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The Must-Have Adobe Illustrator Assets for Digital Artists and Designers

There are so many tools and assets designers and artists can add to their virtual toolbox that it's hard to know where to begin! Stop the guessing game and check out this must-have list of fantastic and fun digital assets from Envato Market for Adobe Illustrator users everywhere. 

From actions to textures, you'll never know what the next job calls for, so take this list for a spin!

Actions

Actions are a fantastic way to create, save, and do interesting or complex things in the click of a button. Below you'll find a selection of interesting and fun actions that would be a great asset to any artist or designer's toolbox.

3D Extruder - Vector Actions Pack

This extruder vector actions pack is one of my favorites for making any text, icon, or vector object into a polished 3D design with the click of a button. I find it especially helpful for creating three-dimensional logo designs quickly and easily.

3D Extruder - Vector Actions Pack

2D Trash Stamper - Vector Actions Pack

This is a fun action that transforms vector content into distressed designs. You can easily convert it to transparent objects or full vector objects, depending on your file needs. I find actions like these great for creating marketing content for clients.

2D Trash Stamper - Vector Actions Pack

Long Shadow Actions in Style of Flat Design

There is something to be said for designing with efficiency, especially where trendy design styles are concerned. Cut down your work time with a quick long shadow action set.

Long Shadow Actions in Style of Flat Design

3D Sketcher - Vector Actions Pack

Whether you're in need of a fun design style for your work or want to present flat designs as 3D sketches, this action pack has multiple designs and angles perfect for your portfolio.

3D Sketcher - Vector Actions Pack

Pattern Maker - Illustrator Action

Actions like this pattern maker are especially useful for designers running an older version of Adobe Illustrator or when you want to create quick and simple patterns without fussing with the Pattern Options panel. Tile, mirror, rotate, and more in order to create quick and easy seamless patterns.

Pattern Maker - Illustrator Action

9 Templates For Round Ornament Creation

This action set is fantastic for creating round ornaments. Spend more time designing and less time rotating elements in order to create fantastic artwork perfect for print and web use alike.

9 Templates For Round Ornament Creation

Shield Maker Actions

Whether you literally need to make shields or simply want to add shiny, glorious borders to your design work, this shield maker action set saves the time and bother of creating majestic text designs or icons.

Shield Maker Actions

3D Cubes Builder

Have fun with 3D cubes with this cube builder action set! Easily transform a flat object into a variety of 3D objects, ready to be built into cubic scenes.

3D Cubes Builder

Sleek Illustrator Actions & Styles

A quick and easy action set that gives your objects or text a sleek style in the click of a button. Perfect for creating a second or third set of icons from a previously created set, or adding something fresh to a simple logo design.

Sleek Illustrator Actions  Styles

Amazing Shadow Actions

I love a good set of shadow actions, especially for adding dramatic flair to a piece of design work or typography. This set features over 40 shadow actions sure to save you time in creating dimensional work.

Amazing Shadow Actions

Border Maker Template

Get decorative with this quick and easy border maker action. Add flair to stationery designs, web elements, and more without having to create complex brushes or worry about copying and pasting into infinity.

Border Maker Template

Graphic Styles

Graphic Styles are another fantastic time-saver. Instead of replaying recorded actions, however, this time-saving group of design elements comes courtesy of the Appearance panel. Apply a variety of design effects with ease when you stock up on Graphic Styles.

60 Illustrator’s graphic styles. Crome. Beveled

This set of graphic styles is perfect for transforming content into all things shiny and chrome.

60 Illustrators graphic styles Crome Beveled

Illustrator Logo Graphic Styles Bundle 1

Transform your text or object into a variety of styles with this bundle. I find it a perfect fit for creating app mock-ups or putting the finishing touch on a UI design.

Illustrator Logo Graphic Styles Bundle 1

Illustrator Graphic Styles - Extra Gold

Do you need a gold graphic style? Of course you do. Do you need extra gold? Definitely. Sparkling, shining, glorious gold at the click of a button!

Illustrator Graphic Styles - Extra Gold

Glitter Illustrator Graphic Style

All that glitters might just be glitter. Waste no time sprinkling fairy dust on your vector objects with this glittering graphic style.

Glitter Illustrator Graphic Style

AI Styles Collection #02A: Metal & Chrome #01

A metal and chrome collection for those that need more than just one look to their metallic text and objects. I love bundles like this for creating content for event fliers, apps, and more.

AI Styles Collection 02A Metal  Chrome 01

Illustrator Logo Graphic Styles Bundle 2

This logo style bundle picks up where the one listed above left off. It combines several smaller bundles into a huge pack of 80 Graphic Styles ready for event fliers, mobile app designs, packaging mock-ups, and more!

Illustrator Logo Graphic Styles Bundle 2

Metallic Styles for Illustrator V5

Quickly transform text and objects into dimensional metallic vector pieces with this style set.

Metallic Styles for Illustrator V5

Stitch Effect Alphabet Vintage Style

Whether you're creating fliers or advertising content for a craft store or creating illustrated content for a children's book featuring fabric stitched characters, fun graphic style sets like this one are sure to speed up your design process.

