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Adobe Illustrator is one tool that comes as a blessing for all the designers out there. Correct me if I am wrong! Well, this is easy to learn but not that easy without taking the help of some professionals who have already mastered in the field of designing.

Lot many designers who have been in the field since long or the ones who with their creative skills have created master-pieces in short span of time love lending helping hands by giving the step wise procedure of getting the desired results in the form of tutorials.

We at ‘TheDesignBlitz‘ keep coming up with best Adobe Illustrator tutorials of year 2013 to make it easy for all those who are seeking help and keep looking for the same. What we do is we jot them down all at one place. As you all know, we make the monthly roundups of these best Adobe Illustrator tutorials which we hope are solving the purpose. Here, we have come up for the first time with the yearly round up. Ofcourse, you know we started in the middle of 2013. So, it is our first yearly or I must say half yearly roundup.

Want to take a look at these? Scroll down and hit a jump!

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Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of Year 2013

1. Create a Rainbow Vomiting, Kawaii Unicorn in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create a rainbow vomiting Kawaii unicorn with the help of this simple to follow tutorial.

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2. Vector Breaking Bad RV in Illustrator

‘Breaking Bad’ you all know is one of the best TV programs ever and this Adobe Illustrator helps you recall the RV which we create as a vector. You indeed would love to try your hands on this one.

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3. How to Create Glass Infographics Vector Elements

Learn how to create vector glass objects that you can use as elements of infographics taking the help of Gradient Tool, Transparency panel, Shape Builder Tool and Transform effect which save a good amount of time.

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4. Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Vintage Car Service Logo

How about creating a vintage car service logo? Well, follow this step-wise procedure.

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5. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Use Illustrator’s Live Trace to create a vector pattern illustration

Designer Johann Chan helps you create an editorial illustration based around the theme of international Internet commerce with this simple to understand tutorial.

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6. How To Create an Ornate Compass Rose in Illustrator

Making optimum use of various techniques in Illustrator and build up layers of details with this step by step guide thereby resulting into detailed black and white compass rose illustration with various symmetrical pattern effects.

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7. Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop tutorial: Create a euphoric abstract haze

Learn how to subtly use Overlay effects and Selective Color to change the mood of your image with this easy to understand tutorial.

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8. Draw Realistic Compact Cassette in Illustrator and Photoshop

Ingenious designer from Indonesia, Mohammad Jeprie wrote this Adobe Illustrator tutorial to help users draw a realistic compact cassette.

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9. How to create a water lily in Illustrator

This one might sound to be simple one but the result is indeed superb. This asks users to do many clever actions like rotating, duplicating and experimentation to get the desired results.

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10. Create a Sticky Summer Typography Printable Poster in Illustrator

Users can learn how to create a typography poster perfect for closing of summer In it a pre-made font is used, pre-made pattern is adjusted and simple techniques are followed.

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11. How to Create a Geometric, WPAP Vector Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Wedha Abdul Rasyid, is a talented designer  from Indonesia who posted this tutorial at tutsplus to help users create a Wedha’s Pop Art Portrait in Adobe Illustrator.

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12. Create a Punk Queen of Hearts, With a Sleeve Tattoo in Illustrator

Learning the process of vectoring rendition of the “Queen of Hearts” playing card with an eccentric young girl has gone real easy with this tutorial.

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13. Create a Realistic Body Spray

Learn to draw a realistic body spray from scratch easily with this Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

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14. Illustrator Tutorial: Garlic

Imagine illustrating two pieces of garlic in Adobe. Well, tis tutorial might sound easy but asks you to make optimum use of your creative skills and tools in Adobe.

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15. Create a Tic Tac Toe Mobile App Interface in Adobe Illustrator

With this tutorial users can easily learn how to create Tac Toe game interface in Adobe Illustrator.

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16. How to create elements of infographics or abstract shapes in Illustrator

Spotted at Vectorboom, this tutorial helps create abstract composition which users can use in various other infographic projects too.

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17. Create a Cute and Simple Panda With Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

Creating this cute illustration with upside down panda in Adobe Illustrator asks users to use basic shapes and some use of the Pen Tool and definitely their creative skills.

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18. Vector Ink Anyone? Create an Abstract Tattoo Design in Adobe Illustrator

Create hand-drawn tattoo styled illustration in Adobe Illustrator using graphic tablet such as Wacom and other tools in Adobe.

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19. How to Draw a Simple, Super Kawaii Pineapple in Adobe Illustrator

Creating cute little pineapple with some basic shapes and simple gradients in Adobe Illustrator is pretty easy with this Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

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20. How to Create a Beautiful Flip Flop Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to draw a beautiful beach icon like colorful beach flip flops with the help of this Adobe Illustrator tutorial in which step-wise procedure is listed for creating sandy texture using various brushes, patterns available in Adobe Illustrator.

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21. How To Create a Set of Vector Weather Line Icons

Learn how to build a set of consistently styled icons would be a perfect match for a weather app with this Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

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22. Create an Innocent Fluffy Kitten With Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial lets you learn how to create a fluffy kitten by manipulating basic shapes, matching colors, creating simple brushes, Clipping Mask and  Graphic Styles.

