Brush Terms of Usage - OUTDATED

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Hello, these brush terms of usage are out of date. Please read the new ones here: axeraider70.deviantart.com/jou… thanks!

The rules below are kept to serve as an archive.


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Below are my concerns and rules on my brushes, if you have a question, please post it on this journal.

Before the rules, here is a short list of brush websites which fully cooperate with my brush terms of usage and most other authors terms of usage.

- brusheezy.com
- brushaday.com
- chezplumeau.com



To use in a deviation / off DA Art
Using my brushes in a Deviation or off the DeviantART website does not require any credit.

Things that would qualify as off DeviantART Art:
- Signatures
- Avatars
- Wallpapers
- Etc.

To use for a public website
Using my brushes for a public website does require credit somewhere on the page. The credit must be visible and must acknowledge one or more of four things:

- My real first and last name.
- My DeviantART username.
- The brush set that was used.
- A link to my DeviantART,

Things that would qualify as using for a public website:
- Banners
- Template images
- Promotional material

Things that would NOT qualify as using for a public website:
- Signatures
- Avatars
- Other artwork not relating to the site in question.

For those who do not wish to show usage

If you do not want to show that you have used my brushes with a link, author name, etc. for various reasons, then i kindly ask that you make a payment of $15 USD to axeraider67[at]mac.com on Paypal as a copyright removal.

To host on another public/private website excluding DeviantART
This is for sites that want to host my brushes for donwload on their websites.
If you would like to have my brush sets available for download, here is what i require:

- An unedited (With the exception of cropping) preview of the brush set in question.
- The name i have given to the brush set (The deviation title).
- An unedited downloadable brush pack. (The pack should not have any brushes that were not in the original!)
- My DeviantART username if the site is non-business related, or my real name if the site IS business related.
- A link to my DeviantART homepage (axeraider70.deviantart.com)

All of this should be present visibly on the same page.

+++/// Regarding major hosting sites \+++

Sites like Rapidshare or Megaupload almost always violates the terms of usage, therefore i don't forbid but i request that you do not use such things to host my files.

To use commercially / Print Submission Policy
Using my brushes commercially would be considered as an Advertisement for a profit-based organization, a DeviantART Print submission, or anything that could give the brush-user possible profit.

To be able to do this, you must email me/note me this information before the commercial item in question is used:
- What it is you're using it for.
- The brush set used.
- Where i can find the commercial item.

In addition, you must also put VISIBLE CREDIT either on the commercial item itself, or on the same page. Credit can be qualified as one or more of four things:

- My real first and last name.
- My DeviantART username.
- The brush set that was used.
- A Link to my DeviantART.

Converting my Brushes
kabocha is currently the master converter for Photoshop version 7. If you would also like to convert them, please note me on the specifications about where and what you are converting them for.

Project-GimpBC handles a lot of Gimp conversions of these brushes. Any others wishing to convert my brushes to Gimp are welcome.

Things i require on the page that contains the download or download link of the converted brushes in question:

- An unedited (With the exception of cropping) preview of the brush set in question.
- The name i have given to the brush set (The deviation title).
- My DeviantART username.
- A link to my DeviantART homepage (axeraider70.deviantart.com)

Compiling my Brush sets with other sets or with each other
This is for those people who scour the internet for brush sets then take the abr file and copy all the brushes into one big pack then redistribute it.

This is not allowed. Mixing my sets together is not so bad, but you may not mix my brushes with others unless stated otherwise.

This is simply because i want people to get their sources straight, so that if the user likes some of my brushes, they know where to go back and get new ones or other packs.

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All packs that exist on or before the date of 7/23/07 are excused from this rule.



Things that would be nice
Now, this isn't required, but it would make my day if you:
- posted a comment in my DA linking to a deviation/off site thing you made.
- put Axeraider70 in your search terms.
- posted a link back to my DA / Deviation in your artists comments.

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I always love seeing what you guys make from these brush sets. Please do not hesitate to post a link on my DeviantART page, here, or via a note.


Thanks! See ya!

