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How can I "vectorize" an image?

Create a scalable, high quality vector graphic from a non-vector image.

Available Image Sizes

Shutterstock images are available in different sizes so you can choose the one that [...]

How to Remove Echo in Adobe Audition

Learn how to remove echo in Adobe Audition!

How to Make a Picture High Resolution

Learning how to make a picture high resolution is a valuable skill when working on [...]

What's a Vector/EPS file?

Vectors are digital illustrations made up of points and paths that allow deep [...]

How to Fade an Image in Photoshop

This step-by-step guide will walk you through an easy to apply system to blend your [...]

Website and Downloading Issues

Problems with the website are often easily solved. We've got some steps help get you [...]

How to Blur Part of a Video

Use this comprehensive step-by-step guide to obscure personal information, blur a [...]

How to Make Background Transparent in Photoshop

Learn how to make background transparent in Photoshop!

How to Make Money with Stock Photography

Learn how to add passive income by becoming a stock photographer with this [...]

Where to Find Free Stock Photos

On a tight budget? Let us help you find free photos!

How to Draw Straight Lines in Photoshop

There are Many Ways to Draw Straight Lines in Photoshop!

How to Make a Dotted Line in Illustrator

Learn how to draw a dotted line using Illustrator.

Editing EPS vector Images

Here are some tips and tricks that can help with editing vector files:

How to Reduce the Size of a JPEG

Knowing how to reduce the size of a JPEG is important, especially when you’re [...]

What is Clip Art?

Clip art can refer to any images that are used for illustrative purposes.

How to Add Fonts to Photoshop

Open up a new world of creativity by adding fonts to Photoshop thanks to this [...]

How to Export After Effects to MP4

Learn how to export After Effects to MP4!

How to Merge PDF Files Without Acrobat

Learn how to merge PDF files without Acrobat!

How do I change the resolution of an image?

Changing the resolution of an image is a simple task.

Common Image File Formats

A guide to popular image file formats to help you find the perfect asset for your [...]

How to Cite a Photo

Learn how to cite photos using MLA, APA, and CMS styles.

How to Make a Transparent Gradient in Photoshop

How to Make a Transparent Gradient in Adobe Photoshop!

Best Video Format for Stock Footage

Stock footage can take up a lot of hard drive space. Use this guide to discover [...]

What are stock photos?

Stock photos are images that anyone can license for creative use.

How to Curve Text in Illustrator

Curving text in Illustrator isn't as hard as you might think!

Adobe Reader DC vs. Adobe Reader

Find out the differences between Adobe Reader DC vs. Adobe Reader.

How to Edit Pictures

There’s no set path for learning how to edit pictures. At Shutterstock, we recommend [...]

How to Change Background Color in InDesign

Learn how to change background color in InDesign!

How to Change Background Color in Photoshop

Learn how to change background color in Photoshop!

How to Blur Edges in Photoshop

Blurring edges of photos can give a whimsical and dreamy appearance to your work.

What is Ripple Delete in Adobe Premiere?

Learn about ripple delete in Adobe Premiere!

How can I increase the size of an image?

Let's take a look at and how to do it - and how to minimize loss of quality.

What is a Vectorized Image?

What are the basics of vectorization?

Why can't I log in?

Here are some possible solutions if you're having trouble accessing your [...]

How to Curve Text in Photoshop

Learning how to curve text in Photoshop can make you a more adaptable designer. See [...]

How to Become a Stock Photo Model

If you have the right look, personality and motivation, you may be able to crack [...]

How to Add Text to a Picture

Learn how to add text to a picture. Create your own posters, postcards, Internet [...]

Opening Vectors on a Mac

Details about opening vector/EPS files on an Apple computer.

How to Change Text Color in Photoshop

Make you digital image a compelling one with this comprehensive guide on how to [...]

How can I share my image Collection with other people?

Shutterstock makes it easy to share image Collections.

Can I use vector Images if I don't have a vector editor?

Vector illustrations can be edited and scaled to any size without loss of resolution [...]

Using Stock Photos for Book Covers

Choose the right photos for your book covers.

How to Resize a Photo

Knowing how to resize a photo is an essential skill for aspiring photographers, but [...]

Shutterstock for iOS and Android

Shutterstock provides robust mobile for the two most common smartphone operating [...]

How to Add a Watermark

Protect your digital photos with a watermark! This guide breaks down the proper [...]

How to Invert Colors in Illustrator

Learn how to invert colors in Illustrator!

Can I edit the text in Shutterstock's vector files?

The text in our vector files is flattened; to manipulate it you'll need to remove [...]

How to Import a PDF to InDesign

Learn how to import a PDF into InDesign!

How to Blur a Gradient in Photoshop

How to Blur a Gradient in Adobe Photoshop.

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