Aside from people silhouettes and animal silhouettes, city skyline silhouettes are also popular in both web and print designs. We see a growing number of designers who make use of silhouettes of city skylines especially as background for urban-themed designs. Silhouettes of city skylines can be used as background or to highlight other elements in a design. Likewise, it can be used as the main focus of your design.
However, if you need cityscape and skyline vectors in full colors, then this post might be more useful to you: 55 Sets of Free Cityscape, Skyline and Building Vectors.
01 – Free Vector Skylines by Snap 2 Objects
This vector collection contains 30 different city skylines from Australia to New York. These are perfect for creating urban or grunge-style designs. Free to download under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
02 – Skyline of New York City, USA in Vector Format by Dragon Artz Designs
This set includes two ready-to-use skylines of New York City in different colors and themes. The pack that you may download consists 2 PNG files, one of which is transparent. These are useful as banners or you can use them alongside a blog article. This set carries a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0.
03 – 30 Free Vector Skylines by Snap2Objects
Here is another set of vector city skylines from Snap 2 Objects. This time, it features 30 city skylines from Sydney to New York. These were converted as vector graphics using an online vectorization tool called Vector Magic. These are free to use in your designs.
04 – City Skyline in EPS Format by Vector Portal
Here is an EPS file of a city skyline silhouette from Vector Portal. This vector city background is ideal as background for banners or any graphic design that requires a city silhouette background. Silhouette of dancing people in the foreground is not included in the EPS file. This work is Royalty Free licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
05 – City Skyline EPS-3 by Vector Portal
Here is another city skyline silhouette design in EPS file from Vector Portal. This is perfect as background for banners, flyers, posters or any project that requires a city silhouette background. Like the previous entry, this is also royalty free, licensed under a .
06 – City Skyline EPS Set 4 from Vector Portal
In case the first two city silhouette EPS failed to meet your requirements, then here is another alternative, this time in panoramic/wide-angle format. These are also useful for banners or website headers. These are Royalty Free, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
07 – City Skyline EPS Set 5 from Vector Portal
Another city skyline silhouette in EPS format that you can download from Vector Portal. Useful as background for banners, flyers, posters or any design that requires a city background setting. Same license applies.
08 – Skyline Set from Vector Stuff
A nice collection of city skyline silhouettes. There are 12 different skyline illustrations in this EPS file. Free for personal use only.
09 – New York City Set by Vector Stuff
This EPS file features some cool design elements from New York City such as the Statue of Liberty and some landmarks of the City. Free for personal use only.
10- New York Skyline by Vector Stuff
Because New York skyline is the most popular when it comes to creating a city skyline background, here is another one that you can download and use for free. However, commercial use is not allowed. In short, these are free for personal use only.
11 – Skyline Silhouette with Sunset Background by Free Vectors
This is a skyline silhouette of a city with a sunset background. If you do not like the sunset, then you can remove it by editing the EPS file.
12 -Cityscape Silhouette by Antoine Mallet
This illustration depicts the silhouette of a cityscape. Vector silhouettes of buildings, liberty statue and few birds.
13 -Vector Grunge Cityscape by All Silhouettes
Here are 24 grungy silhouettes of city elements: buildings, building cranes, factories and so on. Everything you need to create you own grunge cityscape.
14 -Vector Buildings by All Silhouettes
Here are 57 very detailed silhouettes of vector buildings. This is a big collection of premium urban shapes of industrial buildings, houses, homes, cathedrals, hotels and a lot more. These are free to use in your designs, commercial or personal.
15-Vector City Scape by All Silhouettes
This set features 78 high-quality shapes of urban silhouettes. City scrapers and single buildings, houses, and popular buildings and monuments from around the world. These are free to use in your designs, commercial and personal.
16- Christian Church Building Silhouettes from All Silhouettes
A common architecture for Christian churches is the shape of a cross. These churches also often have a dome or other large vaulted space in the interior to represent or draw attention to the heavens. Other common shapes for churches include a circle, to represent eternity, or an octagon or similar star shape, to represent the church’s bringing light to the world. Here are 15 silhouettes of Christian churches that you can use for free in your projects.
Related to this, check out also my free photoshop brushes featuring city skyline of major cities worldwide such as Manhattan, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Seattle, Toronto, Sydney, Beijing, Dubai, Russia, Hong Kong, and a lot more. Check on the image below to read this article and download these free Photoshop brushes: