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Is masterclips the best package for the price (so much crap art)? I really don't need print resolution graphics. My work is completely web. I also don't like online clip art archives like arttoday. I signed up with them and found their quality was lacking. Most of them are not worth the subscription.
I know there are a lot of mac people in here, but what do you use? They have to have some sort of pc version.
(YMMV - The odds of a small business having their own good, original "corporate clip art" photography laying around on their website is pretty slim, I suppose.)
You could also buy a digital camera for the same price as a decent photography collection, and take up a new hobby... photography is fun! ;)
You could also buy a digital camera for the same price as a decent photography collection, and take up a new hobby... photography is fun!
Absolutely, mivox. Not only that but you can get away from the corporate cliche style of photography. Carry your small digital camera with you all the time and you'll be amazed at what pops out at you for use as a possible texture or background.
Try this sometime: set up the camera on a tripod pointing at an empty side table, lay your objects on the side table so they look neat, snap a photo, and then crop it at a funky 45 degree angle: voila! corporate clip art!
If you want to get fancy: apply one or two filters, and add a transparent color layer over the whole thing in your photo editor. Or, select a seemingly random area of the photo with your lasso tool, and apply a strange burred or streaked effect to it.
(edited by: mivox at 7:12 pm (utc) on May 14, 2002)
Also has good Windows interface program that stays on your hard drive and let's you search/look at thumbnails without having to insert the CD. Many objects are already "cut out" to white backgound or alpha channel. The objects are not groups of people, but there are good pix of individual people, many in costumes or acting parts (like "jailer" and "crook"). Lots of hands holding a mouse, common objects, tools, artifacts, fruit, etc.
These are good photos from Hemmera.
I have clip art from several different packages from the 500,000 variety, Corel, photodisc... etc. My feeling is - its ALL just junk to wade through unless you know for sure what you need is there and just where to find it. (Like making your own shopping cart icons because you can't locate any on your stack of CD's!)
I also resorted to taking images of my own when there's a gun to my head and I can't find what I need. One product photo I took at the last minute out of desperation ended up being used for a national ad campaign.
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction...
Quite a few of the models had their arms crossed as though they were looking over the top of someone's cubicle wall, with everything below their arms removed. They appeared perched at the top of various content boxes in catalogs and websites everywhere.
Since PhotoObjects is the one where all the items are cut out of their backgrounds (right?), I was wondering if they were the folks behind the black turtleneck brigade...
since then they have come out with two more 50,000 volume sets. I try to make changes to the image and use an assortment of them to come up with something respectable. The best is finding an image in imagebank and attempting to recreate it with images you have.