cute, “no-bake” cherry chocolate cake in Adobe Illustrator with a heavy emphasis on the Pen Tool (P) and transparent gradients. This tutorial will show you how easy it is to make such a delight from scratch.
How to Draw a Sweet Cherry Chocolate Cake Slice in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Seamless Coffee Bean Pattern in Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple coffee bean pattern in Adobe Illustrator. You will start by learning how to create a simple art brush. Next, using some basic tools and effects along with the Round Any Corner script you will learn how to create the starting coffee bean shape, how to multiply, resize and recolor it. Finally, taking full advantage of the Snap to Grid option you will learn how to create your own pattern.
Create a Seamless Coffee Bean Pattern in Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

How to Create a Detailed Honey Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed honey text effect in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to create a subtle honeycomb background using basic tools, effects and blending techniques. You will learn how to create some simple brushes and how to add shading and highlights using basic blending and masking techniques. Finally, using basic vector shape building techniques, the Round Any Corner script and the Blend Tool you will learn how to create a simple spoon illustration.
How to Create a Detailed Honey Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Resting Owl Scene With Brushes and Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, we will be creating a resting owl scene using basic shapes and brushes in Adobe Illustrator. We will also be utilizing the Paintbrush Tool to create different Stroke Weights for the tree and we will be discussing various techniques for shading and designing with patterns.
Create a Resting Owl Scene With Brushes and Pattern in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Feisty Female Vampire and Her Pet in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial I’m going to show you the inspiring process of drawing a Vampiress and her Voodoo-pet in a vintage portrait illustration with grungy elements in Adobe Illustrator. We will move step-by-step from sketch to the final vector colored image using custom brushes, gradients and the Pen Tool.
Create a Feisty Female Vampire and Her Pet in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Creating a Simple Kawaii Yeti With Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to make a cute monster character in Adobe Illustrator using basic shapes, Pathfinder panel, Width Tool, and Strokes. You will be able to apply these techniques to create other characters.
Creating a Simple Kawaii Yeti With Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Creating a Coffee House Logo – From Theory to Vector in Adobe Illustrator

Creating a Coffee House Logo – From Theory to Vector in Adobe Illustrator in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

Create a Simple Calendar Icon

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple calendar icon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to setup a simple grid, how to take full advantage of the Appearance panel and how to create a subtle texture.
Create a Simple Calendar Icon in 45 New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for November 2013

  • AndrewG,
  • November 4, 2013

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Andrew is the chief editor of Splashnology blog. He has many years of experience within the web design industry and has a passion for the latest web technologies. 3D Models Marketplace

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