Having worked as a graphic designer years before my official role as a YouTuber, I know the importance of having ready-made graphics and photos at my disposal.
Lately I’ve been using GraphicStock, which is the place to go for all your illustration, vector and stock photo needs (and also a sponsor of Cult of Mac‘s YouTube videos). For a guided tour of GraphicStock, and to take full advantage of a free seven-day trial of the service, check out the video below.
GraphicStock offers thousands of royalty-free images
What’s more, all the resources are 100 percent royalty-free, meaning even if you’re using them in your own work, there’s no annoying licenses to deal with. No one will be coming after you, trying to sue you for using their work. No matter how much or how often you download, once these assets are downloaded, they’re yours forever.
Having premade vectors and illustrations is super-handy. A few years back, I worked for a busy graphic design and printing house creating hundreds of individual designs each week for posters, menus and more. Having ready-to-go elements you can incorporate into your own designs saves a ton of time.
The other plus of using GraphicStock is the amazing variety of stock photos available. When I was designing food menus for print, the restaurant owners didn’t have their own photos of their food (or were too cheap to pay for a professional photographer). They would send low-res, badly lit photos that didn’t entice anybody to dine at their establishments.
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All of GraphicStocks’s illustrations, vectors and photos are of the highest quality, and they come at a much more affordable price than you’ll find at a lot of other similar websites. Whether you’re using them for graphic design, web design or just to edit with your personal photos for Instagram, a GraphicStock subscription will easily make a valuable return to you in no time.