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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.

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 a Burning, Vector Match Using Gradient Meshes in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create a Cartoon Style Big Bang Explosion

Circles, triangles and a star shape create a bright explosion. This is a step-by-step tutorial for beginners.
How to Create a Cartoon Style Big Bang Explosion in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create Realistic, Vector Bubbles

In this tutorial we will learn how to create realistic colorful bubbles. We’ll cover numerous techniques and build this illustrations step by step.
How to Create Realistic, Vector Bubbles in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create a Cute Snail Using Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will learn how to draw a snail using tools such as the Pen Tool (P), Selection Tool (V), Direct Selection Tool (A), Ellipse Tool, and Gradient Tool (G). Some shapes will be created with the help of the Pathfinder panel.
How to Create a Cute Snail Using Adobe Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Jellyfish with Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CS5

Create a Jellyfish with Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CS5 in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create a Zodiac-Themed Portrait in Adobe Illustrator CS5

This tutorial is full of helpful hints on using a variety of tools in Illustrator CS5 as well as some of the thought processes behind elements of the portrait.
How to Create a Zodiac-Themed Portrait in Adobe Illustrator CS5 in Adobe Illustrator CS5 in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to make a Classic Air Mail Envelope with Adobe Illustrator

Quick Tip with Ryan shows us how to create a classic envelope in Adobe Illustrator, using simple shapes, effects, and gradients. After your envelope is created, some simple shadows and gradients create a warm background that makes the envelope look good enough to mail to Santa.
How to make a Classic Air Mail Envelope with Adobe Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Draw a Vector, Music Folder Icon

Read this tutorial and learn how to draw a music folder icon in Illustrator. We’ll use the 3D Revolve tool and Extrude & Bevel effects.
How to Draw a Vector, Music Folder Icon in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Make a Fun Holiday Reindeer Illustration

Take an in-depth look at the process of designing and illustrating a holiday reindeer illustration. This tutorial covers illustration style, color selection, shading and touches on typography.
Make a Fun Holiday Reindeer Illustration in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create a Floral Repeating Pattern

Learn how to create a repeating floral pattern that’s perfect for gift wrap, desktop wallpapers or textile designs.
How to Create a Floral Repeating Pattern in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create a Circus Tent in Adobe Illustrator

You will be learning how to create a cute circus tent in Adobe Illustrator. Get ready to use some basic tools such as Pen Tool and some quite useful Pathfinder features.
How to Create a Circus Tent in Adobe Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create a Vector Stamp Set in Illustrator

How to Create a Vector Stamp Set in Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create an Ornament Illustration for a Holiday Sale

Quick and easy tutorial that will teach you how to use the appearance panel and some nice fonts to make a very simple sales illustration.
How to Create an Ornament Illustration for a Holiday Sale in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Vector Bamboo Forest with Blends, Brushes and Profiles

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create a bamboo vector illustration with the help of custom art and pattern brushes, blends and profiles on strokes in Adobe Illustrator CS5.
Create a Vector Bamboo Forest with Blends, Brushes and Profiles in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Cocktail Glass in Adobe Illustrator

In this very detailed tutorial we will learn how to create a cocktail glass with a colorful drink and fancy decoration.
Create a Cocktail Glass in Adobe Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Turn a Photo into Vector Artwork

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we’ll create a vector illustration of a high-heeled shoe by tracing a reference photo of it using the Pen Tool.
How to Turn a Photo into Vector Artwork in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a 50s ad poster in Illustrator

Create a 50s ad poster in Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Slick Golden Text Effect with Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a slick golden text effect. Although it’s a pretty short tutorial, the sixteen steps cover many techniques and effects that can be used for other projects.
Create a Slick Golden Text Effect with Adobe Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Tracing a Vector Face From a Reference Photo

Tracing a Vector Face From a Reference Photo in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Roller Blades

In this Illustrator tutorial, you will learn how to draw a pair of high-detailed roller blades from scratch, new useful drawing techniques and you could consider it a great chance to practice your Pen Tool skills.
Roller Blades in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create Your Own Set of File Icons

Create Your Own Set of File Icons in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Classic Baby Stroller in Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a classic baby stroller illustration.

