100 amazing Adobe Illustrator tutorials

Create a semi-realistic lifebuoy graphic

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Start off with basic vector shapes to get a detailed effect

In this Illustrator tutorial, you start with a bunch of concentric circles and some basic vector shape-building techniques. Once you create the starting shapes you’ll continue with some Pathfinder options, several Warp and Gaussian Blur effects, plus some basic masking techniques.

Create a scanner illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you'll learn how to create a detailed scanner illustration. You’ll start with a bunch of simple shapes, some basic vector shape-building techniques and a host of effects.

Create a printer illustration

Here, you will learn how to create a detailed printer illustration using simple rectangle shapes. Some basic vector shape-building techniques will come in handy for this one.

Create a vibrant peacock

Use Illustrator's Appearance panel to draw this fabulous colourful peacock

In this tutorial you'll get to know one of the most useful Illustrator features – the Appearance panel – and draw a fabulous colourful peacock with the help of various effects. The Appearance panel helps you to add as many fills and strokes as you need, applying various effects and arranging them in the necessary order, all applied to one object.

Draw a city portrait

How to create a television icon

This easy step-by-step Illustrator tutorial by Ryan of Vectips shows you how to create a retro television icon with just some basic shapes and gradients.

Spark some creativity with these fireworks rockets

Here you'll learn how to create a neat icon of firework-rockets. 3D Effect is a convenient tool for creating this kind of illustration, but you have to be aware of the fact that 3D effects can mess up your illustration. This tutorial will show you how to avoid that.

Create sketched weather icons

Here you'll draw sketched weather icons on a paper note with a clip. First you'll illustrate a background with the Appearance panel, and then you'll create weather symbols and a paper note with a clip before finishing it off with some text.

Create a PlayStation controller

This Illustrator tutorial is less focused on drawing skills and more into the tools, so this shouldn't be that hard for beginners. You execute it using a mouse or even a track pad.

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