A Gold Mine of Adobe Illustrator Resources

A Gold Mine of Adobe Illustrator Resources

By Melissa Scroggins

What could be better than striking gold? How about a huge list of Adobe Illustrator resources? For many designers, a list of resources to help finish those design projects in a quick and easy fashion is like finding gold on the Web.

In this article, there are over 200 (mostly) free resources for Adobe Illustrator. Since many designers have made these resources free for others, please take the time to check out he license agreements before using any resources for projects.

Finally, have fun stockpiling all the brushes, patterns,, symbols, vectors, swatches, and fun additions to the Adobe Illustrator presets. After all, among these resources, there’s sure to be a few gold nuggets just waiting to be found.

1. Brushes

There are a multitude of brush sets that can add volumes of creativity to design projects. So many effects can be achieved by stylizing the appearance of paths with brushes. Check out the following brush sets which offer a variety of styles ranging from sketchy to abstract and everything in between.

17 brushes for Illustrator

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28 Free Illustrator Brushes for making Swooshes and Swirls

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33 More Paint Brush Style Illustrator Brushes

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20 Free Illustrator Art Brushes: Ink Sketch Lines

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57 Exclusive Illustrator Multi-Colored Paint Brushes

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Free-Dot Dash Illustrator Pattern Brushes

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10 Arrowhead Brushes for Illustrator

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Free Illustrator Brushes: Ink/Watercolor

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The Hairbrush Kit

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Design by namespace on DeviantArt

Free Illustrator Brushes and Vectors: Foliage

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Illustrator Art Brushes

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35 Free Abstract Illustrator Brushes

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Illustrator Brushes, Series 3

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Illustrator Brushes, Series 4

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Sketchy Illustrator brushes pack (16 brushes)

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Vector Art: “Imperial Leaf” Seamless Pattern Brush for Adobe Illustrator CS4

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30 Illustrator Pattern Brushes for Making Flowers and Circular Designs

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Thorny vine brushes by *Shurakai-Zero

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illustrator brush set 1 by ~nrmb

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57 Multi-Colored Illustrator Paint Brushes

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AI Custom Drawing Brushes 1 by ~maniacresources

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Design by maniacresources on DeviantArt under CC 3.0 License

illustrator brush set 3 by ~nrmb

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Crosshatch brushes by *Shurakai-Zero

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85 Illustrator Paint Brushes

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Celtic Border brush v2 by *Shurakai-Zero

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Exclusive Illustrator Watercolor Brushes

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illustrator brush set 2 by ~nrmb

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Autorama Brush Illustrator by ~lucasribeiro

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Design by lucasribeiro on DeviantArt

Vector Chains by ~pica-stock

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Design by pica-stock on DeviantArt

Rope Brush by ~lucasribeiro

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Design by lucasribeiro on DeviantArt

Victorian vector brush pack by ~sergeypoluse

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Design by sergeypoluse on DeviantArt

Illustrator Light Banner Brush by ~lucasribeiro

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Design by lucasribeiro on DeviantArt

Candy Cane Brush by *pica-stock

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Design by pica-stock on DeviantArt

Hydronix — vector splash pack by =r2010

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100 Wonderful Water Color Illustrator Brushes

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construx by =r2010

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smoke – illustrator brush pack by =r2010

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technix brush pack by =r2010

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Retro Circle AI Brushes by ~debh945

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Design by debh945 on DeviantArt

Chalk Illustrator brushes by ~melemel

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Design by melemel on DeviantArt

Technix v.2 by =r2010

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Beads and Gems by ~Korat-Nibelan

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Design by Korat-Nibelan on DeviantArt

illustrator brush pack01 by ~joyologo

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Design by joyologo on DeviantArt

Further Resources For Brushes:

30+ High Quality Adobe Illustrator Brush Sets

45 Excellent Sets of Adobe Illustrator Brushes

30 Sets of High-Quality Adobe Illustrator Brushes

45 Excellent Sets of Adobe Illustrator Brushes

Adobe Illustrator Brushes, Free Illustrator Brushes, Symbols, Symbol Libraries, Illustrator CS4, CS3 Brushes, CS2, CS Vector Shapes, Illustrations, Images, More – Illustrator Tutorials Tips Books Resources – Web Site Resources, Website Tips, Websitetips.com

Adobe Illustrator Brushes downloads section

A Huge Compilation of 60 Free Illustrator Brushes – Vectortuts+

2. Gradients, Swatches, and Patterns

Gradients

Gradients allow a designer to apply a graduated blend of colors. In doing so, the artwork can change dramatically with even a subtle color change. Here are just a few samples of gradient resources.

