Questions tagged [stock-images]

Questions about original images, captured or created, made available by the original artist for use in other projects, often through licensing arrangements.

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What are some good places to find multiple stock images from the same location?

I need photos that look like they came from the same location. Is there a place that has "albums" of this sort? Royalty free, creative commons licensed, or paid.
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use of graphics stock icon (spoon,fork,skull head) for logo [duplicate]

I am a new graphics designer I want to use skull head, spoon icon, fork, etc in my logo from free stock but I don't know how to avoid copyright issue
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What do you call this style of illustration I've been seeing quite a lot? [duplicate]

There is often organic shape, very minimalist illustration of a person(s). I know these are flat vectors, I want to know name of artistic style.
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Where can I find inexpensive or better yet free product images? [duplicate]

I am wanting to build a product catalog template that can take XML and import it through InDesign to automatically style text and place product photos. The problem is I don't have a product database ...
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What are good resources for royalty-free stock images that are at least 300 DPI?

I need to design an A5-size leaflet for a small side business that I'm trying to get up and running, and the printer I'm planning to use says that the 72 DPI stock images I would usually use will ...
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How can one search for a quick icon on google images without all the stock photo sites coming up on search results?

I'm looking for just a very simple icon of just a black and white notepad, but when I use google images its very annoying to have stock photo icon sites to come up where they make you pay for it. Is ...
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What is the correct style that describes the following images

What is the name or names of the style used in the following images. They are used on Google, Facebook, atlassian.com, bitbucket.org and on info-graphics. I refer to them as lifestyle images but ...
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Remake Icon for commercial use

I dont know wether this is the right place to ask this kind of question, but I'll give it a try. I discovered an Icon on the web which I want to use for a companies new logo (together with some text ...
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Can I use a photo I took that contains real products in my designs for commercial use?

I have a client that wants a picture of store shelves filled with candy and pop. I would personally take the photo and the photo would be printed without edits and used as the front of a counter for a ...
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How to search for logos to use on google images without all the stock photo sites coming up in results?

I'm searching for logos to derive my logo from. I get my ideas from google images, but the stock photo sites are really anonying. Is there a way to search google images without all those stock image ...
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If a photographer wants to sell product image of a shampoo bottle, does he need to take permission from shampoo brand?

I want to understand the copyright situation when it comes to selling stock images of products. Are they supposed to be editorial use only? Let's say if there is an image of a particular brand shampoo,...
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Will I get sued for my logo, even though the customer doesn’t know me?

A few months ago I made a logo for a customer on Brandsupply. Brandsupply is a site that lets a customer upload their ideas for a logo, and then choose the logo they want from the design that a bunch ...
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Why do people upload their work to Adobe and other stock sites if they can't be used for intended purposes?

Why do people upload their work to Adobe and other stock sites if they can't be used for intended purposes? For example, I was talking to a friend of mine who wants a logo designed. I suggest he take ...
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How can I convert my watercolour images to vectors for Shutterstock?

So, forgetting that they rejected my last image as they weren't taking content like that anymore... Shutterstock said that I wasn't allowed to use live trace in Illustrator to vectorize my ...
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Can I place a logo on a stock image?

We take stock photography and overlay a quote or factoid for social media posts. We usually use a filter or coloured overlay as well. Can we place our logo and/or website URL on this image?
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White backgrounds for stock shots

I have a online store and have made white backgrounds before, but I am struggling right now with these intricate items like these. I have tried invert, levels, layers and selective colour, but the ...
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Where to find human teeth icon set with all sides?

I need human teeth icons in vector format like the attached image with teeth showing from all sides. On all marketplaces (flaticon.com, freepik.com, thenounproject.com, shutterstock.com and ...
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Which is better for an Invitations designer Corel Draw or Illistrator? Or are they pretty close to the same? [closed]

I am an aspiring designer. I want to make event invitations and stationary for weddings and such. Which of these programs would be better? And why? What are the major differences? Also, can you use ...
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What is considered a “Logo” for stock photo use?

I am creating a "logo" for a group of women who fly fish in Central Oregon. They are a small group that gets together within the larger club called Central Oregon Fly Fishers. In the past, they've ...
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Fotolia - Legal right to alter images [closed]

I searched the terms of use on Fotolia and I didn't see anything that said I can't alter the images after I buy them. For example, if I buy a photo of a man, can I add some facial hair, change the ...
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I'm looking for mountain image like this

I'm looking for mountain and lowland image like this. I searched in google also in pixabay but i didn't find similay result. Which keyword that i should use?
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Safety of using images found through Google image search

I am working on a Facebook education page for my church. I often find Google search images that don't have an obvious copyright symbol at the bottom of the article or blog. How do I know if these ...
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Trouble using stock EPS images

I'm using adobe illustrator, and I can't seem to use a stock eps file we purchased. If I remove the illustrated 'glow' elements from their original background, they turn black. What do I need to ...
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What are these birds eye view stock photos called and where can I find them? [duplicate]

What are these birds eye view stock photos called and where can I find them? I am trying to find pictures of the birds eye view images above, such as the book, stapler, pencil, and hand.
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Is this copyright infringement?

