miércoles, 2 de mayo de 2012

tutoriales illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-38

Una asombrosa colección de tutoriales de alta calidad para mejorar nuestras habilidades en ilustrator CS5. Una amplia gama de técnicas desde creaciones de motivos hasta los objetos detallados en 3D. Todo esto y mucho mas para ser un “guru” de este programa vectorial. Te atreves con alguno?

Cómo crear un efecto de texto de cromo con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-1

Efecto de Retro arcade en 3D

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-2

Crear una variedad de efectos 3D de letras para el cartel

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-3

Aprenda a crear una variedad de secuencias de letras

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-4

Crear un efecto de metal

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-5

Texto Grungy 3D con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-6

Un trabajo realmente impresionante para tu portafolio

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-6b

Tutorial Rápido: Crear un efecto de letras Retro desgastadas

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-7

Efecto de texto con estilos de Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-8

Letras con la herramienta de fusión con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-9

Crear una Etiqueta con efecto de cosido

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-10

Crear un texto con efecto fluorescente que brilla intensamente

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-11

Crear tiras de colores en capas con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-12

Crear un elegante efecto de letras

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-13

Cartel “Batalla” con Illustrator y Photoshop

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-14

Crear un vibrante efecto en 3D con letras píxeladas

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-15

Crear un efecto de texto con cuerdas

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-16

Crear varias letras en 3D con Adobe Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-16b

Crear un icono de Buzz Google

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-17

Crear un logo letras de Adidas Cosido

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-18

Crear una insignia de Top Gun con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-19

Simple estilo de Roy Lichtenstein con Illustrator y Photoshop

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-20

Cómo crear un hermoso retrato en vector con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-21

Cómo crear una trenza de pelo con motivos en Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-22

Crear texturas granuladas

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-23

Crear una Ilustración Zombie espeluznante con una tableta gráfica

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-24

Cómo crear un personaje de Soldado

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-25

Diseño de un personaje sexy Pin-Up Girl con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-26

Crear un escenario de la isla de lava con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-27

Hacer un icono de buzón con Adobe Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-28

Crear un icono de Maletín

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-29

Consejo rápido: Crear un escudo brillante con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-30

Dibuja un sombrero de mago

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-31

Cómo crear un cubo de Rubik con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-32

Crear una caja de regalo adornada en 3D con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-33

Cómo hacer un icono detallado de la impresora

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-34

Dibuja un cronómetro analógico con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-35

Dibuje un vector de cono de tráfico

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-36

Cómo hacer que una máquina de escribir realista al estilo Vintage

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-38

Cómo crear un cuaderno de dibujos

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-39

Consejo rápido: Crear un botón de lanzamiento

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-40

Uso de degradados de Illustrator en creación de un iPod Nano

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-41

Crear un icono de una simple Tienda

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-42

Crear una Corona Real Usando Adobe Illustrator CS5

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-43

Creación de dados en 3D

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-44

Cómo crear una pila de fichas de poker

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-45

Crear un icono de caja fuerte en Adobe Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-46

Cómo crear un icono de simple caja de cartón

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-47

Consejo rápido: Crear un icono Premio Medalla de Niza

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-48

Crear un icono de unas tiritas

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-48b

Crear un motivo de letras

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-49

Cómo crear un póster colorido abstracto con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-50

Cómo crear un motivo de estilo barroco con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-51

Cómo crear una ilustración vectorial compleja con entramados de Corazón

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-51b

Crear un fondo con al estilo Google móvil en 6 sencillos pasos

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-51c

La creación de texturas sin costuras

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-52

Crear un vector, Cohete Espacial con Illustrator CS5

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-53

Cómo crear una ilustración del cráneo

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-54

Cómo crear una máscara de Lucha Libre Mexicana Badge Pin

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-55

Jugando con Vectores con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-56

Crear un cartel de Hellboy con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-57

Cómo crear un paisaje con texturas en Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-58

Hermosas ilustraciones vectoriales de Illustrator y Photoshop por Rivello Carol

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-59

Cómo crear divertidos remolinos con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-60

Crear una escarapela tricolor de la cinta con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-61

Placa Vintage con Illustrator y Photoshop

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-62

Cómo diseñar ilustración Heráldica para dia de San Valentín

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-63

Cómo crear un icono con estilo de colores de las logoletras con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-64

Crear un personaje “Gota de agua sucia”

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-65

Crear un icono de bolsillo de los vaqueros con Adobe Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-66

Fuente: designrfix.com


Adobe Illustrator is one of the best applications for making graphic artwork like logos, print designs and Web pages. As time goes on, more and more Illustrator techniques are introduced by talented designers and artists in the industry who achieve some of the best results on the Web. One hot trend nowadays is 3D effects. So, we’ve gathered together some 3D tutorials to give you an idea of what Adobe Illustrator offers and how to use its 3D features. This list mixes tutorials for beginners and experts.
Here then is our round-up of 50 Excellent Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for 3D artwork. You’ll learn a lot of techniques and good practices.
You may also be interested in the following related posts:

