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**Periippa**

I really like the images you have in your papergasm in your bio.  Where did you find them?

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  • periippaperiippa member
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    edited December 2011
    Well thank you :)  I gathered a bunch of graphics from istockphoto.com. My former co-worker is doing a bunch of graphic design for our wedding. All she asked was that I peruse the graphics on istockphoto.com and pick some that echoed the feel of our invitations. So I started searching various terms, like filigree, etched, plume, victorian, etc. I'm sure there are plenty more great graphics on there, but I got tired of looking :)I created a "lightbox" on there; one of these days I'll have to start narrowing it down to the images I want to use! http://www.istockphoto.com/file_search.php?action=file&lightboxID=6079820In case you're not familiar, istockphoto is awesome for buying different graphics. (A lot of the graphics in my lighbox can be purchased for $10 each or something.) They all can be manipulated easily (color, size, etc) by graphic designers. Hopefully the link works for you!
  • edited December 2011
    thank you!  I saw it was istockphoto, but when I went there I didn't really know what to do, but that that I see your link I get it.  Is a lightbox the name of a place you can save your favorite images to?
  • periippaperiippa member
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    edited December 2011
    Yeah, it's really easy! Just sign up for a free account. And to add a lighbox, just go to http://www.istockphoto.com/my_lightbox_edit.php.Then you can start typing in search terms if you have an idea of what you're looking for. (I "unchecked" all the boxes except Illustrations.) If you like an image, you can click on the little lightbulb below the picture, and that will add it to your lightbox. Also, one thing I love (and the way I found a TON of my images) was clicking on one of the keywords.For example, on this image:http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-illustration-8037979-intertwining-ornament.phpYou'll see on the lower right-hand side (under "Stock Vector Details") various keywords for this image: Pattern, Scroll Shape, filigree, Decoration, Ornate, Art Nouveau, Retro Revival, Victorian Style, Swirl, etc. So I was like, "Oh, Filigree!" and if you click on that, it will search filigree images. When I look on here, I end up having about five or six different windows open, searching several different keywords :)I luuuuuuuuurve istockphoto... I'm such a nerd :) 
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