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 the full stock group #The-Stock-Directory. 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.
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:
Submit your request as a member or a contributor.
Membership for Stock Users:
Submit your request as a Member or simply watch the group.
As it stands right now we have a limit of 5 submissions per day, per folder. Both Members and Contributors have the same submission rights and limits.(Note to members: When this does get to be too much, let me know! I will change it asap!)
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?
The stock must be available to be used in the creation of premade backgrounds by other stock providers.
Submitted to the correct folder. (Ex. Equine image to Equine Stock Folder.)
Image is sharp and detailed. (Ex. High Resolution.)
Image is over 1000 pixels. (Ex. 1000 x 500px, 600 x 1000px.)
Stock has major parts shown. (Ex. head, tail, feet, nose, etc..)
The stock is your own work, not someone else's.
Here is why we will reject your photo:
Submitted to the wrong folder. (Ex. Landscape image to the Waterscapes Stock Folder.)
Image is blurry. (Ex. Low resolution.)
Image is under 1000 pixels. (Ex. 999 x 500px, 600 x 999px.)
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.
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 .
.:-Stock Use Guidelines-:.
Do NOT use outside resources to create premade backgrounds. This includes other sites like sxc.hu and so on. It is a violation of dA policy! You can read more about this policy in the blog: [link] and [link] as written by $realitysquared
Always read the rules and guidelines of the stock provider.
Always follow the rules posted by the stock artist regarding your work.
Properly credit the stock and artist you have used in your finished work.
Don't forget to submit your finished Premade Background from our stock to our "Premade Backgrounds" folder.
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