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120 Best Illustrator Tutorials of Year 2014

120 Best Illustrator Tutorials of Year 2014


We have been coming up with the huge compilations of what all we witnessed in the year gone by. Hope you liked our latest compilations of 180 Best Photoshop Tutorials of Year 2014, and 125 Best Free Fonts of Year 2014. It is actually one task that  for immense efforts, hard work and one needs to invest good amount of time. Hope our efforts are paying off!

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!

1. Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Create type filled with characters

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.

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2. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Create urban type

Inspired from London Olympics, this urban type poster masterpiece is created using Adobe Illustrator and published at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk.

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3. How To Create Geometric Low Poly Art The Easy Way

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.

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4. How to Create a Cute Coffee Maker

We spotted this Illustrator tutorial at InstantShift.com that helps you learn creating cute coffee maker using basic shapes, blending, masking and other techniques.

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5. Create a Hill Scene Using Gradients in Adobe Illustrator

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

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6. Create the Captain America Shield Icon in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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7. Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Summer Sunglasses

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.

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8. How to Create a Splash Screen Illustration

Create a beautiful splash screen Illustration with the help of Adobe Illustrator tutorial using vector elements published at DesignModo.com.

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9. Create a Fabulous Nail Polish Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial will help you create nail polish text effect and nail polish bottle using Illustrator software and published at Design.TutsPlus.com

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10. Creating Seamless Patters and Seamless Backgrounds in Illustrator

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.

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11. How to Create a Tasty Cupcake in Adobe Illustrator

This Illustrator tutorial will help designers learn creating cupcake using basic shapes and techniques that not only looks awesome but tasty too.

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12. Create a 3D, Fruit-Textured, Text Effect

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.

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13. Turn any Font Into a Sketch Font

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.

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14. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Create a low-poly portrait

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.

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15. Creating an Animated GIF in 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.

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16. Customize your Own Holiday Sales Tag

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.

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17. How to Create a Yoga Goddess Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Create a beautiful yoga goddess illustration with the help of Illustrator tutorial written by Asher Benson at Design.TutsPlus.com.

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18. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Create Symmetrical Vector Character Art

Create symmetrical vector character art using Illustrator and Photoshop with the help of tutorial you can check at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk.

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19. Create a Yawl in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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20. Create a Detailed Cheese Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Using basic shapes, creative bleding, 3D text effect, this tutorial will help designers to create cheese wedge illustration and cheesy text effects in minutes.

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21. How to Create a To-Do List App Icon in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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22. How to Make a Neon Calavera Girl Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial will focus on how to use Blob Brush Tool in Illustrator that helps drawing fine details in any design.

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23. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Combine Photos and Vectors into a 1980s Look

A perfect tutorial that blends photos and vectors to give 1980’s look to any poster design.

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24. Design a Flat Chicken Logotype in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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25. Create a Multicolored Splashed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Here’s another Illustrator text effect tutorial that is written by Diana Toma that help you to create multicolored splashed text effect.

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26. Experiment With Color in Adobe Illustrator to Create an Abstract Rose Illustration

By Masha Goubar, this tutorial helps designers create an abstract rose illustration using gradients and transparency tool.

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27. Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a 3D Creature in Illustrator

Using Map Art Tool, you will learn how to create a cute 3D creature in Illustrator.

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28. How to Create Autumn Leaves, Berries and Chestnut Icons in Adobe 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.

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29. Create a Clownfish in Illustrator Using Basic Shapes

Do you remember Finding Nemo movie? If yes, you will love to create this cute clownfish in Illustrator using basic shapes.

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30. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop Tutorial: Create an Amazing Abstract Artwork

Rob Shields writes this tutorial that will help you learn creating amazing abstract artwork using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

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31. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop Tutorial: Create Vector Animal Type

Another tutorial that used Illustrator and Photoshop tutorial to create vector animal illustration.

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32. Adobe Illustrator tutorial: How to make objects look 3D in Illustrator

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.

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33. Create a Coffee Mug Design in Adobe Illustrator

By Ivan Petrusevski, this Illustrator tutorial will help you create coffee mug design that you can later give to print and use while working.

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34. All the Rage: 3D Style Retro Text Effect Tutorial

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.

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35. Create a Gingerdead Man in Illustrator

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.

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36. Create Cupcake in Illustrator

Another tutorial that we fount at ZombieDream.co.uk that will help beginner learners to create a cupcake in Illustrator using the Pen tool.

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37. Create a Gentle Flat Oriental Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Another tutorial that will help you create seamless flat oriental pattern in Adobe Illustrator.

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38. How to Create an Easy Coffee Shop Facade in Adobe Illustrator

Create a coffee shop facade in a very easy detailed Illustrator tutorial from Design.Tutsplus.com.

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39. Illustrator Tutorial : Corn

Create a realistic corn in Adobe Illustrator using tutorial shared by VectorDiary.com.

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40. Sweet and Sassy: How to Create Your Own Lollipop Vector

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.

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41. Game of Thrones Inspired Line Art Logos in Illustrator

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.

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42. Wow Your Upscale Crowd with This Simple D-I-Y Ribbon Font Text Effect

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.

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43. Create a Retro Phone Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

We have showed many tutorials by Mary Winkler and here’s another one that helps you learn creating retro phone illustration.

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44. How to Create a Weather Icon in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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45. Create a Flowerpot from Scratch in Adobe Illustrator

Want to create flowerpot from scratch, check out this tutorial we spotted at VectorCove.com.

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46. How to Create Semi-Realistic Weighing Scales in Adobe Illustrator

Create a semi-realistic weighing scale machine using basic shapes and techniques as described in VectorCove.com tutorial.

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47. Create a Retro Footballer in Adobe Illustrator for the World Cup

Another retro inspired tutorial that will help you create retro footballer in Adobe Illustrator and show your love for football.

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48. How to Create a Surreal Poster Design in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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49. Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create Stylish Vector Portraits

Another cool Illustrator tutorial that we spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk that will help you create stylish vector portraits.

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50. Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Add depth to your Vector Art

Want to create depth to your vector design, check out this tutorial created at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk.

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51. How To Create Typography Illustrations the Easy Way

A step-by-step Illustrator tutorial explained by Chris Spooner to create typography illustrations.

