A good image will add a lot to your project. Your own images are best! If that's not an option, here's a (far from definitive) list of places to find images. Reb's favorites are on top.
A note about image use: make sure you check if the image is actually in the public domain or listed for free commercial use. Sometimes an artist asks you to include attribution. Sometimes a low-definition image will be free and the higher definition image will request payment. Just read before you use.
- pexels.com Ooh, pretty.
- pixabay.com More very pretty pictures.
- thenounproject.com Icons for Everything
- Library of Congress online image collection Yes, you own this.
- The British Library on flickr Anglophiles rejoice.
- Antique Book Illustrations (oldbookillustrations.com) I don't know if these are useful, but they're sure fun to look at.
- A handful of other sites with some free stock images: freeimages.com, morgueFile, freedigitalphotos.net, freerangestock.com, www.stockvault.net
- www.imcreator.com/free, templates, icons and stock photos for web design
- check out this blog post for more sources: thenextweb.com/dd/2014/05/15/53-free-high-quality-image-resources/3
Think about making a smoothie with a hammer. The right tool makes the job a lot easier. Here are some low cost or free ones.
General layout and design
- canva Free version with option to upgrade. Really a lot of great templates.
- affinity designer and affinity photo Very robust design and photo software with a lot of the functionality of high-priced software at a very reasonable price. Free trial.
- lucidpress Design web service with print and digital templates. Free version with upgrades.
- picmonkey Useful design tool, especially for photo collages.
Create infographics, great for board reports!
Things that move: make a video!
For print (business cards, books, other stuff on paper)
- jukebox Letterpress. Embossing. I could have some fun here.
- zazzle Also promotional stuff like mugs and tote bags
- vistaprint The go-to for straight-ahead printing like business cards.
- student treasures On-demand book publisher that Pepin PL used for their history book project.
When you want to up your game, learn from experts. Make sure to check out Kathy O'Leary's arhived videos on this website.