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Right and below: Adjust your search based on size, color, type, and importantly, rights/licenses. • The type of file you want differs greatly based on the image, or the portion of the image that you are trying to find. As PNG files slowly replace JPEGs, we are less apt to run into large white squares behind every graphic. • By saving the image to your computer (Save As), instead of the typical copy/ paste directly into your design soft- ware, you will avoid much of these solid, unusable, and irrelevant back- grounds, though the file itself — even a PNG — may have a square around it versus a transparent background. • In your settings, near the search text you typed in, you will find some Advanced Search options, including Safe Search. This relates to objection- able and mostly adult content. Your searches are naturally being filtered this way, often to our benefit, but can restrict a great deal of the quality re- sults we may want and can use. Please remember to turn these function(s) back on if your computer is used by youngsters or sensitive persons. • You may be able to naturally narrow your search results by adding some out-of-the-box words to your search. For example, if you know that you will remove the background with, let's say, a color-masking function, then adding the word(s) "snow," "water," or "silhouette" to your search may give you the image you need with easily removable inner or outer section(s). • DuckDuckGo is a search engine that I often recommend. It uses Google's base algorithm and search results but does not prioritize (as much) based on cor- porate imbursements. Try it. Search for a product blank or an unbranded image on DuckDuckGo. It will automatically provide a relatively private search and tracker blocking, meaning that neither someone else's searches, nor social me- dia, nor email history, etc., will change the results you get (as much). Your computer likely has, while your design software no doubt includes, a screen-capture Above and left: Corel- CAPTURE can make things incredibly easy for you, helping you when you have to grab a cli - ent's logo of their site. DuckDuckGo is a search engine that uses Google's base algorithm and search results but does not prioritize (as much) based on corporate imbursements. continued on page 110 7 0 G R A P H I C S P R O J U N E 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M

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