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How To Credit Your Stock Providers Tutorial by =celticstrm-stock simply explains all you need to know as any artist using stock images.

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How To Credit Your Stock Providers Tutorial

This tutorial will walk you through the step by step process of how to credit your stock providers. I've run across this problem a lot lately ranging from people who truly don't know how to people that are too lazy and claim that they don't know how. I hope this helps those that are willing to learn. I can't stress enough how important it is to credit your stock providers. Failure to give proper credit has led to the loss of some fantastic stock artists. This in turn hurts the artists that use the stock. Please see below for translations of this tutorial.

Update: Thank you so much to namenotrequired for featuring my very first DD!!! :squee: :happybounce: :squee:

:star: If you would like to include this tutorial in your stock (or group) rules and guidelines you are more than welcome to link the thumb code or link in the rules. All I ask is that you let me know where it's being placed. You may not re-upload and redistribute this tutorial as your own, however.

Beware of Llamas Stamp by CelticStrm-Stock Thank You Stamp by CelticStrm-Stock

For more information about stock and what is, and what is not stock, check out my other tutorial:


The art used in this stock is:

The Lost Prince by CelticStrm by :iconcelticstrm:

Special Thanks to:

:iconjasonaaronbaca: stock image 010 by jasonaaronbaca
His stock was also featured in this tutorial.

Background Texture:

Blue Texture Stock by CelticStrm-Stock by :iconcelticstrm-stock:

Do you need a great place to find fantastic stock resources? Check out:

:iconthe-stock-directory: :iconpose-emporium: :iconstock-for-premades: :iconsafe-stock-resources: :iconpremiumcontentdevs:

Also check out the :devart: Guidelines for stock use:

FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?

FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?

FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?

FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?

:new: Check out the companion article written recently regarding this subject:

How and Why You Should Credit Your Stock Providers

:new: Translated Versions of this Tutorial

:bulletblue:  Dansk

:bulletblue: Come creditare i vostri fornitori di Stock

Jak poprawnie zakredytowac zdjecia stockowe
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cold-fused's avatar
Okay, this seems like a good place to ask: Is it common courtesy to send the producer of a stock image a note/comment asking specifically for permission?
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Normally you don't have to. :) Usually we're more concerned that you credit and notify after use. 
cold-fused's avatar
ah, good to know.  Thanks :)
CD-STOCK's avatar
Hello Cheryl Como acreditar a tus proveedores de stock by CanisL7   How To Credit Your Stock Providers Turkish by artbymba  :iconcanisl7::iconartbymba: were so kind to translate your tutorial.
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They did a great job of it! :heart: 
DraakeT's avatar
used here.…

lot of people don't use simple important rules so i must write always this your great link :D
JIANGKRIK's avatar
Thank u so much for this
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EveLivesey's avatar
Thank you Cheryl :heart:
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little-one-girl's avatar
Hi  dear Eve, Hug 
thank you
for your effort and the sharing of your information which is saved in my folder feature. :D (Big Grin) 

acreativeitch's avatar
Came via another's profile but the info was too good to pass up so it is now and forever in my tutorial Fav's folder.  Thanks so very much for sharing.
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DraakeT's avatar
i forgot always that damn command :dev 
Thx 1000!!!
crazymars2u's avatar
Thank you so much for this. I use it all the time.
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EthericDezigns's avatar
Always wondered how to use the Icon Button thingy. :-)
CelticStrm-Stock's avatar
It's handy :D It took me forever to learn when I was new lol
EthericDezigns's avatar
Indeed, and I still struggle to get the Icon button to work for me. :-( I need to download this, and go through it step by step. I want to start crediting stockers properly. 
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It's not too hard :) just type :icon celticstrm-stock: without the space between icon and celticstrm-stock, so it shows up as :iconcelticstrm-stock: :D 
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