Thursday, November 6, 2014

Graphic Stock Review

*A little while ago I was enticed with a limited free subscription to a site called Graphic Stock. This is my review of it. Though I received the free subscription, my opinions are my own.*

As a blogger and artist, I am smitten with visual material. Though I am often able to create these images myself, that isn't always the case. Along comes Graphic Stock, a site full of "royalty free stock images, vectors, illustrations, graphics, and more." And seriously, there is so much more. You can read more about them on the Graphic Stock About Us page. I want to get to the good stuff and show you what they have to offer. I've actually already used a few of their images here on the blog.
The background in this image from my Earring Day post was from Graphic Stock.
When I blogged about Why I Meal Plan I searched on the Graphic Stock site and found this great picture to incorporate.
When you find an image you like on the site, you have the option to download it or save it to Lightbox (if you have a Lightbox account). Each image has its own file type(s). Most are available as a JPG, but many can also be downloaded as a PNG, PDF, EPS, or even as a Photoshop file.

Let's let the images speak for themselves (mostly) as I show you just a few more of the image types available. The ones I'm sharing are from their 'most popular' list.
Wouldn't this door graphic be perfect as the background for some text?
Oh, and this photo is just dreamy and would be great for a blog post about not seeing the road ahead or something like that.
Besides the obvious online uses for these, there are also some great images for personal craft use. Since I've gotten into the mixed media/art journal world, I see so many ways to incorporate these graphics. Take these two holiday-themed downloads for example (again, from the most popular downloads).
I haven't even started thinking about Thanksgiving, but I see so many possibilities for these cute images: decorations, table place cards, journaling prompts, and collage elements. Oh my!!
These Christmas ones could be used much like the Thanksgiving ones, but I can also see turning them into greeting cards or even gift tags.
The few images I've shared with you are only some of the 250,000+ images available at Graphic Stock. And guess what!? You can get a FREE 7-day subscription to Graphic Stock and start downloading immediately.

I know this just sounds like a big ad, but when you can get a bunch of free, quality images to download...who cares? Go get you some!

10 comments:

  1. It's always nice to find a good source for new graphics. I tend to see the same things over and over. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. Hi Hope,
    Great post! Is the backdrop for your blog a Graphic Stock graphic?
    Therese

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  3. Hope, this is a great review! I love Graphic Stock. There are so many images with multitudes of uses. I've used mine a lot already. I'm planning a December review myself. I think a membership to Graphic Stock would make a great gift for the person who has everything.

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    1. Lee, Thank you! It really is a great site, packed full of all kinds of stunning and useful images. I can't wait to see your review and what you've done with some of the images! :)

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  4. I will be heading there soon. What a great post! I'd never heard of Graphic Stock. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Kim, I'm glad I could help. I hope you have/will find some useful images there! :)

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  5. Hi Hope!! I also had the pleasure of the graphicstock account and I used the heck out of it!! I was giggling as I scrolled through your post, because I also downloaded the door, the thanksgiving and the christmas graphics!!! My extended free trial just expired and I may just dive in for the $99 a year subscription!

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  6. I have had this sitting on my desk top for a week Hope until I had time to check it out. I just recently started to hear about this, very cool!! Thanks for all the great info~
    Jenna

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    1. Jenna, I hope you can find some useful images on there! I just think there are so many things you can do with pretty images. I know I can take my own, but sometimes you just need something particular. Have fun with it and thank for popping in!

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