Signs, banners or posters: whichever type of large scale print you’re making, it’s important to ensure that it stands out from the crowd—and not in a negative way. To create a print that makes people take notice, you’ll need to choose the right images, colors, and fonts—and you’ll need to fit everything into a balanced…Read More
That old cliché “never judge a book by its cover” may be true, but it doesn’t mean we can’t judge the actual book covers. And, because eBooks follow different guidelines than print books, there are some key points you need to know to ensure that your digital book looks both appropriate and professional. Here are six essential tips to finding eBook…Read More
This season, we looked to some of the more innovative works of art that live on the covers of books. With a range of literary subjects, these book covers hold a life of their own outside of the context of its pages. Browse through and let these inspire you. 1. The Revolution Of Little Girls by Blanche…Read More
There are lots and lots of neat little tricks in Adobe software, and some of them are more useful than others. I’ve chopped down Adobe’s long list of key commands for Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign into a shorter list that helps me more frequently. After all, the most useful key commands are the ones you…Read More
Facebook recently reported that over 350 million photos were uploaded to its website every day during its fourth quarter of 2012. This comes as little surprise when you consider that, nowadays, more pictures are taken every two minutes than were taken in the 1800’s. So, how can this ‘photo boom’ work for the rest of us? Let’s focus on your website, specifically the homepage.Read More
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
Since 1995, Freelancers Union has worked to create solutions for the challenges independent workers face every day. Independent workers are the center of Bigstock’s very own creative community; from the artists and photographers who create stock images to the designers who use them, which is why we’re truly excited to announce our partnership with Freelancers…Read More
We’re thrilled to be the headline sponsor of the Creative Review Annual, which showcases the best work in the business and just hit newsstands yesterday. Take a peek into the future of advertising, design and visual work, by checking out the winners of this year’s Annual Awards of The Creative Review. Where other award platforms…Read More
We’ve been scrambling all morning to get this brand-new collection of Easter egg photos out to you, but ultimately, it was over … easy. (Give us time, we’ll think of a few more egg puns.) Truly, we’re shocked the decorators of these eggs didn’t crack under the pressure. (Told ya.) Hard-boiled and bold, these images…Read More
Turning Your Sketches into Vector ArtBy Karl Rosencrants, Bigstock Contributor When creating new illustrations, brainstorming often happens by sketching using paper and pencil. Sometimes it can be hard to transfer those sketch ideas into vector art. Here I will outline two different ways to turn your sketches into vector art. The first step is to…Read More