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Graphic Design & Stock Image Sites

Vecteezy

Choose from over a million free vectors, clipart graphics, vector art images, design templates, and illustrations created by artists worldwide!

It’s also got both a subscription service through credits and an unlimited subscription to get every design you might want. They don’t have a photography stock though.

Pros: Online editor, big library of designs.

Cons: Doesn’t offer merchandise licenses, some designs are only available to paying members, doesn’t have a photography stock.

Designhill.com

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Deeezy

Explore our royalty-free fonts, textures, mock-ups and much more. Commercial use + extended license.

Freepik - Search engine for free graphics on the web

Freepik is probably the best known search engine for free graphics on the web. You’ll find thousands of designs for almost every topic there. Their stock includes vectors, stock images, and PSDs, although not SVGs or PNGs.

Site has also got premium graphic designs for subscribers and offers licenses to use their graphics on a variety of projects. You can’t purchase only one graphic though, a monthly or yearly subscription is mandatory.

Pros: Large collection of images, variety of designs, photography stock included, lots of free-with-attribution designs.

Cons: Has no image editor, lacks SVGs and PNGs, only has subscription option available.

Designhill.com

Pixabay

PixaBay offers up a selection of photographer-donated images that are of wonderful quality (some aren’t free, so just keep an eye out).

Format.com

Textures

Textures.com is a website that offers digital pictures of all sorts of materials. We have pictures of fabrics, wood, metal, bricks, plastic, and many more. These images are called textures and can be used for graphic design, visual effects, in computer games and any other situation where you need a nice pattern or background image.

RetroVectors.com

FreeVector.com is a place to download free vectors, icons, wallpapers and brand logos. It is a creative source for design news, inspiration, graphic resources and interviews

It’s right there in the name: Free Vector is a great resource for graphic designers and publishers, among others. Free Vector hosts a collection of images, with a particular emphasis on graphics. Like any website, be sure to read the licensing agreement before using an image. While many images are free to use for personal use (as long as attribution is given), many images require a premium membership if you are planning to use them commercially.

Format.com

Stockio.com

When it comes to high quality, editable vector art, Stockio has got you covered. As well as these free assets, you'll also find stunning professional photos, icons and videos. If you create an account with Stockio you'll be able to keep track of your downloaded files thanks to a handy personalised portfolio.

While there aren’t any free downloads available on iStock, if you can afford the designs they’re worth it. You’ll find plenty of options for whatever keyword you write, every time. There’s quite a range of vectors and pictures, as well as videos and audio clips.

You can become a subscriber or purchase credits to exchange for graphics. Plus, the site’s a delight to browse, very well designed and fast loading.

Pros: Lots of designs, stock includes videos and audio clips, editor in beta.

Cons: No free downloads available.

Deaignhill.com

FreeDesignFile

Freedesignfile’s a stock that offers vectors, pictures, fonts and even Photoshop actions. Yes, all of that! It’s not the biggest stock out there, and their scope and quality isn’t always great, but it can become your one-stop site to get every resource you need.

Plus, most of their stuff is free and when a design is made from another site it’ll have a link to download it from the original creators. Keep an eye out for the Attribution requirements.

Pros: Free downloads, range of formats.

Cons: Has no editor, doesn’t include merchandise license.

Designhill.com

Freepik

More than 4 millions free vectors, PSD, photos and free icons. Exclusive freebies and all graphic resources that you need for your projects.

Freepik calls itself the "leading search engine of free vector designs". Created to help you find free vector art, illustrations, icons, PSD and photos for use in your designs, Freepik produces hundreds of free vectors daily. Its vectors and photos can be downloaded in AI, EPS or SVG format.

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FreeVectors.net

Download thousands of user submitted free vectors for personal and commerical use from vector artists all over the world.

Launched back in 2007, FreeVectors.net is a fun community of vector-lovers who share free vector graphics. The most recently added vectors are displayed at the top of the page, and all are free for personal use (with most of them free for commercial use too).

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Vectorstock

Download Free Vector Art, Stock Images, Free Graphic Vectors, Free Vector Clipart, High-res Vector Images, Free Symbols, Icons, Vector Silhouettes and more.

VectorStock's main business is a library of reasonably priced vector imagery, but as a handy aside it also boasts a substantial collection of free vectors. They're all available in EPS format, and it's nice and easy to create an account and start downloading.

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DeviantArt - Discover The Largest Online Art Gallery and Community

DeviantArt is the world's largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts, allowing people to connect through the creation and sharing of art.

