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25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

Following up from our last tutorial round-up on fresh new Photoshop tutorials, we thought it would only be right to share the love and produce a compilation with some fresh new illustrator tutorials all created within 2015.

Illustrator over the last year or so has been a fundamental tool in my webdesign workflow as it has been my go to tool for creating SVG graphics. Illustrator is great tool its no longer a great tool for print, but for also digital designing. In the round-up we have featured a variety of various illustrator tutorials where you can learn illustrator, or even add some new tricks to your repertoire.

If there’s any awesome new tutorials created this year missing from the list please share those in the comments below we would love to add those to the list or check out.


1. How to Create a Simple Cartoon Waiter in Adobe Illustratorwaiter illustration 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

It’s easy to follow the instructions and design the character. At the end of the process, you will have a funny, elegant waiter, which of course, can be used in your future projects as a policeman, doctor, fireman, etc. You just need to change his outfit. But in the meantime, let’s head over to the restaurant!

2. Create a Clown Face in Adobe Illustratorclown thumb 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

You will begin with the shape of the clown face and the jester hat which are made using basic shapes with the help of some tools (Pen, Ellipse) and the Pathfinder palette. To add more depth, you will add some hard shadows and highlights on the surface of the clown face and the jester hat.

3. Illustrator Tutorial: Cup of Teacup of coffie 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a quick and enjoying cup of tea with a tea bag using Adobe Illustrator. I’ll mostly be drawing shapes and using the Gradient Tool to accomplish the desired effect. If you’re familiar with Illustrator, you should be able to follow along relatively easily.

4. How to Create a Desk Scenery Illustration Using Adobe Illustratordesk 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

In today’s tutorial it will show you how to create a simple working space environment using Adobe Illustrator. The process is pretty simple as most of the steps will rely on using some of the basic shapes that come with Illustrator, with the help of which we will create almost all our illustration’s elements.

5. Custom 3D Split Text Vector Effect!3d text effect 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

Take your text art for a spin with this split 3D split text vector effect. Add dimension to your work in as quick as 20 minutes with this tutorial!

6. How to Create a Set of Productivity Icons in Adobe Illustratorflat icons thumb 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

In today’s tutorial it will show you how to create a set of flat productivity icons that might come in handy in future projects.

7. Say "Hey Spring!" With This Colorful Vector Text Design in Adobe Illustratorhey sping thumb 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

Welcome spring, or just holler at the season that you may or may not be experiencing, with this colorful text design. In this tutorial we’ll use rectangles to create a blocky, spring-themed typographic design. Live Corners join in on the fun to make those lovely rounded curves. Open up Adobe Illustrator CC and let’s get creating!

8. How To Create a Seamless Topographic Map Patternseamless map 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

Follow this how-to guide to learn how to create a detailed topographic map effect, then convert the design into a seamless pattern.

9. How to create knots and ropes illustratorhow to create knots 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

Follow this how-to guide to learn how to create a detailed topographic map effect, then convert the design into a seamless pattern.

10. How to Create a Stylised Strawberry Icon in Adobe Illustratorstrawberrys 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

Hi there fellow icon lovers, today’s quick tip sheds light on the process of creating convincing icons in Adobe Illustrator. As a subject for our little case study, I’ve chosen a fruit, more precisely a strawberry, which we will have dipped in chocolate.

11. Create a Retro Logotype on a Blurred Background in Adobe Illustratorretro logo thumb 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

In this tutorial you’re going to create a stylish retro logotype and place it on a blurred background made from a photo right in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using some basic shapes and effects and working with Gradient Mesh to turn our photo into a defocused background.

12. How to Create a Decoder Design in Illustrator3d text 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

This process is super easy so don’t worry! And I’ll be right here with you to guide you through this.

13. How To Create Vector Smoke in Illustratorvector smoke 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

Today you’ll find out how to create vector smoke with the help of gradient meshes, Transparency panel and Warp Tool. This is a very simple technique that every beginner can master, but you will still need to work hard to get a good result.

14. How to Create a Fun Wiener Text Effect in Adobe Illustratorwinter sausages thumb 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a wiener pattern brush and how to use it to create a nice text illustration.

