There are several different types of clipart. The term clipart comes from the process of taking graphic images out of books. This term is now used as a source for graphics, which means non-photographic images, of various types. You can use this type of graphic image by simply detaching or clipping the artwork from the book and then placing it into your projects. With the progress of technology it is now easiest to simply scan the images from online sites.
However, until recently users were forced to pay for any image off the Internet. Now there are several sites that offer clipart, in various forms, for free. This makes using clipart to adorn your Easter program, decoration or even scrapbook page, easier and certainly more affordable. Clip art comes in many different designs and can be used as it is or as a starting point for generating custom illustrations and logos. Keep in mind that some clip art is public domain, which means that there are no copyright prohibitions and is free to use for public at large. However, most clip art, even when it is available free on the Internet, carries some type of copyright that may limit its usages. Electronic clip art comes in both vector formats and bitmap. Finally, it is important to understand that clipart may be produced using conventional drawing methods or created on the computer. Sometimes images are lumped under the heading of clip art.
There are several different sites that you can find free Easter clipart. This free clipart can encompass the iconic images of Easter (bunnies, chicks, eggs, etc.), religious clipart, borders and backgrounds, along with other graphics. Because there is such a wide selection now available on the internet, anyone needing clipart should take some time to browse the different free sites. This way you are more likely to find exactly what you are looking for.
Downloading clipart is especially easy. Most images only require that you right click on the image, and then click “Save Picture as”. You can then electronically “clip” the image you want. It should be noted that different sites require different downloads. On some free sites you may be required to link. Be sure to read all of the fine print before downloading any images, so that you know if there are restrictions on what you are doing or the images you want to use.
Here are some sites to get you started-
- http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Shopping/easter-cliparts.php This site has a huge selection of Easter clipart. You can choose from virtually any aspect of Easter, and find something that will fit what you need.
- http://www.freechristianresources.org/2009-02/easter-pictures This site concentrates on mostly religious clipart. If you need something of a religious nature this is a good site to start at.
- http://www.christmas-graphics-plus.com/free/easter-bunny-clipart.html This site has a large selection of all types of Easter bunnies. If you need a large or small Easter bunny, with or without other images, this is a good place to look. Best of this entire site has a very easy download method.
- http://webclipart.about.com/od/msub14aa/Easter_Clip_Art_Links.htm This site is a directory for many different sites that have free Easter clipart. You can think of this site as a one stop shop for Easter clipart. Check out the various sites in their directory to find exactly what you want.
- http://freebies.about.com/od/freeholidayfun/tp/free-easter-clip-art.htm This site is another directory that can help you look into multiple sites. Using this directory you can find whimsical clipart, or more serious and dramatic images. Whether you are looking to make your own Easter cards, or want to decorate your scrapbook, this is a good place to start.