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Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, Articles, Books, Software

The Adobe Illustrator section provides annotated links to helpful, top quality, reliable Illustrator tutorials, vector graphics tutorials, tips, and more for Illustrator CS4, CS3, and more. Illustrator tutorials are for all levels, from newbies to advanced Illustrator users and cover how to use features within Illustrator (such as the Text Tool, Live Trace, the Pen Tool, Brushes, Mesh Tool), and how to create various effects with Illustrator, such as swirls, curls, swooshes, ribbons, and how to create vector graphic icons or navigation buttons and tabs, how to integrate Photoshop CS4 and Illustrator CS4 using Vector Smart Objects, and much more.

You'll also find Adobe Illustrator brushes, symbols, vector images, Illustrator product information and help, discussion lists, online forums on Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator CS4reviews of Adobe Illustrator CS4, CS3, Illustrator sites, blogs, and resources. You'll also find Adobe Illustrator CS4 book recommendations and Illustrator CS4 training videos below.

Be sure to check out our other pages on Adobe Illustrator: Adobe Illustrator Brushes, Adobe Illustrator Symbols, and Adobe Illustrator Discussion Lists, Forums, Blogs, Sites, and Adobe Illustrator Reviews, Documentation, TechNotes, Help.

Do you know of some good articles, tutorials, books, or resources related to Adobe Illustrator, vector graphics, brushes, symbols, shapes, gradients, Web graphics, or graphics programs? Recommendations are welcome and appreciated!

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The Adobe Illustrator tutorials below are listed by their primary techniques used; however, many of them cover more than one technique, so be sure to check out other Illustrator tutorial topics/categories here, too.

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Adobe Illustrator Techniques, General Tutorials

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Popular Books on Adobe Illustrator CS3
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  •  Adobe Illustrator CS3 Classroom in a Book, by Adobe Creative Team. Adobe Press; Bk&CD-Rom (4-24-2007) 
  •  Adobe Illustrator CS3 Wow! Book. By Sharon Steuer. Peachpit 09-29-2007 
  • Illustrator CS3 for Windows and Macintosh. By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas. Peachpit (10-29-2007) 
  •  Cover - Illustrator CS3 Essential Training (CD-ROM). by Mordy Golding. lynda.com, Inc (May 2, 2007). 
  •  Cover - Adobe Illustrator CS3 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques. by David Karlins, Bruce K. Hopkins. Adobe Press (June 25, 2007). 
  •  Cover - Real World Adobe Illustrator CS3. by Mordy Golding. Peachpit Press (July 26, 2007). 

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Adobe Illustrator Drawing, Illustration Tutorials

See also below, Adobe Illustrator Live Trace, Pen Tool, Tracing, Vectorizing Tutorials.

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Adobe Illustrator Effects Tutorials

Great tutorials on creating various effects within Adobe Illustrator. See also below, Adobe Illustrator Gradients, Gradient Mesh Tool, Working with Gradients Tutorials.

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Adobe Illustrator Gradients, Gradient Mesh Tool, Working with Gradients Tutorials

Some of the general tutorials above include the use of gradients, but those listed here specifically target techniques for using gradients in Illustrator or using Illustrator's Gradient Mesh tool.

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Adobe Illustrator Live Trace, Pen Tool, Tracing, Vectorizing Tutorials

Techniques, tutorials on how to use Illustrator to trace sketches or other images to create vectorized images. See also above, Adobe Illustrator Drawing, Illustration Tutorials.

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Adobe Illustrator Text Tool, Working with Text Tutorials

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Adobe Illustrator Techniques and Tutorials for Print, Print Production

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Create Curls, Swirls, Swooshes, Ribbons, and Other Shapes with Adobe Illustrator

For ready-made free and commercial vector shapes and images, see Vector Images, Illustrations, Icons, Web Site Icons.

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Create Custom Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Below are tutorials on how to create your own custom Illustrator brushes, including art brushes, calligraphic brushes, scatter brushes, pattern brushes, and more. For free Illustrator brushes see Adobe Illustrator Brushes.

Looking for Illustrator brushes? See Adobe Illustrator Brushes.

You might also like Commercial, Free Illustrator Swatches, Patterns Swatches.

You might also enjoy WebsiteTips.com's Photoshop resources, Create Custom Brushes for Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Brushes.

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Create Custom Patterns for Adobe Illustrator

Below are tutorials on how to create custom Illustrator patterns, pattern swatches, some including creating and using pattern brushes and others creating and using Illustrator symbols. See also the sections on this page, Create Custom Brushes for Adobe Illustrator and Create Custom Symbols for Adobe Illustrator.

You might also like Commercial, Free Illustrator Swatches, Patterns Swatches.

You might also like Commercial, Free Illustrator Swatches, Patterns Swatches.

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Create Custom Symbols for Adobe Illustrator

Below are tutorials on how to create your own custom Illustrator symbols and also how to create symbols for use with Illustrator's Symbol Sprayer tool. For commercial and free Illustrator symbols see WebsiteTips.com's Adobe Illustrator Symbols section.

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Create Graphic Buttons or Tabs with Adobe Illustrator

For ready-made graphic buttons, especially vector images for Adobe Illustrator and other vector graphics software, see Vector Images, Illustrations, Icons, Web Site Icons.

You might also enjoy WebsiteTips.com's resources, Create Graphic Buttons or Tabs with Adobe Photoshop.

Create Graphic Icons with Adobe Illustrator

Below are helpful tutorials on how to create vector icons with Adobe Illustrator. You might also enjoy WebsiteTips.com's resources, Create Graphic Icons or Favicons with Adobe Photoshop. Looking for free or royalty-free icons? See Free or Commercial Web Site Icons and Vector Icons, Vector Web Site Icons.

For many more Adobe Illustrator tutorials, see also Illustrator Sites and Resources.

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Recommended Books, Video Training on Adobe Illustrator, Illustrator Software

Adobe Illustrator CS4 Books
  •  Cover - Adobe Illustrator CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques. by David Karlins. Adobe Press (12-11-2008). 
  •  Cover - Real World Adobe Illustrator CS4, 1st Edition. by Mordy Golding. Peachpit Press (12-29-2008). 
  •  Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book, by Adobe Creative Team. Adobe Press; Bk&CD-Rom (11-22-2008) 
Adobe Illustrator CS4 Software

Illustrator CS4 is available for purchase on its own or bundled within several Adobe Creative Suite CS4 packages. Illustrator CS4 is bundled within Adobe Creative Suite CS4 Web Premium, Design Standard, Design Premium, Production Premium, or the Master Collection. Links to more information for both Windows and Macintosh versions are below.

What's in each CS4 bundled edition? See Adobe Creative Suite 4 Matrix: What's in Each Edition? here at WebsiteTips.com.

Adobe Illustrator CS4 Software for Windows
  • Adobe Illustrator CS4
  • Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) Web Premium
  • Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) Design Standard
  • Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) Design Premium
  • Adobe CS4 Production Premium
  • Adobe CS4 Master Collection
Adobe Illustrator CS4 Software for Macintosh
  • Adobe Illustrator CS4
  • Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) Web Premium
  • Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) Design Standard
  • Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) Design Premium
  • Adobe CS4 Production Premium
  • Adobe CS4 Master Collection

Order/upgrade to the latest Adobe Illustrator CS4 today!

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