60 amazing Adobe Illustrator tutorials

45. Warp, pose, and sculpt your artwork easily

This advanced tutorial teaches you how to make smooth adjustments to parts of your vector drawings. The technique involves placing pins using the Puppet Warp tool, and then manipulating specific areas of your artwork accordingly.

46. Merge basic shapes into editable objects

Shapes are the building blocks of an illustration, and Illustrator CC’s Shaper tool enables you to draw, edit, and merge them using intuitive gestures, as this video tutorial explains.

47. Bring harmonious colours to a vector artwork

Bring a sense of positivity to your art with a restrained choice of shapes and colours

Illustrator Andrew Groves aims to recreate the feeling of discovering the unexpected, by using as few shapes and colours as possible. In this tutorial, he walks you through how to do the same in your own artwork, using Illustrator CC.

48. Quickly join and trim paths

Learning to join paths is a great way to clean up your line work in Illustrator CC. This tutorial explains how to trim excess line segments from intersecting paths and close gaps between two open paths.

49. Create pixel-perfect designs

Attention to detail can make or break a design

This tutorial walks you through three options for ensuring precision control over your designs as you draw them in Illustrator CC. You’ll learn how to create paths that automatically align to the pixel grid as you draw them; align art to the pixel; and customise the pixel-snapping feature.

50. Create a pearl brush from gradient meshes

Learning to create your own brushes is a great way to take your vector illustrations to the next level. This tutorial walks you through the creation of a brush that you can use to create an impressive pearl necklace.

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