The following post was originally featured on the blog of our parent company Shutterstock, on Tuesday July 21, 2015. As this change in its auto-trace policy also pertains to Bigstock contributors, it is being shared here. Vectors are a powerful type of content. They are editable, adaptable, and scalable without loss of resolution. Our vector…Read More
Did you know that you can make your own Photoshop brushes? It’s true! In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a custom Photoshop brush out of this Bigstock vector. Start by opening the vector in Adobe Illustrator. In the Layers palette, find the part of the vector that you would like to use as…Read More
In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to apply any shape or object to your photos using a clipping mask. You will need Photoshop and Illustrator here, but ultimately you only need Photoshop to make a clipping mask. For this example, I will use a flower from this Bigstock vector and give this…Read More
Bigstock is pleased to announce that we are now open to editorial illustration and vector submissions! What is an Editorial Image? An image labeled as “Editorial Use Only” on Bigstock (an “editorial image”) is an image that cannot be used to advertise or promote a product or service. The people, objects or places in editorial…Read More
Tattoos are forever, and classics never go out of style. With these two notions in mind, we came up with an inspiring collection of tattoo themes. Here are over 50 cool & classic tattoo designs that should always be in fashion. Each image below is royalty-free and available as a vector. Enjoy! …Read More
Vectors are images that are suitable for illustrations that contain precise measurements. A vector is different from a bitmap image (jpg) because its information is much simpler, and it is scalable to any size and can be edited freely. Vectors are not as useful for displaying photo-realistic images like photographs because those types of images generally do not contain well-defined shapes and curves. In this tutorial, you will learn how to work with a vector to make it easily editable for you. You will change the color of individual shapes, color many shapes together, and edit a path, which is what defines a shape in Illustrator.
Let’s use this vector from contributor Fixer00.
1. Find your vector image. To narrow your search down to vector images only, make sure the “Vectors” checkbox is clicked. Once you find your image, download it, making sure you click the “vector” option. You’ll then download an .eps file.Read More
Finding the perfect image can be as easy as 1-2-3. Keeping the below steps in mind can make your search even more effective.
1. Enter Basic Keywords Let’s say you want to find an image of a dog. But not just any dog. You want an adorable dog. To begin, you can enter the basic keywords dog and adorable in the main search box. You don’t want to add too many keywords. Entering too many keywords can be limiting, and you’ll end up with too few results.Read More
A great week here at Bigstock, with two people winning $100 Amazon Gift Cards in our 52 Pick-Up Free Image Game! Janice B. from Rhinelander, WI Janice (pictured below, with her children) is a “jack” of many trades. She’s a business owner, a graphic designer and also works part time at a pediatric dental office.…Read More
A Photoshop tutorial by Art Director and founder of Pureworks, Victoria Jordan. Post was revised/updated on February 4th, 2014, by Cristin Burton. In this tutorial, we’ll you show you how to create animated gifs. If you’re tasked with creating web banners, this is a great place to start. An animated gif can be submitted to most ad…Read More
Turning Your Sketches into Vector ArtBy Karl Rosencrants, Bigstock Contributor When creating new illustrations, brainstorming often happens by sketching using paper and pencil. Sometimes it can be hard to transfer those sketch ideas into vector art. Here I will outline two different ways to turn your sketches into vector art. The first step is to…Read More