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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. Icon Design

    20 Posts
    Icons can range in level of detail, from the simple and symbolic, to those with realism and intricate detail. In either case, they need to be metaphorically meaningful and instantly recognizable. They have to communicate at a glance. We've assembled the best tutorials, articles, and resources we have on icon design here on Vectortuts+ into this Creative Session. Learn how to create functional and beautiful vector icons that will fit seamlessly within your designs.
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  2. Design Essentials

    14 Posts
    The Design Essentials Session is a collection of tutorials covering subjects such as Typography, Print Design and Logos. This session is an ongoing collection of tutorials and articles covering all aspects of graphic design. Be sure to check back for updates!
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  3. Core Art Skills

    6 Posts
    Ben Mounsey shares his in-depth knowledge and analysis of the skills required to become a better illustrator. This creative session outlines four main skills; using sketchbooks, life drawing, working in traditional 3D and using traditional media techniques for your digital work, culminating in a professional tutorial that will knock your socks off!
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  4. Poster Design

    14 Posts
    Successful poster designs communicate a clear message, make you halt and look, then draw you into the finer details. Posters are large canvases that give designers plenty of space to make masterpieces. In this session, you’ll learn how to incorporate the right font for the needed text, compose an effective layout, mix your illustration and design skills, grab attention, and more.
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