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23. Create a Vinyl Record Player Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a vinyl player icon in Adobe Illustrator using a simple grid and the snap to grid feature along with basic tools.

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24. How to Create a Dark Fairy Tale Character in Adobe Illustration

This dobe Illustrator tutorial, lets you create ‘Beauty and the Beast’ picture that is a piece originally written by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and popularized by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont in quite a simple way.

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25. How to Create a Simple Image Slider in Adobe Illustrator

eating image slider can be simple if you get some help like tutorial. Setting up a simple grid and creating pixel perfect shapes is easy and this tutorial helps you does the same.

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26. How to Create a Candy Striped Text Treatment with Colorful Candy Accents

Learn how to create a candy-striped rope-like lettering with two techniques in Adobe Illustrator CC.

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27. How to Create a Flat, Subtle Textured Fox in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to create a cute dressed fox, drawn and colored in a flat style in Adobe Illustrator with the help of this tutorial.

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28. Create a Radial Progress Bar in Adobe Illustrator

In this Adobe illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a radial progress bar.

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29. Adobe Illustrator tutorial: Design an isometric infographic

Tim Smith has come up with this tutorial that provides an insightful tips and trick for creating an isometric illustrator in simple and fun way.

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30. Design a geometric pattern for an poster

Learn how to create one of Simon C Page’s complicated posters using nifty tricks in Illustrator and InDesign with this help of this Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

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31. Create a Sparkling, Glitter Portrait From Stock in Adobe Illustrator

With this tutorial users can learn how to create a sparkling portrait. You can create your own skintone palette, render flawless skin, create hair from brushes and add a good handful of glitter.

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32. Create a Simple School Teddy Bear in Adobe Illustrator

Create a cute Teddy Bear and some school themed items with the help of some really basic shapes and the Pathfinder panel. All thanks to the help this tutorial provides.

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33. How to Create a Traditional Wreath in Adobe Illustrator

Creating wreaths that are a popular addition to traditional looking logos and emblems goes easy with the stepwise procedure explained in this Adobe Illustrator.

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34. Master dynamic gradient techniques

With this tutorial Russian artist Alexandra Zutto has tried to make all you users learn the tricks of building up complex, beautiful images by layering and building up small, straightforward segments.

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35. It’s Guy Fawkes Night! Create a Bonfire With Blends in Adobe Illustrator

With this Adobe Illustrator tutorial users can learn how to create fire in Adobe Illustrator with the help of Blend Tool.

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36. Create a Thanksgiving Illustration With Basic Shapes Using Illustrator

Learn how to create a pilgrim character, bowl and roasted turkey in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial using simple shapes.

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37. Create a Quick and Easy Skyscape Using Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator

With the help of this tutorial you can learn how to create a skyscape with the help of image trace in Adobe Illustrator.

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38. Create a Vector TV Remote

Learn how to create a semi-realistic vector TV Remote in Adobe Illustrator, also you can add shadow highlights to your TV Remote using various blending modes following the simple steps listed in Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

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39. Cartoon Landscape in Adobe Illustrator 

This is an artwork tutorial that lets you learn how to design a cartoonish style landscape using the Illustrator Symbol Library and choosing Nature symbols.

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40. How to Create Ice Skates in a Softly Drawn Vector Style in Illustrator

Users can make sweet pastels and scalable graphics with the help of Bristle Brushes, the Appearance panel and some Effects with ease following the simple steps listed in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

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41. Create a Price Tag Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Taking the help of this tutorial you all can learn how to create a simple price tag icon in Adobe Illustrator.

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42. How to Create Clothing Zipper in Adobe Illustrator

If you all noticed there are two images pinned below and I would like to point out that this Adobe Illustrator tutorial is divided into two parts. Users will learn how to make accurate vector constructions using various tools and color the vector objects of the Clothes Zipper using traditional techniques besides creating a fabric texture with the help of Phantasm.

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43. Use Basic Shapes to Create a Complex Catrina Poster in Illustrator

Taking the help of this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, users can learn how to create Catrina poster with geometric shapes like the rectangle, circle, polygon, Pathfinder panel, the Outline Stroke option, Offset Path and the Zig Zag effect. 

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44. Create a Microphone in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

To help users create an illustration of a Microphone in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, this tutorial is prepared.

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45. How To Create a Dark Lunar Poster Design with PS & AI

This tutorial helps users learn how to create a dark lunar poster with Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

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46. Create a Haunting, Dia De Los Muertos Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial promises to help users learn how to create Lady of the Dead for inspiration.

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47. Create a Simple Hatchet Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

With this tutorial users can learn simple hatchet illustration using grid and the snap to grip feature, basic tools, effect and vector shape building techniques.

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48. Create Kawaii Inspired Halloween Wrapping Paper in Illustrator CC

This tutorial promises to guide you throughout the process of creating a cool gift-wrapping paper.

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49. Create a Tim Burton Inspired Bride of Frankenstein in Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial will make you learn how to create a symmetrical Halloween Brides of Frankenstein portrait in Adobe Illustrator using the Reflect Tool.

