5 Incredible Fireworks Vectors

June 14, 2010

The Fourth of July is just a few weeks away, and it stands to reason that designers are busy scrambling to get your Independence Day designs ready for printing.  The Fourth is one of the nation's biggest holidays and so it stands to reason why it's also one of the biggest buying seasons for retailers. Some of the best annual deals are pitched this time of year, and mailbox competition for attention is massive. I find fireworks to be some of the most powerful attention-commanders when it comes to direct-mail marketing; and fortunately you can get a heads-up on the competition by emulating any of the following five incredible fireworks vectors. The best part?  You can download each and use them in your own designs – perfect for last-minute projects when you need to get the word out fast! Fireworks vector No. 1

Fireworks Vector 1

Download this fireworks vector from DragonArtz.com

DragonArtz Design's version of the fireworks explosion is masterful in its simplicity.  Not that the effect is simple to create, but the streaks of falling light mimic those of real fireworks and are so simple to design that you could easily layer translucent versions over one another to create a multi-colored grand finale effect. Fireworks vector No. 2
Fireworks Vector 2

Free Vector Downloads has this fireworks vector for, well, free!

FreeVectorDownload.com has captured the essence of multi-variant fireworks with this free fireworks vector.  Each explosion has its own unique characteristics, from the streamlined pop and sparkle to the mushroom-shaped implosion.  Another good choice for a multi-layered design. Fireworks vector No. 3  
Fireworks Vector 3

Download vector fireworks in several different styles from Lord of Design

I love Lord of Design's multiple fireworks vector download because it has many variations, like the previous listing, and it also incorporates a couple of unique design techniques. Some of the firework explosions have multi-colored rings, and others are in a unique Web 2.0-like shape with color-changing gradients. Sweeeeeeet! Fireworks vector No. 4
Fireworks Vector 4

Wallpaper Stock lends a fresh Web 2.0-like spin to exploding fireworks

OK, this one is actually only downloadable as a JPEG, but as a professional designer you should be able to recreate a similar look using Illustrator or another vector program.  What I find so cool about this design is that it does not try to emulate real fireworks at all; instead, it incorporates powerful and universally recognized shapes to symbolize a fireworks explosion.  You could take this concept, re-imagine it in new colors and styles, and craft a truly unique Fourth of July poster, postcard, banner, or other marketing piece. Fireworks vector No. 5
Fireworks Vector 5

Another unique spin on fireworks, pre-explosion!

This image isn't free, but as vector it is reasonably priced, and like the previous example it also takes a unique angle on fireworks design: Instead of depicting exploding fireworks, why not show them streaking up toward the sky, pre-explosion?

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

nice collection but fireworks isn't a true vector program. I don't understand why people keeping referring it as one because it's clearly not.

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Brian January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Someone, thanks for the compliment!

Though it is not Illustrator, Adobe Fireworks is, by definition, a "bitmap and vector graphics editor." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Fireworks

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Are you misreading? These are vectors OF fireworks, not FROM the program Fireworks. Nowhere in this post does it reference the program.

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Brian January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Thanks for the backup, Someone Else! :) I wondered whether the title would cause confusion, but I think the post makes it clear that these images are vectors of fireworks, not made in the Fireworks program. In fact, I did reference Illustrator as vector software in the program. Thanks for your feedback everyone!

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