15. Create a Robot Character in Illustratorrobot 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

In this Illustrator tutorial, we will learn how to create a cool robot using very simple techniques.

16. How to Create a Stylized Captain’s Portrait in Adobe Illustratorstyled portait 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

Ahoy, mateys! In this tutorial we will learn how to draw a stylized flat portrait of a funny captain, using basic shapes, warp effects and some custom brushes and textures. Get ready and hoist the sails!

17. How to Create a Detailed Key Illustration in Adobe Illustratorkey illsutrations 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed key illustration in Adobe Illustrator, with a romantic message perfect for Valentine’s Day.

18. Creating an Adorable Strawberry Tiger in Adobe Illustratortiger illsutarion 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed key illustration in Adobe Illustrator, with a romantic message perfect for Valentine’s Day.

19. Create Your Own Customized Chalkboard Text Vectorchalkboard effect 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

In this Chalkboard Text Vector tutorial I’ll show you how to create a chalkboard vector effect with some gradients, a bristle brush, and some freebies from Vector Mill! This chalkboard text vector effect tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects. Use this effect for logo creation, back to school backgrounds, or even menu and invitation designs.

20. How to Create a Cute Monster Character in Adobe Illustratormonster thumb 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed monster character in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main body shape using basic tools and effects. Using basic blending and vector shape building techniques along with a simple blend, you will learn how to add shading and highlights for that body shape.

21. How to Create an Oil Paint Text Effect in Adobe Illustratoroil paint 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

The tutorial is composed of two main parts, creating the oil-paint text and creating the tubes. You will start from basic shapes, fill them with some complex linear gradient and then apply the Gaussian blur effect for the results. Next, you will learn how to create tubes using basic blending and vector shape building techniques along with some complex linear gradients.

22. How to Create a Daffodil Text Effect for Spring in Adobe Illustratordaffodil 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

In the following steps you will learn how to create a daffodil text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create your own art brush. Using this art brush, the Appearance panel, basic tools, and blending and vector shape building techniques, you will learn how to create the first petal.

23. How to Create a Post Box Illustration in Adobe Illustratorpost box 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed post box illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid using the grid and the Snap to Grid feature along with basic tools and vector shape building techniques. Next, you will learn how to add color, shading and highlights for your shapes using linear and radial gradients, a bunch of effects, and some blending techniques. Finally, you will learn how to add a subtle shadow for your post box, a simple background and some envelopes.

24. How to Create a Flat Grayscale Cityscape in Adobe Illustratorflat houses thumb 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

Ever wanted to feel like an architect and create a model of a city with fancy buildings? This tutorial is exactly for you! Learn how to make trendy flat style houses with basic shapes, Pathfinder operations and the Shape Builder Tool, change color saturation and brightness in a few clicks with the Recolor Artwork function, and make up your own color schemes.

25. How to Create a Flat Grayscale Cityscape in Adobe Illustratorfresh carrot 25 Fresh new illustrator tutorials from 2015

Ever wanted to feel like an architect and create a model of a city with fancy buildings? This tutorial is exactly for you! Learn how to make trendy flat style houses with basic shapes, Pathfinder operations and the Shape Builder Tool, change color saturation and brightness in a few clicks with the Recolor Artwork function, and make up your own color schemes.

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  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • http://www.thedesigncereal.com/ Elijohn Alcaraz

    Awesome collection! Thanks for taking the time to put all these in together. FYI, no biggie here, but the descriptive text for #9, the knots and ropes tutorial, has been duplicated from the tutorial before it, #8, topographical map pattern. ;)

  • Labonno Mehtab

    all in one package, all are very creative but last one
    How to Create a Flat Grayscale Cityscape in Adobe Illustrator is best for me.

  • Molly Reynolds

    These are brilliant tutorials, really good if you have just started using the software and want to have a play around with different techniques. I have recently started using the software and I have attended some fantastic Illustrator training, I did the beginners training but there are more advanced training packages. https://www.trainingconnection.com/illustrator-training.php