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40 Best Illustrator Tutorials from 2009


I think if i was asked to a round-up of illustrator tutorials this time last year i think i would of struggled simply because of lack of good illustrator tutorials for designers. This year there has been several new illustrator tutorial blogs appearing out of the wood work each producing high quality tutorials.

This is a compilation of the top 40 best illustrator tutorials created in 2009, a great resource for designers an essential list for experts and even for beginners starting out learning illustrator. I hope you enjoy this post an feel free to leave a comment on which is you favourite illustrator tutorial form 2009.

The Creative Nerds team also run another blog called Design Chair which features the best Photoshop tutorials, illustrator tutorials and resources for designers worth checking out if you have some spare all want to search for a specific design tutorial.


1. Draw a Cute Purse Using Simple Shapesdraw-a-purse

2. How to Create a Smokin’ Western Type Treatment in Illustratorwestern-bar

3. Illustrator Tutorial: How to Make an Icy Cocktailicey-cocktale

4. Create a Bright Retro Grunge Vector Illustrationabstract

5. Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4


6. Rad Pattern in Illustrator that Makes you Dizzyrad-pattern

7. Create a Vintage TV Set Icon in Illustratorvintage

8. how to create cute Hippo Characterhippo

9. Create a Fun Icon of Frozen People on Icefrozen-icon

10. Illustrator Tutorial: Sketching a Boat with Graphics Tabletspeed-boat

11. How to Design a Skate Deck with a Cool Skull Pattern


12. Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator


13. How to Create a Golden, Vector Compass in Illustrator


14. How to Make a Vector Diamond Ring in Illustrator


14. Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Iconpanda

15. Illustrator Tutorial: How to Draw a Vector Kiwi


16. Quick Tutorial: Gradient Strokesgradient-stroke

17. How to Create a Vector Goldfish in Six Stepsgold-fish

18. How to Create a Rocketing, Vector Aircraft Shuttle


19. Create a Happy Sun Charactersun

20. How to Create a Landscape Wallpaper for your Desktop


21. Geometric Flower Effect Logo in Illustratorflower-effect

21. how to created a Diamond necklacechain

22. How to Create Shiny, Vector Dice in Illustratordice

23. Create An Awesome Space Rocket Avatar in Illustrator


24. How to Make a White Holiday Scene in Illustrator


25. Draw an angry little samurai in Illustratordraw-samurai

26. Create a Realistic Candy Bar in Illustratorpackage-design

27. Create an unique twitter bird for your websitetwitter-bird

28. create a retro type treatment


29. Complex Symbols with Pathfinderpat-finder

30. Quick tip: Creating Swirly Vectors Using Illustrator


31. How to Create an Hourglass Icon in About an Hour


32. create a a retro television icontv

33. Design a Cute Hamster Avatarhampster

34. How to draw an USB Flash Driveusb

35. Create a Rolling Stones Inspired Tongue Illustration


36. Create an old TDK cassettetape

37. Illustrator Tutorial: Gradient Mesh Flowergradinent-mesh

38. How to Turn A Pair Of Glasses into a Great Geek Icon


39. How to Create a Stained Glass Effect in Illustrator


40. Create A Grisly Zombie Illustration With A Pen Tablet


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  1. This will definitely help with portfolio development. I’m finishing up a Visual Communications degree at AIU online and have no resources up till now for developing some of these same projects. Thank-you!~Virgil

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