About sxc.hu stockGreetings!About sxc.hu stock2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A few of you have been really worried lately about using stock from sxc.hu here because of the change in their ownership. Basically, you were concerned that their license says that you cannot redistribute their stock in whole or in part, by itself or combined with other elements, without the written approval of the original photographer.
As we all know by now, creating a photomanipulation is considered "making a derivative image." And we know we can't make premade backgrounds without permission from the photographers, as doing so is redistributing their work.
I advised a couple of you to check with the Help Desk and sxc.hu to find out the whole truth before making rash decisions about your group that could potentially make everyone panic.
Using my own personal account, I wrote to sxc.hu to find out what the story was. Here's what I said:
I was just wondering whether creating phot
Stock and Resources: Policy ClarificationThe Stock and Resources community is an integral part of deviantART, both for having an active community of its own as well as providing high quality stock to all deviants.Stock and Resources: Policy Clarification2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
As this community has grown so much over the years, so has the amount of invalid stock and resources that have been provided by some deviants. The Stock and Resources community feels like this reflects negatively on them, the volunteers have a hard time trying to teach people about valid stock and how to use it correctly, and it gives an appearance that deviantART Staff tolerate so-called “art theft” or copyright infringement.
In this article our aim is to reinforce our policies regarding stock and stock use and clear up some misconceptions.
Stock and Resource submissions to deviantART:
What are Invalid Stock and Resources?
In short, invalid stock or resources are anything which you do not have full permission to upload. This incl
Important Site Update that Affects StockChanges to .zip file submissions that will affect youImportant Site Update that Affects Stock2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I know some of you might already be aware of the changes that have happened if you have sent in help desk tickets about it, however for those of you who aren't yet aware; there has been a statement issued here -
Effectively, password protected zip files are no longer accepted on the site.
Whilst it is a huge disappointment that password protected zip files are no longer accepted, I would rather this be the case than to allow a potential access area for somebody to try and infect your computer by submitting what might look like a genuine stock pack or .exe file, and despite this being an inconvenience and what feels like a step back, I'm sure you would all agree.
There are alternatives for submitting/sharing exclusive stock packs etc, including using your sta.sh for normal zip files as sta.sh is a private area, accessed only when you give out the sta.sh link of submitted - but unpub
What Is It Like Being A Stock artist/ProviderSo how many of you remember that journal i did where i tried to focus on some of the artists who provide and create stock for others to use ,don't worry as it was a while back when i wrote it.Any way i thought this time i will ask the stock community " What Is It Like Being A Stock Artist And Provider",it would be nice to hear on what inspired you to look at the possibility of creating resources from your own art and photos.Moving on seeing how large this community is where everyone comes together to make new friends,network and to share their art,do the artists who provide stock allow themselves to ensure they have enough photos not only so they can create art but still have enough set aside for others to use.What Is It Like Being A Stock artist/Provider1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Does the size and quality matter when it comes to stock or do the stock artists/providers or do they have some set at a low resolution and they may be offer a bigger image as premium content,in my view the better quality a photo is this then cuts down on the post editing/p
PE S&R Sourcing Your ResourcesSourcing Your ResourcesPE S&R Sourcing Your Resources3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You may think that the creation and sharing of stock and resources is a no brainer. Clearly however its not, and there are a growing number of deviants who for some reason or another seem to not be able to grasp the basic principles.
As the last article we will be launching for Stock & Resources Project Educate week, we are going to attempt to lay it out for you in clear and easy to understand terms.
What YOU own
The gallery details for stock and resources read:
Gallery Info: Resources & Stock Images
Resources submitted by deviants for others to use in their own works and/or learn from.
Gallery Info: Stock Images
Stock Photography which the provider has granted a licence for incorporation into other Deviant artists work.
By submitting work into the stock and resources galleries, be they a photograph of your cat, a pack of brushes you have created, a texture you have developed, or a tutorial you've spent weeks resea
Putting my Stock in StorageTime for me to start putting my stock in storage for reasons explained in my previous journal entry:Putting my Stock in Storage1 year ago in Personal More Like This
(Last Updated Count: 2062 stored images)
If you're interested in the details, I believe I've made my reasoning pretty clear and I don't want to harp on it any more than I have to. Instead, I would like to thank you for your support & appreciation. This community has been very helpful in making me grow as a stock provider, photographer and visual artist. I've learned so much from your feedback, admiring your works and just randomly surfing this site with child-like excitement for the next leap of inspiration.
I still plan to keep a presence here, just more like a friend and observer moving forward. You do not need to worry about how these changes will affect any future uses of my stock, the standard Creative Commons license (Attribution 3.0) will still apply. I would ju
Changes to my deviantART AccountHello Dear Friends and Distinguished DeviantsChanges to my deviantART Account2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am currently making some changes to my dA account which might be of interest to you. Except for a few old submissions that need some spring cleaning, I am not taking anything away, but rather presenting you with more options.
