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Top 20 Flower Vectors For Springtime

by Allie Greenberg on April 5, 2017 No comments

With spring just around the corner, flowers are beginning to bloom. Florals are always popular for encapsulating that springtime feeling, with bright, fresh colors. Our library has hundreds of stock flower vectors that can be used for any purpose to wipe away your winter blues and welcome you to spring!

Vectors are great to use in your projects. These floral designs can be used for branding purposes, whether you are creating labels or looking for a new logo design . Stuck on which flower vectors are best for you? We’ve curated the top 20 most eye-popping flower vectors, guaranteed to give you spring fever and help with any of your projects!

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And if these stock flower vectors don’t fill your springtime niche, check out these tutorials to find out how to make your very own vectors . Before you know it, you’ll be smelling the flowers with any of these floral vectors.

 

Jump into Spring

 

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Trending This Week: Linear Vector Icons in Web Design

by Caitlyn Hampton on March 24, 2017 No comments

In web design, vector icons not only make your page look on-trend, they’re also great to convey a large amount of information in a way that’s both efficient and visually appealing—a rare combination in the world of design. Since users tend to rapidly skim pages, well-designed icons make your message easier to pinpoint by breaking up the content of a page so that viewers can quickly identify your services or products.

Take a look at our example below. This attention-grabbing homepage is noticeable for all the right reasons—with one quick glance, you get all the important details without any visual or verbal clutter.

 
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Download the icons used in this website design.


 

So now you see why icons are a win-win for content and design, but the tricky thing about icons is that they can be really tough to design well. They require time and an attention to detail that can take hours or even days to get just right—even if you’re a professional designer.

The good news? We recently acquired a new collection of stock vectors for our library, including dozens of high-quality icon designs. They will take your web pages to the next level and save you hours upon hours of work. Check out some of our favorites here and if you want to see how to use icons in a resume, check out this post.

 
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So what do you say—are you ready to take your website designs to the next level?
 

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How to Design Unique Resumes with Stock Vectors and Icons

by Caroline Mercurio on March 1, 2017 No comments

Does your resume help you stand out as a creative or blend in with the crowd? Showcasing your experience and skills in a new and updated way puts your creativity at the forefront—without compromising on professionalism. Using stock vectors and icons—plus a few other design tips—you can create a more dynamic and appealing resume.

Show your future employer you’re more than just another cog in the machine with these easy to apply tips—and get the creative job of your dreams!

 

Tip #1 – Hierarchy and Simplicity Are Your Best Friends

There are some components of a resume that need greater recognition than others—your name, for example. Using the concepts of hierarchy in your resume will help the reader focus on key elements and helps draw their eye to important information. Let your name be the spotlight with bold and large text. Each section should be headed by bold keywords, with the body text taking a supporting role.

If you’re going to use color in your design, do so sparingly. While this is a resume for a creative position, function should rule over form—which is the guiding principle behind all design, anyways. Our strong recommendation is to choose one color and then play with rich black and a variety of grey shades. At most, use two typefaces—usually a serif and a sans serif. Even more simplistic is to use one font family and vary the weights to create your desired hierarchy.

Check out our focus on simplicity and color in the design below.

 
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Download the icons used in this resume design.

 

Tip #2 – Keep the Layout Organized

Although it might be the least sexy part of designing a resume, maintaining a well-planned and organized layout is a very important component of your design. Recruiters and hiring managers scan dozens—and even hundreds—of resumes for each hiring round, so the information should be structured in easily digestible chunks for quick absorption.

Use a grid layout with rows and columns to make the most of the space on the page. Visual dividers combined with generous white space break up the details and provide greater clarity from one section to another. This also makes it easier for readers to quickly refer to sections of information in conversation with a colleague or during the interview.

Make sure each section of your resume aligns with another section or design element. You can see in our design below how much attention we gave to alignment. Nothing is out of place or randomly staggered into the white space. See how we streamlined our alignments in our resume example.

 
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Download the icons used in this resume design.

