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Today’s compilation is of 120 best Illustrator tutorials of year 2014 that we saw in previous year. Which all best Adobe Illustrator tutorials compelled you to try your hands on? Just incase you missed out any of our monthly list of useful Illustrator tutorials, this is a complete showcase of the best Illustrator tutorials 2014 that your fellow designers prepared for you all to learn tips and tricks of handling Adobe Illustrator.
This actually going to be a joyride that besides helping you in working on Adobe illustrator to get the desired results is initially going to be a perfect visual treat. So sit back and check all best Illustrator tutorials 2014!
Spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk, this is a very detailed Illustrator tutorial that will help you create type-filled cute characters in the form of “R” character.
Inspired from London Olympics, this urban type poster masterpiece is created using Adobe Illustrator and published at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk.
This Illustrator tutorial is written by Chris Spooner and SpoonGraphics.co.uk that will help you learn creating geometric low poly art in a very easy and detailed tutorial. If you love polygonal art too, you can check other articles ; one is showing creative polygon style logo designs and other one has 130+ high-quality free polygon backgrounds for your next design project.
We spotted this Illustrator tutorial at InstantShift.com that helps you learn creating cute coffee maker using basic shapes, blending, masking and other techniques.
This tutorial was inspired from a photograph clicked by Felecia Simon. Sharone Milone loved the photograph so much that she decided to create the same scene using Gradients in Adobe Illustrator at Design.Tutsplus.com
By Andrei Marius, this tutorial is specially designed keeping beginners in mind. In this tutorial, designers will learn to create Captain America shield icon and helps you to know more about The First Avenger.
Spotted at VectorDiary.com , this tutorial was published in the spring time and does the justice with the pleasant weather. If you too love spring time, check out the tutorial that will help you create summer sunglasses that shadows dreamy beach landscape.
Create a beautiful splash screen Illustration with the help of Adobe Illustrator tutorial using vector elements published at DesignModo.com.
This tutorial will help you create nail polish text effect and nail polish bottle using Illustrator software and published at Design.TutsPlus.com
In this Illustrator tutorial at Vectips.com, you will learn to create seamless patterns and backgrounds that you can use later in your design projects.
This Illustrator tutorial will help designers learn creating cupcake using basic shapes and techniques that not only looks awesome but tasty too.
Well, you’ll come across many best Illustrator text effect tutorials later in this article and here’s the first one from Design.Tutsplus.com that will help you create 3D fruit-textured text effect.
Designers love to experiment when using fonts in any design and changing any font to sketch font is not that difficult. If you want to create such effect, check out this Illustrator tutorial at Vectips.com.
Creating a low-poly portrait is fun and if you want to do so, check the tutorial at DigitalArtOnline.co.uk that will help you create polygonal style portrait using Illustrator and Photoshop.
This tutorial was at the time of Christmas we really liked how Veerle used Illustrator and Photoshop to create a animated gif showing Santa on cycle carrying gifts.
Want to create holiday sales tag? This tutorial will also come handy if you need sales tag even without any holiday. Just click on the tutorial title and learn creating sales tag at Vectips.com.
Create a beautiful yoga goddess illustration with the help of Illustrator tutorial written by Asher Benson at Design.TutsPlus.com.
Create symmetrical vector character art using Illustrator and Photoshop with the help of tutorial you can check at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk.
Want to create a semi-realistic yawl illustration? Check out the tutorial at Vectorgraphit.com that uses basic shapes and tools, offset path and pathfinder techniques to create one.
Using basic shapes, creative bleding, 3D text effect, this tutorial will help designers to create cheese wedge illustration and cheesy text effects in minutes.
By Mary Winker, this tutorial will help you to create to-do list app icon in Illustrator that you can use in your iOS or Android mobile apps.
This tutorial will focus on how to use Blob Brush Tool in Illustrator that helps drawing fine details in any design.
A perfect tutorial that blends photos and vectors to give 1980’s look to any poster design.