First of all, I have decided to release some of my photos into the public domain (ie unrestricted) which you can find in this gallery folder of mine: http://somadjinn.deviantart.com/gallery/36267164
Please note these public domain photos are exceptions to the rule for my stock photos, as you will see with the UNRESTRICTED tags after their titles and the special descriptions I include to reiterate that they are unrestricted (example: http://somadjinn.deviantart.com/art/Bleeding-Rose-Macro-III-UNRESTRICTED-64916274).
These are photos I considered deleting because they no longer satisfy my personal standards of quality, but then I am reminded I practically grew up with this community in terms of photograph
@ Wreck-it Ralph's Drawing Tutorial =D@ Wreck-it Ralph's Drawing Tutorial =D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
By Nanxamier @ Tumblr
You can also find this posted on DevART @ Mariannefosho http://mariannefosho.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Draw-Wreck-it-Ralph-The-Head-338093561 http://mariannefosho.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Draw-Wreck-it-Ralph-The-body-338093792
Why credit and notify?Hi all,Why credit and notify?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's your friendly neighborhood Photomanipulation and Stock & Resources CVs here, eager to tell you about a problem that has become increasingly common not only in the photomanipulation community, but also in other communities throughout dA. The problem is that people are neglecting to credit AND notify stock providers that they have used their materials.
What is the overall rule and guidance about crediting your stock?
If you want to use other people's resources (including but not limited to stock photographs, brushes, and presets), dA requires that you exactly follow the rules of usage that those individuals lay out in their license or stock rules. That invariably means that you must CREDIT them with a link to their homepage at least, and NOTIFY the providers by sending them a link to your deviation, preferrably by note. Some providers require a direct link to the exact image or resource t
Traditional artwork FEATURE CONTESTTraditional artwork FEATURE CONTEST1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Traditional Artwork FEATURE CONTEST
We are starting our Traditional Art Week with a CONTEST for you! No extreme efforts needed, all you'll be required to do in order to qualify for entering is to FEATURE 10 of your favorite traditional artworks - we want to see what you like and enjoy! Contest starts now (when this blog entry is published) and ends on Sunday, 15th of December (afternoon, PST). 3 Winners will be announced in a Traditional Art Week Summary blog and also in this journal (updated) and awarded a 3 months premium membership each!
✿✿✿ UPDATE - WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT ✿✿✿
We picked 3 winners (features awarded by the highest amount of points from all 3 judges), who will receive a 3-month premium membership!
Raven Feature b
Photofest - Contest ClosedThis contest has now ended. To see the results please go here.Photofest - Contest Closed1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
October Contest CLOSED
1st October - 31st October
Closed - Browse Entries
November Contest CLOSED
1st November - 30th November
Closed - Browse Entries
1st December - 31st December
Closed - Browse Entries
The theme each month is dependent on the time! So, for October, the theme has to be in-keeping with something that happens during that month, or something that relates to that month. Halloween, Autumn, Fall - whatever 'happens' in that month and whatever
Batz Design Contest-Win a Premium Membership! EditEDIT4:Deadline extension!! So the contest NO LONGER ENDS ON DECEMBER 5TH!!!! I'm extending it to whenever the Give one Get one Premium Membership is available. I don't know when it starts, but as soon as I get the first notification I will warn all of you that the contest ends before the give away ends! This gives you guys probably 1-2 more weeks! Yay!Batz Design Contest-Win a Premium Membership! Edit1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT3: New prizes!!!! Grand prize wins a 12 month premium!!!! And more winner placements-that means more prizes!!!! Take a look!!!
EDIT: Pixels are now accepted! New rule on nudity! New rule on bases! And More prizes soon!
As I have been saying for a while now, I've wanted to hold another contest. c: And I've finally gotten everything together!
What I've been saying also, is that this contest is NOT based one art quality!!! As it says in the title THIS CONTEST IS BASED ON DESIGN SKILLS!!! And what are you design
Santa's Little Helpers [closed]Santa and is his elves have been working hard every year to bring gifts to all the good children. He needs a bit of help this year as he has run out of materials for toys his elves are use to making. You can help Santa in one way or both.Santa's Little Helpers [closed]1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Gathering Elves job is to gather materials that Santa needs.
How to Help
All you must do is gather 3 of the items below. It can be in any art form from photography to a picture of you or your OC getting the items. You can sculpt the items or write a story about it. Anything you like.
Christmas Lights, Candy, Balloons, Shiny Things, Wrapping Paper, Cotton, Christmas Magic, Bells, Gingerbread Men, Winter's Chill, The Colors of Christmas, or anything from the 12 Days of Christmas.
10 points per entry. One per person
100 points to Santa's Super Elf. There can be as much Super Elves as I feel deserve it. This is me judging you on creativity and effort.
