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Vector Image Libraries?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Sdashiki, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68040


    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? :cool:
  2. macrumors 6502

    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.
  3. macrumors regular


    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.
  4. macrumors regular

    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.
  5. macrumors 68000


    i'm liking the freebies section at GoMedia Arsenal :)
  6. macrumors Demi-Goddess


    Here is Art Explosion. I believe it has digital catalog. I got most of my clip art catalogs on eBay for great prices.
  7. macrumors 6502


    You could always create your own in Illustrator.......
  8. macrumors 68040


    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. :cool:
  9. 7on
    macrumors 601


    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.
  10. macrumors regular

    nfocus design

  11. macrumors regular

    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?
  12. macrumors newbie


    Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; U; en) Presto/2.7.62 Version/11.00)

    Yet another big one: http://www.freevector.com , no membership mess either.

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