45+ Incredible Vector Tutorials for Graphic Designers

Vector graphics playing major role in design work, specially in Print Media where we can draw characters, shapes and other illustrations.
Vector applications can be used to create things such as logos, characters, and icons. There are many great vector tutorials on the web and it was really hard to choose but hopefully you’ll like this collection which contains 45+ incredible vector tutorials for graphic designers, where you can get amazing tips and best trainings, Let’s have a look, your comments will be appreciated.

How To Draw A Realistic Pencil and Break It Apart

In this Photoshop tutorial, we will draw realistic pencils and break them apart and rearrange them into word look like an beautiful typography using colorful art. The pencil is created in separate file and imported as a smart object to maintain its quality

Quick Tip: Automatically Create and Print Documents with Changeable Text Fields using CorelDraw X3

While working on a specific designs there is often a need to print out the same design numerous times with different content. Here are some tips to help you cope with this problem.

How to Illustrate a Luminous Vector Sunset

In this tutorial you will learn how to create Vector Sunset, using the RGB color model. Using Art and Scatter Brushes, Gaussian Blur, Gradient Mesh and the Transparency palette, you will create a vector image with depth and luminance.

How to Make an Attractive Vector Butterfly

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a vector butterfly using the blending mode from transparency box and the gradient mesh. The techniques shown in this tutorial will help you make shades on objects and liquid transition of colors. Believe me it is very easy.

Quick Tip: Using Gradients to Create a Vector Bug

In this Vector Quick Tip, you will use various Gradient effects, the Envelope Distort tool and Transparency settings to create a stylized bug illustration.

Vector effects

Last week I had posted an article about Photoshop Masters, it was really good to see their works and how they used the tool to achieve those amazing effects. I really like the style of some guys there, particularly Adhemas Baptista, Eduardo Recife and Nik Ainley.

Create a Detailed Vector Emblem Badge in Illustrator

Use a range of vector shapes in Adobe Illustrator to create a detailed black and white emblem badge. We’ll use a mix of basic tools to align the various shapes together, then add some cool detail using the more advanced Pathfinder and Blend tools.

Create a Stylized GPS Icon

Location based software and peripherals are very popular these days. So, In this beginner/intermediate Illustrator tutorial, I will show you how to create a stylized GPS icon using simple shapes and gradients. Using these basic techniques, you can easily create other icons, logos, and illustrations.

How to Create a Shiny, Vector Laptop

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a laptop in Illustrator using basic tools like the Rectangle Tool, Ellipse Tool, Pen Tool and others. We’ll construct the overall shape, keyboard, laptop monitor, and more.

How to Create an Abstract Vector Design in Illustrator

A great looking abstract design can be created from the simplest of shapes. Let’s take a look at compiling various geometric shapes and objects to form a dynamic composition in Illustrator, then polishing it all up with some transparency effects to create a trendy vector illustration.

Create a Candy Inspired Vector Snowboard Design

Learn how to put together a sweet candy inspired design in Illustrator by cutting, splitting and joining vector paths to produce an intricate weave of shapes. We’ll then add some finishing touches with subtle shading and a cool striped overlay to add depth to the design. The final concept will them be ready for being mocked up as a custom snowboard design.

Quickly Add Grunge To Text

For a while, it seemed liked every client wanted grungy graphics. This might sound familiar, “I like it, but can we grunge it up more”. Don’t get me wrong, having some grunge can create a great deal of depth to a design or illustration, but there can be to much of a good thing. This is the technique I use because it is quick and consistent, making it easy to scum up any design or illustration.

Creating a Crazy Cool Logo

In this tutorial I will show you how we created the logo. I will skip the drawing parts, yes there were tons of drawings before going to the computer, because when they stole my computer and backups in 2006 they took all my photos of the drawings.

Vector Layout – grunge vector layout

Today i will show you how to create a vector style layout with a nice grunge effect
This is tutorial 164 from our 500 tutorials marathon. In this tutorial i want to show you the power of brushes

How to Make Super-Sharp, Vector Swords

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to draw a sword in Illustrator, using the Rectangle Tool, gradients, and other Illustrator tools. Actually the tutorial isn’t very hard, let’s see the final result that is our goal first!

Urban layout perfect for Web Design Company

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How to Create an Elegant, Vector Pen in Illustrator

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to draw a vector pen, in an elegant box using Illustrator. We’ll pull out the Pen Tool, Rectangle Tool, and gradients in this one. Let’s see the final result which is our goal.

Easily Make Shiny Realistic Vector Hair

This tutorial will show the intermediate Adobe Illustrator artist how to easily make realistic-looking shiny vector hair. We’ll be creating S shapes and using them to construct natural looking hair. You should have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator tools before you begin this tutorial.

Create a Vibrant Digital Collage Mixing Buildings and Vector Shapes on Paper

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Fireworks CS3 and Illustrator CS3 together. You’ll create some illustrative vector elements to add to the final composition. You’ll also mix in photos and light effects. Learn how to use a cool paper background and tips to improve your workflow.

Creative Lighting Techniques

Bright lights will always draw a crowd, and not just people looking for a good time. Adding atmospheric lighting effects to your illustrations will attract the attention your clients are after.

Break the vector mould

Vector work can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose to make it. YUP encourages you to push the vector exploration envelope…

How to Draw A Realistic Vector Light Bulb From Scratch

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I build a light bulb from scratch in Illustrator. We’ll use numerous shapes and effects to create this illustration. I’ll take you through each step in creating this bulb. Let’s get started!

