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Design & Illustration Learning Guides

Discover our selections of the best free design tutorials on a range of topics, all in one place. If you want to brush up your Photoshop skills or learn a new piece of software like Adobe XD, you’ll find learning guides here to help you do that. Or maybe you want something more specialised, like learning how to draw textures or how to paint hair. We’ve got guides to help you with that too.

Just browse through the list and click on a topic that interests you to discover more and to find links to our hand-picked selection of free tutorials, designed to teach you that new skill or software as easily and enjoyably as possible.

  1. Guides to Illustrator Tools

    12 Posts
    Learning the multiple possibilities with Illustrator vast array of tools is a mighty challenge to take on. We've got you covered though, with comprehensive vector tool guides, helpful vector tool introductions, and vector tips that will take you from a novice toward having a deep understanding of how these tools function. Get started with Illustrator's Pen Tool, as that is the quintessential vector tool to master, and then work your way through the rest of these guides.
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  2. Vector Portraits

    16 Posts
    Learning to draw the human figure and create stunning vector portraits can be an arduous task. Working with models, or photo references, finding the right pose, using just the right blend effect for skin, the correct vector brush for hair, are all subtle skills needed for the vector portrait artist.
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  3. Photoshop Basix

    29 Posts
    Are you new to Photoshop? Have you been trying to teach yourself the basics of Photoshop but have found the amount of educational material available on the net a bit overwhelming? Photoshop Basix, by Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor Martin Perhiniak, is a series of 25 short video tutorials, around 5 - 10 minutes in length that will teach you all the fundamentals of working with Photoshop.
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  4. Vector Text Effects

    22 Posts
    The right text effect can be one of the most important elements in any design or illustration. Often text effects involve an interesting combination of unique vector tool usage, artistic innovation, a designers eye for font choice, drawing skills, and an illustrator's touch. In this Creative Session, take your text to the next level with these vector text effect tutorials.
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