Royalty Free Design Elements -Storyblocks Review

Updated February 20, 2018

Storyblocks was formerly known as GraphicStock, same great content and more…only a change in name.

If you are looking for affordable photos, illustrations, royalty free vector logo design elements or other design elements to create your website, then Storyblocks may be your answer.

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Here is my Storyblocks review.

If you are wondering how to create your own website from scratch then you will need awesome high-resolution photos, creative illustrations, and unique vector graphics to design images for posting on your website.

You will find many sites that offer free graphic elements, with free photos, free illustrations, and free vectors, but usually, these free sites do not offer high quality, nor unique images to make your website pop!

I have tried several free sites and have looked at other pay for graphics sites, but none offered the affordability, quality, and quantity that Storyblocks provides.


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So what do you get?

The regular membership allows you to have unlimited downloads of all of Storyblocks’ photos, illustrations, vectors and other design elements.

No limits per day, no limits per year, access to over 300,000 items that are regularly updated.

Everything you download you get to keep forever and are all royalty-free, even if you change your subscription or cancel your account.

The people in the photos are models and have all signed appropriate licensing agreements that allow you to use their photos for private, public or commercial use, including print projects, games, multimedia, the internet, and films.

The only reason I did not give them 100% ranking is that you must add substantial value to the content of the photos, illustrations, and vectors. That is to say, you cannot just download a photo and paste into your website without making some substantial modifications. Which means you will need to do some editing of the original stock before you can use them in your project.

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Fortunately, this is done rather easily by combining the different elements available within Storyblocks to create your own unique design. At first, I felt disappointed in the idea of having to edit the content, but then I remember why I chose to go with a paid service. As you start surfing for free content, you start noticing how many other websites are using the same graphics content on their websites. If everyone did the same with the GraphicStock content it would not be long before thousands of websites all had similar images on their sites. The modifications become rather easy once you start incorporating and combining the photos, illustrations, and vectors available to create amazing and unique content.

pse edit screenshotI use Photoshop to edit my images, but you can use any other image editing software to do the job as all the content have the option to download as jpeg. I do suggest to go with Adobe products as some of the content has the option to download as EPS or PNG that work seamlessly within Illustrator or Photoshop.

Update March 25, 2016: Google Nik Collection is now free for download. It is a set of plugins for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture with a total of 7 different filters and correction apps.

You also have the option to upgrade to a Premium subscription that includes, dedicated account representative and priority support, five additional users at your organization, download clips directly to your Dropbox account, batch downloading of project albums, custom, a signed license agreement, custom secure project feedback from clients using bins.

If interested, click on this link here =====> Storyblocks      This link will provide you with a Promotional Code that will give you access to an 83% discount.

The promotional code will allow you to subscribe for 1 year, with unlimited downloads, keep everything you download forever for $99/ year.

I use GraphicStock for the images used for this website.  I created this website through what I call My #1 Recommended Online University on how to start your online business. You can read my review on My #1 Recommended site here ===> Wealthy Affiliate or go ahead and sign up for free now, click here ===> WA Sign up.

You can now check out my review of Storyblocks’ sister site VideoBlocks here==> Storyblocks ->VideoBlocks Review

 

If you have any questions we would love to hear from you. Go ahead put them down in the box at the bottom of this page.

Cheers

Paul

pbworkfromhome author alternate



50 comments on “Royalty Free Design Elements -Storyblocks Review
  1. bioelectrobot says:

    My understanding is that the World Wide Web standards body, W3C, has a standard for vector graphics called Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). Do the images on this stock photo site conform to the W3C standard? I am not terribly concerned about the standard. My question is more out of natural curiosity.
    I do like to have resources for graphics and images that I can use on my website without violating any legal copyrights.
    Thanks for introducing a resource that I was not previously aware of.

    • Paul says:

      Hi

      Very good question, the vector formats that are available are EPS and PDF. The other non-vector formats are PNG and JPG.

