30 amazing vector art tutorials

If you're working from home and fancy spreading your creative wings, or simply want to add a bit of vector art to your creative resume, you've come to the right place. A technique rather than a style, vector art is based on geometric shapes and created using vector image software such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. If you're a fan of vector art and want to start creating your own, these brilliant tutorials will help you on your way.

On this page, you'll find 10 tutorials that will help you master the basics of vector illustration, and show you how to master faces. For intermediate tips and tricks, head to page two, and for advanced techniques jump straight to page three.

Once you've motored through these, you may find our other collections of tutorials useful – there are Illustrator tutorials, Photoshop tutorials, and InDesign tutorials for you to discover.

01. Learn vector illustration in 10 steps

Vector art tutorials beginner

Follow this tutorial to get a solid understanding of the basic tools

Ben the Illustrator explains how to create vector illustrations using AI, explaining the key tools and offering expert tips.

02. Beginner's guide to vector drawing

In this Plural Sight tutorial, you'll learn essential workflows, terms, and techniques to help you get started with vector drawing

03. The Pen tool

To create vector art, you must first master the Pen tool. This comprehensive guide aims to introduce you to features, shortcuts, and methods for working with what is arguably Adobe's most essential tool. (And here's a bonus faster way to vectorise hand lettering with the Pen tool...)

04. Illustrator for beginners: 11 top tips

Vector art tutorials beginners

Master the tools you need in Adobe's vector illustration software with this quickfire guide

From using Bézier points and curves to strokes, fills and adding a more natural look to your vector artwork, here are some Illustrator secrets for those new to the application.

05. Add texture to your vector illustrations

Adding texture to your vector art is a great way to give it more dimension and perspective. In this easy-to-follow video, Illustrator expert Alexandra Cecilio explains how to get the most out of textures.

06. A faster way to create a vector eye

Bert Musketon shows how to quickly sketch an eye in Illustrator
(Image: © Bert Musketon)

In this short video walkthrough, illustrator Bert Musketon shows how to draw an eye in Illustrator. He covers the process from how to make the initial eye shape, to how to quickly draw eyelashes and eyebrows, using just some basic shapes and a few vector sketching tricks. The good news? You can apply the time-saving techniques covered here to speed up the creative process on any vector illustration…

07. Vector portraits for beginners

This free in-depth video course will help kickstart your journey into creating vector portraits from photographs.

08. Geometric, WPAP vector portrait

With the resurgence of the geometric trend, it's fair to say that WPAP may venture into more aspects of design. This tutorial will show you how to create a WPAP (Wedha's Pop Art Portrait) portrait in Illustrator, by the WPAP master himself!

09. How to create vector hair

Dealing with hair can be tricky. But this useful step-by-step tutorial breaks down exactly how to transform a person's hair into vector art from a photograph.

10. Create a self-portrait in a geometric style

In this tutorial, you're going to learn how to create an illustrated self-portrait in a geometric style. You'll be using a photograph of yourself as the base of the illustration, drawing a sketch from that, and then creating the final piece.