Illustrator Metal Gradients by ~TrabzonSport

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Adobe Gradient Pack by ~magnet14

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130 gradients for Adobe Illustrator

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Swatches

25 Woven Plaid Swatches

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Illustrator Swatches

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12 Most Cute & adorable color & pattern swatches – What little boys are made of!

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55 Seamless Line & Crosshatch Swatches

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Free Illustrator Colors

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Patterns

Patterns are a great resource for a designer. Whether applied to a background or as an added detail on a character, the addition of just the right style pattern can make all the difference.

Vector Art: 10 Amazing Baroque Style Patterns for Adobe Illustrator

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new pattern by ~grunii

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Paisley Seamless Pattern by ~jilbert

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Design by jilbert on DeviantArt under CC 3.0 License

textures_poluse by ~sergeypoluse

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Design by sergeypoluse on DeviantArt

pop art vector texture by ~sergeypoluse

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Design by sergeypoluse on DeviantArt

Eyes of Miice by ~jilbert

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Design by jilbert on DeviantArt under CC 3.0 License

Batik is Beautiful – Free Vector Swatches UPDATED « ClickPopMedia

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10 Seamless Vector Patterns

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Kaleidoscope Dreams by ~jilbert

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Design by jilbert on DeviantArt under CC 3.0 License

15 Seamless Animal Print Patterns

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5 Free Seamless Vector Patterns

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Free Seamless Patterns – Paisley

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125 Vector Japanese Patterns

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20 Seamless Plaid Patterns for Illustrator

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MonochromeGeometric

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Further Resources For Patterns:

450+ Abobe Illustrator Patterns

Huge Collection of High Quality Patterns

Squidfingers / Patterns

Kaliber10000 { The Pixel Patterns Collection }

Vector Art – A Digital Illustration Blog

3. Symbols

The use of symbols in a project can save time and file size. Check out some samples of quality symbol sets which are sure to be useful resources for a variety of design projects.

Drips and splatters Vector Symbols Library

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Simbolos3 by ~Cherryflip

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Design by Cherryflip on DeviantArt

14 Glossy boxes by ~Anya82

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Design by Anya82 on DeviantArt

Bugs Vector Pack by ~formatdelete

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Illustrator Christmas Symbols by ~bcre80v

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Further Resources For Symbols:

Top 10 Free Adobe Illustrator Symbols Resource Sites

Symbols for Illustrator ® CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 10, royalty-free: 1000s of stunning designs

4. Vectors

The range of styles in the following vector resources are just a sample of the huge amount of free vectors a designer can find on the internet. Not only is the artwork superb, but imagine the time saved by not having to create each design element.

21 Amazing Splats for Illustrator

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Tattered Banners « ClickPopMedia

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Vector grunge style package

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Vector package of hearts

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Exclusive Freebie: VectorLab Sample Pack

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30 vectors of cities

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Silhouettes of business people

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Geometric Abstract Vectors Pack 2

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Birds in Flight

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Free Vector Doodles – Women’s Clothing & Fashion

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10 Free Grungy Spray Vectors

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Free Keep Fit Vectors – Give Your Designs a Workout!

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Vectors and dogs

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Vector Splats

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Winter Cabin

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40+ Free Vector Stickers

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Flying Birds

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Vector Vitruvian Man

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90’s Technology

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Vector Design 3

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Snowflake Vectors

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Design by Freevector under CC 4.0 License

Super-Fun Monsters

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5 Floral Ornaments

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Floral Colorful Illustration

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Hummer

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Design by AmazingToluDada3000 on DeviantArt

Green Cityscape Art

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Design by Free Vector Stock on QVectors

Free Vector Pack 15 Sampler

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Alfred Doodle Set 6

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Korean Vector Flowers

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Colorful Pattern Background Vector

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Colorful Backgrounds

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41 Animals

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Design by Lukasiniho on DeviantArt

Pink Cherry Blossom Tree

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Design by DragonArtz Designs under CC 3.0 License

Vietnam Airplanes

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Floral Ornaments

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Paint Brush Vector

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Design by DragonArtz Designs under CC 3.0 License

Modern Mouse

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Free Twitter Drops

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School Mega Pack

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Orange Landscape

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Design by Free Vector Stock on QVectors under CC 3.0 License

Further Resources For Vectors:

46 Excellent Free Vectors by vectorvaco

49 Amazing Resources for Free Vector Graphics

The Ultimate Collection Of Free Vector Packs

Vector Art: 10 Stunning Vector Pattern Sets for Adobe Illustrator

Conclusion

There are always more Adobe Illustrator resources popping up every week. Keep an eye out at the sites for their weekly freebies, giveaways, and “free” sections. In doing so, one might just find pure vector-based gold!

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