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52. More Than a Box: Tips for Creating a Cardboard Vector Texture

Create a cardboard vector texture easily with the help of Illustrator tutorial shared by Vectips.com.

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53. How to Create the Batman Dark Knight Logo in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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54. Illustrator Tutorial: Orchid Plant

Create this detailed orchid plant using Illustrator tutorial shared by VectorDiary.com.

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55. Create a Simple Drum Icon in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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56. How To Create Geometric Stripy Line Art in Illustrator

A simple but detailed Illustrator tutorial by Chris Spooner that helps designers to create geometric stripy line art.

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57. How to Create a Long Shadow Effect with Stylism in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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58. How to Create a 3D Vector Button

Creating 3D vector buttons in adobe Illustrator is another useful task and this tutorial from Vectips.com will help you to do so easily.

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59. Create a semi-realistic Electric Extension Cord

VectorGraphit.com came up with this very useful Illustrator tutorial that will help you create semi-realistic electric extension cord.

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60. How to Create an Abstract Low-Poly Pattern in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

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.

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61. How to Create a Delicious Breakfast with Egg and Sausages in Adobe Illustrator

Create a breakfast plate showing eggs and sausages in Adobe Illustrator with the help of tutorial shared at VectorCove.com.

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62. Create the Enchanting Maleficent Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Another detailed Illustrator tutorial from Design.Tutsplus.com that will help you create portrait of enchanting maleficent in Illustrator.

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63. How To Create an Origami Style Logomark in Illustrator

Create a origami style logomark in Illustrator with the help of tutorial explained by Chris Spooner at Blog.SpoonGraphics.co.uk.

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64. Create a Chalkboard Effect with the New Pen Tool in Illustrator

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.

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65. Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Fresh Cooked Lobster on a Plate

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.

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66. How to Create a Seamless Vintage Nautical Life Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Use simple geometric shapes and create vintage nautical life pattern in Adobe Illustrator that you can use as a home wallpaper or website background.

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67. Create a Crayons Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Create crayon style illustration in Adobe Illustrator by checking Illustrator tutorial posted at Design.Tutsplus.com.

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68. How To Create a Web Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Spotted at DesignModo.com, this Illustrator tutorial will help you create a web icon.

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69. Create Yummy Donut Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Another text effect tutorial in the list and this time you will get to learn creating yummy donut text effect.

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70. Bright Light Bulb Vector: Lights On in Under an Hour

Posted on Vectips.com, this Illustrator tutorial will help designers to create light bulb vector. .

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71. Design a Crazy Retro Poster with Quirky Lettering in Adobe Illustrator

Another one from Yulia Sokolava that help designers to create a quirky typographic retro poster that looks crazy and colorful.

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72. Design a Minimalist Hair Salon Website in Adobe Illustrator

Designing a website layout in Illustrator is difficult task but the tutorial by Robert Sarudy makes it very easy.

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73. How to Create Summer Road Trip Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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74. Draw a Vector Pirate Cartoon Character in Illustrator

In this tutorial by VectorCove.com, you will get to learn drawing a pirate cartoon character in Illustrator.

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75. How to Create a Hand Drawn Fox Illustration in Adobe 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.

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76. Create a Seamless Autumnal Pattern in Illustrator

Create a seamless pattern that truly describes the spring with the help of Illustrator tutorial posted at ZombieDream.co.uk.

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77. Create a Puffin in Illustrator

Another one for ZombieDream.co.uk that will help you create a cute puffin in Illustrator.

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78. Create a Toothless Style Dragon in Illustrator

Toothless Dragon, sounds interesting? Check out this tutorial from ZombieDream.co.uk that will help you create dragon in Illustrator.

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79. Design a CD Cover in Low-Polygonal Grungy Style in Adobe 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.

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80. Create a Tasty Pretzel Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

By Diana Toma, this amazing Illustrator tutorial will help you in creating pretzel text effect.

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81. Create a Dragon Fruit Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

By VectorCove.com, this Illustrator tutorial will help you in create fruit inspired text effect.

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82. How to Make a Cute Pig Face Icon With Simple Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

Using Gradient Mesh tool in Illustrator, you will learn to create a cute pig face icon.

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83. Create a Candy Gumball Machine Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Create a colorful candy gumball machine with the help of Illustrator tutorial shared by Design.TutsPlus.com.

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84. How to Create a Realistic Game Controller in Adobe Illustrator

Another one from VectorGraphit.com that will help you create real-looking game controller in Illustrator.

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85. How to Design a Folky Gig Poster in Adobe Illustrator

Another poster design tutorial using Adobe Illustrator that is perfect for music shows or live events.

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86. Create a Modern Fantasy Card Design for Eminence: Xander’s Tales in Illustrator

This Illustrator tutorial by Jonathan Lam will help you create modern fantasy card design.

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87. How to Design a Weathered Illustrative Logo Set in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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88. Mummified! Mummy Text Vector for Halloween

Create spooky mummy text effect with the help of Illustrator tutorial shared by Vectips.com

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89. Creating a Glowing Neon Effect in Illustrator

Want to give glowing neon effect to text, check out this Illustrator tutorial from VectorCove.com

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90. Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Create a Super Bright and Colourful Vector Poster in Illustrator

Spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk, this Illustrator tutorial will help you create colorful vector art using lines, patters and simple shapes.

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91. Create Detailed Spa Stones and Flowers in Adobe Illustrator

By Yuila Sokolava, this Illustrator tutorial will help you create detailed spa stones and flowers easily.

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92. Create a Chalkboard Menu in Adobe Illustrator

Personally, I just love chalkboard menu outside restaurants. If you too love, then create such chalkboard menu artwork using VectorCove.com’s tutorial.

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93. Create a Baseball-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Create a baseball inspired text effect in Adobe Illustrator checking tutorial written by Diana Toma.

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94. Create a Mysterious Halloween Scene in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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95. Create a Funny Trick-or-Treat Halloween Monster in Adobe Illustrator

Create a funny and cute Halloween monster with the help of tutorial shared by Design.Tutsplus.com.

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96. How to Create a Dark Gravestone Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial will surely help you at the time of Halloween. It will help designers to create a dark gravestone illustration in Illustrator.

