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20 Awesome Vector Chart Templates for Eye-Catching Presentations

by Caroline Mercurio on April 27, 2017 No comments

Whether for a business meeting, a product pitch, or a class, presenting vital information can sometimes be difficult to keep exciting—audiences are trained to have short attention spans thanks to digital media, so presentations need to be truly captivating and appealing. If you present your material in an interesting fashion, you are bound to win over your boss, colleagues, or potential customers.

The perfect way then to elevate your slideshows are with enticing and detail-oriented chart vector graphics. We’ve collected 20 awesome vector chart templates from our library to place you in the right direction for success. Perfect for marketers, business folk, and students alike, these aesthetically pleasing graphics are a guaranteed win for your next pitch or project.

 
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20 Awesome Vector Chart Templates for Eye-Catching PresentationsDownload this template here.

 
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Afraid your coworkers are still going to snooze in your next presentation? Discover more colorful and pictorial vector chart templates in our library. Be prepared to wow everyone at work!

 

Let’s Get Infographic

 

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Introducing BunnyBlocks: All the Stock Media You Need for an Awwdorable Easter

by Caroline Mercurio on April 6, 2017 No comments

Ah, Spring. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and adorable baby bunnies are making their annual entrance into the world. When you think about it, bunnies really are the mascot of the month, and with Easter just around the corner, it’s needless to say that we’ve got bunnies on the brain.

Last month, our sister site VideoBlocks published an article on the so-called “stars of the internet”—cats. But here at GraphicStock, we think it’s time to make a case for why bunnies should be the true icons of the world wide web. We even spoke with their regional ambassador, Sir Benjamin Frankrabbit, who laid out concrete evidence of the bunnies’ superiority and tactical plan for digital domination.

Joking aside, these little guys are pretty cute—and very on-trend for the Spring season. So whether you’re a Bugs Bunny fan or more of a Peter Rabbit kinda guy or gal, we’ve got all the bunnies to get you—and your clients—through the season.

 

What’s Up, Doc?

Is it just us, or do these guys look like they’re up to no good?

 

When you get caught with your hands in the Easter Basket.

Purchase this footage of an Easter Bunny with Easter eggs.

 

I see you…

Purchase this close up of a baby bunny.

 

Bunnies: Being adorable since 1950.

Purchase this vintage 1950s footage of a bunny rabbit and a rooster on a farm.

 

Om nom nom!

Purchase this footage of two bunny rabbits eating.

 

Wait, what? Nice try, Bruno.

Purchase this footage of a cute pug dog wearing bunny ears.

 

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

 
 

 

Yes, There’s a Bunny in a Box

We don’t think we need to say more.

 

Surprise!

Bunnies

Download this photo of a baby bunny in a box.

 

Okay, now where are the good jelly beans?

Bunnies

Download this photo of a white rabbit with Easter eggs in a basket.

 

Zzzzzzzzz…

Bunnies

Download this photo of a baby bunny being held.

 

Tell it to the tail.

Bunnies

Download this Easter Bunny card vector

 

Rock on!

Bunnies

Download this photo of a baby rabbit listening to music on headphones

 

Find Ferocious Furballs

 

 

See You at the Sock Hop

So let’s face it—bunnies are not the most talkative of the fur-babies. But that doesn’t mean they don’t love a good sock-hop. Rock out rabbit-style with these springy, upbeat, and utterly bouncy tunes.
 

Tunes for a Hoppin’ Good Time

 
It’s their theme song, after all.

Download this Rabbit Tracks music.

 
I said a hip, hop!

Download this Hip-Hop loop.

 
Sing a song of Springtime.

Download this Spring Song music.

 
Time to get bouncy.

Download this Built With Springs Music.
 

Rabbity Sound FX

Just because they aren’t chatty doesn’t mean rabbits don’t make any noise. From a cartoon “boing” to the crunch of a tasty carrot, here’s just a taste of our bunny-riffic sound effects.

 
Munch munch munch…

Download this eating hard vegetables sound effect.

 
Boing!

Download this cartoon spring jumps sound effect.

 

Rock Out With Rabbits

 

So now that bunnies are in your life—literally and digitally (you’re welcome)—how will you celebrate the season? From memes to mascots, bunnies have all the star-power of kittens and then some! Keep calm and hop on.
 

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Caroline MercurioIntroducing BunnyBlocks: All the Stock Media You Need for an Awwdorable Easter

Top 20 Flower Vectors For Springtime

by Caroline Mercurio on April 5, 2017 No comments

With spring just around the corner, flowers are beginning to bloom. Florals are always popular for encapsulating that springtime feeling, with bright, fresh colors. Our library has hundreds of stock flower vectors that can be used for any purpose to wipe away your winter blues and welcome you to spring!

