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Tutorial: Create Bold Photo Collages in Photoshop

by Maddie Stearn on June 2, 2017 No comments

Say goodbye to the cut-and-paste collages of the past and hello to the bold, trendy Photoshop masterpieces of the future. That might be a bit of an exaggeration (we’re still big fans of crafting over here), but the Photoshop collage trend is exploding and we can’t get enough of it. We’re not the only ones—advertisers are eating it up like it’s cereal. No, that’s not a saying, but we’re about to show you how to make a pseudo-cereal collage in Photoshop that will have your clients’ mouths watering.

Photoshop collages and stock images go together like milk and cereal, and armed with these tools you’ll be creating your own delicious designs in no time. Like a certain popular breakfast food, stock photos won’t break the bank either.

We’re done with the food analogies, so go ahead and check out this gallery of stock images to get started on your own Photoshop collages. You’ll also find the materials used in this tutorial, including the following images:

 

Step 1. Open Your Stock Images in Photoshop

Open all four images in Photoshop and and unlock the background layers.

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Step 2. Erase the Backgrounds

Using the Eraser Tool or the Magic Wand Tool, erase the backgrounds of the mountain, the milk, and the pitcher. Do NOT erase anything from the photo of cereal with the bright pink background.

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In this granola photo, we just want the stream of milk, so we’re going to erase every element that does not have milk on it. For this image, we used the Magic Wand Tool to erase the background since it was able to make large selections and accurately avoid the milk. (To use the Magic Wand Tool, just click on a piece of the background and the tool will make a selection out of similarly-colored areas in the image).

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Once the background is mostly erased, you might find that the checkered grey-and-white background makes it difficult to see the milk. To make sure that you’re erasing accurately, you can add a new layer in a different color to the background. Create a New Layer and move it below the layer with the milk. Set the foreground color to black, select the Paint Bucket Tool, and click anywhere in the background of the new layer (Layer 1). Now, zoom in on the milk and use the Eraser Tool to erase the non-milk parts of the image.

Note: You want to keep the areas where the milk is on the granola (pictured below). Erase any granola that does not have milk on it.

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For the image below, erase everything but the pitcher and the stream of milk.

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Step 3. Place the Mountain

Once the entire background is erased from the mountain image, use the Selection Tool or hit Command/Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select the mountain. Copy the mountain and paste it onto the cereal image (the one with the pink background).

Place the mountain over the cereal.

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Step 4. Resize

With the mountain still selected, go to Edit > Transform > Warp. Use the warp tools to change the size and position of the mountain so that it covers the majority of the cereal and slopes naturally into the bowl. The mountain will still extend below the rim of the bowl, but we will fix that later.

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This is what the mountain should look like after you’re done warping:

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Step 5. Add a Layer Mask

With the mountain layer still selected, create a new Layer Mask. Invert the layer mask by hitting Command/Ctrl + i on your keyboard. Set the foreground color to white, select the Paintbrush Tool, and paint the areas where you want the mountain to appear. This will cause the mountain to appear only where you want it to. The key is to not paint below the rim of the bowl.

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Step 6. Fix It Up with the Paintbrush

Use the paintbrush to cover the last few rogue cornflakes. Select the cereal layer, click on the Eyedropper Tool, and select part of the pink background that is close to the cornflake. Select the Paintbrush Tool and paint over the top of the cornflake. Use the Eyedropper Tool again to select part of the bowl that is close to the cornflake, then use the Paintbrush Tool to paint over the rest of the cornflake.

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Step 7. Add Milk and Smudge

In the milk file, select the milk (Command/Ctrl + A) and paste it onto the cereal file. Move the milk so that it is on top of the mountain peak.

Now, select the cereal layer (Layer 0) and click on the Smudge Tool. Click on an area just to the left of the milk stream in Layer 0 (NOT the milk in Layer 2), and drag your mouse to the right. This will smudge the milk out of the way. You want to smudge it so that the milk stream from Layer 0 is hidden under the milk in Layer 2. This trick is a little lazy, but it gets the job done.

(Note: The pink background color has a subtle gradient, so that’s one reason why using the smudge tool is so helpful. As we smudge the poured milk in Layer 0, we’re also making sure that the pink gradient isn’t interrupted. If we were to simply select the milk from Layer 0, delete it, then fill in the empty space with pink, the result would be noticeably different from the rest of the background.)

