17 thoughts on “14 Vector Floral Ornaments Pack 02”

  1. I like all the details of these floral flower vectors. You’re right, this set of floral vectors is not easy to find. Also like the 3rd floral vectors, I think there’s a girl/queen inside the design right?

  2. I wonder if these ornaments were originally designed with certain aspects having some significance. The first group had dragons, this one has ladies, etc. I wonder if it is like crests on shields. What were these ornaments originally used for, anyway?
    They are cool, of course. Thank you for your meticulous work. I’m curious what technique you use, once you have scanned them. That is if you don’t mind. I just noticed that some of the images were transparencies and some had backgrounds.
    There is a way to eliminate a background that I just learned. It works wonderfully on black and whites. Double click on the layer to open the styles box. At the very bottom there is a box labeled, “Blend If”, with default as grey. This is the setting you want. Below it are two sliders. Press “alt” and click and drag on the far right tab of the upper slider. The tab will split in two. As you slide it to the left, the white background vanishes. Save it as is in .png, and since the original still has the pixels in it, close original and open your new image.
    This method is still time consuming, unless you set it up as an action, perhaps. I’m sure you know about it, but, perhaps, someone else can use the information.
    Thank you for bring us these terrific ornaments!

    1. @Su
      Thats a nice question :). Well trying to understand the purpose of them we should focus first on the time they where made. It was 1878, the Romanticism was still ruling at that time. And considering that this movement tent to elevate strong emotions, like awe and horror, as source of authentic aesthetic experience, as well as its medieval approach to art and narrative. Maybe we coould say as a result those ornaments seems to be so “dramatic” and somewhat “obscure”.
      The purpose? Perhaps just embellish a world world that was growing and starting to be industrialized.
      The technique? Scan>Gray Scale> Adjust the levels for more contrast> Vectorize it in vector magic
      Why some have backgrounds and others don´t? my mistake, I didnt take them of.
      Cheers 🙂

  3. Thanks for your answers. LOL Literature is full of all kinds of weird things. If you’ve ever looked into typography, and such, there is a whole set of terms and rules that apply that are foreign to the typical reader. Many are ancient and have just stayed.
    The romantic in me likes to think that there were hidden meanings in the artwork. Who knows? But, I have to agree with your theory as to the times in which these were so popular. When I think of the authors, many of whom were in it to copy material into tomes for preserving, hunched over on top of a stool, delicately shaping each letter, then, I can picture same author doodling. The boss, head priest, Cardinal, whoever, comes in and demands to know what he is doing. Decorating the pages, m’ lord! LOL
    I placed your banner in the side bar of my blog.
    Thanks for everything!

  4. Romans have been great at art , no wonder they have been so successful at it. I like the designs and the originality that you have kept in them , one can see it , if compared to the ancient ones.

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