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Welcome to Fantasy-Stock-Group ~ Rules!
:pointr:Please follow dA guidelines when creating stock!! NO Screenshots/Caps or other ©/™ works may be used to create stock!
Google Images are NOT Stock Stamp by poserfan
FAQ #809: What are deviantART's stock image guidelines?

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:pointr: FYI for Stock Providers! Fantasy-Stock-Group is for stocks that can used to create Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Post-Apocalyptic and Other Related Type of Deviations.

Great Advice and Information Regarding Resources!

Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt01The following five part guide is a collection of tips and tricks for stockers and those who would like to become stockers but don't know where to start - based on my personal experence. While reading, keep in mind that most of what is outlined below are guidelines and not a set of rules you never ever cross - there are exception to everything but the very first rule (I would say copyright is not debatable, after all, you expect others to respect yours, too). Also, this has gotten very long and still, I feel I forgot stuff... So if you have any additions you'd like to see in here, feel free to comment!
>> What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction & Note on Copyright [you are reading it]
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera |
Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide Pt02This is Part 2 of Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide. It is aimed at resource providers new and old - I'm trying to give some tips and pointers based on my experience both as a stocker and a photomanipulator. If you have anything to add (maybe you have an example from your own gallery I could insert - pretty please?), feel free to comment, I still feel like I forgot soooo much ^^; Any other comments are of course welcome as well. I hope this helps at least some :heart:
>>What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction incl. Note on Copyright
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera | Post-processing images [you are reading it]
Part 03: Stock Rules incl. Where t
Providing Stock + Resources - Part 03: Stock RulesThis is Part 3 of Providing Stock+Resources - A Beginners Guide. It is aimed at resource providers new and old - I'm trying to give some tips and pointers based on my experience both as a stocker and a photomanipulator. If you have anything to add, feel free to comment, I still feel like I forgot soooo much Sweating a little... Any other comments are of course welcome as well. I hope this helps at least some Heart
>>What you will find in this guide:
Part 01: Introduction incl. Note on Copyright
Part 02: What should I put online? incl. Subject Choice | Dealing with Abuse | Technical Basics for Stock Images | Lighting setup | Tips and tricks on getting the most out of your camera | Post-processing images
Part 03: Stock Rules incl. Where to keep the Stock Rules? | What to pu


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:iconfantasy-stock-group: features stock that can be used in Fantasy deviations, as well as Science Fiction, Steampunk and Post-Apocalyptic works.

Please :+fav: and adhere to each stocker's policies before using anything you find here.
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Wed Jan 21, 2015, 10:08 PM
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Divider by Canzeda

WDWParksGal is my name and stock is my game! I have stock on this site, as well as at WDWParksGal-Stock and TheStockWarehouse. I am either a Founder or Co-Founder at the following stock groups:
Fantasy-Stock-Group Stock-For-Premades Joint-Stock WingIt-Stock
Groups that have a stock folder:
Mindspan Holidays DevNews 

My stocks are varied: Premade Backgrounds, Tubes and Cut-Outs, Landscapes, Skies, Clouds, Theme Parks, Fairs, Animals, Holidays, Objects and Textures, as well as creating wallpapers that can be used as a stock background, character references, digital scrapbook pages, gradients, banners, group and deviant avatars, tutorials and CSS backgrounds. I've provided stock for the community to use (unrestricted) for many years now. I would be happy to help anyone who would like to get started providing stock either on his/her current site or a new site created just for stock. From offering advice, finding tutorials to share, offering hints on creating different stock types, as well as other help, I'm open for "business". Just send me a note with any questions.

Sprouts Divider by Kawiku

:iconnewsboyplz: Stock Hints and Tips:

