About a year ago, while in the process of uploading fresh content on my soon to be closed artsilo.com website, I thought about adding free vector graphics downloads. They were harder to find than stock photos and offered a fun and relaxing way to improve my skills and challenge my creativity. Based on the feedback I’ve received ever since, I’ll be transferring most, if not all of the files, to this blog. Also, I’ll be revisiting some of the designs and make sure to fix or improve those elements which no longer seem right. On top of that, if i manage to find ways to simplify the design process, that’s even better.
Today’s download consist of a set of four 35mm colored photo film cartridges each inscribed with one of the basic ISO settings, commonly found on the market. They’re brand agnostic, or as some might call them no-name, so you can easily put your own logo if that suits your project. Although there were other effects that could have improved its photo realism, i tried to keep things as simple as possible to maintain compatibility with open source software.
Because it’s in a vector format you can easily adapt it to your own needs. For example you might want the film strip to extend a little further or to overlay some existing design. As you probably know, you’ll be able to do that in a couple of minutes by adjusting a clipping path or changing the opacity of a certain object. As far as the whole design process went, there isn’t anything particularly special about it. All i did was to observe and break it down into visual bits which i then replicated as vectors. As a result, if you’re wondering how’s been done, all you have to do is get the files and start to examine them.
As far as licensing goes, you’ll find a thorough description in the EXIF and i’ll soon add it as a standalone page on this blog. Basically, you’re allowed to use it in both personal and commercial projects. While, you shouldn’t redistribute it or link directly to the file, you can link to this post instead. If unsure about things being covered in the license, just send me an email and I’ll be happy to answer you.
To download the archive click here.
Just as always, if you have an idea which you’d like to see transformed into a vector drawing then tell me about it and I might do it in the future.