Monday, September 24, 2018

Adding Text to Images to Create Something Special

There are many reasons why you might want to add your own text to clipart and photos. Some of the most popular are wedding or birthday invitations, new baby notifications and even social media posts and memes. Fortunately there are many different ways to create the perfect image!

If you have image editing software such as Adobe Photoshop, CorelDRAW or GIMP adding text is very straightforward. Not only can you easily add the words themselves but changing the colors and styles is also quick and easy:

How to Add Text in Photoshop
How to Add Text to Photos in Photoshop
Adding and Selecting Text in CorelDRAW

These are not your only program options of course! You can find a great selection of links to both free and commercial Image Editing Software programs on our Pinterest page.

One of the benefits of using such software is that by downloading and installing fonts from our websites you will have many more styles to choose from when creating your masterpiece! Any fonts you install will also become available for you to use in your Microsoft Office or Apple desktop publishing programs. Fonts Fonts

If you don't really want to install new software on your computer then there are also lots of Online Image Editors that are worth a try. While some are extremely complex and powerful tools others are perfect for those with less experience of editing images.

If you are just looking for some simple custom text then we highly recommend giving the Cool Text Graphics Generator a try. The site currently has 1,958 fonts to play with and you can easily change the colors and font sizes to create something unique!

Please let us know if you know of any awesome resources that we have missed so that we can add them to our Pinterest boards.
Happy creating!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Some of Our Favorite Images for Summer

We are really lucky that our kids don't actually go back to school until after the Canadian Labour Day long weekend. This gives them a couple more weeks to enjoy their Summer vacation and the amazing weather we have been granted this year!

We thought we would take a look at the images people have been busy downloading over the last few months and there are some absolutely amazing ones! Here is a selection of three of our favorite summer-themed images from the top downloads on our websites:

Nothing says "Summer" like watermelon, ice cream and strawberries! This delicious clipart image has them all. It's available in seven different file formats including JPG, EPS and AI. clipart image #1756695

The sun has been particularly busy for us this Summer and this cute cartoon version definitely looks like it's been having a good time! This image is also available in seven different file formats. clipart image #109352864

Sunflowers have got to be one of my favorite flowers and you can't beat a field of them for visual impact. Pair that with some dramatic clouds and this is what you end up with! stock photo #643011

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Back to School Images for Presentations, Worksheets and Handouts

Happily (or sadly depending on who you ask) our kids still have a few weeks left of their Summer vacation. For many other students around the world though the time has come to start the new school year!

Many teachers use our websites to source copyright-safe images for their worksheets, presentations and handouts at school. Not only do we have a huge selection of educational themed images but members are certain that the images they download have been legally licensed from the artists and photographers who created them.

Come and see some of the images we have available to download:

Education Clipart at

Back to School Clipart and Stock Photos at

3D School Animations at Animation Factory

Education Photos at

In recognition of the amazing, and challenging, job that teachers do we are happy to offer them a special educational discount on any of our one year subscriptions. Please contact us for more information!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Amazing Images and Designs for Wedding Invitations

Not surprisingly many couples pick a day during the Summer months for their wedding day. The chance of nice weather is greatly increased and there is a much greater choice of beautiful venues to pick from. My husband and I were lucky to pick a particularly hot and sunny day 13 years ago in July for our big day. We got married outside on the porch of our beautiful Victorian home while our guests sweltered out on the lawn. Fortunately for them the ceremony was not too long and much fun was had by all as we enjoyed the warm evening festivities.

As the owners of we were fortunate to have a large array of beautiful illustrations to choose from when we designed our invitations. 
Here is a selection of some of our favorites:

If you are lucky enough to be planning your big day why not check out the complete collection of wedding clipart, animations and photos on our websites!

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Wedding clipart and stock photos from

Wedding animations and videos from

Wedding photos from

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Clipart, Photos and Animations to Celebrate the Amazing Country that is Canada!

Although I was not born in this amazing country called Canada, I have been lucky to live here for many years now. Coming from the UK I still never cease to marvel at just how vast and diverse a country Canada is. Even after all this time I have still only scratched a tiny portion of the wonders it holds. It may be a stereotype, but the people here really are that friendly and it is a pleasure to live and work alongside them!

Our websites have a great selection of clipart, photos and animations to help celebrate this Canada Day Weekend - we hope you enjoy browsing through them!

Canadian Images on

Canadian-themed Clipart on

Everything Canada on Animation Factory

Beautiful Photos of Canada on

Monday, June 11, 2018

Time for a Change at!

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. William Pollard
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"Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable."
William Pollard

Change can be scary, annoying and inconvenient. It can also be exciting and open you up to new adventures and possibilities!

If you haven't already visited today we hope you will come and see what the winds of change have brought to the website. Here are some of the updates that we have made and we hope you will find them to be improvements!

- Larger, easier to see thumbnail images.
- A responsive design that adjusts itself to your browser size.
- The advanced search options are now hidden unless you want to change something. Just click on the “Advanced” button to the left of the search box to access them.
- We have completely removed the instruction page between the preview page and actually downloading the images to your computer. 
- You now have the option to download 800 and 1000 pixel versions of the raster clipart formats (where available).
- If there is a file format of clipart that you prefer to download you can specify this in your profile settings.

- You can also set your preferred number of search results in your profile settings.
- A link to the last search you made is always available on the main page.
- You can view your download history directly on the website. 

- If you forget your password you are now emailed a temporary password to allow you to sign in and update it.
- People using mobile devices no longer have to visit a completely separate website and have access to all the same features as desktop users.
In these days of mobile devices and multiple browsers, Google looks much more favorably on websites that are "mobile friendly" and have a “responsive" design. In addition to this many people were complaining that our thumbnail images were too small and our design was very dated. We know that unfortunately not everyone will like the changes and we promise that we will be taking all feedback into consideration in the coming days.

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. William Pollard
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I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. Nicholas Sparks
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I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. Nicholas Sparks
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Friday, June 1, 2018

Introducing Ania Velichkovsky

Without our amazing contributors we wouldn't be able to offer our customers the diverse and exciting selection of images that we do today!

It is very hard to choose one artist to feature out of all the exceptionally talented photographers and illustrators we represent. One of the most popular with our customers is Ania Velichkovsky and so here is a little more about her:

Ania Velichkovsky was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. With its famous romantic white nights, snowy winter scenes, extraordinary and historical architecture, visual inspiration was everywhere. It's no wonder that she grew to love art and appreciate beauty.

Ania attended art college and started her career in animation spending many happy years in the studio honing her craft, infusing life, detail, technical excellence and feeling into her work. She further developed her design skills moving on to commercial graphics and illustration, and 2008 was introduced to the stock photography industry. It seriously piqued her interest. So much so, that she began creating her own illustration collections to share with the world.

 Ania's illustrations are coveted. Her approach to composition and style has depth and quality. The results are always refined, alive and totally engaging. Her settings and characters span broad categories and themes, and are popular worldwide. Her young daughter is the inspiration for everything magical, like fantasy and fairy tales, fairies and unicorns. And Alice in Wonderland is Ania's favorite book, continually inspiring her with its wonder and wisdom.

An accomplished entrepreneur, artist and designer, Ania Velichkovsky lives in Roswell, Georgia and creates beautiful things every day.

"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality." Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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