WHERE TO FIND IMAGES AND ART
You can take your own photos, create your own art, scan photos and objects, but at some point you'll probably need some stock art. Remember to abide by the terms of the license and always credit the photographer as he/she wants. Here are some resources we discussed in class.
The following resources are free.
Creative Commons A nonprofit that provides free tools for people to mark their creative works with the freedoms and restrictions they like. At the CC site you can search images on Google, Flickr, Wikimedia Commons (and other places) that carry a Creative Commons license.
FreeImages (formerly stock.xchng) This is the leading free stock photo site. Read the restrictions and abide by the photographer's wishes.
Pixabay Offers high-quality images for personal and commercial use with a CC0 license and royalty-free.
Stocksnap.io Free stock photos at high resolution with no attribution required.
Life of Pix No copyright restrictions on these images for personal and commercial use.
Unsplash Free, high-resolution photos with no restrictions. Give the photographer credit.
Gratisgraphy Free, high-resolutions photos with no copyright restrictions.
Dreamstime This stock site has a free-images section.
Morgue File This site has high-res images that you can use pretty much as you like without attribution. (Read the license summary for each image.)
The New York Public Library has high-resolution photos in the public domain
The Public Domain Project Thousands of historic media files for creative projects.
The Public Domain Review Historic images, books, and essays in the public domain.
GraphicsWall offers free vector graphics (mainly patterns, textures, badges)
Brands of the World offers historical and contemporary logos in vector format. (The logos come from designers, not from the companies so check for accuracy.)
Amazing Textures Free background textures at high resolutions (go to Categories>Free).
Texture King Free stock textures.
Library of Congress Many historical photos in the Library of Congress belong to the American people and are available for your use.
The Biodiversity Heritage Library has a Flickr page with historic illustrations you can use for noncommercial purposes.
The following resources cost money. I do NOT encourage you to buy these for class, but it's good to know about these services for the future.
Storyblocks offers stock images, audio and video for a yearly fee.
iStockphoto You buy credits and each photo cost so many credits depending on its size. A large photo for a magazine cover, say, costs about $40.
Bigstock Again, you purchase credits. A large photo (13 x 10 inches at 300 dpi) costs about $13.
Stocksy is another royalty-free site where images start at $10.
Shutterstock Millions of stock photos reasonably priced. For example, two images cost $30. (Subscription packages are also available.)
VectorStock offers royalty-free vector art. You have to buy credits.
There are two big hitters in rights-managed online image libraries with high-quality photos, and expensive images. I put them here for your information and not for this class. They are Corbis and Getty Images.
HOW TO LEARN THE PROGRAMS
At UGA we are so lucky to have access to the LinkedIn Learning software training and video tutorial library. There are also many free tutorials online, including on YouTube. You can also Google any problem you're having or any effect you are trying to achieve. If you want to buy the Adobe Creative Cloud, the University System of Georgia allows students to buy it for a shockingly reduced rate. You can read about it and buy it here.
Photoshop Basix This is one of my favorite free online video tutorials. It's by Martin Perhiniak.
RetroSupply's Photoshop videos on Vimeo are helpful.
Layers Magazine One of the menus on this site says tutorials and you can learn all kinds of things about Adobe products.
InDesignSecrets.com This is the essential resource for all things InDesign. You can search by topic. There are also video and podcasts.
HOW TO LEARN ABOUT TYPE
Thinking with Type Ellen Lupton wrote an amazing book (and companion website) called Thinking with Type. Some of her book is in our class packet. You can learn so much about using type from Ellen Lupton.
History of Typography—Animated Short by Ben Barrett-Forrest. This is a great little video on the history of typography.
Hoefler & Co. There is a page I like at the Hoefler&Co. site called "Four techniques for combining fonts."
Smashing Magazine has a nice guide to combining typefaces. So does TypeConnection.
There are many blogs devoted to typography. Here are some you might like. Fonts in Use, I Love Typography, Typographica
Pinterest is an online pinboard where you can collect images into "boards." You can look there for inspiration from others. My Pinterest page is at https://www.pinterest.com/kristeninathens/ I have boards on beautiful resumes and the major style movements of the 20th century etc.
Pentagram is one of the top design firms in the world. It was named by Fast Company in March 2011 as one of the top 10 companies in design. If you go to their website and click on the thumbnail of a project you like, it brings up a short description of the project. Make sure to click on "See more about this project" (below the description) for a full explanation of the concept behind the design.
AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) was founded in 1914. It is the professional association for design. The AIGA Design Archives has award winning work in many media. (Click on AIGA 365 to see winners from the current and past years.)
The Book Cover Archive is a great place to study how images and words are combined to convey something about a book and to entice readers to investigate further.
Chip Kidd designs book covers for Penguin/Random House. See his portfolio and be inspired.
The Society of Publication Designers chronicles yearly winners under the tab called Competitions. We also have several SPD Design Annuals (winners in book form) from the last few years in the lab.
GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY
The Merrill C. Berman Collection features examples and information about graphic design history and modernist art.
Foundations of Design History is a Lynda.com class with Sean Adams (past president of AIGA).
Design is History is a website put together by someone who taught or maybe still teaches graphic design. It's mysterious! And good.
This Freebies site has social media mock ups and many more.
Covervault.com allows you to download mockups of bookcovers in various sizes (you edit in Photoshop)
Convert your gif to an MP4 for uploading to Instagram by using an online converter such as this one.
How many of the statements in Typographer Ryan Gosling do you understand?
Kern Type, a kerning game will drive you mad.
The Font Game from the people at I Love Typography
A very short film on Times New Roman
Photo by Nicole Marti