26 Best Adobe Illustrator Portrait Tutorials

Illustrator is the best design,modify and editing vector graphics program which is powered by Adobe and over the years Adobe Illustrator has become the standart software among graphic designers.It is flexible and lets you create high resolution artworks.

We have showcased very detailed and high quality Adobe Illustrator tutorials in the past and in today’s post we are featuring portrait tutorials created using Adobe Illustrator.Thanks to all graphic designers for these beautiful portrait tutorials.

 
You may also take a look at our past illustrtor tutorial collections;

 

Make Watercolor and Marker Style Portraits with Illustrator

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With this tutorial, we are going to work through ways of creating digital portrait illustrations that have a unique and somewhat tactile feel of marker and watercolor. This tutorial will focus on using a drawing tablet and Adobe Illustrator.
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Modeling the Human Face in Illustrator

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsWith a simple and direct methods described in this tutorial, you can create a female portrait easily. This process will have you creating anatomically correct human faces in no time.
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Changing Hair and Makeup to Create a Retro Style in Vector Portraits

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsBy making simple changes to hair and make up, you can alter a vector portrait to create a retro or vintage style.In this tutorial,you will learn how to recreate a 20s and 60s style on a vector portrait.
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Creating a Dramatic Portrait with Chunky Line Art

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsLearn how to achieve a chunky line art style. This can be created in any version of Illustrator CS and is a great comic look for your illustrations.
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Create a Psychedelic, Funky Line Art Portrait

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsIn this tutorial you will learn how to create a retro, psychedelic, funky, 70s inspired portrait using link art, bold colors and the handy Swirl Tool.
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How to Create a Zodiac-Themed Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsIn this tutorial,you will learn the process of putting together this Zodiac/Leo the Lion themed vector portrait.
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Creating a Day of the Dead Inspired Portrait

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsIn this tutorial you will learn how to to create a Day of the Dead inspired portrait with Adobe Illustrator CS5 with a selection of brushes and many other quick tips
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Create an ASCII Inspired Text-based Image with Illustrator

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsIn this tutorial you will learn how to create an ASCII inspired Text-based Image. This technique will allow you to create images more interesting than you could create with mono-spaced fonts and utilize a wider array of fonts in the process.
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Create a Sparkly Female Portrait in Illustrator

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsIn this step-by-step tutorial you will learn how to create a sparkly female portrait through playing with transparency and overlapping vector shapes. In this tutorial you’ll also learn to experiment with colors and just letting go of your creativity.
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Create a Simple Character Face with Vector Shapes

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsLearn how to create a stylized and simple character face in Adobe Illustrator with Ryan Quintal. It’s all the elipse and pen tool in this one
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How to Create a Mosaic Portrait from a Photograph

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsThis is a fun way to turn a photograph into an interesting vector portrait. Get sophisticated results with just a few easy steps, then modify it using a wide range of Illustrator’s live effects.
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How To Create a Beautiful Vector Portrait in Illustrator

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsFollow this step by step tutorial for the making of vector art portrait of Tron Legacy’s Quorra. Learn how the portrait is carefully traced and vectorized in Adobe Illustrator to create an interesting vexel style design.
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Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsThis tutorial is inspired by Sheppard Fairey’s famous political poster series for the Obama campaign in the US.
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Shakespeare Text Illustration Tutorial

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsIn this tutorial,you will learn how tıo create a Shakespeare text illustrion from scratch
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Create A Grisly Zombie Illustration With A Pen Tablet

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsIn this intermediate tutorial you will learn how to create a zombie illustration with a pen tablet from a photo.
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How to Create a Portrait in the Pop Art Style using Adobe Illustrator

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsIn this tutorial you will learn how to create a vector portrait in Pop Art style.
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The Discreet Charm- Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsCatherine Dedova shares with you the steps of creation of the vector illustration.
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Create a Vector Male Portrait from a Photo

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsLearn how to create a Vector Male Portrait from a Photo Reference in Illustrator and create a sky background in Photoshop to finish.
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How to Create a Glamorous Portrait Using Adobe Illustrator

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsLearn how to create a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create a glamorous portrait using a stock reference. The final result will be 100% vector; therefore will retain its scalable properties.
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Design a Dexter Vector Illustration

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsIn this tutorial you will learn to create Dexter vector illustration.
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Simple Roy Lichtenstein Style in Illustrator and Photoshop

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsIn this detailed step by step tutorial,you will be learning Roy Lichtenstein style portrait in Illustrator and Photoshop.
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Tracing a Vector Face From a Reference Photo

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsIn this tutorial,you will be learning how to create the process of tracing the basic shapes and contours of a photograph, as opposed to using predominately vector lines with strokes
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How to Illustrate Dynamic Hair Using Adobe Illustrator’s Paintbrush Tool

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsThis tutorial will show you how to create a dynamic hairstyle from a reference image. You will use the Paintbrush Tool, basic skin shading and transparent gradients.
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Create an Unusual Multi-layered, Drip-effect Portrait

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsIn this tutorial you will learn how to create an unusual multi-layered, drip-effect portrait.You’ll cover the basics of the Pen tool, using a limited colour palette and effective layering techniques to create an original portrait.
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Vectoring a Pair of Luscious Lips in Illustrator CS6 from Stock

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsThe author shows you how to create a pair of detailed luscious lips from a stock image, including the teeth.
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Creating a Detailed Eye from Stock in Adobe Illustrator

adobe illustrator portrait tutorialsIn this tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed eye from a stock image in Adobe Illustrator.
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