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free clipart and animation
does any one know a good free site
nube




msg:854261
 2:24 am on Dec 11, 2000 (gmt 0)

not the microsoft gallery though their clipart is a bit rough , i am looking for nice quality,
thanks g

 

tedster




msg:854262
 4:35 am on Jan 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks, Chrissy, for the link. And welcome to the Forums!
Have you got anymore neat resources up your sleeve? That one's a gem.

tigger




msg:854263
 4:31 pm on Jan 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

Chrissy

thanks from the uk, great resource centre for clip art and bits, just spent the afternoon looking around, back to work ;( ho hun

grnidone




msg:854264
 9:03 pm on Jan 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

Who HA! Chrissy, that is a wonderful resource. Thanks!
-G

mivox




msg:854265
 9:01 pm on Mar 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

Welcome Chrissy!

I've never had much luck finding *good* free graphics, so I'm glad to see some good sites showing up here...
::thread marked for future bookmark-mining::

nym_fan




msg:854266
 3:13 am on Mar 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

Just stopped by. I like Media Builder for free animation (http://www.mediabuilder.com/)

It is a pretty good site.

Marn




msg:854267
 10:12 pm on Mar 25, 2001 (gmt 0)

A good word search on Google.com will direct you to some free graphic art sites. There are so many to mention.

minnapple




msg:854268
 3:03 am on Mar 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

If you find yourself spending a bit of time looking for images, a great investment is to by a clip art catalog that has a hard copy printed book and cd's of the images.

Generally the images are Illustrator vectors so you would need Illustrator or an compatible program. The costs for these are low from $25.00 to $75.00 and contain 250,000 to 1,000,000 images.

You can find what you are looking for fast and have several choices of images to select from and without copyright hassles.

I purchased a catalog and it has more than paid for itself.

typophile




msg:854269
 11:37 pm on Mar 29, 2001 (gmt 0)

The question you need to ask yourself is. Why?
Why dip into the cesspool of bad art and deface your pages with it? If you're not a graphic designer and you don't know a graphic designer you probably at least know someone who can draw. Have them sketch something for you and scan it in. You will be doing the world a service by enriching the content of the web.

mivox




msg:854270
 11:56 pm on Mar 29, 2001 (gmt 0)

The question you need to ask yourself is. Why?
Why dip into the cesspool of bad art and deface your pages with it?

Well, I (for one) do not use "bad art".

However, if you present me with a design client on a limited budget, and give me the choice between (1) blowing their entire budget taking the time to meticulously design 100% custom original icons for their site, and (2) being able to design an entire site within their budget, with tasteful, edited, pre-made icons, I'll take choice #2.

So, one big reason to use high quality clip art is time.

minnapple




msg:854271
 1:41 am on Mar 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

Right on Mivox!

Also, if you have image editing experience and creative ability you can transform she-ut into a thing of beauty.

If you are able to create unique graphics more power to you. I do so at times, but sometimes creativity - schedules - costs, come in conflict and you need to make a choice.

Wanna-be a starving artist - not me I have kids to feed!

grnidone




msg:854272
 7:28 pm on Mar 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

*LOL*

I do it because because their "bad clip art" is better than the clip art I make myself!

*laugh*

-G <-- One of those d*mn left-brainers... ;)

mivox




msg:854273
 7:40 pm on Mar 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

One of those d*mn left-brainers...

S'okay... I won't kick you out of the forum for it. If left brainers want to make graphics, they need all the help they can get!

;)

grnidone




msg:854274
 11:11 pm on Mar 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have re-read this thread and I can see both sides to this issue:

If you need to a real professional look for a really professional site and you cannot make that professional clip art image yourself, it might actually be worth the money and time to get an artist friend or graphic artist to at least make the major images of the site.

On the other hand, sometimes that resource is not available either because of time and/ or money, so you might have to use clip art from a book.

There are a lot of sites with a lot of bad clip art on the web. I do believe, however, that good clip art can be found if one looks hard enough. Sometimes that takes a lot of time...as much time as asking an artist friend to sketch something for you.

It is frustrating either way you go.

-G

typophile




msg:854275
 10:04 pm on Apr 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

Mivox, I beleive the original question was where can one find "free" clipart. I tool the justifiable liberty of translating "free" into "bad". There are indeed many sources of good clip art which I often use myself, most notably havanastreet.com, however, like almost everything really good, you have to pay really good money for it.

mivox




msg:854276
 10:13 pm on Apr 5, 2001 (gmt 0)

Generally, anything free on the web is pretty low quality. However, nube did specifically say he was looking for "nice quality" in his original post. If you're really willing to dig around, you *can* find some good free clipart. It's no easy, but just like with a commercial clip art collection (which is usually mostly garbage), even the worst free clipart site may have a hidden gem lying around.

Although, next time I have a client with a real budget, I'll have to check out havanastreet... You seem particular enough that they must be pretty good!

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