Vectors are great to use in your projects. These floral designs can be used for branding purposes, whether you are creating labels or looking for a new logo design . Stuck on which flower vectors are best for you? We’ve curated the top 20 most eye-popping flower vectors, guaranteed to give you spring fever and help with any of your projects!

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And if these stock flower vectors don’t fill your springtime niche, check out these tutorials to find out how to make your very own vectors . Before you know it, you’ll be smelling the flowers with any of these floral vectors.

 

Jump into Spring

 

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Trending This Week: Ironic Poster Designs Using Stock Graphics

by Caroline Mercurio on February 23, 2017 No comments

The design world has a lot of dos and don’ts—do keep graphics balanced and aligned, don’t use Comic Sans, do design with strong contrast—and most importantly, do keep a clear message. But the beauty of art and design is the freedom to break the rules—at least when it’s done in a purposeful and effective way. Inspired by Nick Slater’s poster designs, we chose to focus on one key element in our design: irony. When done with finesse, this technique can convey a sense of humor and self-awareness that creates an approachable personality—all through design!

As we’re all painfully aware, irony is a term that is often misunderstood—just listen to Alanis Morissette’s song Ironic, for example. But for our purposes it’s quite simple: have the design of your poster contrast with the message. In Mr. Slater’s design, he mixed the message of “Quiet Work Area” with loud colors and playful design elements. The result is fun and approachable. When your message and design contradict, your humor shines through.

Feeling inspired ourselves, we decided to create our own ironic poster using stock graphics.

 
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Download the retro, geometric seamless pattern used in this design.

 
As this fun poster shows, we don’t always have to take ourselves so seriously. Using irony in your designs and creative work can help set you apart from other companies and solidify your brand identity. We were so inspired, we even gave ironic messaging a shot in a recent video for our sister site, VideoBlocks.

 

 
Think you can pull off an ironic design statement?

 

Get Ironic with Stock Graphics

 

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Trending This Week: Retro Destination Postcards from Stock Vectors

by Caroline Mercurio on February 15, 2017 No comments

Designers can be inspired by just about anything—and what’s more inspiring than traveling to a new destination? This week we caught onto a trend that really captures the wanderlust hibernating within each of us: destination illustrations influenced by the look and feel of retro postcards. Designer Ludmila Shevchenko grabbed our attention with her colorful, geometric design of Lofoten—a wanderlust-worthy destination far away—so we decided to recreate the look using stock vectors from our library.

Check out this rendition inspired by the snow-topped latitudes of Denver, Colorado.

 
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Download the stock vector illustration we used in this postcard design.

 

To create this simple geometric design, we selected elements from the original vector to refine the image to what we had envisioned, and then added additional elements within Adobe Illustrator. You could also choose vector elements from our stock image library and combine them with your own shapes and designs.

With stock vectors you can design an actual postcard—yes, on real life paper. You can also create an illustration for your website or brand collateral, and you can also add these illustrations within your app or web design. The options are limitless!

Ready to design your own retro destination postcard? Check out our collection of travel-ready vectors.

 

Download Wanderlust-Inspiring Stock Vectors

 

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Welcome to GraphicStock! Find Out What Makes Us Different with This Short Video

by Caroline Mercurio on November 1, 2016 No comments

When you become a GraphicStock member, you get unlimited access to our library of 350,000+ royalty-free photos, vectors, and illustrations. It’s the easiest way to find and download high-quality stock images. Learn more about what makes us different from all other stock sites with this quick explainer video.

 

 

Ready to get started? Discover some of the graphics that our members have ranked highest, like our top 20 landscape backgrounds and most popular vector poster templates—all included with your subscription. No matter what your next creative project is, we have stock graphics to help bring your vision to life. And remember, once you download an image, it is yours to keep and use forever.

 

Explore Your Creative Library

 

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25 Abstract Vectors that Stand Out—The Most Popular Picks from Our Library

by Caroline Mercurio on October 27, 2016 No comments

For centuries, abstract art has puzzled and fascinated audiences. In web and graphic design, using abstract vectors is one of the most practical ways to add flourish to any project. Stand out from the crowd with these top 25 vectors—we curated each of these designs from the most downloaded and popular stock vectors in our library.

The power of abstract visual elements lies in their ability to evoke emotion and imagination without getting bogged down in figurative representations. Abstract designs grab viewers’ attention immediately with their bold and striking compositions—which can be a major plus when designing marketing materials or branded creative.

