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Using internet photos in photoshop elements. Best place to find.

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sneezecakesmum Sat 30-Nov-13 18:53:56

Generally I right click and copy to my pictures then transfer them to photoshop.

A lot of the images won't enlarge and/or pixelate like crazy. I suppose these are protected somehow.

Is there anywhere I can find good pictures for free?

Mogz Sat 30-Nov-13 21:58:12

You need to look on stock photography/image websites, buts it is doubtful you'll get high resolution images for free, they are someone's intellectual property after all.

Crocky Sat 30-Nov-13 22:01:19

What are you wanting to do with them?

sneezecakesmum Sun 01-Dec-13 10:08:58

I want to use them in layers on Photoshop to make personal photographs 'fantasy' ones. Nothing weird shock just whimsical! Also relaxing on a beach in a tropical paradise instead of Bognor for my holiday snaps. (just joking)

I have found morguephoto which looks pretty ok and Flickr has a few unrestricted photos.

Mogz Sun 01-Dec-13 10:30:04

DeviantArt has a lot of stock photos that might be of use, mostly the artists there just want to see the completed work if its for personal use.

Bunbaker Sun 01-Dec-13 10:32:52

A lot of web images are low resolution and when you layer your own images on to them it really shows up. I sometimes mess around and add DD and her friends heartthrobs into images for a laugh, but haven't made any decent ones. The other option is to resize your own images before adding them, but then you wouldn't get a high quality image.

sneezecakesmum Sun 01-Dec-13 11:07:31

Bun. That's what I've found in some of the images. Not quite sure why they won't enlarge. I suppose its because they don't have enough pixels?

Thanks mogz I will have a look at devientArt smile

Paleodad Mon 02-Dec-13 10:08:03


Paleodad Mon 02-Dec-13 10:08:24

sorry, that should be

sneezecakesmum Mon 02-Dec-13 11:00:32

Many thanks smile

niceguy2 Mon 02-Dec-13 11:20:40

Hi Sneezecakes

You are correct. Many people upload their photographs in low resolution (ie. few pixels) to stop others from downloading them and using themselves. This is a breach of copyright and most take a very dim view of it.

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