Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Team Mascots and Logos

Are you part of a team and in need of a logo or mascot? Maybe it's time to freshen up your current team logo/mascot? Download copyright safe, royalty-free and virus free images to use for creating team images that you can use for mascots, crests, sport logos, and more. Use images as is or you can edit them to create the perfect image for your team.

Check out these links for sport category:
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Football Team Images

Soccer Team Images

Basketball Team Images

Baseball Team Images

Lacrosse Team Images

Hockey Team Images

Volleyball Team Images

Ping Pong Team Images

Fish/Fishing Images


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Choose a mascot that represents the fighting spirit of your team or organization. Mascots are often predatory animals, such as bears, wolves, tigers or sharks.

Check out these links for animal images:

Bears

Wolves

Tigers

Moose

Sharks


Mascots should generate excitement and inspire loyalty from parents, alumni, athletes, middle-schoolers, and kindergartners.

If you aren't sure what type of mascot you are looking for, here are some images to look through to find something best suited for your team: mascots

Friday, February 7, 2020

Tips For Adding Text To Images

With social media being an extremely visually driven platform. It is important to get your message across and grab the attention of your viewers quickly. One way to do this is by adding text to your images, whether they are illustrations or photographs. Adding text directly to an image will be far more impactful than just adding it in the text space offered in your social media.

You don't have to be a graphic designer to achieve eye catching images for your content marketing.

Here are some tips and examples we have created with images, fonts and vector letter art from iCLIPART.com:
 
When using illustrations and photo's make sure they are legally sourced and that you have a proper license. The last thing you need is to be contacted by the lawyer of the creator of the image. Whether you are blogging, posting on social media or on your website, make sure you have the legal right to use the image.

When adding text to images, make sure the words are legible. A colour background offers a clean minimalist look. The background colour and the text colour should not complete against each other. Using dark coloured text against a light background or light coloured text on a dark background is easy on the eyes.

When you have sourced the image you want to work with, you can add text. Make sure the image feels balanced when the text is added and when possible test it out on different social media platforms and make sure the image can be read easily. Don't use too many words, giving your image a cluttered look. Keep the image visually balanced so that the viewer does not visually reject the image.

To create an even more impact on your viewers, you can add some vector letter art to your images in just a few simple steps. You don't need to be a graphic designer or have expensive software when our creators have done all the difficult work for you. You can browse thousands of vector letter art to find just the right one for your image: VECTOR LETTER ART 
    
Simply download the .png file format of the image, making sure it has a transparent background and add it to the image you are working with.  

Anyone with more advanced skills can download other available versions or depending on the program you are working with, other file formats are available.

 iCLIPART.com was the source for Coffee Vector Art Lettering

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Vintage Valentine Images, Quotes and Messages

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Vintage Valentine's are popular again. We have a great assortment of charming and whimsical images that feature children, animals and more.

Print and share with everyone you know.

Valentine's are not just shared with your loved one or crush. They can be shared with family and friends that are also dear to you. Send your love with a vintage bouquet.


Imagine the smiles people will have when they find a cute Valentine on their desk or emailed to them.
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To complete your Valentine, here are some messages you can include:

"May your Valentine's be as wonderful as you make me feel!"

"I am the luckiest person alive to have you as my Valentine."

"Sending warm wishes to the most wonderful person I know. Happy Valentine's Day."

“Wishing the sweetest, happiest day to my forever Valentine.”

“My favorite place in all of the world is next to you.”

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”


Some Valentine's Quotes:

“If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” —Maya Angelou

"To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven." Karen Sunde

“Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.” —Nicholas Sparks

"I love you - those three words have my life in them." Alexandrea to Nicholas III

"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson


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 When signing for friends and family use:

    Warmly,
    Love,
    With love,
    Lots of love,
    Love always,
    Much love to you,


When signing for a romantic love:

    All my love,
    Love you,
    All yours,
    Endlessly,
    Truly,
    All my heart,
    Always and forever,
    Hugs and kisses,
    Kisses,
    XOXOXO,
    With all my love on Valentine’s Day and always,
    Passionately,
    Forever yours,



To view more great vintage images visit iCLIPART.com

Friday, January 31, 2020

Myths of Copyright Infringement


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"If it doesn't have a copyright notice, it's not copyrighted."

You should always assume that other people's works are copyrighted and may not be copied unless you know otherwise. Copyright will apply whether there is a copyright notice or not. Whether it is literary, musical or artistic there are penalties for copyright infringement.

"If I don't charge for it, it's not a violation."

False. It's still a violation if you give it away and there can still be damages awarded if you hurt the commercial value of the property. Except in specific circumstances permitted under fair dealing/fair use rules, any copying or publication without the consent of the copyright owner is an infringement, and you could face legal action.

"Crediting the content creator protects you from liability."

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It's up to the owner to decide if they want the free promotion or not.

Similarly, how often have you seen this disclaimer?  “I do not own this content. All rights belong to the original creators respectively. No copyright intended.”

This is a great example of how many people misunderstand copyright law.


"If it's posted on-line, it's in the public domain."


False. Nothing modern and creative is in the public domain unless the owner explicitly puts it in the public domain.

"It’s hard to prove copyright infringement."

This is not the case, copyright law is principally civil not criminal law. Civil law requires a lower burden of proof, actually making it easier to prove infringement.

"Content on social media is in the public domain."

Unless you’ve been given permission by the original creator, it is very likely you are infringing on someone else’s copyright.

"“I've removed the copyrighted material” protects you from any consequences."