 

Tip #3 – Catch the Eye with Stock Vectors and Icons

This is where you can have a little more fun—adding in vectors and icons to draw attention to key areas and highlight your skills. Once you have a good base of strong hierarchy, clean design, and an organized layout, adding in some design details can take away the monotony of a resume and bring a little personality to it.

You can use icons to highlight your contact information, skills, and personal interests. Meanwhile, you can use stock vectors to bring some color to the page or to show side by comparisons of how developed each of your skills are. See our use of icons below.

 
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Download the icons used in this resume design.

 
Remember, a resume is how you present not only your skills and experience, but also your personal brand to a potential employer. Are you more formal and business-like? Or are you playful and fun? The right combination of fonts, colors, layout decisions and graphics can communicate your personality before someone even reads a word on the page.

What are you waiting for? Put your best foot forward and create a resume that stands out.

 

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Trending This Week: Retro Destination Postcards from Stock Vectors

by Caroline Mercurio on February 15, 2017 No comments

Designers can be inspired by just about anything—and what’s more inspiring than traveling to a new destination? This week we caught onto a trend that really captures the wanderlust hibernating within each of us: destination illustrations influenced by the look and feel of retro postcards. Designer Ludmila Shevchenko grabbed our attention with her colorful, geometric design of Lofoten—a wanderlust-worthy destination far away—so we decided to recreate the look using stock vectors from our library.

Check out this rendition inspired by the snow-topped latitudes of Denver, Colorado.

 
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Download the stock vector illustration we used in this postcard design.

 

To create this simple geometric design, we selected elements from the original vector to refine the image to what we had envisioned, and then added additional elements within Adobe Illustrator. You could also choose vector elements from our stock image library and combine them with your own shapes and designs.

With stock vectors you can design an actual postcard—yes, on real life paper. You can also create an illustration for your website or brand collateral, and you can also add these illustrations within your app or web design. The options are limitless!

Ready to design your own retro destination postcard? Check out our collection of travel-ready vectors.

 

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The Top 20 Nature Vectors for Winter-Inspired Designs

by Caroline Mercurio on December 2, 2016 No comments

With winter nature vectors, you can decorate almost any object and create your own digital projects. These snowy and festive images can help bring together your designs with winter-inspired scenery and graphics. So whether you’re hoping to create a winter snowscape scene to frame on your wall or design your very own holiday sweater, you can easily find winter nature vectors to personalize.

To help you along, we’ve curated our top 20 landscape and animal-themed winter vectors—use them to customize your winter gifts, create holiday cards, add a dramatic winter landscape to your computer desktop, develop your own social media banner, or print your own wrapping paper.

 

Landscape Nature Vectors

A landscape vector sets a scene and creates a mood for your design. Use one as a backdrop for other vector graphics or select a landscape to stand on its own. You can scale the vector to any dimension without distorting the imagery, so these vectors work well for projects as large as a billboard or as small as a mouse pad.

Beginning artists often use assets by other artists to inspire them or to add dimension to their work. Instead of creating an entire winter landscape scene from scratch, choose a pre-made landscape and add other elements as you see fit. For example, you might add galloping reindeer to a snowy hillside or add text to a simpler landscape.

You can also use landscape nature vectors as artwork for your walls. Adjust the vector as you see fit, then export the vector from Adobe Illustrator as a JPG. From there, you can scale the image to suit the dimensions you want for your artwork.

Use these landscape nature vectors to spark your imagination.

 
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Download this seamless winter vector

 
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Download this abstract winter birch trees vector image.

 
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Download this bright night with moon vector image.

 
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Download this festive pine tree landscape vector image.

 
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Download this wintry Rocky Mountain landscape vector.

 
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Download this winter landscape vector image.

 
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Download this snowman in the sun vector image.

 
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Download this multicolored winter background vector image.

 
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Download this snowy landscape vector image.

 
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Download this winter landscape vector.