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See, all hidden!

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Step 8. Add Drops for Effect

You can already see some flecks of milk in the original pink cereal image, but you can easily add more if you’d like. Set the foreground color to white and select the Paintbrush Tool. Open the Brush Presets folder and select a brush tip that you think would work well and adjust the brush size so that it’s close to the size of the other flecks. Then, just experiment with the size and placement of your brushstrokes.

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Step 9. Add More Milk

In the pitcher file, select the pitcher of milk (Command/Ctrl + A), copy it, and paste it onto the cereal file. Place the pitcher layer below Layer 1 and Layer 2. Move the pitcher around as needed.

To blend the two streams of milk, click on the Smudge Tool and select Layer 2. Smudge in the direction of the milk until the two streams are blended.

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There you have it! With a little fancy footwork, you’ve turned a mountain into cereal. Click below to check out more stock images for your next Photoshop collage.
 

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Artist Spotlight: Dean Drobot and Eugenio Marongiu

by Christopher Petow on June 1, 2017 No comments

We’re featuring artists from our new Creator to Creator collection—Eugenio Marongui and Dean Drobot. With fresh stock photos that reflect our creative community, this collection focuses on energetic and social media-drive lifestyle images that resonate with the next generation of creators.

 

Dean Drobot

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For more than half his life, Dean Drobot has had a camera in his hands—and he uses his camera to capture the lifestyle of a generation. “I’ve always liked to capture moments of life.” says Drobot. “It can tell a story.” Drobot’s story in stock photography began as a hobby, with just “1-2 shoots a month, nothing special”—he claims. Yet, this part-time hobby of his kindled into a full-time passion, and at the age of 26, Drobot already has a portfolio of 80,000 images and a full staff of employees.

 
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Inspired by traveling and culture, Drobot makes it his goal to find and capture new trends. However, he always keeps in mind to understand the person in front of his lens. This human-focused, psychological take on photography allows him to create images that are simple, real, and genuine.

 
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You can find Drobot on Facebook—or explore his work in our new Creator to Creator collection.

 
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Eugenio Marongui

 
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In the contemporary world, anyone can be a photographer, but creating images that are truly unique is far from easy. Yet, Eugenio Marongui continues to create stunning images with his authentic style.

 
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A true jack-of-all-trades in the art world, Marongui started as a painter and then a musician before discovering his love for photography. He was formally trained at the CFP Bauer Academy in Milan and is always on the lookout for new techniques and ideas. His artistic spirit and ever-adapting mindset shows in his array of versatile photos.

 
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Though Marongui considers himself a lifestyle and portrait photographer, he finds inspiration everywhere. “I love streets and urban places in general!” He notes. “It’s fantastic to get lost in the street and find lights and architecture that interact with people.” Marongui truly loves everything about photography, but the thing he loves most doesn’t have to do with fancy lighting or beautiful models, but that photography has allowed him to tell a story without words.

 
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You can find Marongui on his website, Facebook, and Instagram—or explore his work in our new Creator to Creator collection.

 

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Trending This Week: Creating Paper Textures in Photoshop

by Caroline Mercurio on May 26, 2017 1 comment

Do you ever find a design that really catches your eye and think to yourself, “How can I make that?” Yup—we do it too. So which trend won our hearts this week? Striking paper textures that could be used in just about any form of graphic design, from posters to social media graphics. Though the Strathmore paper mockups of the Mad Men ad-age have given way to sharp digital prints, the traditional pulpy texture of parchment is here to stay.

Check our our dimensional design below. If you’re not incredibly familiar with blend modes and texture layering, the design may seem a little intimidating at first. That’s why we broke it down piece by piece using royalty-free stock photos, so you can see just how simple it is to build a similar design.

 
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We started with a strong, capital letter “I” with this paper texture masked onto it. Then we isolated the woman in this royalty-free image before adding a bold yellow circle.

We created our dripping paint effect with a few different brushes, and masked a striped paper texture on-top with the Color Burn blend mode. Finally, we added our black and white skyline, and for added depth we used a few different paper textures that added warmth and the bold creased paper effect. For the top layers, we find it works best to use the Multiply blend mode and adjust the opacities so they don’t detract too much from the design.

