Adobe Illustrator is a vector illustration application. Meanwhile, The illustrator features and capabilities can extend the known vector graphic art by creating detailed and photorealistic high quality 3D illustrations. The idea behind creating high quality 3D content is to know more about the tips and tricks that allow you to create vector content on the 3 dimensions.
This is a collection of 30 useful tutorials with different styles and techniques to creating various artworks and 3d effects in Adobe Illustrator. If you like this collection, you may like to check these other tutorials as well:
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Here is a technique for creating dot matrix style images which is helpful for learning about selection tools and the basics in Illustrator. First you will create an LED display and then make a simple mosaic landscape.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a vector tire with very easy tools and techniques. The important and trickier part of this tutorial is the tire stripes, but we’ll solve this simply and we’ll give it a great final look. The tutorial instruction is provided in Adobe Illustrator CS3.
learn step by step how to create this turbulent vector illustrations. Numerous Illustrator tools are used to create this illustration. We’ll use Symbols to add texture to the land are, the Mesh Tool for the sky, 3D effect to compose the skyscrapers, the Twirl Tool for the tornado, and Warp effect for the dollars. We’ll cover alot of ground in this tutorial, faster than a businessman escaping to the bahamans!
In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to create a gum ball machine with mesh gradient. We’ll create the base, the glass casing, the money slot, and the opening where the bubble gum balls come out. This is an advanced tutorial and the pace is fairly quick. Intermediated Illustrator knowledge is required.
In this tutorial, we’ll see how creating this detailed traffic light is just a matter of building up layers of simple shapes, custom gradients, and the Outer Glow effect.
In this tutorial we will learn you the process I use for creating a 3D floorplan from scratch, in 6 easy steps. This technique can be applied to infographics, such as escape-plans or to show the layout of a building that you normally wouldn’t be able to see. Let’s get started!
Discover how to draw complex shadows, highlights, and even flames in Inskscape. We’ll be using gradients, blurs, and clipping to simulate the effect of Illustrator’s gradient mesh in Inkscape. Let’s jump into this tutorial!
In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a vector Wacom tablet in Illustrator CS4 using some basic shapes, gradients, and effects. In order to follow this tutorial, you should have some prior experience with the Pen Tool and know how to manipulate preexisting points and curves.
This tutorial outlines a workflow based on the Brush Tool. Although it is possible to achieve a decent result using the mouse a pen tablet a Wacom pen tablet is strongly recommended.
We’ll draw a shiny, awesome-looking space rocket in Adobe Illustrator using advanced techniques such as gradient meshes, pattern brushes and opacity masks. We will then add a flare, smoke, clouds and sky to complete a fun illustration.
in this tutorial we will learn how to creatie this awesome disco ball effect. It is actually quite simple, the technique is to create the texture first and map it onto the 3D sphere. However, we will require Illustrator CS and above to create this effect.
In this tutorial, we’re going to create a 3D effect using simple 2D art, demonstrating how effective a little perspective can be.
Dave Cross talks about the new-and-improved Isolation Mode in Illustrator CS4 which is now easier to use and understand.
Create and edit complex gradients with the new Gradient tool in Illustrator CS4, which has undergone a complete makeover. There’s a new reverse gradient button, and gradient widgets that allow users to edit applied gradients visually. There are also new transparency options.
The shiny and glossy image of ‘Web 2.0′ is right at home when it comes to icons. Follow this Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a scalable vector Instant Messaging style icon with the impression of a glossy and semi-translucent surface.
This example gives a quick walkthrough on using such features to create a 3D rotatable globe, allowing the earth to be revolved in order to show the desired countries and continents.
In this tutorial we will learn how to quickly transform photo to vector looking-like-image using photoshop and illustrator tools.
This example made with very simple shapes. The complexity is created by taking the stroke way beyond normal with an artistic brush stroke from the brushes palette.
In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to make a photo realistic orange using Adobe Illustrator CS3.
We’ll be using Adobe Illustrator to create this tutorial. A water ripple effect can easily be achieved using a radial gradient. Besides this, we will learn how to create realistic water droplets using the gradient mesh tool.