Top Places to Find Quality Illustrator Tutorials Online

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Finding Illustrator tutorials online can be a mission, but luckily there’s a handyful of websites and blogs offering top class Illustrator tutorials, tips and techniques. This post rounds up the best places online to find high quality tutorials and articles to help you learn Illustrator like a pro.


Visit Vectips

Vectips is the blog of master Illustrator Ryan Putnam (aka Rype). Ryan regularly posts top class Illustrator tutorials covering handy tips through to complete icon design tutorials.


Visit Vectortuts

Vectortuts is Envato’s popular destination for everything vector related. A range of awesome tutorials from a variety of authors are regularly published on the site.

Veerle’s Blog

Visit Veerle's Blog

Veerle Pieters is a popular figure in the world of vectors. Veerle often posts useful insights and handy Illustrator tips on her blog.

Vector Diary

Visit Vector Diary

Vector Diary is home to a collection of excellent tutorials, covering the process of creating everything from simple shapes to complex illustrations.


Visit GoMediaZine

The folks at GoMediaZine offer some amazing insights into complex Illustrations, especially those in relation to T-Shirt and apparel design.

N.Design Studio

Visit N.Design Studio

N.Design Studio is the home of designer Nick La. The site has a handy collection of some timeless Illustrator tutorials.


Visit Abduzeedo

Abduzeedo is a regularly updated with a variety of design related content, but also has an archive of some top quality Illustrator tuts.


Visit Blog.SpoonGraphics

Don’t forget, I’m regularly posting Illustrator tutorials and design project insights here on Blog.SpoonGraphics. Check out the Tutorials category for over two years worth of tutorials, tips and advice.

Ai Vault

Visit Ai Vault

Ai Vault presents a mix of handy Illustrator tips, as well as some amazing character design project walkthroughs.


Visit BittBox

Veteran design blog BittBox is still updated with first class Illustrator content, including a range of screencasts by owner Jay Hilgert.

Illustration Class

Visit Illustration Class

Illustration Class is filled with stacks of fantastic Illustrator tutorials and project walkthroughs, each compiled into downloadable work files.


Visit AiBurn

The personal website of Sean Hodge is still home to a range of great tutorials, tips and Illustrator techniques.

Illustration Info

Visit Illustration Info

Illustration Info is one of the best places to visit if you’re a newbie to Illustrator. Check out the handy Illustrator Beginner Series.


Visit Good Tutorials

Good Tutorials is a tutorial aggregator for a range of topics, but check out the Adobe Illustrator category for links to tutorials from around the web.


Visit Pixel2Life

Pixel2Life combines tutorials from thousands of websites, be sure to check out the Illustrator category for a bunch of useful topics.

Learn Ai

Visit Learn Ai

Learn Ai is a tutorial aggregating website aimed purely at Adobe Illustrator, making it a valuable resource for anyone looking to increase their Ai knowledge.

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  1. Graham says:

    Fantastic Chris, thanks for sharing these.
    They are definately quality Illustrator tutorial sites!

    Thanks again

  2. Quakeulf says:

    This is phenomenal! :’3

  3. Thanks! Excellent selection!

  4. Great list, thanks :) One day in the future I hope my site will be on one of your lists, got a while to go yet though ;)

  5. Gyorgy says:

    I was looking for tutorials this morning…

    Dude, your post was published just in time!

  6. Sty*Lisch says:

    Very nice Collection! Thx. :)

  7. anistock says:

    super list, can not fault it, most of the ones I read are on the list.

  8. It’s nice to have a community resource list. Being new to the illustrator scene I’m always on the look out for new ideas and these sites are great.

  9. Adam Wagner says:

    thanks for thinking of us again, Chris! It’s an honor to be included on this list.

  10. Web 2.0 says:

    Great list, thanks for sharing :)

  11. Thanks Chris,

    There’s a couple of sites there I haven’t tried before. I’ll be having a look at them later tonight.

  12. amazing. thank you so much for this!

  13. Hearing Aids says:

    Great list. Thanks for posting this, it’s been helpful.

  14. veempiire says:

    this is very kind thanking you.

  15. gugy says:

    Thank you, great blogs.

    Could you make a compilation of the best PHOTOSHOP blogs out there as well? It would be very appreciate.

  16. Johnny says:

    I love your blog, and this is an awesome roundup. I’ve been meaning to get involved in Illustrator for ages! Good jov.

  17. Urban Fabric says:

    Nice list.


  18. DAI Media says:

    Thx for articles, is verry good but i vote for Spoongraphics :)
    Is verry good!

  19. Mesothelioma says:

    This post is great for referencing. Thanks.

  20. Justin St. Germain says:

    really should add to the list.

  21. Maged says:

    Thanks :)
    Your choices are fantastic
    really HQ

  22. IdoSEO says:

    Excellent list. Thanks for sharing this, Chris

  23. Fedeweb says:

    Wow great list.What about Smashing Magazine?

  24. tee says:


  25. ben says:

    @ callum ditto

  26. Muy buen blog de diseño gráfico! great blog! thanks from Argentina.

  27. OkieDokie says:

    Great Post!
    In fact i already use some of this.

    Abduzeedo is one of my faves
    If you let me, i’d sugest also (nice one)

  28. C_Tyler says:

    Thanks dude – exactly what I was looking for today! Nice to have a collection of “go to” sites all in one place.

  29. Phaoloo says:

    Awesome collection as always

  30. Eric says:

    A great collection, we use some these often.

  31. george says:

    I would like to know, how can i add a similar box as you have here at the end of the post?

  32. Ian says:

    Good to find a list of tutorials that are actually worth a look!

  33. VA says:

    Good to find a list of tutorials that are actually worth a look!

  34. WebFrukt says:

    Поссорился на днях с женой. На следующий день просыпаюсь, жена уже ушла, на столе завтрак: лежит два раздавленных яйца и мелко-мелко искромсанная сосиска. Мда, намек понял… В обед заехал в магазин – купил пилотку и степлер… Тоже намекать буду…

  35. HO says:

    Good to find a list of tutorials that are actually worth a look!

  36. Thanks for the effort for the compilation!

  37. nice resources, thanks for the list..

  38. carl says:

    useful list. thanks!


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