Hey folks! I’m Jordan McNamara, the Community Manager for Envato and I wanted to share some exciting news with you about the Envato Marketplaces.
The 12th of September was an exciting day for me as a member of our thriving Marketplace community. I along with everyone here at Envato HQ watched eagerly as the global Marketplace member count steadily grew higher and higher and higher…
We were close, very close to the 1,000,000 member milestone. With every page refresh the count grew higher and I began to reflect on just how staggering having 1,000,000 members really is and on just what a fantastic community everyone has helped to build here.
Wow, if you’re looking for high quality free vector graphics, then you’ve landed on the right article. We’ve roundup up a massive collection of free vector flourishes. These graphics are composed of a wonderful mix of vintage elements, floral ornaments, swirly design mixes, and are all made of beautifully curved vector art.
These retro designs are great for adding a classic feel and to separate areas of information in your work. These lovely vector flourishes are available in EPS, SVG, AI and other vector formats for free download. Whether you’re an Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, or prefer another vector software package, you can download these sets and use them in your next design.
A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Irmi Arieli was first published on March 9th 2009.
One of the most amazing and confounding tools in Adobe Illustrator is probably the Gradient Mesh tool. Working with this feature allows the user to divide almost any shape into a mesh. Each intersection of two lines (horizontal/vertical) can be colored with a solid color. This tutorial takes a different format than some of our other tuts, and will help you work with the Mesh tool better.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you some tips that will improve your Mesh work. We’ll also show you a proper workflow to get outstanding results with this tool. We’ll take a close look at creating a layer within the detailed file of a meshed boot. The final design is available for review in our freebies section, and is titled Army Shoe. Let’s get started!
In the following steps you will learn how to create a monitor icon. It’s a pretty simple quick tip that will help you understand the basic vector shape building techniques and some of the basic Illustrator effects. Don’t get discouraged by the number of steps. Every step is simple and as detailed as possible so that you can easily understand it.
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a classic baby stroller illustration. If you’re looking to create vintage stroller art, modern baby stroller graphics, for stock art or to illustrate your next graphic project, then jump into this tutorial and learn every detail: from constructing the bassinet area, carriage handle, to wheels and more.
Of all the many marketplaces we run here at Envato, the one I use the most myself is GraphicRiver. So I was very excited to get to pick out $500 of files from GraphicRiver and PhotoDune to include in a Graphic Designer Bundle which is now on sale for just $20!
The reason I love GraphicRiver is that while I can usually create (or recreate) most things myself, it saves me a lot of time and effort. And there are some really cool ideas, images and effects that can be combined to awesome effect. I don’t know what other designers think of the site, but for me personally, I love it! And I picked out a whole bunch of my favourite items for this bundle, not all of them though – so there’s still lots of reasons to go shopping
In this bundle we’ve also included 42 photos from our recently launched PhotoDune photo marketplace. While photos aren’t as reusable as add-ons and effects, I picked out what I think are some really gorgeous photos which I think will be useful as placeholders, as backgrounds, for concepts, and for a variety of other uses.
Maybe it’s just because I love graphics and design, but I would buy this bundle in a heartbeat. If you love a bit of Photoshop, you’ll have so much fun with these files, and they’re bound to come in handy on projects.
or check out just SOME of the $500 of files included in the bundle:
… and there are plenty more beautiful items and images included. It’s really a great deal, and definitely one for your toolkit! Don’t delay though, it’s only available until Friday midday (Australian time!)
OK that’s enough marketing from me, now back to your regularly scheduled programming