This tutorial will walk you through the step by step process of how to credit your stock providers. I've run across this problem a lot lately ranging from people who truly don't know how to people that are too lazy and claim that they don't know how. I hope this helps those that are willing to learn. I can't stress enough how important it is to credit your stock providers. Failure to give proper credit has led to the loss of some fantastic stock artists. This in turn hurts the artists that use the stock.Update:
Thank you so much to ^namenotrequired
for featuring my very first DD!!!
If you would like to include this tutorial in your stock (or group) rules and guidelines you are more than welcome to link the thumb code or link
in the rules. All I ask is that you let me know where it's being placed. You may not
re-upload and redistribute this tutorial as your own, however.
For more information about stock and what is, and what is not stock, check out my other tutorial:
The art used in this stock is:
Special Thanks to:
His stock was also featured in this tutorial.
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Also check out the
Guidelines for stock use:FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?FAQ #8: What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?FAQ #157: Can I use things created by other people in my submissions?FAQ #257: What sort of permission do I need to use someone else's work?
Check out the companion article written recently regarding this subject: How and Why You Should Credit Your Stock Providers