Adobe Illustrator 3D Tutorials

How to Create Funky 3D Springs in Illustrator
In this tutorial, learn how to create 3D springs in Illustrator.
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Disco Ball Tutorial
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a disco ball effect in Illustrator.
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Design Gift Boxes Using Illustrator’s 3D Tools
Learn how to make a fully editable 3D ribbon and masked 3D typography. Also, you’ll create sparkles using the Symbol Tools.
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Let’s Make a Playful Yet Robust 3D Letter Design
This tutorial is perfect for the near beginner who wants to take their skills to the next level. You will create 3D text and use depth of field to enhance a design.
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3-D Bowl
This tutorial shows how to create a realistic 3D fruit bowl illustration with Adobe Illustrator CS2.
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Illustrator Tutorial – 3D lighted text effect
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create 3D text and then apply some brushes to get a neat, futuristic spacey effect.
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How to Create an Open Book with Illustrator’s 3D Extrude & Bevel Tool
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an open book mostly using Illustrator’s 3D Extrude and Bevel Tool. You’ll create open pages with graphics and then add a wavy background.
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3-D Blue LCD Alarm Clock
Create a 3D neon-blue digital LCD clock in Illustrator, with a final step in Photoshop. This tutorial covers the Illustrator portion. Some skills you’ll learn here are creating perspective, blending and adding gloss.
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Create a Milk Bottle with a Funny Cow Label
In this tutorial, you will create a 3D milk bottle with a cute cow label.
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3-D Charts in Adobe Illustrator CS
Create a 3D pie chart with transparency and highlights so that the graphic looks like semi-opaque plastic.
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Make 3D Yet Flat-Looking Shopping Basket Icons
Learn how to create a custom shopping-basket icon for your next Web design project. You’ll need a solid understanding of Adobe Illustrator’s tools to complete this tutorial.
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How to Make a Vector Military Cap Icon
This tutorial shows the intermediate-to-advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a realistic military-style cap icon using mainly gradients, blends and the Gradient Mesh tool.
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Rendering a 2-D Spark Plug Diagram from 3D Components in Illustrator
This tutorial takes you through building a 3D spark plug from multiple components and then expanding the image into a 2-D vector diagram.
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Cool 3D Logo
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a company logo with a cool 3D style.
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Create a Checkered 3D Chess Figure Scene
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a 3D chess scene with the help of the 3D Revolve tool and gradient masks.
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Big 3D Graffiti Tutorial
An easy step-by-step tutorial on creating 3D graffiti artwork in Adobe Illustrator.
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3-D Graphs
This tutorial shows you how to create 3D graphs in Adobe Illustrator CS2 with ease.
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3-D Flower Pot
Create a 3D flower pot, including soil and flower, in this tutorial.
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Make a Handy 3D Vector Calendar Icon
Make a handy calendar icon to use on your blog, website or print projects. You’ll use Illustrator’s Path and 3D tools to create this design.
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Create and Color an Eco Easter Egg in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an “eco”-colored egg for Easter. It is eco because no artificial colorants are used.
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Using Swift as a Powerful 3D Illustration Tool
Learn how to create 3D illustrations using Adobe illustrator and Swift 3D .
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Create a Rotatable Globe in Adobe Illustrator
Create a 3D globe of the earth that revolves to show countries and continents.
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How to Make Realistic Skate Wheels in Illustrator
In this tutorial, you’ll create a set of realistic skateboard wheels and map the wheels using the 3D Revolve tool in Illustrator. You will also learn some cool tricks to add finishing touches.
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Glossy Dice Tutorial
Create glossy dice in just seven steps. Throughout this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use the 3D features and other features in Illustrator.
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Create a Vibrant 3D Pixel Type Treatment
This tutorial shows you how to give fonts a 3D pixelated look. Using a free font, gradients and Illustrator’s 3D filter, you will easily create a type treatment that you can apply to many other fonts.
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Create a Can of Beans by Mapping Vectors to a 3D Object
Learn how to create a can of beans, built entirely from vectors, using the Symbols palette, the Extrude tool and Illustrator’s image mapping.
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Working with 3D Objects and Transparencies to Make a Vector Cola Bottle Design
A tutorial that discusses how Illustrator deals with transparency in 3D objects. Learn how to create a plastic cola bottle.
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3-D Logo
This tutorial shows you how to make 3D gradient logo in minutes. This technique is great for making 3D graphic objects and icons.
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3-D Hammer Using Illustrator
This tutorial show how to create a 3D hammer in 10 steps.
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Drawing a Vase in Illustrator Tutorial
In this tutorial, you’ll create a 3D vase using paths and 3D revolve options.
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Turn a Boring Bar Graph into a 3D Masterpiece
In this tutorial, you’ll plot an accurate bar graph using Adobe Illustrator’s Graph tool and render the graph to give it added visual appeal.
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Fun with AI’s 3D tool
A tutorial exploring more of the 3D tools in Illustrator.
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Create a 3D Pushpin and a Paper Note in Illustrator
A tutorial on creating a 3D pushpin with the 3D Revolve tool. You will also learn how to apply highlights and create shadows for a more realistic effect, and add a paper note.
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Creating Omspace 3D cylinder graphic in Illustrator
In this tutorial, you will create good-looking 3D cylinders and symbols.
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Design a Business Report Cover
Build a classic design layout quickly using Adobe Illustrator. Throughout this tutorial, you’ll use the 3D tool to make a set of business buildings, and then add motion lines.
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3-D Apple Tutorial
A tutorial on how to create a 3D apple.
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3-D Pill
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a 3D pill to cure your design headaches.
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Create a Dream Design with 3D Typography
In this tutorial, you’ll create a dreamscape with 3D typography using Illustrator and Photoshop.
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How to Make a Delicious Vector Orange in 9 Decisive Steps
Create a semi-realistic vector orange with simple shapes and tools and multiple effects.
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Craft a Delicious Chinese Food Icon
This tutorial demonstrates how to craft a delicious Chinese food icon set, along with numerous vector Illustration techniques. You’ll need a strong command of Adobe Illustrator’s tools for this one.
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Create a Colourful 3D Text Explosion
Create a 3D text explosion using Illustrator, and finish it with Photoshop.
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Adobe Illustrator in 3-D
Create a 3D can and label in Illustrator.
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3-D Isometric Vector Icon
Learn how to create a 3D isometric vector icon in Illustrator.
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Use the power of Illustrator to Create Cool 3D Infographics
Translate abstract data into an easy-to-understand 3D illustration with these tips.
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3D Chess Board, King, and Pawn
Learn Illustrator’s 3D tools, Live Paint Bucket tool and pathfinders, and learn how to make a grid and show basic perspective.
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Make a 3D Red Blood Cell Button in Illustrator
A tutorial that teaches you how to make red blood cells using the 3D effects in Illustrator.
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3-D Effects in Illustrator CS
A tutorial focusing on basic 3D effects in Illustrator. You will learn extrusion and bevel techniques, including surface mapping and other options.
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Related Posts