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97. Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Add Motion to an Artwork

This tutorial by Eric Ven Den Boom will explain that how you add motion to any artwork in Illustrator.

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98. How to Create a Hand Drawn Label Design

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.

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99. Create Dimension With Gradients in This Abstract Poster Design

Another Illustrator poster design tutorial that will help you create dimension with gradients and later use in the abstract poster design.

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100. Illustrator Tutorial: Creating Realistic Tomatoes

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.

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101. How to Create a Computer Mouse in Adobe Illustrator

Use basic tools, Pathfinder Palettes, Duplicate shapes to create a computer mouse in Illustrator.

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102. How to Create a Polygonal Vector Mosaic That Will Wow Any Crowd

Another polygonal inspired Illustrator tutorial that will help you create vector mosaic in low-poly art.

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103. Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create Lush, Glossy Vector Images

Create cute glossy vector images using Illustrator tutorial that is posted on DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk.

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104. Illustrator Tutorial: Love Cassette Tape

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.

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105. How to Draw Hair and Clothes for a Virtual Dress-Up Doll 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.

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106. Create a Large Face, Cat Illustration from Stock in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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107. Create a Chemistry Tubes Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

You will learn to create a chemistry tubes text effect using basic tools and methods in Illustrator as explained by Andrei Marius.

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108. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop Tutorial: Get Started with Type Art

Spotted at DigitalsArtsOnline.co.uk, you can create this awesome type art using Illustrator and Photoshop.

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109. How to Create a Neon, Stylized, 60′s Inspired Portrait in Illustrator

Using Gradient Tool, Pucker and Bloat Effects, you can also create this stylish 60’s inspired portrait with neon glow in Illustrator.

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110. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Create Low-poly Art Portraits

Another tutorial at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk that is inspired from polygonal art and help you create low-poly art portraits.

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111. Create a Skating Girl With Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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112. Create a Simple, Owl, Tote Design in Illustrator for Hot Foil Printing

Another hot Illustrator tutorial that will help you learn creating simple, own, tote design that you’ll love to flaunt on bag designs.

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113. How to Draw a Bookshelf Illustration Using 3D Modeling Techniques

Create this semi-realistic bookshelf using 3D modeling techniques in Illustrator with the help of tutorial shared by Vectips.com.

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114. Adobe Illustrator : The secrets of Cute Character Art Revealed

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.

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115. Create a Detailed, UFO Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Create a aliened UFO illustration as explained by Anrei Marius in the Illustrator tutorial shared on Design.TutsPlus.com.

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116. Create Simple Flowers With Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

Learn creating simple and beautiful flowers using Gradient Mesh tool in Adobe Illustrator.

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117. Create a Floral Ornament with MirrorMe and Illustrator

This tutorial uses MirrorMe tool and Illustrator to create below floral ornament.

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118. Create a Detailed Snake Pattern Brush in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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119. Create a Simple Speedometer Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

I love biking and this tutorial is special for me as anyone can learn speedometer illustration using the tutorial explained by Andrei Marius.

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120. Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create Cartoon Figures with Ease

Mercedes Crespo explains how you can create cartoon figures that has unique personality without much fuss.

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121. How to Vector a Baby Dragon in Snow Globe

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.

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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.

Best Illustrator Tutorials of November 2014

Best Illustrator Tutorials of November 2014


Its not always about knowing the thing that you can get the assurance that you will be able to work on it and get the expected results. Sometimes, in the middle of some work, one might find herself/himself stuck as to which way to move further. Here comes into play the helping hands that one lends through any mean. Talk about designing, there are many ways, each designer is contributing. Its either by coming up with useful resource, freebies, tutorials and much more.

Coming to the topic of the day, Adobe Illustrator tutorials for long have been doing their bit as in helping people understand how to go about using a particular tool, feature to get the desired results. The tutorials that designers are coming up with quite often these days are helping in giving directions like following the stepwise procedure can lead to help other designers get the expected results.

As scheduled, we are here with the compilation of best Adobe Illustrator tutorials for the month of November 2014. Take a look at them and make your pick as to which one would you like to try your hands on!

Best Illustrator Tutorials of October 2014

Best Illustrator Tutorials of September 2014

Best Illustrator Tutorials of August 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of July 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of June 2014

1. How to Make a Neon Calavera Girl Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial by Mary Winkler will help you creating cute Calavera girl vector portrait using various techniques and basic shapes. This tutorial will also help you learn using Blob Brush Tool to draw fine details in your design.

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2. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Combine Photos and Vectors into a 1980s Look

Perfect for those who want to create flyers or poster designs, this tutorial will help you combine photos and vectors and give old era feel to the design.

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3. Design a Flat Chicken Logotype in Adobe Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial will help you learn creating flat chicken logotype using simple shapes and custom brushes. This tutorial is from Yulia Sokolava and if you are looking for more tutorials that will help you learn logo designing, don’t forget to check best Illustrator logo design tutorials on our blog.

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4. Create a Multicolored Splashed Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Diana Toma at Design.TutsPlus.com has shared a very useful Illustrator tutorial that will help designers to create multicolored splashed text and that too very easily.

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5. Experiment With Color in Adobe Illustrator to Create an Abstract Rose Illustration

In this tutorial, Masha Goubar will help designers to understand how to use colors, gradients and transparency while drawing using Adobe Illustrator.

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6. Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a 3D Creature in Illustrator

In this Illustrator tutorial, you will get to learn how to model and texture a 3D creature using Map Art Tool. Spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk, this tutorial is shared by Derek Lea and perfect for advance learners.

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7. How to Create Autumn Leaves, Berries and Chestnut Icons in Adobe Illustrator

Icons plays an important role in any design : be it mobile app or website or print design. That’s the reason, you will find many tutorials on Internet helping you learn creating icons in Adobe Illustrator. Here’s another one from Nataliya Dolotko that will help you learn creating autumn leaves, berries and chestnut icons in Illustrator that you can use in your designs later.

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8. Create a Clownfish in Illustrator Using Basic Shapes

As title suggests, this Illustrator tutorial will help you create a cute clownfish using basic shapes and perfect for beginners who want to learn cartoon illustration quickly.

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9. Create a T-Shirt Design for a Fantasy Association in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

We love designing Tshirts in Adobe Illustrator and if you are the one having same hobby, this tutorial is for you. In this tutorial, Monika Zagrobelna created Tshirt design for a non-profit project and decided to share the whole process with the readers. Isn’t that great?

