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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?