      I will certainly keep my eyes open for a good stock site that offers SVG as you mention it is a World Wide Standard with which large companies like Adobe/SVGpage are involved.

      Cheers

      Paul

  2. Gabriel says:

    Good stuff. It’s been frustrating looking for free to reuse photos, I hardly find what I want and, as you said, it’s just not unique… Love the idea of editing every image to make it your own, it’s a lot of work though.

    I’m still on the process of building up my website, but I will surely pay GraphicStock a visit when time comes and I can start making my content even more unique, thanks for the advice and the promotional code!

    • Paul says:

      Hey Gabriel,

      Thanks for visiting! It is nice being able to just open the site and download what you need, when you need it without having to surf the internet for free to reuse photos that are original. As you mentioned it is more work to modify each image, but I find it does add a unique look to ones site and will help you in capturing an audience that much easier with time.

      Feel free to use that promo code. I personally haven’t found a stock image site with the amount of photos, vectors and illustrations for that price.

      Cheers

      Paul

  3. Kenny says:

    I will be checking into your suggestion about graphic stock. Thousands of images to use for my sites that I have in work at the moment. Great review. Where did you find out about that program?
    Did you just google search and that showed up?
    Awesome review on the company. I enjoyed the company and will be bookmarking your website when I do decide to jump on board.

    • Paul says:

      Hello Kenny

      Thank you for your interest in my review on GraphicStock. When I work on my websites managed through Wealthy Affiliate , I find it so convenient to have all those images, photos and vectors where and when I need them. Remember to use the Promo Code if you decide to use their service, it is an unbeatable price, at $99/year, that is only 27 cents/day for unlimited downloads of over 300,000 royalty-free photos, vectors, illustrations and other design elements. Once downloaded they are yours to keep forever.

      Here is the Promo Code link for your convenience==> GraphicStock Promo Code

      Thank You

      Paul

  4. Lee says:

    Thanks for this, I’m forever on the hunt for new images for my blog and I’ll definitely check this out.

    I usually edit all of my images for my featured image post so tend to use free sites like pixabay and fotolia for a paid option.

    I see you use photoshop for editing? I wouldn’t have a clue where to start. Personally, I use picmonkey and Canva, a lot more user friendly. Well, for me anyway.

    I’ll go and check out Graphicstock, thanks for the review.

    • Paul says:

      Thanks Lee

      I used the free options at first as well, but found that chocies were either limited or the images were already being overused by many other websites. Then there is the copyright concerns. With a paid subscription with providers like GraphicStock, you have access to thousands of images with no strings attached. you do still need to put your own spin on the design, but at least the content of your design will be free of copyright violations.

      I do use photoshop, and you are correct there is a steep learning curve, but the options are endless. I do use Canva as well depending on the look I am creating.

  5. JP says:

    That looks pretty cool. I know that for me, things like graphics design don’t come to easy, but it looks like this product takes care of some of the difficulty and tediousness that comes in that kind of work. Thanks for the review and keep up the good work. I look forward to other posts.

  6. Anne says:

    Great article. As with most people that work online I’m constantly in need of new images to use on my site.
    I used to use Photoshop but I’m still pretty much an amateur and to be honest it just really confused me.
    Do you know of a more simple photo editing software I could use on these images?

    • Paul says:

      Thanks for visiting

      I find it so easy now, being able to just jump into the library of photos, illustrations and vectors then pop them into photoshop. What a time saver. I hear you though about using photoshop, there is a learning curve, but once you understand their platform the options and uniqueness are endless.

      An online free tool I use at times is Canva , easy to use and fast as well. You can use Canva and upload images from GraphicStock to mix into your own creation as well.

      Hope that helps

      Cheers

      Paul

  7. Matthew says:

    Graphic Stock seems to be a very good place. I took a look at it, browsed some pics and noticed there are a lot of high quality photos.