Create a Classic Baby Stroller in Adobe Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Jack O’ Lantern with Blend Art Brushes in Illustrator

Create a Jack O' Lantern with Blend Art Brushes in Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create Sonic The Hedgehog Opening on Illustrator

Create Sonic The Hedgehog Opening on Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create a Pacifier Icon in Illustrator

n the following tutorial I will show you how to create a pacifier icon. You’ll learn to use professional vector shape building techniques, save time with Illustrator’s tools, and how to add those details that make the final image pop.
How to Create a Pacifier Icon in Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create an Angry Birds Parody in Illustrator

Create an Angry Birds Parody in Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create a Glossy, Colorful Text Effect

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a glossy, colorful text design in Illustrator CS5. We’ll use an interesting font choice, opacity masks, shape building techniques, and more to create this text effect.
How to Create a Glossy, Colorful Text Effect in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Gift/Present Box Icon in Illustrator

Learn how to create a Christmas or Birthday inspired Gift Box in Illustrator using shapes, colour gradients and 3D options.
Create a Gift/Present Box Icon in Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Make a Simple iOS style Book Icon

Learn how to use a few rounded rectangles, some gradient effects and the blend tool to make a great looking iOS style Book Icon.
How to Make a Simple iOS style Book Icon in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Fashionable Dress Shoe in Illustrator

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a dress shoe with the help of gradient meshes. We will also explore how to create custom vector textures as well.
Create a Fashionable Dress Shoe in Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Corn Cob in Adobe Illustrator

In this very interesting tutorial we will have the opportunity to create something unusual. We will create a Corn Cob by using Adobe Illustrator.
Create a Corn Cob in Adobe Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Creating a Realistic Curtain

In this tutorial we will use it to create an interesting damask curtain. The Mesh Tool will help us to create the illusion of the silk look of the curtain with a nice floral design. You can use this simple technique to create similar illustrations (a waving flag, for example).
Creating a Realistic Curtain in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Christmas Greeting Card

In this tutorial we create nice, colorful presents to stuff a Christmas sock we will combine different kinds of tools, such as; the Pen Tool, Mesh Tool, Ellipse Tool and the Rectangle Tool.
Create a Christmas Greeting Card in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Illustrate a Tomato Using Adobe Illustrator

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.
How to Illustrate a Tomato Using Adobe Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Futuristic Interface Design

Follow this tutorial to learn how to draw a futuristic download player using only basic shapes. It is mainly created using the 3D effects tool because of the lighting/shading options and the Bevel shapes that can be easily created to obtain a futuristic look. This Adobe illustrator tutorial is good for learning more about interface designs in Illustrator.
Futuristic Interface Design in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Simple Vector Ninja Character in Illustrator

Follow this step by step Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a simple vector ninja character. The design is made from basic shapes and uses Illustrator’s core tools, which makes this tutorial perfect for beginners.
Create a Simple Vector Ninja Character in Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create an Isometric Shopping Basket Using Illustrator, Phantasm CS and VectorScribe

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a Shopping Basket with the help of 3D modeling.
How to Create an Isometric Shopping Basket Using Illustrator, Phantasm CS and VectorScribe in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Illustrate a Lighthouse

How to Illustrate a Lighthouse in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Vector Gift Box for Upcoming Christmas

In this tutorial we will be creating an attractive gift box in Adobe Illustrator. 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 Vector Gift Box for Upcoming Christmas in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Holland Tulip Field

This tutorial will show you how to create a beautiful Holland landscape filled full of colorful tulips and a traditional Dutch windmill.
Holland Tulip Field in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create Snowflakes and Colorful Christmas Balls using Adobe Illustrator and VectorScribe

How to Create Snowflakes and Colorful Christmas Balls using Adobe Illustrator and VectorScribe in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Draw a Sunglass Using Gradient Mesh

This tutorial will show you how to draw a nice sunglass using gradient mesh in Adobe Illustrator.
Draw a Sunglass Using Gradient Mesh in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to 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.
How to Create a Tennis Ball Using VectorScribe and Adobe Illustrator in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to Create a Steaming Kettle Using Adobe Illustrator CS5 and VectorScribe

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a boiling kettle using 3D modeling.
How to Create a Steaming Kettle Using Adobe Illustrator CS5 and VectorScribe in  40+ New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

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