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40+ Vector Characters Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials

July 23rd, 2009

Having a unique design is a must to get your visitor’s attention. Vector characters can establish a memorable image of your site in the reader’s mind. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop are great for a sketchy or hand-drawn feel. Creating these effects are relatively easy with Live Trace, Live Paint, Brushes and the ability to create you own brushes. This article contains a mixture of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials that will be a great help to you to create visually appealing cartoon characters.

At the end of this post you will find breathtaking & interesting illustrations from some of the best graphic designers and artists.

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44 comments for „40+ Vector Characters Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials
  1. Kimcool on July 23rd, 2009 at 4:55 am

    Nice Photoshop tutorials..love so much.

  2. joyoge designers' bookmark on July 23rd, 2009 at 5:44 am

    beautiful characters and nice tuts, thanks for the list..

  3. Jash Sayani on July 23rd, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I LOVE ALL OF THEM !!

    • umiar on March 5th, 2010 at 3:25 am

      Jash u r right all good thems

  4. Atlanta Printing Company on July 23rd, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Wow. this list is amazing

  5. Brant on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Nice post, lots of cool digital art.

  6. Rick on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Always looking for these type of roundups. Thanks

  7. Freelancer Crowd on July 23rd, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks for the very nice selection!

  8. derp on July 24th, 2009 at 2:27 am

    these types of tutorials are of no use to anyone. all they will show you how to do is copy someone elses drawing. and especially in the case of the ‘emo kid’ the drawings are horrible.

  9. doruman on July 24th, 2009 at 3:43 am

    Very intersting idea and very nice Photoshop tutorials, many thanks for the share

  10. Nilson Saavedra on July 24th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    hey derp, in my opinion, im sorry but ur wrong, copy makes u understand how the draw was made, so u know the procees u can apply for ur own, not necessarily u need to copy, or u gonna tell me that when ur learning to play piano, u dont play Mozart pieces, Chopin or else, see, ur playing someone else´s composition, here its the same, thanks!

  11. pelfusion on July 25th, 2009 at 8:31 am

    I will try the twitter characters first…nice roundup

  12. mamdouh on July 25th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    good,thanks

  13. Promoteware on July 28th, 2009 at 1:08 am

    This is a great collection of characters. Could come in very useful for many things down the road.

  14. Eric Shafer on July 28th, 2009 at 5:29 am

    Really nice tutorials, thanks for the roundup!

    Featured here: http://www.presidiacreative.com/best-of-the-web-30/

  15. Kaplang on August 2nd, 2009 at 1:26 am

    really love the tutorial and especially the image of kirby :) thanks for this.

  16. shravan on August 3rd, 2009 at 4:22 am

    Love the characters and whole collection.

  17. Web Overhauls on August 3rd, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Wonderful characters and tutorials, thank you! Too bad I’m not a graphic designer, but can keep tryin’.

  18. DesignDazzling on August 5th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    nice vector graphics

  19. Diane on August 7th, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Nice collection, but not all look neat

  20. Andrey on August 7th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Creative!

  21. Priti on August 10th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    amazing tutes…

  22. Luis Lopez on August 13th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Excellent collection, some of those are my favorites, thanks for the quality.

  23. Ezuca on August 31st, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    This is such a cool list. I wish I could try creating one.

  24. Commander Selvam on September 8th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    The designs are amazing, thanks for giving tutorial on illustrator

  25. dandy on September 15th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Very nice. Illustrations are cool as always.

    Regards.

  26. Honey Singh on October 23rd, 2009 at 6:31 am

    Very informative for creating an unique design with these vector characters for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

  27. Tanjila Jesmeen on December 26th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    itz really great.thanks for sharing.

  28. PSDDude on March 19th, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Very cute characters !

  29. Kevin on March 20th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Can you update the tutorial links please. Some tut dont have tut at all…

  30. Narender on October 6th, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Very nice and easy to understand tutorial!

  31. Brett Widmann on October 23rd, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Very nice selection here. Thanks for the post

  32. warawat on November 19th, 2010 at 10:50 am

    very good lighting effiects.

  33. designerdorsey on December 8th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Great tutorials! Thank you :-)

  34. Preston Racette on December 20th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Amazing tuts! Keep it up!

  35. Cgbaran on January 2nd, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Great tutorials thanks;)

  36. Katheleen Mailman on January 18th, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Aw, this was a very nice post. In thought I want to put in writing like this additionally – taking time and actual effort to make an excellent article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and not at all appear to get one thing done.

  37. Erica on October 3rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    This post was phenomenal. I am doing a lot of research for my own blogging project and hope to create my own graphics for it.

  38. Praveesh on November 8th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Wow! I was looking for such a tutorial. Thanks for posting…

  39. Harish Kotra on December 7th, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Well, these kinda tutorials inspire people to create their own mascots and icons :) Thanks mate ;)

  40. Steve on May 22nd, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    You definitely forgot to mention these vector characters: http://vectorcharacters.net/ (Btw – these are all free)

    • Anna on June 26th, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Just what i was looking for, thanks mate!

  41. M.Mohamed Rafi on September 20th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Nice.. super Vector tutorial…thanks for the post… keep on post …

  42. Pete on October 20th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    The furry monster is great! Keep posting more vector characters!