Ready to go? Just dig into our library and select a few key elements that make for a visually striking look—then start playing! It’s a lot like painting—adjust the composition and the various combination of textures until you feel like you’ve reached a stopping point. You add a layer and stand back. Add another layer and re-evaluate. And remember, the beauty about Photoshop is that you can always hit undo!

So now we pass the baton on to you. What designs will you create with our plethora of stock paper textures?

 

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Review: Cyberlink PhotoDirector 8 Ultra

by Christopher Petow on May 15, 2017 No comments

 
Believe it or not, Photoshop isn’t the only advanced photo editing software in the game. PhotoDirector 8 Ultra from Cyberlink offers a number of robust features and effects for correcting and manipulating images. It’s a budget-friendly option that includes all the basics—like exposure adjustment, contrast, and white balance—but also unique fixes like body-slimming and face-beautification tools. Whether you’re working with stock photos or your original images, it provides plenty of horsepower to achieve professional results.

 

Features

The workflow feels familiar, with layer support and correction tools, but this new version includes handy features like video-to-photo. This tool allows users to convert video clips into high-quality stills, or even panoramas. Unfortunately, it cannot reduce blur from movement, so subjects need to be holding still for the results to look crisp. If creating a panorama, the program does have content-aware capabilities to fill any empty spots left by meshing different angles, which is a cool benefit.

Also new to PhotoDirector, the multiple exposure effect makes it easy to combine up to 10 action shots into one image. This would requires lots of masks and layers to achieve in Photoshop. As long as a still camera was used to capture the original photos, the program can auto-generate a cool multiple exposure image. You can easily add a fade-in and -out effect to the series—making it look like your subject is in motion.

Another fun tool is color splash. This one is an oldie but a goodie—allowing you to pick a single color in an image to highlight while turning everything else to black-and-white. In PhotoDirector, you can isolate the color to one part of the photo rather than having every instance appear by using a brush to erase unwanted pops of color. The tolerance slider offers a way to quickly find the shade you wish to highlight.

If you’re more worried about physique than color theory, the beautification tools are for you. Body, skin, and face all have their own unique toolsets. Teeth instantly become whiter and wrinkles disappear with a few clicks.

If you want to protect your work, PhotoDirector also makes it super easy to add a watermark and adjust the opacity. It’s faster and more intuitive than in Photoshop because all the tools for creating and editing the watermark automatically appear in the left side panel.

 
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Here are the main pros and cons of PhotoDirector after trying it out.

Pros:

It’s more intuitive than many other programs, grouping features in a logical way and keeping tool names and icons consistent (for the most part) with Photoshop and Lightroom. This makes it easy to add the program to your editing repertoire without major onboarding time.

Also, PhotoDirector offers unique tools, like those for beautification and multiple exposures—allowing users to create professional effects at any skill level. You can easily export your final images to Facebook and Flickr, and all the normal photo adjustments are readily available. For all this, the price is totally reasonable.

Cons:

Cyberlink offers their own cloud service, so if you use a different storage provider, you can’t automatically sync files to your cloud account. Although PhotoDirector overall offers powerful tools in an easy-to-use interface, it lacks a couple of components, such as geotag maps and tethered shooting.

In sum, PhotoDirector fits the needs of most photographers at a range of expertise levels. It even includes some special tools that not all programs contain. However, if you are married to Adobe Creative Cloud, there are a few key pieces of the workflow puzzle that you may miss.

Need stock photos for your next creative project? Explore our library of 350,000+ royalty-free images.

 

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25 Mother’s Day Images That Say “I Love You”

by Caroline Mercurio on May 10, 2017 No comments

How do you thank the person who did everything for you? From scraped knees to scratched cars, monsters under the bed to monstrous student debt, our moms have been there for it all. They’ve thought about us, worried about us, and sacrificed for us every day since we were born. But one day each year, we turn things around—we get together and celebrate all the things our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, wives, and friends do each and every day in the name of motherhood.

So with Mother’s Day just around the corner, show the mom’s in your life just how much you care with images that celebrate everything they mean to you. From customizable cards to touching social media posts and customizable gifts, we’ve got you covered with 25 of our favorite Mother’s Day images.

 

Get Animated

 
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Download this cartoon family background vector.

 
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Download this Mother’s Day image.

 
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Download this cartoon background with family illustration.

