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Flowchart: Figure Out Which CC License To Use

Flowchart: Figure Out Which CC License To Use
Creative Commons is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 that, over the years, has released a set of licenses that enable creative types to share their work with others. The content creator allows others to use their work, just as long as the users follow the guidelines set forth in that particular license. It’s a “some rights reserved” system rather than an “all rights reserved system.” In the photographic community, some aren’t fond of CC licensing while others are downright prolific about it. There are four parts to a CC license, three of which you can choose to include or leave out. Here’s the actual PDF to walk you through picking yours: As you can see, No Derivatives requires that the user not alter your original in any way, Non-Commercial stipulates that the image cannot be used to make money, and Share Alike requires that any resulting “remix” of the content be shared via the same licensing terms. Thanks for sending in the tip, Pete!

Logo Design Process of Top Graphic Designers Posted on 01'08 Feb Posted on February 1, 2008 along with 212 JUST™ Creative Comments Want to know the secrets of how top graphic designers create their logos? This article will reveal exactly how top logo designers of today’s modern age create their logos. It will show the design process that these designers go through to get to their final logo design. Their Design Process: The BriefResearchVisual ResearchSketching & ConceptualisingReflectionPositioningPresentationsCelebration 1. Nearly all designers agree that the initial accumulation of information from the client is the most important step, either by a face to face interview or a questionnaire. If you haven’t got a client yet you may be interested in how to get your first job. 2. After moulding the design brief, getting to know your client’s businesses is the next crucial step in making a logo successful. 3. This is research not into the clients business, but into the actual logo style. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Summary Moral Share this Article

Hopper — Save links, text, images, and files in moments. Copyright 101: The 10 Things To Know About Using Imagery Photo: Jack Spades There’s nothing more terrifying to a client – or more embarrassing to your agency – than receiving a cease and desist letter, often demanding a large settlement, for alleged copyright infringement. To avoid potential litigation, crippling settlements, and loss of credibility- refresh yourself with a basic copyright guideline and avoid common pitfalls. It’s important to note that while I have extensive copyright experience, I am not a lawyer. #1: What is copyright? Legal protection given to content (photos, music, video, writing, etc.) creators for the unauthorized use or duplication of their content. #2: Where does it apply? Everywhere. Even if the content has not been copyrighted (legally registered), that doesn’t mean it is free to use or in the public domain. #3: Is there such thing as a Global Copyright? No. While treaties exist between some countries that support one another’s law, each country has their own rules. #4: But what if I was unaware of the infringement? a).

How To Add & Remove Watermarks, Text, Or Logos Today, we’ll take a look at how to quickly add complex watermarks to hundreds of images at once—and some devious ways to remove these watermarks from other people’s images. Is it wrong do this? Keep reading and decide for yourself. Lots of professional artists and photographers use watermarks to make sample photographs unusable by casual downloaders. For you aspiring artists, you can create watermarks and logos either for protection or for promotion, and add them to hundreds (or even thousands) of images in seconds with these simple methods. While this can give you the feeling of some protection, it’s important to understand just how easy it can be to remove a watermark with Photoshop (or other graphics software). Making A Big Job Much Easier With Automation When preparing a large dump of files that need watermarks, it can seem daunting to think about individually editing all those hundreds of photographs at once. Our goal is to watermark a set of about 300 photographs with this logo.