Adobe's vector design and art tool Illustrator offers tools to help you create stunning illustrations, informative infographics or artful type. Whichever you want to do right now check out our list of the top 40 Illustrator tutorials, written by some of the world's leading illustrators and designers.

Adobe Illustrator can appear to have a daunting number of tools – tools that Adobe is adding to on a regular basis – but whatever you want to do with it, we have the tutorial for you here.

Techniques covered here include low-poly portrait creation, faux 3D effects, character art, linework, shading perspective, vintage effects and more.

Some of these tutorials are designed to help you learn the new tools in Illustrator CC – and some will work no matter which version of Illustrator you own.

Vector portrait and low-poly tutorials for Illustrator

Let's kick off with this corker from Breno Bitencourt.

Create a low-poly portrait

In this tutorial, Brazilian designer Breno Bitencourt shows you step-by-step how to create a stylish low-poly portrait in Illustrator and Photoshop.

The secret to creating works in this style is working from the best reference photos – and first off Breno reveals how to capture these (using himself as a model). He then reveals how to work these up in Photoshop, then create a vector version in Illustrator.

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