Hey everyone! Today we would like to share with you some great 2-D and 3-D icons that you can use to customize your website or blog.
But first off, let us introduce you to the amazing graphic resource that these images came from. GraphicStock is a huge database of digital graphics that carries just about everything, including textures, wallpaper, detailed images, and stock images. It is a fantastic source of inspiration and graphics for any designer.
To download any of the graphics from this post, you will have to sign up for a 7 Day FREE Trial, where you can download up to 20 images a day. If you don’t want to continue on to the premium membership where you’ll have privileges such as unlimited downloads, you can just cancel before the trial is up.
Or you can buy an Annual Membership for just $99/year – it is so worth it if you are going to use it more than a few times. Graphics from any other site would cost you about $10-15 per image and their licensing rules may not be flexible.
These icons come in sets, so they’re ideal for giving your overall site a unique, but cohesive look. In this post, we will show you some basics on transforming images. We will be using the free online image editor Pixlr in this tutorial.
We’ll be using this icon as an example.
To begin a basic transformation, go to Edit -> Transform (Ctrl + T). You will notice that your image will now be surrounded by eight points that form a square – these are the points that you will need to drag in order to change up your image.
Here are the following things that you will be able to do to your image:
- Scale – Drag the anchor points out or in while in transform mode (hold down SHIFT to keep the proportions the same while scaling). Or go to Image -> Image size to type in exact dimensions.
- Freely – While in transform mode, hover your mouse over a corner until you see a curved arrow, then drag it around to freely rotate your image.
- 90 or 180 degrees – Go to Layer -> Rotate layer toward the bottom of the list.
- Flip along X or Y axis (make sure your image is on its own layer) – Go to Layer -> Flip layer at the bottom of the list.
I hope you found those quick tips useful and if you want to try out any of these awesome graphics that GraphicStock has to offer, don’t forget about their 7 Day FREE Trial. That’s up to 20 images a day for an entire week!