April 2010

Over 50 Vector-Based Book Covers.

Vector artwork is everywhere these days, and book jackets are no exception. Often striking in their simplicity, vector graphics and illustration can stand out in a sea of photo-based covers on the bookshelf. VectorTutsPlus presents an inspirational showcase.

How to create a Bokeh vector background in Illustrator.

In this tutorial at DesigniousTimes, we will create some cool Bokeh, quick and easy using simple gradients and blending modes. Difficulty level is intermediate and should take about 45 minutes.

35 high-quality free Vector Packs.

Thanks to an active design community, finding quality free resources is possible. Designm.ag features some of the best free vector packs that are available for download.

New vectors: Torn paper scrolls, Vintage Mega Pack.

Designious has launched some very cool new vectors: Two packs of torn paper scrolls, the Vintage Mega Pack 9 and new unique 11 Plus Tees Designs. Check them out!

Time-Savers: 400+ Stock Images, Retro Vectors.

Stock images can save you many hours of work on illustration and allow you to focus your attention on the important task of designing. Finding the right vector for you, however, is a completely different matter, and can sometimes take just as long as creating a vector image yourself! That’s why VectorTutsPlus have rounded up a total of over 400 retro-themed vector images which you can use in your own projects.

Six free Vector Seamless Backgrounds.

The free beautiful vector seamless background pack (+ source files) that SpeckyBoy has on offer today have been designed by Cip from Vectorious, and can be used within almost any aspect of design – they could be used as a seamless web background, cool apparel design, an elegant flyer … anything! It doesn’t matter how you use these backgrounds, they all have one thing in common: the vector format, allowing you to change the size and color easily without losing any of the quality.

March 2010

Learn Adobe Illustrator: All the Basics for Beginners.

Illustrator is a powerful program, but it can be overwhelming or confusing at times, simply because of everything that is possible. If you’re new to Illustrator, taking the time to understand the basics and how to use the specific tools will go a long way towards setting you up for success. In this post, VandelayDesign have categorized more than 100 resources that will teach you everything you need to learn.

Free illustrative Skull Vectors.

Today’s post at Josweb is a collection of free line drawings, depicting the human skull from different angles. Need a skull…you’ll find it here.

Free Vector Shopping Bags.

Looking for a cool shopping bag graphic to add to your website or a design? You’ve come to the right place! Airopia presents an amazing collection of high-quality vector shopping bags. In the downloads you will also find a JPG preview for each set of graphics.

Stunning free Grunge Vectors.

Grunge doesn’t necessarily stand for dirty. Grunge designs may have subtle dirty elements, providing the content with the dominant position it deserves. Dezignus presents 50 web pages where you can find free grunge elements in vector format (AI or EPS). It include all possible vector dirty elements: borders, splashes, frames, textures, drips, drops, and splatters, ink scribbles and scratches, spray & dirty images. Go nuts.