It's long been established that the human race is run by furry overlords known as "cats". I myself am a slave to two adorable, yet dominant felines who have manipulated my behaviour to overly share their images on social media and make them subjects of many vectors.
For International Cat Day, we at Envato Tuts+ would like to celebrate the awesomeness of cats with a roundup of our favourite tutorials in the Design & Illustration section featuring our feline friends. In addition, our community has shared their own creations for you to check out!
Vector Tutorials for the Feline Fanatic
- Quick Tip: How to Make Longcat Truly Infinitely Long in Adobe IllustratorSharon Archer-Thomas01 Apr 2013
- Create an Innocent Fluffy Kitten With Basic Shapes in Adobe IllustratorMonika Zagrobelna21 Aug 2013
- Quick Tip: How to Create a Simple Paw Print Scatter Brush in Adobe IllustratorSharon Archer-Thomas06 Dec 2012
- Play With Blends and Image Trace to Create a Simple Cat Scene in Adobe IllustratorSharon Archer-Thomas30 Oct 2014
- Create a Slam Dunk Cat With Textured Background in IllustratorMasha Goubar08 Aug 2017
- Create a Large Face, Cat Illustration from Stock in Adobe IllustratorSharon Archer-Thomas06 Feb 2014
- Using a Stock Base to Create a Playful Cat IllustrationSharon Archer-Thomas05 Mar 2013
- Create a Fluffy Halloween Cat using the Paintbrush Tool and GradientsSharon Archer-Thomas04 Oct 2012
- Creating an Adorable Strawberry Tiger in Adobe IllustratorAsher Benson03 Mar 2015
- Create an Illustrative Logo From a PhotographCheryl Graham21 Jun 2017
- How to Create a Sleeping Cat on a Pile of Books and Indoor Plants in Adobe IllustratorNataliya Dolotko18 Feb 2016
- How to Create a Maneki Neko Lucky Charm in Adobe IllustratorYulia Sokolova23 Nov 2016
- New Course: Vector Silhouettes for BeginnersAndrew Blackman27 May 2016
- New Course: Vector Pet Portraits (Featuring Cats!)Andrew Blackman25 Sep 2015
- How to Create a Set of Flat Animal Icons in Adobe IllustratorYulia Sokolova20 Apr 2023
- How to Create a Furry Cheshire Cat Inspired Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorDiana Toma24 Apr 2018
- How to Create a Soft, Furry Kitten in Adobe IllustratorSharon Archer-Thomas09 May 2017
- How to Create a Cute Cat Character in Adobe IllustratorAndrei Marius09 Nov 2017
Photoshop Tutorials for the Crazy Cat Lady
- Create a Run Cycle Animation From Scratch in Adobe PhotoshopMonika Zagrobelna09 Jul 2014
- How to Paint a Dapper Victorian Cat in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves02 Mar 2015
- From Speed Paint to Detail: Paint a Bat-Cat in Adobe PhotoshopMonika Zagrobelna31 Oct 2014
- How to Create a Walking Kitten Animation In Adobe PhotoshopMonika Zagrobelna28 Jan 2015
- How to Create a Surreal Underwater Scene With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le15 Sep 2015
- How to Create a Photo Manipulation of a Cat and Flying Fish With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le09 Aug 2017
- How to Create an Animated Character With Photoshop and CrazyTalk Animator 3Monika Zagrobelna12 Dec 2017
Drawing Tutorials for the Kitty Devotee
- How to Draw Animals: Cats and Their AnatomyMonika Zagrobelna13 Dec 2021
- How to Draw Animals: Big Cats, Their Anatomy and Patterns - Part 2Monika Zagrobelna12 Dec 2013
- How to Draw a Tattoo-Style Tiger With Colored PencilsHellobaby29 Jan 2014
- Realism, Photorealism, and Style in DrawingMonika Zagrobelna01 Aug 2014
- How to Draw a LionMonika Zagrobelna02 Jul 2022
- How to Use Gestures to Draw Creatures From ImaginationMonika Zagrobelna13 Jun 2016
- How to Draw a CheetahMonika Zagrobelna19 Jul 2018
- How to Draw a TigerMonika Zagrobelna19 Feb 2018
Now, I did notice something when I was putting together this list. Monika Zagrobelna and I appear to be the perpetrators of around 80% of cat education on Tuts+ in the Design & Illustration section. Hmmm, let's side-step that for now.
Submit to Our Feline Overlords!
An article on cat tutorials could not be complete without showing off the art work our community has created. So here's some awesome work from some of our readers. Thank you to everyone who sent me work to show off for this article!
Show Us Your Cats!
We'd love to see your felines, be it artwork or photographs of your feline friends. Upload them to the comments, and don't forget to leave links to your social media and website for others to check out more of your work.