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-38

Una asombrosa colección de tutoriales de alta calidad para mejorar nuestras habilidades en ilustrator CS5. Una amplia gama de técnicas desde creaciones de motivos hasta los objetos detallados en 3D. Todo esto y mucho mas para ser un “guru” de este programa vectorial. Te atreves con alguno?

Cómo crear un efecto de texto de cromo con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-1

Efecto de Retro arcade en 3D

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-2

Crear una variedad de efectos 3D de letras para el cartel

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-3

Aprenda a crear una variedad de secuencias de letras

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-4

Crear un efecto de metal

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Texto Grungy 3D con Illustrator

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Un trabajo realmente impresionante para tu portafolio

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-6b

Tutorial Rápido: Crear un efecto de letras Retro desgastadas

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-7

Efecto de texto con estilos de Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-8

Letras con la herramienta de fusión con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-9

Crear una Etiqueta con efecto de cosido

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-10

Crear un texto con efecto fluorescente que brilla intensamente

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-11

Crear tiras de colores en capas con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-12

Crear un elegante efecto de letras

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-13

Cartel “Batalla” con Illustrator y Photoshop

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-14

Crear un vibrante efecto en 3D con letras píxeladas

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-15

Crear un efecto de texto con cuerdas

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-16

Crear varias letras en 3D con Adobe Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-16b

Crear un icono de Buzz Google

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-17

Crear un logo letras de Adidas Cosido

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-18

Crear una insignia de Top Gun con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-19

Simple estilo de Roy Lichtenstein con Illustrator y Photoshop

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-20

Cómo crear un hermoso retrato en vector con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-21

Cómo crear una trenza de pelo con motivos en Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-22

Crear texturas granuladas

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-23

Crear una Ilustración Zombie espeluznante con una tableta gráfica

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-24

Cómo crear un personaje de Soldado

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-25

Diseño de un personaje sexy Pin-Up Girl con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-26

Crear un escenario de la isla de lava con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-27

Hacer un icono de buzón con Adobe Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-28

Crear un icono de Maletín

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-29

Consejo rápido: Crear un escudo brillante con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-30

Dibuja un sombrero de mago

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-31

Cómo crear un cubo de Rubik con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-32

Crear una caja de regalo adornada en 3D con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-33

Cómo hacer un icono detallado de la impresora

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-34

Dibuja un cronómetro analógico con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-35

Dibuje un vector de cono de tráfico

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-36

Cómo hacer que una máquina de escribir realista al estilo Vintage

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-38

Cómo crear un cuaderno de dibujos

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Consejo rápido: Crear un botón de lanzamiento

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-40

Uso de degradados de Illustrator en creación de un iPod Nano

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-41

Crear un icono de una simple Tienda

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-42

Crear una Corona Real Usando Adobe Illustrator CS5

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-43

Creación de dados en 3D

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-44

Cómo crear una pila de fichas de poker

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-45

Crear un icono de caja fuerte en Adobe Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-46

Cómo crear un icono de simple caja de cartón

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-47

Consejo rápido: Crear un icono Premio Medalla de Niza

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-48

Crear un icono de unas tiritas

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-48b

Crear un motivo de letras

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-49

Cómo crear un póster colorido abstracto con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-50

Cómo crear un motivo de estilo barroco con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-51

Cómo crear una ilustración vectorial compleja con entramados de Corazón

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-51b

Crear un fondo con al estilo Google móvil en 6 sencillos pasos

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-51c

La creación de texturas sin costuras

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-52

Crear un vector, Cohete Espacial con Illustrator CS5

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-53

Cómo crear una ilustración del cráneo

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-54

Cómo crear una máscara de Lucha Libre Mexicana Badge Pin

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-55

Jugando con Vectores con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-56

Crear un cartel de Hellboy con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-57

Cómo crear un paisaje con texturas en Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-58

Hermosas ilustraciones vectoriales de Illustrator y Photoshop por Rivello Carol

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Cómo crear divertidos remolinos con Illustrator

illustrator-tutorials-2010-may-60


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Tutorials

1-From Sketch to Vector Illustration- A technique of vector illustrating that takes a little bit more skill is starting with a hand drawn sketches.This tutorial will focus on that technique of vector illustrating.

