Just like how the Greeks and Trojans fought back and forth before any decisive victories were won, clip art has passed between no-cost and paid services in an attempt to maximize the quality and availability of both royalty-protected and free graphics. The battlefield is strewn with small, unknown clip art distributors and large image conglomerates alike; some died, some were bought, some faded away, but others found their niche and made it work. Free clipart libraries began to find their home and expand across the internet. Like a wave of armored chariots, the new medium pounded down against the old technology-
1. Colorization - there's a lot of great black and white clipart available. One of the best things about black and white clipart is that it's often easy to colorize. And if you've got a black and white image, colorizing it will make it uniquely your own. But how can you colorize clipart? Isn't that impossible? No, it's not. All you need is a program which allows you to edit graphics.
Free graphics get you halfway to what you need, whether it's for an announcement, flier, or website. You love your friend, but you don't have to wait on him. With free clip art as an option for your design needs, you always have a stopgap measure. You really might need that professional-looking site or flier, but you can at least fill the space until your buddy pulls through. After all, if you are willing to take the hit by taking a less-expensive professional design route from your friend, free clipart is the next, easy step down.