Vector Image Libraries?

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

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    Sdashiki

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    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:
     
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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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    Z.Beeblebrox

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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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    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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    lofight

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    i'm liking the freebies section at GoMedia Arsenal :)
    :p
     
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    digitalnicotine

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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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    jerryrock

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    You could always create your own in Illustrator.......
     
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    Sdashiki

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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. :cool:
     
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    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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    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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    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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