10 Fun and Useful Illustrator Tutorials

I've had a desire to improve upon my Illustrator skills lately or better yet develop some because quite frankly, anything above straight drawing and making basic pattern brushes is beyond me. I believe the best way to improve and/or build a skill like this is to do tutorials. While searching for fun tutorials, I came across these and thought I'd share.

Hair Braid Pattern Brush

I really, really want to have this brush. My first attempt at this tutorial wasn't that nice. It was ok but not as great as her's.

Lace Text Effect

I don't actually like the how the lace text looks BUT the lace brush you make and all the info contained within the tutorial is fantastic!

A Feather Brush and Set of Detailed Wings

Wrap Text

I'd always wondered about this one but I had no idea what it was called which made it difficult to search for, so I was very happy when I stumbled upon it. After I tried this tutorial, a bunch of other things sort of just clicked. I love when that happens.

Learn to Create a Variety of Script Lettering

Create a Polished Raised Type Treatment

How to Add Decorative Glamour to Your Ordinary Script Font

Holland Tulip Field

Tulips are my favorite flower so I had to add this one!

HGTV did something similar in one of their holiday commercial and I really loved the look. I took a few guesses on how to accomplish this but my first attempt didn't turn out as nice, so I was very happy to find this tutorial.

Abstract Vector Design