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Photo Manipulation Week

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F e l l a . 0 2 by thekidKaos

Find your favorite art form in education format by either browsing the galleries on the right or visiting #projecteducate's 2013 Roundup. To find out what's coming up in 2015 check out the schedule.

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Photo Manipulation Week

Free: The Best Price 

  While plenty of photo manipulators create their own stock, or purchase stock from sites like Depositphotos, Shutterstock or 123rf, a good chunk of us use DA's own magnificent resource section! When it comes to free, or nearly free, resources I honestly don't think there is a better place on the web!

    "Hey! This is photo manipulation week not "Stock" week!". Yup! I firmly believe that the PM community wouldn't be half of what it is today without DA's vast resource section, and that it is extremely important for an artist to learn that you give credit where credit is do!

Reading Guy by pixelmixtur-stocks

Stock Artist Terms of Use

    Not only can you land yourself in some hot water with the stock artist for not fallowing their rules of their stock, causing your art to be taken down, but not listing your resources and giving proper credit will also make you ineligible for things like Daily deviations So it is incredibly important to honor the simple terms of use that the stock artist lays out! There is nothing more frustrating than seeing a gorgeous piece of art with no credits. 

Fairy 01 by KittyTheCat-Stock STOCK - Indian / Gothic temple dancer by Apsara-Stock

What are the rules then?

    Stock artist on DA set their own rules and terms, so there is no one list of terms to fallow, but there are some common trends:

  • Link and credit the resources used in your art's description. I personally do this required or not.
  • Alerting the stock artist that you have used their stock, and where it will be posted. 
  • Restrictions in stock containing children.
  • Off limit subjects: hate speech, violence against children/animals, and porn   

Again, every stock artist is different! So you will have to check each stock artist's individual set of rules. Some may have no rules, and you are simply able to use as you please!

Glass Chandelier by YBsilon-Stock

Where might you find their rules? 

You will commonly find them:

  • In the stock's description.
  • In a journal on the artist's profile. It is also commonly linked to in the stock's description.
  • In a widget on the stock artist profile. Possibly in their "About Me" section

And I can't say it enough....every stock artist is different!

New Model Kimberly: Stock 24 Seated Nudes by ArtReferenceSource

Things To Look for!

Are their commercial and non commercial rules the same?

    For some artist they are, for others they may have specific or special rules for commercial use. Also keep in mind that some stock artist may not even allow commercial use.

Is the stock really theirs?

    Always always double check your resources to make sure the are legitimate images coming from a legitimate stock provider! Stealing an image off of google and uploading it to DA's stock section does not make it stock!

    Be especially careful of "cut outs" or "PNGs", and premades. Make sure the stock used to create them are 100% legitimate otherwise your art could pay the price. 
Photoshop Shattered Glass Brushes {G3RTI-ALBANIA} by G3RTI-ALBANIA Antlers by TinaLouiseUk textura by arkano3

Less Complicated That It Sounds

    Most stock artist rules are not only promptly displayed so you can easily find them, but also incredibly simple and fair. Using stock you did not create does not make your art any less, giving credit does not take anything away from you and your ability! Think of it this way: if the photographer or model likes your work so much they want to share it or add it to their'd want credit wouldn't you?

    It's all about one artist showing respect to another. So go out and thank a stock artist today! And link them credits!

Pheonix3 by faestock Ramp Up by kuschelirmel-stock The Wall13 by faestock

More Journal Entries

CRCP Award Winners

CRCP Award - March 2015 by Sserenita

Want to get involved?

There are many ways in which you can get involved with projecteducate and if you'd like to write an article we would love to hear from you!

Community Weeks

Next Week: June 1st - June 7th
We have an upcoming Community Week which you can read more about here. Community Weeks are designed to get the Community involved in Project Educate. We want YOUR articles, whatever the topic, as long as the focus is educational.

Art History

Next Week: May 11th - May 17th
Art History weeks are all about the history of art! You can pick the topic you want to write about and post it during one of our Art History Weeks. For the latest sign up information and to get involved visit here.

Handy Hints and Tips

We also have a a series of Handy Hints and Tips which you can get involved in by reading this article here. This series aims to deliver shorter articles focusing brief tips with visual examples to aid you with many areas of your art.

Artists' Toolbox

Artists' toolbox weeks include a series of Art Tool themed articles intended to update you on what's out there, what the best tools are for the trade (in our humble opinions) and how to use them. Find out how to get involved here!

Community Volunteer Weeks

Our Community Volunteers regularly run weeks here at projecteducate and if you feel like you could help them out then check out the schedule here to see what's coming up and note the CV!

Suggestions, Feedback and Ideas?

We actively encourage all of the above and invite you to note the group with your thoughts and feedback. Look forward to hearing from you!


projecteducate Schedule 2015

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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Anybody remember or have a link to a "Forced Perspective" contest or challenge?
It was posted somewheres around dA in the past couple weeks, and I seem to have lost the link.
Thanks for any help or clue!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
I think I could help a lot with Traditional Art (drawing).
I already do this on one of my Groups.
Learning how to look at shadow to make depth would help a LOT of young people.
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

So hyped to be in here!
Ubblegum Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!! I'm just wondering  if there's anyway I can help with project educate, or ArtHistory? Or anything else this group needs help with, I'm always willing. 
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loginng Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Buen dia , no logro entender nada, favor publicar una versión en español. por ejemplo, no se o no entiendo que son las "LLAMA" no se que son los puntos cada vez que subo una imagen, disfruto del trabajo de los demás suscritos, pero no se nada del manejo de la pagina, Gracias.

good day, do not understand anything, please post a version in Spanish. eg not. or understand which are the "LLama" is not that they are the points every time you upload a picture, I enjoy the work of others signed, but nothing for managing the site, Thanks.
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FTSArts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there, I was wondering (maybe you all have already made a journal about this) about white gel pens. Mainly I am looking for what is the best kind to use with colored pencil art. I was going to just buy a gelly roll pen but I didn't know if that is only suitable for writing, or if I need to buy something a bit more sophisticated. Thanks for the time anyone takes to reply :hug: 
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iingo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking forward to the DD Week! :la:
arielniweihuang Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me~~~!
Lammebill Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave! :D (Big Grin) 
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