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30 of the Best Character Design Tutorials for PS & AI

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Not only is creating characters lots of fun, it’s also a great way to get to grips with a particular design application. Regardless of whether you’re working in Photoshop or Illustrator, the techniques you learn can be applied to all kinds of projects. This post rounds up some of the best free character design tutorials on the web, every single one has been hand picked for its level of detail and quality of the final result.

How to Design a Set of Video Game Character Poses

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How to Create a Happy Drummer in Adobe Illustrator

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Create a Character Mascot with Adobe Illustrator

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How To Create a Minion Character From Despicable Me

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How to Turn a Sketch into a Fat Cat Vector Illustration

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Create a Cute Panda Bear Face Icon

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Adobe Illustrator Cartoon Bug Tutorial

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How to Create a Character with Expressive Lines

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How to Illustrate a LeBron James Cartoon Character

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How to Create an Original Pin-Up Girl in Photoshop

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How to Create a Cute Bunny Vector Character

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How to Create a Killer Chainsaw Bunny Character

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How to Create a Zombie Flesh-Eater in Illustrator

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How To Draw a Pirate Character in Photoshop

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Character Design for the Boomrock Saints

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How To Create a Cut & Simple Hippo Face

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Create the Face of a Grumpy Bear in Illustrator

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Create Simple Cartoon Characters in Photoshop

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How to Create a Vector Bilby Character

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How to Paint a Furry Cartoon Character in Photoshop

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How To Draw a Funny Cartoon Character in Photoshop

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How To Create A Scary But Cute Monster In Illustrator

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Create A Cute Creature Character From A Sketch

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How To Design a Business Chick Character

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How To Create a Monstrous Character in Illustrator

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Create a Cool Vector Panda Character in Illustrator

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How To Create a Cool Vector Yeti Character in Illustrator

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How To Draw a Cute Vector Dog Character in Illustrator

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Create a Simple Mechanic Character in Illustrator

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19 Comments

  1. Karin says:

    Great!!! or awesome!!?? The most things are very good.;) And the best is the YETI. It´s so funny, thanks Chris!

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  2. Great for when your stuck for character ideas or just finding your own style.

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  3. James says:

    I’ve bookmarked this. What an absolutely wonderful resource!

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  4. Mia Mai says:

    I`m surprised it`s so easy to create own characters in Photoshop with the tutorials. Gives me good insight on how to create my pinback buttons.

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  5. Prateek Gupta says:

    Hi!
    Chris Spooner, Really they all are great!.

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  6. Barbara says:

    This is EXACTLY what I need. Thank you very much!

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  7. Leon says:

    These are great! Will be sure to tweet!

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  8. Suzzane says:

    Liked the way you designed Furry cartoon the most….

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  9. Aaron says:

    These are wonderful tutorials, especially for newbies, to get their hand dirty by making their initial forays into designing. Nothing could be more interesting than learning to design couple of cute looking cartoon characters.

    I have been using Photoshop and Illustrator since the past 7 years and I have evolved as a designer with these wonderful tools.

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  10. Sreejesh says:

    Awesome collection ever chris! I would love to try out these tutorials.. It would be great thing try

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  11. Branza Inc. says:

    designs posted by you in this post are very awesome

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  12. Some of these tutorials are great!

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  13. achmadplus says:

    very helpful once in my weblog expansion. thank you

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  14. reminoir says:

    Great collection of tutorials. Thanks for sharing this Chris!

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  15. Amy Watson says:

    Really appreciable amazing designs! The designing of these or greeting cards have become possible with the availability of all in one design software in the market which various companies are providing. It makes the task of printing industry easier and also these software work on e-commerce platforms,

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  16. Thanks for sharing this Chris!

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  17. Saiimage10 says:

    Thanks for posting these design tutorials, some really great hints and tips on creating the perfect characters. Nice Job! :)

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  18. Theo says:

    Great resources, love those minion characters!

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  19. Mike says:

    Hi Chris – thanks for including me in the this post.

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