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60 Totally Free Design Resources for Non-Designers

60 Totally Free Design Resources for Non-Designers
Creating engaging visual content doesn’t have to require a financial investment. Sure, at one time graphic designers needed expensive software and even more costly images to craft a winning visual campaign. But thanks to a host of free online resources, anyone can design high-quality visual stories with ease. Of course, navigating the sea of online images and editing tools is easier said than done. Some require membership, others charge royalty fees, some require advance permission and others charge for high-definition. Fortunately, we’ve scoured the Web for the most complete, the easiest to use and the most innovative resources to aid even the most amateur designer in crafting stunning visual content. Check out these 60 totally free design resources for non-designers: Free Images 1 StockSnap.io With a large selection of free high-definition stock photos, StockSnap.io offers a valuable resource to web designers, bloggers and content curators. 2 Morguefile 3 Free Images 4 Kaboom Pic 5 Pixabay

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Stock Photos You Can Use For Free It can be insanely hard to find high quality, high-res free stock photos for personal and commercial use. A growing number of websites have amazing photos you can use for your work. Some of them cost money. Not everybody can afford those high quality photos. Fortunately most of these sites have images you can use for free. 19 Great Ways To Brainstorm Short Film Ideas There's three things different in the film industry from when I started Raindance in 1992: - in the early 90's every film was shot on expensive celluloid. Now it's all shot on digital. - back then (remember that John Major was still Prime Minister and Princess Diana was alive) films were distributed in cinemas and on heavily regulated broadcast television.

10 Tips and Tricks for Making Difficult Selections in Photoshop If you’re just starting out in Photoshop and would like to learn the art of making difficult selections to isolate things in photos, check out this great video tutorial by Tutvid. It’s a 37-minute lesson with 10 tips and tricks on methods that range from beginner to advanced. “Learn to make virtually ANY selection and cut out anything you would even need in Photoshop,” writes Nate Dodson. “We’ll make simple, straight-line selections with the Poly Lasso tool, we’ll select car parts with the Pen Tool and edit the path, we’ll use Calculations to create extremely intricate and difficult selections VERY quickly, we’ll learn to use and work with Select and Mask as well as Refine Edge, we’ll build a selection based on a single channel, and SO much more!” In case you’d like to skip around, here’s a little “table of contents” for the video:

15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web Recently, a teacher we know put together a concise and effective PowerPoint presentation which was well received. The only thing was that when the students inquired where the photos came from, the teacher said he searched for them using Google. The students replied, “You mean you stole them!” Some of the images still prominently displayed the watermark from iStock Photo. List of Residencies Res Artis to the best of its ability makes sure that the content provided in our residency listings is accurate. However, ultimately the information on these pages is provided by our member organisations. Therefore, Res Artis gives no warranty and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or the completeness of the listings. Res Artis cannot be held responsible for any outcome of application or artist residency exchanges.

Download 100,000 Free Art Images in High-Resolution from The Getty When I want to get a good look at the city of Los Angeles, I go up to the Getty Center in the Santa Monica Mountains. I can also, of course, get a pretty good look at some art at the museum there. But if I don’t feel like making that trek up the hill — and if you don’t feel like making the trek from wherever you live — The Getty can give you, in some ways, an even better way to look at art online. 22 Movies And Shows Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix (This is an updated version of a list we published two years ago–the majority of which was no longer streamable, given Netflix’s content churn. We miss you, Objectified!) The Netflix queue is one of the most dangerous time-sinks on earth. But to designers, it can actually be a great source of inspiration, with everything from design documentaries to films that are pure visual art. Here are 22 must-see design movies and shows on Netflix.

A Collection of Free Media Resources This post attempts to list my top favorite free sites for royalty-free images, music, and videos for creative projects. Since 2000 I have been teaching university students how to design for print, the web, and the screen. One of the very first things we go over is that it’s always best to use your OWN original photos, drawings, music, and videos that you created yourself. Of course, when you need something really specific (say a close up photo of a lion’s mouth or the rings of Saturn) you can’t always get what you need on your own without also putting yourself in grave danger. Space helmet anyone?

5 Reasons You Won't Be an Animator - Bloop Animation This is a guest contribution by Rusty Gray of rustyanimator.com. It’s 2015 and You Won’t be an Animator Another year is coming to a close.

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