    I often struggle to find good, free to use photos for my website. Public domain photos are hard to find if you are looking for something very specific, and even when you do come across a public domain photo, they are usually very bad quality.

    • Paul says:

      It’s a pretty good site for fresh pics for any website. It may not be the largest stock available out there but you can’t go wrong with the price. The cherry on top is that once you’ve downloaded pics you get to keep them for life. Total Awesomeness!

      Don’t forget to get your GraphicStock Promo Code for a ridiculous discount!

      Cheers

      Paul

  8. NathanG says:

    Thanks Paul, I had never heard of GraphicStock, but have had it in the back of my mind to look for something like this because you do see the same images over and over again on various sites out there. Unfortunately, I never was too good at Photoshop, but can get my way around RealDraw Pro and PhotoScape. If those are options, I will certainly check out GraphicStock further.

    • Paul says:

      Hello

      Many people say the same about Photoshop. I guess I’ve used it for so long I no longer remember the learning curve, although I am certainly no expert by any means. If you do decide to use Graphicstock images remember to access it with this Promo Code to get n 83% reduction in price.

      Cheers

      Paul

  9. Simon Crowe in Asia says:

    Thanks for the great info! I’ve added a lot of content to my site, got a great template but my website needs a bit of colour and I’m ready to take my blogging to the next level with some really nice images.

    I have been struggling where to find images for my site so I’ll definitely give GraphicStock a try.

    Thanks for the recommendations!

    • Paul says:

      Hey Simon

      I’ve been using Graphic stock for a few months now and it is pretty good for the price. It may not be as huge a selection as Adobe or some other royalty free stock image site, but it meets my needs as an independent blogger. 300 000+ images will take me some time to use up in m websites. The coolest part is that once you have downloaded the image it is yours to use forever, but just remember to modify them enough to make it your own unique content. I liked their stock image site so much I signed up for their video stock as well called “VideoBlocks”, they too offer a special deal with $50 for the whole year from this link==> VideoBlocks

  10. Mara says:

    Great to hear about another place to get good quality graphics. I like you’ve mentioned the model release side of things, as lots of website owners forget about that when it comes to using images with people. I also think there’s some confusion around royalty-free and just plain free! Aren’t they different things? From a marketing perspective I can see the benefit of editing the graphics to make them your own – we keep hearing unique content is the best. Thanks for sharing another option to look into.

    • Paul says:

      Hi

      Oh yes, the great debate about royalty-free vs free vs Creative Commons license vs…I think I would need to dedicate a whole new website just on that subject. I personally do not use so called free images from the internet due to the fact that most of the images that are listed as free to use do not have enough details on how they can be used for free and if listed image owner is the actual copyright owner. At least with a site like GrphicStock they have licensing to indicate that they are the owners of the images. You have a contract or agreement that after paying the set fee, you can use the downloaded images without any restrictions except to ensure they are modified and used to make unique creations. Some stock photo sites you will need to pay for each use, or only used on specific sites which are called “Rights-Managed” images. Some good information can be found here about Copyright law.

      To make my life easier and nose clean I use images from GraphicStock and videos from VideoBlocks. you can click on the following links to receive your coupon for a ridiculous low price for all hundreds of thousands of stock.

      GraphicStock Coupon

      VideoBlocks Coupon

      Cheers

      Paul

  11. Anh Nguyen says:

    Graphicstock sounds quite expensive at over $500 per month, but if you compare it to other popular stock photo brands in the market like ShutterStock, it’s still much cheaper.

    I’d like to know what kind of images can you find here, are they mostly vectors or real life photographies?

    I want to know before considering it.

    Cheers,
    Anh

    • Paul says:

      Hello Anh

      As you mentioned $500 is not a bad price when compared to other royalty free stock photo sites like Shutterstock. The great thing about GraphicStock is that you can actually get full access to all their stock for $99 / year using the following link ==> Graphicstock Promo code

      You get unlimited access to over 300,000 of not only vectors, but photos and illustrations and other design elements. You can download as many as you want, when you want as often as you want, then keep them for your use forever.

