Random Image Generator is a free website that creates random placeholder images you can use in your layouts. You provide the dimensions, the style, and the number you need, and it gives you a collection of abstract images to drop into your layout.
It’s fast and easy and saves you from using photos of your kids or pets as placeholders. Try it at www.rndimg.com
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.