:bulletgreen: If a new site is desired just for stock, remember that DeviantART requires a different email account for each DeviantART site, so a new email account may need to be created in order to set-up a new site.
:bulletgreen: Make sure any rules for use of the stock is clearly stated in the artist description and/or a journal and/or a widget on the profile page. Be clear and concise to make sure there isn't any misunderstanding about how the stock can be used. State whether the stock can be used off DA. Remember that once a stock is posted that all the rules in the world may not protect abuse of the stock, hot-linking or reloading the stock on to other sites. If there is concern about how the stock is used, an option is to use a watermark over the preview image then Points :points: can be charged to download the larger, unmarked stock.
:bulletgreen: :camera: Stocks should be clear and not fuzzy or grainy. Be sure to mark the Common License prior to submitting to verify the stock is for use in the community. 
:bulletgreen: The minimum size for any stock is 1000 x 1000 pixels. Tube and Clear-Cut PNG stocks are subjected to the same size limit.
:bulletgreen: Rotate Stocks so they are not posted sideways. Also, straighten stocks whenever possible. 
:bulletgreen: :police: Google is NOT a stock source! Do not post "celebrity" cut-outs, movie screenshots, official logos or anything else that is protected by a ©/™ (see FAQ below). 
:bulletgreen: It is a good idea to have a folder in the favorites just for stock uses. It is a way to give support to the artist using the stock, as well as keeping tracking of what stock is used where and when.
:bulletgreen: :helpdesk: For specifics regarding stock and fair use issues, make good use of the "Help and FAQs":
FAQ #792: As a stock art resource provider, how can I be of help in regards of stock art resource usage in prints?
FAQ #365: May I Sell Stock on the Premium Content Platform?
FAQ #809: What are deviantART's stock image guidelines?
FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
FAQ #32: Fair Use and Your Submission

Little Hearts Divider (Green) by JEricaM
Stock Community Volunteers:
Little Hearts Divider (Green) by JEricaM

:iconelandria: :iconpiratelotus-stock: :iconcelticstrm-stock: 

Candle Divider o1 by AngelicHellraiser 
black divider by ToxiceStea

A Few Stock Tutorials and Information:

Some things we should talk aboutThis journal is here to highlight, debug and bust some myths for you all of stuff that goes on ALL the time, and is in part spurred by some recent events that leave me somewhat baffled and perplexed over some of the behavior we've been recently seeing across the DA communities, particularly Stock & Resources, and Photomanip since we work so closely together (and its apparently time I wrote a new wall of text to you all.)
Every community has them.  Those constant "issues" that make people angry and frustrated. Sometimes they can be easily solved with a little effort, and other times something just snaps and causes reactions that are far and away over the top.  Here are some of our top faves.
Its time for everyone to take a nice soothing deep breath, its a long one!
There will be a test at the end. :stare:
OMG WHY DID YOU SEND YOUR REPLY TO PirateLotus-Stock and CelticStrm-Stock AS WELL??
Hello, welcome to TEAM Stock and Resources!
   How to Stock 5- Gallery OrganizationWelcome to "How to Stock," a short series of articles on how to do some stock basics. We'll ask the big names in stock for their tips and opinions on how to get the best out of your stock shoot!
This fifth article is the special Stock & Resources Project Educate Week article.  For this article, I asked SenshiStock and kirilee just one question about their galleries.  Let's see what they said!

How do you keep your gallery organized, concise, and well-representing of you?
:iconsenshistock: SenshiStock says:
There's a few methods which I employ to try to manage the gallery as it gets larger. First, I use a series of folders to help sort poses into categories. There are a lot of folders, and sometimes images fit into more than one folder. For example, I might have a pose where I'm using a sword, but I'm also kneeling. This image would go both in the Sit and Kneel Drawing Poses f
  Great stockers with fair rules around dAAdded 11 new stockers  18th of August 2014
Hy folks
As I am lately back with some manips, I thought its about time 
to make a journal with some of my favourite stockers :)
Why they are my favourite? Well they are for several reasons!
Each of those who will be listed here, will have:
:bulletpink: good to excellent quality, 
:bulletpink: Sizes which are usable beyond webpics shortest side at least 1200, 
(that excludes cutouts, jewellery or any stuff you wouldn't need as primary object in your manip and seamless patterns)
:bulletblue: Rules that allow commercial usage (at least on dA and on request for outside dA) 
:bulletblue: Rules that allow outside dA usage without being forced to slap the stockers name ON the artwork itself. 
:bulletblue: or Rules that are fully unrestricted
:bulletred: This includes stock-providers that take a few points for their stock, because I rather pay a few points if the TOU's & quality are grea
  Stock Copyright - Shutterstock, iStock vs. DAFirst and foremost, I am not a lawyer. This journal contains my personal understanding of copyright law, terms and conditions for the mentioned websites as it relates to the stock and the artistic community here on DeviantArt (DA).
However, please feel free to share this journal.
 
