Stock images are extremely useful for anyone involved in design and illustration. Bog standard images are one thing, sometimes having something a little away from the norm can be very handy. Surprise them!
Similarly having at your fingertips a whole range of textures, patterns, backgrounds, there to feed your use of photoshop and illustrator can be welcome. Here are a range of materials for you. Check f4mmedia on deviant art, see below … for more!
as always something to listen to while you are looking
I like the idea of having some stock imagery that is slightly away from the norm, a little unusual. Here is a mix …
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