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+50 Top vector art tutorials from psd tuts plus

I choose  for you vector tutorials of the famous site Vector tuts plus .
It’s One of the best sites where the entire tutorials includes exclusive and specialized in all kinds of arts .
This site is the primary reference for most designers in the world in inspiration and training.
I hope that you find all you need to enter digital art world by training from these tutorials .

 

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How to Create an Entangled Lettering Illustration – Part 1

How to Create an Entangled Lettering Illustration – Part 2

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In this two part tutorial, we’re going to look at how to create a brief typographic message from scratch. In part one we’ll go over the basics of constructing the letterforms.

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Quick Tip: How to Create a Delicious Chocolate Text Effect

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For all the chocolate lovers out there, here is how to create a delicious chocolate bar text effect in Illustrator. You will use the Blend Tool, effects like Roughen and Chrome, different Blending modes and also the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect to create perfect chocolate squares. Enjoy!

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Let’s Make a Playful Yet Robust 3D Letter Design

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This tutorial is perfect for the advanced beginner who wants to take her skills to the next level. We’ll explore how to create 3D text and use depth-of-field to enhance a design.

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Create a Stitched Type Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a stitched type effect. You will create simple geometric patterns, a pattern brush and use the appearance panel to create the final look. Let’s get started!

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Creating Simple Origami Style Typography in Illustrator

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a simple Origami style piece of Typography. You will create a set of basic shapes to build letters from and see how to refine those into a more realistic look of your type. Gradients and the appearance panel will help us, to create the final completely custom type.

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Quick Tip: How to Create a Paper Style Alphabet using Illustrator 3D

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In this tutorial we will learn how to create letters of the alphabet and the shadows of them using 3D modeling. The created style, as I see it, is perfect for creating logos, but you may also like to use it for a custom font or illustration.

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Learn to Create a Variety of Script Lettering

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In this tutorial I will showcase three different approaches, which result in three different script lettering styles. We will start with a nice simple basic script, touch on a more athletic inspired lettering style and work our way to a classic, fancy script.

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Create a Green Viscous Text Effect

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In the following tutorial expand an existing font, use illustrator’s 3D tools to add dimension, and then add a green viscous text effect. If you want to add a fun, vector text effect to your portfolio, then get started now.

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 How to Create a Nice Emoticons Icon Set

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In the following tutorial you will learn to create an attractive emoticons icon set. Learn an easy to follow workflow for creating each of these little emotional character faces in Adobe Illustrator.

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How to Create a Glossy, Colorful Text Effect

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In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a glossy, colorful text design in Illustrator CS5. We’ll use an interesting font choice, opacity masks, shape building techniques, and more to create this text effect.

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Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment

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In the following Illustrator tutorial, I’ll teach you how to create a Green type treatment. It works great for logos and other design elements.

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Playing with Stationery Art Brushes and the Live Paint Bucket

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In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create some line art style stationery art brushes. You’ll then learn to combine them with the Live Paint Bucket to create a typography piece.

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Create a Furry Calligram in Illustrator

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In this tutorial I will walk you through creating your own calligram inspired by a dog named Poppy. You’ll learn how to manipulate a typeface through to rendering fur, adding doggy features, and various details.

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Create Colorful, Layered Paper Type in Illustrator

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In winter, here in the Ukraine it’s rather cold and snowy, I oftentimes find myself creating colorful illustrations that compensate for the cold weather. Today I will show you how to brighten your mood by creating vivid illustrations with layered paper text and ribbons. We’ll create custom type and use Illustrator effects extensively to optimize our work.

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How to Create a Colorful, 3D Text Effect

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a colorful three-dimensional text effect. We’ll use several Illustrator effects, built in patterns, a modern font, and more to bring this effect to fruition. Let’s get started!

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 Adding Faux 3D Style to Your Vector Work

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If you want to learn how to create a faux 3d style object with creative flavour, then we have an awesome tutorial for you. Learn how to quickly add dimension to your work, which will give your skills an edge in the marketplace

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Create A Lotus Flower With Adobe Illustrator CS5

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In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a Lotus Flower in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll use some basic tools (Ellipse, Direct Selection, Pencil, and more) to draw lotus petals and leaves. Next we’ll color these shapes with the Gradient Mesh Tool. Finally, arrange them to become a complete work. Let’s get started.

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 How to Create a Starfish in Adobe Illustrator

Description

In this tutorial we will study several time-consuming yet important techniques. They are presented clearly and simply. You’ll learn how to use blends, gradient meshes, patterns, and controlled lighting to create a textured starfish.

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Create a Burning, Vector Match Using Gradient Meshes

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create realistic vector fire, using the Gradient Mesh Tool and Screen Blending mode. Believe me, there’s nothing overly complicated. Let’s strike a match!

