tradexcel12ParticipantMay 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm #10190
For all of you who can't afford to hire a professional illustrator, here's a site that might help you get just the right effect you're looking for without having to learn Photoshop. It's a little rudimentary, you can't adjust the effects and if you want to apply more than one – for example a sketch effect and a torn edge border you have to upload your original, apply the first effect, save it, then upload the image with effect one to apply effect two.But, it is still a pretty useful site. Works on photos, clip art, just about anything you can think of. It likes jpgs more than pngs. A transparent background png will show as black and usually looks pretty ugly.http://art.pho.to/Yes that is the correct url, no .com, just a clever play on the domain. I went to the patent office - using google's patent search, filtered for pre 1992 which places all the drawings that go with patents into public domain. Then I used the art.pho.to site to do some pretty cool stuff on those images for a client doing a kids book about space and robots. Anyway - hope it helps somebody out there as much as it helped me.sngjenshvuhParticipantJune 6, 2013 at 12:23 am #14959
Hi KarenD,Stock sites like Dreamstime are also great for illustrations when you want professional looking images for as little as 30cents per sheet: http://www.dreamstime.com/#res460202I signed up for a months subscription and downloaded as many as I could during that month. I now have hundreds of images to use for at least several apps. And yes, you are allowed to use the royalty free images in your apps. I also emailed Dreamstime to make sure of that rule. It's where all my images for 'Dress Up Funhouse' and 'Stamp And Sketch' came from 😀 A friendly tip though, always download the additional format if you plan on pulling the image apart for animation. i.e. separate eyes from a body for blinking purposes etc.Chat again soon!Tanya.
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