One of the largest artist communities on the web, DeviantArt is full of free and useful resources, including vectors. However, finding exactly what you're after in the crowd of chaos can be tricky. The search bar and Resources and Stock Images link will narrow things down for you, and no doubt you'll come across lots of free vector goodies.

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Paaatterns!

Free collection of beautiful patterns for all vector formats

For a quick and good-looking fix when you're in need of a background for a website, a design for a business card or abstract graphics for any other design projects, Paaatterns from LStore could be a lifesaver. It's a free collection of beautiful patterns, consisting of 22 carefully-crafted designs, ready to customise and edit in Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD or Illustrator. If you like what you see, be sure to check out LS's other design tools.

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UnDraw | Colorful illustrations

Open-source illustrations for every project you can imagine and create.

Katerina Limpitsouni has created a library of amazing and customizable MIT licenced illustrations. They’re free and there’s no need for attribution either. Her whimsical and fun illustrations are also SVG – scalable at any size without losing any of the quality.

Vector.Me has a lot of free vectors. Simply enter your keywords, hit search and browse until you find what you’re looking for.
You can search through vectors, logos and icons and there’s more than 280,000 to choose from all in AI, EPS, SVG and CDR formats.

Justinmind.com

Pixeden came about when a couple of designers and developers needed a one-stop place for all the tools for the modern designer.
The site has a great selection of graphic materials to choose from, including vectors. There are mockup files, vector packs, icon sets and infographic elements too.

Justinmind.com

Pimp My Drawing is a free library of people and silhouettes available in AI and DWG formats.

What’s fun about Pimp My Drawing (apart from the name!) is the description of the images. A favourite description is an image of a woman walking:

Farmer walking to the side in boots. She looks relaxed. Guess that is the advantage of living in the countryside… Not saying she is lazy just that the stress in the cities is different.

Justinmind.com

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Vexels

Vexels

Vexels is a graphic stock and online editor that’s continually adding thousands of isolated SVGs (downloadable in PNG, SVG, EPS and PSD) as well as vector illustrations. All their designs are exclusive and can’t be found anywhere else.

Cons: Some designs are only available to paying members, doesn’t have a photography stock.

Designhill.com

Shutterstock

Shutterstock is one of the renowned vector website best known for image stocks on the market. It offers an overwhelming variety of designs, pictures, videos, audio and even an online editor for the images, but there’s no free option available.

You can either purchase individual images or subscriptions. You can also search by image to find similar graphics to one that you upload. Shutterstock has a vast stock where you can find anything you need, if you can afford it.

Pros: Lots of high-quality designs, stock also has videos and audio clips.

Cons: No free downloads available, lacks SVGs and PNGs.

Designhill.com

1001FreeDownloads

1001 Free Downloads is a smashing collection of graphic resources. Organised into free vectors, photos, icons, wallpapers, brushes, styles, patterns, textures, and clipart. There are thousands of items to browse through, all with high quality previews. Some are produced exclusively for the site, and some link elsewhere. But it’s a great starting point for your search.

Designshack.net

Vector4Free

Vector 4 Free offers a large library of free vector graphics that is easily searchable via tags. The available materials range from backgrounds and artwork to infographics and vector illustrations. Many of the available vectors are suitable for both personal and commercial use, which makes this resource super-convenient.

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StockSnap.io - Beautiful Free Stock Photos

High quality and high resolution stock images free from all copyright restrictions.

StockSnap offers a well-organized photo library that includes a number of free vector images as well as beautiful original photography work. Although the library is smaller than some of the other sites on here, the images are of a very high quality and are among some of the best free stock images available on the internet.

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ForDesigner

Download Free Vector, PSD, FLASH, JPG

ForDesigner may look as if its website hasn’t been updated in quite some time, but don’t let its appearance turn you off—a treasure trove of free vector art awaits. ForDesigner allows you to organize images by file type, which is nice.

Format.com (Vector Clipart)

Browse 30,000+ free vector images, illustrations, backgrounds and Illustrator templates in eps and ai formats. Download exclusive Adobe Illustrator tutorials and freebies.

Vectorportal boasts a collection of over 20,000 free vector images, many of which are created by designers working for the website itself. Many of the images available on Vectorportal are free for both personal and commercial use, though it is recommended to check with the vector artist before you use their work.

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123FreeVectors

Though lesser-known, 123 Free Vectors has a great collection of abstract designs, clipart, and other types of vector images. The library is quite large and the website is organized into a number of descriptive categories, which makes tracking down the perfect vector easy.

Format.com