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50. Create a realistic 3D character without 3D software

Tim Smith in this Adobe Illustrator guides you to create semi-realistic 3D looking characters with the help of techniques like lighting, depth of field and texture and much more.

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51. Create a 3D vector icon in Fireworks or Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial lets you learn how to create a 3D-looking icon adding fine details and shadows with the help of textures, gradients and lights.

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52. Create melted chocolate type

With this tutorial, Radim Malinic has tried to help you all to create the semblance of words spelt out in melted chocolate.

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53. How To Create a Comic Style Text Effect in Illustrator

Learn to create a comic book inspired text effect with the help of Blend tool and produce cool halftone patterns to give the design to get the retro look as final product.

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54. Create quirky repeating patterns

Andrew Groves has tried to help you in learning how to make map-like imagery using simple shapes and icons for illustrating geographical features from a bird’s-eye point of view which look like those in OS maps.

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55. Create “Dia De Los Muertos” Decorations on a Skull in Adobe Illustrator

Take the help of this tutorial and learn how to create a pre-made skull Monika Zagrobelna using Meshes in easy to follow steps.

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56. Cartoon Style Space Scene Tutorial

Create a cute cartoon style space scene illustration with simplified vector shapes and solid bold colors, various tools and techniques and not to forget the help this tutorial provides you with.

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57. Create a Death Goddess inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead

Bon Iver’s illustration was created for Entradas Agotadas music magazine using illustrator’s pressure-sensitive ‘Blob Brush’ to  bringa hand-drawn illustration to life.

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58. Making a horror movie poster with vector set 23

Re-create the poster for Dracula’s daughter that you all know is a fictitious movie and get this as a magnificent result. All thanks to the help this tutorial provides.

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59. Use Stroke Textures to Enhance a Halloween Illustration in Illustrator

This tutorial makes you learn themed illustration using Adobe Illustrator, its Pen tool, brush strokes, and following  simple steps  to get the desired result.

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60. Create a Simple Power Button in Adobe Illustrator

This simple power button is easy to create in Adobe Illustrator using various shapes, tools and following some simple tricks.

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61. Create a vector map collage

This is a tutorial lets users come up with an image that shows diversity behind Australia. It includes forest, deserts and much more.

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62. Create an iOS 7 Inspired Tab Bar Icon Set in Adobe Illustrator

The exciting release of Apple’s iOS 7 has given lot many designers an option to come up with the tab bar icons to suit this new iOS. This tutorial promises to help you learn how to make icons in the flat, thin-line style used throughout iOS 7.

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63. How to Create a Cute, Nerd-Like Snake Character in Adobe Illustrator

With this tutorial you will learn how to draw a cute nerd-looking snake character in Adobe Illustrator. If you can notice, it is composed of two main parts that is the head and the body.

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64. How to create an infographic template in Metaball style with Adobe Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial promises to help users create an infographic template using Metaballs.

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65. Create a Detailed Circuit Board Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

With the Blob Brush Tool (Shift -B) users can  get fantastic fungi dancing on their art board in Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial helps you do the needful in just few simple steps.

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66. How to Create an Enchanting Broom in Adobe Illustrator

With this tutorial you can learn how to create a broom illustration in Adobe Illustrator using various shapes and techniques in Adobe.

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67. Create a stunning photo montage

Markie Darkie helps you learn how to create a superb photo montage which can be done by repetition and layering of shapes, efficient use of simple color palettes with the aid of layer style effects or a file of vector elements.

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68. Add vector flair to model shots

This tutorial by Camilo Bejarano lets you learn how to use the rounded, gentle textures of vectors in playful and very tactile contrast to come up with an elegant model shot.

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69. Create a Colorful, 1940s-Inspired Witch in Adobe Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator lets you create a bright and colorful little witch flying high above a city with the Pen Tool, Blob Brush Tool, Gradient Tool, and Shape Builder Tool.

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70. Abduzeedo Happy Holidays Art in Illustrator and Photoshop

Learn how to create a simple vector mark with the help of this Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

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71. How to Create a Digital Doodled Snowflake in Adobe Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator makes you learn how to create odd shapes from folded pieces of paper.

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72. How to Draw an Angry Bird in Illustrator

With this tutorial you will learn how easy and fun drawing a red angry bird vector is all you want is making optimum use of cool tools like pen tool and many more like these.

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73. Create a 3D Paper Bird With Geometric Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

Creating a vector illustration of a paper bird by drawing and modifying geometric shapes in Adobe Illustrator is not that difficult as it might appear to be. From the initial stage that is making a sketch to create a 3D looking paper bird to gradients for creating depth all can be done easily following the step-wise procedure listed in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

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74. How to Vector Three Wise Teddy Bears Without the Pen Tool in Illustrator

With this Adobe Illustrator tutorial you can learn to create classic concept of the “Three Wise Monkeys” with a teddy bear character design entirely from basic shapes.

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With this we come to an of end of best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of the Year 2013. Which one(s) of the above listed tutorials motivated you to try your hands on? Personally, I like many of them and my favorite ones are the Wise Teddy Bears and that innocent Fluffy Kitten. Would definitely want to try these. Which one or I must say ones are your favorites? Do let us know!