When it comes to learn Illustrator, it is not enough to just read few Illustrator books and tutorials, every day comes with new tutorials ideas, tips and tricks.
It has been awhile since we shared Illustrator tutorials in Graphic Mania. So, it is the time to have a new amazing collection of high quality Illustrator tutorials and tips. These tutorials are categorized based on its type. In this collection, you will find Christmas Illustrator tutorials, text effects tutorials and character tutorials…etc.
You can also check other useful Illustrator tutorials by checking the Illustrator section here.
Christmas Illustrator Tutorials
This tutorial shows you how to make a beautiful Christmas tree with Adobe Illustrator by using the Roughen effect and Art Brush.
Christmas is coming and it’s time to make greeting card. This tutorial will teach you how to draw a snowflake pattern in Illustrator to spice up your Christmas design. You can also use this technique to create any snowflake pattern you like!
Cartoon Characters in Illustrator
In this tutorial we’ll use illustrators 3D tool to create text with depth. We’ll give the letters personality by placing them at angles and choosing a fun font. We’ll add a crazy rabbit character and unify all the colors as we add simple shading. Lastly, we’ll give this fun logo a sticker effect. We cover quite a bit of ground in this tutorial,
If you want to learn how to create stylish portraits in Illustrator, then we have an awesome tutorial for you. Learn how to use thin lines, simple shapes and subtle effects to achieve professional results.
In this Illustrator tutorial, I will show you how to create a cute bunny character. This tutorial uses simple shapes and gradients that are easy to apply to other character illustrations. The great thing about his tutorial is you don’t have to be an amazing artist to create it!
Some of the core principals, especially in the early stages of development, are key to creating a well-executed and memorable character. We talk through the essential steps, from before you even pick up a pen and paper to working your design up as a vector image, and show you some of our processes for adding details to the character.
In this tutorial we will be creating an elf. Be sure to look at refrences of other cartoons or caricatures to make sure your shapes are correct. To start, I drew a basic head shape.
Learn how to create stylish vector/line flower with Illustrator Blend Tool. This Adobe Illustrator tutorial is great for creating background and large print illustration.
Promotions play a vital role in marketing your product. High quality design gives a noticeable impact to your product awareness among the target audience. In this tutorial, we will design a promotional T-shirt for a website that is exclusively created for PHP enthusiasts.
Text Effect Illustrator Tutorials
This blueprint technique has been seen just about everywhere—even on the cover of The Photoshop Help Desk Book by Dave Cross. This is a quick demo using a blend of live effects, filters, and even a little gradient mesh to create a seemingly complex logo treatment.
In this tutorial I will show you how create grass text effect in Illustrator. This lesson is made for beginners, so that nothing difficult about it. Let’s begin!
Tutorial about how I create gradient strokes. This super simple technique use the Appearance panel and effects to create editable gradient strokes in Illustrator.
The sky’s the limit when you convert Illustrator text to outlines. It’s so easy to change each letter’s size, position, and color, and even push and pull letters into fantastic new shapes.
If you want to learn every detail in how to create vector type followed by polishing and adding effects in Photoshop, then we have an awesome tutorial for you. Learn more about this tutorial at the jump!
Advanced Projects Made with Illustrator
Illustration Stats – Size: 26″ @ 350 dpi, 290 mb CMYK File with 22 Layers / Illustration Time: 350 hrs.
Software: Line Art – Adobe Illustrator CS CS4, Color – Adobe Photoshop CS CS4
Hardware: Apple Power Mac G5, Drawing Tablet: Wacom Intuos
This project presented many unique challenges. The actual ship (Radiance of the Seas) was still in Germany being completed for Royal Caribbean when I started the project. There was no photography or CAD reference to work from, only the paper blueprint you see below. In order to have the brochures completed by the time the ship went into service, the final illustration had to be finished in under two months.
This tutorial shows how to create a stained glass effect in Adobe Illustrator. The method is rather quick and simple, but the outcome looks very nice – especially when you use a beautiful image for reference.
With a little experimentation and imagination, you can use tools in not-so-obvious ways to create really interesting and seemingly complex effects. In this tutorial, we’ll use a number of basic shapes and a photo to create a simple filmstrip. Then we’ll map that art to a 3D shape that we’ll create and manipulate entirely in Adobe Illustrator.
An iconic symbol of Japanese pop culture, manga style has evolved into a popular source of inspiration for creatives around the world.Manga is fun, shamelessly kitschy and wholly unpretentious, making it a form of design that is appealing and easily understood by a wide demographic. Learning to draw manga doesn’t require any formal training, just plenty of practice.
Pattern and Textures in Illustrator
This is an illustrator tutorial how to make a pattern and making swirls. Maybe this aren’t swirls because i don’t know the name exactly. But lets make it easy so say swirls. There are a lot of ways to work with swirls, i let you show how you make a design using swirls.
Here is a quick way to create wood grain effect using the warp tools in illustrator.
Illustrator comes with some default pattern brushes, but no diagonal love. Diagonal patterns are a bit more tricky to make than a simple horizontal, or vertical pattern, but with some rock solid alignment, and some manual input into the Transform palette, you’ll be making diagonal patterns in no time.
The simplest way to use pattern brushes is to use them on circles. This is a quick way to get started as you don’t need to define the corners. We’ll get onto that later but we will have some instant gratification first!
It’s a beautiful geometric form with an interesting twist. It might look very simple at first glance, but it is a bit misleading. There is the mirrored effect, plus there is the vertical brown line to consider as well.
In that Illustrator tutorial will show you how you can use seamless Illustrator pattern brushes with outer corner tiles…
In this tutorial I will explain pattern brushes in Illustrator. Creating pattern brushes can save time and is a great technique to add to your design skills. After this tutorial you will be able to create great pattern brushes to add to your design arsenal. Lets get started!
Learn how to create a couple of cute and simple kids illustrations of a car and airplane using Adobe Illustrator’s basic shapes. Take inspiration from hand crafted artwork to give each graphic a plaid effect fabric texture and stitching effect.
Illustrator Brushes are not only fun to create but they also help your creative juices to come out. Once you have your favorite set of brushes you can enjoy creating a multitude of designs.
In this tutorial you will learn the process of creating different types of line brushes. During this learning process you will discover the unlimited possibilities of creativity with Illustrator brushes. Adding this knowledge to your workflow will increase your productivity and take your work to the next level.
We are going to create a simple comment icon that can be use on a website or CMS. We’ll use some simple illustrator techniques to achieve the effect.
Follow this Adobe Illustrator tutorial through the process of creating your own simple vector scene form scratch
Here is the extra extra short version on how to create this shape. First create 1/4 of the shape, give it a special 4 colored stroke and rotate copy this shape 90° 3 times. Job done! I bet you want to know a bit more detailed explanation, so here we go step-by step:
Here we will create a quasi-realistic leather patch logo complete with buttons and stitching. As always, experiment with the settings as you go: You just might stumble onto a happy accident!
That illustrator tutorial will show you how to use the Pucker & Bloat Effect.
In this tutorial, We wil learn how to create realistic smoke, make it into a brush and use it for type. Let’s light up our vector cigarettes and get started smokin’!