30 tutorials to turbocharge your graphic design skills!

Do you ever wonder how designers get their work to look so professional? It’s all about the details!

These 30 graphic design tutorials have been specifically selected to help you think about how you’re designing down to the smallest decisions, as well as to build your technical skills. And they’re geared to all levels — beginner, intermediate and advanced.

The fundamentals of shape design in Adobe Illustrator

Fundamentals

Programs: Illustrator
Level: Beginner
Skills: Effects, grouping, objects, paths, tools

Creating a 3D logo or icon with Illustrator

logo

Programs: Illustrator
Level: Beginner
Skills: Tools

Create sketchy-style vectors

sketch

Programs: Illustrator
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Brushes, objects, tools, workflow

How to create a cubist style logo design in illustrator

raven

Programs: Illustrator
Level: Beginner
Skills: Gradient, paths, sketching, tools, typography, workflow

How to: Make the Viget Inspire Background

viget

Programs: Photoshop
Level: Beginner
Skills: Color, layers, textures

How to create a sleek grid based website design

grid

Programs: Photoshop
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Color, grids, wireframing, typefaces

Learn to create a clean style portfolio layout

portfolio

Programs: Photoshop
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Gradients, layers, opacity, styles, tools, typography

Clean mobile login screen tutorial

landing

Programs: Photoshop
Level: Beginner
Skills: Patterns, tools, typography, styles

Design an appealing pricing table in Photoshop

pricing

Programs: Photoshop
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Blending, color, filters, styles, texture, typography

How to design a chatroom iPhone UI

sketching

Programs: Photoshop
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Color, gradient, sketching, styles, typography, wire framing

Create a simple map illustration

map

Programs: Illustrator
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Effects, grids, objects, tools

How to create a self-portrait in geometric style

Portrait

Programs: Illustrator
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Sketching, layers, objects, opacity, paths, tools

How to draw a classic electric guitar in Photoshop

guitar

Programs: Photoshop, Illustrator
Level: Advanced
Skills: Effects, filters, layers, masks, opacity, tools, transform

Realistic vintage vector tutorial

typewriter

Programs: Illustrator
Level: Advanced
Skills: Colors, gradients, opacity, texture, tools

Design an appealing print-ready restaurant menu in illustrator

menu

Programs: Illustrator
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Bleeds, effects, objects, opacity, paths, strokes

Create an amazing ad in photoshop

Ad

Programs: Photoshop
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Blending, colors, filters, gradients, layers, tools, transform

Brochure design re-imagined

brochure

Programs: Illustrator
Level: Beginner
Skills: Color, layers, objects, paths, strokes, workflow

Preparing artwork for screen printing in

printing

Programs: InDesign
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Effects, grids, typography

The Great Gatsby art deco style in Illustrator and Photoshop

gatsby

Programs: Illustrator, Photoshop
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Blending, color, filters, gradients, shading, tools, typography

Comic book style graphic design

comic

Programs:Photoshop or Corel Painter
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Color, layers, sketching, tools

Combine real and digital brushes

CA_TONUP

Programs: Photoshop
Level: Advanced
Skills: Brushes, colors, effects, layers, sketching, tools

Design fluid typography on watercolor background in Photoshop

fluid

Programs: Photoshop
Level: beginner
Skills: brushes, colors, layers, tools

How to create a detailed honey text effect in Adobe Illustrator

Honey

Programs: Illustrator
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Blending, effects, grids, objects, tools

How to create a steampunk type treatment in Photoshop

steampunk

Programs: Photoshop, Illustrator
Level: Advanced
Skills: Brushes, gradients, layers, shading, textures, tools

How to obtain the right color in Adobe Illustrator

Color

Programs: Illustrator
Level: Beginner
Skills: Color

Create your own time-saving Photoshop actions

actions

Programs: Photoshop
Level: Beginner
Skills: Actions

Master PDF exports

PDF

Programs: InDesign
Level: Beginner
Skills: Color, workflow

Create a trendy retro landscape design in Photoshop

photo

Programs: Photoshop
Level: Beginner
Skills: Colors, filters, layers, masks, tools, typography

16 x 16 Pixel art tutorial

pixel

Programs: Photoshop
Level: Beginner
Skills: Colors, tools

Bring a fluorescent transparency to life in Illustrator

whale

Programs: Illustrator
Level: Intermediate
Skills: Color, gradients, masks, opacity

Have any great design tutorials to share? Let us know in the comments!

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Kaitlyn Ellison
Kaitlyn Ellison

Kaitlyn is part of the Community Team at 99designs.com. She grew up in Boulder, CO and went to school at Northwestern University in Chicago. When she's not blogging, she spends her time having adventures and being generally creative. She's all about having new experiences as often as possible!

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