Start designing like a pro with help from these top templates for Adobe Illustrator.
If you haven’t worked with Adobe Illustrator much before, or you have and are looking to up-skill or see more of what’s possible, start right here. We’ll go through the what, how and why, before delving into the best Adobe Illustrator templates to have you drawing your way to first-class designs.
What is Adobe Illustrator?
Adobe Illustrator is a staple of the Adobe Creative Cloud – used widely by graphic designers, professional illustrators, and web and UX designers. With sophisticated drawing tools, it’s the ideal software for creating all illustrations and artwork, including everything from cartoons and graphs to manipulating text. Drawing tools include the pen and pencil tools as well as brushes, but you can also draw with shapes and lines, and get creative with patterns and gradients.
How to Use Adobe Illustrator?
In fact, there is a range of Adobe Illustrator tutorials for all levels. If you have some experience working in Adobe Illustrator, you might like to brush up with these 10 essential design tips before getting started. For more advanced edits, maybe you’re ready to master 3D text with this free course for Adobe Illustrator from EnvatoTuts+.
Why Use Adobe Illustrator Templates?
Whether you’re short on skills or time or just want to try out different options before honing in on the perfect design, Adobe Illustrator templates can make the process a whole lot easier.
With a range of styles and functions to suit any project, all you need to do is select your template, import it, and start customizing. With the flexibility of adjusting text, colors, shapes, and more, you’re sure to land on the right design for your branding, marketing, art, or illustration.
Let’s look at 10 of the best Adobe Illustrator templates to get you started.
1. Business card by simplestudios
These business card templates are purple–but can be customized to suit your branding–and come with vertical and horizontal options, making these designs super flexible and ready for a range of business needs – from advertising to real estate. In CMYK and 300dpi, they’re also prepared to go in a print-ready format.
2. Book mockups by zippypixels
If you’re working on beautiful book cover options, you want to be able to present them in a way that showcases them to their fullest potential (short of actually printing the book). These mockups by zippypixels capture your book cover from all angles, on a range of backgrounds, with fully customizable shadows and effects.
3. Landing page template on various topics by graphics4u
If you’re launching (or relaunching) your website, you have a lot of things to think about. Take the hassle out of the design part with this modern, paired-back template. Make it your own with easy editing, customizing and resizing, responsive to both desktop and mobile.
4. Futurum Infographic white by Andrew_Kras
Clean and colorful, these infographic templates from Andrew_Kras take the pastel trend and give it a slightly brighter twist, giving the designs a futuristic quality. Perfect for presentations, magazine features or websites, these templates will make quick work of your projects.
5. Music Virtual Concert Instagram Stories by RahardiCreative
These templates designed for social media are especially handy for bloggers, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. Promote your brand with high impact, tailored to your look and feel by changing the text, colors, images, strokes and shapes with just a few clicks.
6. Corporate Lawyer CV Resume by RahardiCreative
Focus on making a great impression and rest-assured your CV is doing all the talking it needs to, with this polished design from RahardiCreative. It’s super easy to edit, and comes with a help guide in PDF format, too, if you get stuck.
7. UX Flowchart Cards by uiuxassets
When you’ve worked hard on a concept and design, you don’t want to let your pitch or project down with UX that’s not up to scratch. Present your user journeys and UX flows clearly and minimally, with 296 cards options, all with a flexible grid and layer structure that makes it easy to adjust while maintaining consistency.
8. Illustrations of the Earth with Infographics v2 by Giallo
For displaying data, setting the scene, or adding context to your presentation, using a map of the earth is a classic choice. But don’t get it wrong! This pack features infographics as well as illustrations for Europe, Africa, the South Pole and Australia, and uses real maps and natural references, layered with clouds and lights, for a top quality look.
9. Set of Web Design Templates by PureSolution
If you’re looking to use illustration in your web designs, this set of concepts for website and mobile is a great place to start. Featuring original illustrations for banners, these modern designs are easy to edit and 100% resizable – perfect for everything from services to social media and marketing agencies.
10. Art Deco Wedding Invitation Suite by graphicook
In true art deco style, this suite of wedding invitation designs evokes all the classic chicness of old theatres and Gatsby-esque glamor. The pack includes everything – the main invite, an RSVP card, thank you cards, menus and table numbers, and more. With texts, images and graphics on separate layers, they’re ready to customize and edit straightaway.
If you’ve liked this range of templates, start exploring even more graphic templates for Adobe Illustrator in the Envato Elements library. With a monthly or yearly subscription, you’ll have unlimited downloads of these templates and everything else you might need – just head over to Envato Elements to subscribe and start browsing.
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