Illustrator Tutorials


These are some unique tutorials for Illustrator that can help you understand the core system of Illustrator and how it works. There are many tedious things that are posted on these tutorials so please read them carefully. This page also features video tutorials from the official Dream Infinity Studios YouTube Channel.

Basics of Illustrator

art board tutorial

Learn how to use the Artboard tool in Illustrator to save time and follow smooth production flow. NOTE: This tutorial requires that you have Illustrator CS4! No other earlier versions are supported. Thank you. UPDATE: This tutorial also covers a new enhanced feature of Illustrator CS5! Read Tutorial…

crop marks

Learn the usage of crop marks and how to create them in Illustrator CS3 and older and Illustrator CS4 method. The Illustrator CS4 method requires CS4 for obvious reasons. Read Tutorial…

dashed lines

Learn how to create dashed lines in Illustrator. Dashed lines can be applied to anything such as shapes and lines, even images. Read Tutorial…

placing images

Learn how to place images efficiently using Illustrator’s “place” tool. This tutorial covers why you should not copy and paste images into Illustrator documents without using the “place” tool. Good read for anyone creating brochures or other projects that have text and images. Read Tutorial…

global color swatches

Global color swatches is a dynamic function that allows you to update colors of multiple objects with a click of a button. This tutorial will teach you how to save time by applying global color swatches to your projects. Read Tutorial…

rounded corners

Basic tutorial on how to create rounded corners to your lines and shapes. Read Tutorial…

Advanced Illustrator Tutorials

envelope distort

Envelope distort is a feature in Illustrator that allows you to manipulate shapes using Illustrator’s built in distortion function, or using your own custom shape. Also covers how to tweak anchor points to create unique warped shapes as well. Read Tutorial…

text wrap tutorial

This tutorial covers how to apply an empty border around images and shapes to create a typographic wrap around objects for readability and design function. Read Tutorial…

type on a path

This tutorial shows you how to create type that follows a path or shape in Illustrator. Good read for anyone who wondered how to create typography that is curved or spiraling down a canvas. Read Tutorial…

clipping mask

Clipping mask is a feature in Illustrator that lets you mask an object using a object above. This feature helps you improve typographic uniqueness by applying a background design on your type. Also can be applied to shapes and other elements. Read Tutorial…

blending tool

Blending tool is a function in Illustrator that allows you to create a morphing effect from one shape or color to another. It is a great feature that can be used to create some nice abstract vector art. Read Tutorial…

transform again

Transform again is a easy yet very complex automated feature in Illustrator. This tutorial will cover how to create some interesting psychedelic shapes using simple shape tools in Illustrator. This tutorial is written for Illustrator CS3 and above. Any older versions will work but the menu location and steps are a bit off. Read Tutorial…

preparing files to be print ready

Preparing Illustrator files to be ready to print at a professional printer. This tutorial covers CMYK conversion, bleeds, sizes, rich black versus 100% black, how to convert your photo’s into black and white the right way, and more… This tutorial is exclusive towards print preparation using Illustrator, although it uses Photoshop in certain area’s. Read Tutorial…

Illustrator Video Tutorial

typographic control in illustrator video tutorial

This video tutorial covers the basics of typographic control in Illustrator. This is a must read tutorial for beginners. Read Tutorial…

transform again video series

Transform again video tutorial covers the same thing the written tutorial covers on this page. This video may be helpful to some people who still cannot get the Transform Again tutorial down by just reading. The video goes into detailed visual examples. Read Tutorial…

angled guides in illustrator

Angled guide video tutorial. Learn how to create guides in Illustrator that is NOT just 90 degree’s up and down. This tutorial covers how to create guides using shapes and how to create angled guides such as a 45 degree guide. Read Tutorial…

artboard tool video tutorial

The artboard tool video tutorial covers what the written tutorial does in this page. Good video to watch if the written tutorial confuses you. Read Tutorial…

spiral tool

This video will show you how and why to use spiral tool in Illustrator. The tutorial covers how to use the spiral tool to create some nice organic shapes and lines. Read Tutorial…

math in illustrator

This video will show you how to use math to create, move, re-size, and rotate your shapes in Illustrator CS4. Great for designers who are actually good at math (unlike me). Read Tutorial…

32 Responses to “Illustrator Tutorials”

  1. mokarrom said:

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  2. leev said:

    Nice site, nice tutorials and all of them are really helpful, thanks~! :)

  3. Chris Takakura said:

    @leev: Thank you!

  4. learner said:

    hey i want to design something on illustrator.. for my campaign per if i use pen tool..i create some lines or boxes anything.. now how i can i make effects on it..how can i put gradient effects on that cuvy lines ..

  5. busha said:

    thank you…was uncertain of a simple thing…felt that it would take more effort to google for an answer…then I somehow came across your very simple straight forward tutorials…just wonderful!!
    thank you!!!

    are you still writing them…I hope so…
    Please let me know.
    Many Thanks again

    b.

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  7. Kirsty said:

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