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Create a Blue Planet Using Adobe Illustrator

Description

If you want to learn how to create a planet with interesting shapes and 3D effects, then we have an awesome tutorial for you. Learn how to quickly add dimension to your work, along with creative lighting and coloring, which will give your skills an edge in the marketplace.

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How to Create a Cute Bunny Vector Character

Description

In this Illustrator tutorial, I will show you how to create a cute bunny character. This tutorial uses simple shapes and gradients that are easy to apply to other character illustrations. The great thing about his tutorial is you don’t have to be an amazing artist to create it!

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Create a Rainbow Beetle Using Adobe Illustrator

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If you want to learn how to create complex vector art with Illustrator’s gradient tools, then we have an awesome tutorial for you. Learn how to use a variety of inovative advanced Illustrator techniques in your work.

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Quick Tip: How to Create a Smooth Navigation Menu in Adobe Illustrator

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In this tutorial you will learn to create a nice navigation menu. This is particularly useful for people who want to make perfectly aligned rollover states for websites and applications.

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 Quick Tip: Create a Colorful Sliced Sphere to use as a Logo Design

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Colorful and vibrant logos are extremely trendy recently. In this Quick Tip we will take a look at how you can easily create an appealing colored sphere which will make a great foundation for a successful logo. Let’s get started!

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Quick Tip: How to Enhance a Vector Image with Photoshop

Description

Salt and Pepper, Pen and Paper, Cookies and Milk, although they are all good on their own, these things work together to bring out the best in each other. Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop are no exception. Today I will show you how to use Illustrator to design a play button and how to enhance your vectors with the use of Photoshop. This technique is particularly useful for people who want to make icons and UI designs. Let’s get started!

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Quick Tip: How to Make a Nature Illustration with the Opacity Mask

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In this tutorial you will learn how to make an illustration for a magazine cover and learn how to use the opacity mask ,the gradient tool and the pen tool to make some leaves with water drops on them and cloudy background. This technique can be applied to many different objects. Let’s get started!

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 Quick Tip: Create a Pretty Bouquet of Flowers with Adobe Illustrator

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a bouquet of pretty flowers, using only Art Brushes and and the Gradient Mesh Tool. You will find that the techniques learnt in this Quick Tip will help you craft a variety of flowers and decorative elements. Let’s get started!

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Create a Painterly Landscape with the Blob Brush Tool

Description

Illustrator’s Blob Brush is an intuitive and versatile tool. When used with a graphics tablet, you can create loose, painterly images that venture far from the sharp, clean lines usually associated with vector graphics. These files retain all the benefits of vector files, however, allowing you to experiment and be flexible with scale, color and composition. Let’s get started!

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Smoothly Shift Winter Colors, While Creating an Icy, Vector Landscape

Description

Handle color changes and variations with ease by following this intermediate level tutorial. This is a special tutorial sponsored by Astute Graphics that incorporates the use of their high-quality Phantasm CS range Illustrator Pugins. We’ll work with Phantasm’s color shifting tools: Hue/Saturation and and Shift to Color, while we learn to contrast shapes when composing natural, vector scenes!

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Quick Tip: How to make a Golden Curled Corner using Adobe Illustrator

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a decorative curled edge using some easy illustrator techniques and a custom Adobe Illustrator Script. Let’s get started!

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Design Wedding Rings Using Adobe Illustrator

Description

In this tutorial we create two wedding rings using 3D modeling in Illustrator. We learn a few operation techniques with gradient mesh. If you need to create an upcoming wedding invitation, this can serve as an excellent centerpiece for that kind of design.

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Quick Tip: Create an Upholstery Pattern in Five Minutes!

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a vector upholstery pattern, using the Gradient Mesh and Transform Effect. Now you can upholster your vector furniture. Let’s get started!

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 Illustrating a Chili Pepper with Illustrator’s Envelope Distort Tool

Description

Illustrator’s Envelope Distort is an editing tool that not only creates distortions in an object or image, it can also be used for modeling interesting forms, like this pepper. Beginners will get to know Illustrator a little better by using the Blur, Envelop Distort, Gradient Mesh and Pathfinder tools in this easy to follow tutorial. Let’s get started!

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How to Illustrate Deliciously Realistic Grapes using Simple Techniques

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n this tutorial we 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. Let’s get started.

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How to Draw a Fall Leaf Using Adobe Illustrator

Description

During this tutorial we will learn to create a vector autumn leaf and the universal texture of a leaf. You will learn to use the following techniques in practice: Live Trace, Art Brush, Mesh and many others. The tutorial contains lots of practical advice and recommendations. The seamless leaf texture can be used in your future works as an element of a design. Learn more at the jump!

