The trojan horse of Getty 'free' images There's been lots of discussion in blogs and on Twitter about Getty's offer to make images available supposedly for 'free'. The only problem is that they're not free, as Karen Blakeman points out in her blog post on the subject. While on the surface of it, it seems to be a lovely kind gesture, I would caution anyone who is thinking of using the service to consider it very carefully. On their website Getty says "Getty Images is leading the way in creating a more visual world. Free for All: NYPL Enhances Public Domain Collections For Sharing and Reuse Today we are proud to announce that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution downloads. No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse! The release of more than 180,000 digitized items represents both a simplification and an enhancement of digital access to a trove of unique and rare materials: a removal of administration fees and processes from public domain content, and also improvements to interfaces — popular and technical — to the digital assets themselves. Online users of the NYPL Digital Collections website will find more prominent download links and filters highlighting restriction-free content; while more technically inclined users will also benefit from updates to the Digital Collections API enabling bulk use and analysis, as well as data exports and utilities posted to NYPL's GitHub account. We've made it easier than ever to search, browse, and download public domain items in Digital Collections.
Creative Commons Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. Here are some recently added bits and pieces: Attribution License » 19,398,316 photos (See more)
Make an Inspiring Artistic Poster with Drawn Elements In this tutorial, we'll create drawn elements, use design brushes, bring them into Photoshop, and merge them into a unique poster composition that feels hand-made, stylistically unified, and personalized. The techniques here are focused on creating an original artistic illustration. Let's see how this poster design was created. Before we get started, let's take a look at the image we'll be creating. As always, the layered Photoshop file is available via our Psdtuts+ Plus membership.
The Hudson River Painters Vs. The Texture Monster Email The painters of The Hudson River School used tons of Texture but they kept it under control. [Painting: ‘Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains’, 1868 by Albert Bierstadt] [click here to see the hi-res version] The Texture Monster Is On The Hunt. We all must remain watchful for no painting is completely safe. When The Texture Monster attacks, it will SMASH your subtle values, PUMMEL your perspective, SKEW your sense of scale and CONFUSE your compositions. 60 High Quality Free Photoshop Patterns and Textures Welcome to day 6 of freebie week on Designrfix. Today we have assembled a stunning collection of high quality free Photoshop patterns and textures. So if you are in search of some really cool patterns and textures for your latest project, this post is not to be missed. Feel free to download and use them in your next design. Hope you enjoy and tune in tomorrow for the last installment of freebies! Want more articles from Freebie Week?
How to Create a Cinemagraph in 7 Easy Steps As the old saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words." Given that 65% of the population are visual learners, using images as part of your marketing can be the key to ensuring your message gets delivered. As a marketer, you are probably already aware that images are important. They're easier to digest than a bunch of words on a page and can help support your other content by telling a story in ways that words cannot. Whether in social media posts or in blog posts, images help your audience to better understand what you are talking about, plain and simple.
Protect Yourself: What You Need To Know About Stock Images Everybody loves a good heist movie. There is something invigorating about the clever planning, flawless execution, and the inevitable last-minute problem that has to be overcome. Yet, the best heist movies add one other brilliant element: the unexpected flip.