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SiGa says

Ok, maybe it´s just me and my English getting confused when I read licenses… ;) There are actually many parts I just don´t understand.

May I extend that first question? I stumbled upon that after the licenses where changed and I don´t know if that logo-part was in there before: So if I buy, let´s say, a set of leaf brushes, I can use one of those brushes as part of a logo. If I buy a set of leaf graphics or vectors or an isolated object, I can´t, no matter what license I choose? Is the reason for that only the fact that I can install the brushes (tools) or is there another? Trying to understand why just the tools are allowed for the use in logos, as it seems… I´d love to be prooved wrong here again. :)

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SiGa says


Question: If I buy brushes or styles, for example, why can´t they be used to create a logo – not even with an extended license (IF I got that right)? Would have thought that would be covered with that one? Makes them partly useless for me. Got to think about buying elsewhere now….
The license for brushes is the Tools license, not the regular or extended. The rules for tools haven’t actually changed. They just got moved to a separate license to make things less confusing.
Many thanks for the explanation, LanceSnider! I think there should be a link added right beside the items (tools) in question – right now, when I click on “regular” or “extended license” I won´t easily find any hint that there is another special license applying to that item. Which isn´t less confusing, if you ask me… My two cents: Don´t make it too hard for people who are willing to respect a license and spend their money here to find and understand the rules. I think all the related links and a short explanation of the special terms for the item should be right beside the item description.
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SiGa says

Well the new license terms didn´t make things easier or clearer. Not at all. I felt the NEED to add that here… :P

Quote: “At this stage we’re still working with a one-size-fits-all system, which every day it becomes more clear that it’s not adequate. With this phase done, we have a much more solid base to build on top of. The licenses are constantly evolving and improving and though we’re not done, I believe these are a big step in the right direction.”

So I buy an item with a non adequate license now and may wait and be surprised how it turns out afterwards? Wonderful.

Question: If I buy brushes or styles, for example, why can´t they be used to create a logo – not even with an extended license (IF I got that right)? Would have thought that would be covered with that one? Makes them partly useless for me. Got to think about buying elsewhere now….

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SiGa says

Ah, thanks for the hint – I found it. Exactly what I´m talking about. But just because I think some of the newer authors won´t go searching in the forums before recording their action I would still recommand including that in the Wiki.

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SiGa says

Hi, Graphic-River-Team! Is there already a hint for authors of PS-actions somewhere what to do to make their actions work for people who use PS with another standard-language then English? I didn´t find any, but maybe this could be included somewhere in the Wiki.

I bought several actions yet and most of them didn´t work. The reason for that is simply the system-language. If you copy a layer and don´t rename it, its name will be ”... copy”. If my German-PS copies a layer, its name will be ”... Kopie” – this is where the next step of the action will stop and fail (“Didn´t find … copy”), if the PS-language is any other then English. I contacted some authors and one or two really did great work in rewriting the action to make it work. Others just gave me the advice to change the system-language. Imagine someone who uses many different actions and changes system-language (which means: also restarts PS) every time he wants to use an action that originaly was written in English … or Spanish … or… ;-)

So please, authors: If you record actions, just rename every single layer (to whatever you want). Don´t make copies. It will make your actions usable for everyone and also save you from customers returning to you with their problems.

I´ve meanwhile got some real great actions here I can´t use.

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SiGa says
Alright, I see where you’re going with your explanation. It wouldn’t be very convenient to work with the file, but with some effort a lot of stuff could be reused or recreated. Shame on whoever would do that.

Anyway, I wasn’t able to find a watermark option in InDesign (other than creating a new layer in the document itself). With Acrobat Professional, which ships with Creative Suite, it is easier. Must have been the first time I used that app: Document > Watermark > Add. Result below.

Watermarked PDF Preview (first page)

By the way, glad you like the tree. I had quite some touching up to do on the tree. The original shot had some distracting vegetation around it. Long live the clone stamp tool. :)

Just in case you didn´t notice yet: Anyone else who has Acrobat Professional too is able to remove this watermark again. So you should secure the pdf after adding the watermark in order to really solve the problem. By the way: Thanks for the tip, I wasn´t aware of the watermark-function of Acrobat, too (shame), but I can surely use it now that I know! :-)

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SiGa says

Well, did you already have a look at the photography/portfolio templates sold here? http://themeforest.net/category/site-templates/creative/photography (add portfolio at the end instead to search there if you want to) It also depends on if you want an HTML template oder a CMS solution (Wordpress, Joomla…), maybe better if he wants to sell his photos. Are you familiar with those?

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SiGa says

Over all not bad, but you should improve alignment – the three blocks in the content area don´t align at all. Something like a grid would help, I think. Beside this, there´s a typo in the heading: “Appple notbook” should be “Apple notebook”. Think you could work it out, good luck!

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SiGa says

Straight, simple, without playing around with sliders or icons … and a large typo, of course! lol And yes, sure it would have to work with IE4 /5 and Win95… ;-) Did you mean something like that or could you make clearer what you meant, maybe?

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SiGa says
Looks kinda boring right now.

Very helpful… ;-)

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