A compilation of tutorials and tips for Adobe Illustrator.

Illustrator should be used when you want to create vector-based imagery. This can include:

  • logos
  • illustrations to support
  • three-dimensional packaging mockup forms
  • detailed typographic elements
  • app buttons
  • environmental sign lettering
  • website wireframes
  • charts and graphs

What else can you make with Illustrator? Here’s a 3-minute video overview of Illustrator that includes the difference between vector and raster graphics and gives examples of what it does best.

Selected Tutorials

There are a lot of great tutorials out there on the web. Here are a few of our favorites:

Like learning any new skill, search the web and someone will probably have something posted to help you learn how to do it.

Some of Our Favorite Tips

How to Create Perfectly Outlined Shapes in Illustrator

Getting Vector Logos or Maps for Mockups

Do you need a digital version of a logo or map? Find a PDF and open it in Illustrator. It’s quite likely you’ll be able to copy the asset out of the PDF.

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Dennis Cheatham

Associate Professor, Communication Design

Miami University

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