Swirls Vector Illustrations Set


Today we are glad to release Swirls Illustrations Set, a sets of 10 high-quality vector illustrations, created with Adobe Illustrator and available as .eps source files. These illustrations were created by Designious.com1 and released exclusively for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Download the set for free! Link

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

Swirls Adobe Illustrator Set2

Swirls Adobe Illustrator Set3

Last But Not Least Link

We are constantly looking for creative designers and artists. You may not know it yet, but we may feature you in one of our upcoming posts.

If you would like to release a free high-quality font, a WordPress theme, Photoshop brushes, a Drupal theme, some wallpapers or an icon set, please contact us6. We would like to support you (both financially and with the broad readership of Smashing Magazine).

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 http://www.designious.com/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/illustrations-set/preview-large.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/illustrations-set/preview-large.jpg
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/illustrations-set/preview-large.jpg
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/illustrations-set/swirls-vector-illustrations.zip
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/contact/index.php/form

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  1. 1

    The download link is not working :(

  2. 2

    Same. link not working

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    is this the girl from Bioshock? =D

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    November 12, 2008 4:48 am

    Sorry for inconvenience, the link should be working now.

  5. 5

    HQ stuff… Just what I need right now :-)

  6. 6

    It’s working now, but i have 403 Forbidden error…

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    November 12, 2008 4:52 am

    @Kichigai-san (#6): please try to download the file directly, without download-managers.

  8. 8

    It works for me now

  9. 9

    its fine, good work

  10. 10

    looks great, tnx!

  11. 11

    Oh man, this is something I have been looking for a while. I will be sure to put these to good use! Thanks.

  12. 12

    Cool, thanks as always. Designious is awesome for spreading the vector love…

  13. 13

    Nice one. Thanx a lot for sharing.

  14. 14

    They are lovely – it’s a shame they’re only compatible with CS3 :(

  15. 15

    amazing. tnx for sharing this cool vector set.

  16. 16

    how is it possible to use and work with these files without having adobe tools?
    not all are in the luck of having such great tools…

  17. 17

    Thanks for that helpful freebie!

  18. 18

    Thanks, I’m new to CS3-where would one usually unzip these files to in Illustrator?

  19. 19

    The Link work for me, dude …
    Thanks Very Nice.

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    These are beautiful! Thanks!

    CT: I used to put them all in the c:/Program Files/AdobeAdobe Illustrator CS3/Presets/Brushes folder, but then that got jammed full of things that aren’t always really brushes. Just this past week I took the time to look carefully at all the great stuff I have downloaded from this and other sites. It turns out that some really are brushes, some are vector artwork to cut and paste, some are symbol packs, and some are JPG or PNG. Adobe Bridge is really helpful for viewing all the different types of files, especially those that the operating system doesn’t display as a thumbnail.

    Once I had the files all sorted out, I put the ones that really are brush packs into the Brushes folder, and the symbol packs into the Symbols folder. The cut-and-paste vector artworks I moved to a higher-level folder, side-by-side with my projects folder, instead of keeping them buried six layers deep below the Program Files directory. That saves a lot of time.

    I haven’t quite figured out what to do with the PNG and JPG files. Some of them are just thumbnails or sample usages of the brushes, but others (usually full backgrounds) are the finished product, which I have to convert somehow to a vector format.

    I have a PC, so if you have a Mac, I don’t know where stuff is supposed to reside, but I hope you find my comments helpful.

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    Thanks these are great!

    @ Tom: I would download a free version of Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator until you can actually acquire the full program. That way you can use them and possibly save them as something other then the Adobe file format and then you’ll be able to use them anytime!

  22. 22

    Smashing is going down to the alphabet city.
    Rubbish content lately no matter what anyone says.

  23. 23

    these are what I have been waiting for….now I need some inspiration hwo to use them, but they are quite amazing :)

  24. 24

    Thanks for taking my input a couple of months ago! I hope to see more like these! Thank you very much!

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    Tom Ross - PSDFAN

    November 12, 2008 1:25 pm

    Bookmarked :)

  26. 26

    Amazing set, thank you so much!

  27. 27

    gorgeous brushes 8D

  28. 28

    Great set, Thanks so much.
    I can use it to creat my rainforests-plant illustrations.

  29. 29

    thx alot

  30. 30

    they cancelled my post because i said that the link “W3 MARKUP” was not working.
    It’s fixed now, i thought they thank me, instead thay cancelled it.

  31. 31

    disregard previous post (little cousin messed it up)

  32. 32

    It looks great but ..is it possible to load those in CS2 or are they only CS3-compatible?
    Thanks –

  33. 33

    awesome means i think this is .. thanks

  34. 34

    What software is best to draw ornament? I tryed in photoshop but I could not beacause to draw perfect symmetric shapes in photoshop is impossible IMHO. Thanks in advance

  35. 35

    Me encanta esta página y todas las cosas que aporta.

  36. 36

    Awesome stuff just what i needed

  37. 37

    Thanks, but have you think about CS2 or CS users ? the file is only for CS3 users !

  38. 38

    Thanks for sharing, great and helpfull!

  39. 39

    Nice vectors! Thanks so much.

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    Jumping Dog Design

    November 13, 2008 4:32 pm

    Thanks for the contribution.

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    November 15, 2008 7:34 am

    The release package was updated. All illustrations are now saved in the EPS 8 forma,t so everyone can open them.

  43. 43

    Thanks for the artwork, it’s great!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. 44

    These are really nice… thanks for these stuffs…..

  45. 45

    Simply awesome!

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    web design company

    November 26, 2008 9:21 am

    Awesome Vector set..free for download.

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    Christopher Ross (thisismyurl.com)

    November 28, 2008 6:14 am

    As usual, you guys have blown me away. Thanks for offering this for free.

    In return, I’ve incorporated it into a basic WordPress theme for people to download for free. Free WordPress theme.

  48. 48

    I’ve tried using Gimp and Adobe Photoshop to open the .eps files but I can’t get the layers. I’d download a trial version of Illustrator, only it’s a huge download for my slow connection.

    Is there a way for GIMP and Photoshop to import the layers properly?

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    Hello, I tried to download using IE7 and Firefox but It only downloads about 300kb than stops. On opening swirls-vector-illustrations archive with winrar/winzip it tells me file the is corrupted :( :(


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