Many designers these days using Illustrator to create logo designs. This is one another attempt by Yulia Sokolava that helps designers to create flat chicken logotype in Illustrator and you can check some other best Illustrator logo design tutorials later that we featured on our blog.
Here’s another Illustrator text effect tutorial that is written by Diana Toma that help you to create multicolored splashed text effect.
By Masha Goubar, this tutorial helps designers create an abstract rose illustration using gradients and transparency tool.
Using Map Art Tool, you will learn how to create a cute 3D creature in Illustrator.
Another Illustrator icon design tutorial from Design.Tutsplus.com and written by Nataluta Dolotko that help designers to create autumn leaves, berries and chestnut icons design.
Do you remember Finding Nemo movie? If yes, you will love to create this cute clownfish in Illustrator using basic shapes.
Rob Shields writes this tutorial that will help you learn creating amazing abstract artwork using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Another tutorial that used Illustrator and Photoshop tutorial to create vector animal illustration.
Want to make objects that looks 3D, this Illustrator tutorial by DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk will help you to learn the same thing in easy way.
By Ivan Petrusevski, this Illustrator tutorial will help you create coffee mug design that you can later give to print and use while working.
We spotted this tutorial at Vectips.com that helps designers to create 3D retro style text effect that give vintage feel to your designs. If you love retro or vintage, check out our other tutorial showcasing free vintage logo templates.
Check out this Illustrator tutorial that will help you creating gingerdead man using basic shapes, tools and techniques. A perfect tutorial for beginners that you can find at ZombieDream.co.uk.
Another tutorial that we fount at ZombieDream.co.uk that will help beginner learners to create a cupcake in Illustrator using the Pen tool.
Another tutorial that will help you create seamless flat oriental pattern in Adobe Illustrator.
Create a coffee shop facade in a very easy detailed Illustrator tutorial from Design.Tutsplus.com.
Create a realistic corn in Adobe Illustrator using tutorial shared by VectorDiary.com.
Lollipops, we are sure everyone loves it irrespective of what age he/she is. Try creating lollipop vector design in Illustrator using Vectips.com tutorial.
There are many Game of Thrones fan and Chris Spooner is one. That’s the reason, he explains how to create geometric line art logos inspired by the game of thrones tv show.
Here’s another Illustrator tutorial that will help you learn creating text effect using the software. This tutorial by Vectips.com will help you learn giving ribbon text effect to any font and use it in design projects.
We have showed many tutorials by Mary Winkler and here’s another one that helps you learn creating retro phone illustration.
Creating icons is favorite task of any designer and if you love that too, check out creating weather icon in Adobe Illustrator using VectorBoom.com tutorial.
Want to create flowerpot from scratch, check out this tutorial we spotted at VectorCove.com.
Create a semi-realistic weighing scale machine using basic shapes and techniques as described in VectorCove.com tutorial.
Another retro inspired tutorial that will help you create retro footballer in Adobe Illustrator and show your love for football.
Designers love creating posters in Illustrator and Photoshop and this Illustrator tutorial will help you create surreal poster design using basic shapes and techniques that will help beginners. If you too love creating poster design, do check our article featuring best poster design Photoshop tutorials.
Another cool Illustrator tutorial that we spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk that will help you create stylish vector portraits.
Want to create depth to your vector design, check out this tutorial created at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk.
A step-by-step Illustrator tutorial explained by Chris Spooner to create typography illustrations.
Create a cardboard vector texture easily with the help of Illustrator tutorial shared by Vectips.com.
We are sure you’ll love this tutorial if you a batman fan. This tutorial will help you create Batman Dark Knight logo In Illustrator.
Create this detailed orchid plant using Illustrator tutorial shared by VectorDiary.com.
One more Illustrator Icon tutorial shared by VectorCove.com that will help you create drum icon that you can use in music websites or mobile apps.
A simple but detailed Illustrator tutorial by Chris Spooner that helps designers to create geometric stripy line art.
