Category Archives: illustration

Where your Photos and Illustrations come from does Matter!

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 may be violating a copyright, and putting your blog, website, marketing campaign or other project in jeopardy.

Educate yourself about creative commons licenses to get a grasp on the various legal uses of the images you need for your work. All the images available on Cutcaster are royalty-free, giving you broad leeway in how you can use the image. Once you’ve paid for a royalty-free image, you can use it for nearly any purpose. Check out the “Royalty-free” section on our FAQ page for more information.

 

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Cutcaster DIY: Even Dad Appreciates a Handmade Gift

Happy Father Day Super Hero Dad

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 Father’s Day Lightbox, full of Father’s Day photographs and illustrations.

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Featured Collection: Graduation and Graduates

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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We’ve also got images for any type of graduation- college, high school, elementary school…and even for your dog and their graduation from puppy school!

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Join our Facebook Community!

We would love to have you “Like” our Facebook page and participate in our Cutcaster Facebook community!

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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 boost your sales!

Also, if you are building your own Facebook community, check out our Facebook-related images! We have icons, “thumbs up” like icons and more!

 

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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: 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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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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