50 amazing vector art tutorials

These brilliant tutorials will help you to create your own incredible vector art.

If you 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's 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 14 tutorials that will help you master the basics of vector illustration, and show you how to master faces. For tutorials on character design, environments and landscapes head to page two, and for special effects 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.

Getting started

01. Learn vector illustration in 10 steps

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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.

04. Drawing vector graphics

This video tutorial is a really useful resource for explaining exactly how to create vector art in Illustrator.

05. Illustrator for beginners: 11 top tips

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

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

06. Creating simple, organic shapes

Learn how to create simple, organic vector shapes in Illustrator with this easy-to-follow tutorial from graphic and web designer Veerle Pieters.

07. 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.

08. Create a simple line graph

This tutorial by Andrei Marius takes you through steps you'll need to make a simple line graph, from setting up a simple grid through to creating the line guides using only the Appearance panel and adding some simple pieces of text and subtle shading.

Creating faces

09. Creating a vector eye

This helpful video tutorial shows the process of creating a vector eye, as well as skin shading, from a photograph.

10. Vector portraits for beginners

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

11. Create a line-based vector portrait

In another one of our favourite vector art tutorials, Ruslan Khasanov shows you how to manipulate vector line work and gradients to bring an unusual sense of movement to your work.

12. 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!

13. 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.

14. 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.

Page 02: Character design; landscape and environment
Page 03: Special effects