2021 brought loads of awesome new content, both written and video tutorials, to the Design & Illustration section here on Envato Tuts+. Let us share with you the top 40 written tutorials and the top 20 videos of 2021!
Before we jump into the list, let's look at what Envato Tuts+ has been doing over 2021:
- Our team grew over 2021, and we're still adding more to our team!
- We're creating our long-form video content now for free, for our YouTube channel.
- Speaking of which, we just hit the 700,000 subscriber mark on the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel!
So let's jump into our favourite and most popular tutorials of 2021.
40 Best Design & Illustration Tutorials & Articles of 2021!
Based on several metrics, these are the most popular and best tutorials from 2021:
- Cartoon Fundamentals: How to Draw a Cartoon Face CorrectlyCarlos Gomes Cabral13 Jun 2021
- How to Create a Grass Action Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopAnderson Luiz22 May 2021
- Creative Arabic Calligraphy: Square KuficJoumana Medlej26 May 2021
- Design a Print-Ready Beer Label in Adobe IllustratorAlan Ballard18 Feb 2021
- Hand Lettering: How to Vector Your LetterformsScott Biersack30 Mar 2021
- How to Create a Layered Floral Typography Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopRose15 Apr 2021
- How to Apply an Outer Glow to Layer Styles in PhotoshopJohn Shaver22 Nov 2021
- How to Create a Cartoon Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopJan Stverak19 Apr 2021
- How to Create a Christmas, Knitted Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorAndrei Marius16 Apr 2021
- How to Create a Cool Glitch Photo Effect in Adobe PhotoshopMelody Nieves03 Mar 2021
- How to Create a Magma Hot Text Effect in PhotoshopGianluca Giacoppo21 May 2021
- How to Create a Pride Rainbow Gradient Overlay in Adobe IllustratorSharon Archer-Thomas01 Oct 2021
- How to Create a Retro Boxing Poster in PhotoshopIvan Gromov20 Nov 2021
- How to Create a Realistic Neon Light Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopRose11 May 2022
- How to Make a Metallic Effect in IllustratorAndrei Marius14 Dec 2021
- How to Create a Sketch Effect Action in Adobe PhotoshopMarko Kožokar08 Jun 2022
- How to Create an Easy Digital Glitch Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopRose20 Jan 2021
- Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Roundhand ScriptNaselle Anderson03 Aug 2021
- How to Create a Sci-Fi Outer Space Scene With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le13 Jan 2021
- How to Create a Vintage Photo Filter With Photoshop in 60 SecondsMelody Nieves20 Jan 2021
- How to Draw a RoseMonika Zagrobelna18 Jul 2021
- How to Create a Watercolor Background Using Adobe IllustratorIaroslav Lazunov04 Sep 2021
- I Want to Draw: Simple Exercises for Complete BeginnersMonika Zagrobelna11 Jul 2021
- How to Insert an Image in InDesignErica Gamet03 Dec 2021
- How to Install and Use Brushes in Adobe IllustratorMary Winkler08 Feb 2021
- How to Draw TreesMonika Zagrobelna28 Jul 2021
- Quick Tip: Troubleshooting Font Problems in Adobe InDesignGrace Fussell02 Aug 2021
- How to Make a Leather Texture in PhotoshopMohammad Jeprie15 Mar 2021
- SVG Files: From Illustrator to the WebIan Yates26 Mar 2021
- How to Create a Vintage Type PostcardJesse Hora Dot Com02 Feb 2021
- How to Optimize an Animated GIF: 10 WaysMartin Perhiniak14 Sep 2021
- The Basics of Drawing Type & Creating Your Own Handwritten FontGrace Fussell09 Jun 2021
- How to Create Different Vector Textures Using Adobe IllustratorAndrei Stefan07 Sep 2021
- How to Make Watercolor Effects in Photoshop Quickly With ActionsMarko Kožokar11 Jan 2021
- How to Draw Animals: Dogs and Wolves, and Their AnatomyMonika Zagrobelna01 Dec 2021
- How to Create and Customize Procreate BrushesDaisy Ein24 Jun 2021
- Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Cursive ScriptNaselle Anderson09 Mar 2021
- How to Write in the Sand in Adobe PhotoshopRose07 Jun 2021
- How to Draw a Unicorn Step by StepMonika Zagrobelna12 Jul 2021
- How to Create a YouTube Banner in Adobe PhotoshopHector Heredia25 Aug 2021
20 Best Free Design Video Tutorials
As you may have guessed, 2021 saw plenty of awesome free video courses and tutorials on our Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel. Check out these gems:
Happy New Year, and Let's Smash 2022!
We want to thank you for being part of the Envato Tuts+ community and enjoying the content we publish. Whether you've been with us for over a decade or just discovered us from a search, we hope we've been able to inspire you or solve a problem for you.
On behalf of the Envato Tuts+ team, have a fantastic 2022!
Check out our past annual roundups for more content which may have passed you by:
- 60 Best Design and Illustration Tutorials & Videos of 2020!Sharon Archer-Thomas01 Jan 2021
- 50 Best Design and Illustration Tutorials & Articles of 2019!Sharon Archer-Thomas01 Jan 2020
- 50 Best Design and Illustration Tutorials & Articles of 2018!Sharon Archer-Thomas01 Jan 2019
- 50 Most Awesome Design & Illustration Tutorials & Articles of 2017!Sharon Archer-Thomas01 Jan 2018
- The 50 Best Design Tutorials & Articles of 2016Sharon Archer-Thomas02 Jan 2017
- The Top 40 Design & Illustration Posts of 2015Sharon Archer-Thomas01 Jan 2016
- The Top 40 Design & Illustration Posts of 2014Sharon Archer-Thomas01 Jan 2015
- The Top 25 Vector Tutorials on Tuts+ in 2013Sharon Archer-Thomas01 Jan 2014
- Animal Illustration Inspiration: Character, Wild and Cute!Nona Blackman03 May 2022