22 Very Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

By / Jul 19, 2009 / Tutorials

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.

  • http://www.insidethewebb.com/ Jake Rocheleau

    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.

    • Brit

      Way better than Photoshop…

  • http://www.graziano.pl Graziano

    Great collection of tuts. Very useful. Thanks.

  • http://www.livingforart.com Jasmin Halkić

    Very nice. Thanks!

  • http://www.webdesignbooth.com Dicky

    Nice roundup of Adobe Illustrator tutorials!

  • http://www.myinkblog.com Andrew Houle

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

  • http://www.hdougie.co.uk Howie Douglas

    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 :]

  • AO

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

  • http://devharbor.blogspot.com Alex C

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

  • http://www.tutoriallounge.com tutorialslounge

    i really love to work as illustrator.

  • http://www.Joomla-Outsource-India.com JoomlaOutsourceIndia

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

  • Sam Harding

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

  • http://www.digitalangels.co.uk Digital Angels

    These are fantastic – thanks very much!

  • http://www.cepbilgi.net cep telefonu

    very good very thanks.

  • bhagu

    great ! thanks to you all visible and unvisible tutors

  • Danny

    It’s wonderfull!,very good! tahanks

  • carlos rivas

    los artes esatn muy buenos

  • carene

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

  • Abdur Rahim

    This is a amazing blog

  • http://www.sajeshp.com Freelance Web Designer

    Great Tutorials! Thanks.

  • http://feodoragraphicstudio.blogspot.in Somz Psy

    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