It’s long been established that the human race is ran by furry overlords known as “cats”. I myself am a slave to two adorable, yet dominant felines who have manipulated my behaviour to overly share their images on social media and make them subjects of many vectors.
For International Cat Day, we at Envato Tuts+ would like to celebrate the awesomeness of cats with a roundup of our favourite tutorials in the Design & Illustration section featuring our feline friends. In addition, our community has shared their own creations for you to check out!
Vector Tutorials for the Feline Fanatic
- Tools & TipsQuick Tip: How to Make Longcat Truly Infinitely Long in Adobe Illustrator
- IllustrationCreate an Innocent Fluffy Kitten With Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator
- Tools & TipsQuick Tip: How to Create a Simple Paw Print Scatter Brush in Adobe Illustrator
- HalloweenPlay With Blends and Image Trace to Create a Simple Cat Scene in Adobe Illustrator
- IllustrationCreate a Slam Dunk Cat With Textured Background in Illustrator
- IllustrationCreate a Large Face, Cat Illustration from Stock in Adobe Illustrator
- PromotionUsing a Stock Base to Create a Playful Cat Illustration
- IllustrationCreate a Fluffy Halloween Cat using the Paintbrush Tool and Gradients
- AnimalsCreating an Adorable Strawberry Tiger in Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe PhotoshopCreate an Illustrative Logo From a Photograph
- IllustrationHow to Create a Sleeping Cat on a Pile of Books and Indoor Plants in Adobe Illustrator
- Global InfluencesHow to Create a Maneki Neko Lucky Charm in Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe IllustratorNew Course: Vector Silhouettes for Beginners
- VectorNew Course: Vector Pet Portraits (Featuring Cats!)
- Icon DesignHow to Create a Set of Flat Animal Icons in Adobe Illustrator
- VectorHow to Create a Furry Cheshire Cat Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
- AnimalsHow to Create a Soft, Furry Kitten in Adobe Illustrator
- Character DesignHow to Create a Cute Cat Character in Adobe Illustrator
Photoshop Tutorials for the Crazy Cat Lady
- Adobe PhotoshopCreate a Run Cycle Animation From Scratch in Adobe Photoshop
- Digital PaintingHow to Paint a Dapper Victorian Cat in Adobe Photoshop
- HalloweenFrom Speed Paint to Detail: Paint a Bat-Cat in Adobe Photoshop
- AnimationHow to Create a Walking Kitten Animation In Adobe Photoshop
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Surreal Underwater Scene With Adobe Photoshop
- Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Photo Manipulation of a Cat and Flying Fish With Adobe Photoshop
- CrazyTalk AnimatorHow to Create an Animated Character with Photoshop and CrazyTalk Animator 3
Drawing Tutorials for the Kitty Devotee
- DrawingHow to Draw Animals: Cats and Their Anatomy
- DrawingHow to Draw Animals: Big Cats, Their Anatomy and Patterns – Part 2
- DrawingHow to Draw a Tattoo-Style Tiger With Colored Pencils
- IllustrationRealism, Photorealism, and Style in Drawing
- AnimalsHow to Draw a Roaring Lion Step by Step
- Drawing TheoryHow to Use Gestures to Draw Creatures From Imagination
- AnimalsHow to Draw a Cheetah
- AnimalsHow to Draw a Tiger
Now I did notice something when I was putting together this list. Monika Zagrobelna and I appear to be the perpetrators of around 80% of cat education on Tuts+ in the Design & Illustration section. Hmmm, let’s side step that for now.
Submit to Our Feline Overlords!
An article on cat tutorials could not be complete without showing off the art work our community has created. So here’s some awesome work from some of our readers. Thank you to everyone who sent me work to show off for this article!
Show Us Your Cats!
We’d love to see your felines, be it artwork or photographs of your feline friends. Upload them to the comments, and don’t forget to leave links to your social media and website for others to check out more of your work.