Recently I re-released a set of popular paint brush style Illustrator brushes on this site. After doing so, it didn’t take long before requests for more brushes in that style started pouring in. I love feedback from my readers so I was happy to produce more brushes in that style. So today, I am releasing a set of 33 paint brush style Illustrator brushes for you guys to use in your designs for free. I hope you enjoy them! And don’t forget, I love feedback so feel free to comment and let me know what you think about this set of brushes.
One of the best things about vectors graphics is their scalability. If you’ve ever worked with vectors, you know that you can scale them as large or as small as you like. This is the biggest advantage that vector graphics have over raster graphics. The problem with vectors comes with your perspective to the artwork. It doesn’t matter how detailed your vector is, the more you enlarge or zoom into the design the more detail you lose.
I often have this problem when I attempt to distress my vectors. The more I enlarge my vector, the more the distressed elements tend to become distorted. To solve this problem, you either have to find a very detailed and very large distressed vector or you need to find some distressed vectors that are seamless and have the ability to repeat.
This set of vectors is a mix of both. Included in this set you will find 10 seamless destroyed vectors in SVG format that are perfect for creating distressed vectors.
This set of 85 Illustrator paint brushes is a remake of some brushes that I previously released on this site. Since releasing these brushes, I’ve received quite a few emails from people who have had some difficulty opening or downloading them. The reason for this is that they were not contained within a zip file, nor were they saved for legacy versions of Illustrator. So instead of updating the files one by one, I decided to combine all 4 sets into one and save them back as an Illustrator brush file and then re-release them to you guys. Enjoy!
With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, I spent a little time over the weekend putting together a set of 10 Valentine’s Day heart pattern swatches for you guys to use in your designs. This set of 10 Valentine’s Day swatches is available for Illustrator CS and above. I hope that you all have an enjoyable Valentine’s Day and I hope you can find a place in your heart for these patterns in your designs!
I’ve always loved halftone patterns but, I’ve always been stumped when it came to trying to figure out how to create them. For a long while, I experimented with various techniques, some better than others, but in the end, I found that none of them gave me the result that I was looking for. That was until a couple weeks ago when Adelle from Fuel Your Creativity asked me to review Phantasm CS for her website. I jumped at the opportunity and finally found what I was looking for, a plug-in that could create amazing halftone patterns. After a bit of experimentation, I decided to create a set of halftone vectors for you guys to use in your designs. So feel free to download them and use them for free.
I’ve been feeling a bit patriotic lately so I decided to have a bit of fun and release a set of patriotic brushes and swatches with a “stars & stripes” theme. I will be honest with you; this set isn’t all that innovative. There really aren’t very many ways to display star and stripe patterns. That’s why most political and patriotic designs look practically the same; with a few notable exceptions. I released this set because I think it can save you guys a little time the next time you have to create a patriotic design.
As simple as they are, polka dot patterns are very effective design elements. Not too long ago I released a set of asymmetrical polka dot patterns but today I decided to create a more symmetrical set of polka dots for you guys to download and use in your designs for free.
Polka dot patterns are perfect for stationary, children’s design, package design or fashion design and can even be used to overlay on top of your artwork in Photoshop to add some texture.
I really hope you enjoy these patterns and don’t forget to Float, Digg, Stumble and Tweet this post!