~The other type of Elf~
Inventor Elves are t
CI Monthly Feature - #16Hello dear members of Creation-Inspiration,CI Monthly Feature - #161 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Another article featuring works from our members! This is a great opportunity to showcase your works to more than 42k members and 37k watchers!
How can I get featured?
In the 15th of every month, we will post the feature poll. Just leave a thumbnail of one of your works on that poll and we will feature you in the 1st of next month. Make sure you comment before we close the poll. There's only 200 slots!
Featured Art collectionHey everyone!Featured Art collection1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, yesterday, after my daily shower, while blowing my hair, I took a pair of scissors and I started cutting my hair without thinking. Yes, it's not like I always think but I had this urgency of changing. And the fact is that I spent the past two years complaining that I wanted/want long hair like Rapunzel... whatever.
I think this is the richest collection of artworks I have ever featured here on dA. It's full of my personal favorite works of 2013 that you may enjoy. Show some love to these amazing artworks and get inspired
PE: 6 steps to create a successful articlePE: 6 steps to create a successful articlePE: 6 steps to create a successful article1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Have you ever wanted to write an article but didn't know how to start, what to write about and mainly - why bother? This guide wants to present 6 steps of an article creation.
1 Picking a topic | 2 Researching the topic | 3 Getting creative | 4 Writing | 5 Dressing it up | 6 Posting & sharing the article.
Step 1. Picking a topic
What do you think is the main purpose of an article like this one? It's written for you - members of our community, to provide information that we feel are either missing or are misunderstood, incorrect or we just want to research them
Future stock will no longer be free, here's why...***EDIT***: Just kidding, I changed my mind about charging for stock, being lacking financially myself. My compromise is a stock photography blog where my images will be available for free download.Future stock will no longer be free, here's why...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The website address is www.stephani-elizabeth-resources.com.
Cheers, all. I only have about 2000 more images from around the world to go through
I have recently decided to make my stock premium because I have noticed that many people do not care about my rules and are using my photos, into which I've put a lot of effort and time, for whatever they feel like. I've seen my backgrounds on websites for selling automobiles, on desktop background sites, on blogs, and other places on the web, with total disregard for the work I have put into providing stock. I've also seen my work in photomanipulations being sold by artists who are not on deviantart, nor have they contacted me for permission.
I am hoping that by making my stock premium, it will make it less likely that abusers and thiev
Jolly Points Giveaway~(Winners^ ^)I hope everyone has some nice plans for the holidays. Anyways, here's I'm holding another giveaway which will have plenty of winners:Jolly Points Giveaway~(Winners^ ^)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
2 winners of 50 points
2 winners of 25 points
5 winners of 10 points
To enter, all you need to do is fave this journal. That's all! Happy holidays everyone! ^ ^
Edit: BTW the deadline is Dec 20~
Congrats to the following:
Motivation articlesFeeling demotivated, insecure, out of ideas, looking for answers?Motivation articles1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
You might find what you're looking for in one of these articles written for artists and all creative people.
And even if not, feel free to express your opinion in a discussion.
Creating emotesWhat programs can I use to make emotes?Creating emotes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There are a variety of programs around which you can use to make emotes. Some come with more functions which can assist you in emoting, but at the end of the day its about finding one you enjoy and can get a hold of. For those lacking in cash, there's a good selection of free programs, so don't be put off. You can find a list of those on this page. Some of the common programs are:
Ulead Gif Animator
Paintshop Pro (static only)
Paint (static only)
Where can I find tutorials?
There are over 200 different emote tutorials available covering a range of programs and a number of emoticon topics from simple shading to explosions to creating backgrounds. To help direct you to an appropriate one, they have split into a number of categories (and sub categories) to help make navigat
Traditional Art Week INTRODUCTIONHello everyoneTraditional Art Week INTRODUCTION1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to a Traditional Art Week (9th - 15th December)!
After a long while we are back with the entire week dedicated to Traditional art! Our small team has put their heads together to bring you a handful of articles that we believe you will find useful and interesting, along with a fantastic interview and a contest. Don't forget to join our chat event on Sunday (15th of December) that will take place over at :#communityrelations:, noon PST (12.00 pm) - we'll see you there!
If you wish to contribute a traditional art-related article during our next Traditional Art Week (March 2014), please send me a note!
Monday December 9th
Traditional Art Week Introduction blog by jane-beata
Traditional art FEATURE CONTEST by jane-beata
Tuesday December 10th
If you like it, Feature it by jane-beata
Bump up your color
100 Points Giveaway~!!(WINNERS)Congrats to the following winners~:100 Points Giveaway~!!(WINNERS)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all for participating~ ^ ^
Pretty simple, I'm giving out 100 points to a random person. To enter this all you have to so is: fave this journal--that's it!
You can share this journal if you want, but it's not necessary. Yep, the deadline will be:
Edit: Since a good amount of people are already interested, I decided to add 2nd place winner of 50 points~
Let me randomly feature some people that I have been fond of for awhile~