There is a business that is in my area. She uses professional photography that is found online, uses an app to put her logos and advertising all over it, and then uses it to market on social media. ...
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Copy vector pattern completely from scratch for commercial use, but exactly as those found online?

I need a huge range of vector patterns that will be used commercially on merchandise. Since royalty free sites do not allow commercial use for most of their images, I figured I can create patterns ...
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Good sources for hand-drawn stock illustrations?

I'm looking for suppliers of hand-drawn stock imagery for a project that needs a consistent visual language (hence there should be larger quantities of material from the same artist/s) but doesn't ...
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What to include in my portfolio?

I am a relatively recent graphic design graduate. I have been working at a small printing house for about two years, but will soon be interviewing for a different position in another city. My ...
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Where can I find a background image for a 11“ x 17” printed brochure? [closed]

Creating an 11x17 brochure and require background images. Where can I purchase images of suitable quality/size to use for this purpose?
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Should a logo contain stock images?

My wife recently got a logo designed for her new business, by a professional branding company. It went through several stages of approval, getting the logo just right, however, when she went on to the ...
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Where do Adobe Stock images goto once purchased? [closed]

I am wondering where the file goes once purchased. It's already been at least a week, so the order should have went through and been confirmed. I purchased an image on Adobe Stock a while back. Where ...
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Where can I find a large set of user avatar photos? [closed]

I'm creating a demo account for a product I'm working on and need about 500 photos of people's faces. uifaces.com offers this, but the images are very low resolution (128px square at the largest). ...
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Is it generaly acceptable to use purchased vector graphics in paid work?

I understand the legalities of using stock images and vectors for things like logos. But i want to know if it is unprofessional, or negative to use purchased vector graphics in freelancing design work?...
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Curve that is used as text guide for round text is open path. Is it problem for stocks?

On my vector I created rounded text. For this I used Ellipse tool to create circle, the with scissors cut it in two halfs on diameter. Then every half of circle was used as guide for text. It is ...
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Critique: How can I make the imagery used for these Dessert e-book covers more appetizing? [closed]

I've published a dessert book on Kindle. I only had a small budget so I used a free stock image, but I've been getting feedback that it's not very appetizing and I agree that it isn't - it's too dark ...
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Letter logo similitude controversy [closed]

Since I was unable to find good enough imo C-logo, I created one myself. As you can see it is highly abstractive and full of nostalgic elements from my past. However, due to the regal middle node it ...
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Where Can I Find Stock Photos Large Enough for a Billboard? [closed]

Wondering if anyone here has ever designed a billboard incorporating stock photography. I've been searching and searching, but I can't find anything at the dimensions I'm look for!
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How should I handle delivery of original design assets to clients?

I'm increasingly having clients request delivery of all native files, including stock photos, fonts, etc. used in a design. Currently I've been using Thinkstock for photography, which only allows ...
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Where can I find celebrity photos for commercial use?

Every commercial-use photograph website I've looked at (flickr, shutterstock, getty images, etc) have plenty of pictures of celebrities, but literally none of them have model releases, so they can't ...
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How to find sets of images for collages? [duplicate]

Is there any place with good sets of free jpgs or pngs for use in collages or just any work in general? I see so many great collages and work in general with a lot of great images incorporated, but ...
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How to create a consistent style across stock images for a website?

I am currently applying changes to this site. Becky, my customer, demands that the images be changed so that the image content will also be compatible with each other. I tried using icons and vector ...
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Who owns copyright to photos of public places? (Editorial Use Only license)

I am baffled by "Editorial Use Only" licenses offered by stock photo sites. It seems that even if photographer wants to sell his photo under "Standard" license, stock photo company can force it into "...
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Designing book covers with stock images

I'm a freelance graphic artist. I'm designing book covers and the book covers require stock images. I want to get stock images legally and have a couple of questions. Do I need to buy the stock images ...
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where should I get Images for website? [duplicate]

I'm working on a PSD mockup for a website. I'm really getting hard time searching the right images for slider and related stuff. I looked through stock images and they are expensive! What is the ...
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How to separate clusters of different vector objects in a purchased stock image?

I just purchased a group pack of umbrella silhouette vectors. They came in .jpg file, .eps file, and .png file. I only need one of these vectors. I am having trouble selecting just one in the PNG....
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How to achieve better consistency with stock / vendor photos taken from different distances?

I'm working on an e-commerce site and one problem I face is having to deal with furniture vendors and the way they shoot their photos. Some shoot products photos up close and others from far back. ...
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Computers and Mobile Devices for Showcasing Software

I am looking for an appealing way to showcase some of my existing software online. I noticed that a current trend is to show the software running on multiple devices, like this: Does everyone who ...
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Using vectors/stock graphics in designs?

I'm looking for a little advice, hopefully somebody can offer me some. I currently work in Marketing/Graphic Design.I do not have a degree in Graphic Design, but a degree in Advertising (which was ...
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Do theme developers create their own graphics?

I'm a developer trying to strengthen my design skills. The problem lies with my expertise being in code versus design. So my question is, when creating a theme to sell, and the focus is the ...
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Where to buy graphics for cheap that I can use in work that I sell? [duplicate]

I am making my own cards to sell, however, I would like to use some graphics and or backgrounds once in a while without having to make them all the time. Where is the best place to buy graphics, ...