Notes on my Stock

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I have no real restrictions on what you can or cannot use my stock for, as reference for traditional/digital drawings and paintings, for photomanipulation, sculpture, 3D, for anything you can think of except application resources, stocks or custom made stuff for Games such as "Sims", Second Life" and so on! I love to see what you can do. Whatever you do with my stock do not submit your art into the Photography section, it is MY photograph that I am letting you use. Do not just apply a couple of filters to my stock. Push yourself and be creative, challenge yourself! I reserve the right to ask you to remove images that have not been sufficiently manipulated. If you do not remove them when asked I will go to the admins. By sufficiently manipulated, I mean you cannot just apply a Photoshop filter/just change the colour/crop the image/change the contrast etc. Make it your own, otherwise it is still mine.

Yes, you are allowed to use my stock to practice your re-touching skills as long as you state in the title AND the description that is is a Retouch. You must provide a clear link to my page and the original image used. DO NOT under any circumstances upload your work into the Photography category! You did not take the photograph so DO NOT upload it there. Retouch photos are also NOT to be redistributed as stock.

You are not allowed to redistribute my stock as a resource. By this, I mean you are not allowed to edit my images in any way and then offer them up again for people to use. You are definately not allowed to take my image and reupload it as your own stock. I will report any theft and plagarism. However, I have no qualms about you making line-art with my stock, but if you offer it up for other people to colour then you must clearly write, (preferably right by this offer,) that my rules still need to be followed if they should choose to colour your artwork. Yes, it is your work, but my work was used to make yours, and when someone comes along to colour it they're using BOTH our work in this circumstance. I do not mind you using my stock to demonstrate PhotoShop actions that are offered up as stock, but ask me first. You must clearly state that my stock has been used as an example only and is not associated with your stock rules, and don't forget to credit me. These actions are ONLY to be offered as stock on DeviantArt, and not on any other website. I don't mind you using my stock in tutorials on DeviantArt ONLY. Ask me first with what image you will be using in the tutorial, and credit my images. Using my stock on PSP Tube websites is not allowed.

I have no problems with you making your work made with my stock available as a print, UNLESS you have done very little to the image. Images that have only been cropped, made into black and white, or with just motion blur/altered exposure or colour/PS textures etc or any re-touched photos cannot be made into Print. These have not been sufficiently manipulated to be made into prints.

Send me a note with a link to the art you want to use outside of DeviantArt, along with a link to the website you wish to use it on. Credit me for stock wherever possible. You must ask for my permission before you put your work outside of DeviantArt. (Image-hosting sites such as photobucket and flickr are not exempt from this rule!) and you must wait for my reply before you put your work up! Don't send me a note and put it up before I've had a chance to reply. I appreciate that some of you enter outside contests and that I'm not too quick with my messages at times. If you are working to a deadline send me a note asking for permission and make sure the words "URGENT - DEADLINE" are included in the note title in capitals. I look out for these notes.

EXCEPTION: You do not have to ask for the permission if you would like to use my stocks on the following sites.

If you use my stocks on one of theese sites I want you to credit me on the artwork itself.

I am usually ok with this. Note me with any questions you may have.

My images are still my own, I am putting them up for you to use in your own artwork, but adhere to my rules. Any artwork that breaks these rules I reserve the right to ask you to modify/remove as appropriate. I put effort into my stock, so please respect that. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE are you allowed to repost my stock image as your own, or post it on your photo-sharing website. Do not redistribute as stock or pass off as your own photography. That is theft and you will be dealt with accordingly.

notes originally wirtten by Tasastock

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SylvrMoon11's avatar

I would like permission to post this on

SPD Shadow Ranger VS Kamen Rider Zi-O
Sed-rah-Stock's avatar

as long as you credit me, I'm fine with it :-)

MurderingCrow's avatar
Hi there! I was wondering if it was possible for me to use one of your stock on a wolf RPG game called WolfPlay? Full credit will be given and I will be sure to post it on here as well after using it.
Sed-rah-Stock's avatar
That's fine...
I'm looking forward to seeing your work :-)
MurderingCrow's avatar
Thanks! I will be sure to post it :-)
Hi, I would like to use your stocks as examples for people to be able to create 3D buildings for table top gaming purpose. A link to your Deviant Art account will be included.
Sed-rah-Stock's avatar
that's fine :-)
I'm looking forward to seeing your work
Nothing that artistic LoL, just showing how to make overlays on terrain.


Your textures are great.
Hi! I'd like to use a few of your night forest photos for an independent video game I'm making. I can put you in the credits for the game. I can also link to your profile on the game page when I'm done with it. Looking at forest stock 28, 29, 30, and 2.
Sed-rah-Stock's avatar
that's fine...
I'd love to see your work when it's finished :-)
pikasilvazefan13's avatar
Are your stocks allowed to be used on MMD?
If so, how would I load it onto the program?
Sed-rah-Stock's avatar
sry... what is MMD?
could i use your forest stock images for a profile pic in a game called, will definetly credit you, awesome art btw
Sed-rah-Stock's avatar
as long as you credit me I'm fine with it :-)
inapatricia's avatar
May people use your stock on It's a sequel site to Helovia!
Sed-rah-Stock's avatar
that's ok...
as long as you credit me :-)

Hello, I would like to use your beach sunset stock photo for my published piece on Medium (. I will happily credit you and stick to whatever other rules you have. 
Sed-rah-Stock's avatar
as long as you credit me I'm fine with it :-)
dragonflydreams88's avatar
I would like to use a forest background that would ultimately be posted on Flickr . . . with credit of course . . . is that okay??
Blubirdss's avatar
Can I show my work on facebook ?
Sed-rah-Stock's avatar
as long as you credit me I'm fine with that :-)
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