Every once in a while you see a website you know it’s going to be a very useful tool for you as a designer, and probably for most designers out there. Freepik.com is one of those websites.
I first seen it quite awhile ago and instantly realized that this is going to be a website I will use very often. And because I use this website so much I decided to share it with you and present some of the awesome features it’s got.
So what is Freepik ?
Freepik is a search engine that helps graphic and web designers to locate high quality photos, vectors, illustrations and PSD files for their creative projects. Recently they have added also a deals section, so you can also find the latest deals for designers.
How does it work ?
Freepik tracks, locates and catalogs the websites that offer free graphic content such as vectors, PSD files, free photos and illustrations. It then displays the results in an orderly fashion. Basically it’s a search engine for graphic files.
Just like a search engine, Freepik robots visit hundreds of web sites searching for free graphic resources, they read the contents of these sites and they select them if useful. An algorithm determines the content’s value and it ranks the results according to quality and relevance criteria. This is why you find the very best inspiration for you projects.
How do you use it ?
All you have to do is go to Freepik.com and search for anything you are interested in. You can select to search only for photos, vectors or PSD files. You will get a list of search results organized by Most Popular.
Each resource has a thumbnail so you can easily see a preview of that resource. If you wish to see it better you can click on in and get to that resource’s page. On the resource page you can see a large preview of the file as well as a number of other similar resources you might be interested in.
You can also download any resource directly from the search results to save time.
If you are not looking for anything in particular you can browse the website in a different manner, by most popular.
This way you will get a list of the latest and greatest resources organized by category. There are over 25 different categories and the Popular page features a number of latest free resources from each category as well as the most downloaded files of the week.
Yes, we have this feature, too. If you’re not bing on English, you can select one of the other 14 languages Freepik is available in.
Freepik is one of the best ways to find design resources of the Internet and if you are a designer you should definitely check it out.