Adobe Illustrator is a fun software to work and this Illustrator tutorial will help you add long shadow effect to any icon or design element easily.
Creating 3D vector buttons in adobe Illustrator is another useful task and this tutorial from Vectips.com will help you to do so easily.
VectorGraphit.com came up with this very useful Illustrator tutorial that will help you create semi-realistic electric extension cord.
Low-poly art is not going anywhere and that is the reason this tutorial will help you create an abstract low-poly background pattern using Photoshop and Illustrator that you can use later in your designs.
Create a breakfast plate showing eggs and sausages in Adobe Illustrator with the help of tutorial shared at VectorCove.com.
Another detailed Illustrator tutorial from Design.Tutsplus.com that will help you create portrait of enchanting maleficent in Illustrator.
Create a origami style logomark in Illustrator with the help of tutorial explained by Chris Spooner at Blog.SpoonGraphics.co.uk.
Give chalkboard effect to any text with the help of Illustrator tutorial posted at Design.Tutsplus.com. This tutorial will also help designers to learn New Pen Tool introduced in Illustrator.
I just love sea food and after seeing this tutorial, I am heading to sea food restaurant. You can learn creating fresh cooked lobster on a plate with the help of below Illustrator tutorial.
Use simple geometric shapes and create vintage nautical life pattern in Adobe Illustrator that you can use as a home wallpaper or website background.
Create crayon style illustration in Adobe Illustrator by checking Illustrator tutorial posted at Design.Tutsplus.com.
Spotted at DesignModo.com, this Illustrator tutorial will help you create a web icon.
Another text effect tutorial in the list and this time you will get to learn creating yummy donut text effect.
Posted on Vectips.com, this Illustrator tutorial will help designers to create light bulb vector. .
Another one from Yulia Sokolava that help designers to create a quirky typographic retro poster that looks crazy and colorful.
Designing a website layout in Illustrator is difficult task but the tutorial by Robert Sarudy makes it very easy.
Looking to go on a summer road trip? Get inspired with the help of this Illustrator tutorial that will help you create summer road trip illustration that looks colorful.
In this tutorial by VectorCove.com, you will get to learn drawing a pirate cartoon character in Illustrator.
Hand Drawn illustrations always looks beautiful and this one is no different. This Illustrator tutorial from MediaLoot.com helps you create a hand-drawn fox illustration in Adobe Illustrator.
Create a seamless pattern that truly describes the spring with the help of Illustrator tutorial posted at ZombieDream.co.uk.
Another one for ZombieDream.co.uk that will help you create a cute puffin in Illustrator.
Toothless Dragon, sounds interesting? Check out this tutorial from ZombieDream.co.uk that will help you create dragon in Illustrator.
One of its own kind Illustrator tutorial that we came across in the 2014 year. This tutorial will help you design a CD cover in polygonal grungy style.
By Diana Toma, this amazing Illustrator tutorial will help you in creating pretzel text effect.
By VectorCove.com, this Illustrator tutorial will help you in create fruit inspired text effect.
Using Gradient Mesh tool in Illustrator, you will learn to create a cute pig face icon.
Create a colorful candy gumball machine with the help of Illustrator tutorial shared by Design.TutsPlus.com.
Another one from VectorGraphit.com that will help you create real-looking game controller in Illustrator.
Another poster design tutorial using Adobe Illustrator that is perfect for music shows or live events.
This Illustrator tutorial by Jonathan Lam will help you create modern fantasy card design.
Do you love to give vintage look to your designs? If yes, check out this Illustrator tutorial that will help you create illustrative retro look logo set.
Create spooky mummy text effect with the help of Illustrator tutorial shared by Vectips.com
Want to give glowing neon effect to text, check out this Illustrator tutorial from VectorCove.com
Spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk, this Illustrator tutorial will help you create colorful vector art using lines, patters and simple shapes.
By Yuila Sokolava, this Illustrator tutorial will help you create detailed spa stones and flowers easily.