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2-Craft a Dramatic Vector Landscape Environment- This tutorial will show the intermediate Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a dramatic landscape environment.

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3-Draw Your Self Portrait- Learn how to transform your photo into your vector self portrait. You’ll review techniques for tracing photos.

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4-Complex Circular Design Techniques- This tutorial is split into 2 sections: The Rotate Tool, and a Custom Pattern Brush.

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5-Creating trees in Illustrator- Green is in vogue and clients everywhere want natural imagery in their promotional material. Ben the Illustrator shows you how to create a fresh-looking tree.

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6-Illustrator Tutorial: Figure Shading-
Drawing the human body is never easy, but shading it and giving it depth as well can be a real headache. A nice tutorial on figure shading by Russell Tate.

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7-Texture- When working in Illustrator it’s nice to add textures that weren’t computer generated (like gradients or pattern fills). This is a step-by-step instructions on how you can create your own hand-made texture effects using a Chinagraph Pencil on simple Watercolor Paper.

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8-Realistic Curtain- How to create a realistic curtain using the gradient mesh.

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9-Wood Grain- Here is a quick way to create wood grain effect using the warp tools in illustrator.

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10-Simple organic shapes the Illustrator way- Here is a nice way to create wood grain effect using the warp tools in illustrator.

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11-Free Watercolor Brushes and Tutorial- How to create a couple watercolor brushes, and at the end of the tutorial you can download some Free Vectips Watercolor Brushes!

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12-3D Logo Tutorial- In this Tutorial you will start with the making of a logo shape, going to rough 3D, and finishing it in Photoshop.

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13-How To Create Your Own Vector Cartoon Character- Follow this tutorial to create your own vector character; Freddy the Fish.

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14-Vector Polishing Techniques- This tutorial includes 9 Photoshop techniques that will show you how to add more depth, color, contrast, and texture into your vector art.

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15-Chinese Bamboo- This tutorial will show you how to illustrate Chinese bamboo with Illustrator Symbol Sprayer and Mesh Tool.

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16-ILLUSTRATE IMAGE INTO VECTOR- Basically, it is quite simple to illustrate an animate rather than a real object. Its color tone is simple and easy to apply. Yhis tutorial will teach you how to illustrate an image into vector.

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17-Digital Art Tutorial - An old tutorial but worth every minute you spend on it.

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18-Creating a Crazy Cool Logo

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19-Create a Designer Font- How to break apart a font into vector bits that we can manipulate. This is a great way to add your style to a font or to make your own!

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20-Swirl Mania in Illustrator and Photoshop- There are lots of ways to create swirls in Illustrator, in this tutorial you will learn 4 ways to create swirls, and by mixing them you will learn some very powerful techniques that will allow you to easily make tons of different styles of swirls and crazy sperm vectors.

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21-Leather Stylin’ in Illustrator- How to create a quasi-realistic leather patch logo complete with buttons and stitching.

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22-Create a Disco Environment with Twirl Tool, Crystalize , and Envelope Tool- In this tutorial you will see how to use envelope tool to create a Disco Ball , You will also utilize Twirl and Crystallize tool to understand its options .

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23-Design Float Circle Icon- This tutorial will teach you how to create a Designer float icon using adobe Illustrator that will match with the awesome fasticon set.

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24-Using Illustrator’s Mesh Tool as Nature Intended- How to use the Mesh tool to simulate nature’s way of colorizing things—in this case, a fallen leaf.

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25-Vectoring Hair

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26- Symmetrical Illustration: Thug Bunny!- This tutorial will go through the method of using symmetry in your artwork. Learn how to do half the work but still get the full benefit from your artwork.

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27-Illustrator Shapes Tutorial - This is an Adobe Illustrator Tutorial on How to Make Shapes

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Neat Tips & Tricks

28-Illustrator: The Tilde Trick-Holding down the tilde key, (the little squiggly line above the tab key, left of the number 1 on your keyboard.) while using a drawing tool will cause Illustrator to repeat the shape rapidly as you move your mouse.

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29-illustrator Pucker and Bloat Effect- How to use the Pucker & Bloat Effect.

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30-Live Trace- This article will show you how to use Illustrator’s Live Trace tool. Live Trace will allow you to completely convert photographs and other raster graphics into Vector graphics!

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31-Save Time With Save Selection- Selecting multiple objects in Illustrator is essential to productivity. One of the best selection features in Illustrator is Save Selection.

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32-Vector Effects- How to mix a photo with vector elements using Photoshop and Illustrator.

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33-Blending Gradients in Illustrator- How do you make a gradient bend to the shape you are creating? The answer is in Illustrator’s under-used Blend tool. This tutorial will show you how.

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34-Smart Scale object or Pattern- Do you know that you can scale patterns swatches by using smart scale?

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35-Drawing with the pen tool- People often find it hard to get used to the pen tool in illustrator. Remember these three things and you will be rollin’ in no time.


36-A Gradient Brush?- Making a “gradient brushstroke,” that is, a gradient that will follow a path, rather than fill a shape.

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Freebies

37-Vector Freebie: Illustrator Icons- Here are some free vector Illustrator icons! There are eight of the most-used Adobe Illustrator tools inside: both arrows, pencil, magnifying glass, hand, pen, brush, and eyedropper.