 

Animals in Nature Vectors

Cute animals never fail to draw smiles when they’re used in artwork and other projects. Animals that often make appearances in winter nature vectors include squirrels, deer, birds, and polar bears, but you can find almost any animal in a winter-related scene.

Some animal nature vectors feature a single animal with a transparent background—you can insert these animals into any design to add visual interest. Other animal vectors feature multiple animals, often in detailed scenes—use these vectors by themselves or add other elements to make the image your own.

Animal nature vectors also work great for holiday cards, storybooks, party fliers, and other projects that you might undertake during the winter. Kids often respond well to animals, so products or gifts for children tend to feature them.

Explore some of our most popular animal nature vectors with winter themes.

 
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Download this winter frame with birds vector image.

 
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Download this wildlife winter vector image.

 
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Download this winter branch with red bird vector image.

 
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Download this snow geese in winter landscape vector image.

 
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Download this winter background with swan vector image.

 
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Download this wintry lovebirds vector image.

 
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Download this reindeer with winter background vector image.

 
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Download this cat with snowy home vector image.

 
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Download this snowy owl vector image.

 

How to Work With Winter Nature Vector Art

When you’ve chosen your winter nature vectors, download them and open them in Adobe Illustrator or other vector editing program. You can change the vectors or combine them for whatever project you’ve chosen. Use the software’s tools to change colors, move objects to different positions, and make other adjustments. Once you’re happy with your design, save the changes so that you can always access your vector file later. You can also save the original to ensure nondestructive editing.

At this point, you can open the image in Adobe Photoshop or other image editing program to make any final edits. Some designers prefer to work exclusively in Illustrator, while others shift back and forth between Illustrator and Photoshop to take full advantage of each program’s tools.

Winter nature vectors can add more variety to your digital assets and allow you to speed up the design process. Can’t decide which of these 20 winter vectors you like the most? Download them all from our royalty-free stock image library—all with unlimited downloads when you have a GraphicStock membership.

 

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Tutorial: How to Make Awesome Infographics with Vector Templates in Illustrator

by Caroline Mercurio on November 10, 2016 No comments

In the digital age, we need our information to be visually striking and easy-to-understand, which is why infographics are so popular. Useful for presentations and web-based projects, infographics combine our desire for brevity and our need to visualize information. To save time, designers often use customizable vector templates as the basis of their projects.

GraphicStock has a wide variety of vector graphics that can help bring your data to life. This quick and simple tutorial will show you how to edit pre-made vector infographics with your own information using Illustrator. And if you want to give your project some extra edge, check out our pro-tips at the end of the tutorial.

 

Step 1. Choose the vector template that best represents your data.

 
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Download this modern infographic layout.
 

You can choose your own, or use the one we’ve downloaded for this tutorial. Whichever one you choose, make sure it will best present the data you’re working with. For numeric data, charts, and graphs are your best bet, while more text-based data is best presented using vectors like the one in this example, which groups text into small, manageable pieces.

Step 2. Remove the sample text.

 
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As you may know already, vector images are layers comprised of groups made of different paths, or individual objects. In Illustrator, you can bring up the list of layers, groups, and paths by pressing F7 on your keyboard. From there, you can expand each layer to reveal the groups within the layer, and then the paths that make up each group.

Double-click on the text you want to replace. In your Layers window, the group and paths that make up this text will be highlighted. Most vector images that contain text will have each individual letter as its own path.

Since each path is grouped, you can simply click the eye next to the group of text paths in the Layers window, which will make it invisible. Or, you can simply select the text in your template and press Delete.

Repeat this step for any text in the image you want to remove and/or replace. If you accidentally delete a group or path you wanted to keep and can’t find it in your Layers window, just press Command+Z to undo.

 
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Step 3. Add your own text.

Now that the sample text has been removed, it’s time to replace it with your own. Select the Type Tool and click on the image where you want to place your text. With this particular image, we found it helpful to type outside the blue areas, then use the Selection Tool to move the text to the pertinent area. Type your text, then highlight it and use the drop-down menus at the top to adjust your text as needed.