Personally, I just love chalkboard menu outside restaurants. If you too love, then create such chalkboard menu artwork using VectorCove.com’s tutorial.
Create a baseball inspired text effect in Adobe Illustrator checking tutorial written by Diana Toma.
Another Halloween inspired Illustrator tutorial that will help you create spooky Halloween scene in Illustrator. Do not forget to check our other article showcasing best free Halloween flyer templates that you’ll surely love to use.
Create a funny and cute Halloween monster with the help of tutorial shared by Design.Tutsplus.com.
This tutorial will surely help you at the time of Halloween. It will help designers to create a dark gravestone illustration in Illustrator.
This tutorial by Eric Ven Den Boom will explain that how you add motion to any artwork in Illustrator.
Creating label design for designers is surely a daunting task and when it comes to create a hand-drawn, we are sure it will be more difficult. Keeping this in mind, MediaLoot.com came up with an Illustrator tutorial that will help you create hand drawn label design.
Another Illustrator poster design tutorial that will help you create dimension with gradients and later use in the abstract poster design.
Want to create realistic tomatoes, check out awesome tutorial published at Design.Tutsplus.com that will help you create rea looking tomatoes in a very detailed manner.
Use basic tools, Pathfinder Palettes, Duplicate shapes to create a computer mouse in Illustrator.
Another polygonal inspired Illustrator tutorial that will help you create vector mosaic in low-poly art.
Create cute glossy vector images using Illustrator tutorial that is posted on DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk.
We are sure that you have listen songs from music cassette in the past and to show love to this awesome product of the past, VectorDiary.com came up with the article that will help you learn creating love cassette tape in Illustrator.
By Mary Winkler, this Illustrator tutorial posted at Design.TutsPlus.com will help you draw hair and clothes for a cute doll in Illustrator using Bob Brush Tool, Blend Tool and other blending methods.
A perfect cat illustration that you can use in Tshirt or poster designs. Check the tutorial at Design.TutsPlus.com and written by Sharone Milne that teaches you to create a large face cat illustration from a stock image.
You will learn to create a chemistry tubes text effect using basic tools and methods in Illustrator as explained by Andrei Marius.
Spotted at DigitalsArtsOnline.co.uk, you can create this awesome type art using Illustrator and Photoshop.
Using Gradient Tool, Pucker and Bloat Effects, you can also create this stylish 60’s inspired portrait with neon glow in Illustrator.
Another tutorial at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk that is inspired from polygonal art and help you create low-poly art portraits.
Create a beautiful and cute skating girl with the help of Illustrator tutorial written by Nataliya using basic shapes and perfect for those who are beginners.
Another hot Illustrator tutorial that will help you learn creating simple, own, tote design that you’ll love to flaunt on bag designs.
Create this semi-realistic bookshelf using 3D modeling techniques in Illustrator with the help of tutorial shared by Vectips.com.
Adobe Illustrator is known for creating cute characters but not everyone can do it. That’s the reason, designer Sasha will help you learn how to create cute characters in Illustrator easily.
Create a aliened UFO illustration as explained by Anrei Marius in the Illustrator tutorial shared on Design.TutsPlus.com.
Learn creating simple and beautiful flowers using Gradient Mesh tool in Adobe Illustrator.
This tutorial uses MirrorMe tool and Illustrator to create below floral ornament.
A very highly detailed Illustrator tutorial posted on Design.Tutsplus.com that will help you create detailed snake pattern brush using basic shaped and blending.
I love biking and this tutorial is special for me as anyone can learn speedometer illustration using the tutorial explained by Andrei Marius.
Mercedes Crespo explains how you can create cartoon figures that has unique personality without much fuss.
This Illustrator tutorial will take help of few tools like Gradient Mesh, 3D tools, Textures, Color Management and more to create a cute baby dragon in snow globe.
Aren’t these 120 best Illustrator tutorials 2014 cool? Personally, I liked them all and would definitely want to try working on few cool ones. What’s your take on this? Do let us know.
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