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If you’re trying to learn or just want to improve your vector design skills, and discover how to create vector graphics, then this article is just perfect for you. We’ve compiled a collection of tutorials that show you how to create illustrations, and vector graphics using Illustrator effects and a variety of professional workflows. I have rounded up a collection of 25 high quality Illustrator CS5 tutorials that you will definitely benefit from.

Create a Retro Triangular Pattern Design in Illustrator

Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create the popular retro style pattern design made up of lots of colourful squares and triangles.

Create a Fairy Castle Using Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will meet a new friend, the DrawScribe plugin, which is developed by Astute Graphics for a more convenient creative workflow in Adobe Illustrator.

Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster

This tutorial is inspired by Sheppard Fairey’s famous political poster series for the Obama campaign in the US. We’ll be showing you how to create this style of design.

 

Changing Hair and Makeup to Create a Retro Style in Vector Portraits

By making simple changes to hair and make up, you can alter a vector portrait to create a retro or vintage style. In today’s tutorial I show you how to recreate a 20s and 60s style on a vector portrait.

Create Cute Characters in Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create cute characters illustration. We will use basic tools and simple techniques..

How to Create a Snowman in Adobe Illustrator

For those who already have a nice weather and are not able to create a Snowman with the real snow, we will show you how to create it from scratch in Adobe Illustrator.

Create a Super Happy Octopus Character

In Illustrator it’s really easy to create fun characters with some simple shapes and the Pathfinder Panel. In the following tutorial I will explain how to create a Happy Octopus Character.

How to Create Vector Mascot Characters Using a Graphic Tablet

In this Quick Tip you will learn more about how to take an illustration client from concept to final artwork..

Creating a Tattered Parchment

In this all new Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we will be learning how to create a very popular illustration; old tattered parchment.

Design a mixed media portrait in Photoshop and Illustrator

By taking a different approach to your regular digital portraiture, it’s possible to produce some fascinating results. Over the following steps, we’ll compile a mixed-media portrait in Photoshop, utilising Illustrator for the generation of the artwork.

Create a Sparkly Female Portrait in Illustrator

In this step-by-step tutorial you will learn how to create a sparkly female portrait through playing with transparency and overlapping vector shapes and also learn to experiment with colors and just letting go of your creativity.

Create a Detailed Surveillance Camera Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed surveillance camera illustration.

How to Illustrate Crocus Flowers in the Snow

We love Roses and Daffodils, Daisies and Snowdrops, Water Lilies and Lilies of the Valley, and of course, Crocuses, which spring after the snowy and frosty winter. Learn how to create Crocuses in Illustrator.

How to Illustrate a Microscope in Illustrator

Throughout this tutorial on how to illustrate a vector microscope you’ll take advantage of numerous Illustrator tools. You will learn how to use blends, art brushes and 3D rendering in Adobe Illustrator.

Create a Designer Gift Bag Using Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a designer gift bag using basic shapes and various patterns, which are made available in Illustrator. You will also learn to add your own customized details to the design.

Create a Simple Clipboard Icon in Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple clipboard icon. Use a complete Illustrator CS5 workflow, vector shape building techniques, and vector effects to design this icon.

Create a Colorful Balls Text Effect in Illustrator & Photoshop

We’ll be going through some basic Illustrator & Photoshop methods to create this fun & colorful text effect.

How to create a Lion inspired vector logo design in Illustrator

Join me on this small endeavor, which is to create a memorable and brand-able, lion inspired, fully vectorized logo using Illustrator.

Create a Stylish Switch Button in Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a simple switch button in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll build the switch button using pixel perfect alignment, quality vector shape building techniques, and then color the work with Film Grain effect, Opacity Masks, and highlights.

Create a Modern Volume Bar with Adobe Illustrator 

It’s a pretty simple tutorial that will introduce you to the basic tools, effect and techniques used in Adobe Illustrator.

Create retro graphics in Illustrator

Using Illustrator, we’ll form some simple vector shapes with the Pen tool and then add textures for a retro aesthetic.

How to Create a Roulette Wheel in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will be learning how to create a nice vector illustration of the roulette wheel, creation process is actually very simple.

How to Create The American Flag in Illustrator

In this interesting tutorial we will be learning how to create an American flag in Adobe Illustrator. Basically, you can create any kind of flag using this technique.

Create a Gift Card Using Adobe Illustrator and Phantasm CS

This tutorial covers the issues concerning the creation and pre-press workflow of a vector file.

Create A Snazzy Retro Badge

This tutorial will help you create a vector retro badge or emblem..

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