Jun 06

The Best Illustrator tutorials for Creating Detailed Portrait Illustrations

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 03:00 — julie

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A great collection of tutorials for how illustrator can be used in order create detailed portrait illustrations of people. If you want to master how to create illustration this is must read resource. We would love for you to share your favourite tutorial featured within the post.

Make Watercolour style portraits


With this tutorial, youare going to work through ways of creating digital portrait illustrations that have a unique and somewhat tactile feel of marker and watercolor. This tutorial will focus on using a drawing tablet and Adobe Illustrator. There will be a focus on technique and technical settings, but the overall product will rely on your own personal style and taste.

Modeling the Human Face in Illustrator


With a simple and direct methods described in this tutorial, you can create a female portrait easily. This process will have you creating anatomically correct human faces in no time.

Vector Tutorial for Illustrator


A great tutorial for creating an illustration portrait of David tenant.

How to Create a Mosaic Portrait from a Photograph


This is a fun way to turn a photograph into an interesting vector portrait. Get sophisticated results with just a few easy steps, then modify it using a wide range of Illustrator’s live effects.

How to Create a Glamorous Portrait Using Adobe Illustrator


The final result will be 100% vector; therefore will retain its scalable properties. This walk through is ideal for those an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Illustrator. Illustrator CS5 was used for the tutorial although you can do the majority of the elements in the majority of vector programs. A Wacom Bamboo A5 tablet was also used, however you can achieve the same results with a mouse.

Creating a Portrait Using Only Four Colors!


This portrait tutorial uses professional techniques that will allow you to create stunning illustrations.

How To Create a Beautiful Vector Portrait in Illustrator


Follow this step by step tutorial for the making of my first vector art portrait of Tron Legacy’s Quorra. Learn how the portrait is carefully traced and vectorized in Adobe Illustrator to create an interesting vexel style design

Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster


This tutorial is inspired by Sheppard Fairey’s famous political poster series for the Obama campaign in the US. We’ll be showing you how to create this style of design. We’ll start with basic image editing techniques in Photoshop to get our guide layers setup, and then we’ll jump into Illustrator. You don’t need any fancy equipment to do this. I used an older mouse that still has the rubber ball.

Create a Sparkly Female Portrait in Illustrator


In this step-by-step tutorial you will learn how to create a sparkly female portrait through playing with transparency and overlapping vector shapes. In this tutorial you’ll also learn to experiment with colors and just letting go of your creativity.

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