September 2010

10 Best Websites for free Vector Art Downloads.

You might be creating something as simple as an icon, or as cool as a T-shirt design. Having a stock of readymade vector images is a shortcut. If you are a designing greenhorn or an old hand, check out these ten resources at MakeUseOf for some inspiration and free vector art downloads.

75 Creative Crests, Badges and Shields.

Crest design has been around for a very, very long time. This roundup at FreelanceReview is for designers who need some inspiration for designing a crest, badge, shield or seal. From vector to hand-drawn, you’re sure to find plenty to like.

Another collection of useful Illustrator tutorials.

Mameara presents another collection of Illustrator tutorials. I find most lists underwhelming, but this collection stands out for it’s usefulness. Check it out.

August 2010

Cute Folk Seamless Vector Pattern.

A really colourful folk vector pattern available to be used within commercial design projects from VectorPatterns. The pattern is available in seven different colours and fully scalable.

An in-depth guide to working with Typography in Illustrator.

At DesignShack you’ll find a brief overview of some of the basic commands you should familiarize yourself in Illustrator, as well as some must-know keyboard shortcuts and even a few obscure features that you may not even know exist

A great resource for premium Royalty-Free Vectors.

VectorStock claims to be the Worlds best Royalty-Free Vector Only Graphics Collection. Pay from only $1 to download premium quality royalty-free vector illustrations, vector graphics & vector icons. A terrific collection.

Free Illustrator User Interface Design Framework.

SitePoint presents this User Interface Kit from Webalys and includes tons of handy GUI elements for use in Adobe Illustrator. All of the elements can be customized and tweaked to your own desires. The kit can be used by designers working in Illustrator to design mockups, wireframes and application interfaces. You can add them to illustrator as Panels or pick them from the library files.

How to make Vector Halftone Gradients.

In this tutorial, Vecteezy shows you how to create your own custom vector halftone gradients. These are great for use in backgrounds and pattern fills. They can even be made into vector brushes and will conform to the shape of curves that you draw.

July 2010

Free People Silhouette vectors (repost).

People Silhouettes – one of most popular vector resource nowadays. You can find them in logo and brand examples, posters and flayers, b-cars and brochures etc. It is so easy to mix and modify them in different combination for any of your design needs. VectorLady shares the most useful human silhouettes: business people silhouettes, sexy girls and boys, kids silhouettes, dancing and jumping people vectors… and many many others.

50 Tileable and Seamless Pattern Sets.

There are no individual patterns in this post at SpeckyBoy, only complete sets, with each set containing anything from 3 patterns all the way up to 100, and are available in a variety of popular formats: .eps, .ai, .png, .pat, .psd and .jpg. A great resource with over 500 Patterns.