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best free vector art web sitesThere are times when working with vector images Increase Image Resolution: Convert Raster Images to Vector Increase Image Resolution: Convert Raster Images to Vector Read More is what’s called for. Of course, there are also times (like photography) when you have to go with raster images. Vector images can be blown up to any size without loss of quality. Raster (or Bitmap) images become jagged when made larger.

There are some mediums like Flash animation, print ads, clipart, and logo art which lend itself to the vector graphic format for its elastic nature. It is also very easy to convert from vector to raster formats, but the same ease doesn’t hold true vice-versa.

From vector illustrations to 3D drawings, vector images find a lot of creative uses.


But creating detailed vector images takes patience and skill. You might be creating something as simple as an icon, or as cool as a T-shirt design. Having a stock of readymade vector images is a shortcut. If you are a designing greenhorn or an old hand, check out these ten resources for some inspiration and free vector art downloads.

Vecteezy

best free vector art web sites

Vecteezy is a community based website that you can explore to see the work of other vector artists. All the graphics are free to download and free to use in your projects. But do check out the license first before you do so.

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Free downloadable vector files include vector Icons, vector patterns, vector swirls, flourishes, backgrounds, wallpapers, Illustrator brushes, and many more.

Vector Madness

free vector art

This website includes many free design resources for the vector artist. From free T-Shirt designs to stock vector images, the site has 7,800+ free vector image files and packs. You can access the categories from the left hand column.

Vectorish

free vector art

Like a lot of creative image sites, you can not only download free stock images but also submit your own. The vector images are very neatly laid out with each image pack’s information and license type mentioned on the right.  You can use the search box or jump to the categories (Abstract, Icons, Illustrator, Misc, Nature, Swirl, Symbols).

QVectors

free vector art

QVectors is another neatly organized web resource for quality vector images. Each image or image pack gets its own page with information like a star rating, comments, a full preview, and links to other Vectors You Might Like. You have a whole lot of categories including Silhouettes which is really handy for presentations.

You can register on the site and upload and download vector files as a member. The site’s blog also keeps you in the know of what’s happening all around the site.

All Silhouettes

free vector clip art

When we are talking of silhouette images, All-Silhouettes.com is a great collection of 8,694 free silhouettes as symbols, shadows, objects etc. You can explore the silhouette clipart from the categories mentioned on the right or use the tag cloud.

Vector Portal

free vector clip art

Vector Portal’s tagline says – Everything vector, everything free. Great! You have some uncommon types of vector stock vector images like Coat of Arms, Beams and Bursts, Sketches, Monochrome Vectors, and more.

For example, a monochrome vector of Bob Marley is just the thing for that T-shirt imprint. Or check out Clint Eastwood’s sketch. You can also download complete sets or submit vector files of your own.

Brands of The World

free vector clip art

There are times when you need to download and use a logo for some graphic work or a presentation. Brands of the World are a niche resource for free vector formats of brand logos. You can also showcase your own interpretation of a brand’s logo by submitting your vector image. Most files are free but there’s also a non-free stock logos section.

I Heart Vector

iHeartVector.com positions itself as a royalty free vector resource. But there is a totally free section too with 209 vector packs and files free for personal and commercial use. You can access it from the Categories dropdown.

Deviant Art

Anybody who colors a pixel or draws a line surely visits this largest community of digital artists on the web. So, how do you start searching in this crowd of digital chaos? You use the search bar and find out free vector files available for download. Or alternatively, you can click on the Resources and Stock Images link.

Cool Vectors

best free vector art web sites

A cool website to share your vectors or download free ones. Vectors are rated and arranged in categories available from a dropdown. One of the categories you can check out is the colorful Spills & Splatters.

The above ten free vector stock image websites will give you options galore for your projects. But before you download and use, do check the license type for each image. They have been created by some incredibly creative people for our creative uses. Are you one of them?

Let us know about your favored website for free vector downloads.

  1. Cristian
    June 14, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    You can visit this website:

    illustrastock.com

    • Saikat Basu
      June 17, 2016 at 6:41 am

      A neat site. Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. Dima
    January 21, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    You can find a lot of free vector on vectorpicfree.com

    • Saikat Basu
      January 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation. That's a comparitively clean site with lots of vector packs.

  3. All Vectors
    December 7, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I would also recommend to visit http://www.allvectors.com . Maybe it's not as big as the ones mentioned in this post, but it's updated constantly and has some vector graphics that you will not find anywhere else :)

  4. All Vectors
    December 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I would also recommend to visit http://www.allvectors.com . Maybe it's not as big as the ones mentioned in this post, but it's updated constantly and has some vector graphics that you will not find anywhere else :)

  5. Adriana
    October 14, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you for this fantastic collection of free vector art download sites. I know another great site for free vector art: All Free Vectors
    http://www.allfreevectors.com/

    • Saikat Basu
      October 16, 2010 at 3:33 am

      Thanks for the cool 'search engine'. There are lots of other graphic sites also, perhaps not that well know, which have their own collections. They are also worth trying out.

  6. klu9
    September 22, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Be careful about the legality of using the work on these sites: after all, of course a vector image is going to be free if you ignore copyrights & trademarks, especially that Brands of the World site. (It slithers out by saying in its terms of use that third party users are responsible for the content... and start their terms by saying how their own logo name etc are protected by trademarks and copyright!)

    Even on sites like openclipart.org I've seen stuff clearly protected by copyright or copy-pasted from other websites.

  7. klu9
    September 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Be careful about the legality of using the work on these sites: after all, of course a vector image is going to be free if you ignore copyrights & trademarks, especially that Brands of the World site. (It slithers out by saying in its terms of use that third party users are responsible for the content... and start their terms by saying how their own logo name etc are protected by trademarks and copyright!)

    Even on sites like openclipart.org I've seen stuff clearly protected by copyright or copy-pasted from other websites.

    • Saikat Basu
      September 22, 2010 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks for reiterating this common rule which we tend to forget while downloading stuff from the web. It is always important to note if the work has a license attached to it.

  8. rygle
    September 20, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    openclipart.org is the best free vector site - over 20,000 images and all are public domain.

  9. Anonymous
    September 20, 2010 at 11:53 am

    openclipart.org is the best free vector site - over 20,000 images and all are public domain.

  10. Blogwebdesigner
    September 12, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    All is old but gold :)

  11. Jon Aston
    September 11, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Irie! All hail da man star!

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