The Best Vector Tutorials of 2009

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During the past few weeks we’ve been publishing our “Best of 2009″ series in which we’re picking the best of the best in design resources created this year. This week our focus is on vector tutorials. Vector applications such as Adobe Illustrator that are used to create scalable graphics are ideal for creating such things as logos, characters, and icons. There were many great vector tutorials put out this year, which made it difficult to choose the best, but here are our picks.

You can check out the rest of the “Best of 2009″ series at the bottom of this article.

Create a Happy Sun Character

Character Illustration

Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways

Logo Tutorials

How to Create a Vector Illustration and Prepare it for Micro-Stock Sale

Character Illustration

Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

Character Illustration

Create incredible 3D type-based infographic art

vector

How to Create Smoky Brushes and Type In Illustrator CS4

vector

Create An Awesome Space Rocket Avatar in Illustrator

Character Illustration

Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

Character Illustration

Craft a Delicious Chinese Food Icon

Craft a Delicious Chinese Food Icon

How to Create an Alarm Clock Icon

Icon

Create a Stylized GPS Icon

Icon

Make 3D Yet Flat Looking Shopping Basket Icons

Icon

How to Create a Vector Light Bulb Icon with Inkscape

Icon

Create a Vintage TV Set Icon in Illustrator

Icon

Zee Logo in Illustrator

Logo

How to Create a Photorealistic iMac and Magic Mouse

vector

How to Create Funky 3D Springs in Illustrator

vector

Design a Cute Hamster Avatar

vector

Create a Rolling Stones Inspired Tongue Illustration

vector

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.

17 Comments

  1. Callum Chapman
    December 11, 2009

    Great list, I’m surprised at how quick this year went! Was hoping to see my hippy van vector tutorial on here, though :P How to Create a Hippy Van Vector!

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  2. Andreas
    December 11, 2009

    Really coll collection of vector tutorials!

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  3. Maicon Sobczak
    December 11, 2009

    A will do some of this tuts =). Good list.

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  4. GIVISION | Jiri Mocicka
    December 11, 2009

    Nice Collection I have done some of them for my own library. Thanks for that.

    GON™

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  5. Jonathan Patterson
    December 11, 2009

    A couple of mine made the list!

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  6. Webby freebies
    December 11, 2009

    Wooow, some really nice tutorials! :) Thx!

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  7. gweb
    December 11, 2009

    the face of banda is very easy great

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  8. VectorArt
    December 11, 2009

    Hey guys and gals,

    http://vectorart.org just redesigned and is full of really good free vectors. Designed by designers, for designers.

    Reply
  9. Tobbi
    December 11, 2009

    Cool collection, thanks.

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  10. Curtis Sayers
    December 11, 2009

    Some good stuff here, thanks.

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  11. Jon Crim
    December 11, 2009

    The “How to Create Smoky Brushes and Type In Illustrator CS4″ is super cool. Nice collection, thanks!

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  12. web design washington dc
    December 12, 2009

    Great list – I’ve tried the first 2 out with much success – will give a few more a go in a little while. Thanks!

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  13. Brian
    December 13, 2009

    Great collection of tutorials! Just wanted to let you know that I have added this post to thetutorialist.com – hope it helps!

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  14. Future Webs
    December 13, 2009

    The smoke tutorial is really good, worth a look!

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  15. Dumm
    January 9, 2010

    definitively the best tutorials of last year.

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  16. Ly Antie
    January 12, 2010

    I like Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

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  17. Image To Vector
    January 4, 2012

    Great stuff.. Thanks a lot!

    Reply

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