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8 Best Websites to Learn Illustrator

by | Jul 6, 2015 | Articles, Illustrator | 2 comments

Websites to Learn Illustrator

It seems like there are a million places online dedicated to Adobe Photoshop. You can find tons of free Photoshop tutorials, and anything else dedicated to Photoshop. However, when you try to find quality tutorials for Illustrator, it can seem like a tough task. You end up finding more sites that give you free vector shapes, rather than finding sites that teach you how to make them yourself. Below you’ll find the best websites to learn Illustrator.

Veerle’s Blog


Veerle’s blog is an excellent source of absolutely fantastic Adobe Illustrator tutorials. With a great mix of different design styles, you’ll always find something new and unique that you are looking for. Also, there are tutorials for all type of different difficulty levels.


ai-vaultI personally hadn’t looked into Ai vault until just recently, but they do a great job of sharing everthing to do with Illustrator, including tutorials and valuable resources.

Layers Magazine

layers-magazineEven though it hasn’t been updated recently, Layers Magazine is another ace up my sleeve, and has been for years. When I first started learning design software years ago, Layers Magazine was a site I visited on a daily basis. With high quality free tutorial videos, you’ll be up and running in no time.

Vector Tuts

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Vector Tuts+ is another excellent source of high quality free tutorials for Adobe illustrator. With a wide variety of styles and different subjects, you can learn how to do almost anything with Illustrator from Vector Tuts+

Adobe TV

Adobe TV

Who better to learn Illustrator tips and techniques from than the ones who created it? With high quality training videos, you can learn basic techniques, as well as how to integrate Illustrator with other Adobe products for amazing results.



With over 63 pages of tutorials, tips, and tricks, Vectips is a valuable resource if you’re looking to learn Illustrator. With a simple and to-the-point approach, Vectips will have you knowing Illustrator like the back of your hand in a short time.

Digital Arts


Featuring some of the best Illustrator tutorials I have seen, Digital Arts is a site you should definitely check out. If you want to learn Illustrator and understand how to create professional level graphics, Digital Arts is an excellent source.

Vector Diary

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Vector Diary is a site dedicated completely to helping others learn Illustrator. With courses, tutorials, and a lot of helpful tips, this is an excellent site to help you learn Illustrator.

Another Great way to Learn Illustrator

One of the best ways that I’ve found to learn a program is to think up a realistic project, and dive right into the program. When you are focusing on a certain task or goal, it is easier to learn how to use a program. If you really want to learn Illustrator and get good with it, think about what it is that you want to do with it. Then, set up a few projects related to what you want to know how to do. Chances are, between these 8 sites, you’ll be able to find a tutorial to teach you these techniques. Also, there are plenty of tutorials on Creative Beacon!

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