Stitch Effect Alphabet Vintage Style

Knitted Graphic Style

Keep things warm and toasty with a fun knitted Graphic Style pack. Perfect for creating fun knit textures in a snap!

Knitted Graphic Style

42 Illustrator Graphic Styles - Wooden

Beautiful vector wood textures at a click of a button abound in this style set. Imagine every icon you design rendered as a beautifully crafted wooden masterpiece.

42 Illustrator Graphic Styles - Wooden

Letter Press Illustrator Graphic Style

Another fun style set. This one includes three letter press styles, fantastic for a quick text effect or icon set variation.

Letter Press Illustrator Graphic Style

Artsy Graphic Styles V3

This set of styles goes the distance with fantastic designs, backgrounds, and additional elements included. A fantastic set for quick packaging mock-ups, app designs, and more!

Artsy Graphic Styles V3

10 Logo Graphic Styles #4

Just when you thought you had enough logo styles, there's the best set ever! I love how this set looks like every other arcade game of the 90s and album cover of the 80s. Get nostalgic and have some fun with event fliers and logos for games and apps.

10 Logo Graphic Styles 4

Brushes

Brushes in Adobe Illustrator are absolutely fantastic. From Art Brushes to Scatter and Pattern Brushes, the design style of each can range from fun images to real media. It's hard to say that you have too many brushes in your tool kit. Maybe if you run out of room on your machine.

Low Poly Vector Seamless Brushes

These low-poly brushes are fantastic and fun for creating low-poly or origami styled borders and paths. Fantastic and fun for a variety of print and web design needs. I especially like these as borders for note cards or labels.

Low Poly Vector Seamless Brushes

Wooden Borders Vector Brushes

Frame everything in beautifully crafted wood borders with this set of vector borders. I love this set for its beautifully designed wood textures and well crafted pattern brushes.

Wooden Borders Vector Brushes

172 Illustrator Pencil Brushes

Real-media brushes are a must-have for transforming vector paths into handmade masterpieces. This set of pencil brushes is fantastic for showcasing vector sketches or creating an alternate icon set.

172 Illustrator Pencil Brushes

31 Ink and Watercolor Brushes

These ink and watercolor styled vector brushes are fantastic for keeping on-trend with your vector work.

31 Ink and Watercolor Brushes

Ink Brushes Pack

For a retro illustration look, this set of ink brushes mimics the look of textured brushes perfectly. With 205 brushes included, this set is a must-have for your tool kit.

Ink Brushes Pack

Neon Brushes

Transform text and logo designs into glowing neon lights in a snap with this neon brush set. I love this set for making drawing with neon lights quick and easy.

Neon Brushes

Stitch Brushes - Illustrator Brushes

This set of stitch brushes makes easy work of creating apparel illustrations or mock-ups for sample and sell sheets. A must-have when you're working up apparel designs or are creating illustrations for a catalog or manual.

Stitch Brushes - Illustrator Brushes

Vector Art Brush Kit

This set of real-media styled brushes combines everything from watercolors to ink to pencils and more. It's a must-have for recreating traditional styles in a digital format.

Vector Art Brush Kit

105 Borders Cycle Patterns Brushes for Illustrator

This set of 105 decorative borders is fantastic for creating frames, badges, and more in print and web designs. In particular I find them to be a nice touch to stationery design sets or wedding invitations.

105 Borders Cycle Patterns Brushes for Illustrator

Infographics

Whether you're running against a deadline or in need of a fresh design style for your work, Infographic sets are wonderfully useful for adding a touch of graphic design to corporate reports or creating content for a client. Having some sets ready to be modified in your arsenal is a no-brainer.

Box Set 01 Infographic Tools Design

In need of clean charts and diagrams? This set of infographics has just that in easily editable files.

Box Set 01 Infographic Tools Design

World Map

It's quite often that I find various clients need world or even local maps for report layouts or documents. Make easy work of incorporating maps into your design work with a set of ready-made world maps.

World Map

Infographic Simple

This set of infographics is clean and simple, which I love. It's easily editable, and you'll find running through a variety of projects to be a breeze when you have simple, modern designs ready.

Infographic Simple

Infographic Elements - Vol. 3

This set of infographic elements features several fun design styles that can be used as-is or serve as a jumping off point for larger design sets.

Infographic Elements - Vol 3

Megapack Infographic Set

This bundle includes 1,050 elements sure to meet all of your object needs for infographic creation. Whether you're simply adding elements to a larger project or compiling something fresh and new from these elements alone, this bundle hits most every mark you could possibly have.

Megapack Infographic Set

MegaPack Infographic Set 2

This large bundle set is fantastic for simple, colorful design pieces, boasting 2,400 design possibilities.

MegaPack Infographic Set 2

Speech Infographic

Sometimes you need an infographic set that's focused on one type of design or an area of expertise. This set of communications-related infographic elements is the perfect item to fill that niche.

Speech Infographic

Patterns and Swatches

Patterns and Swatch sets are fantastic and fun. From classic geometric designs to complex floral patterns, you'll find a variety of design sets ready to be used or edited in most any project.