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10. Embossed Vector Text Style: Up Your Class in Minutes

In this tutorial, you will learn giving embossed effect to any text within minutes. Spotted at Vectips.com, this useful Illustrator tutorial is perfect for beginners learning the software.

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11. Easy Bokeh Vector Effects in 15 minutes or Less

Learn creating bokeh vector effects in Illustrator using gradients, symbols and transparency panels with the help of below tutorial that we spotted at Vectips.com.

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We hope, you liked the compilation and would love to add to our upcoming lists of best Adobe Illustrator tutorials. Incase, you have come up with any such useful tutorials, share it with us, we will add the same in our future lists. Stay tuned for more cool design and development related stuff at TheNeoDesign.

Best Illustrator Tutorials of October 2014

Best Illustrator Tutorials of October 2014


Adobe Illustrator tutorials have been the part and parcel of our blog. You all know that we have been jotting down best useful tutorials to help you all with the easy handling of Adobe Illustrators. With the hope that our monthly compilations are proving to be of help to let you master the skills of designing and coming up with cute illustrators.

If you are the one who checks ‘TheNeoDesign‘ daily, you certainly know that this is not the time when we come up with our monthly compilations as the month of October is not yet over.  Let me help you come out of bewilderment. Actually, Halloween is just around the crowd and we have today prepared the compilation that comprises of not one instead few best Halloween inspired Illustrator tutorials to leave the viewers stunned.

Best Illustrator Tutorials of September 2014

Best Illustrator Tutorials of August 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of July 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of June 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of April 2014

Best Illustrator Tutorials of October 2014

1. Create a Mysterious Halloween Scene in Adobe Illustrator

Below illustration surely looks scary and if you want to create something like this, you should check out Halloween Illustrator tutorial shared by Design.Tutsplus.com that will make you learn creating a mysterious halloween scene that you can use in poster, flyers or templates.

If you are looking for more Halloween inspired stuff, check out our article showcasing best free Halloween flyer templates that you’ll surely love to use.

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2. Halloween Pumpkin Vector Stickers in 30 Mins

Halloween is over but it’s never late to learn something, check out how to create Halloween pumpkin vector sticker in Adobe Illustrator shared by Vectips.com.

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3. Keep Away from this Halloween Lantern Vector Tutorial! Or Don’t

Another best Halloween Illustrator tutorial from Vectips.com that will help you to create beautiful Halloween Lantern in minutes.

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4. Create a Funny Trick-or-Treat Halloween Monster in Adobe Illustrator

Who says Halloween illustration is only scary, check out funny and cute Halloween Monster that you can create with the help of tutorial we spotted at Design.TutsPlus.com.

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5. How to Create a Pet Cemetery Illustration for Halloween

We always love MediaLoot.com tutorials and this time they came with Halloween inspirted Illustrator tutorial that will help help you create a pet cemetery illustration.

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6. How to Create a Halloween Illustration With a White Kitten in Adobe Illustrator

Check out another free Halloween Illustrator tutorial from Design.Tutsplus.com that will help you create Halloween illustration with a white kitten that looks cute not scary.

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7. How to Create a Dark Gravestone Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

One another Halloween inspired Illustrator tutorial that changed the way we look at graveyards or gravestone. Mostly, gravestone looks scary but this one is quite beautiful and cute.

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8. Create a Devil Horns Toy Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Spotted at VectorCove.com, check out this cute Halloween Illustrator tutorial that will help you create devil horns toy illustration in few minutes.

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9. Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Add Motion to an Artwork

By Eric Van Den Boom, this amazing Illustrator tutorial will help you learn adding motion to any artwork or photograph using lines and patters,

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10. How to Create a Hand Drawn Label Design

Love hand drawn artworks, then we are sure you’ll love this useful Illustrator tutorial that is available on Medialoot.com. This tutorial will help you create a hand drawn label design that can easily be used in bottle packaging.

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11. Create a Cactuar Style Character in Illustrator

Spotted at ZombieDream.co.uk, this is an excellent Illustrator tutorial that will help you create cactuar style character with minimal steps and easy to learn process.

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12. Create Dimension With Gradients in This Abstract Poster Design

Want to create abstract poster design in Adobe Illustrator, check out the tutorial that will you create one using gradients.

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13. Illustrator Tutorial: Creating Realistic Tomatoes

Create real looking tomatoes in Illustrator that looks real but you can’t use in making yummy dishes. Spotted at Design.TutsPlus.com, this one is a useful Illustrator tutorial that you learn in minutes.

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14. How to Create a Computer Mouse in Adobe Illustrator

Create a computer mouse in Adobe Illustrator using simple basic tools, the pathfinder palettes, duplicate shapes and other techniques that will help creating real looking mouse.

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15. Illustrator Tutorial – How to Create a Vector Bokeh Background

Bokeh art is very popular and many times used in creating posters or flyer templates, if you want to create personal vector bokeh background, check out the Illustrator tutorial we spotted at Transfuchsian.com

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So, its for you all to tell us wasn’t this the right time to come up with the article showcasing best Halloween Illustrator tutorials? Have we been successful in our endeavour to come up with the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials especially the ones that focus on the much awaited holiday named Halloween? Have your say by leaving your valuable comments below.

Best Illustrator Tutorials of September 2014

Best Illustrator Tutorials of September 2014


Adobe Illustrator, we all know is the industry leading software that is used for creating vectorized graphics. There are lot many designers who are trying to learn about drawing techniques, use effects and patterns, text effects and tools that help in  creating vector graphics that are visually appealing. Besides, there are other designers who are already working with Adobe Illustrator and wish to take designing to the new level.

What better way to do so than with the help of tutorials that are prepared by professional designers who have already worked on the vector graphics. We have been listing down some of the really useful Adobe Illustrator tutorials on the monthly basis for you all to try your hands on and get the desired results. With the hope that you have been liking our compilations, we have come up with yet another list of best Illustrator tutorials of the month of September,2014.