The GraphicStock community has used them for all kinds of projects: website templates, album covers, phone backgrounds, and so much more. From bold watercolor designs to geometric patterns, our library has abstract designs to fit any creative project.

 
Here are the top 25 abstract vector graphics in our library:

 
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Download this water color composition vector.

 
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Download this abstract blue business background vector.

 
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Download this seamless mosaic pattern vector.

 
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Download this textured retro geometric background vector.

 
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Download this white crumpled abstract background vector.

 
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Download this colorful mosaic banner geometric background vector.

 
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Download this 3D monochrome background with cube vector.

 
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Download this abstract blue background vector.

 
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Download this retro pattern of geometric shapes vector.

 
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Download this abstract hand drawn watercolor vector.

 
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Download this seamless pattern with circles in retro colors vector.

 
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Download this colorful pattern with splashes vector.

 
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Download this abstract summer background vector.

 
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Download this old grunge paper background vector.

 
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Download this abstract background vector.

 
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Download this texture of rusty metal background vector.

 
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Download this diagonal watercolor stripes backdrop vector.

 
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Download this abstract flower seamless background vector.

 
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Download this interweaving of lines textured vector.

 
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Download this abstract hand drawn watercolor background vector.

 
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Download this seamless glossy rainbow scale background vector.

 
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Download this retro illustration with creative grungy background vector.

 
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Download this blurry lights vector.

 
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Download this hand painted corners vector.

 
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Download this abstract geometric background vector.

 
The sky’s the limit for your next design project. Download all of these vectors and more from our library of royalty-free stock vectors to find some abstract inspiration. What will you make next?

 

Get Creative!

 

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Top 20 Vector Posters: Time-Saving Templates for Every Imaginable Purpose

by Caroline Mercurio on September 30, 2016 2 comments

No matter your industry, reaching and engaging an audience is a must. But how do you rise above the noise when people are bombarded with thousands of images and ads every single day? Never fear, because stock vector posters are here. Whether promoting an event or a product launch, these 20 top-ranked templates let you make stunning designs in minutes—allowing your work to stand out in a good way.

Vector posters are among the most versatile media you can master. They’re ideal for social channels as well as print, with minimal to no adjustments needed. Send your campaign out via email and Facebook, then print posters, brochures, and banners to really hammer the message home. Our members love these vector templates because they save hours and hours of design time, and they’re royalty-free so it’s okay to create ads with them.

From sales and inspirational office decor to theater performances and school events, there’s a vector poster to make your life easier. Try out our top 20 picks and see how much punch you can add to your next campaign.

 

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Having trouble picking your favorite? You don’t have to! With unlimited downloads of our royalty-free stock vectors, you can have them all. Download the whole batch here and make them your own with some clever, concise text. Because the files are EPS (Adobe Illustrator) format, customization is a breeze.

If you need more direction on getting started with Illustrator, check out our post on editing vectors in Adobe Illustrator.

Let us know what you end up creating in the comments section below!

 

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Leveling Up Your Creativity: How To Edit Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

by Caroline Mercurio on August 11, 2016 No comments

Whether you have a small business, blog, or are a budding graphic designer, Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool that will boost your branding, marketing, and design skills. That’s why we’ve created this primer on some basic Illustrator techniques so you can level up your creativity and customize any of the royalty-free vectors from our library of graphics

But first, you may even be thinking to yourself, “What exactly is a vector?” Don’t worry, the details aren’t common knowledge. Here’s a quick rundown on Vectors 101.

What Is A Vector?

Digital art can be broken down into two main categories: raster images and vectors. Raster images (such as photographs) are made up of individual pixels and are resolution dependent. This means that they cannot be scaled without loss of quality and should generally not be used for designs that rely on scalability—or the ability to change the size of an image—such as web pages.

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On the other hand, vectors (such as icons or logos) consist of points, lines, curves and polygons on an algebraic grid. Wait. Hold on. Yes, we mentioned the A-word, but relax. You don’t have to know algebra to work with vectors. Basically all you need to know is that they are completely scalable and resizable without loss of quality.

In short, the pixels in raster images will lose their quality when you size them to be larger, but vectors do not. If that’s all you know about vectors, then you’re golden.

While Adobe Photoshop allows you to use vectors within the program, you can’t edit the vectors with the same freedom that you can in Illustrator; this is because Photoshop only outputs rasterized graphics. Adobe Illustrator allows you to completely customize and manipulate vectors, exporting these designs as scalable graphics.

