40 New Illustrator Tutorials From 2017

If you are a fan of Illustrator this will make you excited. We bring you most viewed tutorials on the web and the latest ones before you. This roundup where you look at fresh new illustrator tutorials with each you can learn fresh new techniques for creating different range of designs and effects. These Illustrator tutorials are for everyone whether you are a veteran Illustrator user or a beginner. With these tutorials you can improve your skills as well as learn new techniques from the experts.

I hope you like these tutorials very much and bookmark them for future reference. Hope you enjoy this roundup and I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments section.

1. How to make objects look 3D in Illustrator:

make objects look 3D in Illustrator

In this tutorial Thomas Burden explains you how easy it is to draw 3D objects in Adobe Illustrator by extruding and shading basic shapes.

2. 5 Quick Tips for Creating Dimensional Card Vector Mockups – Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

Quick Tips for Creating Dimensional Card Vector Mockups

Creating a dimensional card vector mockups and digital paper cut-outs is easy. Here are 5 tips to improve your vector game. Difficulty is intermediate and it should not take you more than 15 minutes of time.

3. Create Vintage Cocktail Icons in Adobe Illustrator CC:

Create Vintage Cocktail Icons

Using basic shapes and fun grainy texture you can create vintage styled cocktail icons.

4. Create a Pool-Themed Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator:

Create a Pool-Themed Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Tutsplus has got this tutorial for you. Difficulty of this tutorial is intermediate.

5. How to export multiple SVG graphics in Illustrator quickly:

How to export multiple SVG graphics in Illustrator quickly

This tutorial is in the form of screencast, making it lot easier to follow the quick tip. This is a huge time saver if you are using export feature in Illustrator.

6.  How to Create Realistic Vector Leaves in Illustrator:

How to Create Realistic Vector Leaves in Illustrator

This tutorial is for beginners to intermediate users. Topics that are covered include Gradient tool and the appearance panel. Time should take less than 45 minutes.

7. Create a highlighter text effect vector in Adobe Illustrator:

Create a highlighter text effect vector in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial is for beginner to intermediate users. Topics covered are Basic Tools and effects, transform and warp techniques, patterns and pattern brushes. Estimated time completion time one hour.

8. How to create a cute dinosaur character in Adobe Illustrator

How to create a cute dinosaur character in Adobe Illustrator

Creating a cute dinosaur character in Illustrator is very simple you don’t even need a good drawing skills and it is always fun.

9. How to create vector floral typography in Adobe Illustrator

How to create vector floral typography in Adobe Illustrator

Learning and following this inspirational tutorial to create an elegant floral typography in Illustrator is fun. Such designs with floral typography are very popular nowadays as the field of use is really wide. They can used as stickers, prints on mugs, postcards and more.

10. How to create a light bulb text effect in Adobe Illustrator

How to create a light bulb text effect in Adobe Illustrator

Tutsplus has this tutorial and there you can follow full step by step explanation.

11. Create a fancy cartoon building in Adobe Photoshop

Create a fancy cartoon building in Adobe Photoshop

Learn how to make a cartoon-style building, using basic geometric shapes and various tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator, making our illustration look playful and fancy.

12. Neon light vector text effect

Neon light vector text effect

In this tutorial you will use custom brushes and appearance panel in order to turn any text into bright, neon light text.

13. Create a semi-realistic Macbook pro Illustration

Create a semi-realistic Macbook pro Illustration

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic MacBook Pro illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

14. How to create a set of spirit day icons in Adobe Illustrator

How to create a set of spirit day icons in Adobe Illustrator

Tutsplus has this tutorial for you to follow.

15. How to create a colorful 3D text effect in Adobe Illustrator

How to create a colorful 3D text effect in Adobe Illustrator

For starters, you will learn how to create a simple background and how to add some text. Taking full advantage of the Appearance panel and using a bunch of fills and effects, you will learn how to create your fully editable text effect. Finally, you’ll learn how to easily save and use graphic styles.

16. How to create a hanging monkey illustration in Adobe Illustrator

How to create a hanging monkey illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Do you know the difference between monkeys and apes? Monkeys have tails, but apes don’t. Did you know that yawning is a sign of aggression in monkeys? So when you spot a yawning monkey, don’t expect it to fall asleep—it might just pounce on you. Or better yet—take a banana with you so you can offer it to the monkey instead of yourself!

17. How to design a Krishna Janmashtami post card in Adobe Illustrator

How to design a Krishna Janmashtami post card in Adobe Illustrator

August is a very special month in the Hindu calendar. People are celebrating the annual festival dedicated to the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. This holiday is called Krishna Janmashtami.

You’ll be depicting young stylized Lord Krishna in a trendy flat style, using basic geometric shapes and modifying them with the help of Live Corners, the Pathfinder panel, and other handy tools of Adobe Illustrator.

18. How to create a Game Boy Illustration using Adobe Illustrator

How to create a Game Boy Illustration using Adobe Illustrator

This is probably going to be one of my favorite tutorials yet, since not only do I get to recreate this awesome device, but I also get the chance to share the process with you and show you how easy it is to build it. We’ll be using basic shapes such as rectangles, rounded rectangles and circles to gradually create our little illustration.

19. How to create an ice cream cone in Adobe Illustrator

How to create an ice cream cone in Adobe Illustrator

We’ll start with the shape of the cone and the waffle pattern and after that, we’ll draw the layers of ice cream in three flavors: chocolate, mango and berries. Sounds delicious?