      This is a totally new concept for affordable stock images available on the web. at first I was skeptical on how it will work, but after seeing so many blog sites with the same free images borrowed from the web, I am pleased with the amount of content available to make my own creations.

  12. stefan says:

    Hi! Thanks for your interesting review. I have never heard of graphicstock and I think it can save me some money. I have bought some pictures for my website and I notice how expensive it can be to continuously pay for individual pictures. For those that use a lot of pictures, it can be a big saver to pay for a membership and use without limits. I thinks its interesting the fact that we need to do some editing, because we all want to have unique graphs on our websites. Do you think this is the best option available, with the best value for money?
    Many thanks

    • Paul says:

      Hello,

      I do believe you get great value for the price. It may seem a lot for some to pay $99 year for pictures, but if you compare to any other stock photo sites, you will see that you could be paying that for each image.

      When I started out blogging I was using the free sites online. I noticed very quickly that the same images were showing up on many other sites.

      I would love o have the time to take all of my own stock photo images but I just can’t seem to find the time and want to focus on building my website so I shopped around for the best value when it comes to a stock image site.

      GraphicStock was one that offered me the most at the least cost, and the idea that you can download all the images and use them forever, even once you cancel your subscription is unheard of with any other stock image sites.

      At first I was hesitant to pay the $99, but once I did and was able to just search for any image and customize it instantly without the fear of copyright infringement, I knew then it was a no brainer!

      Cheers

      Paul

  13. Riaz Shah says:

    Hey Paul,
    At first I thought that its going to be like one of those typical stock photos for us to use which in that case, there’s always a free option but man, I didn’t expect those cool templates!

    Graphic stock is definitely something I should invest on. With my basic editing skills, having templates like this is definitely going to save me more money than paying designers each time I want some custom designs done. Awesome review as always man, cheers.

    • Paul says:

      It does make the task of creating graphics for your website so much easier. No more sifting through the internet for original, royalty-free images and illustrations to use on your website.

      I started out by using free images, photos and illustrations form various sites but noticed quickly that many other sites were using the same images. I found this practice downgraded the look, and made my site feel less original.

      Then there is the comfort of knowing that you will not be slapped with a copyright infringement fine. Although many free sites say they have images free to use, there is no commitment for them to say where they obtained the image. It could have been passed on as being from the original owner only to find out at some point that it was copied from someone else.

      Keep it in mind, although it is not free, it may be worth purchasing GraphicStock for 1 year, download an unlimited amount of photos that you can use forever.

      Cheers

      Paul

  14. Egon Sarv says:

    Hi Paul,

    Thank you for the article. I checked the website and the images look great indeed. However, they are not free, as you wrote. And you have to modify them before being able to use them.

    Until now I have used free images and, thank God, doing pretty well. Not too hard to find them and look great too.

    However, I bookmark the site. Maybe in the future I need it. So, thank you again, sir 🙂

    • Paul says:

      Hey there,

      I’m sorry if you interpreted that the images at GraphicStock are free. They are “Royalty-Free” stock images, meaning you pay a one time fee, then you can use them as often as you want without having to pay a fee for each time or site that you use it.

      Having access to all their stock without worrying if someday someone will say I infringed on their image copyrights allow me to feel confident and at ease at creating the best website with original visual graphics.

      Keep GraphicStock in mind.

      Remember that for $99 you can download hundreds of thousands of images, photos and illustrations that you can keep using forever!

      Cheers

      Paul

  15. Jerry says:

    I am a blogger myself and have always been on the look for a really good source of photos. I am glad I came across this article because I will surely be adding GraphicStock to my toolbelt. I’ve seen Shuttershock as my other alternative but grapic stock apparently has more photos related to my niche as well. Thanks for this.