 
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Download this Summer background vector illustration.

 
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Download this sketch of mom and baby.

 

Very Vintage

 
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Download this vintage frame silhouette stock image.

 
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Download this vintage Mother’s Day background image.

 
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Download this vintage Mother’s Day card.

 
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Download this vintage floral frame vector.

 
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Download this Mother’s Day background image.

 
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Download this Mother’s Day card stock image.

 

Flower Delivery

 
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Download this roses, chocolate, and coffee beans stock image.

 
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Download this stock photo of a colorful rose at sunrise.

 
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Download this Rose background image.

 
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Download this tulip blackboard stock image.

 
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Download this retro flower background image.

 
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Baby Love

 
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Download this Mother’s Day image.

 
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Download this new baby vector design.

 
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Download this Mother’s Day image.

 
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Download this Mother’s Day background image.

 
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Download this Mother’s Day background image.

 
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Download this Happy Mother’s Day image.

 
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Download this baby shoes stock image.

 

Thanks, Mom!

We bet there’s an old banker’s box full of your childhood drawings, craft projects, and cards buried in your mom’s closet—but personalized gifts don’t have to end with middle school graduation. Show her how much your crafting skills have improved with a floral background, a family photo, and a little Photoshop magic. Or use these images to create a one-of-a-kind coffee mug, calendar, photo book, or collage. There are so many ways to tell mom you love her this year—so why not show her she’s one of a kind with a gift only you can give her. We promise, it won’t end up in “the box.”

 
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Top 20 Mesmerizing Architecture Photos to Give You Building Envy

by Caroline Mercurio on May 4, 2017 No comments

Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames—if you know architecture, you know these architects. And if you don’t, you’ve probably sat in one of their chairs before. The art of architecture can often be overlooked. Even though we walk down the streets surrounded by skyscrapers designed by great minds who first imagined these structures in their dreams, we don’t always consider the amount of love and care that goes into these designs—all you have to do is look up.

Balance, repetition, and rhythm are all design principles you know and use in your own design work—but did you know it’s applicable in the world of architecture, as well? That’s why architectural photos can be so appealing. Composition is just as necessary for a building as it is for a banner ad—and it translates into the photography. Which is why we’ve decided to round up some of the most visually appealing architecture snaps in our library. Try not to get too envious.

 
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Download this stock image of a glass roof with a cloudy sky.

 
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Download this abstract stock image of glass panes in an airport.

 
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Download this stock image of an artistic hotel in Thailand.

 
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Download this stock image of Gloucester Cathedral.

 
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Download this stock image of clouds reflected in a glass grid pattern.

 
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Download this stock image of a modern office building.

 
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Download this stock image of a modern, architectural bridge.

 
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Download this stock image of modern, glass buildings.

 
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Download this stock image of a vintage, architectural wooden ceiling.

 
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Download this abstract, architectural stock image.

 
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Download this detail stock image of a Cambodian rooftop.

 
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Download this stock image of vintage window details.

 
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Download this abstract architectural stock image.

 
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Download this stock image of a glass building with cloudy skies.

 
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Download this abstract stock image of a modern architectural building.

 
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Download this stock image of a modern art building.

 
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Download this stock image of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy.

 
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Download this stock image of The Holy Trinity Cathedral Tsminda Sameba in Tbilisi.

 
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Download this stock image of The Holy Trinity Cathedral Tsminda Sameba in Tbilisi.

 
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Download this stock image of a futuristic, downtown building.

 
Have you ever appreciated the beauty of architecture before? Did you catch the presence of repetition, symmetry, balance, and any other design principles? That’s the beauty of art and design—its core principles transcend mediums. We have hundreds of photos like these for you to download from our stock photo library. What will you create with them?

 

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Step Up Your Content Marketing with These 15 Authentic Stock Photos

by Jordan McElwain on April 29, 2017 No comments

If words are the notes of content marketing, then photography is the melody. Blending together content that cuts to the core with engaging imagery that connects emotionally isn’t easy—and keeping an editorial photographer on standby to capture these moments for every project isn’t exactly budget-friendly. That’s why everyone from bigtime agency execs to creative teams of one rely on stock photos to supplement, highlight, and bolster their projects.

