Here is a collection of must have resources for Illustrators. I have visited many websites which are Illustrator related resources and I’ve come up with a collection that will help you become a better Illustrator.
This list will be maintained and kept up to date. This collection will grow as i come across more resources.
Layers Magazine – The How to Magazine for Everything Adobe
Every page of Layers magazine is brimming with powerhouse tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, GoLive, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver and Flash – all the secret Adobe techniques that design professionals need to quickly and easily produce dazzling results.
Illustratorworld.com is the largest site on the Internet dedicated exclusively to vector art and vector applications. It was created to serve several purposes: Instruct, inspire and promote innovation.
Zaxwerks – 3D Invigorator Plugins for Macs
The Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator is a revolutionary new Xtra (Plug-in) for artists and designers wishing to incorporate 3D elements into web sites, print illustration and graphic design work.3D Invigorator allows the user to take any Freehand, Illustrator or Vector clip art or Type 1 font, turn it into an ornamental 3D model and more.
Cool Vectors – Probably the best FREE vectors directory
QVectors – Quality Free Vector Graphics
Vector Portal – Quality Free Vector Graphics
Users can freely use our artwork for their commercial and personal projects. During 7 years of existence Vectorportal has constantly gained popularity in graphic design community. To this day, we have registered more than 10 million downloads.
VectorTuts – Quality Free Vector Graphics
Vectips – Quality Free Vector Graphics
Vectips is a site dedicated to Adobe Illustrator® tips, tricks, and tutorials. Whether you are a seasoned Illustrator user or just starting out, Vectips can help.
Vector Mill – Quality Vector Respurces
Every resource in each monthly crate is 100% vector art, optimized for Adobe Illustrator CS4-CS5, and built for speed and functionality. These elements are perfect for all intermediate and expert Illustrator users to create logos, illustrations, web designs, and more!
Folioplanet – Created by illustrators
Created by illustrators, Folioplanet is a directory of 2241 illustrator links, 181 illustration portfolios and 32,000 stock illustration images. We do not represent artists and we are not a stock agency, please contact the artists or their representative to license or commissioned new work.
Blog.SpoonGraphics – Personal design blog of Chris Spooner
On this site you’ll find design tutorials covering various techniques and effects in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as a look into various other creative topics.
AiVault – Vector resources , illustrations , custom illustrations and more
Aivault offers premium membership to its exclusive contents , Download tutorial source files , exclusive freebies and much more!
Vector Diary – A popular blog offering great illustrator tutorials and tips
Vector Diary is a popular blog offering great illustrator tutorials and tips. It was created by Tony Soh, a graphic designer, who has great passion in illustration.