 
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To create a new text area, click the Selection tool, then re-click the Type Tool and click on a new area on the image.

Pro-tip: Change colors of elements in your infographic.

 
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The right colors can make or break an infographic. You’ll want to use bright, vibrant hues to grab and keep your reader’s attention. Yet, you’ll also want to ensure that the color you’ve chosen for your text doesn’t clash with the background color, or make your text unreadable. These adjustments can be time-consuming, so if you plan on changing colors with text in the foreground, do this step first before adjusting text colors.

First, select the shape or object where that you want to change. Make sure the entire shape is selected and not just part. Then, double-click the Fill square and choose your color. Click OK. Repeat as needed for each object you want to apply a color change.

In this particular template, the colored bars have a gradient effect. Make sure the Fill box also has a gradient effect or your entire bar will become a single shade of the color you choose, plus obscure your text.

Pro-tip: Insert additional graphics or a logo.

 
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Tutorial Infographics Vector Templates Illustrator
 

If you’re making your infographic for business purposes, you’ll want to brand your infographic with your company logo. Even without a logo, infographics are best served with additional designs—but never in a way that detracts from the main focus.

In this case, we’ll dress up our project with a couple of computer images as well as the GraphicStock logo. Adding these images to the infographic template is super easy. Simply click File, then Place, and then select the image you want to insert into your infographic—EPS, AI or SVG files work best.

You can use the Selection tool to move and adjust the size of your graphics or logo if necessary, and repeat for other graphics as needed.

And there you have it! You’ve now created an infographic using a vector image as your base that is endlessly customizable. If you want to practice on this image or on another one of our templates, here are 20 of our most popular infographic vectors. Pick your favorite or download them all.

When you’re done, share your project with us in the comments or upload it to Instagram and make sure to tag @GraphicStock_.

 

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Welcome to GraphicStock! Find Out What Makes Us Different with This Short Video

by Caroline Mercurio on November 1, 2016 No comments

When you become a GraphicStock member, you get unlimited access to our library of 350,000+ royalty-free photos, vectors, and illustrations. It’s the easiest way to find and download high-quality stock images. Learn more about what makes us different from all other stock sites with this quick explainer video.

 

 

Ready to get started? Discover some of the graphics that our members have ranked highest, like our top 20 landscape backgrounds and most popular vector poster templates—all included with your subscription. No matter what your next creative project is, we have stock graphics to help bring your vision to life. And remember, once you download an image, it is yours to keep and use forever.

 

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25 Abstract Vectors that Stand Out—The Most Popular Picks from Our Library

by Caroline Mercurio on October 27, 2016 No comments

For centuries, abstract art has puzzled and fascinated audiences. In web and graphic design, using abstract vectors is one of the most practical ways to add flourish to any project. Stand out from the crowd with these top 25 vectors—we curated each of these designs from the most downloaded and popular stock vectors in our library.

The power of abstract visual elements lies in their ability to evoke emotion and imagination without getting bogged down in figurative representations. Abstract designs grab viewers’ attention immediately with their bold and striking compositions—which can be a major plus when designing marketing materials or branded creative.

The GraphicStock community has used them for all kinds of projects: website templates, album covers, phone backgrounds, and so much more. From bold watercolor designs to geometric patterns, our library has abstract designs to fit any creative project.

 
Here are the top 25 abstract vector graphics in our library:

 
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Download this water color composition vector.

 
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Download this abstract blue business background vector.

 
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Download this seamless mosaic pattern vector.

 
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Download this textured retro geometric background vector.

 
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Download this white crumpled abstract background vector.

 
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Download this colorful mosaic banner geometric background vector.

 
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Download this 3D monochrome background with cube vector.

 
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Download this abstract blue background vector.

 
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Download this retro pattern of geometric shapes vector.

 
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Download this abstract hand drawn watercolor vector.

 
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Download this seamless pattern with circles in retro colors vector.

 
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Download this colorful pattern with splashes vector.

 
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Download this abstract summer background vector.

