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Want to become an affiliate? We accept affiliation requests from groups with similar interest or who would benefit from the stocks we provide. These include:

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Note: We do not accept affiliation requests from groups that focus on getting favorites, points, or views.

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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Stock and Resources

What is the difference between the Scraps folder and The Stock & Resources Gallery?

For many, the line between what belongs in your Scraps folder vs. what to submit to the Stock and Resources gallery can be a blurry mess of confusion. Today we are here to draw a firm line in the sand, and clarify the difference between the two. Before we get started, it is important to direct your attention towards FAQ #809: What are DeviantArt's stock image guidelines?

It is the golden rule of Stock and Resources, and something you should be familiar with before you begin submitting to the gallery. For a detailed breakdown of the faq, please take a moment and read this over first: FAQ 809: Line By Line. Stock and Res Golden Rule


Scraps system, largely unfinished or unpolished images view-able in a member's 'scraps' gallery and separate from the main gallery.

What this means:

  • This means your scraps folder is the place for your "junk" art that you haven't finished, don't like, or think that it won't fit in the other DeviantArt galleries. This includes your finished character sheets/descriptions, Mario fan art sketches, unwanted muro drawings or literature pieces, memes, screen shots, etc. You can still share your scraps with others. They are not hidden from the world. 
  • If it does not meet the minimum size guidelines of 1000 x 1000 px, it goes in your scraps folder.
  • If you do not want others to use it in their art pieces, but do not want to submit it to the art galleries, it goes in your scraps folder.
  • If it does not fit FAQ #809: What are DeviantArt's stock image guidelines? or other gallery guidelines, it goes in your scraps folder.

Stock and Resources:

This DeviantArt main gallery is reserved for photographic images and other resources that are labeled for reuse by artists to create new art pieces. When you publish a resource or stock image in this gallery, you must have the necessary permissions to distribute that image. Often this is referring to the fact that you have taken the photo yourself, the model release, created the resource yourself, or permission from the original author to redistribute the material you plan to publish in the gallery.

Stock and Resources Gallery Descriptions Recap

Click the link above for the individual descriptions of what should be submitted to each gallery folder.

What this means:

  • You should only submit items that you wish others to use in their art to this gallery.
  • It should fit FAQ #809: What are DeviantArt's stock image guidelines?
  • You should have the necessary permissions or have created/photographed the resource/stock yourself. (This means submitting celebrity/anime "renders" is a big fat NO! This includes using them for preview images for actions.)
  • Your redistributed images (i.e. premade backgrounds, action preview images or brush preview images) need to have their original source cited clearly in your artist comments area. This is so that the artists know that you have permission to redistribute the resources for their use.

Why is this important?

It is important as a community and a gallery to submit to the correct areas, so that the galleries are not inundated by random and irrelevant material. When a gallery is flooded with things that do not belong, it squeezes out and buries the stock and resources submissions that artists can actually use. This impacts the quality of the community experience, and for stock providers, it impacts the traffic of artists using the stock that we provide simply because they can't find it. Artists, especially photomanipulators, will go to other sites for resources in lieu of wading through the things that should be in scraps to find their resources. Some stock providers get frustrated and leave, which also diminishes the community as a whole. If we want to encourage growth in our community, we must first start by making sure we are submitting the right things to the right places.

The Stock and Resources gallery is not a digital junk drawer. It is a gallery tree for stock artists to create materials for other media artists to use and love.

Your Scraps folder is your digital junk drawer.

Stock and Resources Pro Tip for Artists:

Artists, if you don't feel like spending the time going through the main gallery tree, we suggest following stock and resources groups instead. These groups are put together by the people of the stock community, whose galleries reflect what the main gallery should look like without the miscategorized submissions. They often filter out what should be in scraps from the group by requiring submission approval, so that useful stock images and other resources shine through. 

Side Note:

For those that deliberately publish their art pieces in the Stock and Resources gallery and think it will gain more exposure for your art, it won't. Your best chance of getting your art seen is to submit it to the correct gallery. Most users will browse the gallery of their interest for art. They will not be looking in a random gallery for something completely unrelated to the gallery description. They will not be searching for magical rainbow farting unicorn art in Stock and Resources, for example. This art, even if it was the most wonderful and fantastic farting unicorn of all time, will not be featured as a Daily Deviation simply because it is in the wrong gallery.

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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the request!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlawooplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
WatanskayaTatiana Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015   Digital Artist
I created premade background…
I'll be very happy if it will be useful for you :) 
HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
My group :iconlegitimate-stock: give me too much work for a good management of the other groups I belong to, so I decided to leave your group. I hope you wouldn't worry about my decision: I keep the contact, of course, with the affiliation if you accept it. :hug:
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!
Elsapret Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

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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  Professional 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:
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