Infographic Design

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Taking a collection of data and showing it in a way that's not only informative but looks good, can be a hard thing to do. You need to be mindful of design while at the same making sure that the data you're presenting is shown clearly and is easy to understand.

In this Creative Session, take your data to the next level with our collection of tutorials that cover useful techniques and tips for creating infographics, charts and maps that not only look
great, but communicate effectively with your audience.

Posts in this series
  • News
    Introduction: Vectortuts+ Session on Infographic DesignIntro thumb
    Today Vectortuts+ is proud to announce the launch of our latest Session - Infographic Design. The Infographic Design Session is a collection of tutorials covering subjects such as how to create infographics, charts, maps and more. This session is an ongoing collection of tutorials and articles covering all aspects of graphic design. Be sure to check back for updates!Read More…
  • Designing
    How to Create a Promotional Website Infographic in Adobe IllustratorPreview
    In this tutorial, we will learn how to collect and process statistical data, then visualize it using Adobe Illustrator. You will also learn how the various vector elements of this project were created, as well as how to save the project in PDF format, edit it, add hyperlinks, and place navigation between pages. This is a detailed infographic tutorial and you can follow along at the jump.Read More…
  • Designing
    How To Create Outstanding Modern InfographicsInfographic400
    In this tutorial you will learn that data doesn't have to be boring, it can be beautiful! Learn how to use various graph tools, illustration techniques and typography to make an accurate and inspiring infographic in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Designing
    Quick Tip: Use Illustrator Effects to Spice Up Your GraphsPreview
    Illustrator's graph tool is quite useful for visualizing data, but the results aren't terribly exciting to look at. A few simple tricks can go a long way in making your graphs much more interesting.Read More…
  • Theory
    How to Add Illustrative Flair to an Infographic Without Compromising DataThumbnail
    Flavoring a project with a little illustrative flair, is a temptation of many who design infographics. After all, you are tasked with taking information and statistics and trying to make people care enough to notice them by visualizing it. But how much is too much when it comes to adding your own personal illustration style in a graphic? And, can your illustration style possibly compromise the very data you wanted to communicate? Illustrations can play a crucial role in an infographic, but you have to make sure they are appropriate to the content and don't steal the show. Here are a few things to keep in mind...Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: How to Create a 3D Map Pullout for Information GraphicsPreview
    In this Quick Tip Video, you will learn how to use a clever trick to make a map element appear to zoom out from its background. Popular with information graphics, this effect is perfect for a variety of creative uses. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Case Study
    Envato Remote Staff Infographic: A Case StudyPreview
    A few weeks ago I pulled together an infographic to highlight some facts and figures regarding Envato's Remote Staff. Let's take a look at some of the decision making, workflow and techniques that went into making it.Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: How to Create a Simple Set of Map PinsPreview
    In this quick tip you will learn how to create a simple set of map pins. It all starts with a simple circle, some pixel perfect vector shape building techniques and the Rounded Corners effect. Next, using the Pathfinder options along with a bunch of simple effects we'll create the extra paths. Finally, we'll use some basic masking and blending techniques. Let's begin!Read More…
  • News
    Interview with Brad Woodard - Illustration, Design, and InfographicsPreview
    Everyone welcome Brad Woodward to Vectortuts+! Brad has a well rounded portfolio of design, illustration, and infographics. He works for powerhouse design firm Column Five Media where he tackles big client projects. Additionally, he's constantly exploring with personal work, and taking on freelance commissions. Learn about Brad's interest in mid-century modernism, how his style has evolved rapidly, and key ingredients that make an infographic successful.Read More…
  • Infographics
    Producing an Informative Map In Perspective with IllustratorMappreview
    We're going to illustrate a map. A fairly simple directive, but before we go any further we need to establish why we're illustrating it. By illustrating we're going to give the final product personality, flair, a bit of life.Read More…
  • Designing
    Quick Tip: Spice Up Your Graphs with Column DesignsPreview
    Illustrator includes a powerful graph tool that allows you to present numerical data in a visual manner. In this Quick Tip, you'll learn how to augment a column graph with Illustrator artwork for a more interesting and informative look.Read More…
  • Designing
    Turn a Boring Bar Graph into a 3D MasterpiecePreview
    In this tutorial, you'll learn to plot an accurate bar graph using Adobe Illustrator's Graph Tool. We'll also render the graph to give it additional visual appeal. Successful completion of this tutorial requires an intermediate knowledge of Illustrators tools. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Web Roundups
    40 Inspirational Infographic Blogs, Portfolios, Showcases, and ResourcesInfo is beautiful book
    Every now and then we all need a good dose of infographic goodness. Varied, emotive and often surprising, infographics help us absorb facts and figures in the most effective way possible: visually. Go on, grab a cappuccino and dive into this collection of infographic resources.Read More…
  • Designing
    Create a Personalized Toolkit for Making MapsPreview
    There's no need to reinvent the wheel every time you draw a map. With Illustrator, you can set up your own map-making toolkit, full of the styles, symbols and other elements you use every time. Having all of these things in one place which will ensure accuracy, consistency and readability, three of the most important qualities of an informational graphic.Read More…
  • Designing
    Quick Tip: Creating a Simple Map InfographicPreview
    With the introduction of our new Tuts+ Workshop: Freestyle Map Challenge, I thought I'd show you how I created this Simple Map Infographic. With the help of Google Maps, Symbols and Excel, I've been able to put together this quick map infographic on my ten favourite places in Great Britain. So let's get stuck in...Read More…
  • Community Projects
    Tuts+ Workshop: Freestyle Map Infographic Challenge200
    Vectortuts+ loves Illustration and discovering new talent, so today we are proud to be launching a new community project that combines both, the Tuts+ Workshop: Freestyle Map Infographic Challenge. The best thing is, you can be a part of it! It's great for beginners and advanced users a like. Find out how to get involved, at the jump.Read More…