Autumn is coming. For many schoolchildren and schoolgirls it means the beginning of a new school term. And for teachers and businessmen, it means the beginning of a new job. Both need a beautiful design for their banners, posts, websites, T-shirts, and so on. This is when you need a good design product, which should be very attractive and multipurpose. In this selection, you will find only high quality and attractive back-to-school clipart products for any purpose.
When we talk about teachers’ design projects it is mostly decoration projects such as printed interior decorations, or book and notebook covers. This is when you need good clipart for your products, Like one of the choices listed below. You can find clipart for younger and older students. It all depends on your imagination on how to use them. They are multipurpose and easy for anyone. All you need is a little bit of imagination and a visual editor. When it comes to business then you also have a lot of options. You can make eye-catching stickers, notebooks, t-shirts, logos, and more. You can also create cool decorations for your store. As a parent, you can make the first day of school a bright experience for your child with a nice sticker or other cute creative ideas.
All listed items are the result of creativity and hard work. Moreover, if you want to play with the design or add some background then you can do it easily with any graphic editor. You can also make a collage with these products. In any case, these products can boost your first school day mood and make it memorable.
It might seem that clipart is a trifle in comparison with other graphic elements. However, the number of combinations of these elements is tremendous, which opens countless opportunities for creativity. In fact, a good illustration is always more than just a design element. At the very least, it attracts the attention of your target audience, and ideally, it also conveys some subtext.
Among the most common images used in clip art collections are static objects such as cars, flowers, various types of plants, animals, etc. Although those objects carry a certain information load, they are usually quite primitive. At the same time, in some cases, these primitive images are more than enough to complete a project. For example, more than half of the travel agencies’ advertising posters contain the same elements such as palm trees, beaches, and sunsets. This is justified by the fact that those alluring images are very familiar to us as well as associate with vacation and traveling.
Apart from standard clipart illustrations, there are also options that have a short plot. A typical example of such clipart is logos. Of course, while working on a project for large enterprises, relying on clipart is not recommended simply because those customers need an exclusive product. At the same time, you can utilize clipart in the projects for those organizations that are not ready to pay large amounts of money for creating an exclusive logo. Thus, various types of clipart perfectly work for such projects. The most important thing here is to modify clipart you use so it looks unique and one-of-a-kind. Luckily, most of the good clip art allows you to do that. So you basically just take a few illustrations, cut off all the unnecessary details and combine the elements you’ve selected in the final composition. In fact, the combination of fragments taken from different clipart is a very common approach when creating logos as well as other designs.
In addition to that, there is a special type of clipart that includes a group of different fonts, which is called Dingbat fonts. Here, instead of usual letters, you get a certain decorative element, which is associated with a particular letter. Such fonts usually contain characters united by a specific theme, for example, Zapf Dingbat, CommonBullets (a set of figures and icons), WP MathExtended (a collection of mathematical symbols), Webdings (a set of various elements and symbols), Wingdings and many others.
Thus, clipart is a rather important kind of graphics that allows you to create unique logos and various types of advertisement banners way faster and easier.
How to Create Clipart in Photoshop
If you would like to come up with something truly unique, you can try to create your own clipart. In fact, there are several ways to make clipart in Photoshop, so let us have a brief look at some of them.
Making a clip art using the quick mask
Open a picture you want to use;
Set the gradient from black to transparent;
Activate the Quick Mask tool (its icon has to be red);
Fill the image with a radial gradient from the middle to the angles;
After that, the picture has to turn red. Disable Quick Mask and you’ll see that the area of the picture you worked with is selected. Click on the Delete or Edit and cut it.
Creating clipart using a mask
Open the picture you’re going to use and pick up the mask;
Transfer the mask to the picture and adjust it to the size using free transformation tool;
Turn off the eye on the picture layer and go to the channels;
Active the blue (lowest) channel, right-click on it, and select “Duplicate the channel”;
Click on the “OK” button in the popup window.
Sometimes the peephole on the previous channel might not be closed, so you need to close it and open it on the lowest channel, which is the copy. Press Ctrl and click on the channel icon, get the selection and go to the layers. Here, turn off the peephole on the mask, make the layer active picture (blue), go to Selection > cut. Press Delete and cut it.
Making clipart with a brush
Open a picture and create a new layer;
Select the brush tool and set the foreground color to black;
Choose a soft brush of the appropriate size;
Reduce the transparency of the brush as needed;
Draw a brush over the transparent layer as you need, choosing the places that you want to be in the clip art;
Holding Ctrl, click on the icon of the layer where the brush was drawn in order to get the selection;
Go to the picture layer and turn off the eye on the layer you were drawing on;
Head to Selection > Inversion and press Delete.
This method is good because it allows you to work with little details.
Making clipart using the straight lasso tool
Circle the object with a straight lasso and get a selection;
Click Refine the edge of the selected area in the upper panel;
Set the settings in the popup window and click OK;
Without removing the selection, go to Layers > New > Copy to a new layer;
Close the eye at the bottom layer.
As you can see, creating clipart by yourself is not a big deal and you certainly can do that on your own. In case you need more directions, here is a video guide for you. Apart from that, you can also use such online services as Fotojet or Edraw. So feel free to experiment in order to create one-of-a-kind graphics.
Here is a huge set with more than 260 elements for school and university projects. Work with any of the handy files (EPS, JPG, PNG, PSD) and edit the objects in any program you choose. Create extraordinary posters, presentations, decorations, business cards, and other works with this offer.
