Rules for Use of My Stock
Hi, thank you for your interest in my stock!I reserve the right to change/alter/amend/add to these rules at any time I feel is necessary without prior notice to the users of these stocks/resources, or anyone else. Any change will be effective at the time it's made, unless I inform you otherwise.
This means that at the time I make a change to the rules, if a work you have made with my resources violates my rules because of the change, you are ok to leave the work as-is unless I contact you and ask you to change it.
These rules apply to all of my stocks and resources unless it says otherwise in the artist comments of the individual stock image.
If you do not agree to the rules listed, you do not agree to the proper use of my stock and therefore cannot use it. In any instance the rules I have made are not adhered to, every action available will be taken to have your works removed and/or you banned from future use of my resources.
Only deviantArt members may use my stock.
If you are a dA member, you may use my stocks for free (excluding exclusives) as long as you follow these rules.
You may use my stock as a traditional reference, in photo-manipulations, buttons, stamps and icons, journal CSS, whatever you can think of, as long as you follow the rest of my rules.
The "Do nots"
DO NOT redistribute my stock in any way, for profit or not.
DO NOT make stock out of my stock.
DO NOT use my stock in conjunction with something you found on Google or some other site that is not a valid resource; this includes celebrity images.
That is copyright infringement (which is illegal) and I will not be associated with it. I will ask you to remove my stock from your work.
DO NOT use my stock for anything promoting hatred, prejudice, or showing animal cruelty.
DO NOT use any of my stock for pornographic OR FETISH work (this includes foot stuff, giant/tiny person stuff, inflated pool toy stuff, etc.).
You may use my stock for religious works, but DO NOT use it to criticize, condemn, or otherwise knock other religions. The same applies to any sort of pride works such as nationality and sexual orientation. Go for it, but do not put others down.
You may use my stock for macabre/horror-type works. In fact, I love that stuff!
If you are unsure, just ask!
Every use of my resources must consist of substantial manipulation. Do something to my stock other than a simple color change, filter overlay, or just slapping it onto something else as-is. Do something interesting to my stock, turn it into art, and have fun with it!
Leave a comment on the stock you used with a link to your deviation (preferred). Or if you don't want to do that, leave a comment on my front page or send me a note. MENTIONS ARE NOT AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF NOTIFICATION.
If you comment on my front page or note me, please let me know which of my stocks/resources you used in your deviation so I don't have to guess. I'll check out your work, leave a comment, and +fav it. If you would like to add the stock you used (or any others) as a fav on your account, I would be thrilled, but it is not a necessity.
You must put a link to the stock image you used, or at least a link to my account, in the Artist Comments of your work, so that others may know where you found the stocks and are able to find and use them too. If you take the works off-site (see "Use outside of dA" below), you must credit me there as well. If you post your image somewhere off of deviantArt, you must put "piratelotus-stock at deviantart" ON the image (and it must be readable), or on the same web page as the image. Simply writing "piratelotus-stock" is not specific enough, and will not help anyone find the stock. If you see my stock being used somewhere with no mention of me, please let me know.
Exclusive and Restricted Stock
Some of my stock is restricted.
To read about how to acquire it for use, see here: piratelotus-stock.deviantart.c…
The same rules apply (including those about distribution) to the restricted stock as all of my other stock PLUS: You must ask to use it, and by asking for it, you agree to not share it with anyone else.
Some of my stock is exclusive.
It is meant as a prize to win in a contest, but if you want it without winning it, you can pay the specified amount on PayPal to email@example.com. Make sure you specify which pack you want!
Also leave your e-mail address in the "Message" section so I can e-mail you the stock.
All of my rules (including those about distribution) still apply to this stock.
The stock will arrive in a .zip folder, unless you specify you need it otherwise (I can send it in single files as well).
Transactions are non-refundable.
All deviantArtists have my permission to enable and sell prints of their work containing my stock. However, note me if you're submitting it as a print so I can put it on my wish list! Also, if you sell a lot of prints (15 or so) I would love if you sent me one. Yes, it is your manip, but part of what is being sold came from me, so I think it is nice to send me one if you're making a lot of money from it
For off-site prints, see the "Use Outside of dA" section below.
Use Outside of dA and Commercial Use
If you want to use these stocks outside of dA for non-commercial purposes, you must either put "piratelotus-stock at deviantart" ON the image (and it must be readable), OR on the same web page as the image. Simply writing "piratelotus-stock" is not specific enough, and will not help anyone find the stock. Also, you must provide me with a link to where you are posting your work it if it is on the web. For things not online, such as school projects, you still must show me somehow (like with a photograph of the work).
If you want to use my stocks for commercial purposes, such as Premium Content downloads or off-dA prints or any other sort of thing that makes you money, you must ASK ME FIRST and explain what you want to do with them. If you are not a deviantART member, you may not use my stock. Keep in mind that some images simply can not be used commercially, because of the subject (certain properties, models, etc.) and I will have to say no so we both don't get sued.
I'm Possessive of My Stock
Do not take my stock and claim it as your own. Do not post my stock anywhere without it being manipulated into new art.
Stock Out of Stock
You may NOT make any stock or resources of any kind out of my stock. No premade backgrounds, no tubes, no textures, nothing. The only exception is that you may use my stock in a tutorial.
Put Your Work in the Correct Category
This means not the photography category. I took the pictures, you manipulated them. Put your work in the photo-manipulation category, or whatever is appropriate to your work.
Requests and Commissions
I will take requests if I can. Just keep in mind that I do have a full-time job. I will try to get you what you need, just send me a note!
Same thing for commissions; I will have to look at it on a case-by-case basis
If you have any questions about something that you didn't find an answer to here, don't hesitate to note me!
has my permission to sell his work on graphicriver.net that contains the stock found at piratelotus-stock.deviantart.c…