38-Sandwich Board Whitey & Wheaty

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39-Colorful Illustration- Very beautiful dream like illustration in vector .eps format

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40-The Butterfly Patch- A Sample Patch from one of the Tool Boxes available at aivault.

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41-Free Vector Art – Spring Flowers

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Best Practices

42-Midnight Terror by Matheus Castro

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43-Madam Eninette

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44-Bulgarian Jazz Festival 2008

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45-He aint showing up hun

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46-Bently Stamp

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47-Lolly Zombification

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48-Communion by Cristiano Siqueira

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49-Dior Vector

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50-The Swallowers of Pretty Things

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51-Naketano

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52-Fruit Tree

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53-Overgrown

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54-Drug Free Zone

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55-Playstation 3

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Illustrators Portfolios

56-James White

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57-Eendar

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58-Cris Vector

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59-Maciej Mizer

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60-Kacper Spala

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61-Andrey Gordeev

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As a vector-based drawing program Adobe Illustrator has nowadays become the standard for illustration design. This tendency can be noticed in the Web as well as in Print Design. Few weeks ago we’ve selected some of the best Adobe Photoshop tutorials we’ve found on the Web so far; now it’s time for Adobe Illustrator. Below you’ll find a list of hand-picked Illustrator tutorials you can use to achieve some special visual effects in your designs. There is also a newer Part II covering more Adobe Illustrator Tutorials. Links checked: July/07 2008

Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Back when Mickey Mouse was drawn by Walt Disney in 1928, it was all pencil and paper, and the frequent use of the ever dependable eraser. More than 80 years has passed and yet we still see Mickey Mouse cartoons all around the world.

illustrator cartoon tutorials 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

That 80+ years has also brought advances in computer technology and software which now allows us to move away from the pencil, paper and the ever dependable eraser, to advanced drawing applications and input (drawing) devices. In this edition/article, we’ll be featuring the best 40+ tutorials on drawing cartoons with Adobe Illustrator and we hope it would expand your creativity and imagination to be the next Walt Disney.

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Happy Sun Character
Learn how to create fun sun character tutorial in Illustrator. This intermediate tutorial is great for logos, children illustrations, and other projects relating to climate change. Moreover, you can easily apply this tutorial to other illustrations, logos, and projects!

create sun 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Cute Baby Seal
Simple tutorial to teach you how to create a super cute baby seal. At the end of tutorial you will get really nice, cute cartoon seal character.

Baby Seal 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Cartoon Duck
This tutorial will take you through basic shapes, using basic tools ie pathfinder, knife and eyedropper tools to create a cute duck character.

cartoon Duck 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Furry Vector Monster
Follow these steps in Adobe Illustrator to create your very own super cute fuzzy monster character. We’ll be working with the basic shapes to start, then use a variety of gradients to add depth. We can then finish it off with some detailed fur effects to really lift the design from the screen.

furry vector monster 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Stinking Zombie Flesh-Eater
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a cartoon zombie in Illustrator. Starting by creating a fresh corpse, we will then ‘yuck’ it up using a number of techniques.

create Zombie 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Cute Hippo
This tutorial will show you how to create cute Hippo Character using simple shapes and a really simple effective drawing technique . This technique has been adopted from recent addition to the store of Animal Head Graphic Set , latest addition to the store.

hippo 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Owl DiNG
In this tutorial we will walk through taking a pencil sketch into Illustrator and creating vector artwork. Then we’ll bounce over to Photoshop and add some details and give it a washed look.

owl 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

LeBron James Cartoon Character
In this tutorial, you will learn how using Adobe Illustrator create vector cartoons. Learn how to create Lebron James Cartoon Character.

Lebron 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day
Create yourself a wee Leprechaun for St. Patricks Day 2009 with this Illustrator tutorial. Easy and interesting Illustrator tutorial.

Leprechaun 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Cartoon Character with Expressive Lines
This tutorial covers the necessary steps for creating a colored multicolor cartoon character that includes shadings.

Cartoon Character Expressive Lines 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Cute Emo Kid

In this tutorial we will go through the process of drawing cute cartoon character. The concept is based on the Emo trend, we will go trough all the steps from sketch to full color vector.

emo 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Cute Panda Bear Face Icon
How to create a cute panda bear face icon all from ellipses. The great part about this tutorial, is that you can easily apply the techniques to other icons, illustrations, logos, or other projects.

panda 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Gang of Vector Ninjas

Constructing a group of cool vector ninja characters using just the basic shapes and a variety of simple tools, making it a good start for Illustrator beginners.

ninja 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Cute Bunny Vector Character
This tutorial uses simple shapes and gradients that are easy to apply to other character illustrations.

bunny 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Cartoon Snail
Lean how to draw snail in Adobe Illustrator with some easy steps. Learn how to with Illustrator basic tools create cute snail.

snail 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Killer Chainsaw Bunny Character
This tutorial shows you how to build a Bucket ‘o’ Thought character and add a dynamic background effect.

killer bunny 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Cute Vector Monster
Follow this Adobe Illustrator walkthrough on the creation of a cute little vector monster character, beginning with a quick pencil sketch on paper.

vector monster 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Grumpy Dude
Create grumpy dude in Adobe Illustrator with the brush tool. In this tutorial you will learn some digital drawing tips and how to fix little mistakes after you’ve drawn your stroke.

line drawing 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Fat Cat Vector
This tutorial aims to guide you from sketchbook to screen; a “Fat Cat” doodled with biro translated into a neat vector caricature. Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is advised.

fat cat 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Freddy the Fish
Follow this tutorial to create your own vector character – Freddy the Fish.

fish 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Vector Pirate Cartoon Character
By firstly using the power of pen and paper a character design is created, which is then scanned into the computer to use as a base for tracing with Adobe Illustrator. The final outcome is a colourful cartoon character in vector format!

pirate 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Twisted Monkey Studio Mascot
In this tutorial author will explain the process that he followed at the time of designing by order the mascot in vector format for Twisted Monkey Studios, producers of horror films.

monkey 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Blob Monster – The Scream
It is really simple to create Blob Monster and doesn’t take long to complete. This technique can also be used for nearly any type of simple shape / monster.

