Photos, Stickers, Animation, and More : A Collection of Visuals for Authors

By davitydave from San Francisco, CA, USA (Wedding Cake  Uploaded by Mindmatrix) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By davitydave from San Francisco, CA, USA (Wedding Cake Uploaded by Mindmatrix) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

When it comes to marketing, visuals are all important–both online and off.

Photos

Photos are great for blogs as well as for books. Make sure you have the rights to use those photos. That’s where stock images come in handy.

GIFs

Just for fun, you can reverse GIFs with this handy tool.

You can also make stories out of GIFs. BoingBoing talks about novels that are comprised entirely of GIFs, and The Verge shows examples of James Kerr’s GIFs that repurpose Renaissance paintings.

Designs

For icons, animations, fonts, and more, check out Pixel Buddha.

For fonts, see “Not Sure What Font Looks Best for Web?” on Design School.

For fun dongers (unicode characters that form an emoticon), see Donger List.

Interesting Visuals

As Wired reported, even screenshots play an important role for people. Here’s a list of examples of visuals that have made an impact:

How Tos and Tools

To turn photos into line art:

To remove borders on a video:

To create your own animations:

To make your own stickers:

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One thought on “Photos, Stickers, Animation, and More : A Collection of Visuals for Authors

  1. Pingback: Photos, Stickers, Animation, and More : A Collection of Visuals for Authors | deborahjay

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