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We ended the year 2013 with the yearly roundups. With the hope that you all loved checking out those. Talking about Adobe Illustrator tutorials, if you all remember, one of the yearly roundup included 70+ Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of Year 2013. The list was huge and we loved compiling it for the main motive that is to help all you beginners or intermediate level designers get the glimpse of how to come up with the best Adobe Illustrators and yes, the overall visual appeal those provide us with.

Well, the new year 2014 has already begun and as you all know in the first week of the new month we come up with the monthly roundup of preceding months cool tutorials that promise to guide you all throughout in an easy to understand manner.

Here is the list of best Adobe Illustrator tutorials of January 2014. Check these out and choose for yourself as to which one(s) would you like to try your hand on!

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Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of January 2014

1.  How to Create Artwork in Opt Art Style Using Adobe Illustrator

This useful Adobe Illustrator tutorial makes you learn how to create an optical illusion with the help of simple geometric forms, the Blend Tool and Live Effects.

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2. Abstract Grunge Vector Background

In this cool Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to use Illustrator to make a 100 percent vector grunge abstract background. Besides, we will learn how to layer with transparencies and blends in order to achieve depth and a grunge style.

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3. Create lush, glossy vector images

In this useful Adobe Illustrator tutorial, Thomas Burden makes you learn how to create striking, vibrant work in Illustrator using a simple color palette and basic blur effects particularly Illustrator’s built-in Gaussian Blur effects.

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4. Draw realistic liquids in vector art

In this tutorial, Nikola Adzic shows how to create a quick and easy abstract technology background. In it Appearance Panel is made use of for speeding up the process and keep the objects fully editable. Basic shape tools, gradients and blend tool are used to create a nice looking abstract vector backgrounds.

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5. Add stylish ornaments to type

Adding ornaments to type is an artform that has been around for many centuries. Going through this tutorialmakes you learn the basics of adding ornament to type in conjunction with Illustrator techniques like trace and the Pathfinder panel.

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6. How to Draw Hair and Clothes for a Virtual Dress-Up Doll in Illustrator

If you love playing with dolls, dressing them up and likewise then this tutorial is for you. This Adobe Illustrator makes you learn how to create a doll, draw hair and clothes with the Blob Brush Tool, make a Clipping Mask, use the Blend Tool, and apply various Blending Modes to objects within the vector work to create better transitions between elements.

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7. How to Create a Safety Pin Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial will make learn how to create a simple safety pin illustration in Adobe Illustrator. This is an ideal tutorial for the starters as they can create the main shapes with the help of grid and Snap to Grid feature, simple circles and rectangles, Warp and Rounded Corners effects plus some basic vector shapes building techniques.

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8. How to create a seamless heart pattern using Illustrator CS6

In this beautiful Adobe Illustrator tutorial, you will learn how to create a seamless heart pattern for Valentine’s Day, using Adobe Illustrator CS6.

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9. Discover hidden depths in type illustration 

Illustrator Charles Williams makes you learn how to create an elegant logotype with a 3D finish. Besides, you will learn how to integrate it successfully into a photograph to give a naturalistic result.

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10. Create a Chemistry Tubes Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

This is the Adobe Illustrator tutorial which will make you learn how to create a chemistry tubes text effect in Adobe Illustrator. Making optimum use of basic tools and effects along with the Snap to Grid feature you will learn how to create the main shape and give shape to your ideas.

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11. Create an Easy De-Focused Background With Gradient Mesh

This is a nice Adobe Illustrator tutorial for beginners which will make you learn how to create a de-focused background with gradient mesh.

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12. How to Create a Neon, Stylized, 60′s Inspired Portrait in Illustrator 

This Adobe Illustrator lets you learn how to use the Gradient Tool, Pucker, Bloat Effects, and manipulate shapes to indicate a fuller composition within the picture plane.

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13. How to Create a Mac Icon in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial will make you learn how to create a simple Mac icon in Adobe Illustrator. Besides, you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create pixel perfect shapes. In it the basic tools and effects, basic vector shape building techniques and a neat script will be used besides other tools to get the desired results.

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14. Create an Alphabetti Spaghetti Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn to create an alphabetti spaghetti text effect in Adobe Illustrator. Its apt for beginners.

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15. How To Create an Easy Abstract Blur Pattern Design

This tutorial helps you learn how to create your own abstract gradient pattern art using a mix of Photoshop and Illustrator techniques.

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16. How to create hexagonal grids for making patterns in Illustrator

This tutorial will make you learn several ways to create grids including hexagonal grids that will be a basis for seamless geometric patterns.

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17. Create a Skating Girl With Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

The Adobe Illustrator tutorial listed here lets you learn how to create the skating girl with basic shapes in just few simple steps.

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18. How to Draw a Bookshelf Illustration Using 3D Modeling Techniques

This is one of the best Adobe illustrator tutorial that will make you learn how to use basic shape design and 3D modeling to draw a cool cloud bookshelf illustration. Besides, the design can be improved by applying textures and shading.

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19. Create Simple Flowers With Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

Whether you are the one who has problem with gradient mesh, or you’re a beginner to Illustrator, here is a tutorial that helps you create simple flower with gradient mesh in Adobe Illustrator.

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20. Create a Simple Thermometer lllustration in Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple thermometer illustration in Adobe Illustrator.

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21. Create a Detailed, UFO Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial lets you learn how to create an UFO illustration in Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

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22. Create a Green Web Badge Using Live Corners in Illustrator

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a pretty simple, green web badge in Adobe Illustrator. Its perfect for starters.

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23. Create Simple Flowers With Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial makes you learn how to create beautiful flowers with the help of the Gradient Mesh function in Adobe Illustrator.

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With this, we come to an end of the list of best Adobe Illustrator tutorials of January 2014. Create lush, glossy vector images,  Discover hidden depths in type illustration  andHow to Create a Neon, Stylized, 60′s Inspired Portrait in Illustrator are the ones I liked the most. Which ones did you like the most. Do let us know.