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Cutcaster is a dynamic stock photography marketplace to buy and sell royalty free stock photos and royalty free vector stock vectors. Search http://cutcaster.com for royalty free photos, stock images, , clipart, vectors and free stock photography for advertising, publishing or web design. Download and find free stock photos and stock vectors for secure use in printing brochures, advertising, annual reports and electronic use on websites and presentations.

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

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 learning community for photographers, Cambridge in Colour to get the most out of curves!

 

 

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Design 101: GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF vs Vectors- What’s the Difference?

Why are there so many image file types? Because every file type has its place. GIF, JPG and PNG are best used on the web, TIFF files work best for print and vectors are the most versatile for editing the size of an image. Vectors can be scaled from tiny business cards all the way up to graphics on the side of a semi-truck trailer. Vectors can also be blown up huge and scaled back down over and over without losing the quality of the original.

Most files (known as rasters) are made up of tiny dots or “pixels” and when you increase or decrease the size of the image, you’re just growing or shrinking all those little dots. Vectors use geometry: points, curves and shapes based on math, so when you increase the size of a vector, you’re not just stretching a ton of pixels, the image is basically recreating itself in the size you need. The final image will need to be ‘rasterized’ and converted into a TIFF or JPG for printing, since printers print in pixels.

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Cutcaster has a wide variety of vector graphics available. When you are searching for an image type, make sure you chose “Vectors Only” in the File Type box on the left side of the page or keep an eye out for the little “V” underneath our illustration thumbnails, indicating that those illustrations are available as a vector.

 

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Featured Collection: The Timeless Romance of Sepia

If you color any photograph with a rich sepia brown tone,  the transformation is more than simply visual, it is emotional. Sepia evokes the past, with its nostalgic homage to vintage photography. It also has a dreamlike quality that makes even familiar objects and landscapes look as if they are from another world or another time. Cutcaster has a stunning collection of images soaked in sepia tones. Use them to heighten the emotion of your message, and connect with your customers through the romance and magic of sepia.

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Searching for: Science, Space and the “Cosmos”

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There’s been a lot of buzz about science lately.  There is new information about the Big Bang Theory, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a science show, Cosmos, on Fox and currently image searches for Periodic Table are in the top ten on Google Trends. Who knew science could be so cool? If you are searching for images about science, Cutcaster has what you need in our lightboxes on Science & Technology, Outer Space and Scientific Research .

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Featured Collection: Cute Bunnies, Colorful Eggs, and all things Easter

Easter is just a month away and it’s time to search through our images of green grass, colorful eggs, adorable rabbits, and other images of the spring holiday.  Check out our Easter lightbox to find the perfect photo or illustration for your Easter newsletter, Easter product advertisement, Easter egg hunt flyer, or whatever Easter campaign or event you are planning.

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Looking for the First Flowers of Spring: Fresh Tulips Images

As winter approaches its end, tiny slivers of green begin to reach out from below the melting snow and the thawing earth to remind us that spring is near. It’s a hopeful sign, a sign of rebirth and renewal and we all begin to watch and wait  for those small green buds to bloom and dot the landscape with color. Our gorgeous photographs of  tulips are wonderful images to add to any marketing or advertising this time of year.

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Searching For: Symptoms

In the digital age, we often turn first to the internet for advice. Where to eat, where to travel, how to fix things, even how to fix ourselves. Websites like WebMD and other medical sites help us to self-diagnose before we call the doctor so it is no surprise that according to Google Trends, one of the top keyword searches is “Symptoms”. Cutcaster Collections features lightboxes on many health and medicine subjects including disease and injury, medical illustrations and other images related to medicine.

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