Of course, not all stock photography is the same. In the yesteryears of the advertising industry, stock photos called up all sorts of canned, cliche, and overly-posed imagery—yet, today’s audiences are looking for something more real and authentic. In our bright digital future, consumer audiences are global and diverse, encompassing many walks of life and personal experiences–and they’re looking for content that reflects this.

So throw out that canned photo of an impossibly skinny woman laughing while she eats salad, or that overly posed shot of smiling businessmen looking at unlabeled pie charts—it’s time to connect with your audiences using imagery that’s real.

To help you better understand what we mean, here are 15 authentic stock photos your audience is bound to connect with.

 
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Not everyone in the world goes to work in a business suit—or even to a stereotypical office.
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What parent hasn’t seen this face at dinner time before? Businesses and brands can use this photo to advertise a family travel package or to portray disdain for a specific topic or service.
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Not every photo about parenthood should show the highlights. Connect with your audience by sharing in a potentially frustrating experience.
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If you’re an educator or offer tutoring, school supplies, or simply want to convey the message of what it is like to lose interest in something, this photo does the trick. Pair it with a good headline like “10 Ways to Break the Habit of Boredom,” and you have yourself the perfect imagery for marketing purposes.
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The majority of the working world starts their day with a cup of coffee or tea. Share in that relaxing moment with them.
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Instead of sharing images of already fit and toned people, why not share the ‘in progress’ action shots of what it’s really like to get into shape? This image exemplifies both the struggles and the conquests of living a healthy lifestyle.
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As authentic as it is charming, this granny and grandkid scene captures a special moment in time when two generations meet together.
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Binge watching TV is a cultural touchstone for most of today’s consumer audiences. This photo shows the trance-link state we all enter when hour three rolls around on our Netflix binge.
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Families are unique and full of character—not bland like 1960s television families—capture their essence and connect with your audiences using photos like this.
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This hockey player makes a competitive, and brutal, sport look more like dancing rather than something only tough people can do. You can use it to capture emotions like hope, determination, and perseverance.
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Family time is never perfect, but it always produces lifelong memories. An authentic action shot like this one with a family at the beach playing in the water together, can create that sense of connection and bond that we all crave.
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With so many different occupations in the world, advertising often misses the mark by limiting its imagery to only men in business suits. Capture the world as it really is with photos of many different jobs and work settings.
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Love comes in all shapes and sizes—something that modern advertising is just beginning to understand as it becomes more inclusive, using photos like this to connect with previously ignored consumer audiences.
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Like it or not, technology has become fully integrated into our daily lives. Use tech-lifestyle images to promote online experiences.
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Move aside Millennials, here comes Gen Z. Today’s youth is tomorrow’s future—use this photo to connect with the world’s newest consumer demographic.
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Building an authentic connection with your audience is the key to good, strategic, marketing. Use these authentic stock photos to connect your audiences to your brand and enjoy better results for it.

 

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Bloom Baby, Bloom: 20 Flower Images That Make Spring Designs Pop

by Caroline Mercurio on April 13, 2017 1 comment

Hello, sunshine! After a never ending winter—and several false starts—Spring has finally arrived, with endless pops of pink, purple, yellow and green tagging along for the ride. It’s no wonder that florals for Spring are a timeless trend. Few other visuals can instantly evoke the spirit of the season like a meadow of colorful tulips or an explosion of cherry blossom trees. It’s tempting to capture every fleeting moment ourselves, but unfortunately we’re not all independently wealthy pro photographers with on-demand access to the flowery fields of the Netherlands or the expertly tended gardens of Versailles. Luckily, our library is full of stunning stock flower images perfect for any Spring design project.

 

Chasing Wildflowers

Cut blooms and curated bouquets have a charm all their own, but there’s just something about the untended wildness of a meadow Spring flowers that makes even the most artistically challenged among us yearn to pick up a paintbrush. Channel your inner Monet with these stunning floral landscapes.

 
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Download this Stock Photo of Poppy Flowers.

 
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Download this Stock Photo of a Tulip Farm.

 

Get Close

Sometimes you have to take a closer look to really appreciate the beauty of nature. Appreciate the delicate intricacy of a single blossom with these stunning shots.

 
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Download this Close-Up of Blue Cornflowers.

 
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Download this Vintage Yellow Flower Close-Up.

 
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Download this Close-Up of Forget-Me-Nots.

