22 Very Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

By / Jul 19, 2009 / Tutorials
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I have to admit, my Illustrator skills aren’t what they should be. I have been living in Photoshop and Flash for the past 2 years and have become somewhat rusty and unfamiliar with Illustrator. So, in an effort to brush up on Adobe’s vector application, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at tutorials. Below is a list of the ones that I’ve found to be most useful for learning new techniques and brushing up on the tool sets found in Illustrator.

Use Adobe Illustrator to Create a Clean Website Layout

Use Adobe Illustrator to Create a Clean Website Layout

Design with Swirls and Flourishes

Design with Swirls and Flourishes

Illustrator full spectrum spirograph

Illustrator full spectrum spirograph

Illustrator diamond flower

Illustrator diamond flower

Tips for Working with the Gradient Mesh Tool In Illustrator

Tips for Working with the Gradient Mesh Tool In Illustrator

Simple organic shapes the Illustrator way

Simple organic shapes the Illustrator way

Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways

Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways

Building a Website Wireframe in Illustrator

Building a Website Wireframe in Illustrator

Create a Vector Film Slate Icon

Create a Vector Film Slate Icon

How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon

How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon

Monster Character Series Part 4

Monster Character Series Part 4

Create a Themed Repeating Pattern in Illustrator

Create a Themed Repeating Pattern in Illustrator

Creating a crazy cool logo

Creating a crazy cool logo

The Basics of Clipping Paths and Opacity Masks

The Basics of Clipping Paths and Opacity Masks

Quick Tutorial: Gradient Strokes

Quick Tutorial: Gradient Strokes

How to Create an Abstract Vector Design in Illustrator

How to Create an Abstract Vector Design in Illustrator

Illustrator Quick Tips #2 – Scatter Brushes

Tips for Working with the Gradient Mesh Tool In Illustrator

The Making of Abe, The Are My Sites Up Mascot

The Making of Abe, The Are My Sites Up Mascot

How to Create a Gearbox Settings Icon Using Simple Shapes

How to Create a Gearbox Settings Icon Using Simple Shapes

Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Doodle Style Tutorial in Adobe Illustrator

Doodle Style Tutorial in Adobe Illustrator

Beginner Illustrator Tutorial – Create a Vector RSS Icon

Beginner Illustrator Tutorial – Create a Vector RSS Icon

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

21 Comments

  1. Jake Rocheleau
    July 19, 2009

    After spending so much time in Photoshop, it just seems like a burden for me to take time and learn how to use Illustrator. However it really is a powerful piece of software, and it was around before Photoshop was even on the market.

    Reply
    • Brit
      November 18, 2013

      Way better than Photoshop…

      Reply
  2. Graziano
    July 20, 2009

    Great collection of tuts. Very useful. Thanks.

    Reply
  3. Jasmin Halkić
    July 20, 2009

    Very nice. Thanks!

    Reply
  4. Dicky
    July 20, 2009

    Nice roundup of Adobe Illustrator tutorials!

    Reply
  5. Andrew Houle
    July 20, 2009

    I’m flattered a MyInkBlog tutorial made this awesome list. Thanks for the inclusion!

    Reply
  6. Howie Douglas
    July 20, 2009

    Hi,

    Thanks a LOT for this list. I have used Photoshop for years, and have decided to start using Illustrator, but finding it really difficult to get the hang of at the moment.

    But these look great, and I think they will help. thanks a lot :]

    Reply
  7. AO
    July 20, 2009

    FYI: The link for the “furry monster” seems to be linking to the “gears” tutorial.

    Reply
  8. Alex C
    July 20, 2009

    Wow. I mean, wow. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply
  9. tutorialslounge
    July 21, 2009

    i really love to work as illustrator.

    Reply
  10. JoomlaOutsourceIndia
    July 21, 2009

    I love to read/try your articles, i’m not much handy with AI, but still i love to try out.

    Reply
  11. Sam Harding
    July 21, 2009

    Thanks for the list! I should probably take a look at these since i’m useless in Illustrator.

    Reply
  12. Digital Angels
    July 22, 2009

    These are fantastic – thanks very much!

    Reply
  13. cep telefonu
    August 4, 2009

    very good very thanks.

    Reply
  14. bhagu
    August 15, 2009

    great ! thanks to you all visible and unvisible tutors

    Reply
  15. Danny
    September 14, 2009

    It’s wonderfull!,very good! tahanks

    Reply
  16. carlos rivas
    October 15, 2009

    los artes esatn muy buenos

    Reply
  17. carene
    November 11, 2009

    fantastic just the perfect tutorial i was looking for to build a template web site in illustrator!!! Thanks a lot !!

    Reply
  18. Abdur Rahim
    May 11, 2010

    This is a amazing blog

    Reply
  19. Freelance Web Designer
    August 1, 2010

    Great Tutorials! Thanks.

    Reply
  20. Somz Psy
    June 11, 2012

    Amazing.. i have been using photoshop since very long now, and after being an expert in that, illustrator seemz crazzzyyy… aarrgghhh why didnt i learn it earlier… anyway… its KILLER and so is this website with tuts… good ones ^^ :] thnxx

    Reply

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