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Journal Entry: Mon Jan 11, 2010, 3:54 PM

Terms of Use



:shamrock: Rules for Use of My Stock :shamrock:

:ahoy: 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.

:pointr: These rules apply to all of my stocks and resources unless it says otherwise in the artist comments of the individual stock image. :pointl:  
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.



:pointr: 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. :pointl:



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!



Be Creative


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!



Notify Me


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. :heart:



Credit Me


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 dazzlevines@yahoo.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.



On-Site Prints


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 :)



:pointr: If you have any questions about something that you didn't find an answer to here, don't hesitate to note me! :pointl:




TonioSite has my permission to sell his work on graphicriver.net that contains the stock found at piratelotus-stock.deviantart.c…



Credits:
Old Paper from duesterheit
Brushes and Tutorial from calthyechild
CSS template from TrashyDragon
Iced Text Tutorial from Kozzumel
Editing by PirateLotus-stock
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:iconmrscchs:
MrsCCHS Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
Great, thank for your job
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:iconmimimaddy101:
mimimaddy101 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if anything, I keep any pictures I use stock or bases on to myself on my PC and never share the file with anyone
unless I have something specific to share with people, I always give credit when necessary (so far) otherwise I only ever show people if they are in the same room as my PC...
is that alright
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
Yeah :)
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:iconmimimaddy101:
mimimaddy101 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's cool... I have so much art I don't share on teh webs
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
You should! :D
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:iconmimimaddy101:
mimimaddy101 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
but they're mostly using bases and/or stock....?
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
Posting things that use bases and stock is normal on DA.  There's a whole gallery devoted to things that use stock www.deviantart.com/browse/all/… ;)
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:iconmimimaddy101:
mimimaddy101 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure of that... but personally I prefer not to use people's stuff and have a chance of forgetting to credit
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
That's really cool that you recognize that's a possibility and avoid it :)  A lot of people don't credit and it's very frustrating :(
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:iconinfrasonicman:
Infrasonicman Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I assume this is ok but just wanted to double check before I did anything:
Is it ok when using one of your human references for a drawing that the character I depict can have different proportions, clothes, skin colour etc.? (essentially I just want to use the pose only as reference and not necessarily the features or clothing of the particular person in the image).
I hope what I mean is clear :p, (if there's any doubt I guess I could send you an image before I uploaded it for you to check if you're worried)
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Yes, that is definitely ok ^^
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:iconinfrasonicman:
Infrasonicman Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great, thanks =)
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:iconfuturegrrl:
futuregrrl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015   General Artist
Hi, I was wondering if it's ok to use your stock in premade book covers please. 
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Yes, usually.  For covers you'll be selling, that would fall under Commercial Use and can be discussed further; just send me a note :) If you're not selling them, then just a way to give credit in the book is required.
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:iconlyeshea:
lyeshea Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I pretty much have the same question. So long as I'm not selling the cover by itself, then I can use the stock for my own ebook, even if that ebook is for sale? I'll post the cover as a deviation & credit you as well as include a credit in the book itself on the copyright page. 
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
That's just like anyone else making a book cover since you're making money from it.  Royalty fees depend on which stock is used.  Send me a note if you have a specific stock in mind and we can discuss further :)
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:icontheogoth:
TheoGoth Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha for "this includes foot stuff, giant/tiny person stuff, inflated pool toy stuff."You get some weird stuff out there.
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
That's not even the half of it XD
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:iconra-do:
RA-DO Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   General Artist
HI, may I use your stock for photoshopcontest.com?
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Sure, as long as the rules are followed :)
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:iconra-do:
RA-DO Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   General Artist
Thanks :happybounce: 
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:iconmandys-creations:
mandys-creations Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
I may want to use an image of yours for a book cover. Is there a fee? And How would you like your name to appear in the credits section if i do use one?
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:iconarabesquestudios:
ArabesqueStudios Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
May I use one of your black bear photos in a manip for Ponybox.com?
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Sure ^^ Just be sure to give me a link when you've posted it :)
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:iconarabesquestudios:
ArabesqueStudios Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconthesealmx:
Thesealmx Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
may use the phone booth por contest photomanipulation?
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Yes :) Just show me the results
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:iconthesealmx:
Thesealmx Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, its gonna take some time to do it, when i have it ill show u
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:icongoodnight412:
Goodnight412 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
may i use the stock picture of beer for a contest on 99designs?
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Sure, as long as you can put credit somewhere with it :) (And show me of course)
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:iconkurokuroneko4:
KuroKuroNeko4 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So, is it ok if I mix stock arts? Like, putting together one of yours with a few features from other ones, as long as I credit you (and the other stock-creators, of course), right? If I'm correct, then next question. When crediting you, do I put that on the image itself, or in the description, or both?

