30 Best Illustrator Tutorials of 2009

Adobe Illustrator is a great designing and vector software for drawing. With the introduction of each newer versions, it keeps getting more and more powerful and indispensable graphic design tool. This also means that you have to keep learning something new everyday to enhance your skills and add efficiency to your workflow.

We have featured some of best tutorials during the year 2008 and again we are very excited to bring to you a compilation of Best Illustrator Tutorials during the Year 2009! Below you will find 30 handpicked best and excellent Adobe Illustrator tutorials published on web during the Year 2009.

1. How to create a Television Icon

This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to create a a retro television icon just with some basic shapes and gradients.

2. How to Create a Golden, Vector Compass in Illustrator

This tutorial will take you through the steps and techniques of creating a golden compass.

3. Mastering masking in Illustrator

A tutorial that shows you the range of brilliant features hidden within Adobe Illustrator’s masking tools.

4. How to Create a Web Site Mascot

This tutorial gives an overview of how to develope a character from the initial brief through to the final site mascot and then to go on to create several poses for different parts of the site.

5. Illustrator Tutorial: How to Make an Icy Cocktail

This tutorial will explain how to draw a refreshing cocktail drink in illustrator.

6. Illustrator type technique using shapes

Illustrator type technique using shapes on how to create a logo.

7. Draw a Cute Purse Using Simple Shapes

In this tutorial, you will learn to create a very simple, clean handbag icon.

8. How to create a paisley seamless vector pattern

This tutorial takes you trough the process of making a vector paisley seamless pattern using Adobe Illustrator.

9. Create a Happy Sun Character in Illustrator

Learn to create a fun sun character tutorial. This intermediate tutorial is great for logos, children illustrations, and other projects relating to climate change.

10. The Hidden Power of the Average Command: Creating Swirly Type

In this tutorial you will explore the “Average” command in Adobe Illustrator, and learn how to use it in rather unusual way. In this case, you’ll create abstract swirls using relatively simple methods and apply it to type.

11. 3D Vector Maze/Labyrinth Using Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial shows you how to create this 3D labyrinth.

12. Illustrator Tutorial: How to Draw a Vector Kiwi

This tutorial teach you how to make a vector kiwi in illustrator using effects like Texturizer, Pointillize, Grain and Film grain.

13. Create incredible 3D type-based infographic art

Learn how to use Illustrator to create 3D technical-style illustrated lettering for artwork and infographics.

14. Create An Awesome Space Rocket in Illustrator

Draw a shiny, awesome-looking space rocket in Adobe Illustrator using advanced techniques such as gradient meshes, pattern brushes and opacity masks.

15. Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator CS4

This intermediate Illustrator tutorial will show you how to create a vector character mascot from a sketch in Adobe Illustrator CS4. The techniques in this tutorial can easily be applied to other illustrations, icons, and design elements; as well as legacy versions of Illustrator.

16. Ten Illustrator power moves you MUST know

Ten Illustrator power moves to speed your workflow.

17. Rapid-Fire Illustration Tutorial

A rapid-fire Illustration Technique which shares with you is a little illustration short-cut.

18. How to Create Funky 3D Springs in Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create 3D springs in Illustrator. It uses 3D Revolve Tool and some manual effort to obtain this quality vector result.

19. Create a balanced T-shirt graphic

In an era of tough T-shirt design competition, this tutorial shows you how to make sure your threads are quality.

20. Mastering Illustrator Effects

Read this tutorial to learn how to save time by using Illustrator Effects and work more efficient.

21. Rad Pattern in Illustrator that Makes you Dizzy

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a rad pattern in Illustrator that will definitely make you dizzy. It uses basic tools such as Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool and the Blend Tool.

22. How to create a funny insurance agent

This tutorial will teach you how to draw a funny insurance agent using just basic shapes and pen tool.

23. Logo Design Process and Walkthrough for Vivid Ways

Design process and a walkthrough of how a final logo is created in Adobe Illustrator.

24. Design amazing mosaic effects

This tutorial shows how to create a cool look using Illustrator’s Symbols and Global Colors.

25. 20 More Useful Adobe Illustrator Menu Tips

Useful tips on Illustrator’s menu commands.

26. Create cool character art

Learn how to create charmingly appealing character art in Illustrator (and a bit of Photoshop) with this guide.

27. Create a Cute Furry Vector Monster in Illustrator

Follow these steps in Adobe Illustrator to create your very own super cute fuzzy monster character.

28. How to Create a Vector Illustration and Prepare it for Micro-Stock Sale

This tutorial details a professional workflow for creating vector illustrations and prepping the artwork for micro-stock websites.

29. Create a Realistic Candy Bar in Illustrator

A step by step tutorial required to create a realistic candy bar using Illustrator.

30. Elegant gradient ribbon in Illustrator

Learn how to create a elegant gradient ribbon illustrations in Illustrator.

13 thoughts on “30 Best Illustrator Tutorials of 2009”

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  3. Thanks so so so much for all these resources. I’d imagine I’ll know my way around illustrator in no time at all (?). The basics are easy, it’s the trickier things (which always look great) that are difficult to master (or worse, work out) and sites like this make the student’s life so much easier. Thanks again.

  4. I was seeking for my site Mascot. And I find here “How to Create a Web Site Mascot” Thanks a lot.

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