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untima99's avatar
Thank you so so muc
Inacaina's avatar
InacainaHobbyist Interface Designer
hello. I love your work but I have a similar problem like Wastelander7: I am doing a theme aplication for android and I would like to useone of your Winter Breeze Brushes. The theme itself will be free but the site that will host the theme will have advertising to cover the costs. Can that brush be used?
tmillerkayla's avatar
how do you download the brushes? i cant find the link. will they work with gimp?
bunnykatherine's avatar
i have an acer computer and i watch lot of videos on how to install them but i dont have local disk.what do i do?
rebeccapark9's avatar
so if you post artwork that has your brushes but doesn't bring any profit you don't have to credit but it's appreciated?
Kali-Mav's avatar
Kali-MavProfessional Digital Artist
so just to clear this out, if someone uses yours brushes in anything that brings him profit like contest, the profits must be split? For example, a digital artwork that includes a small portion of your brush.
Kali-Mav's avatar
Kali-MavProfessional Digital Artist
so just to clear this out, if someone uses yours brushes in anything that brings him profit like contest, the profits must be split? For example, a digital artwork that includes a small portion of your brush.
Kali-Mav's avatar
Kali-MavProfessional Digital Artist
So, just to make it clear... if i use your brushes in anything that will bring you profit, like a contest, the profit must be split? For example, a digital artwork that includes the brush in a very small portion.
Axeraider70's avatar
Axeraider70Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup. i mean, I feel like if my work is used in a contest entry it must be necessary in order to better that person's chances at winning. If you don't think my work is necessary to help you win, then hey that's fine with me. Otherwise, I'm going to have to step in and claim that since I indirectly "helped you" with my brushes, I should be entitled to some of the winnings.

just sayin'.
Philly-Jay's avatar
Hey man, love the brushes.
Just wondering, if I use your brushes in a poster in a competition, how should I go about crediting you?
I feel that your name on the actual poster could ruin the poster, but definitely want to give credit.
Thanks.
Axeraider70's avatar
Axeraider70Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm kinda strict about competitions, so i would require credit on the poster if you're going to use them. If you really can't work it in though, then i'd have to ask that any prize awarded to you be split with me.
Philly-Jay's avatar
Alright, I'll try and work something out. I might just try and do something by hand. I'll let you know if I use yours. Thanks.
Axeraider70's avatar
Axeraider70Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright. sorry again, man it's just how i roll haha.
Wastelander7's avatar
I have a question because I'm not exactly sure what category what I'm planning would come under. So, I want to know what your position on it is. I'd be using a Gimp conversion of your brushes.

Here's what I'm planning. I'm doing an online comic/graphic novel that I intend to display in chapters for free download. But, the site I intend to host it on will have advertising to help cover cost. Do you consider this to fall under the commercial use category? Don't have a problem with attribution, just want to know where you stand on this, because it's not clear to me from the way you wrote the TOU what category what I'm planning falls under.

Feel like its better to ask, and find clarity, than making you feel like I ripped you off. (Which is not my intent.)
Thanks!
Axeraider70's avatar
Axeraider70Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just placing credit somewhere in the comic would probably be good.. same place you have credits for the writer / artists / stuff maybe. Thanks for takin the time to ask!
Wastelander7's avatar
Cool. I'm the only writer/artist on the project. Hm...would a credits page on the site be OK? Because I want to credit the folks who's brushes and textures have really helped me. For instance nzdawghaus made some awesome furrry smudge brushes for Gimp that look like you can run your fingers through the fur. A HUGE time saver for making a werewolf. So, I def want to credit him and anyone else who helped me out.
Axeraider70's avatar
Axeraider70Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure that could work
Wastelander7's avatar
Cool! Thanks!
Aimee-Lesley-Sim's avatar
Aimee-Lesley-SimStudent General Artist
Okay I am not to sure, i have read the rules but I just want to amke sure. If I were to use one of your brushes with a mixture of my own drawing, would I need to give you profits? I don't really plan to sell the t-shirt but if anyone is interested in buying the design I would try and make, print and post the t-shirt design to them. But as it has your brush on it would I be required to give you a % of the profit? I don't plan to mass produce them, just print one or two.
Axeraider70's avatar
Axeraider70Hobbyist Digital Artist
if you were interested in selling the t-shirt to others for a profit you would need a license to use my brushes commercially. If you would not profit from giving the t-shirt to them, though, you would not need a license.
Aimee-Lesley-Sim's avatar
Aimee-Lesley-SimStudent General Artist
Okay thank you. But I've decided not to use your brush, I realised it didn't look right on my design. They are nice though, thank you for replying.
Heartbroken91209's avatar
i have 2 questions 1st how do i download them?
second i want to use them in a school's last project ( i have to make a cd cover for all my works ) so do i have to pay credits? please answer soon i have only 2 days for that project :( thanks in advance
Axeraider70's avatar
Axeraider70Hobbyist Digital Artist
nah dude go ahead you can use em.
Heartbroken91209's avatar
but how to download it sorry but im new to deviantart :(
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