 
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Download this Photo of Pink Tulips.

 
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Download this Close-Up of American Cone Flowers.

 
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Rustic Elegance

If your Spring Project involves a fair bit of text or a logo or graphic, even the prettiest of floral photos may not be your thing. These rustic images are practically marketing templates in and of themselves—giving you plenty of negative space to spread your message while staying seasonal and on-trend.

 
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Download this Photo of Yellow Lilies on a Wooden Background.

 
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Download this Photo of a Spring Bouquet Hanging Against a Brick Wall.

 
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Download this Photo of Pink Dogwood Blossoms on a Vintage Background.

 
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Download this Photo of a Sunflower Against a Blue Sky.

 

Look Up!

We usually think of flowers growing out of the ground—but whatever you do, don’t forget to look up too! Some of the season’s most beautiful buds are found high in the treetops. From apple trees to cherry blossoms, celebrate these dazzling, dancing blooms while they last.

 
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Download this Photo of a Magnolia Tree in Bloom.

 
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Download this Photo of Cherry Blossom Trees in Bloom.

 
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Download this Photo of Pink Apple Blossoms.

 
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Download this Photo of White Plum Tree Flowers.

 
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Download this Photo of a Blooming Apple Tree.

 
These stunning florals are sure to capture your audience—and maybe bring your stress levels down a bit in the process. Whatever your project or goal, celebrate the season with our stunning collection of flower images—and while you’re at it, show your text some Spring sunshine with this stunning floral typography tutorial.

 

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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…

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Bunnies: Being adorable since 1950.

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Om nom nom!

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Wait, what? Nice try, Bruno.

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail

 
 

 

Yes, There’s a Bunny in a Box

We don’t think we need to say more.

 

Surprise!

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Download this photo of a baby bunny in a box.

 

Okay, now where are the good jelly beans?

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

 

Zzzzzzzzz…

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Tell it to the tail.

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Download this Easter Bunny card vector

 

Rock on!

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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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Introducing Marketplace Content: 10 Million New Images, Straight from Artists

by Christopher Petow on April 1, 2017 No comments

From day one, it’s been our mission to put the creative community first—making high-quality content affordable while treating artists fairly. That’s why we launched a Marketplace on sister site VideoBlocks in 2015, and it’s why we are now bringing Marketplace content to GraphicStock.

This change adds millions of options to our library for just $3.99 per image. Plus, 100% of every member purchase from Marketplace content goes back to the artist who created the image. No other stock media platform comes close to this. Artists take home a very small cut of the profits on sites like Shutterstock and Getty. Because of our unique subscription model, members save and artists earn more on every Marketplace sale. It’s a true win-win!
 

Here’s what you need to know about Marketplace content:

  • Any image, any size costs only $3.99 for members. That’s 60% off non-member pricing.
  • You still get unlimited downloads of membership content, including 380K+ photos, vectors, and more.
  • We will continue adding high-quality membership content that you can download at no additional charge.
  • Marketplace content is uploaded by 3rd party artists and licensed directly to GraphicStock members. We do not own the rights to this content.
  • Artists keep 100% of all sales to members. GraphicStock does not make any revenue off these sales. We only make revenue off subscription fees.
  • Our Marketplace is the most artist-friendly stock media platform in the industry. No other competitor can match our 100% commission.
  • Only GraphicStock members can choose from the 10MM+ Marketplace images and pay $3.99/ each. Non-members pay $9.99 per image.
  • There is no obligation to purchase Marketplace content.

 
Now, when you search on GraphicStock, you will see both Membership and Marketplace content appear in your results. The variety that appears will continue to expand as more artists upload their content. If you only want to see the images that are free for members to download, simply check the box next to “Membership Content” in the left-hand search filter bar. All Marketplace content will disappear, and you can download anything you want from what’s left.

We’re so excited to bring exclusive savings on millions of amazing images to our members, and to support the work of artists along the way! We hope you feel the same way.

If you have any questions, please take a look at our FAQ or contact a real person at our Arlington, VA office by emailing support@videoblocks.com.

If you’re interested in contributing to Marketplace content, please visit our contributor portal.

Ready to dive into 10 million high-quality images?

 

START EXPLORING

 

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Christopher PetowIntroducing Marketplace Content: 10 Million New Images, Straight from Artists