Score yourself new vector skills with this collection of our guides from the past year
It's high time for another round-up of our Illustrator tutorials to save you the pain of having to search for them yourself.
Incredibly, since the last time we did an Illustrator round-up we've managed to acquire another 20 tutorials from an assortment of highly talented people, covering a splendid range of Illustrator topics. Cast your eye down this latest list and you'll see contributions from the likes of Jessica Walsh, James Wignall, Peskimo, Lunartik and Tom Lane, covering subjects as diverse as typography, portraiture, isometric art and logo design.
It's not just Illustrator, either; quite a few of tutorials in this collection encourage you to use Illustrator as a stage in your workflow, to create work that you can then continue in other packages to give your finished imagery a less obviously vector look.
There's advice here suitable for everyone from beginners to Illustrator experts, so jump in and you should find just the thing to raise your skills to the next level. Enjoy!
Sarah Coleman reveals a digital shortcut to recreate an organic hand-made type effect, usually achieved using lots of ink and bleach
Jawa and Midwich reveal how to utilise hundreds of illustrations to build up a positive space containing negative letters
blindSALIDA shows you how to reflect your image's inspiration through type, using Illustrator to generate a blown-about lettering effect for a song title
Pokedstudio shares some techniques for creating multi-layered vector-based images that also have a textured, collaged look
James Wignall, AKA Mutanthands, demonstrates how to take your digital vector illustrations back in time
How do you give a fictional creature a distinct personality? Peskimo explain how to design a convincing monster
Collectable figures are a massive global industry. Lunartik reveals how to get your hands dirty and make your designs a reality
Vector work and an authentic look needn't be mutually exclusive, as Ollie Munden proves by bringing hand-drawn details to bold vector art
Shape up with oriental-inspired illustrations, made easy by designer Tom Lane
Chris Malbon reveals how to transform your old doodles into cutting edge portfolio-boosting work
Jacob Cass shares his insider knowledge on how to create a simple but effective logo design
Bored with graffiti-style graphics? Daniel Westwood demonstrates how to put a modernist twist on street art staples
Digital portraiture is as in demand as ever, particularly for editorial. Simeon Elson shows you how to get in on the act the easy way, whatever your style
Repetitive character prints are everywhere. Lo-Fi Creative's Anna Wray shows you the fast route to creating your own
The possibilities for adding humorous appeal to your type designs are limitless. Jessica Walsh shows you how to whip your letters into shape
Ben Mounsey shows you how to create characters that are easily transferable across the range of modern ad display mediums
Adhemas Batista reveals how to carry a visual style across different media for a big-name brand
Aaron Miller demonstrates how to take the pain out of pixel art
Ariel Di Lisio reveals how to transform an existing font into a unique, attention-grabbing logo
Digital textile design specialist Melanie Bowles shows how to create a signature plaid and prepare it for print