We are still biting our fingernails and bouncing on the edge of our seats for the changes to be made to the stock and resources galleries. Don't worry! We've not forgotten them!
We have been making a concerted effort to track down and report celebrity images, and other non-legit resources and user accounts - though you probably wouldn't notice given how many there are.
Stock things you should know and be aware of
DON'T EVER EVER take a brush set from another website and upload it here under the pretence that its yours. We, and the artists who regularly use such brushes are not stupid. You and your accounts will be reported and will be removed. No matter how many times you ban evade.
CELEBRITY PHOTOS ARE NOT STOCK. Stop it.
Stuff going on around the site
This week I have been mostly eating lettuce sammiches.
I haven't really... this week I have been mostly trying to get the constantly ignored message across that YOU NEED TO PROVIDE CREDIT!!!
Regardless of if you are a traditional artist using only references from stock. There is no special rule for you that says you don't need to credit. This is a myth. YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE are REQUIRED to provide credit.
There are several discussions going on, both about crediting and celebrity/fandom stuff.
Why credit and notify?Hi all,
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
Fan art and copyright...Okay, time to get that other 'issue' off my front page and start a new one!
^Elandria, who has been a tireless fighter for stock photographers' rights, posed this query to me (in a roundabout way), as it pertains to fan art and 'fair use' and celebrity photos: Does a fan artist have the right to use celebrity photos in any way, shape or form? It's an interesting and valid topic! And it is NOT easily answered.
I've been thinking about this all morning (and the better part of the afternoon.) I participate in the Supernatural fandom. (Dur!) I write fanfic and do fanart. I do NOT do it for profit. (Well, I have taken a few private commissions to fund my ticket to attend a SPN convention this fall, so the money went right to the show...heh!) But point is, I don't sell prints; I simply do it for the love of the show and to have fun with the other fans.
But what about copyright? What about using the celebrities' photos, found all over the internet, for photomanipped fanart? Wh
That are worth reading, commenting on... getting involved with. This is what is happening in your community after all.
Photomanipulation Project Educate Week Starts NOW!
^Aeirmid has been working hard to get this project educate week sorted so PLEASE GO AND SUPPORT HER!!
Read the article below for the full schedule!
If you are reading this . . .If you are reading this journal,
you need to be watching THIS:
by joining or watching here:
Photomanipulation week begins tomorrow (Monday June 4th)!!
Here is our schedule:
Monday AM: Welcome / Introduction to PM / What we can do - ^Aeirmid
Monday PM: Contest kick-off: When Darkness Falls - ^Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Fantasy Photomanipulation - ^Aeirmid, *tamaraR, *HisGeenky
Tuesday PM: Interview with *simoneheld - ^Aeirmid
Wednesday AM: Dark Photomanipulation - =ChisSweetArt, ^Aeirmid, and guests
Wednesday PM: Ask Me Anything! - `WDWParksGal and team
Thursday AM: Conceptual Photomanipulation - `thefantasim
Thursday PM: Perspectives on Stock & PM - ^Elandria & ^Aeirmid
Welcome to Photomanipulation Week!Welcome, all, to Photomanipulation Week here at Project Educate!
This week, the photomanipulation community will be introducing you to some of our styles, techniques, and concepts. We will show you our diversity and our style. We will demonstrate our skills and our creativity. You will be hearing from the community in their own voices what it means to be a photomanipulator here on dA.
Let's get started!
What is photomanipulation?
The official definition of "photomanipulation" (PM), according to deviantART, is: an image that is composed of two or more photographic elements to create something new. This definition has been very nicely analyzed and distinguished from other genres here, here, and here, but let's talk briefly about the three main components o
Photomanipulations in particular are the mainstay of stock use here on DA. This is why we ultimately provide stock. Get involved, talk to your photomanipulation artists!
There is a chat event for this project educate week scheduled for Sunday and I shall be also attending
Sunday PM: (Starting around 1 PM EDT) Chat and Critique Event - ^Astralseed
CHECK YOUR TIME ZONE FOR THE CHAT EVENT HERE www.timeanddate.com/worldclock…
THIS... TO THAT SERIES SUGGESTIONS!
I'm putting together the next edition of "this... to that" and I am after more feature suggestions, both stock and artwork and I don't mind if its your own stuff! The more the merrier!!
Send your stock to art, or art from stock features to me in a note please
Last but not least.... Stock DDs for May
Are here - in Dans journal!
DD summary for MAY 2012!Hey folks!
The time has come around again for the DD summary for the month of May!
This month has been pretty busy! We hope you guys are doing well!
A huge thank you for your continued support and love! we really appreciate it and love you guys!
Check out this site update!
All of the changes are updated! This is just the lastest! The staff listen and develop to your needs so go show them some love!
MAKE SURE you check out ^Aeirmids Project Educate week for Photo Manipulation!
The schedule can be seen below!
It's set to be really exciting! so please take part! lots of fun and goodies await!
There will also be a chat event so please stay tuned and try and make that!
Also, we melted with ^Aeirmid combined and formed this really insightful article !
It's all about crediting and notifying! really great stuff! read and spread the word!
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