Vectips Monthly Roundup – July

July

There are a number of great tutorials, freebies, and articles related to vectors coming out on the web daily. Starting each month, I’m is going to roundup some of the best posts that I have found useful.  I can’t include everything I’ve seen throughout the month, but you can follow my Twitter feed to get all the daily links. Post comments with links that I have missed so everyone can see them!

Tutorials

Learn Illustrator CS3 in 30 Days

A series of tutorials from iStockdiary, great for beginners or for brushing up on your Illustrator skills.

Learn Illustrator CS3 in 30 Days

Create a Sketchy Hand-Drawn Camera Illustration in Illustrator

If you like my Create Sketchy-Style Vectors tutorial, you will love this one  by Katie Marcus from Vectortuts.

Create a Sketchy Hand-Drawn Camera Illustration in Illustrator

How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator

I easy to follow tutorial with great results from Blog.SpoonGraphics.

How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator

Craft a Dramatic Vector Landscape Environment

This is an intermediate tutorial from Vectortuts, but if you are a beginner don’t hesitate, try it out.

Craft a Dramatic Vector Landscape Environment

Create an Envelpe Icon With a Satin Feel

A nice tutorial using some basic Illustrator functions from AiVault.

Create an Envelpe Icon With a Satin Feel

Other Tutorial Links For July

How to Draw Your Own Vector Wings

Create a Stylized Gradient Mesh Soccer Ball Illustration

Make a Fairy-Tale Inspired Magical Hand Shaped Vine

Illustrator Make with Mesh

Create a Can of Beans by Mapping Vectors to a 3D Object

Vectips Tutorials on Vectortuts

Create A Jeweled Dollar Sign

Create a Vector Lock Icon Design

Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment

Illustrate a Grunge Style Talking Skull in Vector

Vector Freebies

Vector Freebie & Micro Tutorial: Seamless Swirls

A free and tutorial for a seamless pattern from the always wonderful GoMedia.

Vector Freebie & Micro Tutorial: Seamless Swirls

Swirly Curls

The Swirly Curls artwork is broken up into mainly elements, making it easy to use individual elements in other artwork.

Swirly Curls

8-bit Vector Freebies

Nice set of 8-bit characters created by Adam Law from GoMedia. Check out the tutorial for creating these vectors.

8-bit Vector Freebies

Free Vector African Animals Set

A selection of some African animals. The artwork is free to use it in personal or commercial projects.

Free Vector African Animals Set

40 Image Editing Vector Icons

A nice big set of icons designed by GoSquared.

40 Image Editing Vector Icons

Other Vector Freebie Links For July

Free Floral Wallpaper Vector

Free Tree of Diversity Vector

Free Vector Illustrations

Free China Dream Vector

Free Mixed Silhouettes Vectors

10 Great Grunge Vector Packs

Free Vortex Waves Vector

Free Blogging Related Logos In High Resolution

BySkell Free Samples

Articles

Vector Illustration: 60+ Illustrator Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices

A big list of tutorials, tips, and inspiration.

Vector Illustration: 60+ Illustrator Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices

Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts

A good list of common Illustrator shortcuts.

Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts

Logo Design Project Step by Step Walkthrough

A great article on the process of designing a logo. I’m happy the article included the crucial step of sketching before any work is done on the computer.

Logo Design Project Step by Step Walkthrough

Maintaining Rhythm and Flow in Vector Character Design

An informative article on character design by Pasquale D’Silva on Vectortuts.

Maintaining Rhythm and Flow in Vector Character Design

Top 10 Sites for Illustrator Tutorials

A list of some of the top Illustrator sites.

Top 10 Sites for Illustrator Tutorials

Other Article Links For July

13 Amazing Sites to Find All The Vector Tutorials You Could Ever Need

The Best Illustrator Books & Videos For Learning

Illustrated Vector Landscape Web Design Trend

10 Amazing Examples of Vector Speed Drawing

58 Wonderfully Cute Illustrated Monster Characters

Inspiration

Interview With Vector Illustrator Charlene Chua

An interview with Charlene Chua with some insight to her creative process.

Interview With Vector Illustrator Charlene Chua

Some Vector Magic Ahead

Some amazing vector illustrations.

Some Vector Magic Ahead

Inspiration: Cool Vector Cars

Some photo realistic vector car illustrations.

Inspiration: Cool Vector Cars

Other Inspiration Links For July

Cris Vector

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