June 8, 2009 10:28 AM   Subscribe

Need help locating a repeating flower vector image. What search terms at iStockphoto would work for finding the flower element behind the text on this image?

I'm helping a friend redo her site and this was a design element from her logo, but the logo designer used Microsoft Publisher and I can't get a vector version into illustrator or photoshop, so I'd like to find a nice clean vector version at iStockphoto, which I'll gladly pay for.

I've come really close in a few searches for flower patterns, celtic type illustrations, etc, but I can't quite find the right image. Anyone got any search terms I should be using?

I've been searching for the last two hours and I've finally given up and am asking for help here instead.
posted by mathowie to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
Did you search for vector images in wikicommons?
The have similar types of images, upon a cursory glance, although these examples are more circular/symbolic than floral.
posted by NikitaNikita at 10:43 AM on June 8, 2009

posted by zepheria at 10:46 AM on June 8, 2009

or succulent
posted by zepheria at 10:48 AM on June 8, 2009

How close does it need to be? This comes fairly close. I did a search for "flower" + "icon" but there's a lot of stuff to wade through.
posted by O9scar at 11:27 AM on June 8, 2009

Maybe or perhaps build up a pattern from this.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:38 AM on June 8, 2009

If you can't find anything else, I took a shot at recreating it from the image you provided. It isn't perfect (looks more like a sketch than a clean vector) but it took me just a few minutes to remove the text, pull the file up in Illustrator, do a Live Trace and then fill the background with a color swatch based on the existing pinkish diamond pattern. But it doesn't look too bad, considering the original had a kind of hand-drawn look to it. Anyway, it's here if you want it, and it's a vector. Could probably be cleaned up a little more, and the fill color / pattern can easily be changed. If it needs to be a repeating pattern, shrink it down, make it a solid color and tile it.
posted by caution live frogs at 11:42 AM on June 8, 2009

Looks like a shape that might have come from a Photoshop brush, instead of vector art. Which doesn't really make it easier to find, but offers another avenue for hours of fruitless searching if you're interested.
posted by junkbox at 12:13 PM on June 8, 2009

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