Scream 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

How to Create a Web Site Mascot
In this tutorial, author will give an overview of how developed a character from the initial brief through to the final site mascot and then to go on to create several poses for different parts of the site.

Web Site Mascot 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Create Your Own Monster
In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial author will take you through the process of creating a completely unique, memorable monster that’s not at all humanoid in form.

create monster 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Adding Dimension to Your Characters
In this tutorial author will show you how to add the illusion of dimension to your vector illustrations by combining the effects of Adobe Illustrator’s versatile linear and radial gradients.

add dimension 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Creating Bart Simpson Vector Character in Illustrator
This is a short beginner tutorial. You will use Layers, utilize the Pen Tool and its sister tools, such as the Convert Anchor Point Tool, Direct Selection Tool, etc, to draw and colorize a vector Bart Simpson in Adobe Illustrator.

BartSimpson 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

How to Create a Vector Illustration and Prepare it for Micro-Stock Sale
This tutorial details a professional workflow for creating vector illustrations and prepping the artwork for Micro-Stock Sales. Author also included a bunch of time-saving tools and tips as well.

create vector illustration 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Creating Convincing Characters
In this tutorial, you’ll learn some basic skills for converting your character from a pencil doodle to a complete, fully-coloured image – learning some crucial Illustrator skills along the way.

convincing character 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Symmetrical Illustration: Thug Bunny!
This tutorial will go through the method of using symmetry in your artwork. Learn how to do half the work but still get the full benefit from your artwork. We’ll also feature a plugin for AI that speeds up your build time and cover the topic of “Opacity Masks.”

thung bunny 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Patch Illustration 2
The following tutorial will show how author go about creating a set of NBA licensed embroidery patches featuring portraits of many of the leagues greatest players.

Patch Illustration 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Basic Shading and Lighting
This tutorial goes over the elementary fundamentals when it comes to shading and lighting within a digital illustration.

basic shading 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Create A Vector Art Twitter Bird Character Icon In Adobe Illustrator
This tutorial will walk you through the steps from sketch to vector in creating an original cartoon-style character vector illustration.

twitter bird 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Vector Tutorial: Anime Coloring
In this tutorial will be detailed explain how in Adobe Illustrator coloring sketches, in this tutorial author will use anime sketch.

coloring anime 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Bug Tutorial
Here is one more cartoon characters tutorial in Illustrator. This time you will learn how to create nice fly cartoon.

cartoonbug fly 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorial with a Wacom Tablet
In this Illustrator tutorial author will explain how using Wacom tablet you can at first draw cartoon sketch and than create vector cartoon.

cartoon tutorial 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Adding Gradients to Illustrations in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial you will learn how to use gradient tool in Illustrator. Author will explain how to add gradient to illustrations.

adding gradient 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Monster Character Series Part 1
First of two Spoongraphics mini-series of tutorials on how to create a set of simple monster characters. This is very simple tutorial, so if you beginner of Illustrator, you can learn some basic tools.

monster characters 1 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Monster Character Series Part 2
Here is second Illustrator tutorial from Spoongraphics mini-series of monsters tutorials where you will take a look at the Dumb Blue Sucker Monster! Again, using mostly the basic tools and shapes making the tutorial suitable for beginners to Illustrator.

monster characters 2 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Create a Twitter Style Bird Mascot
Using some basic shapes, effects, and gradients author will show you how to create a Twitter mascot for your blog or website.

twitter mascot 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Maintaining Rhythm and Flow in Vector Character Design
In this tutorial you will break down the basic process of creating a character from sketching through to the final vector file. Whether you’re interested in creating vector mascots for branding design, or making interesting characters to use in your animations, you’ll find these techniques helpful.

maintaining rhythm 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Create a Traditional Japanese Koi Carp Illustration
Koi Carp have been painted and illustrated by the Japanese for centuries and are familiar to people all over the world. This tutorial will take the intermediate Adobe Illustrator user through the techniques and processes needed to imitate what the Japanese have perfected.

traditional japanese koi carp 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

A Cow As Chinese New Year Zodiac For 2009
At the begining of 2009 – Cow year, Kailoon.com create special new year Illustrator tutorial, where you can learn how to draw 2009 year symbol – Cow. Very interesting tutorial and result is amazing – very cute Cow .

cow 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

The Making of a Chocolate Bar Character.
In this tutorial Author take the concept from sketch through to vector final. You will learn how to create sweet cartoon character – Chocolate bar character.

chocolate character 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Character Illustration
The following tutorial will walk you through a project, a character design for Fanta soda to use in their Halloween promotion.