 
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Download this old grunge paper background vector.

 
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Download this abstract background vector.

 
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Download this texture of rusty metal background vector.

 
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Download this diagonal watercolor stripes backdrop vector.

 
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Download this abstract flower seamless background vector.

 
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Download this interweaving of lines textured vector.

 
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Download this abstract hand drawn watercolor background vector.

 
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Download this seamless glossy rainbow scale background vector.

 
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Download this retro illustration with creative grungy background vector.

 
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Download this blurry lights vector.

 
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Download this hand painted corners vector.

 
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Download this abstract geometric background vector.

 
The sky’s the limit for your next design project. Download all of these vectors and more from our library of royalty-free stock vectors to find some abstract inspiration. What will you make next?

 

Get Creative!

 

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Beginner’s Guide to Using Vectors in Adobe Illustrator: 7 Tutorials to Get You Started

by Caroline Mercurio on October 14, 2016 No comments

It’s no secret that creating anything worthwhile is time consuming, and starting your project with stock vectors is one of the most effective ways to save time. Using vector graphics as the base of your project or as enhancements to your original work is a great way to amp up your designs. They’re also easy to download and customize with editing programs like Adobe Illustrator. Not sure where to start? We’ve collected some of the internet’s best tutorials for our beginner’s guide to working with vectors in AI.

While crafting your own work from scratch is always gratifying, using already existing vector graphics in your project enables you to work smarter, not harder. The biggest advantage to using vectors in your projects is their scalability—that is, a vector may be resized to very small or very large sizes without losing its quality. Raster images such as photographs will pixelate upon enlargement, which creates a messy, unprofessional look.

Unlike raster images, vectors are also made of individual layers, which may be edited or removed as needed. Adobe Illustrator—a program created specifically for working with and editing vector graphics—is an essential tool for using these images in your work.

So, how can you use ready-made vectors in Illustrator? Here are seven tutorials with examples of how you can incorporate vectors in your work to create stunning final products.

 

1. Using and Applying Vector Textures in Illustrator

This tutorial shows you how to use textures as a background or as an overlay combined with another image, creating a completely different look for your finished product.

 

2. How to Convert Image into Vector Graphics with Adobe Illustrator CS6

So you’ve found the perfect image for your project, but it’s a flat raster image instead of a layered vector image? This tutorial will walk you through the conversion process so that you can work with the image as a vector, which offers many more benefits when editing images in Illustrator.

 

3. “Adobe Illustrator Tutorial Beginner: Create a Vector Tree”

Want to try your hand at creating your own vector instead of using a stock graphic? This will show you how, and as a bonus, you’ll add a versatile tree graphic to your arsenal for future projects.

 

4. Vintage Logo Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator

Nostalgia has never been more bankable right now, and any marketing designer worth their salt would do well to know how to make a vintage logo for all kinds of branding purposes. Vector packs are the perfect jumping-off point or final touch to create all kinds of logos.

 

5. Adobe Illustrator CS6 Modifying, Grouping, Saving, and Exporting AI Files

Knowing how to edit and group multiple vector images in your project as a single file is essential to managing your workflow and making your life easier for creating future edits.

 

6. How to Copy Vector Shapes from Illustrator to Photoshop

Many digital artists find having both Illustrator and Photoshop at their disposal is useful. If you’re one of those people, it’s important to understand the differences between the two programs and how to adjust a project file in one program for editing in the other.

 

7. How to Edit Text in Vector Files from GraphicStock

Many ready-made vector graphics come with sample text to help you find the best placement for words within the image. Our own tutorial will show you how to replace that sample text with your own to create a truly one-of-a-kind project.

All of these tips are not only essential for optimizing your workflow while working with stock vectors, but they can help you unlock endless creative possibilities. How will you use vectors in your next creative endeavour?

Share your next project with us in the comments, or upload it to Instagram and tag @graphicstock_.

 

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Caroline MercurioBeginner’s Guide to Using Vectors in Adobe Illustrator: 7 Tutorials to Get You Started