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I need your help; where can I find good graphic elements?

Discussion in 'Graphics & Multimedia' started by itsme, Oct 19, 2012.

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    Hello everyone,

    I've had so many disappointing experiences over the last 2 years with CRAPPY designers (no offense to the good ones), that I've decided that I'd rather just do my own crappy design. At least that way I can't be upset with anyone but myself.

    Before I do any however, I need to get my hands on a set of graphic elements.

    Can anyone recommend a decent quality source for graphic elements? Things like vector graphics, icon sets, buttons and badges.

    I have some basic photoshop skills and licensed software, so I'm also looking for "legit" graphics, I don't pirate.

    Thanks to everyone who can help!

    PS: 90% of what I want to do is just simple headers and logos for squeeze pages and ebook covers.

    Cheers,
    Pete.
     
    itsme, Oct 19, 2012 IP
  2. imontie

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    just make sure you hire somebody who has a lot of positive feedback and good reputation. check odesk and elance. stay away from hiring off IM forums. maybe even hire a local designer? If you're making good money and your IM business is active, maybe hire a full time graphic design student, it'll probably be cheaper than job-by-job.
     
    imontie, Oct 20, 2012 IP
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    If you are looking to pay for the graphics then I would suggest graphicriver but a bunch of free resources designerslist.info
     
    Vudoo_Shawn, Oct 20, 2012 IP
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    kevin08 Greenhorn

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    I think you are looking for a graphic elements.There are lot's of websites you can buy vector files,icons,images etc. shutterstock is one of them.123rf is another site you can buy vector images. There are lot more othere sites similar to that.
     
    kevin08, Oct 21, 2012 IP
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    shipumh Active Member

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    Google image search is useful.
    Try searching the web too,I found couple of useful things.(free)
     
    shipumh, Oct 21, 2012 IP
  6. Patrick Morgan

    Patrick Morgan Greenhorn

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    Look for a product called "bad ass headlines" its got the best headlines, and its cheaper if you buy it on tradebit
     
    Patrick Morgan, Nov 1, 2012 IP
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    Patrick Morgan Greenhorn

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    It comes in psd format so you can easily customize them. hope you find this helpful.
     
    Patrick Morgan, Nov 1, 2012 IP
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    hans Well-Known Member

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    some 15 years ago I started with affordable set of graphics from Corel (corel draw graphics) on a CD.
    look at some download packages or CDs/DVDs
    most are cheap/affordable and even if you can use only a few dozen or hundred elements might still be cheaper than time invested to create yourself or pay someone to9 do

    backgrounds for logos - you may also consider nature photos for colors-backgrounds instead of artificially PC made bg-colors

    sometimes I use simple google search for new free graphic elements

    my default tool for all graphic all the years was/is Gimp (free open source) and sometimes Inkscape for vector graphics
     
    hans, Nov 4, 2012 IP
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    If you search for free vector stock image, you'll find alot of cool design + royalty free vector images + free.
     
    jokohakan, Nov 19, 2012 IP
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    jimmyt200388, Dec 6, 2012 IP
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    I typically get all my elements from istock photo...

    N.
     
    Nigel Lew, Dec 6, 2012 IP
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    You may check out the guys at graphicriver, codecanyon or themeforest.

    I think I have created bunch of graphic elements too, if you need them I can send it to you.
     
    kenbiz, Dec 7, 2012 IP
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    go to 365psd if you want to get graphic resources for free
     
    wpsailor, Dec 7, 2012 IP