Awesome Vector Skate Deck Design

There’s nothing cooler than designing artwork for a skateboard deck! Follow this walkthrough in Adobe Illustrator to create your own vibrant and stunning vector artwork using geometric lines, shapes and a perfect colour scheme. The result is an awesome deck design ready for wall hanging, or hooking up with trucks and wheels for a session on the street!

How to Create a Golden, Vector Compass in Illustrator

In this tutorial I will take you through the steps and techniques of creating a golden compass. For this tutorial I’ve used just Adobe Illustrator and a heavy dose of ingenuity. Let’s get stared!

Create a Glowing Vector Lightsaber

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a vector lightsaber. You will use some simple shapes, blends, and gradients in this intermediate tutorial. Also, if you want to learn more about all sorts of light weapons then check out wookieepedia, there is a page on the Lightsaber there.

How to Create Realistic, Vector Bubbles

His Majesty the Bubble! In this tutorial we will learn how to create realistic colorful bubbles. We’ll cover numerous techniques and build this illustrations step by step. Set aside a couple hours for this one!

How I Created Turqua: 3d Isometric Vector Icon Tutorial

The original tutorial was here before. But as some of you followers know, it’s been air in the catastrophy of my server aftermath. So here it is, revised and even more detailed, the making of a 3d isometric vector icon with Illustrator.

How to Create a Textured Vector Landscape

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a stylized textured vector landscape. The techniques are simple and easily translated into other illustrations. Check out Chris Spooners post 40 Stunning Vector Landscape Illustrations for more vector landscape inspiration

How to Create a Landscape Wallpaper for your Desktop

Want to spruce up your desktop and at the same time impress your friends? Why not create a vector landscape wallpaper? In this simple tutorial, you will learn how to create an eye-appealing wallpaper quickly and effectively. Let’s get to it!

How to Make a Sweet Vector Popsicle Illustration

Satisfy your hunger for a cool illustration with this sweet popsicle tutorial. This summer-themed tutorial will hit the spot for intermediate Adobe Illustrator users. Let’s get started!

How to Create a Vector Hand From a Reference Photo

In this tutorial I am going to show how I use a reference photo to create a realistic yet stylized illustration. There are a tons of different ways that people use reference images in their illustrations. Below I’ll show you how I go about it. Let’s get started!

Create a Glowing Abstract Light Vector Graphic

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a glowing light abstract vector graphic. The great thing about this tutorial is it doesn’t use any raster effects. The final illustration is all vector! In this tutorial, you’ll utilize blends, different blend modes, and gradient meshes. Moreover, these techniques are real easy to apply to other illustrations.

How To Create An Academy Icon From Simple Shapes

In this tutorial you will learn how to construct a cool academy icon by putting together simple shapes in Illustrator and then applying layer effects on them in Photoshop. I’m using a German versions of both Illustrator and Photoshop, so some screenshots are in German. You should be able to understand it fine though, as I provide detailed instructions and numerous sample images. Let’s get started!

Draw a Glowing, Vector Pocket Watch – Front and Back

In this tutorial you will learn how to draw the front and the back side of a pocket watch from scratch. This tutorial is detailed and by the end you will know how to draw all kinds of shapes, like cog-wheels and small screws. You’ll learn to create the scatter brushes used for the designs on the watch and how to use some of the existing patterns and gradients in Illustrator’s library to your advantage.

Create a Bright Retro Grunge Vector Illustration

Follow these steps in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create a range of vector shapes and graphics that can be combined into a great looking vector collage illustration. We’ll then finish off the illustration with some subtle touches of depth and detail, giving a polished graphic with hints of a retro-grunge style.

Turn Any Font Into a Sketch Font

There are some popular sketchy fonts available that are great for grungy and hand-drawn designs and illustrations. My problem is, I want to be able to use this sketchy style in any font. Turn’s out, it is actually really easy to do in Illustrator. Moreover, you can create a Graphic Style and easily apply the style to other editable fonts!

Illustrator Tutorial: Vector Handphone

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to draw a vector mobile phone by using simple shapes and gradients. So let’s get started.

How to Combine Pixel and Vector to Produce Striking Artwork

I recently completed an experimental personal design project where a piece of digital artwork was created by combining pixel and vector elements. During the process of it’s production I captured screenshots and jotted down notes to present the course of the creation as a full blown walkthrough/tutorial.

How to Create a Photorealistic Digital Camera – Vector Plus Tutorial

We have another great Vector Plus tutorial available exclusively for Premium members today. If you want to learn every detail in how to create a photorealistic digital camera, then we have an awesome tutorial for you. Learn more about this tutorial at the jump!

Photo to vector

This tutorial does not explain the correct way to reformulate an image in Vector graphics; however, it does tell how with the help of Photoshop it is possible to create an image from an Raster image, thereby creating a Vector-like illusion.

Make a Torn Vector Desktop Wallpaper with Angled Text

This tutorial is perfect for the beginning Adobe Illustrator artist that wants to take their skills to the next level. You’ll learn how to work with type to make a cool desktop wallpaper and add scars to complete the design. Let’s get to it!

Craft a Vector Collegiate Notebook Design

Learn to create how to create a vector collegiate notebook design, which consists of a realistic vector notebook and accessories. It’s also the perfect base for creating a cool website header theme! Advanced knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is required to complete this tutorial. Let’s get started!

Create a Fun Halloween Vector Poster

In this tutorial, we’ll cover how to create a dark graveyard scene with bats and a glowing moon. Lets get in the spooky holiday spirit and have some fun making this Halloween poster design.

Create retro-look vectors

Vectors are great – you can create an illustration, scale it up to any size you like and still have lovely, crisp lines.

Design Float Circle Icon

In this tutorial i will create a Designer float icon using adobe Illustrator that will match with the awesome fasticon set

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