Recently, one of DA’s most active and respected stock users came under fire for using off site (meaning outside DA) stocks in her work. As a “stocker”, I was surprised to hear of this - It was my understanding that this was common practice for artists to do.
It prompted me to look into the matter and dust off the little bit of arts law I studied whilst doing my post grad in Arts Management. (And I will save you the definition of IP law and the fact that copyright stays in effect for about 150 years, give or take a few. If you want to read a bit more about the basics in easy to und
  Free Stock and Resources outside dAPlease fave if you find this journal useful
I updated and added new stuff on: March 9th 2014
Hy folks,
before I started doing my own art, I was an avid incredimail email- stationary creator.
(All legal always with freeware, according to terms, with written permission etc)
For that reason I have collected a massive bunch of pages with stockphotos (free for profit reasons)
free & shareware fonts, plugin pages and so on.
I thought that it might be as useful for creating art for some of you.
The quality and resolution of the images varies so check yourself :)
I met several people who don't know much free stock outside dA..
although dA holds fantastic stock photographers and artists too! one can never have enough choice ;)
Where possible I added a link to their TOU (Terms of use) beside the link to the mainpage
As a disclaimer:
I am not affiliated with one of the pages linked to, nor am I to hold liable for any content there. You visit those sides at your own ris
 How to remember stocks were used in your artwork? by CD-STOCK Exclusive Stock Pack Tutorial by CelticStrm-Stock Video Tutorial Advanced CutOut by DraakeT by DraakeT  Not legitimate stock tips /how to reportMany people ask me what this term means ¨not legitimate stock¨

and always ask me how I know? how to identify?. so I decide to post a journal with many tip,



first...the things written here in this journal, I did a long search. and I'm doing this to help and inform people about this subject.
and first I'll tell because I started getting interested in this subject. three things happened that made me pay attention in this detail.
1 - a long time ago, I used the stock from pixabay in some premades. and unfortunately I did not know that this site is not reliable, so I was denounced and I had all my contents posted in stock removed.
2 - I used a premade, but the person who did this premade used a stock that was not allowed to be used, and this premade was denounced and people who used also have been denounced and had my manipulation was moved to scrap for infringed copyright.
3 - I used a PNG, and after


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:bulletpurple: You MUST be a Stock Provider to be a member of the group. (If you use any of the stock in a deviation, send the Group a link and it will be invited into the Feature Folder)

:bulletpurple: Membership requests need to be approved by the group administrators to be accepted, so thank you for your patience.

Gallery Submission Policies:
    :bulletpurple: Submissions are unlimited but must adhere to dA's TOS and ©/™ Policies! Contributors, Co-Founders and the Founder's submissions can submit directly to the gallery, so if you wish to become a Contributor please note the group. :bulletpurple: When Submitting a stock, if unsure of the correct folder, please submit to "Misc. to be Sorted" and it will be moved to an applicable folder. :bulletpurple: NO explicit sexuality or gore please. :bulletpurple: ALL resources should be 100% your own work, or appropriate permissions must be stated in the artist's comments (as in a premade). :bulletpurple: Members need only one (1) vote to be accepted to the gallery (Contributors can vote); please be patient while your submissions are vetted for acceptance. You may submit the stock of other providers.

FAVORITES:bulletpurple: Go nuts! Please send all the fantasy favorites you want.
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cemacStock Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you once again for the stock requests :heart:
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TheStockWarehouse Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome! Fantasy-Stock-Group is always looking for great stock to share :aww:
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cemacStock Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for requesting 'Hobbiton 01' for your gallery :heart:
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TheStockWarehouse Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I would like any and all Hobbiton stock pictures you have in the group. No one has to be a member to submit and members are free to submit stocks from anywhere around dA, so I will be checking your gallery. I found your stock in an art feature!!!! :aww:
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KeIIion Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Lupains Air Raid by TX-aster
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EnniArt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Thank you for the request :hug:
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WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are quite welcome :nod:
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
:):wave:Thank you for the invitation!:heart:
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TheStockWarehouse Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome! :blowkiss:
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
:heart:Thanks so very much for the requests on my stock!
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