Mastering Skills: 30 Best Illustrator Tutorials

Recently, we have compiled a list of 30 of the best tutorials for Photoshop that were aimed to help practice your skills and extend your knowledge. Today is the turn of Illustrator, the most popular software for crafting vector artworks and designs. Traditionally, this advanced graphics program has a vector-related environment that most digital artists find comfortable. It is applicable for projects that need to be scaled to any degree without losing quality and sharpness. Prints, posters, illustrations, cartoons are preferably done here. It is also pretty flexible on different issues due to providing tools that give full control over objects.

Mastering Skills: 30 Best Illustrator Tutorials of 2016

Our list comprises how-tos both for newbies and creative folks with intermediate level. Some tutorials can be challenging and hard at first sight; however it does not mean that you can’t reap benefits from them. You can easily repeat all the steps paying meticulous attention to details, and as a result, end up with a rather satisfactory outcome, to say nothing about obtaining insights of some interesting techniques.

30 Best Illustrator Tutorials

Create a Low-poly Portrait

poly portrait

Creator: Breno Bitencourt

How to Design a Colorful Hungarian Folk Art Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

how-to floral pattern

Creator: Janie Kliever

Amazing Texture Techniques for Vector Artwork

forest scene

Creator: Jeffrey Bowman

Create 3D Effects in Illustrator

vector 3d effects

Creator: Karan Singh

Create Stylish Vector Portraits From a Photo

pop art portrait

Creator: Eelco van den Berg

Design Retro Isometric Artwork

retro isometric scene

Creator: Mark Oliver

How to Design a Vintage Travel Poster in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

ireland-inspired scene

Creator: Janie Kliever

Create a Lighthouse in Adobe Illustrator

lighthouse illustration

Creator: Veerle Pieters

Create a Cityscape in Adobe Illustrator

cityscape illustration

Creator: Veerle Pieters

7 Steps to Create a Geometric Poster Vector Design

geometric poster

Creator: Mary Winkler

Create A Mouthwatering Chocolate Covered Strawberry – Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

strawberry vector

Creator: vectips

Create a Bright and Fun Plastic Text Effect with Graphic Styles

plastic text effect

Creator: Mary Winkler

How To Create a Decorative Drop Cap in Adobe Illustrator

decorative drop cap

Creator: Chris Spooner

3D Text Effect

3d text effect

Creator: Andrei Marius

Round Flat Pub Icon

building-icon

Creator: Andrei Marius

How to Use Vector Graphics to Create a Repeating Pattern in Illustrator

a repeating pattern

Creator: Go Media Inc.

Print Poster Tutorial – Bringing Doodles and Sketches into Your Illustrator Workflow

doodles into illustrator

Creator: Ben Fellowes

How to Create Watercolor Brushes in AI

watercolor brushes

Creator: Heather Sakai

How to Create a Greyscale Monochrome Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

greyscale portrait

Creator: Sharon Milne

How to Create Animals Icons in Adobe Illustrator

line style icons

Creator: Marta Berzina

How to Create a Sea Sunset Painting in Pointillism Style with Stipplism in Illustrator

paint scene

Creator: Iaroslav

Create a Dynamic Futuristic User HUD Interface with VectorScribe in Adobe Illustrator

hud interface

Creator: Iaroslav Lazunov

How to Create a Destroyed Text Effect with Stipplism

rock graphics

Creator: Iaroslav

Create a Graffiti Logo on a Brick Wall with Texture in Illustrator

graffiti logo

Creator: Iaroslav Lazunov

How to Create a Vintage Love Envelope in Illustrator

vintage envelope

Creator: Kim Chen

How to Draw a Pack of Six Sports Icons in Illustrator

six icons

Creator: Bao Nguyen

How to Create a Vector Map Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

vector map


Creator: Andrei Marius

How To Create a Colorful Vector Landscape Illustration

wild west illustration


Creator: Chris Spooner

How to Create a Simple Shape Fruit Vector Design

fruity pattern

Creator: Mary Winkler

How to Create Delicious Cupcake Icons in Adobe Illustrator

yummy icons

Creator: Diana Toma

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This article is originally published on Jun 09, 2016, and updated on Sep 30, 2020.
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Nataly is an internet entrepreneur and an amateur web designer and developer from Sevastopol, Ukraine. She is running a blog for web designers and developers where you can find some inspirational and useful stuff. In her spare time she reads books, unveils the secrets of the world and plays volleyball.

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