Illustrator is a very powerful tool when you know how to work with it, and the next couple of tutorials will help you have a better understanding of what it can be done, and will serve as a source of inspiration for you future works. Enjoy and prosper.
Design A Print-Ready Promotional Ad Using Photoshop and Illustrator
For anyone in the print industry, we’ll share methods and resources that you’ll hopefully find helpful. For others, this article will shed light on what it’s like to work for a design firm. You’ll gain in-depth insight not only into the methods of professional print designers but also into the marketing implications of their work.
Create a Metal Grille using the Transform Effect
Ok, now this tutorial is one of my favorites, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you definitely should check it out, it has a video and it goes step by step.
I will use this very soon in one of my projects. Love this one.
Illustrator’s Transform effect makes it quick and easy to create a pattern from any object.
Add some careful highlighting and gradients, and you’ve got a metallic industrial background.
Illustrate an Elegant Bottle of Wine in a Gift Box
Make use of the 3D tools in Illustrator and learn to create this fantastic looking bottle of wine in a gift box. In this tutorial you will learn how to create your own gift box of wine using the Rectangle Tool, Pen, 3D Revolve and Gradients.
Deliciously Realistic Grapes using Simple Techniques
In this tutorial you will learn how to illustrate a bunch of grapes using basic Adobe Illustrator tools. You will learn how to render multiple light sources and how to model a complex object using simple shapes and techniques.
Realistic, Vector Building Illustration
This tutorial is for premium users, but regular users can see it also. You won’t be able to use the resources they provide in downloadable files, but you can still extract some precious gems out of it. This is a massive tutorial that documents the creation of a realistic vector, building illustration, which is based on a photo reference. There are numerous techniques covered, each section is very well detailed with documentation on each step and process used to create this artwork. Doing a large project like this will build your vector skills immensely. If you love working with illustrator, this is a must learn in your learning curve.
Realistic Egg – Vector Premium Tutorial
This is another premium tutorial, but it’s so crazy awesome that it just can’t be avoided. This takes illustration to a whole new level.
You’ll use Illustrator tools, such as: the Opacity Mask, Envelope Distort, Texturizer, and Gradient Mesh. Find out how simple the techniques are to achieve this excellent result. Learn how to master lighting, perspective, reflection and surface texture to bring realism to your work.
Hope you enjoyed this round-up of tutorials, and hope you will find them useful. More coming soon.
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