1. How to find sample images
When designing styles, you may need sample images to determine the overall performance of your styles on different kinds of images. You may also need some good examples to showcase the effects of your styles publicly. To avoid infringement of intellectual property rights, we suggest downloading sample images from these free stock sites.
Pro: high quality of images and no registration required to download
Con: most of the photos have been post-processed
Pro: many unprocessed pictures
Con: register required to download high-definition pictures; picture quality varies.
Pro: Lots of images that are photographed in a high quality manner, no registration required to download.
Con: Some of the photos have been overly processed with filters.
2. How to use sample images
Styles are effects used on images; a good sample image can play the most crucial role for style promotion. There are three types of sample images for your consideration: header image, collage, and before/after.
The header image: a single image to let users intuitively feel the effect of the style and generate the desire to use it. Let’s take the cyberpunk style as an example. When we use the following sample images, it will stimulate people’s desire to download.
Collage: a collection of images to give the user a more comprehensive feel of the style effect. It is better to choose a group of harmonious images (for example, they are all pictures of sunset scenes or similar colors) to attract more attention.
Before/After: showcase the picture before and after using the style. It is best to choose the images that can maximize your styles effects.