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[Stock photos] - What are these, and how to create them???

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by muscleteen, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. muscleteen

    muscleteen Regular Member

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    Here's the deal. You can't just use images you find on the web cause their "owner" might sue you (or take your website down by sending your host a DMCA notice..).

    When they contact you, you need to provide licensing info (else they'll "take legal action" against you).

    Here is what I don't get.

    From iStockPhoto: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-19436901-3d-man-with-a-huge-tick-and-thumb-up.php?st=b0027ff

    From ShutterStock: http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mht...m#id=96182549&src=mFbo1P136tGIhPiU9nqTnw-1-22

    1. It's the same image...sold by 2 different stock photo providers? Is it that they are run by the same group (kinda like HostGator & Bluehost)? Or is it that they both have the right to sell a license to use it?

    2. Let's say I buy a license from ShutterStock and I use the picture on my website. An iStockPhoto bounty hunter lands on my website and demands licensing proof. Legally, I can refuse to provide it to them, right? (cause I don't have anything to do with them). And theoretically, if I say "F*ck off!" to their legal dept. and they drag me to court, I can safely claim compensation for the trouble caused (after providing licensing proof to the judge of course)... Correct?

    3. Is there a way we can make these little 3D guys by ourselves? They're super-cool!: http://www.istockphoto.com/search/text/3d/filetypes/photos,illustrations,video/source/basic#73f2abc

    P.S. #2 is just something that crossed my mind. I do not expect to receive legal advice on a forum. You don't have to answer it :p
     
  2. muscleteen

    muscleteen Regular Member

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    After 6 months... BUMP?
     
  3. tzbt827

    tzbt827 Regular Member

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    They seem simple enough to make, there's two ways you could do it.

    1) Use Photoshop to try and draw out something similar and add shading for 3d effect.
    2) Use Cinema 4d to model the stick figure and other objects. You may also be able to find a template for what you are looking for.

    I myself would use Cinema 4d, good luck!
     
  4. zazstudio

    zazstudio Regular Member

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    yes cinema4d and 3ds max both will help you out in this way, even illustrator can help you out