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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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