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A Begginner's Guide to Horse Graphics - Stock and Credits
 By MySweetButterfly   •   8th Jan 2012   •   1,900 views   •   19 comments
I often get fed up of looking around Ponybox and finding graphics made with google images or with no credits, so, as the second installation of my series I'm explaining Stock Images and Credits.

Firstly, the most important part of graphic making is finding quality stock. Here are a few useful free stock websites:

DeviantART.com - Be sure to search "stock", not all the images on there are stock!
everystockphoto.com - This one has over 3 million stock images! Highly recommended!
Morguefile.com - 100% free! another good one!
openphoto.net - Registering on this one is only needed if you want to upload photos.

The Stock site that is most popular and that I mainly use is of course, DeviantART.com.

First, to find your stock, search what you're looking for. For example "Grey Pony Stock". Next scroll down the list of photos and find one you like, click on it. Now take a good look at the photo and think of the below questions:

Is it stock?
Is the photo clear or blurry?
Are the horse's hooves blocked by and objects or plants?

If your answers are: Yes, Clear, No, then give yourself a pat on the back! Perfect stock!

Now look at the description and read the rules. If it says that you can't use it and you want to use the manip on Ponybox, bad luck! If it says you can use on Ponybox, Yippee!

Now, you must be honest with yourself, think "Am I actually going to follow these rules?" If you can't, either because you need an account on DeviantART to use it or that you know you'll forget to link back then find another stock image.

If you can, guess what, you've found your stock image!

Next, Credits.
You must credit everything you included in your graphic. If you used a horse, Backround and Butterfly, don't just credit the horse and Backround, credit the butterfly as well.

Here is an example of INCORRECT credits:
Horse: DeviantART.com
BG: Google
Butterfly: Can't remember!

Never use google!
If you can't remember, find the original file!
You must state the stock provider's name and the site they're on!

An Example of CORRECT Credits:
Horse: Colourize-Stock.DeviantART.com
BG:night-fate-stock.DeviantART.com
Butterfly: shoofly-stock.DeviantART.com
Manip: MySweetButterfly.Ponybox.com

You must give yourself credit for the graphic!
Well, that's about it from me, good luck!

Stock and Credits
A Begginner's Guide to Horse Graphics - Stock and Credits
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All That Jazz  
Great article!
  23 days ago  •  858 views
 
Estella Noire  
Fantastic article, Butterfly, we really needed this! :)
  23 days ago  •  821 views
 
MySimpleMelody  
great article
  23 days ago  •  849 views
 
kingfisher  
everystockphoto.com and openphoto.net are not one of the sites Ponybox allows.
  23 days ago  •  816 views
 
Emmurr  
Great article! There are so many new graphic makers that don't really know about this important stuff, thanks for posting :)
  23 days ago  •  823 views
 
Wandie  MOD 
Great article !!
Also, to make another point about credits: Make sure that your credits are clear and readable
  23 days ago  •  854 views
 
Set Free  
I always wondered how to do credits right
  23 days ago  •  861 views
 
Double Spur Ranch  
really great article! Always needed around this site. Well every site really.
  23 days ago  •  816 views
 
FreeRein  
Awesome! I agree with Fleety
  22 days ago  •  820 views
 
PhOeNiX  
good advise
  22 days ago  •  834 views
 
Spaztastic  
THANK YOU for writing this article !!!! xD
  22 days ago  •  849 views
 
Let It Ride  
Much needed :) Great!
  20 days ago  •  837 views
 
C e n t u r y D r a f t  
thanks this helped me a lot :)
  20 days ago  •  843 views
 
Moose  
We really need this. Thanks for posting! I'm glad you did. Sadly, there are people out there who make these mistakes. Hopefully this will help.
  19 days ago  •  827 views
 
Mystic56  
the article is great! Hope everyone reads it and uses stock images correctly :D
  19 days ago  •  867 views
 
Equinest  
Thanks for writing this article it helped me so much!
  7 days ago  •  843 views
 
Madeirey  
Nice article. :)
  4 days ago  •  811 views
 
SunlightRider  
Really nice
  Feb 3, 2012  •  1,059 views
 
MySweetButterfly  
Thanks for all the nice comments guys! =D
  Feb 6, 2012  •  814 views
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