Incase, you wish to check out our previous lists of best Adobe Illustrator tutorials, here they are :

Best Illustrator Tutorials of August 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of July 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of June 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of April 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of May 2014

Best Illustrator Tutorials of September 2014

1. How to Make a Cute Pig Face Icon With Simple Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

Mary Winker published this detailed Illustrator tutorial that will help you create very cute pig face icon using gradient mesh tool.

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2. Create a Candy Gumball Machine Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

We are sure that back in your childhood days, you’ve loved candy gumball. If yes, you’ll love to check out this tutorial that will help you create candy gumball machine in Adobe Illustrator and revive your happiest days once again.

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3. How to Create a Realistic Game Controller in Adobe Illustrator

Ok, so we have learned how to create our childhood favorite candy gumball machine in the above tutorial. Now, its time to create game controller in Adobe Illustrator with the help of good Illustrator tutorial published at VectorGraphit.com

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4. How to Design a Folky Gig Poster in Adobe Illustrator

Want to create a poster for music festival or folk music show, this cool Adobe Illustrator tutorial will help you create gig poster with the help of Wacom Tablet and software.

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5. Create a Modern Fantasy Card Design for Eminence: Xander’s Tales in Illustrator

Another one for Design.Tutsplus.com, this Illustrator tutorial is published by Jonathan Lam that will help create a fantasy card design.

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6. How to Design a Weathered Illustrative Logo Set in Adobe Illustrator

Love vintage logos and elements, try out this Illustrator tutorial that will help you create logo sets that has vintage feel.

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7. Mummified! Mummy Text Vector for Halloween

Spotted at VecTips.com, this is a cool Illustrator text tutorial that will help you to give mummy-type effect to your text.

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8. Creating a Glowing Neon Effect in Illustrator

We love text effect tutorial in Adobe Illustrator and try to include as many as we can in monthly roundup, here’s another one that we spotted at Vectorcove.com that will help you give glowing neon effect to any text you want.

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9. Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Create a Super Bright and Colourful Vector Poster in Illustrator

Check out how to create colorful seamless vector poster art in Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial is published on DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk and created by Ben the Illustrator.

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10. Create Detailed Spa Stones and Flowers in Adobe Illustrator

A detailed Illustrator tutorial from Yulia Sokolava that will help you learn creating beautiful spa stones and flowers with use of various Illustrator techniques.

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11. Create a Chalkboard Menu in Adobe Illustrator

Go out and check restaurant menu that you find outside or get some inspiration while learning to create one with the help of Adobe Illustrator tutorial published by Vectorcove.com.

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12. Create a Baseball-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Here’s another text tutorial from Diana Toma that we are sure loved by those who are sports person by heart.

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13. Create a Lemonade Stand in Adobe Illustrator

Here’s one from Vectorcove.com that will help designers to learn creating lemonade stand in Illustrator.

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14. Illustrator Tutorial – How to Make a Vector Light Drawing Text Effect

Give luminous effect to your text with the help of this amazing Illustrator tutorial published on Transfuchsian.com.

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15. The Classics: Gingham Pattern Vector

Another one from VecTips.com that will help you learn creating gingham pattern in Adobe Illustrator.

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Wish to add to the tutorials or contribute by sharing the one(s) you have prepared recently? Then what’s the wait for, leave your comment below to let us know.  Also, we would love to read your suggestions!

Best Illustrator Tutorials of August 2014

Best Illustrator Tutorials of August 2014


Illustrator is one thing that I am sure each one of you out there loves for the fact that the resultant is simply superb, fun and visually stunning. We, here at TheNeoDesign too love the Adobe Illustrator and for this reason we come up with the list of best Illustrator tutorials each month. Obviously, the main goal is to help designers get the best desired results without any fuss.

The tutorials prepared by creative designers around the globe lend a helping hand as the information is provided in stepwise procedure to make it easily understandable. We ensure to pin down the compilations that we have published previously on our blog for your reference along with the current compilation. Check out this month’s list of best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials that are simply wow!

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of July 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of June 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of April 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of May 2014

Best Illustrator Tutorials of August 2014

1. Design a Crazy Retro Poster with Quirky Lettering in Adobe Illustrator

One of the best Illustrator tutorial we have found in month of August, this tutorial by Yulia Sokolava will help you learn design a amazing and stylish retro poster with Quirky lettering.

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2. Design a Minimalist Hair Salon Website in Adobe Illustrator

Looking to create a Hair Salon Website, check out Illustrator tutorial by Robert Sarudy that will help you learn create minimalist website template.

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3. How to Create Summer Road Trip Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Road trips are very popular and I love it personally. Check out summer road trip illustration published on Design.TutsPlus.com by Nataliya Dolotko.

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4. Draw a Vector Pirate Cartoon Character in Illustrator

Create a vector pirate cartoon character with the help of tutorial published at VectorCove.com

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5. How to Create a Hand Drawn Fox Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Create a adorable hand-drawn fox illustration in Adobe Illustrator with the help of tutorial published by MediaLoot.com.

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6. Create a Seamless Autumnal Pattern in Illustrator

We have found ZombieDream.co.uk 2-3 months back and loved the Illustrator tutorials published by them. This tutorial will help you create a seamless autumnal pattern in Illustrator.

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7. Create a Puffin in Illustrator

Another cute Illustrator tutorial by ZombieDream.co.uk that will help you learn creating a cute puffin in Illustrator.

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8. Create a Toothless Style Dragon in Illustrator

Who says Dragons are not cute? Spotted at ZombieDream.co.uk, this Illustrator tutorial will help you create a cute toothless style dragon.

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9. Create Sticker-like Music Icons in Adobe Illustrator

Customized icons are getting popular these days, if you are looking to create music icons for your website or client’s website, follow this best Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create sticker like music icons published by Design.TutsPlus.com.

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10. Create a Fur Texture, Family Badger Scene in Adobe Illustrator

Create a cute Family Badger Scene in Abobe Illustrator by using sketch from the previous tutorial.

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11. Design a CD Cover in Low-Polygonal Grungy Style in Adobe Illustrator

You can Low polygonal art everywhere : logos, website, posters, etc. and it does wonders when it mixes with grungy style. Check out another tutorial from TutsPlus.com by Yulia Sokolova that will help you design a CD cover in Adobe Illustrator.