In case you need a quick reminder for everything you just learned, here’s a ready-to-pin infographic you can always reference again in the future.

Now, let’s see what we can do with these vectors.

 

 

 

 

1. Downloading Vectors From GraphicStock

It’s important to know which file type distinguishes a vector from a raster image. As indicated in the infographic above, vectors can be an .ai, .eps, .pdf, or .svg file. Raster images can be a .jpg, .png, .tif, or .gif file.

On GraphicStock, there are sometimes a few file types to choose from when you download your chosen vector. Depending on the image, you may have the option to download a .jpg, .eps, or .png. If you would like the vector version, be sure to download the .eps file.

How to Edit Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

 

2. Editing Vector Colors

Once you’ve downloaded the proper file type, you can open the vector in Illustrator. We’ve decided to play with this image of floral bouquets, if you would like to join in with our edits.

Take a moment to hover around the image and notice the outlines of each individual shape.

How to Edit Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

These shapes can easily be made different colors. Let’s say you want to change all of the shapes that are the darker brown color to a golden yellow.

Step 1. Choose the Selection Tool (keyboard shortcut – V).

How to Edit Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

Then select the shape you wish to change the color of. If you want to select more than one shape, hold down the shift key while you click each element.

Step 2. Double click on the Color Picker.

How to Edit Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3. Choose the color you want those shapes to become. If you want to use the exact same color as us, we chose the hex color #FFE888 which can be typed into the text area on the Color Picker. Click OK.

How to Edit Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

And just like that, you’ve changed the a major part of the design.

How to Edit Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

 

3. Editing Vector Colors (Alternate Method)

Confession time. That was the slightly more complicated way to change every element with the same color to another color. That method is useful for when you want to pick and choose individual pieces to alter, but there is a quicker and easier way to adjust them all.

The quicker way is to choose the shape with the color you want to replace. Then go up to your menu bar and choose Select > Same > Fill Color.

How to Edit Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

This will automatically select every element that has the same fill color as the one you selected before. Now you can once again double click the Color Picker and choose your new color.

 

4. Selecting Individual Elements on a Page

Keep in mind while you are searching through our vector library that one of the beauties of working with vectors is you can pick and choose which elements you want to work with, and which elements you’d rather not deal with. So if you see a design that has something you like about it—but maybe not everything will work well for you—you have the option to pick and choose.

For example, we really like the image that we’re editing right now, but not all of those elements are necessary. We would rather work with one cluster of flowers rather than four, and the text can be distracting.

Step 1. Select the elements you don’t like, and simply hit the backspace. You can select multiple shapes by clicking and dragging around each group and using the shift key if you need to do this more than once.

How to Edit Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

Now we’re left with only the elements we really like or need.

If you think you may want to use those elements later, rather than hitting delete, you can simply move them off your artboard (the white canvas) and keep them around for later.

Step 1. Hit Command + Z (Control + Z for PC users) on your keyboard until all of your deleted shapes come back. This is a keyboard shortcut for Undo.

Step 2. Re-select the items and drag them onto the gray space. Now you have access to those without interrupting your canvas space.

How to Edit Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

 

5. Changing The Size of Elements

Adobe Illustrator can be used for more than just color adjustments. Changing the size of the vectors is also incredibly useful. Remember how we said vectors are completely scalable earlier? Let’s explore that a little further.

Step 1. Select your remaining elements on your artboard and notice the rectangle that forms around the cluster. You can select any of the corners, then click and drag to resize the selection.

Pro Tip: You can “group” your elements together by selecting all of them and typing Command + G. This links the elements together so you can move and resize them without re-selecting every piece each time.

If you want to edit each individual element later, simply double click the group to edit within it, or right click the group and select Ungroup.

Step 2. Hold down shift while you’re dragging the corner, and the proportions of the selection will remain intact.

How to Edit Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

Notice how when you go from large to small and then back to large, the quality of the graphic is not lost. If you had done this same action in Photoshop, then the image would have lost some quality and appear pixelized.

How to Edit Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

You can also rotate the selection by hovering just outside the corner of the selection box until a rotation symbol appears and click and drag to rotate the selection any way you want.

If you hold shift while rotating, it will snap to 45 and 90 degree angles.

How to Edit Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

All of these functions can also be performed on each individual piece of the illustration.

 

Putting It All Together

While these tips may seem basic, they are very important in order to know your way around Adobe Illustrator and can be very useful for when you start working with the program a bit more.

You can transform an already beautifully designed vector and make it your own; and since all of our content is royalty-free, this is a great way to create easy and polished designs for your business, blog, or portfolio.