I love putting things together and blending stuff, but I'm new to what's allowed and not allowed in here~ So I need your help!
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Yes, you may use my stock for photomanipulation :) You can put the credit in the description. If you post the work off of dA, you can put the credit on the image itself, OR somewhere on the same webpage as the image. I only put the bit about putting the credit on the image, because sometimes there is no place on the webpage to put it. On dA, the description is fine ^.^
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:iconkurokuroneko4:
KuroKuroNeko4 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, that makes things much clearer for me! Thank you~
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Sure ^.^ Let me know if you have any other question. Can't wait to see what you make!
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:iconkurokuroneko4:
KuroKuroNeko4 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay~!
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:iconbladeiii:
BladeIII Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
My aunt is an author and i am desiging her book cover, this image would work very well i think. Would it be ok to use it?
[link]
she would be gaining money (hopefully) so i'm unsure and wanted to ask. You will be credited in the book cover
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Yes, that sounds fine :) Please show me when it's done ^.^
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:iconnichalia:
nichalia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Hi PirateLotus! I've used some of your Laihendi stock photos in a Sindarin language lesson, here:

[link]

I hope you'll take a few minutes to download the lesson (it's a .pptx) and enjoy it. Please let me know that you're happy with the way your work has been credited! I think (hope!!) you'll enjoy seeing your elf come to life, and speak Sindarin...
-Nikki
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:iconslayerxiena:
SlayerXiena Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
So to use in a moving BackGround I must post your name in the moving BG?
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
No, read the second part of that sentence. "If you want to use these stocks outside of dA for non-commercial purposes, you must put "piratelotus-stock at deviantart" ON the image (and it must be readable), OR on the same web page as the image."

What is a moving background?
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:iconslayerxiena:
SlayerXiena Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
well its an animated back ground or land scape.
I don't use stock to make my own and sadly my
motion programs don't make deviant art friendly
film/movie for what ever reason. I still credit stock
sources in my youtube but to me the land scape
shouldn't have words less its a sample or you're
posting to facebook and things like that.

and your answer is Yes not no to my question for
I would have to post to Youtube and you even
re-quoted yourself saying I must have your name
on the animated back ground. So I choose then
not to use your stock for the project. that way
I do not offend you or cause you to flag/report
me for only posting a link in the description
and not on the video.
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I see, so it would be a Youtube thing. That sounds fine to me as long as there's credit in the description on the video. You're still misreading the sentence I quoted...basically it says you either have to put credits on the work, OR put them on the same webpage as the work. So putting credits in the video's description counts as putting them on the same webpage.
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:iconslayerxiena:
SlayerXiena Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ok cause as I read it:
If its not on DA my name must be on the image
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:iconilda28399:
Ilda28399 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wait, for the use outside fo dA...

guess if i post it on tumblr, can i post the link to your page in the descrption? or i must directly post it on the image?
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
"If you want to use these stocks outside of dA for non-commercial purposes, you must put "piratelotus-stock at deviantart" ON the image (and it must be readable), OR on the same web page as the image."

So no, you don't have to put it directly on the image. Just post a link in the description of the picture :) And please send me a link to your tumblr when you post it there
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:iconilda28399:
Ilda28399 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, ok xD

ok, sure :3 im wondering to use a lot of your works XD i have just to get the right idea... and time lol
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
I can't wait ^.^
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:iconilda28399:
Ilda28399 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^

with the new stocks i have a few ideas for a new character fo mine :D
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:iconraynehall:
RayneHall Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Put the copyright notice ON the image? Are you joking? That would spoil any work of art.
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:iconpiratelotus-stock:
PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
What?
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