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Illustrator CS5 Tutorials: 70 Wicked Tips

Once or twice a week I like to come up with articles that really expose my viewers to the various types of tutorials that they need to get their latest designs off the ground. I have rounded up an amazing collection of high quality Illustrator CS5 tutorials that you will definitely benefit from.

In this post, you’ll find everything from designing  a clean retro 3D arcade text effect to creating a beautiful vector portrait. So what are you waiting for…why not try one out?

 

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How To Create a Cool Chrome Text Effect in Illustrator

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How To Create a Cool Chrome Text Effect in Illustrator

Retro 3D Arcade Text Effect in Illustrator

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Retro 3D Arcade Text Effect in Illustrator

Create a Variety of 3D Lettering Effects for Poster Design

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Create a Variety of 3D Lettering Effects for Poster Design

Learn to Create a Variety of Script Lettering

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Learn to Create a Variety of Script Lettering

Create An Editable Metal Type Treatment

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Create An Editable Metal Type Treatment

Grungy 3D Text In Illustrator

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Grungy 3D Text In Illustrator

Shoot print work for your portfolio

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Shoot print work for your portfolio

Quick Tutorial: Create a Reusable Retro Type Treatment

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Quick Tutorial: Create a Reusable Retro Type Treatment

Stylish text effect tutorial using Illustrator

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Stylish text effect tutorial using Illustrator

Cool Typography with the Blend Tool in Illustrator

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Cool Typography with the Blend Tool in Illustrator

Create An Editable Stitched Label Type Treatment

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Create An Editable Stitched Label Type Treatment

Create a Glowing Fluorescent Text Effect

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Create a Glowing Fluorescent Text Effect

Create Colorful, Layered Paper Type in Illustrator

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Create Colorful, Layered Paper Type in Illustrator

Create a Polished Raised Type Treatment

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Create a Polished Raised Type Treatment

Photoshop Battle Poster in Illustrator

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Photoshop Battle Poster in Illustrator

Create a Vibrant 3D Pixel Type Treatment

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Create a Vibrant 3D Pixel Type Treatment

Create a Mummy Text Effect

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Create a Mummy Text Effect

Create an Assortment of 3D Text in Adobe Illustrator

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Create an Assortment of 3D Text in Adobe Illustrator

Create a Google Buzz Icon

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Create a Google Buzz Icon

Create a Sewed Adidas Logo

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Create a Sewed Adidas Logo

Create a Top Gun Badge on Illustrator

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Create a Top Gun Badge on Illustrator

Simple Roy Lichtenstein Style in Illustrator and Photoshop

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Simple Roy Lichtenstein Style in Illustrator and Photoshop

How To Create a Beautiful Vector Portrait in Illustrator

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How To Create a Beautiful Vector Portrait in Illustrator

How to Create a Hair Braid Pattern Brush in Illustrator

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How to Create a Hair Braid Pattern Brush in Illustrator

Create Grainy Textures

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Create Grainy Textures

Create A Grisly Zombie Illustration With A Pen Tablet

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Create A Grisly Zombie Illustration With A Pen Tablet

How To Create a Vector Soldier Character in Illustrator

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How To Create a Vector Soldier Character in Illustrator

Create a Lava Island Scenario in Illustrator

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Create a Lava Island Scenario in Illustrator

Make a Mailbox Icon Using Adobe Illustrator

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Make a Mailbox Icon Using Adobe Illustrator

Create A Briefcase Icon

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Create A Briefcase Icon

Quick Tip: Create a Shiny Shield with Illustrator

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Quick Tip: Create a Shiny Shield with Illustrator

Draw a Magician’s Hat in Illustrator

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Draw a Magician’s Hat in Illustrator

How to create a Rubik’s Cube in Illustrator

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How to create a Rubik’s Cube in Illustrator

Create an Ornate 3D Gift Box in Illustrator

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Create an Ornate 3D Gift Box in Illustrator

How to Make a Detailed Printer Icon Using Illustrator

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How to Make a Detailed Printer Icon Using Illustrator

