Following on from yesterdays post on free vector downloads, I have decided to round up the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials and resources to help you to get to grips with this great piece of software.
iTunes Icon – Create a vector iTunes icon in Illustrator
Abstract Background – Create a wavy background image tutorial, includes source file.
Chinese Bamboo – Tutorial for bamboo with leaves.
Christmas Tree - Great xmas tree tutorial with source file for download.
Swooshes and Swirls – Technique to make decorative elements
Swirly Curls – Veerle’s blog shows how she creates those great looking swirls
Ribbon – Create a ribbon in Illustrator
Glass Bar – How to create a glossy glass bar in illustrator
Live Trace – How to use illustrators live trace facility
Organic Desktop – Create an abstract vector desktop image
Anatomy of a Vector Illustration – Beginners guide to using vectors in illustrator
Animating Illustrator blends – From creative bits using illustrator and image ready
Duplicate with rotate tool – The rotate tool is one of the most important in illustrator, it allows you to create great patterns
3D Pill – Create a realistic 3D Pill in illustrator
Halloween Pumpkin – Vector pumpkin in illustrator with sourcefile to download
Glass Orb – Make a glossy orb in Illustrator
Mosaic – Create customise mosaics in Illustrator
Grunge Text – Create vector grunge text in illustrator
Cute Turtle – Make this turtle in illustrator
Scanner Darkly – Create an effect similar to the rotoscoping in the filem ‘Scanner Darkly’
DIY Vintage T-Shirts – Computer Arts shows you how to combine Illustrator and Photoshop to make your own T-Shirt Designs
Illustrated Anatomy – Freelance medical illustrator Mike de la Flor guides you step-by-step through the essential concepts of medical illustration.
Hot Air Baloon – Draw a hot air baloon in illustrator
Stamp – Make your own vector stamp
Illustrator CS2 – Create the flower from the illustrator logo
Various Illustrator Tutorials – By Kevin Hulsey
Glass Button – Create a glossy button in illustrator
iPod Earphones – Create some vector earphones
Help Icon – Create this recognisable help icon in vector format
Stars – Make custom stars with the star tool
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