Finally, the Butterflies.
They're definitely another of our strongest suites here at DoverPictura. Over the years we've really tried to expand our offerings in this department, both in terms of broadening the selection of butterflies (more unique images), but we've also tried to expand the types of image files that we serve up, to better suit our customers needs. A great example is Photoshop Brushes & Creative Tools: Butterflies (0486990583), 163 unique butterfly images.
Instead of furnishing the images as individual files–like JPGs, we've converted them into Photoshop Brushes or Photoshop Custom Shapes. These files are easily loaded into Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, and are then usable as brushes or vector shapes. You might ask why this method is preferable to JPGs or TIFs. Used as brushes the images can take on an incredibly painterly quality that you just can't easily get using more conventional files types, The Brush Presets palette in Photoshop allows you to dramatically expand the expressive qualities of each butterfly image, and allows you to scatter, colorize, rotate and otherwise 'tune' the brush's marks. The image below is a gallery sample from this collection that illustrates some of the qualities of these brushes in use.
Another interesting collection is Chinese Butterfly Clip Art for Machine Embroidery (0486991121), 400 color and B&W images.
And finally, we get to the old standards—the garden-variety butterflies. Each of these collections features beautiful entomological renderings of butterflies (and moths). Typically, the images come to us from chromolithographically printed works, many from the late 19th century. The variety of images is truly astounding, and the number of images in each collections really gives you an incredible value.
Butterflies and Moths (0486996271), 490 color images.
Butterflies (0486998088), 235 color images.
Full-Color Decorative Butterfly Illustrations (0486999661), 388 color images.