Clip art is custom made images that can illustrate anything. Nowadays, clip images are used tremendously both for personal use and it's also used for business images, logos, and more... It can range from home designed cards to business branding.
These cook pictures can comes in many shapes and sizes, both on the web and in print format. Still, today the most popular form of these pictures are used electronically in which is created and distributed.
Since the beginning of clip pictures it has evolved it's technology behind it... Adobe Photoshop is the main source of newly designed images, however other programs are quickly helping users create and develop these images. Many times clip images and pictures are designed by hand and then copied into the computer.
In addition to adobe Photoshop, adobe illustrator has become increasingly popular and artists can get a tablet to actually draw or design their clip images on a tablet directly into their pc or mac.
Just like normal images or pictures, these pictures can have copyrights and you must own the rights of the images to use the pictures on your print material. There is a ton of royalty free and public clip images on the web for free public use..
When your browsing the web or you see an image file on your desktop that's in the following formats, you will know it's the right pictures. The common file formats for clip art are bitmap and vector.
So have fun and design your own art to share with the world as clip art!