10 Pattern Vol 002

This set of black and white patterns makes easy work of adding a simple patterned or textured touch to a final design.

10 Pattern Vol 002

40 Minimal Vector Patterns

When in need of something minimal, this set of 40 patterns is perfect!

40 Minimal Vector Patterns

Vintage & Retro Gradients + Color Swatches

Keep your design style nostalgic with this set of vintage and retro-inspired color and gradient swatches.

Vintage  Retro Gradients  Color Swatches

Vector Grunge Repeat Patterns

Whether used as a texture overlay or as a pattern in its own right, this set of 300 vector grunge patterns is a fantastic addition to your tool kit.

Vector Grunge Repeat Patterns

10 Sparkle Glitter Pattern Swatches Vector

Add some sparkle to your design work with this set of sparkle pattern swatches.

10 Sparkle Glitter Pattern Swatches Vector

Halftone Patterns

Always a handy addition to your pattern archives, this set of halftone patterns makes easy work of creating vintage-style print designs in vector form.

Halftone Patterns

10 Vintage Floral Pattern Illustrator Swatches

These floral patterns are fantastic for vintage-styled stationery or wedding designs.  

10 Vintage Floral Pattern Illustrator Swatches


Textures

When you need to add a bit of flair to your work, textures are often a go-to asset. Whether you need to mimic real media in vector form or simply want to add some retro flair to a design, textures are there for you!

30 Organic Micro-Style Seamless Texture Pack

This set of textures mimics realistic, organic items in rich detail. With 30 textures in the pack, you'll find a variety of uses for this set in your design work for sure.

30 Organic Micro-Style Seamless Texture Pack

Vector Realistic Cardboard Texture

Sometimes you really just need some realistic vector textures to add a touch of tangibility to your design work. 

Vector Realistic Cardboard Texture

Vector Crumpled Paper Textures

I like textures like this set of crumpled paper, rendered in full vector objects, perfect for transforming a simple flat icon set into something fun and crafty.

Vector Crumpled Paper Textures

25 Vector Grunge Textures

Add touches of grunge style to your vector work with this set of vector grunge textures. With 25 different textures that are easily editable, you'll find this set fills all of your grunge texture needs.

25 Vector Grunge Textures

Geometric Pattern

Abstract and geometric pattern textures are fantastic additions to any designer's arsenal. This set includes 23 textures in a variety of colors and styles.

Geometric Pattern

Wood Textures

This set of handmade woodcut textures comes with both vector and raster files, allowing you to create beautiful realistic design pieces for both web and print use.

Wood Textures

Canvas Texture

These canvas textures are fantastic for adding a grunge style to your work or for pairing with real-media brushes within larger design pieces.

Canvas Texture

Water Painting Texture

There are a variety of realistic textures to play with in your designs. These water painting textures give your work a water marbled look with the quick addition of an AI file to overlay your design or to use within a Clipping Mask. 

Water Painting Texture

Fonts

Fonts are often what makes so much design work! A font can make or break a completed design, and having a wide selection, especially when design trends change, is a must for designers everywhere.

Fabulous Script

This script font is exactly as advertised: fabulous. Perfect for watercolor or ink-style typographic designs.

Fabulous Script

Sinisuka

This brush-lettering font is fantastic for logo designs and modern branding.

Sinisuka

Venditum Typeface

This monoline typeface is fantastic for simple, modern designs and displays.

Venditum Typeface

Zembood Typeface

Have fun with a bold, hand-printed styled typeface. Perfect for your vintage vector and branding needs.

Zembood Typeface

Chromount Typeface

This script font flows so beautifully from one letter form to the next that not including it in your font arsenal would be silly.

Chromount Typeface

Etheriq Typeface

This modern, clean typeface is fantastic for fashion brands, movie poster designs, and more! 

Etheriq Typeface

Westerous Font

This vintage-styled typeface is great for apparel design projects, branding, and more.

Westerous Font

Kits

Finally we look at a small selection of design kits. Compile vector characters, badges, and more with ease!

Badge Constructor Kit - Camping Edition

Whether you need to brand a beer label or an apparel line, this badge construction set makes quick work of creating a variety of designs.

Badge Constructor Kit - Camping Edition

2000 Vector Icons

From web assets to marketing materials, speed up your work process with this gorgeous set of 2,000 vector icons.

2000 Vector Icons

Manga Kids Mascot Mega Bundle

Have some fun with this mascot creator bundle. Combine an assortment of features in order to quickly and easily create fun mascot designs perfect for marketing materials or social media content.

Manga Kids Mascot Mega Bundle

Diamond Gold Silver and Pearls Jewelry Creator

Utility sets are a great way to focus in on a particular design need and use assets to your advantage. This set is great for catalog designs, marketing materials, and more!

Diamond Gold Silver and Pearls Jewelry Creator

Conclusion

This list of fantastic resources aims to highlight useful and must-have content for graphic designers and artists that use Adobe Illustrator. Chances are we've missed some Envato Market items that you think would be an excellent asset to any graphic designer's toolbox. Share those links in the comment section below, and let this kit be a jumping-off point for building your ultimate digital asset kit.

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