Simply removing their content cannot absolve you of liability for infringing on someone’s copyright.
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What can you do to protect yourself?
Use stock content from sites like iPHOTOS.com, iCLIPART.com, AnimationFactory.com and Clipart.com or get explicit permission from the creator and don’t assume images online are fair use.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Free Social Media Content Calendar - February 2020


Stop scrambling for social media content. Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing. You will have access to a calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags and links to images that would be great to use on all your social media platforms.

February has 29 days this year, so get planning!!



February is all about Love and Family. Check out this basket of images to help with your social media content for February.


Follow these #hashtags for images to use during the month of February:

#valentinesday
#cherrymonth
#libraryloversmonth
#birdfeedingmonth
#vegancuisinemonth
#serpentday
#icecreamforbreakfast
#groundhogday
#goldenretrieverday
#worldcancerday
#chocolatefondueday
#frozenyogurtday
#operaday
#kiteflyingday
#worldwhaleday
#hippoday
#radioday
#getoutyourguitarday 
#umbrelladay
#nationalbagelday
#presidentsday
#familyday
#nationalmargaritaday 
#leapyear
#mardigras
#toothfairyday


To help get you started download this image for free: Groundhog Day
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Chinese New Year - Year of the Rat

In 2020, Chinese New Year is celebrated on January 25th. The rat is the first in the 12-year-cycle of Chinese zodiac signs. People born in the year of rat are generally born with the zodiac rat characteristics. They are believed to be very industrious and thrifty, diligent and positive. Here are some great images to celebrate the Year of the Rat - Chinese New Year.

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In Chinese culture, rats were seen as a sign of wealth and surplus. Because of their reproduction rate, married couples would pray to them for children.

Optimistic and energetic, people born in the Rat year are likeable by all. They are sensitive to other’s emotions but are stubborn with their opinion.

On the financial side, they like saving and can be stingy. However, their love for hoarding will sometimes cause them to waste money on unnecessary things.

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There are multiple blessings and greetings for Chinese New Year as well as variations even for the most basic “Happy New Year!”

The simplest is, of course, Happy New Year: 新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè)


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 Chinese New Year dates:

January 25, 2020 - Rat
February 12, 2021 - Ox
February 01, 2022 - Tiger
January 22, 2023 - Rabbit


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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Design Trends for 2020

Are you a graphic designer, small business owner, in marketing or web design? Here is a look at some of the styles that will be trending this year. 2020 will feature brighter and bolder colors , animated videos and natural looking stock photo's.


Genuine Photos

When using stock photography for your social media content and marketing, you need to source authentic, natural looking images. 

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Typography

Bulky large lettering styles are already flooding the world of graphic design. We see them in logos, on posters, on web designs, and even on package design

Choose from thousands of already designed alphabet sets 


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Shiny Metals

Our love for shiny things has never really gone away. Use a metallic design to give your designs some sparkle and convey a feeling of luxury, class and good taste.

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Monochromatic

Designing made easy. Once you’ve picked the base color, choose different shades based around it. You won't have to worry about colors clashing or if someone else is already using your color choice.


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Line Art

The line art itself is a simplified illustration style. It is elegant, simple, minimalistic, and clean.

Line art also involves the use of line elements, and they're especially appealing when the lines form unexpected paths and shapes.

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Retro

Commonly applied to website design and packaging design, a sense of vintage is expected to become one of the biggest graphic design trends this year.

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Abstract, Texture and Geometric 

Embrace abstract designs, quirky shapes, and unique texture appearances to help you stand out from the pack.

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Animated Videos

Animated videos, as well as digital illustrations, have become one of the most versatile mediums for sales presentation and marketing today. In 2020, the trend of animation videos will find its manifestations in almost all forms of online business presence possible, including the company’s profiles on social media, animated emails sent to customers, websites, and mobile apps.

Animation Factory has animated clipart, video backgrounds and templates to help to help with all of your projects.


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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Valentine's Gnomes and more

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Valentines images for teachers, scrapbooks, print projects, crafter's, blogs, emails, classroom lessons, social media content, marketing and more...

Clipart.com Valentine's Day Images
iPHOTOS.com Valentine's Day Photo Images
iCLIPART.com Valentine's Day Clipart and Photo Images

Gnomes are known as symbols of good luck. Originally, gnomes were thought to provide protection, especially of buried treasure and minerals in the ground. They are still used today to watch over crops and livestock, often tucked into the rafters of a barn or placed in the garden.
 
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 Gnome sayings...

  I love you gnome matter what.
  I love you like gnome other.
  There's gnome one else like you.
  To gnome me is to love me.
  Be kind gnome matter what.
  Good things come to gnomes that wait.




With big eyes and rounded shapes, Kawaii is one of the cutest forms of art. Coming from the Japanese word for cute, this art form can be found worldwide. These bold graphics are sure to enhance all of your Valentine's Day projects: Kawaii Images


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Finish off any Valentine project with some great vector alphabets, like these heart letters or this Love inspired set:
Hearts Alphabet Set 
Love Inspired Set


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Friday, January 3, 2020

Free Social Media Content Calendar - January 2020

Stop scrambling for social media content. Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing. You will have access to a calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags and links to images that would be great to use with all your social media platforms. 

January is creativity month, so lets start creating great social media content!


 

January is all about the start of the new year, winter sales and goals to be more organized and productive.  Check out these images we've put together in a basket for inspiration for your social media posts.

Follow these hashtags for images to use during the month of January:


To help get you started download this image for free: New Year's Blowout Sale 
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