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12. Create a Tasty Pretzel Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Text effects are super cool and we have choose this one to feature on this article. Created by Diana Toma, this cool Illustrator tutorial will help you learn creating a Pretzel text effect in Illustrator.

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13. Create a Dragon Fruit Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Check out below text effect that is created with the help of tutorial published at Vectorcove.com.

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14. Your Own Download Meter Vector in Under 20 Steps

Looking to create your own download meter for a website or mobile app, check this tutorial at Vectips.com that will help you create an awesome download metere in just 20 steps.

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15. Insta-Art: Wow Your Friends with this Mosaic Vector Effect

Mosaic Vector Effect looks cool and if you believe that, check out another tutorial at Vectips.com that will help you apply Moscaic effect to any photograph.

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Which one of the above listed best Illustrator tutorials persuaded you to try your hand on? Have any such tutorial that you found worth sharing? What’s the wait for; leave a comment below and let us know.

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of July 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of July 2014


Adobe Illustrators are fun to work on as the resultants make you feel glad about having tried your hand on. The end result that you get are cool, creative and visually stunning. There are lot many creative minds out there who love working on Adobe Illustrator but at times get stuck as in how to make optimum use of a particular feature and much more. Here is when useful Adobe Illustrator tutorials that lend a helping hand in quite a sophisticated manner.

Each month we come up with some useful resources like tools, apps, plugins, inspirational stuff and tutorials like best Photoshop tutorials and best Illustrator tutorials (Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of June 2014Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of April 2014Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of May 2014).

Wondering which all are the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials we have in store for you all? Wait no more, simply scroll down and take a glimpse of the same.

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of July 2014

1. How to Create a Delicious Breakfast with Egg and Sausages in Adobe Illustrator

Published by VectorCove.com, this useful Adobe Illustrator tutorial will help you to create breakfast with eggs and sausages using several techniques.

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2. Create the Enchanting Maleficent Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Design TutsPlus.com always came up with best Adobe Illustrator tutorials, this one is no different that will help you to create beautiful portrait of maleficent using blur effect and soft tones.

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3. How To Create an Origami Style Logomark in Illustrator

I always love Illustrator tutorials shared by Chris Spooner and this one is magnificent too. This tutorial will help you to create origami style logomark in Illustrator.

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4. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop Tutorial: Blend Different Illustration Styles

Spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk, this Adobe Illustrator tutorial will help you create mix art by blending different illustration styles.

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5. Create a Chalkboard Effect with the New Pen Tool in Illustrator

Another useful Adobe Illustrator tutorial published by Design Tutsplus.com that will help you to work with new pen tool in Illustrator and create a chalkboard effect.

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6. Create a Dandelion in Adobe Illustrator Using Two Custom Brushes

Spotted at TutsPlus.com, this tutorial will help you to first create two custom brushed that will help you to draw dandelion silhouette.

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7. Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Fresh Cooked Lobster on a Plate

This Adobe Tutorial is for those who loves sea food like me. Spotted at VectorDiary.com, this detailed tutorial will help you to create fresh cooked lobster served on a plate.

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8. Tutorial: How to Design a Kawaii Squid in Illustrator

Spotted at MediaLoot.com, this tutorial will help you to design Kawaii Squid in Adobe Illustrator.

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9. How to Create a Seamless Vintage Nautical Life Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create seamless marine life wallpaper in a detailed manner using simple geometric shapes and various techniques.

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10. Create a Crayons Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In our childhood, crayons was one thing that we loved in our education system and we still love it. Here is a cute Illustrator tutorial that will help you to create crayons illustration.

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11. How To Create a Web Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Love creating icons? Check out this Illustrator tutorial we find at Designmodo.com that will help you to create a web icon.

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12. Sweet Strawberry Text Effect! Perfect Summer Font

Looking to create custom typography that will suit the weather, here is one great Adobe Illustrator tutorial published by Vectips.com that will help you to create strawberry text effect.

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13. Create Yummy Donut Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

We have already created strawberry text effect and now it is time to create donut text effect with the help of tutorial published by VectorCove.com.

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14. Create a Detailed Concrete Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Here’s one solid Illustrator text effect tutorial spotted at VectorCove.com that will help you to create detailed concrete text effect in Adobe Illustrator.

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15. Bright Light Bulb Vector: Lights On in Under an Hour

Create bulb vector using simple shapes and other new techniques in Adobe Illustrator.

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16. Bubble Lamp Vectors and Easy Glass Effects

Spotted at Vectips.com, this Adobe Illustrator will help you to create bubble lamp vector by applying a semi-realistic glass texture effect.

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17. Happy Hour: Celebrate With Your Own Martini Glass Vector

Another great tutorial from Vectips.com that will help you to create martini glass vector with the help of geometric shapes and help you learn different lighting methods.

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Aren’t these cool Illustrator tutorials of July 2014 persuading enough to convince you to run your creative mind and try them out? Well, do let us know what you think of these by leaving a comment below.

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of June 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of June 2014


Jotting down best Adobe Illustrator tutorials is one thing I like very much and when the scheduled time comes to make the article in which useful Illustrator Tutorials of the preceding month are comprised, it makes me all the more exciting. In the previous months that is of April and May 2014, we came up with the best Adobe Tutorials (Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of April 2014Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of May 2014). The list comprised of some superb visually stunning cool Adobe Illustrator tutorials which were actually worth mentioning.

This month’s list includes not too many but the worthy and best Adobe Illustrator tutorials which you all are surely going to love checking out and would definitely want to try your hands on. Take a look at them and don’t forget to drop in your comments stating did these meet your expectations and do you find them worth sharing with your friends.

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of June 2014

1. Create a Retro Footballer in Adobe Illustrator for the World Cup

Fifa World Cup 2014 is in the full bloom and if you are looking to create something to show your love for the football game, this awesome Illustrator tutorials spotted at TutsPlus.com will help you to create retro footballer.

If you follow football religiously, don’t forget to check out our other articles showcasing Official ESPN Fifa World Cup 2014 Official Team Poster Designs, Minimalist Fifa World Cup 2014 Poster Series, Flat Design Shields of Fifa World Cup 2014 Teams.

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2. How to Create a Surreal Poster Design in Adobe Illustrator

Another cool Adobe Illustrator tutorial spotted at TutsPlus.com that help you to create surreal poster design with the help of some basic shapes.

