36 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials on Vector Design

by Jake Rocheleau

on March 18, 2014

in Inspiration

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Working in Adobe software has become the norm for most creative professionals. Photoshop is a huge program and compliments nicely with the entire Creative Suite. But Photoshop is primarily used for bitmap graphics, while Adobe Illustrator handles vector design in a similar fashion. It seems complicated but if you have the time to learn Illustrator it is well worth the effort.

Thus I’ve put together a handful of tutorials focused around vector artwork. These online guides and tutorials will help any designer understand how to structure vectors using Illustrator. There are a number of tools and techniques that can only be learned through practice and repetition. Take a peek over the list and see if anything catches your attention.

“Almost Flat” Modern Icons

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Illustrator Crash Course

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Illustrator Pen Tool

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Create Seamless Patterns

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RSS Icon Vector

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Cute Mushroom Vector

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Pixel-perfect Vector Icon

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Inner Shadow

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Mesh Tool Basics

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Weather Line Icons

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Creating Simple Icons

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Painted Vector Effect

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Vintage Camping Lantern

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Vector Teddy Bears

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Design Modern Infographics

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Graphic Style Palette

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Illustrator’s Paintbrush Tool

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Clipping Paths and Opacity Masks

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Vector Drop Shadow

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Creating a Metal Chair

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Simple Power Button

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Create a Sleek Ribbon

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Creating Halftone Effects

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Making Abstract Backgrounds

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Store Front Icon

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Create an Adobe Illustrator Brush

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Thermometer lllustration

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SVG Icons for Browsers

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Create an Envelope Icon

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Illustrator CS6 Self Portrait

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Skull Vector

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Google Chrome Icon

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Create a Mac Icon

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Stylish Pencil Icon

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3D Twitter Icon

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Cartoon Ghost Character

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About Jake Rocheleau

Jake is a digital researcher and writer on many popular design magazines. He frequently writes on topics including web design, user experience, mobile apps, and project management. You can find him all throughout Google and tweeting @jakerocheleau. Connect with Jake on google+