Character Art 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

Ilias Sounas’ Condomunity Member Illustration Tutorial
It’s basically a character design tutorial like many others out there – just that Author wanted it to be more like an illustration and possibly also an rss icon. Author picked 5 illustrators to hand in an artwork in their own typical style.

condomunity 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

How to Create a Cute, 3D, Vector Robot
If you want to learn how to create a rounded robot character from sketch to finished vector art, then we have an awesome tutorial for you.

cute robot 40+ Excellent Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Tutorials

It’s been about 7 months since the original Illustrator Tutorials – Best Of was published, and in that time there have been many more noteworthy tutorials released. With all of that new content , it’s only appropriate to put out a second edition of the best Illustrator tutorials. In this post you’ll find some basic tutorials on getting started with certain aspects of Illustrator and some of its specific tools. You’ll also find more advanced tutorials that deal with all of the potential that Illustrator brings to graphic design.

Many of these tutorials have been developed by some of the best in the business, so you’re sure to find plenty of new techniques and tricks to take your graphic design skills to a new level.

Adobe Illustrator Tutorials – Best Of

A Comprehensive Guide: Illustrator’s Paintbrush Tool and Brush Panel
Probably the most comprehensive tutorial or article on this subject. Everyone can learn something here that will improve their skills with brushes, and it’s especially useful for beginners with Illustrator.

paintbrush guide

Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide
Another extensive guide from VECTORTUTS. This one leads you through a series of exercises that will quickly develop your skills with the pen tool. Again, an excellent resource for beginners and for those who just want to improve their work with the pen tool.

pen tool guide

An Intro to the Mesh Tool
Gradient meshes have a lot of power and potential in Illustrator, but you have to know how to use them. This tutorial is a good starting point if you haven’t worked with them before or if you are looking for a refresher.

mesh tool

Create a Cute Vector Monster from a Pencil Sketch
Illustrated characters are obviously a popular trend right now in Web design. Let Chris Spooner show you the process used to create this vector monster from sketch to Illustrator.

vector monster

Geometric Patterns in Illustrator
Patterns have plenty of use in Web design, and in this tutorial Veerle takes us through the process of creating one using a hexagonal shape.

geometric patterns

Trendy Geometric Lines Tutorial
This tutorial uses Photoshop to add finishing touches to work done in Illustrator. It’s easy to find a use for these techniques in wallpaper design or creating background images for websites.

trendy lines

BMX Illustration
If you’ve got a lot of time on your hands and want detailed design and Illustration tutorials, IllustrationClass is the place to go. The tutorials are available as Zip downloads. The approximate time for this tutorial is 18 hours. There are over 50 images included and the notes are seven pages long.

BMX

Symmetrical Illustration: Thug Bunny
Another detailed tutorial from IllustrationClass. This one again takes you through the whole process from sketch to finished artwork, this time to create a cartoon thug bunny.

thug bunny

How to Create an Open Book with Illustrator’s 3D Extrude & Bevel Tool
Learn how to create an impressive-looking book with some handy Illustrator tools.

open book

Blueprint Style Text in Adobe Illustrator
A text effect that’s surprisingly not as complicated as it looks. The end result is a text logo that resembles a blueprint.

blueprint text

Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment
This is one of the more useful text tutorials on Illustrator. It will teach you techniques that are especially effective for logo design and creating website headers.

green type

Type on a Path Options
In this tutorial you’ll get a quick look at the potential of using type on a path. You’ll see examples of several different useful effects, with explanations of each.

type on a path

Create Your Own Vector Cartoon Character
Starting with a sketch, Chris Spooner will lead you through the process of creating a fun cartoon character. Chris makes it look simple to design vector characters like this one.

vector cartoon

Create a Blissful Vector Scene
In this tutorial you’ll work through this design of the land, sky and clouds and the colorful flowers that brighten up the scene.

vector scene

Create Abstract Backgrounds
Experimenting with creating backgrounds is an effective way to master the tools of Illustrator and enhance your skills. This tutorial leads you through some experimentation, and of course there is plenty of opportunity here to go off on your own and be creative.

abstract backgrounds

Recolor Artwork Using Illustrator’s LiveColor
A helpful tutorial from Veerle that will have you recoloring your work with ease. Veerle takes you through all the necessary steps to use a feature of Illustrator that can be intimidating.

live color

Extract Paths from Mesh Shapes
This is a quick, brief tutorial, but if you’ve been frustrated trying to edit meshes, this will help you convert them back to paths to make editing much easier.

extract paths

Wrapping Text Around an Image in Illustrator
Particularly useful if you’re using Illustrator for page layout design, this tutorial will help you create a very professional look.

wrap text

Create a Spiral Ornament Symbol in Illustrator
Spirals and curls can add a lot of artistic character to a design, and here you’ll learn to create attractive spirals with some of the basic Illustrator tools.

spiral ornament

How to Draw Your Own Vector Wings
Starting with a photo of a single feather, this tutorial will lead you through the process of creating a nice set of vector wings to use in your own graphic design work.

vector wings

Create a Rotatable Globe in Adobe Illustrator
You’ll learn some more about working with 3D images in this tutorial. The end result is an impressive and realistic globe.

