Essential Clip Art Information

Getting the Best Results Using Clip Art

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Short of attending a class on design, this information will give you an in-depth knowledge of how to use clip art in order to get the best results for your efforts.

There is some beautiful and charming clip art around. But, before you add clip art to your document, be sure that it relates to your text and that you're not including it just because it's pretty. The piece of clip art or image should illustrate a point, support the message you're trying to convey and be readily understood by readers.

Don't include an image just because you like it, but rather because it serves a specific purpose and enhances the overall look of your document.

Readers should be able to read and understand your graphics easily. If they are too small or too large, the incorrectly sized image can make your document look messy and may actually detract from its overall effectiveness. An image that is too small will cause readers to struggle to make it out. If the image is too large, it distracts readers from the text and increases the file size of the document. Larger files can be slower to download and more costly to print. Remember, you want to include images that emphasize what you're saying, not take away from the message.

Follow the links below and you will gain knowledge about the elements and principles of design, theory of the color wheel, and a lot more information that will help you create the very best design projects.

All that is required on your part will be putting that information to use.

Tips for Successfully Using Clip Art

Vector and Bitmap Clip Art

Principles of Art and Design

The Color Wheel

Understanding the Different Types of Clip Art

Unusual Ways To Use Clip Art

Other Free Or Inexpensive Clip Art Resources

How to Download Images

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