  16. Scott says:

    Paul,

    Thanks for the heads up on GraphicStock. I’m going to look into it in the future as soon as cash flow allows. I, too have a website at Wealthy Affiliate and Graphic Stock seems like it would be a great resource for me. I’ve seen other sites that charge $15 per picture so $99 for a whole year is minimal for what you are getting.

    With respect to Wealthy Affiliate I’ve been a Premium Member for about three months now and I love it. I think Wealthy Affiliate is the perfect place to learn Affiliate Marketing. They have hundreds of instructional lessons, video tutorials, and blogs all geared towards the beginner, which I was. I had zero knowledge of computers or the internet and after just a couple of months built a full website for affiliate marketing that is indexed on google. I really like Wealthy Affiliate’s community atmosphere where if you have a question you can go to one of their chat rooms or Q and A forums and ask other members for help. You can even contact the owners, Carson and Kyle if you want to ask them things. The best part is you can “test drive” it for free.

    I really believe that there are no legitimate get rich quick programs, at least none with zero risk. The only way you can earn a good, stable income is to put in the hard work it takes. Before you join any affiliate program, you need to do the proper research. That’s one of the best benefits of the internet – finding the information you need. Look up WA online and see how much negative information there is. I found only one website that spoke badly of WA. The owner was trying to promote his site instead. What does that tell you about his credibility?

    I’ve looked at a lot of online marketing programs over the years and I can honestly tell you one thing for sure. If you want to learn Affiliate Marketing, Wealthy Affiliate is the place to do it. I recommend it to anyone who wants to be a success.

    Scott

    • Paul says:

      Hey Scott

      I see you are going through some of the same things that I went through wen looking for pictures to use on your website. I too found sites hat had nice pictures to use but was very expensive and would charge for each picture. Then you can only use that picture on one specific website, otherwise you have to pay again to use it on other sites or other publications. Some of the prices were ridiculous, $100+/ picture/ publication.

      When I cam across GraphicStock I was pleasantly surprised at the price and the amount of pictures available. As i mentioned in my review the only downfall is that you cannot us the images as is, you do need to customize them for your own use. Other than that, you have no download limits and anything you download you can keep and use for as long as you like.

      There is the $99/year cost, but at least you have a huge stock to choose from, customize it to your site and your site will have a unique and original look to it, compared to the 1000’s of people that use the same pictures over and over again from the free picture sites.

      As for Wealthy Affiliate I am 100% in agreement with you. As I mentioned in my WA review and post about whether WA is a scam or legitimate resource for starting an online business , there really is no other website that offers so much.

      There is no substitute to Wealthy Affiliate to be found on the internet, where you get to test drive it for free as you said.

      Cheers

      Paul

  17. Cerulean says:

    GraphicStock seems like the answer to my problems!

    As someone who loves to write blog posts, it’s often difficult for me to get the right picture for my blog.

    I may want to convey something but the free images out on the web just aren’t good enough for my audience…

    I will certainly look into GraphicStock- and thanks for the share!

    • Paul says:

      GraphicStock has certainly made my life easier. I didn’t mind paying the yearly fee knowing that is the same cost for just 1 photo on many other stock sites. The site boasts that the amount of downloads they provided so far would have cost something like 1.75 Billion, that’s with “B” if downloaded from other stock sites.

      I like the fact that it was created by a young guy that saw a problem with the current stock image availability online, went out and started shooting video and pictures for a year after he finished high-school…and the rest is history as they say.

      You may also be interested in their sister site /original site called VideoBlocks. You can read my review by clicking here.

      Cheers

      Paul

  18. Marc says:

    Finding great graphics is always a challenge. I struggle with this task frequently. Why do I struggle?

    Not because I find technology to be an issue at all, rather I have limited resources. Constantly shelling out a ton of money just for images, that is not how I plan to be successful.

    An 82% discount sounds like nothing to scoff at! Thanks for the post and the information.

    What kind of minimum commitment is there?

    I saw the affiliate link, does that mean I have a link and they give me a discount?