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How to Make a Colorful, Environmental Slice

Description

This tutorial is about creating an earth slice that looks like a piece of cake. When doing such “environmental” illustrations it’s kind of hard to stop adding details. The first twenty four steps are about creating the slice and another thirteen cover the rest. The process of adding the details are covered at a quicker pace, as this is where you should add your own illustrative style. Have fun!

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Create a Smooth Satin Background Using Blends

Description

Upon first seeing this shiny fabric background, you might think “Gradient Mesh.” And if Gradient Mesh intimidates you, you might just click to the next tutorial. In fact, achieving a rich, satin background is deceptively easy. Illustrator’s Blends are the key. Let’s get started!

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Quick Tip: How to Create a Stylized Wave using Adobe Illustrator

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create some stylized waves, using the Pathfinder, Envelope Distort with Mesh and various Gradients. You will also learn how to use Scatter Brushes to create the foam effect. Let’s begin!

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Quick Tip: The Real Deal on Creating Chrome!

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Vector drawing programs often supply templates for metallic finishes, but they can look like soft bands of blue and grey (silver) or yellow and brown (gold). Today I’m going to show you how to put a custom metallic finish with depth on your artwork and really turn your vector thing, into bling! Because I’m a simple kind of guy, there will be no transparency, mesh or 3D extrusion in this example, just a few cheeky tricks of the trade.

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Create CS5 Width Profile Brushes in any Version of Adobe Illustrator CS!

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Adobe Illustrator CS5 has a new option within the Stroke window known as “Width Profile”. This tutorial shows how you can create brushes and use them in any version of Adobe Illustrator CS. You will also learn how to create, save and use your new brushes!

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Quick Tip: How to Tame the Gradient Mesh

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The Gradient Mesh can be one of the hardest tools to control. Even professional Illustrators can be heard crying out in frustration at its seemingly random actions. You can overcome these feelings of frustration by learning some techniques that will make your job easy and fun. This quick tip will teach you two handy mesh taming techniques that will save you time and help you overcome the “Gradient Mesh blues”.

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Quick Tip: How to Create an Abstract Desktop Wallpaper

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Looking for an abstract wallpaper but can’t find a color or shape that your like? In this tutorial you will learn how to create desktop wallpapers using simple geometric figures, the Blending Mode, and Gaussian Blur. Let’s get started!

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How to Create a Shiny Vector Strawberry

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in this tutorial we will learn how to create a vector strawberry. We’ll use Illustrator tools, such as: the Blend Tool, Envelope Distort, Pathfinder, and Gradient Fill. Find out how simple are the technical means to achieve this excellent result. Learn to think like an illustrator in how you perceive light and dark, and how to recreate that in your work.

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How to Create a Landscape Wallpaper for your Desktop

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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!

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How to Make an Attractive Vector Butterfly

Description

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.

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How to Create a Curious Owl in Illustrator CS4

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Take a look at what we’re aiming for, an inquisitive owl on a branch with dusk scenery in the background. I chose a soft, warm color palette to create a peaceful illustration.

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How to Create a Vector Goldfish in Six Steps

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In this tutorial I’ll show you the process I use for creating a vector goldfish in six easy steps. The steps are a bit condensed so Intermediate Illustrator users will benefit greatly, though beginners will be able to get similar results, you’ll just need to experiment a bit more with these tools and techniques. The vector goldfish is created with the use of the Mesh, Blend and Symbol Tools. Let’s get started!

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How to Create Realistic, Vector Bubbles

Description

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!

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How to Create a Vintage Ocean Liner Poster

Description

The period between the end of the 19th century and World War II is considered the golden age of the ocean liner. We’ll be starting with a basic sketch of an ocean liner I drew up. Of course I encourage everybody to create their own sketch. I’m not really that great at drawing, so if you really want to have a stunningly looking ocean liner, please create it yourself! If you do decide to use your own drawing, you might want to alter or skip a few of the steps. In this tutorial we’re going to create a vintage ocean liner poster. The main tools you’ll get to know in this tutorial are the Pathfinder and the Transform Effect.

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Blend and Mask Yourself a Great Poster

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In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a poster with a strong geometric central design, which utilizes flowing blends, masks shapes, and subtle gradients, to create a sophisticated final work. Learn each detailed step in creating this poster. Let’s get started!

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Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster

Description

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. We’ll start with basic image editing techniques in Photoshop to get our guide layers setup, and then we’ll jump into Illustrator. You don’t need any fancy equipment to do this. I used an older mouse that still has the rubber ball.

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Create a Glowing Abstract Light Vector Graphic

Description

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.

 

 

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