3D globe

Create a Stunning Undersea Painting Using Vector Packs
Go Media’s vector packs are well known in the industry, and this tutorial takes you through a very detailed process of using the contents of the vector pack to create something special.

undersea painting

A Pseudo-Sugar Skull: From Start to Finish
Go Media puts out another complete tutorial that takes you the whole way through the process of sketching this skull and creating the finished piece in Illustrator.

skull

Create a Four-Leaf Clover
Starting with some basic shapes and mixing in some nice use of gradients, you can create a well-designed four-leaf clover relatively quickly.

four leaf clover

Create a Sidekick LX Styled Vector Illustration
There are all kinds of Photoshop tutorials for creating mobile phones, but not nearly as many for Illustrator. This tutorial starts with a JPEG of the sidekick and works through the process of creating a realistic vector version of it.

sidekick LX vector

Create an Envelope Icon with a Satin Feel
This is a detailed tutorial with plenty of screenshots to lead you through the process of creating an attractive envelope icon, which of course has plenty of practical usage possibilities.

envelope icon

Creating a Cool Water Effect
There are a number of Photoshop tutorials on creating similar water drop effects, but this is a nice one for Illustrator. You’ll create the background and style the text to complete the look.

cool water

How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator
Design a highly detailed compass that makes nice use of a vector world map as the subtle background of the compass face.

safari compass

An Expressive Shining Eye Tutorial: Parts 1 and 2
An excellent two-part series starting with the pen tool and ending with the finishing touches to the eye. Recreating the look of an eye is not that simple, but this tutorial will show how it’s done.

shining eye

Working with Illustrator “Art” Brushes: Options and Adjustments
Learn more about one of the four types of Illustrator brushes. It’s mostly a post that leads you through some experimentation that will help you understand more about how art brushes work.

art brushes

Command Shape in Illustrator
Learn how to recreate the Apple command key icon. This is an informative tutorial on working with shapes, even if you are setting out to create a different end result than the command key shape.

command shape

Using Illustrator’s Mesh Tool as Nature Intended
In this tutorial you’ll take a basic leaf and give it some added character using the mesh tool. It’s only a seven-step process, and there’s room for some experimentation as far as how the end result looks.

mesh tool

Using the Symbol Tools
This is part of a 30-day series on learning Illustrator (definitely worth checking out, especially for those who are new to Illustrator). By understanding symbols you can create images like this one quickly by reusing the symbol.

symbol tools

Illustrator Tutorial: Disco Ball
A fun tutorial on working with symbols and the 3D effects of Illustrator. This is a fairly quick tutorial, with not a lot of steps to create the ball itself.

disco ball

Vector Freebie and Micro Tutorial: Seamless Swirls
Although it’s called a “micro-tutorial,” there is still plenty to learn here, and the freebie is nice too. With this free pack of swirls, you’ll be led through the detailed process of creating this seamless image.

seamless swirls

Illustrator Tutorial: Surprise Gift
If you’re looking for a tutorial in which you’ll get to work with a number of different tools, this is a good option.

surprise gift

Creating Halftone Effects
A popular trick with Photoshop users, creating a halftone is also possible with Illustrator CS3.

halftone effects

Crazy Cool Vectors in Illustrator and Photoshop
This tutorial starts in Illustrator to create the basic colored disk and then moves to Photoshop for some layer effects and brush work.

cool vectors

Swirl Mania in Illustrator and Photoshop
Although this tutorial also uses Photoshop, the bulk of the work to create the swirls is done in Illustrator; Photoshop is used more for finishing touches.

swirl mania

How to Draw Simple Flowers
Using the pen tool, you can create the outline of the flowers and gradients to add the color. As it says, it’s a simple end result, but a nice skill to have nonetheless.

simple flowers

Design Gift Boxes Using Illustrator’s 3D Tools
The 3D tools of Illustrator have made a few appearances on this list, mostly because they give the user so much potential with surprising ease. The end result of this tutorial is a beautiful festive design.

gift boxes

Envelope Distortion in Illustrator
Learn more about distortion and how you can use it to improve your work and explore creatively during the design process.

distortion

Background Designs
This video tutorial from Layers Magazine shows you how to use the live trace effect to convert a stock image into an effective website background.

background designs

Creating Silhouettes in Adobe Illustrator
Using a simple photograph, you can create a useful silhouette by tracing and cleaning it up.

creating silhouettes

Create Non-Raster Drop Shadows in Illustrator
Here you’ll go through some well-detailed steps to create drop shadows with a few different approaches.

drop shadows

Create a Vector Home Cinema Design
Go step by step through the process of creating a flat-screen TV, speakers and stands, all with attractive shadows and polish.

home cinema

How to Make a Vector Pattern Brush
By creating a brush that can be used for seamless patterns, you open up a lot of opportunities for creativity. This tutorial takes you through the steps of setting up the brush and making sure that there are no seams.

pattern brush

Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts
This is not so much a tutorial as it is a productivity post. Increasing efficiency and streamlining processes is always a good thing, and this post will give you plenty of practical shortcuts.

Ai shortcuts

A Time to Shine
Learn to create some shapes, give them depth with gradients and drop shadows, use opacity and wind up with a shiny logo or text.

shine

Tug and Twirl Text in Illustrator
In this tutorial you’ll take simple text and spice it up by rearranging and resizing, and then use the pen tool to create some artistic tails and swirls.

tug text

Transform a Busy Photo into a Strong Silhouette
This tutorial uses the pen tool to trace part of a photo to create the silhouette. At the end it offers the option to go one step further in Photoshop and create a different effect by filling the silhouette with a texture.

silhouette

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