A Street Art Tour Around the USA

The streets of an urban landscape exude personality in a multitude of ways. Store fronts, sidewalks, and the exteriors of apartment buildings are rather straightforward visuals, but do provide their own bit of neighborhood flavor. And then there’s street art. While “graffiti” has carried a controversial reputation over time, more and more cities have actually begun…

Read More

Color Splash With Featured Artist Jag_CZ

Check out the work of our featured Bigstock contributor Jag_CZ. His photography portfolio features a colorful and chaotic collection of solids, liquids, and even gases flying in, out of, and around the frame. It’s a splashy mid-air delight!  For even more freeze-frame fun, be sure to check out some of JAG_CZ’s featured work in the…

Read More


We’re thrilled to announce a beautiful partnership, both figuratively and literally. Bigstock has partnered with Art.com. As you know, Art.com is a leading online destination for experiencing and buying high-quality wall art. And now, Art.com customers will have access to a curated collection of Bigstock images, specifically arranged in categories based on artistic and cultural trends.

Read More

An Intro to Working with Vectors

Vectors are images that are suitable for illustrations that contain precise measurements. A vector is different from a bitmap image (jpg) because its information is much simpler, and it is scalable to any size and can be edited freely. Vectors are not as useful for displaying photo-realistic images like photographs because those types of images generally do not contain well-defined shapes and curves. In this tutorial, you will learn how to work with a vector to make it easily editable for you. You will change the color of individual shapes, color many shapes together, and edit a path, which is what defines a shape in Illustrator.

Let’s use this vector from contributor Fixer00.

1. Find your vector image. To narrow your search down to vector images only, make sure the “Vectors” checkbox is clicked. Once you find your image, download it, making sure you click the “vector” option. You’ll then download an .eps file.

Read More

12 Great Design Sites About Sketchbooks

If you read our earlier post, Why Do Designers Still Use Sketchbooks?, you know how important sketching is to graphic designers. Even with all the computer tools available to us, sometimes you just need a blank white page and a pencil to work out a creative idea. For more inspiration, here are a few sites…

Read More