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3. Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create Stylish Vector Portraits

It is always a pleasure to share tutorials we find at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk due to the quality. This time, you can learn to create various stylish vector portraits with the help of Adobe Illustrator.

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4. Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Add depth to your Vector Art

Sometimes, artworks created in Adobe Illustrator looks flat and subtle. If you want to add some depth to your Vector art, this Adobe Illustrator tutorial spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk will help you.

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5. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop Tutorial: Design Damask Patterns for Wallpaper and Homewares

Another useful tutorial from DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk that help you to create damask patters for desktop wallpapers or even home wallpapers.

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6. How To Create Typography Illustrations the Easy Way

Creating typography illustrations is not an easy task but Chris Spooner explained a step-by-step Illustrator tutorial that will help designers to create typography illustrations digital way.

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7. More Than a Box: Tips for Creating a Cardboard Vector Texture

This Illustrator tutorial will help you to create Cardboard Vector Texture with the help of Wrinkle tool and graphics texture that has been spotted on Vectips.com

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8. How to Create the Batman Dark Knight Logo in Adobe Illustrator

Spotted at Tutsplus.com, this cool Illustrator tutorial for those who are looking to create logos in Illustrator. This tutorial will help you to create Batman Dark Knight logo in Illustrator.

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9. Illustrator Tutorial: Orchid Plant

VectorDiary.com published this useful tutorial that will help you to create beautiful orchid plant in a post with the help of Adobe Illustrator.

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10. Create a Geisha Girl in Illustrator

After creating beautiful orchid plant, its time to create cute Geisha girl in Adobe Illustrator with the help of tutorial shared by Vectorcove.com

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11. Create a Cute Vector Monster in Illustrator

ZombieDream.co.uk shared this Illustrator tutorial that will help you to create cute vector monster.

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12. Create a Simple Drum Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Other than creating logos and vector elements, designers use Illustrator to create beautiful icons. This tutorial spotted at Vectorcove.com will help you to create simple drum icon in Adobe Illustrator.

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13. How To Create Geometric Stripy Line Art in Illustrator

Creating abstract art with the help of basic shapes is very much easy in Adobe Illustrator, this useful Illustrator tutorial will help you create geometric strip lines that you can use in various poster designs or other graphics.

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14. How to Create a Long Shadow Effect with Stylism in Adobe Illustrator

Enough of creating artworks and graphic elements in Adobe Illustrator, this tutorial from Vectorboom.com will help you to add long shadow effect with stylism to any object.

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15. How to Create a 3D Vector Button

We are sure that you liked the below realistic 3D vector buttons created in Adobe Illustrator. You can make such 3D vector buttons with the help of best Adobe Illustrator tutorial published by Vectips.com

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16. Create a semi-realistic Electric Extension Cord

Another useful Illustrator tutorial that we spotted at VectorGraphit.com, this tutorial will help you to create semi-realistic extension cord.

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17. How to Create an Abstract Low-Poly Pattern in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Low-poly patterns or geometric patters are getting popular in graphic design, website design, logos and everything else. If you too want to use geometric patters in your own designs, check this useful Illustrator tutorial that will help you to create low-poly pattern and use it later.

We have also comprised a huge list of 130+ free polygon backgrounds that you can use for web design projects or other graphic design projects.

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18. How to Create a Vector Texture Set

If low-poly geometric pattern is not your thing, you can check out this tutorial that will help you to create below texture set that you can use later in various designs.

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19. Get Gilded with this Gold Ribbon Banner Vector Tutorial

Vectips.com comes up with best Illustrator tutorials every month and this time you will learn to create various gold color banner vectors that you can use in various websites and graphic designs.

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I am left with no words as I believe each of the above listed best Adobe Illustrator tutorials does the real justice and speaks for itself persuading the viewers to try their hands on to create the best ones for themselves. Correct me if I am wrong.

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of May 2014

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of May 2014


Adobe over the years has brought many changes in the life of the people all over. With its various softwares like Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and many more, it has reached new heights in terms of popularity and user base.

This is not the first time we are talking about the Adobe. Recently, we came up with the list of The Best Adobe Creative Cloud Alternatives and last month if you remember we published an article in which we pinned down Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of April 2014.

As we all know, Adobe Illustrator is one of the key software of Adobe that helps in designing and coming up with superb visually appealing designs that stand apart from the crowd. But then, its not as simple to work with Adobe Illustrator and what you need is expert advice or help to follow the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials available on the Internet and get the desired results.

It is here, when tutorials by professional designers come into play as these ensure to help you out in simple and easy to follow steps. Here, is the list of this month’s best Adobe Illustrator tutorials that you all would love checking out and try your hands out.

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of May 2014

1. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop Tutorial: Create an Amazing Abstract Artwork

Spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk, Rob Shields use both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create an amazing Abstract artwork that feels balanced.

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2. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop Tutorial: Create Vector Animal Type

Using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, this tutorial will help you to learn creating Vector animal type that we spotted at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk, one of the best sites if you are looking for best Adobe Illustrator tutorials.

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3. Adobe Illustrator tutorial: How to make objects look 3D in Illustrator

If you love above two Illustrator tutorials by DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk, we are sure you’ll love this too. In this tutorial, you will learn how to extrude and shade basic shapes to make objects look 3D in Illustrator.

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4. Create a Coffee Mug Design in Adobe Illustrator

We are sure that you’ll love your mugs in which you enjoy your favorite drinks everyday while working. If yes, why not create very own designed coffee mug? This best Adobe Illustrator tutorial that we spotted at Tutsplus.com will help you create your own designed coffee mug in Adobe Illustrator.

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5. All the Rage: 3D Style Retro Text Effect Tutorial

Learning text effects tutorials are always a fun, this fun Adobe Illustrator tutorials from Vectips.com will help you to create 3D style Retro text effect. Who says that Retro is no more, it is everywhere!

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6. Create a Gingerdead Man in Illustrator

We must admit that finding best Adobe Illustrator tutorials from last one year or so, we never came across the site named ZombieDream.co.uk but they have some great tutorials and design resources. Coming to this tutorial, this will help you learn creating Gingerdead man in Adobe Illustrator.

