30 Beautiful Photoshop Illustration Tutorials

Oct 12 2008 by Jacob Gube | 25 Comments

Illustration is usually done in vector graphics applications like Adobe Illustrator or CORELDraw. But with the robustness of Adobe Photoshop, designers who don’t have access to vector graphics software can achieve vector-like objects and compositions with it.

In this collection, you’ll find 30 brilliant illustration/drawing tutorials using Adobe Photoshop from top-notch Photoshop tutorial sites.

1. Floating in Air USB Key Illustration

Floating in Air USB Key Illustration - screen shot.

2. Realistic Wine Bottle Illustration

Realistic Wine Bottle Illustration - screen shot.

3. Vector-Looking Cat Illustration

Vector-Looking Cat Illustration - screen shot.

4. Vector Style Illustration in Photoshop

Vector Style Illustration in Photoshop - screen shot.

5. Veilside Fortune RX7

Veilside Fortune RX7 - screen shot.

6. Drawing with The Pen Tool

Drawing with The Pen Tool - screen shot.

7. Vector Coffee Cup

Vector Coffee Cup - screen shot.

8. Blue Vector Character from Pencil Sketch

Blue Vector Character from Pencil Sketch - screen shot.

9. Detailed Compass Icon in Photoshop

Detailed Compass Icon in Photoshop - screen shot.

10. Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas - screen shot.

11. Drawing Homer Simpson

Drawing Homer Simpson - screen shot.

12. Cartoon Hot Air Balloon Scene

Cartoon Hot Air Balloon Scene - screen shot.

13. Amazing Retro Rainbow Curves

Amazing Retro Rainbow Curves - screen shot.

14. Splashy Leaf Wallpaper In Photoshop

Splashy Leaf Wallpaper In Photoshop - screen shot.

15. Creating a True .EPS File Using Vector Masks

Creating a True .EPS File Using Vector Masks - screen shot.

16. Simple Vector Logo Design

Simple Vector Logo Design - screen shot.

17. Custom Sim Cards

Custom Sim Cards - screen shot.

18. Realistic Decorated Wine Bottle Illustration

Realistic Decorated Wine Bottle Illustration - screen shot.

19. Super Retro Style Game Controller

Super Retro Style Game Controller - screen shot.

20. Delicious Green Apple Illustration

Delicious Green Apple Illustration - screen shot.

21. Super Shiny Pencil Icon

Super Shiny Pencil Icon - screen shot.

22. Billiard Balls in Photoshop

Billiard Balls in Photoshop - screen shot.

23. Custom Mac OSX Style Ring Binder Address Book

Custom Mac OSX Style Ring Binder Address Book - screen shot.

24. Illustrate a Traffic Cone Icon in Photoshop

Illustrate a Traffic Cone Icon in Photoshop - screen shot.

25. Create a Brilliant Vector Lighter

Create a Brilliant Vector Lighter - screen shot.

26. Photoshop Scissor Icon

Photoshop Scissor Icon - screen shot.

27. USB Pen

USB Pen - screen shot.

28. Photoshop Weighting Machine

Photoshop Weighting Machine - screen shot.

29. Drawing a Car Lineart in Photoshop

Drawing a Car Lineart in Photoshop - screen shot.

30. Create an iPod Touch

Create an iPod Touch - screen shot.

Want to see more tutorials?

If you enjoyed this collection, be sure to check out the first collection of this series of Photoshop tutorials.

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25 Comments

liam

October 12th, 2008

Holy shit, that “Veilside Fortune RX7″ tutorial just made my day, and it looks amazing.

Stevedave

October 12th, 2008

Why wouldn’t you just use Illustrator and just do these the easy way?

Jacob Gube

October 13th, 2008

@Stevedave: I personally use both. I use Illustrator for vector graphics that need to be scaled like logos which can go on a business card or a billboard. With that said – and this is especially true for designers just starting out – if you don’t have access to the educational version of Adobe products (man, I miss college), you may have a hard time affording Illustrator and Photoshop. I would have to agree with you in that Adobe Illustrator is much easier to use when it comes to vector illustration, and it’s the right tool for stuff that need to scale.

NaldzGraphics

October 13th, 2008

these are freaking nice list. some of them are new to me:)
thanks for the share.and also thanks for the include of my two tutorial

Ronald

freakingcupcake

October 13th, 2008

Exactly… Illustrator… why not? Way easier there. None-the-less, sweet shit. Helped me out with some homework for a few classes.

graphicartist2k5

October 13th, 2008

i think anyone can “afford” creative suite, as long as they know where to look for it. ;)

that said, i prefer to use photoshop for quite a few vector-based projects. maybe it’s because i use it so much, but i do like using illustrator for logo designs, and anything else having to do with typography. honestly, i don’t see why adobe hasn’t integrated illustrator with photoshop, and just made it one program that can do all sorts of vector-based things that are done primarily in illustrator, and all the raster-based things that are done in photoshop. the new version of photoshop will have more 3d capabilities than cs3 did, so why not just integrate illustrator right into photoshop, and then adobe would have one HELL of a killer program?

Designer

October 13th, 2008

this is absolutely unbelievable….. top class.

Arjen

October 13th, 2008

Very nice list you’ve got here! Thanks for sharing, I’ll Digg it!

Brad

October 13th, 2008

Super awesome!

Jacob Gube

October 13th, 2008

In the spirit of the topic of this post, I dug up the first vector illustration (can’t believe I still had it!) that I created when I was in college. I used Adobe Illustrator 10 at the time. It’s very rough and I used a stock photo for reference so it’s not freehand, but for the fun of it – here it is: My First Vector Illustration.

Have you got any vector art you’d like to showcase? Got links to your first ever digital art project? Share it with us over here, I’d love to see your artwork!

business

October 13th, 2008

Absolutely remarkable! I’m going to make an effort to try all of those tutorials and recreate those.

David

October 14th, 2008

Excellent resource. thank you.

arbon

October 15th, 2008

These are the same ugly crap I see everywhere. Where is the good stuff?

Dainis Graveris

October 17th, 2008

oh, great the few 5 tutorials are new for me :) thanks! :)

UTogger

October 22nd, 2008

Every one of these has the Illustrator “look.” It’s neat to know the same effects can be created in Photoshop. Cool!

zoolo BOY

November 21st, 2008

Thanx, a lot of very useful stuff!

kiran

November 24th, 2008

Superb…Thanks for sharing.

web design

November 25th, 2008

Wow, the “Green Apple” illustration is superb. The reflection of light and addition of moisture is top notch graphics work.

River

December 1st, 2008

These things are beautiful!I’m a student interested in illustrations,and I draw pictures both with pencils and Photoshop.
First time to come here.

Theraisa K

June 28th, 2010

Wow, those are some great illustrations. I will definitely be trying out a few in my spare time!

madhu

September 2nd, 2010

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!these r amazing………..

Nisha singh

July 28th, 2011

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!VERY NICE………………

Nisha singh

July 28th, 2011

VERY NICE………………

LM

August 29th, 2011

Cripes, I was doing this level of work way back circa 2000 as a web designer/developer using PS 4 and illustrator 6. Funny how things haven’t progressed that much even though the software has by leaps and bounds…

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