3D illustrations and renderings are amazingly realistic images. By checking the popular files and bestsellers on e.g. Depositphotos you stumble upon quite a few examples. The 3D illustrations being sold, range from simple stick figures to full blown animations and photorealistic scenes. This style of illustrating is interesting for designers (and especially stock contributors). It … Continue reading 3D Illustrations & Renderings
Some of the major agencies are offering free stock images and vector illustrations. They can be used for websites and prints - even without paying for the license! The system behind it is simple: photographers and illustrators donate single files from their portfolios to get wider exposure and more clients. It is a great way … Continue reading Stock Images For Free
When it comes to creating vector illustrations, one of my favorite alternatives to the Adobe Illustrator is Inkscape. The program is completely free and as an open source project widely available all over the internet. Naturally you need to learn how to use this powerful tool properly, otherwise you will only be frustrated and quit. … Continue reading Top 10 Inkscape Design Tutorials
The website M-rank.net is a very useful tool for all contributors who sell vector graphics on Shutterstock. The website tracks the top 100k vectors on the agency's database and compares the collected statistics. All data is free and public, but the contributor needs to have at least one file in the top to appear on … Continue reading M-rank: Analyze your vector satistics
Founded in 2004, the agency mostly sells to Europe, in particular to Germany. The Website is of course international, Fotolia is active in 23 countries and available in 14 languages. The agency was bought by Adobe in 2015. This means that you can reach millions of Creative Cloud users and sell directly through Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC and other desktop apps. Being part of the huge Adobe Stock network should soon start to show an overall raise in sales.
The second half is crucial to the success your file will have on the agency's marketplace. Of course I'm talking about keywording your work correctly. Without the right title, tags and description no buyer will find your work in the large pool of already existing stock data. There are no sales without good keywording!