Free Vector Web Page Elements – Part 2

by Jay Hilgert
on February 22, 2007

This set has a slightly less noticeable shadow, and a simplified highlight. So in general, they should appear to be more shallow (in a 3D sense of the word) than the previous set, as well as most of my other buttons, in turn making this set easier to customize. The highlight is simply a white fill with a low transparency. File formats included are AI (CS & 8), EPS, and SVG. From what I’ve heard, Inkscpe users who will be wanting to take advantage of these files via SVG format, might have to do a series of “un-grouping” before you see some of the reflections. To customize, you will need a vector graphics editor, such as illustrator, or inkscape.

Free Vector Web Page Elements Part 2
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Free Seamless Vector Perforated Metal Pattern

by Jay Hilgert
on February 20, 2007

I’ve found it to be a difficult task to discover (decent) free seamless perforated metal patterns on the web. Seamless VECTOR is even harder to find. I mulled it over and the seamless vector patterns that I’ve searched for the most would be Perf metal, and Paisley, by far. I haven’t attempted paisley yet, but I thought if I made a perforated metal pattern in vector, my guess is that a lot of people would find it somewhat useful, so here it is:

Free Seamless Vector Perforated Metal Pattern
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Illustrator 3D: Bust Down the 2D Barrier

by Jay Hilgert
on February 19, 2007

I’m not sure if this is a widely used Illustrator feature or not. I’ve been using Illustrator almost every day for years, but I never took advantage of this feature until a few months ago. If this isn’t new to you, spare me the “I already knew that crap.” It’s new to me, and I think it’s something every Illustrator should know about, so I’m posting it. You can easily create realistic 3D objects in Illustrator in seconds using the Effect menu. You don’t need anything more than a flat shape to get started, and it can be changed after it’s applied, using the appearance palette. It’s so simple, I hate myself for not using it a long time ago. . .

Illustrator 3D 11
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