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Top 10 Sites for Illustrator Tutorials

Photoshop gets most of the attention when it comes to tutorials and blog posts, but Illustrator is also an excellent tool for designers. If you’re interested in brushing up your skills, here are my top ten (taking both quality and quantity of tutorials into consideration).

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1. Vectips

Vectips is the home of Kevin Sanderson, who also writes tutorials for all over the web. Unlike some of the other sites on this list, Vectips focuses exclusively on Illustrator.

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VECTORTUTS is still a very new blog, but it’s already a leader in Illustrator tutorials. You’re probably familiar with other sites from the Envato family, including PSDTUTS and NETTUTS, and VECTORTUTS provides the same high quality in its tutorials.

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3. Veerle’s Blog

Veerle's Blog

Veerle covers a variety of topics related to graphic design on her blog, including some Illustrator tutorials. The quality of her tutorials is excellent and she teaches practical techniques that you’ll be able to use in your own work.

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4. Blog.SpoonGraphics


Graphic Designer Chris Spooner publishes tutorials and articles at Blog.SpoonGraphics, including some awesome Illustrator tutorials.

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5. GoMediaZine


GoMediaZine is a site that somehow I’m not very familiar with, but I quickly subscribed after browsing through the archives. The site is much more than just a tutorial blog, so the quantity of Illustrator tutorials isn’t as high as some of the other sites on this list, but the quality is excellent.

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6. AiVault


AiVault contains a lot of informative posts for Illustrator users, including tutorials on a variety of different effects.

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7. BittBox


BittBox is an excellent design blog that covers a number of different topics. The Illustrator tutorials are not that frequent or it would be higher on this list, but the quality is excellent.

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9. Vector Diary


Vector Diary has a nice combination of quality and quantity of Illustrator tutorials. The site also includes some premium tutorials for purchase.

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