How to find and create images for your worksheets and TpT resources

In this episode

Over the past few years my need for high quality, interesting and captivating images has increased. Today I share tips for finding and editing great images that you can use in your own presentations, worksheets, newsletters, printable resources and Teachers Pay Teachers resources.


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Resources and links mentioned



  • Flat Icon – free and paid (S = free. Crown = paid); awesome range; make backgrounds and patterns!! – grouped into packs (matching sets). Example – Music Elements (70) 
  • Icons DB – limited music ones; can change colour
  • Noun Project – icons for everything

Clip art

Music images 

  • The Big Free Notation Image Library –  use these images to create worksheets, posters for your music classroom, flashcards, and more!
  • Ukulele chord images – 22 ukulele chord diagrams in all,  blank fretboards are also included for you to create your own diagrams 
  • Guitar chord images  – create lead sheets,  guitar chord quizzes, or use in your interactive whiteboard software

Editing and adding text

  • Adobe Spark Post – create simple and stunning social media graphics
  • Canva –  easy to use, creates graphics for all social media channels, blog posts, newsletters, and much more
  • PicMonkey – an easy to use photo editor: resize your photos, touch up unwanted elements, create collages

Further reading



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