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« on: May 20, 2009 01:06:40 PM »

I'm in a bit of a conundrum here at the moment. I sell digital downloads of resources for ATCs, inchies etc., most of which I've created myself in Adobe Photoshop. In a few particular pieces (which aren't for sale yet), I've used some brushes from an online source (Obsidian Dawn) that will let me use them in commercial projects in two ways:

1) I give credit to them for the brushes in every download of these pieces I sell, and pay nothing, or
2) I purchase a commercial license for $3.00/brush pack (at the moment I'm only using one)

My problem is this: if I stuck credit to them in the text that I send along with each item, per their TOS, would it seem unprofessional? I don't mind paying $3.00 in the interests of seeming more professional, but if it's not really an issue, then why do it? If you purchased something like this and saw someone giving credit as above, would it strike you as odd in any way? Or would you not think anything of it?
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009 10:20:58 PM »

Honestly, I wouldn't think anything of it if there was some credit given in the TOS.

But if you're only using one brush pack, and it's only $3.00, it might be easier just to buy a commercial license.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009 03:25:51 PM »

Personally, if I saw something for sale with a credit to another artist for resources, to me, it'd come across as probably being easier to do myself, than to pay for it from someone else.

Brushes are so unbelievably easy to make in PS, you may as well scan you doodles and create your own unique ones.

My opinion is probably swayed, as I never use other peoples resources simply because I don't want to have to credit them in MY work, and I'd rather know that everything I do is my own work.

Maybe it's just me being a bossy-boots.. I dunno!

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2009 11:27:15 AM »

I can understand the whole I-only-use-my-own thing, but honestly, in a lot of people's Photoshopping pics you wouldn't have a clue what brushes they used.

I would just pay the $3 to save myself the trouble of having to keep up with all the appropriate credits.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2009 01:03:47 PM »

Yeah it seems like a lot of you agree with my inclination to just go ahead and purchase the license, which I will do.

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My opinion is probably swayed, as I never use other peoples resources simply because I don't want to have to credit them in MY work, and I'd rather know that everything I do is my own work.
Usually this is the way I feel, but every now and then I find that one thing that works perfectly.

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I would just pay the $3 to save myself the trouble of having to keep up with all the appropriate credits.
I hadn't thought of that, but I think you're right. This way I won't have to worry about keeping up with what I used where.

Thanks for all the help!
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