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simmosimosa
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Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 12:30AM

Hi all,


Im just wondering if it is allowed to use a clearly 'free for commercial use' licenced texture from another person/company in your vector art.  It would not be the main focus of the vector by any means, it just subtly enhances it.  The texture is hardly even recognisable.  


Thankyou.
kathykonkle
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Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 5:58AM
I asked a similar question recently. The word I got from Jen Bortonia, our illustration director, was that we may not use any free for commercial use photos or art as reference to trace from so that would include texture creation. You must be able to prove you own the copyright to your source material and you can't own free for commercial use art created by someone else unless you get a property release.

(Edited on 2013-02-07 06:05:03 by kathykonkle)
bortonia
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Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 4:19PM
Kathy hit the nail on the head, thanks for the post!

We do allow the use of fonts in illustrations if they're cleared for commercial use, but at this point in time that doesn't extend to other things like brushes, swatches or textures.

However, if you can get a signed Property Release from the creator of the texture you'd be OK. It's worth a try! Another suggestion I have is to start building up your own collection of textures. I snap photos on my phone of every grungy wall I see: By now I have a really good library to dip into whenever I need a texture. I hope this helps!
simmosimosa
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Posted Thu Feb 7, 2013 9:13PM

ok thanks guys!  Ended up taking a photo of some carpet and manipulated it around to get a desirable result.


 


thanks again, i think il take a page out of your book and start building a collection bortonia!
bortonia
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Posted Fri Feb 8, 2013 10:11AM
You get some weird looks if you're taking photos on your phone around people! They must be wondering why I'm so interested in cracks, dirt, concrete, stone, and asphalt! But it's great once you've got your own little library built up, it makes working with textures a snap.
wagnerm25
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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:02PM
Posted By bortonia:
You get some weird looks if you're taking photos on your phone around people! They must be wondering why I'm so interested in cracks, dirt, concrete, stone, and asphalt! But it's great once you've got your own little library built up, it makes working with textures a snap.



I think we need a good tutorial about it.

ps: don't forget about spiders, other bugs, twigs, leaves, flowers, people doing anything, etc.


Edit to add ink drops

(Edited on 2013-02-10 14:06:03 by wagnerm25)
bortonia
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:14AM
Posted By wagnerm25: I think we need a good tutorial about it.


We've got some great articles in the works right now for this year so stay tuned In the meantime, here are some of the ones we've got online:

Auto Trace Do's and Don'ts: Basic tips for autotracing photos
Making Painted Textures: How to create painted effects in AI
Adding Texture to your Vectors: How to add custom textured effects to your characters
Grunge Construction: Tips for creating a grungy look from photo reference
bpowelldesign
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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:30PM

I was actually curious about something regarding patterns as well. Are we allowed to use the stock patterns that come with the adobe program - like we are able to use their brushes? I am curious about the dots, lines & textures patterns that are within the adobe program? I can probably draw everything n there but it would be a huge time saver - on the dots & lines.


Thanks - Brandi
bortonia
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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:14AM
Hi Brandi, for that, you'd need to read over the licenses that came with your software. Our ASA requires that you're checking your own files for any potential problems, since we're not there while anyone's illustrating and seeing what they're using! There should be a 'read me' folder bundled with your software that should include links to their licensing, but if you have any questions you're best to contact Adobe directly.
bpowelldesign
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Posted Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:09PM

Bortonia - thanks so much. I will check out the license so I know what is what. I have been creating all of my own so it is no worries for past files. 


- Brandi
Marvid
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Posted Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:15AM
should we include photo of, for example texture in our submission, even if it is our photo?
bortonia
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Posted Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:37AM
Yes please! You can upload it as an RGB JPEG using the 'release' field. The upload field is on the same page where you add your Image Description, Title, Categories and Keywords - It's towards the bottom of the page. I hope this helps!
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