If you’re a Graphic Designer or Digital Illustrator, you would use Adobe Illustrator on a regular basis. It’s essential we keep up to date with the latest Adobe Illustrator Tutorials to help us keep learning new trends and skills in the design industry. An illustrator is an artist who specializes in enhancing writing or elucidating concepts by providing a visual representation that corresponds to the content of the associated text or idea. The illustration may be intended to clarify complicated concepts or objects that are difficult to describe textually, which is the reason illustrations are often found in children’s books.

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems. Considered to be one of the most popular tool for graphic designers and digital artists, Adobe Illustrator, with it’s limitless tools and effects to create beautiful vector based Graphics and Artworks. Along with Creative Cloud (the result of Adobe’s shift on its release strategy), Illustrator CC was released. This version (the seventeenth) was the first to be only sold in a subscription-based service model, in line with the other software in the formerly called Creative Suite. As part of Creative Cloud, this version brought improvements in that subject such as color, font and program settings syncing, saving documents to the cloud, and integration with Behance (a creative collaborative network), as well as other features such as a new touch-compatible type tool, images in brushes, CSS extraction, and file packaging.

In this collection we’ve gathered 40 Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials to Learn. As designers it’s best to never stop learning new Adobe Illustrator Tutorials and keep our inspiration and motivation alive! We hope these Adobe Illustrator Tutorials help you with your future design projects.

 

Create a Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting in Illustrator

In this tutorial I’ll teach you how to create a scrumptious Cupcake with Chocolate Frosting and a cherry on top! We’ll be creating this cupcake in Adobe Illustrator with various shapes, tool, a custom brush and Effects.

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Create a Retro Folded Text Effect in Illustrator (+ Source Files)

In this tutorial we’ll learn how to create a Retro Folded Text Effect using Adobe Illustrator and adding some final options in Adobe Photoshop to create a nice presentation which can be used for your portfolio. This text effect is simple and attractive and holds a vintage 50′s look with the type of font used.

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How to Create a Detailed Lighter in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed lighter illustration in Adobe Illustrator. First, you’ll learn how to create pixel perfect shapes using the Rectangle or the Ellipse Tools along with the grid and the snap to grid option.

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Quick Tip: How to Create a Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS6

The creation of the seamless pattern was always not an easy task, which required exactness and diligence. Fortunately with the new version of Adobe Illustrator CS6 this process became automatic, so now every beginner can solve this task easily. Let’s check out how it works!

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How to Create a Detailed Box in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will show you how to create a detailed cardboard box, including dividers, from scratch. We will use the power of gradients, pattern swatches and a bit 3D magic to make this box really come to life.

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Create a Colorful Balls Text Effect in Illustrator & Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll teach you how to create a Colorful Balls Text Effect/Typography Poster using Adobe Illustrator to create the text, and Photoshop to add some finishing touches. We’ll be going through some basic Illustrator & Photoshop methods to create this fun & colorful text effect.

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Cicada Illustrator Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will explain how to create an illustration of a cicada. You will discover on how to use reflection of several objects of this symmetrical insect. Let’s get started!

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Create a Badass Hip Hop Character in Illustrator

This is a quite advanced tutorial it’s highly advised to use a tablet, or some of you may find yourselves a bit lost on some parts. If that happens, don’t worry, and use it as a reference. The idea is to to share and be helpful.

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How to Create a Cute Corn Illustration with Basic Shapes in Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a cute corn illustration with the use of Pathfinder panel, basic shape tools and some blends for the color palette. So lets get started!

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Creating a simple pattern

With the Pattern feature, you can create swatches based on shapes you create, then apply them to selected artwork and edit them any way you want.

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How to Create a Detailed Fire Extinguisher in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed fire extinguisher illustration in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be creating base shapes using basic shapes and the Pathfinder panel and then adding detailing with gradients and the Appearance panel.

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CREATE SEAMLESS REPEATING PATTERNS USING ILLUSTRATOR CS6′S NEW TOOLS

The new pattern creation feature allows you to easily create tiled patterns.

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Create a Travellers Suitcase Icon in Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll be learning how to create a Suitcase Icon using Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using a mixture of shapes, effects and various techniques to create this icon. This Suitcase Icon is fantastic for travelling websites, travelling brochures or other travel related projects. Let’s get started with creating this suitcase icon!

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How to Create a Detailed Flag Stand Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed flag stand illustration in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll start with the pole. Using basic tools and vector shape building techniques along with some complex gradients we’ll create the starting shapes. Next, using the Appearance panel, some basic blending techniques plus one or two effects we’ll add the highlights.

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Create a One Stroke Tropical Flower Using Adobe Illustrator CS6

In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create “one stroke” flowers, inspired by a nail art process. It’s aimed specifically at beginners and is great at showing some awesome effects with the new Adobe Illustrator CS6 gradient on stroke feature.

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A simple yet awesome Illustrator CS6 logo design tutorial

This is a video tutorial I recorded that shows the process of designing the logo “archfold” as shown below.  I used the new Illustrator CS6 entirely.

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Quick Tip: How to Create Vector Camp Badges

Summer’s here, time to get outside and enjoy the weather. Well, after spending a little time learning how to create some vector camp badges in Adobe Illustrator that is. 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 Detailed Tulips With Gradient Mesh, Without the Mesh Tool in Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to draw beautiful tulips in a vase. We will start with a 3D base and then go on to create tulips with Gradient Meshes without the Mesh Tool, all in Adobe Illustrator. So let’s take a closer look.