    • Paul says:

      Hey Marc

      I was in the same situation as you when I started building my business online. I would scour the internet for free original content only to find the same photos, images and illustrations that are on thousands of other blog posts.

      I stumbled across GraphicStock much the same way that you have. Another blogger had the same issue and found GraphicStock to be the answer to his problem.

      To answer you questions there is no commitment. With the affiliate link attached with the promo code you will receive the 82% discount which brings the price down to $99 US. The $99 gives you unlimited access to all the royalty free design content. No daily limits. No extra fees. What you download is yours forever even if you do not renew your membership. The only condition as mentioned in the blog is that you must edit the original content. That is you must combine content to make it your own design. I use Adobe Photoshop to edit the content that I download but you can use any application that you are comfortable or using now. Some people prefer to use easier applications like Canva to make quick and original designs.

      All I can say is the 27 cents per day ( based on yearly $99 membership) that I paid is worth every penny. I only wish I had more time to use the available content from GraphicStock to its fullest potential.

      Cheers

      Paul

  19. Larry says:

    Paul, very interesting website. I am okay with the idea of having to edit graphics, so I have no problem using various software applications like Adobe Creative Cloud. Is there a way to try out GraphicStock for free?

    It looks like a terrific package, and now at 83% off, pretty hard to go wrong.

    • Paul says:

      Hey, Larry

      GraphicStock has made my life as a blogger a whole lot easier. I no longer have to try and search through the internet for photos, images and illustrations that are original and free to use. They over 300 000 to choose from which is more than I ever need. Then their sister sites have stock of videos and audio for all your needs. I wrote a review about here for VideoBlocks. I haven’t done one for AudioBlocks yet.

      To answer your question, they do generally have a free 7 day trial period. Although the trial period will usually have limits of how much stock you can download. Once you are a paying member their are no limits. Other stock sites will set limits on how much you download, even if you are paying premium prices. Some of the prices for 1 photo on other sites will cost you the same as the yearly membership at GraphicStock.

      If you are interested, be sure to try it out and if you like what you are seeing then be sure to come back and use the promo code available in my post above.

      Cheers

      Paul

  20. Smart Prince says:

    A great post indeed. You’re right about free resources not being unique. It’s quite common to see the same stock image on every other image centered website.

    Some people, with editing skills can go good with stock photography but not everyone. It’s not even about skills, some people don’t even have time to edit a stock image.

    Thanks for suggesting a website where I can go for my graphic needs.

    • Paul says:

      You are Welcome!

      Please remember that the royalty stock images at GraphicStock do need to be edited for use.

      It is not permitted to use GraphicStock content as is, even when you are a paid member.

      As I mentioned in my blog I use Adobe Photoshop and Premiere to edit my royalty free content from GraphicStock. I download all the content I think I will need to use, then open it in Adobe Photoshop and off creating I go.

      Other royalty stock platforms will have limits or added costs if you are using the content on different websites. With GraphicStock you only pay the yearly membership and the whole library is yours as you need it.

      I also use Canva to edit my content, especially for social media content. Their application is quick and easy to use.

      Soon I will need to convert to Adobe Creative Cloud as my version of Photoshop and Premiere is becoming outdated. I’m finding myself stuck at some points as the video content available through their sister site VideoBlocks is too high quality for my version can handle.

      Cheers

      Paul

  21. Jeannie Brickley says:

    Hi Paul.

    I enjoyed reading your review of GraphicStock. I can appreciate the value of being able to make your own designs. I also think that it probably is better to get your pictures this way. I’m sure they are more unique. My website is not at the point where I am making enough income to afford to buy my pictures; but when I get to that point, I surely will consider looking into this further. Thanks for a good review.

    Jeannie

    • Paul says:

      Hi Jeannie

      Thank you for your interest and feedback

      Once you start having an online income and want to have a unique look to your website you will want a reliable resource to get royalty free images, photos and illustrations.

