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The Best Illustrator Tutorials (just because they don’t make crappy ones)

1. How to Make Vector Silhouettes

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2. Creating a Custom Text Box

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3. Use Warped Type to Make a Sports T-Shirt

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4. Abduzeedo 2010 Logo Design

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5. Rad Illustrator Pattern

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6. Airplane Time Table Type Effect

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8 Great Free Icon Sets

1. Marker Style Icon Sets

 

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2. Hand Drawn Sketchy Social Networking Icons

 

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3. 20 Free Shiny Icons

 

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4. 108 Free Crumpled Paper Social Networking Icons.

 

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5. Glossy Wood Social Networking Icons

 

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6. Developers Icons

 

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7. FAMFAMFAM Silk Icons

 

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8. ChalkWork Icons

 

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10 Vector Tutorials for Design (duh)

You must have went through the internet twice, checking the millionth pages of Google, for a good quality vector tutorial. I checked four times. Now, I will share the tutorials that are the coolest.

1. http://vectips.com/tutorials/create-a-editable-stitched-label-type-treatment/ – The stitch effect in vector.

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Stitched text Effect with Illustrator

2. http://vectips.com/tutorials/turn-any-font-into-a-sketch-font/ – The sketchy look, without a font.

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Turning any font into a sketchy font

3. http://vectips.com/tutorials/create-a-cute-creature-character-from-a-sketch/ – An intro to tracing/inking your sketches in Illustrator.

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Character illustration in Illustrator

4. http://vectips.com/tutorials/create-a-google-phone-styled-background-in-6-easy-steps/ – Google Phone styled background. Believe me, it’s easier than it seems.

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Google phone wallpaper

5. http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/how-to-create-a-steel-wristwatch-in-corel-draw/ – A very cool steel wristwatch tutorial. Using Corel Draw, but you can probably convert the steps into Illustrator or Inkscape vocabulary if you’re an experienced user.

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The steel wristwatch illustration

6. http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/icon-design/use-inkscape-to-create-a-grunge-rss-box-icon/ – Since I haven’t featured many Inkscape or free software tutorials in this post, here is one. This is a pretty good icon tutorial.

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Grunge RSS box

7. http://tucson-labs.com/articles/sarburst-background-with-inkscape/ – the star-burst background explained.

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Star-burst background

8. http://abduzeedo.com/retro-geometric-vectors-space-illustrator-and-photoshop – Retro art has always pleased me, so I posted this tutorial by Abduzeedo in this post also.

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Retro Geometric Vectors

9. http://vectips.com/tutorials/create-a-grisly-zombie-illustration-with-a-pen-tablet/ – Zombie illustration that popped into my eyes.

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Zombie Illustration

10. http://abduzeedo.com/melting-girl-photoshop – I know that this isn’t vector, but it was very cool. You will regret if you don’t click on the link, O’ fellow designer.

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Melting Girl in Photoshop

If you found any neat tutorials that you want the Crappy Designer (me) to publish in my blog, please feel free to e-mail me @ showboy1080@gmail.com.

Twitter: @showboy1080.