The Best Sites for Free Stock Photos, Graphics, and Creative Content

Updated September 10, 2018

Finding great fonts and graphics for marketing collateral without a sizable marketing budget can be challenging. However, there are several websites that make the creative side of your business more accessible. Creating compelling creative content is critical. We just used 5 C's in a 6 sentence! Here are some of our favorite free/low cost resources for creating marketing collateral.

Free Fonts and Graphic Design Elements

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Every week (on Mondays), Creative Market releases six free creative goods that you can download and use royalty-free. Creative elements include fonts, illustrations, graphics and more. Hungry JPEG also has free and paid creative assets to download.

Font Squirrel has a collection of royalty free fonts.

Love SVG has a collection of free SVG files that are popular among DIY crafters.

 

Free Photo Editing and Graphic Design Tools

Canva is a wonderful, easy to use tool for creating social media posts, banners, infographics and more. Choose from a variety of templates such as Facebook banners or Instragram posts, and add text, graphics, and images to your design with the correct dimensions built into the template. You can also create custom dimensions if a template doesn't fit your needs. Canvas has a variety of fonts to choose from and many of the graphics, illustrations, charts, and media you can add to your design is free. Paid elements typically cost $1 each. Easil is a similar program to Canva and recently released a GIF maker, where you can create your own animated gif using text, images, and shapes. Easil is a similar web app for creating graphics similar to canva. There are multiple plans including a basic free plan.

Adobe's Pixlr editor is a free photo editing tool that comes with a variety of overlays and styling filters.

Photype allows you to search photos and add type to them.

Free Stock Photo Sites

Finding royalty-free images that you can legally use for business is getting easier by the day. While simply filtering a Google image search by usage rights is easy, it isn't always accurate.

Kaboom Pics has a variety of high resolution stock images, as well as articles and mockups. Freepics and Pixabay are also good options.

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