Best of 2010: Freebies

This whole week I’m rounding up my favorite vector tutorials, tips, tricks, freebies, articles, and inspirations for 2010. This post is featuring vector and Illustrator freebies. There are some great vector icons, templates, and other useful Illustrator resources so read on to see my favorites!

User Interface Design Framework

User Interface Design Framework

This is a massive set of User Interface elements! There is over 250 icons, 200 graphics styles, tons of GUI elements, and more. This set of elements is great for creating quick wireframes, mockups, and prototypes. Highly recommended!

Vector Social Media Icon Set

There have been many social icon sets released this year, but nothing touches the quality and depth of this set released by IconDock. Moreover, they are continuously updating the set with new networks.

Adobe Illustrator CS5 HTML5 Pack

Illustrator CS5 HTML5 Pack

This pack from Adobe Labs adds the ability to parameterize SVG, create multi-screen SVGs, mark object as canvas is SVG, export named character styles as CSS, export artwork appearances as CSS, and included selected Graphic Styles as CSS in SVG. Pretty powerful stuff! If you are a web designer that uses Illustrator, you defiantly want to check this out.

Mad Pattern: Seamless Pattern Generator

Mad Pattern

If you want an easy and quick way to create seamless patterns, download Mad Pattern. Crazy thing is, it’s not a plugin or script, it’s just a template file! Not sure how it was done, but it works great! Check out my tutorial used with this resources.

360 degree vector iPhone 4 Illustration

360 degree vector iPhone 4 Illustration

This is another amazing freebie. This vector file utilizes Illustrators 3D effects so you can view the vector iPhone 4 from any angle!

Export Layers as Images Illustrator Script

Export Layers as Images Illustrator Script

I get a lot of emails and questions about exporting layers as separate files. This script does just that, pretty useful!

iPad vector GUI elements: tabs buttons menus icons

iPad vector GUI elements: tabs buttons menus icons

If you are creating iPad apps, this is a good resource for mockups and layouts. It’s also fun to dissect these elements so you can apply the style to other projects.

Free Travel Icons from IconShock

Free Travel Icons from IconShock

A nice set of travel icons from IconShock.

30 New Free High-Quality Fonts

30 New Free High-Quality Fonts

One of my favorite free font roundups of the year. Great free font for a range of styles and projects.

AI2Canvas plugin

Ai 2 Canvas Plugin

This plug-in enables Illustrator to export artwork directly to a HTML5 canvas element. It provides drawing, animation, and coding.

1985 – A Free Vector Pack of Your Favourite 80s Icons

A nice set of retro icons!

OSX Leopard GUI set

OSX Leopard GUI set

These are really fun to play with! Great for mockups, prototypes, and breaking down style.

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