Whenever the layout editor needed a graphic for the paste up, two options were available: produce it or find it. In both cases, the graphic was located separately before being cut out or "clipped" to fit the space on the paste up. This clip art procedure carried over to the introduction of the first desktop computers with VCN Execuvision developing a professionally-drawn digital clipart library in 1983. Throughout the '80's and '90's, the popularity of clipart grew to fill the increasing need made by the rise of desktop publishing. Soon, gone were the days of physical camera-ready paste ups-though, as with clipart, the term persisted-and in came the days of Illustrator, PageMaker, Publisher, and more. The climax of course is Christmas day. As a child, you wake up at 5am just to sit and wait anxiously at the bottom of the stairs until the sun comes out. As a parent, you wake up early to un-package a box or set up a toy train, imagining your children's faces the whole time. The following design guidelines assume that you have scanned a drawing into your computer or have located a piece of artwork and imported the image.
Publishing programs such as Microsoft Publisher. Many publishing programs contain a data base of artwork that can be used in any document All images that enter your computer have an extension relating to what format they are in. You may have an image from a scan, a clipart disk or downloaded from a clipart service. Some are .eps and .wmf files (Vector line format more common for logos or line drawings) and others jpeg an .gif (Bitmap pixel photos and illustrations) The type of clipart that I use is important for all of the different effects that I'm creating. It needs to be a vector drawing for sure, as non-vector drawings are bitmaps that don't resize nicely... they'll just get all bumpy and not look good. Also, I'm drawn to simply line art because if it's too complex sometimes it doesn't look as good in the different sizes. It's also good if it's a single color, usually black, because then I can change it to whatever I want quite easily just using simple graphics software. Just remember, simple is better, is cleaner, and usually creates a more sophisicated look. Another interesting place to look at for your image needs is Microsoft Office ClipArt in the Microsoft Office Program. As per the EULA of the Office Program, you can use these images in any document or for any work as long as you are not distributing only the image. Microsoft also allows access to its huge database of quality clipart and graphics at office.com. These images are of high resolution and some are even in vector format. You can download images and use them in your website or blog without a hassle. The Office.com Terms also mention that you can use these images in any document, even if it is for commercial purposes.
Scrapbooking is a fun and popular hobby. There are new techniques and products introduced all of the time. Many folks love to browse craft stores for just the perfect scrapbooking supplies, while others are happy to search the internet for the wonderful freebies available now days. Why spend a fortune of scrapbooking goodies when you can find many of what you need with a simple Google search. Glue the Christmas images on a sheet of colored construction paper. You can also write the child's name in bright colours or glitter glue, or add a photo of them to the scrap picture collage, so that they can easily tell which mat belongs to them at mealtimes when they set the dinner table. Loads of baby boy clip art images are available, once you click your computer's mouse and get connected to the Internet. First, you must know what it is all about. It is about copying / cutting the pre-existing images. Yes, these images are already mostly in the books that have made their entry into the public domain for that purpose. Do give your cartoon character a challenge. Sonny goes cuckoo for Coco Puffs. The Trix Rabbit never gets to eat Trix. The Giecko cavemen never get the respect they want. What these challenges do is make the character more endearing. People empathize with them, and that forms a bond. How important is having an emotional bond with your customers?