Vectips is a blog about Adobe Illustrator tips, tricks, and tutorials. It’s run by Ryan Putnam, a talented illustrator/designer, and an exclusive artist at iStockphoto. You can also find interviews of professional designers and excellent monthly roundups of Illustrator resources on Vectips.
- Create Sketchy-Style Vectors
- Create Abstract Backgrounds in Illustrator
- Creating Halftone Effects in Illustrator
Blog.SpoonGraphics– Free tutorials, Premium
Blog.SpoonGraphics is the personal weblog of talented Graphic/Web Designer, Chris Spooner. He writes about design-related topics, and his tutorials are renowned as useful and top-notch. Check out the Tutorial section to quickly find Illustrator-related tutorials.
- Create a Cute Vector Monster from a Pencil Sketch
- Logo Design Project Step by Step Walkthrough
- How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator
VECTORTUTS is a blog and tutorial website on Illustrator and vector illustration. It’s one of the more recent additions to “TUTS” network which include NETTUTS, PSDTUTS, and AUDIOTUTS. You’ll find high-quality, detailed tutorials on vector illustration as well as excellent roundups.
- Create a Vibrant 3D Pixel Type Treatment
- Illustrator’s Type Tool: A Comprehensive Introduction
- Methods for Creating Random Vector Noise
Veerle’s blog, written by Veerle Pieters, a reknowned Belgian graphic/web designer, posts top-notch tutorials on Illustrator. Check out her Tutorials category archive and Photoshop-Illustrator category archive to quickly find Adobe Illustrator-related posts.
- Creating simple Art Brushes in Illustrator
- Command shape in Illustrator
- Recolor artwork using Illustrator’s LiveColor
I decided to look at other promotional websites that feature illustration tutorials, i did this to find inspiration for my own, to make sure I will include the most featured qualities on each of the tutorials, to help me with layout and positioning and to help with pricing. I found when looking on these websites the prices of the tutorials were very poorly shown on screen, in fact for a few of these tutorials even after navigating through pages I still could not find the pricing. Although I need see a few of the tutorials price range- £10/ £20 per month seems to be the average price for illustration tutorials, although as my promotional website will be aimed towards UI and UX designers looking to expand their skills for their own personal use, I feel as though i could stretch the prices a little further. I was considering for my tutorials to be starting on £20 a month, running for 8 weeks long meaning the course will only cost £40 to complete. Although I was thinking of also creating a more advanced class that will hopefully range from £40-£50 per month.