Tuts+ Workshop: Created by You, Round Six


We publish a wide variety of tutorials and tips on Vectortuts+, but it’s not often we get to see the other side of our tutorials. In our "Created by You" Tuts+ Workshop, we shine a spotlight on the fantastic work created by the students of Vectortuts+ and give you the opportunity to take part in Round Seven!


From time to time, we have readers show us what they've been able to create by using our tutorials or what's been inspired by one of our tutorials. Often seeing what others have made inspires others to give it a go. This is what our Tuts+ Workshop: Create by You, is all about... sharing with our readers what you've created!

Tuts+ Workshop: Created by You, Round Six

Check out these great vector pieces by our readers in this sixth installment and then find out how you can join in on this Tuts+ Workshop. There is more to come so if you don't see your vector here, keep your eyes open for the next one.

Amy Thompson

My name is Amy Thompson, I am 21 years old and from the UK. I have been interested in art for my whole life but have only recently discovered digital techniques. I love vector illustrations in particular and have started using Illustrator to create my own work. Using tutorials has helped me learn so much, and I hope to keep on improving

I have a deviantART gallery that can be found here.

Amy used the tutorial Create a Sparkly Female Portrait in Illustrator.

Candice McCown

Good day. My name is Candice McCown and I am a Graphic Designer. I am currently trying to master & improve my vector skills, and love using Vectortuts+ religiously to learn new and faster techniques.

To view more of my vector portfolio, check out my deviantART.

Thank you for all the wonderful tuts! Keep up the great work.

Candice used the tutorial Create a Fantasy Style Potion Illustration with Gradients and the Bristle Brush.


By the alias of "CiNiTriQs" I roam the web to find great tutorials in order to bump up my skills in the graphic/web-design world as well as my skills in the world of "art". The tutorials I have finished with the help of Vectortuts+ have already taught me plenty of techniques in as little time as possible. I like to start with the tutorial as a base-structure and give it a twist. (whether by implementing them in a bigger design, or by adding textures/reflections/dimensions).

You can check out my portfolio over on

CiNiTriQs used the tutorial Create an Aperture Style Camera Lens Icon.

Jivka Kalinkova

Jivka used the tutorial Quick Tip: How to Make a Nature Illustration with the Opacity Mask.

Ben aka Kingpin1055

I'm Ben, I was introduced to vector art and Illustrator about six-seven years ago and it's been a medium I've almost worked exclusively in, comprising the main bulk of my work on devianART.

Having such considerable control over the lines, and such a sharp finish are some of the most appealing aspects about vector. What I haven't learned through experimentation, I sought out with the help of online tutorials

Ben used the tutorial Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster.

Matt Bowring

My name is Matt Bowring, and I'm actually an EFL teacher in Chiang Mai - Thailand. I started learning to use Illustrator in order to make worksheets for my students at school, which has slowly evolved into a hobby and addiction. I love using illustrator, especially to create vector portraits of friends and family. Vectortuts+ has become a daily visit for me now and its such an awesome site, I can't begin to list all the skills I've learned over the past year or two visiting the site.

I saw the tutorial on the site to create a video game character sheet and I loved it, so I followed it along and adapted it to a character based on my "in-class persona" at school (well what I imagine in my head anyway) I would love for anyone to give me some comments/suggestions/critiques. Any kind of feedback is positive feedback for me.

Matt used the tutorial How to Design and Vector a Set of Character Poses for a Video Game.

Piklusowa aka Ewa

My name is Ewa and I'm a twenty years old girl from Poland. From the childhood I'm trying everything which is connected with art and creativity. During attempts creating layouts for websites I came across a vector graphic and probably I stuck in this for longer. I am self-taught, but in October I'm starting school relating to advertising. So far, I have learned by watching others work and following tutorials such yours. It's very helpful! In this way I learn new techniques and then I could try to connect them and use in my independent projects.

Ewa used the tutorial Quick Tip: How to Create Vector Camp Badges.

Sandro Ba

Sandro used the tutorial How to Create a Self Portrait in a Geometric Style.

Tiffany Francis

Hello my name is Tiffany Francis,i am 22 years of age from Trinidad and Tobago, I am currently a student at Pixels Art and Design Institute. I've only recently gotten into the graphic design world and loving every moment of it, the tutorials on this website is amazing and helps me learn a lot,thanks so much!

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

Tiffany used the tutorial Create a Beautiful Lily Pad Using Adobe Illustrator.


My name is Vincent from Greece. I learnt how to use Illustrator in a seminar 7 months ago, and I really liked it. I am trying to learn new things and improve on it the last 6 months. Safe icon tutorial was one of my favorites.

Vincent used the tutorial Create a Safe Icon in Adobe Illustrator.

How to Get Involved!

Would you like to show off what you've been able to create by following our tutorials? Are you proud of what you have achieved? Join the Vectortuts+ Facebook page and post what you've created by using a Vectortuts+ tutorial.


  • Artwork must have a visible similarity to one of the tutorials on the website, so readers can see what they could possibly achieve! It doesn't have to be perfect, nor does it have to look exactly like the end tutorial result, just similar.
  • We have readers checking out the Vectortuts+ Facebook page, so please link to the tutorial you used so others can check it out also.
  • You may submit more than one design, however we may spread the pieces over different articles to give other people a chance to shine as well.
  • When you publish your work on Facebook, please include one or two paragraphs about yourself and/or your work and a link to your website/online portfolio. We love knowing more about our readers, especially when we see how much creativity and talent they have!
  • Have fun! All submissions are welcome - regardless of whether you've been vectoring one month or ten years!
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