Draw an Analog Stopwatch with Illustrator

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Draw an Analog Stopwatch with Illustrator

Draw a Vector Traffic Cone with Adobe Illustrator

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Draw a Vector Traffic Cone with Adobe Illustrator

How to make a realistic vintage typewriter in Illustrator

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How to make a realistic vintage typewriter in Illustrator

How to Create a Vector Sketchbook

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How to Create a Vector Sketchbook

Quick Tip: Create a Grungy Launch Button

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Quick Tip: Create a Grungy Launch Button

Using Gradients in Illustrator to Create an iPod Nano

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Using Gradients in Illustrator to Create an iPod Nano

Create a Simple Storefront Icon

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Create a Simple Storefront Icon

Create a Royal Crown Using Adobe Illustrator CS5

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Create a Royal Crown Using Adobe Illustrator CS5

Creating 3D Dice from Scratch in Adobe Illustrator

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Creating 3D Dice from Scratch in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Stack of Vector Poker Chips in Illustrator

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How to Create a Stack of Vector Poker Chips in Illustrator

Create a Safe Icon in Adobe Illustrator

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Create a Safe Icon in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Simple Cardboard Box Icon

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How to Create a Simple Cardboard Box Icon

Quick Tip: Create a Nice Award Medal Icon

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Quick Tip: Create a Nice Award Medal Icon

Create a Band-Aid Icon

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Create a Band-Aid Icon

Create a Trendy Seamless Type Pattern

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Create a Trendy Seamless Type Pattern

How To Create a Colorful Abstract Poster in Illustrator

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How To Create a Colorful Abstract Poster in Illustrator

How to create a baroque pattern in Illustrator

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How to create a baroque pattern in Illustrator

How To Create an Intricate Vector Heart Illustration

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How To Create an Intricate Vector Heart Illustration

Create a Google Phone Styled Background in 6 Easy Steps

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Create a Google Phone Styled Background in 6 Easy Steps

Creating Seamless Textures

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Creating Seamless Textures

Create a Vector, Space Rocket in Illustrator CS5

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Create a Vector, Space Rocket in Illustrator CS5

How To Create a Stylish Skull Based Vector Illustration

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How To Create a Stylish Skull Based Vector Illustration

How To Create a Mexican Lucha Libre Mask Pin Badge

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How To Create a Mexican Lucha Libre Mask Pin Badge

Playing with Vectors in Illustrator

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Playing with Vectors in Illustrator

Create a Hellboy Poster in Illustrator

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Create a Hellboy Poster in Illustrator

How to Create a Textured Vector Landscape

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How to Create a Textured Vector Landscape

Beautiful Vector Illustration in Illustrator and Photoshop by Carol Rivello

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Beautiful Vector Illustration in Illustrator and Photoshop by Carol Rivello

How to create funny swirls in Illustrator

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How to create funny swirls in Illustrator

Create a Tri-Color Rosette Ribbon in Illustrator

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Create a Tri-Color Rosette Ribbon in Illustrator

Vintage Badge in Illustrator and Photoshop

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Vintage Badge in Illustrator and Photoshop

How To Design Your Own Valentine’s Day Heraldry Illustration

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How To Design Your Own Valentine’s Day Heraldry Illustration

How To Create a Colorful Logo Style Icon in Illustrator

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How To Create a Colorful Logo Style Icon in Illustrator

Create a Dirty Water Drop Character

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Create a Dirty Water Drop Character

Create a Jeans Pocket Icon Using Adobe Illustrator

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Create a Jeans Pocket Icon Using Adobe Illustrator

  • I love all the tuts on your post here

  • Great list! I just wanted to add SuiteTuts since we are new. Check out our newest series, “Fundamentals of Illustrator CS5? :D

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    Thanks!

  • nice tuts…i like this

  • I’m not a big fan of icons but to each his own. I really do like text effects; just seems a cool creative enhancement to me.

  • Great tutorials of illustrator cs5 i have learn very much techniques from here..