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
- Tools & TipsQuick Tip: How to Make Longcat Truly Infinitely Long in Adobe IllustratorSharon Milne
- IllustrationCreate an Innocent Fluffy Kitten With Basic Shapes in Adobe IllustratorMonika Zagrobelna
- Tools & TipsQuick Tip: How to Create a Simple Paw Print Scatter Brush in Adobe IllustratorSharon Milne
- HalloweenPlay With Blends and Image Trace to Create a Simple Cat Scene in Adobe IllustratorSharon Milne
- IllustrationCreate a Slam Dunk Cat With Textured Background in IllustratorMasha Goubar
- IllustrationCreate a Large Face, Cat Illustration from Stock in Adobe IllustratorSharon Milne
- PromotionUsing a Stock Base to Create a Playful Cat IllustrationSharon Milne
- IllustrationCreate a Fluffy Halloween Cat using the Paintbrush Tool and GradientsSharon Milne
- AnimalsCreating an Adorable Strawberry Tiger in Adobe IllustratorAsher Benson
- Adobe PhotoshopCreate an Illustrative Logo From a PhotographCheryl Graham
- IllustrationHow to Create a Sleeping Cat on a Pile of Books and Indoor Plants in Adobe IllustratorNataliya Dolotko
- Global InfluencesHow to Create a Maneki Neko Lucky Charm in Adobe IllustratorYulia Sokolova
- Adobe IllustratorNew Course: Vector Silhouettes for BeginnersAndrew Blackman
- VectorNew Course: Vector Pet Portraits (Featuring Cats!)Andrew Blackman
- Icon DesignHow to Create a Set of Flat Animal Icons in Adobe IllustratorYulia Sokolova
- VectorHow to Create a Furry Cheshire Cat Inspired Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorDiana Toma
- AnimalsHow to Create a Soft, Furry Kitten in Adobe IllustratorSharon Milne
- Character DesignHow to Create a Cute Cat Character in Adobe IllustratorAndrei Marius
Photoshop Tutorials for the Crazy Cat Lady
- Adobe PhotoshopCreate a Run Cycle Animation From Scratch in Adobe PhotoshopMonika Zagrobelna
- Digital PaintingHow to Paint a Dapper Victorian Cat in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves
- HalloweenFrom Speed Paint to Detail: Paint a Bat-Cat in Adobe PhotoshopMonika Zagrobelna
- AnimationHow to Create a Walking Kitten Animation In Adobe PhotoshopMonika Zagrobelna
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Surreal Underwater Scene With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Photo Manipulation of a Cat and Flying Fish With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
- CrazyTalk AnimatorHow to Create an Animated Character with Photoshop and CrazyTalk Animator 3Monika Zagrobelna
Drawing Tutorials for the Kitty Devotee
- DrawingHow to Draw Animals: Cats and Their AnatomyMonika Zagrobelna
- DrawingHow to Draw Animals: Big Cats, Their Anatomy and Patterns - Part 2Monika Zagrobelna
- DrawingHow to Draw a Tattoo-Style Tiger With Colored PencilsHellobaby
- IllustrationRealism, Photorealism, and Style in DrawingMonika Zagrobelna
- AnimalsHow to Draw a Roaring Lion Step by StepMonika Zagrobelna
- Drawing TheoryHow to Use Gestures to Draw Creatures From ImaginationMonika Zagrobelna
- AnimalsHow to Draw a CheetahMonika Zagrobelna
- AnimalsHow to Draw a TigerMonika Zagrobelna
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.