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Top 10 Free Design Resources

By on April 17, 2017

Top 10 Free Design Resources

Free design resources are a great way to finalize your project whether it is for personal use or commercial use. You must always understand your legal rights when downloading “free” content. Most of the time free is only referring to the cost, and not referring to where or how you can use it. Today I will talk about my favorite top 10 free design resources that I use on a daily basis! All of these resources can be used for commercial use without attribution as long as proper research is done when in doubt.

Pixabay

Pixabay is hands down my favorite free design resource in my list of top 10 free design resources. They have over 920,000 free stock photos, vectors, illustrations, and videos. Their terms state “You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights.” Everything on Pixabay is licensed in the same way which makes it easy on designers. All images on Pixabay are released as copyright-free. They have the best selection of high quality work in the public domain that I have seen. You can find work that I have contributed to Pixabay here.

Public Domain Pictures

Second on my list of top 10 free design resources is Public Domain Pictures. It is a must for artists in particular. They offer thousands of high quality photography and design. This website makes it easy for an artist to trace or copy a photo without having to worry about copyright infringement.

Public Domain Vectors

Public Domain Vectors feels pretty much like the vector edition of Public Domain Pictures. They offer over 40,000 vector images in the public domain. When you download the vectors they come in svg format that make it easy to edit later.

OpenClipart

Many free vector sources pull from openclipart.org. When I signed up to openclipart back in 2014 they did not have very many high quality graphics. Now however they have a good mixture of low quality images and useful vectors. They now have over 123,585 clipart images for download and are growing with about 1,500 new clipart images each month.

Google Images and Bing Images

You must be very careful with these sources and how you use their search features. In Google Images you can search for your term and go to Tools and set usage rights to labeled for reuse. Be diligent and click on the source page of the image and read carefully any terms that are stated. Often times I find images in this category that are actually Creative Commons Attribution instead of public domain. This is great if you are willing to link back credit, but not if you oversight this rule. Bing Images works very similarly. You will search for your term and then click Filter and then click on License and select which license you would like to choose. Once again, you need to be diligent and check your resources as some images are not always under the license you are searching for!

Flickr

Flickr is a good source for photos in particular. I recently discovered Flickr Commons which is an excellent resource that is easy to use. Once again, be smart. “No known copyright restrictions” means there potentially could be a copyright restriction out there. They have over 41,000 images that have no known copyright restrictions.

ColourLovers

ColourLovers has been around for some time now. In fact I would be very surprised if you are a designer and don’t know of it by now. I often use ColourLovers when I can’t figure out what colors I should use on a project. The combinations make for great design. Good color combinations are easy to find since the ColourLover community rates good palettes up and are easy to search for. There are over 9,700,000 colors and over 4,400,000 palettes. They do have a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Creative Commons license. In other words I wouldn’t use their patterns for commercial use and I would be careful not to use a full set of palette colors.

DaFont

DaFont is an excellent resource for any design for personal use. But here is my favorite secret! Just search under a theme you want. You can then click the more options button which then shows you: Public domain / GPL / OFL, 100% Free, Free for personal use, Donationware, Shareware, Demo, and Unknown. A lot of people don’t know this filter exists. Once again, be careful and read both DaFonts terms of use as well as the author’s terms. They offer over 32,000 fonts in total.

Old Books

Dust off those old books you have sitting in the closet and scan some images in! The easiest thing is to remember that if a work was published before 1923, it’s in the public domain. Work published after 1923 will have to have a little more research done about its’ copyright. Project Gutenberg has a pretty large collection of public domain books, offering over 53,000 ebooks.

Libraries

Last but not least on our list of top 10 free design resources are libraries. Just the other day I discovered the vast amount of old public domain imagery in our great library systems. There are over 708,367 digitized items in The New York Public Library alone. They feature prints, maps, manuscripts, photographs, videos, and more. The Library of Congress offers the biggest source with over 2 million documents available online, and over 18 million items available in general. Once again, make sure that the work you wish to adapt on, sell, or reference is in the public domain and is dated and stated as such.

In conclusion, this is just my small list of top 10 free design resources that I use often. There are thousands more out there. If you have one that you would like to share, please comment below! I will make a massive list of resources in the future and would love to feature them on there. For additional information on what is and isn’t in the public domain visit http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm.

Remember, free isn’t always best. When you buy work from designers like me you are helping them support their family. This in turn allows them to create more resources for people like you to enjoy! You can always contact designers directly and ask about their restrictions or if they would be willing to give you more rights to an image. My terms of use allow you to use my graphics up to 500 views or prints for commercial use as long as a link back credit is given without an extended license.

 

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Free Easter SVG Cut Files – SVG cut files free download SVG freebies

By on April 3, 2017
Easter SVG Cut Files

Free Easter SVG Cut Files

Free Easter SVG Cut Files are available for download in this weeks freebie! The images are released to the public domain by me. Because the words and fonts are created by others and may not be available for public domain use. Please only use the words for your personal use.