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7. Create Cupcake in Illustrator

Another useful Adobe Illustrator tutorial by ZombieDream.co.uk that will help you learn creating delicious cupcakes using basic shapes and the pen tool.

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8. How to Create a Smeared Ketchup Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Don’t get confused by the title, this tutorial use both Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create below Ketchup Text Effect. In the end of the tutorial, it will help you to learn how to to smear or smudge the Ketchup effect.

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9. Create a Gentle Flat Oriental Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is the best designing tool when it comes to create a seamless pattern. This tutorial will also help you learn creating beautiful oriental pattern in Adobe Illustrator.

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10. How to Create an Easy Coffee Shop Facade in Adobe Illustrator

Loved the above text effect created in Adobe Illustrator, this tutorial from Tutsplus.com will help you create an easy coffee shop facade using Adobe Illustrator Rectangle tool mainly.

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11. Illustrator Tutorial : Corn

VectorDiary.com always comes up with easy tutorial that will help you create various illustration using basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator. This time, you will learn creating beautiful corn illustration with the help of cool Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

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12. Sweet and Sassy: How to Create Your Own Lollipop Vector

Another great Adobe Illustrator tutorial published at Vectips.com that will help you learn create two delicious candy vectors using basic tools and Brush strokes panel in Adobe Illustrator.

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13. Game of Thrones Inspired Line Art Logos in Illustrator

Spotted at Spoongraphics.co.uk, Chris Spooner will explain how to create your on geometric line art inspired by Game of Thrones using Adobe Illustrator.

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14. Wow Your Upscale Crowd with This Simple D-I-Y Ribbon Font Text Effect

This is one of the best Adobe Illustrator tutorial that will help you to learn turning any simple font into folded ribbons to create an awesome ribbon font text effect that you can use for upscale designs.

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15. Create a Retro Phone Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

We already told you that retro is not going anywhere and this Adobe Illustrator tutorial published by Mary Winkler at TutsPlus.com will help you learn creating retro phone illustration very easily.

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16. How to Create a Weather Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Creating icons in Adobe Illustrator is a fun task and if you love it too, check out one great Adobe Illustrat0r tutorial spotted at VectorBoom.com that will help you learn creating weather icon using gradient fills, blending modes and Gaussian blur effect.

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17. Create a Flowerpot from Scratch in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial that we spotted at VectorCove.com will help you learn draw an flowerpart from scratch using several techniques in Adobe Illustrator.

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18. How to Create Semi-Realistic Weighing Scales in Adobe Illustrator

Another useful Adobe Illustrator tutorial published by VectorCove.com that will help you learn creating semi-realistic weighing scales using various basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator.

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19. How to Create an Abstract Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Create an abstract portrait of a girl in Adobe Illustrator with the help of tutorial published at VectorBoom.com.

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20. Create your Own Realistic Leather Texture

Designers always need texture for various purposed but how cool if you can create your own. This tutorial published at Vectips.com will help you to create your own realistic leather texture that you can use in your future projects.

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With this we come to an end. Now you tell me, aren’t these best Illustrator tutorials worth trying out? Personally, I would love to try my hands on How to make objects look 3D in Illustrator. Which one(s)  would you like to try out? Let us know by dropping in your comments below.

The Best Adobe Creative Cloud Alternatives

The Best Adobe Creative Cloud Alternatives


While writing about anything related to Adobe Creative Cloud like Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom and likewise, I used to wonder if designers have only one choice available? What if someday, there is a problem with it? Will everything come to halt? The curiosity to get the answer to these questions persuaded me to look for alternatives, substitutes or options of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Indeed, there is no replacement of this great tool that every designer is well acquainted with but then there are many more that are not much known. However, it is always a wise idea to know if its substitutes are available; if yes, what are those.

While looking for the best Adobe Creative Cloud Alternatives an idea of sharing them with you all stuck to my mind and here I am with the compilation of the same. Check them out!

The Best Adobe Creative Cloud Alternatives

1. Sketch ($49.99)

Sketch is a professional digital design for Mac. It gives you the power, flexibility and speed, is lightweight and easy-to-use package. Worth trying out.

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2. Pixelmator 2.1 ($14.99)

Pixelmator 2.1 is a cool Creative Cloud alternative that is built exclusively for OS X Pixelomator. It is Superbly designed,easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editing app worth trying out.

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3. Flow ($4.99)

Flow is beautiful, fast, and reliable FTP + SFTP client that comes with URL copying, droplets, a built-in editor, and QuickLook.

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4. Inkscape ($Donation)

Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The best part is its free and open source. However, donations are welcome.

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5. Prototypes ($39.99)

Prototypes is the tool that lets users share and test their iPhone App mockups and turn still mockup images from Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks into a tappable prototype to run on iPhone and iPod Touch. 

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6. Acorn 4 ($49.99)

Acorn is a Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9 picture and image editing tool that helps users to create websites and much more easily. It has fluid interface, speed, curves, layer filters and much more.

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7. Free HTML Editor (Free)

This as the name itself says is a free HTML editor that is an app for those who have Windows. Its a slimmed down version of the popular CoffeeCup Editor that features Code Cleaner for best results. It’s a WYISWG editor that makes the development process easy.

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8. CoffeeCup Web Editor ($69)

This is the updates version of Free HTML Editor that is made available for Mac users. Designing teh whole wenste goes easy with CoffeeCUp Web Editor. You just got to shell out $69 to avail the service. 

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9. Stencyl (Starting from $79 per year)

Stencyl is a game creating software that comes with superb, intuitive tool to make the entire process fun and speedy. Its one great alternative to Adobe Flash and superb way to use HTML5 that helps create games and applications with interactive design.

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10. Gimp ($ Donations)

GIMP is a cool image manipulation program that lets user paint program, quality photo retouching program, online batch processing, mass production image rendering, an image format converting, image composition and image authoring without any hassle. Open up the main link to learn more about it and make optimum use of it.

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11. Cyberduck ($Donation)

This is an open-source FTP client that lets users enjoy the ease of use.  With easier interface it becomes the wise choice of Mac and Window users.

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I have pinned down 12 best Adobe Creative Cloud alternatives to help you narrow down your search. However, if you have been using different ones other than the above listed alternatives, do share your experience with us. Also, let us know what you think of these above listed best Adobe Creative Cloud Alternatives.