• Editorial = Newsworthy

    Editorial = Newsworthy

    May 21, 2014

    Cutcaster is always seeking good editorial work, but we know that sometimes there is a little confusion about what "Editorial" means. Editorial photography should support the printed word. Editorial images need to have a tale to tell, like the image above, from the 2011 Cairo protests. The man central to the image seems to have a bandage...

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  • Where your Photos and Illustrations come from does Matter!

    May 16, 2014

    With the ease of Google image search, and the millions of photos and illustrations just one click away from an easy download, why should anyone pay for stock photography? The reason is simple, and important: if you purchase a stock photo or illustration, you are also buying the license to use that photo. Grab something off the internet and you...

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  • Cutcaster DIY: Even Dad Appreciates a Handmade Gift

    Cutcaster DIY: Even Dad Appreciates a Handmade Gift

    May 14, 2014

    Father's Day is June 15th and we've created a Pinterest board of DIY gifts for Dad using Cutcaster stock patterns and illustrations. If you need Father's Day images to create your own handmade cards, or to use for Father's Day campaigns or advertising, check out our ...

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  • Got Questions? Check out our FAQs. We Want to Help!

    Got Questions? Check out our FAQs. We Want to Help!

    May 09, 2014

    We've done our best to try and make sure that our site is as user friendly as possible, but we know you might still need a little help. Our FAQ is chock full of solutions and answers to your questions about everything from search options...

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  • Metaphors and Magic: Special Effects Photography

    May 05, 2014

    In stock photography, "trick photography" or special effect photographs are very useful. They can evoke metaphors and when placed in a specific campaign they can take on meaning that a more straight forward photograph cannot. Plus the 'off' or strikingly otherworldly images pull in the viewer, pique curiosity and hold the attention of customer...

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  • Photographer uses Stock Images to Help Sick Children

    April 29, 2014

    Through his Drawing Hope Project, photographer Shawn Van Daele uses his photography and photo editing skills to help children imagine a world outside their sick bed. Using his photos of the children, mixed with stock photography he purchases online, Van Daele places the children into realistic versions o...

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  • Featured Collection: Graduation and Graduates

    Featured Collection: Graduation and Graduates

    April 28, 2014

    Graduation season is coming up! Check out our lightbox of graduation images featuring illustrations and photographs to illustrate graduation announcements, email newsletters about graduations, invitations to graduation parties and more! ...

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  • Lost an image? Check your Account!

    Lost an image? Check your Account!

    April 26, 2014

    You were sure you downloaded that image to your folders...but which folders? Did it really download? Or you downloaded it and then your computer died? DON"T PANIC! We save all your images in your account area and you can...

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  • Join our Facebook Community!

    Join our Facebook Community!

    April 21, 2014

    We would love to have you "Like" our Facebook page and participate in our Cutcaster Facebook community! If you are looking for images, post what you need so we and our talented artists can work to meet those needs! Photographers and illustrators, we encourage you to post your best work to...

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  • Tech Tip: Using Curves to make a Photo fit your Style

    April 19, 2014

    Photoshop curves is a powerful tool for photo editing and can be used to create greater contrast, change the color balance, bring more light into a photo, or darken it to change the mood of an image. Master it and you can come up with settings that mimic vintage film or other photography styles. Check out this detailed guide from the online le...

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