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
Your friend usually doesn’t take advantage of you. If he did, you’d probably drop-kick his game console during the night or something (he might be your roommate, after all). That at least keeps him on his toes-or the edge of his rolling office seat-but he still lets your work slide
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
Quality is crucial, of course. Using just any free graphics to fill your clipart needs won’t always turn out for the best. When appropriate and successful finance is your aim, you can’t afford to load up with shady half-baked measures. Barracudas slide right on by and dandelions blow away unwished-on.
Clipart and Science. Science is perhaps the most difficult subject to teach in the home school. Parents may feel they lack the resources to provide an effective science curriculum at home. Many science, including biological and botanical sciences, can be effectively taught with clipart images of animals. Search libraries and
If the graphic is a vector image, it will be a snap to edit. Open the clipart image in your graphics editing program, select the area you don’t want, and hit delete. It’s that simple. However, bitmap images pose more of a challenge. You’ll have to use the eraser tool
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
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
Pounding across the windswept plains of dusty Troy, chariots careen around a savage battlefield as spears fly and swords flash. Gods rage in the sky and on the ground as heroes clash and weapons crash. Amidst it all flows the stuff of greatness. Though recorded by a blind poet, the
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
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