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Self-Portrait in Adobe Illustrator CS6

Welcome to another tutorial brought to you by St. George Web Design. In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a Self Portrait Illustration in Adobe Illustrator CS6. In this tutorial we will be using the blob brush and the pencil tool. Let’s get started.

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QuickTip: How to Create a Glossy Speech Bubble Icon

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a speech bubble icon using the Shape Builder Tool and the Pen Tool. We will use only grayscale colors and different blending modes for quick coloring. This method of coloring lets us to work very quickly and re-color all the artwork in a couple of seconds. Let’s start!

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Create a Coffee Cup Mock Up in Adobe Illustrator Using the 3D Revolve Effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a coffee cup mock up in adobe illustrator using the 3d revolve effect.

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Create a Typography Love Poster in Illustrator & Photoshop

Learn how to create a Love, Valentine, Romantic Themed Typography Poster Design. We’ll be using Adobe Illustrator to create the typography, a heart shape and Adobe Photoshop to create the finished poster complete with Textures, Filters and Blending Options.

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iOS App Icon Design Tutorial in Illustrator CS6 (Video & Written)

Learn how to design the iOS Camera Icon shown above in Adobe Illustrator CS6 and then in Adobe Photoshop CS6 for some touch-ups. Let’s get started.

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Create a Simple Menu Bar and a Sleek Web Ribbon

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple menu bar and a sleek web ribbon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you’ll create pixel perfect shapes using the grid and Snap to Grid option. Next taking full advantage of the Appearance panel and using basic vector shape building techniques, you will learn how to add highlights and shading for your menu bar.

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Create a Stylish Pencil Icon in Illustrator

Learn how to create a cute Pencil Icon in Adobe Illustrator. To make this icon we’ll be using a variety of shapes, tools and Pathfinder tools!

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Create a Detailed Coffee Maker Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In this 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.

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Image Trace in Illustrator CS6

For those looking to turn a drawing, or even a photograph into a vector design, the new Image Trace in Illustrator CS6 might be what you’re looking for!

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Quick Tip: How to Create Metal Chair Using Gradient on Strokes in Adobe Illustrator CS6

Adobe Illustrator CS6 has a new feature which is called Gradient on Strokes. It is the first time since Adobe Illustrator’s creation we have an opportunity to apply the gradient fills to the strokes. There are two more types of the gradient fills beside the linear and radial gradient fills. I think this feature has lots of creative potential. Let’s examine the gradient on strokes in more detail and figure out how to use it.

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How to Illustrate an Old Cinema Ticket

In this tutorial you will learn how to illustrate an old cinema ticket.

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Quick Tip: How to Make a Feather Brush in Adobe Illustrator

This video will focus on the creation of a Feather Brush in Adobe Illustrator CS6, and although this tutorial is created with AI CS6, these techniques will transfer to legacy versions. This tutorial is a great introduction to custom brush creation. Let’s begin!

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Create a Fabulous Semi Realistic Lipstick in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a realistic lipstick from scratch in Adobe Illustrator and from it you will create other versions. It starts from basic shapes so you don’t have to worry about your Pen Tool skills. You will use Warp effects and Art Brushes to create reflections and highlights.

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Create an Opened Gift Box Icon in Illustrator

Learn how to create a 3D opened gift box icon in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using shapes, effect options and the Pen Tool to create this cute Gift Box Icon.

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How to Create Quickly a Realistic Vector Orange Illustrator Tutorial
In thi tutorial you’ll learn how to create quickly a realistic vector orange illustrator tutorial.

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Create a Sleek Web Ribbon in Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple web ribbon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and vector shape building techniques. Next using subtle linear and radial gradients along with some simple blending techniques, you will learn how to add shading and highlights for your ribbon. Finally using some simple Warp effects, we’ll add a little dynamism for the final ribbon.

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Illustrator Tutorial: Army Cap

In this tutorial, you will learn how to design an army cap using Illustrator. In each step, we will first draw the outline and then apply colors and shadows. Finally, we will add the necessary details to complete the army cap. Let’s get started!

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Create a Simple Hatchet Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

With Halloween right around the corner, you may be looking to add a dark side to your designs, and the following tutorial will get you started down that gory path. In it, you’ll learn how to create a simple hatchet illustration in Adobe Illustrator using the grid and the snap to grip feature, along with basic tools, effect and vector shape building techniques. Next using basic blending techniques and taking full advantage of the Appearance panel, you will learn how to add colors and highlights for your hatchet. Finally, you’ll learn how to create simple blood drips and how to add subtle shading for your hatchet.

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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. Let’s get started!

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Create a Dripping Typography Poster in Illustrator & Photoshop

 Learn how to create a colorful & dripping themed Typography Poster using Adobe Illustrator to create the font and adding finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop to create the poster. We’ll be using useful must know methods & techniques in Illustrator & Photoshop to create this fun poster!

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Create a Cute Easter Themed Collage in Illustrator & Photoshop

Learn how to create a fun Easter Themed collage, we’ll be creating Easter Eggs, a hatching Bird and a Bunny Face from scratch in Adobe Illustrator and arranging it into an Easter Egg shape. We’ll also be adding some finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop.

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How to Create a Semi-Realistic Graphics Tablet in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic graphics tablets in adobe illustrator.

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