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Member Guidelines

We're here to help provide you with easy access to stock photos for your next big project. This group is focused on unrestricted stock items for the creation of premade backgrounds. Only unrestricted stock will be accepted. Feel free to browse our gallery, and our listed stock providers. This group is an extension of full stock groups The-Stock-Directory Fantasy-Stock-Group and Joint-Stock. If you are seeking other types of stock, be sure to go there and check out the gallery!

We have a philosophy with this group: This Group does not belong to just one person or an elite few. It belongs to all our members equally. Everyone has a say in how the group is run, what changes are made, and can submit announcements or contests for the blog. We do not participate in the snobby, elitist mentality. We welcome and support each other and our new members.

You must be a stock provider to join the group. All stock submitted must be available to use in the creation of premade backgrounds.

If you are an artist or provider who wishes to make premade backgrounds, but do not let others make them with your stock, please watch the group instead.

You Must Be A Member To Submit Stock by CelticStrm-Stock Submissions Policy Large Stamp by CelticStrm-Stock Google is not stock by AmblingPhotographer

.:-Member Conduct-:.

We try to be a friendly and supportive group towards our members, watchers, and guests. Harassment in any form will not be tolerated. If you are found to be harassing, belittling, or otherwise involved in destructive behavior towards a fellow member, you will be immediately removed and banned from the group. This is a non-negotiable policy and is not restricted to group activity. Violations will also include inappropriate behavior in other groups, profiles, journals and so on.

We Take A Stand Against Cyber-Bullying in ANY form.

Membership for Stock Providers:

:bulletpurple: Submit your request as a member or a contributor.

Membership for Stock Users:

:bulletpurple: Submit your request as a Member or simply watch the group. :)


.:-Submission Limits-:.

As it stands right now we have a limit of five (5) submissions per day, per folder. Both Members and Contributors have the same submission rights and limits.

:star: You MUST be a member to submit stocks to our gallery!

.:-Stock Submission Guidelines-:.

Here is how to get your photo accepted:
Follow dA's guidelines for creating stock: FAQ #809: What are deviantART's stock image guidelines?

:bulletgreen: The stock must be available to be used in the creation of premade backgrounds by other stock providers.
:bulletgreen: Submitted to the correct folder. (Ex. Equine image to Equine Stock Folder.)
:bulletgreen: Image is sharp and detailed. (Ex. High Resolution.)
:bulletgreen: Image is over 1000 pixels. (Ex. 1000 x 500px, 600 x 1000px.)
:bulletgreen: Stock has major parts shown. (Ex. head, tail, feet, nose, etc..)
:bulletgreen: The stock is your own work, not someone else's.

Here is why we will reject your photo:
:bulletred: Submitted to the wrong folder. (Ex. Landscape image to the Waterscapes Stock Folder.)
:bulletred: Image is blurry. (Ex. Low resolution.)
:bulletred: Image is under 1000 pixels. (Ex. 999 x 500px, 600 x 999px.)
:bulletred: Celebrities or Public Figures: Unless you are the photographer of the actual photo being submitted with a model release, these will not be accepted. This includes all actions and gradients.
:bulletred: The stock is stolen or "borrowed" from someone else. This will result in immediate removal from the group and notification of the original artist and :devart:.


.:-Stock Use Guidelines-:.

:bulletpurple: :star: Do NOT use outside resources to create premade backgrounds. This includes other sites like and so on. It is a violation of dA policy! You can read more about this policy in the blog: and as written by realitysquared
:bulletpurple: Always read the rules and guidelines of the stock provider.
:bulletpurple: Always follow the rules posted by the stock artist regarding your work.
:bulletpurple: Properly credit the stock and artist you have used in your finished work.
:bulletpurple: Don't forget to submit your finished Premade Background from our stock to our "Premade Backgrounds" folder.

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I Wish....

Sun Jan 25, 2015, 6:27 PM

Every now and then we find ourselves wishing for things. Here are a few thoughts and wishes that have crossed my mind regarding the Stock & Resources gallery.

- I wish that really awesome photograph/line art/fractal/whatever was listed as Stock & Resources. The permissions SAY people can use it, but it's not listed as stock. If it were, I'd totally DD blah blah blah, but I can't. It's NOT LISTED AS STOCK! :facepalm:

- I wish I'd get more DD suggestions. I always hear people saying "Oh this should get a DD" or "Oh I totally thought about suggesting this!" or "OMG You're such a great stock provider I wonder why you don't get much exposure, blah blah blah" so... WHY HAVEN'T YOU SUGGESTED IT?! I can't consider it if I don't see it 'cause it never got suggested. :stare: It's so easy. Go to my page. Send me a note. Title it "DD Suggestion." Include the thumb or link to the image you want to suggest. Say, "Yo, Cheryl, I'd like to suggest blah blah blah for a DD and this is why." EASY PEASY! :D You'd think that I get TONS of suggestions, but no. I get around 5 a month. No joke. The vast majority of the DDs I feature are ones that I hunt down myself.

- I wish more people would follow FAQ #809: What are deviantART's stock image guidelines? Only distribute the stuff you have created yourself or have the necessary permissions to redistribute. If you don't follow that faq, you are SOL on a DD feature from me, IMHO personally.

-  I wish people would stop thinking Daily Deviations are an "award" that they "win" when we "give" them to you. Stop hanging your self worth as an artist on a 24 hr feature. It's a feature! It's fun and it's great. I love featuring them. Having one or not doesn't define you as an artist or a person.

- I wish the drama llamas would get put out to pasture and the clique in-fighting would stop. It's been fairly decent lately, but seriously.. Stick together and encourage each other, don't start lists of shame that name people that might be making mistakes. They might not know any better because they're new. Don't set a bad example by acting like a bratty elementary school kid by saying "OoOooo such and such is doing this" in your journal. Go help them, don't make walls of shame or flaming journals of hate calling for the pitch forks and torches. If they're doing something wrong, TEACH THEM HOW TO DO IT RIGHT, not how to be a Class A Jerkface.

- I wish we could have a S&R chat event soon. It would be great to get everyone together and talking. We are a community, not competitors.

- I wish some of the stocks out there wouldn't be so heavily post processed. Leave a little room for the artists to work with them and create their own design. It's too limiting for the artists in my opinion.

That's about all I have for now. There's probably more, and this is entirely my own personal opinions and not a reflection of any official shenanigans.


- Cheryl

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- Cheryl - Stock & Resources Community Volunteer
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4LadyLilian Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
thank you very much :) (Smile) 
LEE2oo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the Affiliate guys. :)
Mecarion Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
thanks for including my photo!
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Gwendolyn1-stock Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thnx for request! :heart:
ElaineSeleneStock Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Photographer
I'm wondering. My stock is not unrestricted but I do allow it to be used to make other resources including premade backgrounds. I just want credit... Can I submit? Its fine if not. Just wondering.
TinkerAnn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :dummy:
for accepting me into your group :squee:
WDWParksGal-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:nuu: :iconyourewelcomesignplz:
Dark-Angel669 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the request,i appreciate it :hug:
angelus2hot Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
There is some gorgeous work here!

Only unrestricted stock is accepted here? Does that go for textures too?

And just so you know, I don't think =CelticStrm-Stock is unrestricted. I clicked on a few of her things and she has a lot of restriction in place.
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