20. How to create a cherry pie text effect in Adobe Illustrator

How to create a cherry pie text effect in Adobe Illustrator

Love a good cherry pie? I do! So let’s have fun and turn it into a cherry pie text effect.

21. How to create a sunny bee Illustration in 10 easy steps

How to create a sunny bee Illustration in 10 easy steps

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a fancy thin-lined bee illustration. We’ll learn using simple geometric shapes, applying strokes and modifying our objects with the help of the Live Corners feature and the Direct Selection Tool. Then we’ll finish up by adding a simple sunny background with combs.

22. How to create a flat style vector map in Adobe Illustrator

How to create a flat style vector map in Adobe Illustrator

There’s some fantastic examples of flat style map designs out there on the web that depict a city or country with ultra simplified illustrations with basic shapes and flat colours. I really fancied giving the style a try myself, so I thought ‘why not make a tutorial to share my process with others.

23. How to create a DJ Themed icon pack in Adobe Illustrator

How to create a DJ Themed icon pack in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial we’re going to get our groove on by creating a small DJ icon set, which I thought would be a nice change of pace from the themes that we’ve covered lately.

24. How to create a water gun in Adobe Illustrator

How to create a water gun in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed water gun illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

25. How to create a wood block print text vector

How to create a wood block print text vector

Let’s go old school with recreating a time honored printing technique in Adobe Illustrator. With a modified photo texture, we’ll quickly edit any text to look like a wood block print text vector design, ready for whatever your digital needs may be!

26. Illustrator tutorial – create an ice cream cart

Illustrator tutorial – create an ice cream cart

In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a detailed illustration of an ice cream cart using Adobe Illustrator. One of the things that you will learn is how to create the main shape using several tools with the basic vector shape building techniques, some masking techniques as well as other simple effects. Also, applying different shadows and highlight effects will be learned so that our cart will look more glossy and three-dimensional.

27. How to create a decorative drop cap in Adobe Illustrator

How to create a decorative drop cap in Adobe Illustrator

A fun personal project designers and illustrators often take part in is ’36 Days of Type’, or equivalent challenges like ‘Daily Drop Cap’ where artists express their style on a new letter or number every day. Initials have received decorative treatment throughout history, with examples dating as far back as early biblical texts.

28. How to design a vintage book cover

How to design a vintage book cover

Vintage-style covers are big news in publishing right now, and clothbound covers are enjoying a well-deserved resurgence. Here you’ll learn how to recreate the look with woodcut-style illustrations and calligraphy type.

29. Create Halloween set with Pumpkins in Adobe Illustrator

Create Halloween set with Pumpkins in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial will focus on the Pen tool, Pathfinder palette, Gradient tool and some basic effects. First, you will learn how to draw a pumpkin. You will continue with the pumpkin faces: the laugh, the angry and the surprised faces.

30. Adobe Illustrator tutorial – create a brand new style of vector portrait

Adobe Illustrator tutorial – create a brand new style of vector portrait

Use Adobe Illustrator – and a bit of Photoshop – to develop a new look when creating vector portraits from photos, using this simple step-by-step process.

31. How to draw a pack of six sport icons in illustrator

How to draw a pack of six sport icons in illustrator

Each icon is made up of two main parts, the court and the ball. During the process we will see how easy it is to use some basic shapes, the Align and the Pathfinder palette, Offset Path, Blend along with some other useful functions of Adobe Illustrator to create some great looking icons.

32. 3D text effect in Illustrator

3D text effect in Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a vibrant, 3D text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create your own, pixel-perfect letter shapes using basic tools and effects along with the Live Corners feature.

33. How to create a flat profession avatars in Adobe Illustrator

How to create a flat profession avatars in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll be making a set of flat-style portraits, depicting people of different professions and occupations. Such images can be used as avatars for social networks or as design elements for your website, depicting various categories. Or you can even draw yourself, using such flat-style portraits for your business card.

34. Create a tooth paste text effect in Adobe Illustrator

Create a tooth paste text effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a neat toothpaste text effect in Adobe Illustrator using a pattern brush. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to build pixel perfect vector shapes using basic tools and the Pathfinder panel.

35. Create a vector type with an animal theme

Create a vector type with an animal theme

Marcus Reed details how he creates letters with an animal theme in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

36. How to create delicious toast icons in Adobe Illustrator

How to create delicious toast icons in Adobe Illustrator

Tutsplus will teach you how to create a delicious toast icons. Love toast? Then why not create it in vector form? Here you have three delicious options: butter on toast, egg on toast and chocolate, and banana on toast.

37. How to create a greyscale monochrome vector portrait in Adobe Illustrator

How to create a greyscale monochrome vector portrait in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a monochrome portrait from a photograph. Today’s subject is the inspiring Aydian Dowling, who has given us permission to use one of his photos for this tutorial.

38. How to create a Chalkboard in Adobe Illustrator

How to create a Chalkboard in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a Chalkboard in Adobe Illustrator. We will use the basic tools, some vector shape building techniques along with some gradients and effects to achieve the final. The tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects.

39. Illustrator Special Effects: Cloud and Grass Background

Illustrator Special Effects Cloud and Grass Background

After studying this cloud and grass tutorial, you will learn many useful and necessary techniques that will help you to create an eye-appealing wallpaper quickly and effectively.

40. How to Create a cute spring Rabbit in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a cute spring Rabbit in Adobe Illustrator

Believe it or not, spring is almost upon us! In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an adorable rabbit delivering a bouquet of tulips just using basic shapes. You’ll also learn to recolor the flowers in one easy step. Once you finish, you will have a lovely spring illustration on your art board.