Clipart is the name given to graphic illustrations that are widely used in documents and presentations. Using them makes documents more interesting, attention-grabbing and helps us to illustrate what are we talking about better through pictures that complement our words. If you don’t use images and graphics in your documents and presentation, you risk losing the reader’s interest, because let’s face it, no one wants to read a wall of text. Clipart helps to spice up documents and presentations and keep them interesting and colorful.
To insert Clipart in you’re an MS Word Document go to Insert – Clipart, and from there you can search a large collection of Clipart.
The same procedure goes for Microsoft PowerPoint.
But clipart can be used not only in documents, but in letters, blog articles, diagrams, postcards, business cards, tables, teaching materials, student projects, comics and much, much more…
There is a pretty large selection of clipart in every MS Office document, but if you want even more, there are plenty of websites that offer free clipart. In most cases, all you have to do is give proper attribution to the clipart creator before using it.
If you are looking for large databases of free clipart, check these out.
1) OpenClipart is a selection of free open-source clipart. All of the clipart is in the vector graphics format,
2) Classroom Clipart has a collection of more than 100,000 free clipart images and illustrations,
3) Discovery Education provides you with educational clipart,
4) iClipart offers more than 25,000 free graphics,
5) HassleFreeClipart has a collection of very interesting clipart, images, and illustrations,
6) WpClipart is a collection of high-quality free clipart and photos in multiple formats,
7) Artvex has more than 10,000 free, original pieces of clipart available,
8) ClipartPal contains has some fairly original images and graphics to choose from,