The Best Vector Tutorials of 2009

By / Dec 11, 2009 / Tutorials

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


How to Create Smoky Brushes and Type In Illustrator CS4


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


Create a Stylized GPS Icon


Make 3D Yet Flat Looking Shopping Basket Icons


How to Create a Vector Light Bulb Icon with Inkscape


Create a Vintage TV Set Icon in Illustrator


Zee Logo in Illustrator


How to Create a Photorealistic iMac and Magic Mouse


How to Create Funky 3D Springs in Illustrator


Design a Cute Hamster Avatar


Create a Rolling Stones Inspired Tongue Illustration


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.

  • Callum Chapman

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

  • Andreas

    Really coll collection of vector tutorials!

  • Maicon Sobczak

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

  • GIVISION | Jiri Mocicka

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


  • Jonathan Patterson

    A couple of mine made the list!

  • Webby freebies

    Wooow, some really nice tutorials! :) Thx!

  • gweb

    the face of banda is very easy great

  • VectorArt

    Hey guys and gals, just redesigned and is full of really good free vectors. Designed by designers, for designers.

  • Tobbi

    Cool collection, thanks.

  • Curtis Sayers

    Some good stuff here, thanks.

  • Jon Crim

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

  • web design washington dc

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

  • Brian

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

  • Future Webs

    The smoke tutorial is really good, worth a look!

  • Dumm

    definitively the best tutorials of last year.

  • Ly Antie

    I like Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

  • Image To Vector

    Great stuff.. Thanks a lot!