      The first thing you will notice when shopping around for royalty free stock is that the yearly cost for the promoted GraphicStock membership is about the same cost for 1 stock image on many pay per stock photo sites. Once you get the rights to use that photo it is usually attached with many restrictions including only to be used once or only on website type of scenario.

      With GraphicStock there are no limits to the amount you download, you get to keep whatever you downloaded forever as long as you edit or combine images to make it your own.

      Maybe I’ll see you back here some day, make sure to use their promo code for their ridiculous low price.

      Cheers

      Paul

  22. Deb says:

    Hmmm, this is an interesting idea but having to edit your images seems like a lot of work, especially as you have to pay for the privilege.

    You’re obviously quite tech savvy if you use photoshop. I think for those of us that aren’t this may not be such a good proposition but I can see the value of it if your site relies on unique, high quality images. For people who are in niches where visuals are especially important it sounds great. Thanks for the heads up.

    • Paul says:

      It can take some work to modify the images to make them unique but with some new applications that are available that job has become a whole lot easier. Although I use Adobe Photoshop to edit some of my website images I have been increasing the usage of online image editors like Canva. The basic app is free and more than meets the everyday needs for a blogger. They have all the templates needed for social media with easy click-drop and automatic centering are among some of the benefits of sites like GraphicStock.

      You can get images that do not require modification from Stock image sites like Adobe Stock but you will likely be paying the same as yearly GraphicStock membership just for 1 image from a pay per image Stock Image Site.

      GraphicStock is not for everyone but it is nice to have the piece of mind that you are not braking any copyright laws.

      Cheers

      Paul

  23. Martina says:

    This seems like a pretty good resource to create those fancy landing-page type looking web pages. The vectors and symbols look really professional. I’m looking into starting a side-business and was actually thinking of how to design my landing page to serve as my sales page platform. I’ll be looking into this as I think this will make things a whole lot easier!

    • Paul says:

      GraphicStock is so convenient with hundreds of thousands choices at your fingertips. Just remember that you do need to edit them and make them your own. I use a combination of tools including Adobe Photoshop and Canva for my websites.

      Wish you the best of success in your new online side-business.

  24. Riaz Shah says:

    Hey Paul,
    Graphicstock looks really awesome and the editing before using on the plus side is what makes our photos unique. You’re right about the free photo sites though, I found the same pictures being used again and again and its not unique.

    I think the editing part should be no problem though especially for us bloggers since we edit pictures regularly to make it our featured photo for our articles. Awesome review man, thanks for taking the time to write this!

    • Paul says:

      Glad yo enjoyed it!

      As a blogger we are constantly adding various images and find myself using new quick and easy editing apps like Canva.

      Only when I really need to have a rich graphic image like a website or social media header I will use Adobe Photoshop.

      The greatest advantage is the ability to get unique images immediately. The free stock images sites seem to share all the same stock images from one site to another. I don’t know how many blogger sites where I have seen the same images. I forget that I have actually moved on to another website as they have the same images.

      if I had the time I would go out and take a whole lot of my own images to use, but $99 /year for access to over 300, 000 stock images I just can’t be bothered.

      If interested to use GraphicStock be sure to use the Promo Code for the reduced yearly fee.

      You can also get a similar deal with VideoBlocks if you are in the market for stock video with the same restrictions. Here is their Promo Code.

      Cheers

      Paul

  25. Frank says:

    Thank you for this. Never heard of it. Will definitely be giving this a try.

    • Paul says:

      Thank you for visiting. I need to update that post as they have changed their name to Storyblocks. It is still a wonderful source for royalty free images, videos, and audio for 1-year membership cost with millions of included content. You can also access their premium content at a reduced rate. The best thing about this platform with royalty-free design elements is that you can download however many you want per day and once you download them you can use them forever. No Limits and the only restriction is that you must use a modified version of the element. Hope you like it and enjoy.
      Cheers
      Paul

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