By Axel Frank. Clip Art. Published at Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 - 00:15:08 AM.
Almost any old, printed materials can yield interesting vintage images. Some materials, like photos, books and other publications, were intended to be permanent visual records. Other illustrated materials might fall under the definition of ephemera, meaning paper materials that were created for a single practical purpose, with no thought that they would be saved or preserved.
Just like how the Greeks and Trojans fought back and forth before any decisive victories were won, clip art has passed between no-cost and paid services in an attempt to maximize the quality and availability of both royalty-protected and free graphics. The battlefield is strewn with small, unknown clip art distributors and large image conglomerates alike; some died, some were bought, some faded away, but others found their niche and made it work. Free clipart libraries began to find their home and expand across the internet. Like a wave of armored chariots, the new medium pounded down against the old technology-
Two popular graphics editing programs are Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Either of these programs allow for the modification of clipart. But no matter which graphics program you use, it should be relatively easy to colorize black and white clipart.
Modifying clipart makes it look professional, unique, and interesting. Here are a few ways clipart can be modified to enhance its appearance:
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