See also our other pages on Adobe Illustrator: Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, Books, Adobe Illustrator Brushes, and Adobe Illustrator Reviews, Documentation, TechNotes, Help. Do you know of some good articles, tutorials, books, or resources related to Adobe Illustrator, vector graphics, brushes, symbols, shapes, gradients, Web graphics, or graphics programs? Recommendations are welcome and appreciated! Read short reviews and find more book recommendations on Web site-related topics in our Recommended Books, Software section! Within the Adobe Illustrator Symbols, Symbol Libraries page below you’ll find high quality commercial and free Adobe Illustrator symbols and symbol libraries. Many of the freebies include accompanying Illustrator tutorials and tips, along with other commercial or free Illustrator brushes, symbols, shapes, vector images, and more. Some Illustrator symbol creators also offer beautiful commercial symbols, brushes and other graphics products for Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and more. All listings below come highly recommended, and I’ve personally tried and used many of the Illustrator symbols and symbol libraries listed here. Do you know of some good articles, tutorials, books, or resources related to Adobe Illustrator, vector graphics, brushes, symbols, shapes, gradients, Web graphics, or graphics programs? Rounded triangle symbols, alert symbols, warning symbols. Includes versions with and without the Web 2.0 style mirrored glass table reflections. Great for websites, blogs, applications, or other purposes. Fully customizable – change the colors, the sizes, etc. Free for personal or commercial use. Available as Illustrator brushes or Illustrator symbols. Vectorized glossy round buttons in 12 different colors. Button colors are gradient, nicely done, with gray outer border. Free. Lots of free and commercial Illustrator symbols here. Also helpful listing by categories, similar to the brushes – Most Recent, Most Popular, Highest rated. Wide variety of symbols here. Business objects, light bulbs, fruit and vegetables, swirls and curls, holiday symbols, glass buttons, speech bubbles, flags, maps, money stacks, transparent tape, and so much more. Beautifully created vector map symbols for Adobe Illustrator, FreeHand, and Corel Draw. “A complete, well-designed contemporary set of map symbols packaged into an Illustrator vector library covering most of the features that need symbolizing on a map. Each library contains point, line and area symbols (including colors and patterns) which are fully editable and scalable.” Inexpensive. Download free symbols to try before purchasing. Commercial, high quality vector Illustrator Symbol Libraries include: Architecture, Building Services, Landscaping, Electrical, Mechanical, Fasteners, General. Hundreds of symbols (maybe over 1000). Prices run about $89 per symbol library, $359 for complete set – check site for current pricing. For Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, CS3. Free IAN symbol libraries include over 1500 vector symbols. “The IAN symbol libraries contain over 1500 custom made vector symbols (in 32 categories) designed specifically for enhancing science communication skills. The libraries are designed primarily for use with Adobe Illustrator (requires version 10 or better), however we also offer eps and svg versions for non-Illustrator users. The symbols allow diagrammatic representations of complex processes to be developed easily with minimal graphical skills.” Included in the download are: 32 self-installing symbol libraries, 1500+ science/ecology symbols, 100+ custom swatches, Ecosystem landscape diagrams, Interactive multimedia tutorial, PDF index of all symbols. Illustrator symbols libraries, including St. Patrick’s Day & Shamrock Symbols, Halloween Symbols (Halloween Spooky Witch Broom Hat Bat Spider Web Boo Spiderweb Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern Ghost). More upcoming. “Standard cartographic symbols and patterns used on National Park Service maps.” Free map symbols include recreation pictographs, north arrows, bar scales, road shields, etc. Other symbols include pictographs for accessibility, winter recreation, water recreation, etc. Also available are map patterns, including Lava/reef, sand, swamp, and tree patterns (accessed as a swatch library in Adobe Illustrator CS or later). Available in PDF format, Adobe Illustrator Symbol Libraries, TTF fonts. Annotated listing of links to free Illustrator brushes, actions, symbols, Illustrator artwork and clipart, text styles, and more. Source.