by Sharon Milne


December 3, 2013

Top 5 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials on Tuts+ in November 2013

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Welcome to this month’s catch up showcasing our favorite Adobe Illustrator tutorials available on Tuts+. We publish tutorials on techniques and effects to make awesome vector graphics in Illustrator. My name is Sharon Milne, the Vector and Drawing Editor on Tuts+, and it is my pleasure to share with the Illustrator community five of our most interesting and popular tutorials published during November 2013.

How to Create a Flat, Subtle Textured Fox in Adobe Illustrator

Yulia Sokolova always brings us quirky and easy to create characters, and in November it was no exception. In this tutorial, she shows us how to create this cute female fox with a subtle texture. There are some great illustrative tips in this one, too.

You can check out more of her work on her portfolio and on Behance.

How to Create a Candy Striped Text Treatment with Colorful Candy Accents

Mary Winkler is at it again with her color-filled tutorials. This time around she brings her playful style to this great text treatment.

You can check out more of her work over on her portfolio and on Behance.

It’s Guy Fawkes Night! Create a Bonfire With Blends in Adobe Illustrator

Diana Toma is at it again with another one of her tutorials, which not only helps mark events in the calendar but brings us a useful tutorial we can apply to many other illustrative projects. This time around, we’re looking at Guy Fawkes Night.

If you’re not aware of Guy Fawkes Night, it’s a British event marking the day when Guy Fawkes was caught trying to blow up the House of Lords. The British observe this anniversary with bonfires and fireworks (to signify the use of gunpowder in the plot).

Quick Tip: How to Create a Traditional Wreath in Adobe Illustrator

Nataliya Dolotko is a legend using basic shapes and processes in Adobe Illustrator; her tutorials are always a hit with our readers. In this quick tip tutorial she shows us how easy it is to create a laurel wreath.

You can check out more of her work over on her portfolio.

Quick Tip: Create an iOS 7-Inspired Flower Icon Using the Rotate Tool

Flat design has certainly been the big trend of 2013, and with Apple releasing iOS 7, it’s fair to say the trend will be around for a little while longer. The beauty of this trend is that it makes vector the go-to medium for creating this great style. With that in mind, Chris Carey has created another cracking tutorial. This time around, he shows us how to create the Photos App icon using the Rotate Tool.

You can check out more of his work over on his deviantART.

Get into Easy Character Design

If you’re just getting into Adobe Illustrator and want to try out some fun and easy projects, let me recommend our Easy Character Design session. Not only will you pick up some handy tips and hints which you can apply in future projects, but you’ll also finish these tutorials with an often cute, quirky character. Learning is always much more fun when you can create something so happy!

Easy Character Design


On behalf of the Vector Author Team on Tuts+, I’d like to thank you for checking out this months top five. There’s plenty more being posted every week day in a variety of areas.

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