Free Design RESOURCES – Photography, Vector and HTML 5 Video Sources
Free design resources not only help designers work quickly but also maintain a high level of quality in the early stages. There are plenty of places that offer subscription services for stock art and photography but that can break the budget quickly, especially if you’re just starting out. The resources below are my favorite go-to’s when I don’t want to sacrifice quality but it’s just not in the budget.
Visme.com – Free Flyer Maker for Creating Beautiful Flyers. Visme.com is primarily an online presentation creation tool. The website also offers a lot of high-quality and free educational resources.
Cartoonize.net – (Formerly Cartoonize, Now Colorcinch) Colorcinch is an intuitive and complete photo and text editor with some unique effects. It offers 2 different account types. The Basic account is free to use, requires no registration, and provides access to numerous essential effects and features. And Our Plus (paid) account provides access to all of our premium effects and features, all graphics and icons.
Pexels.com has great quality images for free. The best feature by far is being able to choose what size image you want to download. When you download images here, choose the size “Medium” or “Large” instead of “Original.” This way you won’t be working with overly large images that slow down your site’s loading time.
Vecteezy.com is known for having free vector graphics but they have also recently moved into photographs.
Coverr.co has a limited but really cool selection of free HTML 5 video that you can use as banner backgrounds.