Now it’s your turn. Are you feeling inspired? What will you create? Check out the vectors below to find some vectors that could be in your next design project.

 

 

Explore More Vectors

 

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Father’s Day in Stock Images: 3 Easy DIY Projects that Dad Will Love

by Caroline Mercurio on June 7, 2016 No comments

What’s the perfect way to tell Dad how much you love him? This Father’s Day, if you’re staring down the barrel at yet another necktie, fear not! Add your personal touch to one (or more) of the thoughtful stock graphics, vectors, and illustrations in our inspiration gallery to let Dad know he’s special. We’ve also included a few project ideas to help you get started.
 

DIY Story Book Album

Fathers Day in Stock Images 3 Easy DIY Projects that Dad Will Love

The time it takes to make a DIY story book is so worth it. The final product will be cherished for many Father’s Days to come, and it is an affordable, simple crafting project. Here’s how to make one.

You will need:

  • An album ring
  • Two sheets of heavy duty paper or cardboard
  • A hole punch
  • Several sheets of colored paper
  • Rubber cement or craft glue

Most, if not all, of these supplies are easy and cheap to get from any craft store.

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For this project, you’ll first want to cut the cardboard into two sheets the size you want your album to be. These will be your front and back covers.

Step Two: Go crazy with the crafting! You can use stock graphics, fabric, stick on letters–you name it! Just make sure you cover both sides so that the finished product looks professional; a simple sheet of craft paper on the back is fine.

Step Three: Select a few easy stock graphics, and your favorite family photos. Figure out the “story” you want to tell as you put your pictures in order—you can even add text using photo editing software, or simply write it in later! Don’t be afraid to use cool graphics on the back of your images as filler.

Step Four: Print your graphics and photos. It’s best if you can have these printed on cardstock by a professional. If you have a laminator handy, that works too. We just don’t want to damage the pictures when they get handled.

Step Five: Hole punch the corners and string them into an album for Dad.

Pro Tip: If you’re feeling extra snazzy, glue a bit of ribbon to the back cover and tie a bow around the front.

 

Father’s Day Card

 
Fathers Day in Stock Images 3 Easy DIY Projects that Dad Will Love

Nothing from Hallmark can compare to a custom card. Wow Dad this year by using this easy-to-edit illustration; or explore a variety of other customizable graphics to create your unique design.

You will need:

  • Photoshop or other photo-editing software

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This easy how-to will take just fifteen minutes of your time! The standard size for cards and invitations is 5” x 7”, but you can make your Photoshop document any size.

Step One: Once you have your new document in Photoshop, drew a large rectangle that covered the entire space, and used the eyedropper tool to select a color in your selected graphic to fill it in, creating the “border.”

Step Two: Repeat step one with a smaller rectangle, leaving ¼” on all sides. Fill this rectangle with a neutral shade.

Step Three: Drop in your graphic. With the graphic still selected, hit the “fx” icon in the layers panel. To really make the graphic pop, choose the “Outer glow” effect and, using the eyedropper tool again, selected a contrasting color from the graphic (we used orange). Feel free to play with the settings until you get the look you want.

Step Four: Add the border lines for dimension. Simply select the line tool and draw them in, holding shift to keep the lines perfectly straight.

 
That’s it — your card is ready to send to the printer!

Pro Tip: Make it extra special by having a black and white photo of you & dad printed on the reverse.

 

Photo Collage with Stock Graphics

 
Fathers Day in Stock Images 3 Easy DIY Projects that Dad Will Love

This one is especially great if you gift is for a father with small children. The kids can get in on the action, helping you pick out the photos and signing (or putting hand/foot prints) on one of the panels.

You will need:

  • A large square or collage frame
  • Your favorite family photo
  • A downloadable stock graphic or two.

 
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If you are using a collage frame:

Step One: Select your graphics and photos, and send them to the printer.

Step Two: For your “signature” panel, use a sheet of construction or craft paper that matches your color scheme.

Step Three: Sign your signature panel, then put the photos and signature panel in a photo collage frame.

 
If you are using one large frame:

Step One: Create a square Photoshop document to the dimensions you want.

Step Two: Add a background graphic. We used this parchment texture.

Step Three: Select your graphics and photos.

Step Four: Size your graphics and photos to equal square sizes, and position them in the document leaving an even border around and between each. Make sure to leave a blank square for your signature panel!

Step Five: Print.

Step Six: Sign your signature panel and frame it.

Pro Tip: If you are using a single large frame and really want to add pizzaz, add a drop shadow to your images in Photoshop.

 
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Get ready to rock that barbeque, and Happy Father’s Day!
 

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