Archive for March 12, 2013
There are a great many sources for art online. Many artists and designers post free online art that businesses can use for marketing and advertising purposes. A great source to look for art online is with online art magazines. An online arts magazine can provide you with designers and illustrators to work with. There are sources for online free art, and many more for copyright free art online.
When finding art online, be sure to research the copyright status of an image. While it is easy to find a limitless number of images online, not all of the are free to use. You do not want to end up in legal trouble for using art you do not have permission to use.
A good source for images that you can use for free or low cost are stock art online sites. Stock images, designs, illustrations and logos are created without copyright and are usable for any purpose. On a stock art website you can search for content by any number of factors.
If you have the budget, commissioning custom art online will mean you have a top notch product that is exactly what you wanted rather than settling for something that just works. If you have a limited budget for art online, look for students trying to build a professional portfolio. While you are not assured of the quality you will receive from a novice artist, you will be able to receive a low cost product and help an artist on their way to becoming a pro.
When you work directly with a professional artist you will be sure to get top quality products that you will own the copyrights to. Copyright management and ownership can lead to expensive legal battles if you violate the copyrights of an artist or from an image whose rights are owned by another corporation. You could get in even bigger trouble if your image violates a corporate trademark. Do not risk your business and contract with a professional for the copyrights you need.