In 2011, we showed you how to create a myriad of artistic styles in Adobe's vector art tool. Here are the ones you've loved most – from type art and faux 3D effects to infographics and retro stylings.

Tune in tomorrow for our list of the 2011's most popular After Effects tutorials and in-depth guides – and, if you haven't already, check out our Top 10 Photoshop tutorials of 2011.


The secrets of beautiful caricatures

Drawing people is not the most obvious application of vector imagery, but Stanley Chow shows it can deliver brilliant results


Design a magazine infographic

Paul Butt has created an infographic about Doctor Who's most feared enemy – the Daleks – and reveals techniques on how to produce stylish and intelligible infographics.


Woodcut effects for type art

It’s easy and quick to produce vector art with a vintage woodcut feel, as Karan Singh shows – and custom brushes are the key


Designing type art for Haiti

Learn how 12 artists from the Blood Sweat Vector collective came together to design art in aid of earthquake victims


Master composition in vector art

Great art doesn’t have to be complicated, as Petros Afshar proves by conjuring up a bird graphic out of basic building blocks


The secrets of cute character art revealed

Bubblefriends-creator Sascha Preuß teaches the art of designing colourful cartoon characters and reveals the principles of cuteness


Create a seamless, Mexican-inspired pattern

Berlin-based artist Amrei Hofstätter (aka Vertico's Puppets) shows you how to create a complex, colourful Mexican-inspired pattern by using just two simple geometric objects in Illustrator


Faux 3D finishes in Illustrator

Karan Singh shows you a clever and ridiculously quick way of giving your flat illustrations a faux 3D finish – without leaving the confines of Illustrator


Design retro isometric illustrations

Vector illustration can produce beautifully clean, precise artwork, but the results can also be a bit soulless. Here Mark Oliver creates those clean, precise shapes and then ‘grubbies’ them up for a more organic retro look.


Create vector halftone effects

One of the hardest things to accomplish in vector illustration is a halftone. Here we show you how to create one in only four steps.