By Axel Frank. Clip Art. Published at Wednesday, May 01st, 2019 - 23:35:48 PM.
You have that friend. If I have him, you have him; if I’m writing this and it’s being posted on the web, and you’re reading it, you know the guy I’m talking about. The graphic design friend. He’s a great guy. He’s into anime and Macs and is always there when you need him-well, maybe not when, but he’s around. See, your graphic design friend is your friend, and you’re his. You don’t always rate as top customer. That’s why, when it comes to graphic design, you should never, never, never rule out free clipart. If you do, you’re stuck on your friend’s timing. (And he’s always behind.)
Call it nostalgia, or homage, or Victorian-inspired shabby chic. Crafters and scrappers are increasingly using vintage images, photos and clipart in their designs. Antique pictures can add color, sentiment, humor, and a reminder that the important things in life are timeless. If you want to use vintage illustrations or photos in your projects, you should be aware of three things: copyright considerations, types of materials, and possible sources.
Clipart is nothing to be ashamed of. While some graphic designers may be wonderful illustrators, a lot of them are not. That is when clipart is most useful. There’s no need to spend hours trying to create illustrations when clipart can meet your needs. However, it’s not a wise idea to use clipart images straight from the web or a CD without modification.
The easiest method for colorizing clipart is to use the fill tool. On most graphic editing programs, the fill tool is symbolized by a bucket. Simply click on the clipart you want to colorize, and fill with the color of your choice. This method does work, but may not always yield desired results. If your graphics program offers a magnetic lasso tool, that may be a better option.
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