30 Fresh new Illustrator tutorials from 2017
- April 10th, 2017
Similar to our previous tutorial roundup on fresh new Photoshop tutorials. This roundup where looking at fresh new illustrator tutorials. Where with each tutorial you can learn fresh new techniques for creating a range of different designs from within illustrator to create text effects to illustrations. A great roundup jam packed with some tremendous tutorials. If your a fan of illustrator this is certainly a must bookmark post to reference back to in the future. There is a great range of tutorials whether your are a veteran Illustrator user, or just a beginner theirs tutorials for every skill level.
Tutorials are great way to learn I really enjoyed putting roundup together. I Hope you enjoy the tutorials featured in the roundup, and look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments section below.
Vector graphics need not be two-dimensional. In this tutorial, Thomas Burden – aka ‘…and there will be unicorns’ – shows how Adobe Illustrator’s 3D extrusions and Map Art function can be used to create an imaginary room full of weird, wonderful and definitely retro computer kit. Although pretty basic, these faux 3D functions in Illustrator can generate an infinite number of cool shapes and elements that can add a whole new dimension – literally – to working with vector graphics.
You’ll be modifying simple shapes, so you don’t actually need any drawing skills or special equipment for this tutorial. You’ll learn how to apply gradients properly to make the elements pop out and attain a completed look. Furthermore, you’ll discover some tips and tricks while working with the Pathfinder panel, the Shape Builder Tool and Blending Modes, creating subtle semi-shadows and gentle highlights to add some dimension to our weapon while preserving the overall flat style.
You’ll be modifying simple shapes, so you don’t actually need any drawing skills or special equipment for this tutorial. You’ll learn how to apply gradients properly to make the elements pop out and attain a completed look. Furthermore, you’ll discover some tips and tricks while working with the Pathfinder panel, the Shape Builder Tool and Blending Modes, creating subtle
4. How To Create an Editable Retro Text Style in Illustrator
Many of the text effect tutorials I produce for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop tend to require the text to be permanently set, which means if the wording needs changing, the effect would have to be created all over again from scratch. In today’s tutorial I’m going to cover some useful tricks that incorporate the Appearance panel in Illustrator to create a Graphic Style that works with live text. See how a range of fills and strokes can be layered to produce a trendy retro style text effect, while retaining the ability to alter the wording and change the font.
In the following steps you will learn how to create a folded text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to create a simple background and how to add some text. Taking full advantage of the Appearance panel, you will learn how to work with several fills and effects, linear gradients, and basic blending techniques. Finally, you will learn how to copy Appearance attributes between objects and how to easily adjust them. How to Create a Mirrored Butterfly in Adobe IllustratorHow to Create a Mirrored Butterfly in Adobe IllustratorHow to Create a Mirrored Butterfly in Adobe Illustrator
Influenced by this, I’m going to show you how to create your own mirrored butterfly and show you a couple of ways to customise it to your own design. If you want to just customise your butterfly, you can download the attached .AI file on the right and get to work.
In today’s tutorial you’re going to learn how to create a set of four computer peripherals, using the same body as the central structure to which we will add all the key features that make each object stand out. As always, we’re going to rely on the use of some basic geometric shapes, combined with the power of the Align panel.
Watching the trends on the market, I have noticed that cartoon style vector images are becoming more and more popular. This is a slight modification on a classic, with a moderate use of gradient fills. In this tutorial, which was created in collaboration with a professional illustrator, Alexander Onica, we will share the secrets of creating modern cartoon style vectors. Many effective techniques described here will allow you to achieve excellent results.
Get your designs in shape with this simple linear vector icon tutorial! Creating a clean, outstanding flat linear vector icon can be an easy and fun exercise in shape building. Make a whole set for your desktop or website dashboard!
11. Put a Hex on Your Designs with this Hexagon Pattern Vector!
Create a folded paper style Rainbow Hexagon Pattern Vector with a single hexagon, a few line segments and a few triangles. Layering gradients really makes this hexagon pattern vector pop!
In this tutorial we’ll be creating a handsome hipster character portrait in a trendy flat style. Learn modifying simple geometric shapes, using Live Corners and working with Stroke and Align panels. By the end of this tutorial you’ll be able to create any flat portrait in the same style. You can even stylize your own photo!
In this Illustrator tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a school bus illustration.
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!
In this tutorial we are going to create a tropical bungalow on a palm beach background using the most basic shapes and tools of Adobe Illustrator.
Infographics can be bland, boring, and run of the mill, but you don’t have to conform! Get your message out clearly and stand out by taking your infographic vector elements to the next level. Create trendy smooth infographic vector elements and a poster design with simple shapes and limited colors in under an hour with this tutorial! We’ll make our own simple custom lettering, populate the design with simple shapes, and use only four colors.
learn how to create a simple retro-looking coding icon, using nothing more than the usual geometric shapes and tools that you probably already work with on a daily basis.
In this tutorial, will show you how to create a peony—China’s national flower—in Adobe Illustrator using the Gradient Mesh Tool.
In this tutorial, you will learn simple and effective ways of creating a flat-style avocado using simple geometric shapes. Then we’ll use the Pattern Tool of Adobe Illustrator to build a vivid and diverse seamless pattern, adding leaves and other generic elements.
In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and the Warp effects as well as how to make your images look better with some simple tweaks to Transparency settings—all while creating a flowerpot full of realistic daffodils!
The blend tool in Adobe Illustrator is often used to create abstract wave graphics, but I’ve been experimenting with some additional adjustments and discovered some handy tricks to create sci-fi inspired digital particle waves. This kind of imagery perfectly complements hi-tech interface designs with colourful data visualisation effects, or it could be used to create abstract art in its own right. We’ll create the initial effect in Adobe Illustrator, where I’ll show you a few options for randomising the result, then switch over to Adobe Photoshop for some extra colour enhancements to really boost the vibrancy.
In this tutorial it will be showing you how to draw a samurai in Illustrator using shapes. This tutorial is great one for learning techniques to be able to create your very own characters and illustrations within illustrator.
In this tutorial, you’ll discover how to combine two different illustration styles in Illustrator and Photoshop.
I’ll show you how to use and transform simple geometric shapes in order to create a variety of portraits, making them as diverse as possible! We’ll be using various warp effects, the Shaper Tool, the Pathfinder panel, and other tools and functions to vary the age, nationality, complexion and style of the characters.
Welcome back to another Illustrator tutorial, in which we’re going to take a look behind the process of creating a basketball icon, using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools that you probably already work with on a daily basis.
30. Bright Light Bulb Vector: Lights On in Under an Hour
Turn on the light with this icon and illustrative light bulb vector. In the tutorial below you’ll create the light bulb vector from simple shapes, manipulate gradients, gradient meshes, and blending modes all in pursuit of a semi-realistic light bulb vector design.