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Using Free Stock Images for Comp Images in Photoshop

imageNot to be confused with Layer Comps, Comp images are handy for a few reasons. If you use a stock image site like Fotolia you don’t necessarily want to pay for, and download full res images only for you not to use them. You may also want to put together a rough composite prior to shooting your own images, for inspiration or composition ideas.

Using a great plug in you can access thousands of images from within Photoshop at no cost, let me show you how;

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Eric’s background in video editing with Adobe Premier led to his interest, and then obsession, with Photoshop. Starting TipSquirrel.com as a hobby he is proud to have gathered together and be a part of The Photoshop Nuts. Known as only “TipSquirrel” for two years, Eric ‘went public’ when he was a finalist in The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist competition. He’s also been a finalist in Deke’s Techniques Photoshop Challenge. While still taking on some freelance work, Eric has recently become a Lecturer at Peterborough’s Media and Journalism Centre where he enjoys sharing his knowledge as well as learning new skills. This realisation that he loves to teach has made Eric look at altering his career path.

3 Comments on Using Free Stock Images for Comp Images in Photoshop

  1. This looks like a great idea. Unfortunately it doesn’t work for me as every time I click on the “browse” button to set up my folders in the “My Account” tab Photoshop CS 6 (Version 13.0.4) crashes. I’ve done everything I can to rectify this, including restarting my computer from a cold boot.

  2. As a Stock photo contributor, I just wanted to say thank you for showing a tip like this to your followers and more importantly thank you for purchasing/supporting the stock artists that are providing the images you are using.

  3. Vernon // 04/07/2013 at 6:43 am //

    Thank you Eric …. Very helpful

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