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A Begginner's Guide to Horse Graphics - Stock and Credits
 By MySweetButterfly   •   8th Jan 2012   •   1,571 views   •   24 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!

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