Without a doubt you will have fun decorating for Easter with these cute free easter svg cut files and images. Enjoy creating lovely Easter gifts, home decor, Christian wall art, and much more!

The lovely loose font you see is called Frosting for Breakfast and wow, is it already one of my favorites! You can find this gorgeous font here: http://leeviathan.com/portfolio-item/frosting-for-breakfast/.

In addition to Frosting for Breakfast some other fonts that were used include Alex Brush, Om Telolet Om, and Lane – Narrow.

Free Easter SVG Cut Files

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Free Easter Cut Files

In this download you will receive free easter SVG cut files, EPS cut files, and DXF cut files which are great for cutting machines. You will also receive print friendly JPGs and a print friendly PDF document. You will also get web friendly PNG files. Not only can you use these files for cutting work but also print work. In addition you can use the png files on the web!

Included:

– Basket
– Easter basket with eggs
– Easter eggs (4 colors)
– White bunny
– Bunny silhouette
– Jesus word art
– He Is Risen quote
– It’s not about the bunny it’s about the lamb quote

Free Easter SVG Cut Files – Terms of Use

Lastly, you can do whatever you want with the files easter basket, easter basket with eggs, easter eggs, white bunny, and bunny silhouette as they are released to the public domain. This means you can adapt upon, sell, share, offer freebies, or whatever else you want with these files. Please share a link back to my website when possible.

However, only use Jesus word art, He Is Risen quote, and It’s not about the bunny it’s about the lamb quote for personal use as I do not own the fonts that were used to create these files.

Happy Easter and enjoy your free easter svg cut files!

Easter Cut Files and Easter Clipart Listings

cross digital paper

Finally after releasing our free easter SVG cut files I would like to highlight all of our Easter graphics! Going back to our original collections, you can purchase our Cross Scrapbook Paper. You will get all 33 JPG cross digital paper files that are a seamless cross pattern.

Colorful Cross Clipart

Our Cross Clipart Set matches our scrapbook paper and include lots of beautiful colored crosses in PNG and JPG.

He is Risen SVG Cut Files

happy easter he is risen

Our simple He is Risen text cut file comes in PNG, SVG, EPS, and DXF. This file is perfect for Easter t-shirts, Easter wall decor, and simple designs for Easter.

Easter He Is Risen

Additionally, we also offer a He is Risen cutting file with a few more details of Jesus and Doves surrounding the He is Risen quote. This also comes in PNG, SVG, EPS, and DXF.

Easter Chick SVG Cut Files

I'm just here for the chicks

Without a doubt one of my favorite products is our new I’m just here for the Chicks listing. This features a cute baby chick vector with the “I’m just here for the chicks” quote. Perfect for your little cuties on Easter day! Comes in PNG, SVG, EPS, and DXF cutting files!

easter chick svg

At this time one of our top sellers is our easter chick vector listing. Featuring cute baby chicks in PNG, SVG, EPS, and DXF. Create adorable Easter t-shirts, Easter wall decorations, Easter invitations, and much more!

happy easter svg

Lastly, in our chick category we have our Happy Easter cut file. Featuring a cute easter chick and the words Happy Easter you will receive a PNG, SVG, and EPS cut file.

Easter Bunny SVG file and Digital Cut Files

rabbit cut files

We are particularly excited to have two sets of our easter bunny silhouettes. In our first rabbit silhouette listing you will receive 10 PNG, SVG, EPS, and DXF files.

bunny cut files

Second, our bunny silhouette listing also includes 10 PNG files to use for clipart and 10 SVG, 10 EPS, and 10 DXF cutting files.

These are best sellers because they are so easy to create personalized graphics for Easter cardmaking, Easter t-shirts, Easter decorations, and much more. Not to mention, this is a great option for Easter client work!

bunny monogram svg

Lastly, our latest Easter bunny file is our Bunny monogram listing! This adorable cut file comes in SVG, EPS, DXF, and PNG. You will receive a black bunny silhouette, bunny monogram silhouette, and Easter striped background pattern.

Christian Cross SVG Cut Files

easter cross svg

Following our bunny options we have a huge collection of beautiful and simple Cross Cut Files. In this first cross set you will receive 10 PNG, 10 SVG, 10 EPS, and 10 DXF files.

Cross cut files

In addition, our second simple cross cut files come in PNG, SVG, EPS, and DXF. You can use the PNG for clipart images or the SVG, EPS, and DXF files for your cutting machine.

Cross collection cut files

Last but not least are our more ornate cross collections. Our first ornate cross collection includes PNG, SVG, EPS, and DXF format files. Ornate cross cut files

Our last ornate cross cut files come in PNG, SVG, EPS, and DXF format as well. These detailed crosses are great for card making, clothing, and home accessories whether for Easter or Christian events and baptisms.

And there you have it! Our entire collection of Easter images and Easter cut files. Overall I hope you enjoy using them as much as I enjoyed creating them for you!

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