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Old Feb 5, 2008, 09:21 AM   #1
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Vector Image Libraries?

I find myself using those silly, ubiquitous, vector/eps swirls, flowers, leaves, trees, etc in alot of my work lately.

Searching for ones I need, can be a real pain, especially when its something specific and with a deadline.

Im not a big fan of stock photo places...membership, download fees...

Im more of a child of clipart days when you had book of everything contained on a bazillion CDs. Page 765, Disc 33.

Today, im sure its DVD, but again, how does one go about finding a good library?

Any suggestions on such things?
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Old Feb 5, 2008, 10:10 AM   #2
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Don't really see them with disks and books anymore. There are some good libraries you can download. I've been wanting to get this one.
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Old Feb 5, 2008, 11:30 AM   #3
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I know you hate stock websites, but iStock is super cheap and doesn't require membership. You can get vectors for $1 and that's more a payoff for me instead of buying a big book and only using three images from it.
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Old Feb 5, 2008, 12:05 PM   #4
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I'm going to second the GoMedia Arsenal suggestion. Great sets, very reasonably priced. I've used several of their sets in my own work, the vectors are extremely clean too.
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I'm going to second the GoMedia Arsenal suggestion. Great sets, very reasonably priced. I've used several of their sets in my own work, the vectors are extremely clean too.
i'm liking the freebies section at GoMedia Arsenal
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Old Feb 5, 2008, 01:53 PM   #6
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Here is Art Explosion. I believe it has digital catalog. I got most of my clip art catalogs on eBay for great prices.
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You could always create your own in Illustrator.......
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Old Feb 7, 2008, 11:04 AM   #8
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Well, the point was to save time.

Making swirls and the whatnots for every project would take 10x as long as a project with a library.
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Here is Art Explosion. I believe it has digital catalog. I got most of my clip art catalogs on eBay for great prices.
I've worked with Art Explosion catalogs. Not too bad, a little pricey if you just want swirls though. But they have pretty much everything.
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Old Feb 21, 2008, 08:01 PM   #10
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Check out these. No membership mess. Find what you like and just click download On the first link, be sure to check out their free Photoshop brushes too.

http://www.vecteezy.com/gallery

http://createsk8.com/about/

http://www.anticubicle.com/blog/?cat=12

http://www.djmonkeyboy.com/vectors.html

http://www.jlwdesign.com/2007/free-i...rls-ornaments/
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Old Feb 23, 2008, 08:39 PM   #11
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I'm really still quite a novice when it comes to design, I'm currently in my second year in college.

What are the thoughts on using pre-made and free vectors line the ones in the links above? Is it something thats frowned upon in the industry?
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Yet another big one: http://www.freevector.com , no membership mess either.

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