Back to School SVG Bundle
Just look at this wonderful bundle, which consists of six beautiful school inscriptions. It would look great when used for photo design, cards, scrapbooking, and more. Files will be available in 4 formats at once, namely SVG, DXF, JPG, and PNG.
Back to School and Stationery
It’s a good time to check out these great, high-quality back-to-school images. This set contains as many as 74 files which include school supplies pictures and background images.
20 Back To School and Cute Bus Illustrations
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21 Online Virtual Graduation Students Celebrating Illustrations
It’s a good time to take a look at this cool pack, which contains 21 illustrations on the theme of graduation. It’s also fully and easily editable and contains 5 color schemes, which is very handy.
Online Education Illustrations
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School Bus SVG Bundle
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Book SVG Designs
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Graduation Squad SVG Designs
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Graduation Cap SVG Designs
Here is a fresh offer available in SVG & PNG formats and different colors. These products will be a great supplement to presentations, websites, banners, posters, logos, and business cards.
Back To School Clipart
This is a very bright and stylish clipart available in PNG format. It is suitable for entertaining educational projects. Use it for online and offline works.
Welcome Back to School Clipart
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School Clipart, Teacher’s Clipart
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Back To School Vector Clipart
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Happy Kids, Primary School Clipart
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Monkey Students Illustration Pack
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Book Club, I Love Books
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Back To School Clipart, Fashion
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Back To School – Hand Drawn Icons
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Back to School Doodles Clipart
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Back to School Watercolor Clipart
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School Supplies Clipart
If you want to use only bright, rich, and cool products in your work, then this one is perfect for you. Back to school clipart is suitable for planner stickers, paper crafts, organizer covers, scrapbooking, stationery designs, mugs, etc.
School Clipart Bundle
This is a whole bundle of different colorful and high quality pictures that are great for design work. This set is just what you need to create flyers, educational materials, postcards, party invitations, and gifts for family and friends.
Hand Drawn School Clipart
This clipart set is in a hand-drawn aesthetic style that’s perfect for your back-to-school projects. Use it to design stationery, merchandise, scrapbooks, planners, social media materials, and more!
Back to School College Clipart
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Study Bright Clipart
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Doodle School Clipart
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Back to School Hand Drawn Clipart Bundle
This wonderful back-to-school hand-drawn clipart bundle is totally suitable for any school theme design. Create stickers, posters, postcards, wall posters, and more with it. It contains several dozen high-quality files and is easy to edit.
School Clip Art – Teacher Clip Art
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School Supplies Clipart
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500 Back to School Patterns
This is a huge pack that consists of as many as 500 interesting illustrations. These patterns are also great in design as textures for various school-related projects.
Promotional Photos Bundle – Back to School
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School Bundle by Bubert Art
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School doodles + patterns by Redchocolate
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Chalkboard School Clip Art by Digital Curio
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Chalkboard School Clip Art by Digital Curio
Another colorful clipart set that already contains as many as 83 individual images, including notebooks, backpacks, books, calculators, art supplies, and so on. Also, don’t forget that you get three digital papers with chalkboard texture in JPG format.
155 Colored Chalk School Elements by Captured and Created
This is a pretty big pack of fun and cool cliparts that are styled with chalkboard pictures written on a chalkboard background. Using these elements with your photos is a great way to capture your child’s memories and adventures of the school year.
School Supplies School Clipart Color Vector Image
This is a small, but very interesting pack with 10 different pictures on school themes. It will be great to use in the design of postcards, stationery, tags, labels, stickers, gift wrap, and much more.
Set of Back to School Items Objects and Vector Image
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School Subjects Black Glyph Icons Set Vector Image
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E-learning Back to School Clip Art
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School Icon with Book Light Bulb Plant
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Back to School Owl Student Vector
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Welcome Back To School
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Tree With Education Icons
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School Activity Event for Student Stick Figure Pictogram Icon
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Back to school seamless pattern with apple clipart on a chalkboard background with scratch texture
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Pastel colors cute Office Stationery and School Supplies set, Flat Vector Graphics, Planner clipart, back to school design by Angelloz Olga
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Back to School Quality Original Stamp Design Vector Art Round Seal Badge by josepperianes
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Back to school animal collection with backpack Free Vector
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Back to School Clipart, Karamfila’s Schoolgirl Planner Stickers Clipart
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School – Hand Drawn Icons
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Best Back to School Clipart Designers
There are many graphic designers that create beautiful back to school products and not only. So in case you use graphic design products in your personal and professional life, you should know who these talented people are. So here are 8 best back to school clipart authors.
You surely can. Moreover, even if you’re not an advanced Photoshop user, creating clipart from your photos is not a big deal, just check out our guide that we mentioned earlier. You can also make it using one of the online services such as Fotojet or Edraw so go ahead and start experimenting.
Are clipart images free to use?
There are plenty of free options that you can freely use, however, note that pretty much all of them are free for personal use only.
Is clipart copyrighted?
Once you purchase a premium product, you have the right to utilize it in your projects. However, if you need clipart for a commercial project, pay attention to the license your project comes with. For commercial projects you need a commercial license, so make sure you’re getting this very type of license with your product. Pretty often a product with commercial license costs a little bit more than the one with the personal one, but in many cases, it’s pointless to purchase a personal license.
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I’ve always been fond of graphic design, so studying this very topic was a pleasure for me. Thus, I tried to do deep research before starting the article in order to provide you with relevant and up-to-date information. So the article is based on the following references:
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