30+ Basic Illustrator Tutorials
Adobe illustrator is beloved software amongst artists and designers because of its huge range of features, but for the beginners it can be a daunting task, but hey what are we for, we have chosen some very good tutorials in which you can learn all the stuff, covering several tools together with providing many hints and instructions. When put together they form a very accessible source for any new user to get all the information they need to know. The following tutorials are mostly beginner-level illustrator tutorials which cover the essential tools and techniques, allowing beginners to grasp the initial know how of the tools but other advance level designers/illustrators can also take advantage from them.
Paintbrush tool and the brushes panel are one of the few tools in illustrator which are very powerful and widely used. It enables you to play around with the vector paths which results in fascinating embellishments, patterns, pointed ends and so much more. In this tutorial you will see the fundamentals of the paintbrush tool and brushes panel and also will learn how to make your very own brushes.
Blending tool helps you to create exciting color combinations. The following tutorial with teach you all the things you need to know like its features, shortcuts and lastly the in depth techniques that blend tool offers.
Pen tool is the tool in illustrator that one uses the most when creating paths. This guide intends to acquaint the features, shortcuts and working with what is without a doubt the most vital tool of all.
Type is again another Essential part of (Illustrator) abode; we reach out to type tool for all the desktop publishing, logo or using type for image construction. Here is a in depth tutorial of type tool that will teach you all that u need to know about it.
Following is a complete illustrator tutorial set and it has been created for beginners who are interested in Adobe Illustrator. All the lessons in this takes about 20 mins to complete and it will teach you all the basic fundamentals.
Illustrator has many selection tools. One of them which is widely used is magic wand tool. In the tutorial below we focus on magic wand tool.
This tutorial below will give you all the info that might help you with experimenting with the Live trace tool.
You should have the knowledge as to which selection tool is used to select a certain type of shape or object or points. Knowing so will definitely save up half your time. It is the main topic in the tutorial below.
Spraying tool can be very helpful in situations where you objects scattered in your artwork randomly. It definitely saves up a lot of time. The tutorial below will teach you how to use spraying tool.
This tutorial will help you to learn how to duplicate a shape using the rotate tool.
Are you aware of the capabilities of the blend tool, here’s a tutorial which will help you make use of blend tool to its maximum capability.
Reshape tool comes very handy in various situations. How you can see in the tutorial below.
Making your very own illustrator brushes is very easy! You just need to know a few things and the article below shows you how you can make your own custom brushes.
Here is another Illustrator tutorial where you learn how to draw a simple icon without the use of the Pen tool.
Following is a tutorial which explains how to draw simple icons without using pen tool.
This tutorial teaches you all that you can achieve from Gradient brush in illustrator.
Adobe Illustrator has got some great selection options. Here is a detailed article on this subject.
Below Link will show you how to use live tool in Illustrator. It allows you to fully transform photographs and other artwork into Path (vector) graphics.
This tutorial teaches how to use the Pucker & Bloat effect in illustrator. It offers some very cool distortion and transformation effects.
Following is a small tutorial about different shapes that one can create when holding the “tilde” key on the keyboard.
Follow this tutorial and learn how to make simple freehand shapes in illustrator.
In this tutorial you will learn the very basic of illustrator, we will be discussing illustrator’s interface design and the tools.
Stroke panel can be used to make a line (solid or dashed), and it also controls the weight (thickness) of the stroke, the alignment of the stroke and other small details of a stroke. See the link below for a detailed tutorial.
A Gradient can really enhance your artwork. In the tutorial below, you can learn all in detail about gradients.
One simple effect can make a flower shape from polygon and there is so much fun things you can create with this tool. Read this tutorial on and you will learn how to save time by using Effects in Illustrator.
Vector patterns are way better than normal raster pattern cause of obvious reason that it can be scaled to any size. You can export the vector patterns from illustrator in different sizes and Pixels.
In the tutorial below you be taught different ways to create seamless vector patterns in adobe illustrator.
Smart guides help making cleaner files in illustrator, speedup the productivity here an explanation to what I am saying!
Pathfinder is really a time saver when creating objects, here is another tutorial on this palette of tools.
This is a set of tutorials, the very basic ones put together so that you can help yourself get your illustrator skills better.
Another great collection of illustrator tutorials.