Ready to create infinitely scalable designs? Here are the top Adobe Illustrator tutorials to get you started.
Capture your creative vision across desktop and mobile devices with Adobe Illustrator, and find guidance that’s tailored to beginners in Tuts+, which is a learning hub full of free tutorials.
Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor and design program that uses shapes, color, and typography to bring design projects to life. This digital drawing tool lets artists and graphic designers create editable vector graphics that stay sharp even when scaled to different sizes. It can produce some really eye-catching results, but don’t worry if you are just getting started, we have a range of tutorials to ensure Adobe Illustrator is easy to access.
From taking your first few steps in Illustrator to mastering a few tips, tricks, and techniques, you’ll find plenty of support thanks to our Tuts+ tutorials.
Adobe Illustrator offers a great way of creating logos, icons, infographics, and photo-realistic artwork for print, websites, apps, videos, and animations.
Apart from being a super-sophisticated drawing tool, Adobe Illustrator uses vector-based graphics that are made up of objects and paths, which enables you to scale and manipulate your designs without losing quality.
When you’re done, Illustrator’s integration with other Adobe apps means you can take your artwork into video and animation apps, too.
Never used Illustrator before? This comprehensive beginner’s course is for you. Master the basics and start creating effects, patterns, and more as host Dan Scott demonstrates a range of techniques.
Confused by the Crystalize Tool? Want to learn about the Lasso Tool hotkey? Now’s your chance thanks to these rapid-fire tips and tricks. As we round up 26 essential Adobe Illustrator tutorials, tools, hacks, and settings, a whole alphabet of technical terms – from Actions to Zig Zag – will start to make sense.
Add volume to objects, create light and shadow effects, and introduce reflective elements into your artwork. This step-by-step guide to gradually blending two or more colors is a great introduction to gradients.
For hyper-realistic designs, refer to this easy-to-follow tutorial to learn three different techniques to apply a texture in Adobe Illustrator.
Hydrate your artwork or branding project with a watercolor background – this short and sweet explainer video takes you through the process and the tools you’ll need, from blend modes to brushes.
It’s one of Adobe Illustrator’s most essential tools, which is why this comprehensive guide puts the Pen on a platform and shares a range of methods for using it effectively to create paths.
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