A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 295,111
Currently Running With Scissors:
704 Guests and 25 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 15
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Where on earth do you find your images?  (Read 33323 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
PaperBag
« on: January 28, 2007 03:36:30 AM »

I've just spent a great deal of time looking through the ATC board (yes, again Wink) and I'm seeing tons of images that are just wonderful for ATCs. I dont have a clue where to even find them. I've done google image searches but that's taking too long. Are there books out there that you find them in? Certain websites? There's gotta be a secret that I dont know about!

ETA link collection:
These websites have been suggested by craftster members for reference, please make sure you check the copyright use on images before you use them in your artwork!

www.doverpublicatio ns.com
www.fromoldbooks.or g
www.gimp-savvy.com/PHOTO-ARCHIVE    (this site includes awsome NASA images)
www.free-stockphotos.com/
www.imageafter.com/    (includes textures)
www.morguefile.com/    (photographs)
www.art-e-zine.co.uk/vintageresources     (vintage images)
www.freefoto.com/index.jsp
www.freestockphotos .com/
www.commons.wikimed ia.org/wiki/Category:Public_domain
www.sxc.hu/index.phtml%22 - photo art and ideas
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/activityCenterHome?lc=en&cc=us&jumpid=re_R602_mktg/hpcom/ipg/ac - HP Activity Centre (printer)
www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/LearnCreate/lcHome.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes - Epson Learn & Create (printer)
www.karenswhimsy.co m/public-domain-images/
www.nasa.gov/multimedia/highlights/index.html - space
www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos - crops, research, science
www.photolib.noaa.g ov/ - weather, oceans
www.bookscans.com/
www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books.html (Navigate the sub-folders - I found some interesting images)
www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/browse.htm#11th
www.pitts.emory.edu/dia/woodcuts.htm
www.diamm.ac.uk/  (I haven't explored this one, yet, but it looks like it has potential)
www.archive.org/index.php  (Looks very interesting - still images can be found under the "Texts" link)
www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
www.botanicus.org/ (A bit of a bear to navigate, but once you get the hang of it, it's a treasure trove!)
www.sensibility.com/vintageimages/
www.freepages.genea logy.rootsweb.com/~wflawrence/index.htm
www.buffaloresearch .com/pix.html (Links)
www.alamy.com/contrib-browse.asp?cid={D3EC13F5-0173-4876-81AB-4930D306A608}&name=Vintage%20Images
www.abovethemark.co m/collagegallery/index.htm
www.marquise.de/en/1900/pics/1900/index.shtml
www.wisconsinhistor y.org/whi/
www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary
« Last Edit: March 26, 2014 09:48:19 AM by Phizzychick » THIS ROCKS   Logged

tristitia
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 543
Joined: 01-Nov-2005


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2007 05:09:46 AM »

I like to use original images from old books, newspapers or magazines whenever I can - I love thrift stores and ebay!  A lot of it is just collecting stuff over time and then sorting through a ton of old paper looking for an image I like.

There are tons of books available these days for copyright-free images, though.  Collage is popular, apparently!  My favorites are by Dover - just search on Amazon - check out Dover books, images, clip art, collage - but your checkbook will be crying if you do because there are soooo many!  A lot of them come with CDs, too, so you can pop them into your computer to resize or crop or whatever - I'm too lazy to do that so I usually just copy and then do whatever manipulation I want by hand.
hope this helps!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Queen Of Fools
Offline Offline

Posts: 588
Joined: 23-Apr-2005

Avast, me hearties, yo ho!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2007 08:08:44 AM »

Also, you can go to the Dover Publications website and sign up for free samples to be sent to your email.

http://store.doverpublications.com/

Sometimes it takes a bit of sifting through the samples they send each week, but it's usually worth it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Colorfuldayz
Colorfuldayz
Offline Offline

Posts: 1383
Joined: 01-Oct-2006

www.Colorfuldayz.com


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2007 09:43:02 AM »

Old books and magazines ... if you hit a yard sale with old encyclopedias, snag them (or at least the big letters). Awesome images!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

ikillbarbies
Poor College Student
Offline Offline

Posts: 418
Joined: 28-Jun-2004


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2007 03:24:26 PM »

Also, you can go to the Dover Publications website and sign up for free samples to be sent to your email.

http://store.doverpublications.com/

Sometimes it takes a bit of sifting through the samples they send each week, but it's usually worth it.

I've been collecting from dover samples for months, you can get some great stuff.  My favorite (right now?) are the  children's coloring books, especially the Safety one.  It had pictures of a crossing guard and some other silly stuff.  Now I just need to find a use for it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

YouTube Channel Home to my animations and video shorts
Selise
Out Of Control ATC'er
Offline Offline

Posts: 2476
Joined: 22-Aug-2006

So In Love - 1 Year Together 22 Feb


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2007 07:15:18 PM »

if I'm doing a digital image I make my own using computer software called Poser or Photoshop or PaintShopPro.

For collage, I'd suggest going to thrift stores or better yet garage sales, and you can get some awesome books there cheap.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

craftsbian
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2007 03:47:13 PM »

I was wondering where you all get your images for collage atc's.  I have wanted to do some vintage nude cards and have found a lot of good images using google search, but I am not sure if I am allowed to use images off the internet on my cards.  I know the copyright laws are tricky, and I have read all of the other posts about copyright laws, I was just woderign where you get your images from.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Teeisme
Offline Offline

Posts: 3778
Joined: 05-Aug-2006

That's my boy, Petey!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2007 04:23:39 PM »

I'm not telling!!

(okay, I'll whisper. Google: free subject images)

BTW, I'm in that swap too!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Tee
finished the 100 ATC Theme Challenge!!
I'm the ATC - DT in a new Vintage group. Come join me   http://vintageflaire.ning.com/
Radegund
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2007 04:39:34 PM »

Go to http://store.doverpublications.com/ and sign up for their free sampler.  They will mail you images from their various collections. It's a bit of a grab bag as to what you will get but they often send good stuff.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

wignatz
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2007 12:36:21 PM »

I just stumbled across this site today while looking for an image.

http://www.fromoldbooks.org/

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 15 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Behind the Scenes of Kai Lenny Style Challenge
Look Alive in a Sea of Sharks
The Sixties Make a Comeback in 2013
Giving a Modern Look to the Princess Dress
The Ideal Look for Autumn
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Fairy Garden
CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos: 30th Birthday Tattoo
April 17, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.